With its massive sound, hands-on ease and affordable price, Roland GAIA SH-01 is a high-performance value with old-school charm. The triple-stacked engine puts potent virtual analog synthesis under your fingertips, yet the control panel is so fun, friendly and inviting, even first-timers can create great sounds. The signal flow is simple to grasp, with logically arranged knobs, sliders and buttons. Hands-on control and fat sound make this little powerhouse a joy for music students, songwriters, session players and live performers of all styles and skill levels.
- Huge sound with three virtual analog engines onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope and LFO
- Layer up to five simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, low boost and more
- 64-voice polyphony for massive sounds without note drop-out
- Fun, hands-on control panel that's great for instant gratification and for learning synthesis
- Lightweight, compact body with 37 full-size keys
- Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience
- D-Beam, arpeggiator and phrase recorder onboard
- USB ports for saving user patches to USB flash drives and for audio/MIDI connection to computers
Triple-fat virtual analog
Sink your teeth into the new triple-stacked virtual analog engine, comprising three complete synths for incredibly thick, powerful sound. Unleash the beef of three oscillators that drive a trio of multimode, resonant filters, multi-shape LFOs, and amplifiers, plus nine envelope generators. It's like having three synthesizers in one! With 64 polyphonic voices onboard, GAIA SH-01 makes it possible to play massive sounds without experiencing note drop-out.
From the silkiest reverb to the grittiest growl, SH-01's instantly selectable multi-effects will catapult your sounds into another spatial dimension. You can layer up to five simultaneous effects for dozens of variations. The onboard effects include reverb, distortion, fuzz, bit crush, flanger, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost and delay with panning and tempo sync. Dedicated control knobs are provided for tweaking the effects in real time.
At less than 10 pounds, GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact and great for musicians on the go. The 37-note keyboard is full size, however, so performers can play naturally and comfortably. The synth can be powered via AC or batteries for the ultimate in portable convenience. A battery life indicator on the front panel ensures that you won't lose power unexpectedly. When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Roland's CUBE Street, MOBILE CUBE, BA-330 or KC-110, GAIA SH-01 can be played and heard anywhere!
The front panel puts every control directly under your fingertips. There are no hidden menus, no nonsense — just play and move the knobs and sliders, or wave your hands over the invisible D-Beam for dramatic effects. The logically designed front panel shows the signal path from left to right. It helps beginners understand synthesis, while experienced players will love the instant gratification of hands-on control during performance.
Phrase recorder and arpeggiator
Hold a note or chord and let the arpeggiator create musical magic automatically for you. The tempo can be set via tap tempo. In addition, the onboard phrase recorder lets you record what you play on the keyboard as well as the movements of the knobs and sliders. The controller data can also be played back independently to complement the notes you play in real time.
USB and external audio input
Connect directly to a computer (Mac or PC) with one simple USB cable, and stream audio directly to the software of your choice. The SH-01's USB ports can also be used to transmit and receive MIDI data, and to store your patches and phrases (recorded with the phrase recorder) to a USB memory stick. For integrating with external devices, the SH-01's external audio input lets you connect external audio sources such as an MP3 player and play along with your favorite songs or backing tracks — great for practice and live performance. Manipulate the incoming audio with three center cancel modes, which let you eliminate pre-recorded vocals, guitars, or bass.
|Included from Manufacturer||
Power Supply (PSB-1U)
|Number of Keys||37|
|Key Action||Synth with Velocity|
|Voices of Polyphony||64|
|Oscillators per Voice||3|
|Effects||Distortion, Fuzz, Bit Crash; Flanger, Phaser, Pitch Shifter; Delay, Panning Delay (with tempo sync function); Reverb; Low Boost|
|Sequencer||Phrase Recorder (1 Track)|
|Internal Storage Capacity||USB Flash|
|Audio File Playback||No|
|MIDI||In, Out, USB|
|USB Port (to Host)||MIDI, Audio, Editor/Librarian/Patch Manager|
|USB Flash Drive Port (to Device)||Program/Preset Storage, System Updates|
|Audio Inputs||1/8" Stereo (EXT IN)|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" Stereo Headphone
(2) 1/4" Line - L/Mono, R
|Control Connections||PEDAL Jack|
|Onboard Controllers||Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
D BEAM Controller
|Product Weight||9 lbs 5 oz|
|Unique Features||3 Virtual Analog Synth Engines
Hands-On Control Panel
Runs on AC or Battery Power (rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries x 8)
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