GAIA SYNTHESIZER SOUND DESIGNER

Software for SH-01

Take Full Control of the GAIA SH-01

Information

(Oct. 31, 2013)
New sound sets for the GAIA SH-01 are available on the Axial!
You can download new sounds for your Roland synthesizer.

(Mar. 1, 2013)
Self-learning book "Exploring Sound" Now Available via free download!
It contains 12 lessons and you can study according to your own progress.

(Aug. 23, 2012)
GAIA SH-01 System Program Version 1.04 Now Available!
This free download adds the Auto Off function.

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The GAIA SH-01 won an Editor's Choice Award 2010 presented by "Electronic Musician" magazine of U.S. (Category: Hardware Synth Over $500)

Enjoy creating sounds with your GAIA SH-01! The Sound Creating Guidebook is now available!

Take Full Control of the GAIA SH-01

GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer is a specially designed PC/Mac software application for Roland's award-winning GAIA SH-01 synthesizer. It inspires creativity by allowing GAIA users to conveniently explore every tone parameter on their large computer monitors. The software can also record and play back the entire sound-creation process, step by step, with its unique Action List function. Furthermore, the Wave Viewer function displays each waveform as a graph for visual reference. Beginners of synthesizer programming and pros alike will appreciate this powerful and inspiring application, as well as teachers of synthesizer programming.

  • - Control every GAIA SH-01 tone parameter via PC or Mac
  • - Action List lets you record and play back the entire sound-creation process, step by step
  • - Wave Viewer display allows waveform shape to be viewed as a graph
  • - New GAIA SH-01 patches included, plus Action-List samples for learning the fundamentals of synthesis

Software Advantage

GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer software lets GAIA SH-01 users directly access all of the tone parameters via Mac or PC on the computer's large display. The friendly user interface makes creating GAIA sounds fast and easy. It's also ideal way for GAIA users to learn the instrument in an inviting graphical format.

Direct Connect

To use GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer, simply connect your GAIA SH-01 synthesizer directly to the computer of your choice, Mac or PC, via a single, convenient USB cable.

Action List

GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer provides a unique way to analyze the creative process with its Action List function, which records and plays back sound-design operations step by step. It's a fantastic way to explore and learn.

Wave Viewer

The Wave Viewer display function provides a graphical representation of the sound. Viewing waveforms in this visual format helps users see the sound as it evolves — a great tool for students of synth programming.

New Patches

GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer comes with a bank of new GAIA SH-01 patches. Keyboardists will appreciate the brilliant collection of sounds that covers a wide range of modern styles. Action-List samples are also provided to help users learn the fundamentals of synthesis.

Screens

Tones Edit screen/Effects Edit screen
Full editing of GAIA's sound parameters.
Action List screen
Record and replay the entire sound-creation process.
Waveform Viewing screen
Waveform viewing software lets you see the synth waveform.

System Requirements (Windows)

Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition/Professional(Service Pack 3 or later)
Microsoft® Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit)(Service Pack 2 or later)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit)(Service Pack 1 or later)
CPU
Intel® Core™ Pentium® processor 2 GHz or higher
RAM
2 GB or more
Hard Disk
100 MB or more of free space
Display/Colors
1,440 x 900 dots or higher
24-bit Full Color or more
Other
CD-ROM Drive
A computer with a USB connector that supports USB Specification Revision 2.0 or higher

* Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB connector that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.
* Intel chipset is recommended.
* GAIA SH-01 may not perform to its full specs when used with an added USB 2.0 interface card.
* This driver cannot be used in a virtual Windows environment, such as Windows XP Mode (Virtual Windows XP) or Virtual PC.
* Apple Mac computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported.

System Requirements (Mac OS)

Operating System
Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later
CPU
Intel processor
RAM
2 GB or more
Hard Disk
100 MB or more of free space
Display/Colors
1,440 x 900 dots or higher
16.7 million colors or more
Other
CD-ROM Drive
Apple Mac computer with on-board USB 2.0

* Use a USB cable and a computer with a USB connector that support USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.
* Apple Mac computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported.

Note

* Although Roland has tested numerous configurations, and has determined that on average, a computer system similar to that described above will permit normal operation of the GAIA SH-01 Applications, Roland cannot guarantee that a given computer can be used satisfactorily with the GAIA SH-01 Applications based solely on the fact that it meets the above requirements. This is because there are too many other variables that may influence the processing environment, including differences in motherboard design and the particular combination of other devices involved.

* Before using this product, you may need to update your GAIA SH-01 to the latest version. In order to perform the update, you will need a separately available USB memory device.

* The GAIA SH-01 is required in order to use this software.


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