Portable Music Production Studio (VS-100)

Essential tools for music production in one affordable package

  • USB
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  • V-LINK


(Oct. 25, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.0.0 for OS X Mavericks (10.9).

(Oct. 22, 2013)
You can download the Driver Ver.1.0.1 for Windows 8.1 / 8.

(Sept. 1, 2012)
Media Production Gear from Roland
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(Sept. 8, 2010)
Use OCTA-CAPTURE as an I/O expansion unit!
V-STUDIO 100 owners can expand their I/O with OCTA-CAPTURE.

(Sept. 8, 2010)
VS-100 Control Surface Plug-in for Logic and GarageBand
Now you can use the V-STUDIO 100 with your favorite Mac recording software!

Essential tools for music production in one affordable package

Cakewalk V-STUDIO 100 is the portable music production studio that lets you create, record, produce, and perform music with or without a computer. It elegantly combines the most essential tools needed by today’s modern music producers and performing musicians in a compact and affordable package. Take control of your music production using the V-STUDIO 100 as a high-quality audio and MIDI interface and DAW controller. Connect to a Mac or Windows and use your favorite software such as SONAR, Logic, Live, Cubase, or the included SONAR VS digital audio workstation (Windows Only). You can also record directly to V-STUDIO 100`s SD-card wherever or whenever inspiration strikes–without the need to boot up your computer. Take the V-STUDIO 100 to your live gigs and use its digital mixer, reverb, compression, and EQ to mix vocals and other instruments.

  • - High Speed USB 2.0 Audio Interface
  • - Universal DAW Controller
  • - Personal Digital Mixer
  • - SD WAV Recorder
  • - VS Production Pack suite of virtual instruments and effects (Mac/Win)
  • - SONAR VS digital audio workstation (Win)

V-STUDIO 100 Hardware Features

High Speed USB 2.0 Interface
V-STUDIO 100 is a high quality USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface utilizing world-class Roland engineering design and component technology.
• 8 in + mix / 6 out, 24-bit/96 kHz quality
• 2 mic pre-amps w/phantom Power, hi-z guitar input; MIDI I/O
• ASIO, WDM, WASAPI, Core Audio support
• Compatible with DAWs such as SONAR, Logic, Live, Cubase, and Digital Performer

Universal DAW Controller

V-STUDIO 100 is a universal DAW controller that supports all popular digital recording software for Mac/PC via Mackie control protocol, including Logic, Live, Cubase, and Digital Performer. Additionally, V-Studio 100 provides extended control capabilities over SONAR through the implementation of Cakewalk’s Active Controller Technology (ACT).
• 100 mm motorized, touch-sensitive fader
• 5 rotary encoders, 11 buttons and transport control
• Use with any DAW through Mackie Control protocol
• Advanced control of SONAR through Active Controller Technology

Personal Digital Mixer

V-STUDIO 100 is an ideal digital mixer for small groups or solo performers who need easy control of few instruments and vocals mics; DJs, MCs, and any electronic musician who needs to mix multiple sound sources. All users can enhance their live sound with the pro-quality on-board effects which offer easy routing and accessibility.
• Ideal for mixing small bands, solo musicians, DJs, home studios
• 8 inputs, 6 outputs plus headphones
• 4 types of reverb and 6 channels of EQ and Compression

Mobile SD Recorder Live Player

V-STUDIO 100 can capture that creative moment whenever inspiration strikes by providing high quality digital recording that can be used without being connected to computer. Record directly to the VS-100’s SD-card to capture song ideas, rehearsals, or live performances. Create backing tracks on your DAW of choice and transfer them to the VS-100’s SD-card for playback during live performance (even while recording). Likewise, recorded performances can be easily transferred from the VS-100’s SD-card for additional editing, tracking, and sweetening.
• Record away from your computer
• 2 channel wave recording and playback
• Capture rehearsals and live performances
• Play and record along to backing tracks
• Built-in metronome
• Insert markers during record and playback
• Loop a region for practicing parts or jamming
• Easily transfer audio to and from any computer via USB

V-STUDIO 100 Software Features

VS-100 Production Pack (Win/Mac) suite of effects and instruments includes:
VX-64 Vocal Strip is a seven-stage processor designed specifically for shaping and sculpting incredible sounding vocal tracks. Each of the VX-64’s stages have been fine-tuned to be vocal-specific, taking the work out of dialing in an entire chain of vocal processors. The VX-64 features a new Cakewalk technology that employs phase-coherent, multi-band saturation to avoid unwanted distortion; unique filtering to avoid harsh artifacts at extreme high and low frequencies; and an auto-leveling circuit that prevents the tube saturation from sounding too harsh when high gain transients are processed by it. VX-64 also employs a new de-essing algorithm designed with Cakewalk’s LP64 linear phase effect filtering technology to remove sibilance without creating any frequency smearing.

Processing stages include:
• Input – simulates a tube pre amp
• De-esser – removes sibilance without smearing
• Compander – vocal compressor with an expander to reduce unwanted background noise
• Tube EQ - for adding character ranging from subtle warmth to intense heat to the vocal
• Doubler - advanced doubling effect providing the quality of actual re-tracking
• Delay – preset delays useful for vocal tracks with tempo sync
• Output – provide saturation control with a built in soft-clipping filter
• Order of processor stages is user definable with click & drag reordering

Channel Tools

Channel Tools provides easy and powerful control over individual placement of the left and right channels anywhere in the stereo field. Ideal for adjusting L/R channel placement, gain, pan/width, and phase; also provides a widening or narrowing effect to stereo recordings through adjustments to mid-side gain.

Boost 11 Peak Limiter

Boost 11 Peak Limiter gives your tracks radio-ready punch through transparent peak limiting and volume maximization without additional coloring of the source material. Boost 11 employs a "look-ahead" limiter and PDR (Program Dependent Release) to provide professional results with a simple interface.

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 LE

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 LE built on the latest award-winning guitar amp modeler from Native Instruments; 3 amps and cabinets, 11 effects, tuner, metronome, and over 50 presets.

Dimension LE

A streamlined version of the acclaimed Dimension Pro instrument from Cakewalk. Dimension LE features over 400 sound programs, ranging from bass, organ, and electric piano samples to cutting-edge synth sounds, rhythmic grooves, and a special edition of Garritan Pocket Orchestra.

Rapture LE

Rapture LE is a special version of the award winning Rapture wavetable synthesizer. It includes over 200 programs and hundreds of oscillator shapes. Rapture LE is perfect for performing the modern synthesized sounds igniting today's pop, dance, and electronic music.

Cakewalk Studio Instruments

A collection of four virtual instruments that provide a fast and easy way to create backing tracks using a photo-realistic, interactive user interface. Instruments include a Drum Kit, Bass Guitar, Electric Piano, and String Section.

SONAR VS digital recording software (PC only)

A special entry level DAW based on the powerful SONAR 8 audio engine but offering a streamlined user interface.

Audio Interface, Digital Mixer

Number of Input Channels
AD/DA Conversion
Sample Rate: 44.1/48.0/96.0 kHz
Signal Processing: 24-bit
DSP processing
Compressor, Equalizer, Reverb
Number of USB Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 10 channels
Playback: 6 channels
Full duplex
Frequency Response
96.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 40 kHz (+0/-3 dB)
48.0 kHz: 20 Hz to 22 kHz (+0/-3 dB)
44.1 kHz: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+0/-3 dB)
Residual Noise Level (IHF-A, typ.)
-96 dBu (MAIN MIX knob = U, CHANNEL VOLUME knobs = -∞)
-81 dBu (MAIN MIX knob = U, CHANNEL VOLUME knobs = U)
Nominal Input Level
Mic Input Jacks 1-2: -60 to -16 dBu
Input Jacks 1-2: -40 to +4 dBu
Input Jacks 3-4: +4 dBu
Input Jacks 5-6: -10dBu
* Maximum input level: Nominal input level +18 dB
Input Impedance
Mic Input Jacks 1-2: 1.5 k ohms
Input Jacks 1-4: 15 k ohms
Input Jacks 2 (Hi-Z): 500 k ohms
Input Jacks 5-6: 18 k ohms
Nominal Output Level
Output Jack 1-4: +4 dBu
Output Jack 5-6: -10 dBu
* Maximum output level: Nominal Output Level +18 dB
Output Impedance
Output Jack 1-4: 2 k ohms
Output Jack 5-6: 1 k ohm
Recommended Load Impedance
10 k ohms or greater
Mic Input Jacks 1-2: XLR type (balanced/phantom power +48 V)
Input Jacks 1-4: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
* Input Jack 1: Lo-Z/Hi-Z
Input Jacks 5-6: RCA pin type
Output Jacks 1-4: 1/4 inch TRS phone type (balanced)
Output Jacks 5-6: RCA pin type
MIDI Connectors (Input/Output)
Digital Input Connector: Coaxial type
USB Connector (B type)
Headphones Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)

DAW Controller

Fader: 100mm Motorized Fader
Encoders: 1
Buttons: 10
ACT Mode: ON
Fader: 100mm Touch Sensitive Motorized Fader
Encoders: 5
Buttons: 11
Fader: 100mm Touch Sensitive Motorized Fader
Encoders: 5
Buttons: 16
Volume: 8

Wave Recorder

Record: 1 Channel Stereo
Playback: 1 Channel Stereo (NORMAL MODE)
Playback: 2 Channel Stereo (REC-ON-PLAY MODE)
Data Type
Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz
Bit Depth: 16/24-bit
Recording Media
SD(HC) memory card (not included), 512MB or more
Up to 2 GB: 512 files
4 GB or more: 1000 files
Recording Time using 8GB SDHC card
16 bit/44.1kHz stereo 755 minutes
16 bit/48kHz stereo 694 minutes
24 bit/48kHz stereo 462 minutes
24 bit/96kHz stereo 231 minutes
* Recording times are approximate. Actual results may vary.
* If more than one recorded file exists, the total recordable time will be less than listed.
* WAVE RECORDER does not function when VS-100 is connected to PC.


Graphic LCD 122 x 32 dot (with back-light)
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC adaptor)
Current Draw
1 A
Phantom Power
+48 V/5 mA (each input)
Owner's Manual, USB cable, Driver CD-ROM, VS Production Pack + SONAR VS DVD-ROM, AC Adaptor


USB port
1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
8 GB or more Hard Disk Space
1024 x 768 screen resolution or higher
DVD‐ROM Drive for installation
Microsoft Windows Vista, XP Home/Professional SP2 or later *1
Intel® Core™ Processor 1.5 GHz or higher
Optional: CD‐R Drive for CD writing; Internet Connection and Web Server
Space with FTP Access for uploading music via Cakewalk Publisher
Mac OS X 10.4.11, Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher *2
Intel Core2Duo Processor or higher *3

Size and Weight

Width (W)
282 mm11-1/8 inches
Depth (D)
181 mm7-1/8 inches
Height (H)
70 mm2-13/16 inches
1.9 kg4 lbs. 4 oz.

*1 This product does not support Windows XP Media Center Edition or XP Professional x64; when running Vista x64, SONAR VS runs in the 32‐bit emulation layer; Macintosh computers running Microsoft Windows are not officially supported.

*2 This product does not support the Mac OS X Classic environment, including running the Classic environment simultaneously. Please note that the SONAR VS software does not support Macintosh.

*3 If you are using this product with an application that requires a certain level of performance, that application must support the CPU that is installed in your Macintosh. This product has been tested on representative computers that meet the system requirements, but we cannot guarantee that it will operate on any computer that meets these requirements. Please be aware that even under the same conditions, differences in the operating environment may produce differences in processing capability.

This product has been tested on representative computers that meet the system requirements, but we cannot guarantee that it will operate on any computer that meets these requirements. Please be aware that even under the same conditions, differences in the operating environment may produce differences in processing capability.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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