Digital Audio Workstation (VS-700SET)

The Ultimate Solution for Music Production

  • USB
  • GM2
  • FPT
  • VariPhrase
  • V-LINK


(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 700 owners can expand their I/O with Roland's OCTA-CAPTURE. Your DAW program will recognize V-STUDIO and OCTA-CAPTURE as a single audio device, letting you handle all inputs and outputs seamlessly.
* Read the instruction "I/O Expansion by using the OCTA-CAPTURE" for more details.
* The required System Programs and PC/Mac Drivers are available in the "Downloads" pages.

The Ultimate Solution for Music Production

Cakewalk and Roland selected only the very best components in designing V-STUDIO 700. At the heart of the system is SONAR 8 Producer, the leading DAW in the market today. SONAR 8 Producer gives you everything you need for recording, composing, editing, mixing, and mastering. Cakewalk’s flagship instruments, Dimension Pro (included in SONAR 8 Producer) and Rapture, are also part of the software package. The software is intelligently matched with state-of-the-art hardware that meets Roland’s high standards of quality and reliability.

Taken as a whole, V-STUDIO 700 offers the “tactile feel” of working in a traditional studio, but in a way that takes advantage of everything modern technology has to offer. The system represents the best that software and hardware have to offer with amazing control, integration, and sound quality.

  • - The VS-700C Console offers broader ranging control and deeper editing and mixing functionality for SONAR than any control surface on the market today
  • - The critically acclaimed SONAR 8 Producer digital audio workstation is renowned for its music creation features and industry leading 64-bit audio engine
  • - VS-700R High-speed USB 2.0 audio interface that provides all the recording and routing capabilities needed to handle any music production task
  • - The 18/24 I/O module also includes an onboard Fantom VS hardware synthesizer based on the world-renowned Roland Fantom series

  • About "V-Studio" ...

    The original Roland V-STUDIO symbolized a new breed of digital studios that revolutionized music production. Launched in 1996, V-Studio created a huge sensation within the music industry. Due to its innovative design, musicians were able to take control of their music in new ways. Regarded as a milestone in the history of recording equipment, V-STUDIO had a lasting impact on the way musicians create music.

    With the popularity of computer-based music production upon us, the next generation Cakewalk V-STUDIO 700 has taken innovative design to the next level to meet the demands of today’s audio professionals. With the most complete integration of hardware and software ever, V-STUDIO 700 has once again raised the bar for all other integrated music production systems on the market today.

    Roland pioneered the concept of combining hard disk recording with an ergonomic control surface. Now, a new generation of V-STUDIO builds on its legacy in new and innovative ways. Combining Roland’s renowned hardware expertise with the power and flexibility of Cakewalk’s SONAR Producer digital audio workstation.

    Cakewalk V-STUDIO 700 matches SONAR 8 Producer with an ergonomically designed control surface, a flawless sounding audio interface with an onboard Fantom hardware synthesizer, and the award-winning Rapture virtual instrument. V-STUDIO 700 represents the first and flagship product in the next generation V-STUDIO line and the ultimate solution for music production.

    It is an innovative new concept from Cakewalk and Roland, who continue to create new standards for the next generation.

    The Cakewalk V-STUDIO 700 received the "Musikmesse International Press Award 2009" at the Musikmesse Frankfurt.


Preserve every nuance of your recording using the VS-700R 24-bit/192 kHz I/O. With 18 inputs and 24 outputs, you can capture any performance—from solo artists to large bands. Set-up is hassle free and easy with only one cable to connect to the control surface and one cable to connect to the computer.

Music Production

The V-STUDIO 700 starts your productions off with the best out of the box sounds you'll find anywhere. With preset track templates, instantly pull up amazing sounds from included virtual instruments like Beatscape, Rapture, Z3TA+ and Dimension Pro. And with the legendary Roland Fantom hardware synth built right into the I/O, you have countless of inspiring instruments to choose from to sculpt your own original beats and sound.


The VS-700C V-STUDIO Console offers hands-on control of your editing without ever having to use your mouse. With tight integration inside of SONAR, you can make precision edits quickly without ever breaking your workflow. And SONAR 8 Producer includes exclusive technologies like AudioSnap, V-Vocal, Smart MIDI Tools, and Active Controller Technology that allow you to make pinpoint edits quickly.

Mixing and Mastering

VS-700C V-STUDIO Console’s familiar hardware interface gives you such deep hands on control of your mixing that you might even forget that you’re working with a computer. And with 49 effects included in SONAR, and a 64-bit mix engine, your final mixes will get that final polish they need.

Post Production and Surround

The VS-700C V-STUDIO Console offers hands on control of your production environment with everything you need right at your fingertips. Use features like the surround joystick and T-bar for front/rear balance, LFE Send, and Width control. The console also allows you to quickly switch to video control mode with one click of a button and use the T-Bar, Jog & Shuttle Wheel, Transport, and more to control hardware such as EDIROL’s DV-7 line of nonlinear video editors, or any video or image hardware with V-LINK support.

Hardware Specifications

Number of Audio Record/Playback Channels
Record: 19, Playback: 24 (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz)
Record: 15, Playback: 20 (88.2 kHz, 96 kHz)
Record: 5, Playback: 10 (192 kHz)
Signal Processing
PC interface: 24-bit
AD/DA Conversion: 24-bit
Internal: 40-bit
Sampling Frequency
AD/DA Conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
DIGITAL 1, 2 (IN/OUT): 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Nominal Input Level
INPUT 1-8: -40 to +4 dBu (Pad ON) -60 to -16 dBu (Pad OFF)
AUX IN: -60 to -20 dBu (NORMAL) -50 to -10 dBu (Hi-Z)
20 dB (ON/OFF)
Maximum Input Level
INPUT 1-8: +2 dBu (Pad OFF) +22 dBu (Pad ON)
AUX IN: -2 dBu (NORMAL, SENS: min.) +8 dBu (Hi-Z, SENS: min.)
Input Impedance
INPUT 1-8: 35 k ohms
AUX In: 3 k ohms (NORMAL) 470 k ohms (Hi-Z)
Head Room
18 dB
Nominal Output Level
MAIN OUT, SUB OUT, OUTPUT 1-10: +4 dBu (balanced)

Maximum Output Level
MAIN OUT, SUB OUT, OUTPUT1-10: +22 dBu (balanced)
PHONES 1-2: 100 mW + 100 mW (32 ohms loaded)
Output Impedance
MAIN OUT, SUB OUT, OUTPUT1-10: 600 ohms (balanced)
PHONES 1-2: 44 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance
MAIN OUT, SUB OUT, OUTPUT 1-10: 10 k ohms or greater
PHONES 1-2: 32 ohms or greater
Phantom Power
DC +48 V (unloaded maximum), 10 mA (maximum load *)
All XLR type inputs *Should be less than 50 mA in total
Frequency Response (INPUT 1-8 to MAIN OUT)
20 Hz - 20 kHz 0 dB/-2 dB (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz)
20 Hz - 40 kHz 0 dB/-2 dB (88.2 kHz, 96 kHz)
20 Hz - 60 kHz 0 dB/-3 dB (192 kHz)
20 Hz - 90 kHz 0 dB/-8 dB (192 kHz)
Frequency Response (AUX IN to MAIN OUT)
20 Hz - 20 kHz 0 dB/-2 dB (44.1 kHz, 48 kHz)
20 Hz - 40 kHz 0 dB/-3 dB (88.2 kHz, 96 kHz)
20 Hz - 40 kHz 0 dB/-3 dB (192 kHz)
20 Hz - 90 kHz 0 dB/-12 dB (192 kHz)
(*1, *2)
* NORMAL/Hi-Z, SENS = min.
Total Harmonic Distortion +Noise
INPUT 1-8 to MAIN OUT: 0.07 % typ. (Pad ON, GAIN = min., -1 dB)
AUX IN to MAIN OUT: 0.07 % typ. (NORMAL, SENS: min., -1 dB), 0.3 % typ. (Hi-Z, SENS: min., -1 dB)
(*2, *3)
Residual Noise Level
INPUT 1-8 to MAIN OUT: -81 dBu typ. (Pad ON, GAIN = min., 400 ohms terminated, IHF-A)
AUX IN to MAIN OUT: -83 dBu typ. (Pad ON, GAIN = min., 400 ohms terminated, IHF-A)
(*2, *3)
Equivalent Input Noise Level (E.I.N.)
INPUT 1-8: -123 dBu typ. (Pad OFF, GAIN = max.,400 ohms terminated, IHF-A)
AUX IN: -120 dBu typ. (NORMAL, SENS = max., 400 ohms terminated, IHF-A)
AUX IN: -108 dBu typ. (Hi-Z, SENS = max., 400 ohms terminated, IHF-A)
* Output Connector = MAIN OUT
(*2, *3)
Dynamic Range
AD block
INPUT 1-8: 104 dB typ. (Pad ON, GAIN = min.)
AUX IN: 106 dB typ. (NORMAL/Hi-Z, SENS = min.)
DA block
MAIN OUT, SUB OUT, OUTPUT 1-10: 108 dB typ.
Crosstalk@1 kHz
INPUT 1-8 to MAIN OUT: -98 dB typ. (Pad ON, GAIN = min.)
(*2, *3)
Built-in Sound Generator (Fantom VS)
Parts: 16 parts
Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices
Wave Memory: 128 M bytes (16-bit linear equivalent)
Preset: Patches 1,152 + 256 (GM2)
Rhythm Sets: 19 + 9 (GM2)
ARX Series Expansion: 1 slot
(VS-700C Console)
32 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD) x 2
40 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD) x 1
(VS-700C Console)
AUX IN jack: 1/4 inch phone type, PHONES jacks (PHONES1, 2): Stereo 1/4 inch phone type, FOOT SW jacks (FOOT SW 1, 2): 1/4 inch phone type, USB connector: USB Type B, AC IN
(VS-700R I/O)
INPUT jacks (1-8): XLR type, 1/4 inch TRS phone type, MAIN OUT jacks (L/R): XLR type, SUB OUT jacks (L/R): 1/4 inch TRS phone type, OUTPUT jacks (1-10): 1/4 inch TRS phone type, WORD CLOCK connector (IN, OUT): BNC type, DIGITAL 1 jacks (AES/EBU IN, OUT): XLR type, (COAXIAL IN, OUT): RCA phono type, DIGITAL 2 jacks (ADAT IN, OUT): Optical type, MIDI connectors (IN, OUT), USB connector: USB type B, AC IN
*Analog XLR type... 1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD
Power Supply
AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption
VS-700C Console: 31 W (AC 117 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V)
VS-700R I/O: 33 W (AC 117 V) , 39 W (AC 230 V, AC 240 V)
Power Cord x 2, USB Cable, Special Cable, VS-700R Rack Mount Angle x 2, Getting Started, VS-700 Owner’s Manual, SONAR 8 User’s Guide, Shortcuts and Quick Keys Guide, SONAR 8 DVD-ROMs, Dimension Pro DVD-ROM, RAPTURE + SONAR V-STUDIO 700 Driver CD-ROM
Pedal Switch (Roland DP-2)

System Requirements

Operating System
Microsoft®Windows Vista®, Windows Vista®x64, Windows®XP Professional
Windows compatible computer equipped with a USB 2.0 (Hi-SPEED USB) port
Intel®Pentium®4 3.0GHz or higher, Core2Duo, Core2Quad recommended
Memory (RAM)
2 GB or higher
Hard Disk Space
30 GB or higher
Hard Disk Type
7,200 RPM or higher/SATA
Graphics (resolution, color depth)
Minimum: 1024 x 768 16-bit color
Recommended: 1280 x 960, 24-bit color or higher
Required Hardware
DVD-ROM Drive (Install), CD-R Drive (For CD writing), DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, or DVD+/-RW Drive
(Dual Layer-capable drive required for installation of SONAR 8 Producer content)

Size and Weight (VS-700C Console)

Width (W)
730 mm28-3/4 inches
Depth (D)
431 mm17 inches
Height (H)
127 mm5 inches
10.2 kg22 lbs. 8 oz.

Size and Weight (VS-700R I/O)

Width (W)
434 mm17-1/8 inches
Depth (D)
348 mm13-3/4 inches
Height (H)
87 mm3-7/16 inches
5.3 kg11 lbs. 11 oz.

*1 ... (** kHz) = Sampling Frequency

*2 ... Internal Direct Monitor Mixer setting Stereo Link ON. Input channel fader. Unity only one channel.

*3 ... At all sampling frequency

* SONAR does not support Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 or XP x64

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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