V-Synth GT


Introducing the World’s Most Expressive Synthesizer

  • USB
  • VariPhrase
  • D-BEAM
  • V-LINK
  • COSM


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Introducing the World’s Most Expressive Synthesizer

Roland’s original V-Synth set a new standard in expressive synthesis and sound design. It won awards and acclaim around the world, as it forever changed the way sounds were created and performed. But just when you thought V-Synth technology had reached its peak, Roland raised the bar even higher with the new flagship V-Synth GT! This unique instrument injects the V-Synth’s famous Elastic Audio Synthesis engine with revolutionary Articulative Phrase Synthesis technology. Its expression and realism is unprecedented, as is its ability to make never-before-heard sounds.

V-Synth GT System Program Version 2.0 now available!
One year after its triumphant debut, the world’s most expressive synthesizer evolves with a Version 2.0 software update. Features include a recharged cutting-edge sound set, dozens of newly enhanced effects, an Import Files feature, an enhanced user interface, and more. These new features strongly support sound design and live performance. Version 2.0 is available to all V-Synth® GT owners via free download.

New Features
- Recharged cutting-edge sounds
- Newly enhanced effects: 22 tone effects and 5 reverbs
- Chromatic-scale pitch bender function
- High-resolution knob response and tonal control
- Import Files function (Patch/Tone/Wave/Sample)
- Enhanced user interface
- Enhanced USB functionality
- Available to all V-Synth GT owners via free download

  • - Multiple forms of advanced synthesis under the control of a friendly, icon-driven interface
  • - New AP (Articulative Phrase) SYNTHESIS technology models the performance behavior and nuance of musical instruments
  • - Includes Roland’s proprietary Elastic Audio Synthesis engine plus Vocal Designer, playable simultaneously
  • - Sound Shaper II offers incredibly easy and efficient user programming
  • - Futuristic, high-quality industrial design
  • - Color Touch-screen Display with wide viewing angle

Multi Forms of Advanced Synthesis

By integrating a new dual core V-Synth engine, the V-Synth GT can combine Elastic Audio Synthesis, Vocal Designer technology, and AP-SYNTHESIS in real time. Roland's proprietary VariPhrase technology is also integrated into the V-Synth GT. Together with its analog-modeling engine, External Audio input, and digital sampling architecture, the V-Synth GT provides an incredibly wide and colorful foundation on which to capture, manipulate, and create sounds.


The V-Synth GT is the first synthesizer in the world equipped with AP (Articulative Phrase) SYNTHESIS. This revolutionary form of modeling recreates the ever-changing behavior, nuance, and sound of an instrument as it’s being played. The results are stunningly expressive and realistic, and can be applied to acoustic instrument simulation as well as new, never-before-heard sounds.

Speed Programming

Serious sound designers will love the complexity and editing depth the V-Synth GT, but there are many instances where musicians need fresh sounds fast — and that’s the beauty of Sound Shaper II. Based on the original Sound Shaper, this enhanced mode lets you chose a sound type, then it brings the most relevant parameters directly to the surface. You’ll be creating new sounds in seconds!

Futuristic Design

The V-Synth GT is a top-of-the-line instrument. No corners were cut in creating its futuristic yet friendly layout and design. New front-panel features include a color touch-screen with eight universal control knobs, and the addition of dedicated buttons and sliders to make access faster and easier. From top to bottom, front to back, this is an instrument that says “first class”.

V-Synth GT: Synthesizer Keyboard

61 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)
Sound Generator Configuration
Dual-core (2 Tones per Patch: Upper and Lower)
Sections per Tone
Oscillator (envelope x 4 + LFO x 1) x 2, Modulator x 1, COSM (envelope x 2 + LFO x 1) x 2, TVA (envelope x 1 + LFO x 1) x 1, Multi Step Modulator x 1, Tone-FX x 1,AP-Synthesis (Articulative Phrase Synthesis) x 1 (*), Vocal Designer x 1 (*)
* Usable on either upper or lower (not both)
OSC1/OSC2 (Oscillator 1, 2)
Analog Modeling: 14 waveforms (SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SINE, RAMP, JUNO, HQ-SAW, HQ-SQUARE, NOISE, LA-SAW, LASQUARE, SUPER-SAW, FEEDBACK-OSC, XMOD-OSC), PCM/VariPhrase (Preset waveforms + Sampling waveforms), External Input
MOD (Modulator)
Multi Step Modulator
Provided independently for the Upper Tone and Lower Tone Tracks per Tone: 4, Maximum Number of Steps: 16, Tempo: 20--250 BPM
AP Synthesis
Source Waveforms: 38 types, Phrase Models: Violin, Erhu, Sax, Flute, Multifade
Vocal Designer
Carrier: Oscillator x 2, Modulator x 1, COSM x 2, TVA x 1, Multi Step Modulator x 1, Vocoder: 4 types (Stereo, Mono, Vintage, Enhance), Formant: 7 types (Maximum)
Upper Tone: 16, Lower Tone: 16
Patterns: User programmable (supports use of control change messages), Motifs: 8 types, Tempo: 20--250 BPM
MIDI Parts
Maximum Polyphony
28 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Internal Memory
Projects: 1, Patches: 512, Tones: 896, Wave Memory (RAM): 64 MB
Internal Storage
Internal Flash Memory: 49.5 MB
External Storage Device
USB Flash Memory
Tone-FX: 63 types, Chorus: 8 types, Reverb: 18 types, 4-band system EQ, Input Effects (Mic/Sampling)
Sampling Frequency
Internal: 44.1 kHz, DIGITAL IN/OUT: 96, 48, 44.1 kHz
Signal Processing
Internal Processing: Sound Generating Section: 32 bits (floating point), Effects Section: 32 bits (fixed point), DA Conversion: 24 bits, AD Conversion: 24 bits
Nominal Output Level
MAIN OUT: +4 dBu, DIRECT OUT: +4 dBu
Nominal Input Level
INPUT (L, R): -10/-20 dBu, MIC IN: -50-- -10 dBu
320 x 240 dots backlit TFT full color touch screen
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever, Time Trip Pad, D Beam Controller (Twin Beam), Assignable Control Knobs (C1, C2), Assignable Switches (S1, S2), V-LINK Button
Headphone Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), Main Output Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4 inch TRS phone type), Direct Output Jacks (L, R) (1/4 inch phone type), Input Jacks (L, R) (1/4 inch phone type), Mic Jack (1/4 inch phone type/XLR type, phantom power), Hold Pedal Jack, Control Pedal Jacks (1, 2), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT, THRU), USB Connectors: COMPUTER (supports USB 2.0 file transfer, USB 1.1 USB MIDI, and USB Audio): MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Flash Memory), Digital Audio Interface (24-bit, IEC60958): COAXIAL (IN, OUT) OPTICAL (IN, OUT), AC Inlet
Power Consumption
30 W
Owner's Manual, Version 2 Supplementary Manual, Quick Start, Driver Install Guide, CD-ROM (USB Driver), Power Cord
Keyboard Stand: KS-12, Pedal Switch: DP series, Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory: M-UF128, Microphone: DR series

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,066 mm42 inches
Depth (D)
411 mm16-3/16 inches
Height (H)
125 mm4-15/16 inches
13.8 kg30 lbs. 7 oz.

* 0 dBu= 0.775 Vrms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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