V-STUDIO 700

Digital Audio Workstation

V-STUDIO 700
Discontinued

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.

Recording

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.

Editing

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) (*1)
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)
Pad
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) (*1)
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. (*3)
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
Display
(VS-700C Console) 32 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD) x 2 40 characters, 2 lines (backlit LCD) x 1
Connectors (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
Connectors (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)
Accessories
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
Options
Pedal Switch (Roland DP-2)
System Requirements
Operating System
Microsoft®Windows Vista®, Windows Vista®x64, Windows®XP Professional
Computer
Windows compatible computer equipped with a USB 2.0 (Hi-SPEED USB) port
CPU/Clock
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
730 mm
28-3/4 inches
Depth
430.9 mm
17 inches
Height
126.5 mm
5 inches
Weight
10.2 kg
22 lbs. 8 oz.
Size and Weight (VS-700R I/O)
Width
433.9 mm
17-1/8 inches
Depth
348.4 mm
13-3/4 inches
Height
87.3 mm
3-7/16 inches
Weight
5.3 kg
11 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

Downloads

Brochures

Updates & Drivers

  • V-STUDIO 700 IO Editor for Windows
  • V-STUDIO 700 IO Editor for Mac
  • SONAR V-Studio 700 1.1.1 Update

    This update adds Control Surface compatibility and fixes several issues as well as adds several features to pre-8.5 versions of Sonar. If you are using Sonar 8.5 or newer, do not run this update - these features have already been rolled into your Sonar 8.5 installation.

  • V-STUDIO 700R (RACK) System Update v1.30 for Windows

    This is the latest operating system version for the V-Studio 700R (Rack). If you are also using the VS-700C (Console), be sure to download and install the “V-STUDIO 700 Console System Update” from this downloads page as well--to update the VS-700C (Console) separately.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    When you use this V-STUDIO 700R Version 1.30, you MUST use the latest "V-STUDIO 700 USB Driver Windows" driver (Ver. 2.0.0 or later). Do not use the "V-STUDIO 700 Console USB Driver".

  • V-STUDIO 700R (RACK) System Update v1.30 for Mac

    This is the latest operating system version for the V-Studio 700R (Rack). If you are also using the VS-700C (Console), be sure to download and install the “V-STUDIO 700 Console System Update” from this downloads page as well--to update the VS-700C (Console) separately.

  • V-STUDIO 700R Fantom VS System Update v1.30 for Windows
  • V-STUDIO 700R Fantom VS System Update v1.30 for Mac
  • V-STUDIO 700C (CONSOLE) System Update v1.31 for Windows

    This is the latest operating system version for the V-Studio 700C (Console). If you are also using the VS-700R (Rack), be sure to download and install the “V-STUDIO 700R (Rack) System Update” from this downloads page as well--to update the VS-700R (Rack) separately.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    When you use this V-STUDIO 700C (Console) Version 1.31, you MUST use the latest "V-STUDIO 700C (Console Only) USB Driver Windows" driver (Ver. 2.0.0 or later). Do not use the "V-STUDIO 700R (Rack) USB Driver".

  • V-STUDIO 700C (CONSOLE) System Update v1.31 for Mac

    This is the latest operating system version for the V-Studio 700C (Console). If you are also using the VS-700R (Rack), be sure to download and install the “V-STUDIO 700R (Rack) System Update” from this downloads page as well--to update the VS-700R (Rack) separately.

  • V-STUDIO 700R (Rack) USB Driver Windows v2.0.2

    This is the USB driver for Windows 8/8.1, 7, Vista and XP when using the VS-700 System (both Rack and Console together) or the VS-700R Rack alone.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    * Uninstall the old driver before you install the new driver. For uninstall procedures, please refer to the Readme.htm file that is created when you extract the download of the driver.
    * When you use this driver version, the following MUST be updated:
    - V-STUDIO 700R (Rack) System Update (Ver.1.30 or later)
    - V-STUDIO 700R Fantom VS System Update (Ver.1.30 or later)

  • V-STUDIO 700R (Rack) USB Driver Mac v1.00

    This is the USB driver for Mac OS 10.5 and later when using the VS-700 System (both Rack and Console together) or the VS-700R Rack alone.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    * When you use this driver version, the following MUST be updated:
    - V-STUDIO 700R (Rack) System Update (Ver.1.30 or later)
    - V-STUDIO 700R Fantom VS System Update (Ver.1.30 or later)

  • V-STUDIO 700C (Console Only) USB Driver Windows

    This is the USB driver for Windows 8/8.1, 7, Vista and XP when using the VS-700C Console only--without the VS-700R Rack.

  • V-STUDIO 700C (Console Only) USB Driver Mac

    This is the USB driver for Mac OS 10.5 and later when using the VS-700C Console only--without the VS-700R Rack.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE:
    * When you use this driver version, you must update the V-STUDIO 700C (Console) to the latest System Update v1.31.

  • Fantom VS & ARX Editor Installer Version 1.10 (Windows Only)

    You can use this file to install the "Fantom VS Editor plug-in" and "ARX Editor plug-in" to your PC. The Fantom VS Editor and the ARX Editor plug-ins let you edit patches and parameters of the Fantom VS and ARX from within SONAR.
    * The Fantom VS Editor plug-in requires a VS-700R (Rack).
    * The ARX Editor plug-in requires a VS-700R (Rack) and an ARX board.

  • Fantom VS Sonar Instrument Definition List
  • VS-700C Driver Ver.1.0.0 for Mac OS X v10.6

    This driver is a driver for using the VS-700C with Mac OS X v10.6.

Support

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