The V-Synth is an instrument for those who like to program - and for those not satisfied with today's variety of synthesizers. V-Synth's variable oscillator with VariPhrase technology brings life to otherwise static waveforms. And it's not just the sound engine, but the way players can interact with it. From the luxurious feel of the 61-note velocity-sensitive keyboard with aftertouch to the interactive control only possible with physical knobs and sliders to the dynamic TimeTrip Pad, Twin D Beams and touchscreen, V-Synth lets you explore entirely new realms of sound never before possible.
Variable Oscillators: The Heart of the V-Synth
The V-Synth's dual oscillators are unlike any previous oscillator design, with a choice of three different types:
The PCM oscillator is powered by VariPhrase for complete sonic control. Choose from hundreds of preset waveforms or sample your own. Then use the "Time Trip" function to manipulate a waveform's time aspect in any way you wish. Slow it down to uncover rich moving harmonic content; speed it up to create high-speed tonal motion; freeze it at your favorite spot; or rewind it backward at any speed without changing pitch and formant, which can also be independently controlled. You've never heard sounds like these!
Analog Modeling is the second oscillator type. Here you'll find nine traditional fat-sounding analog waveforms - strengthened by Roland's latest modeling technology to give them even more warmth and punch.
The third oscillator type is External Audio Processing, which lets you process any signal arriving at the V-Synth's analog inputs. All oscillator types can be layered and mixed in several ways, or modulated using FM, ring mod and oscillator hard sync.
Intuitive Programming and Control
The V-Synth's sound engine can be configured in several different ways by choosing from preset Structure types - just like a semi-modular synth! Front-panel Structure buttons make it easy to dive in, while a host of knobs, sliders and buttons give you direct access to vital sound parameters. Even the most detailed editing can be performed quickly using the large touchscreen, which even responds to dragging motions - great for setting envelope curves!
The real magic begins when interacting with the V-Synth's knobs and controllers. With the TimeTrip Pad, you can scan a waveform forward and backward using your fingertip. Imagine adding expressive articulation to a lead vocal sample! Or use the Twin D Beams to modify a range of controllers using infrared light beams. The V-Synth's arpeggiator can even modulate sound parameters. Nothing else provides this type of interaction and creative control.
COSM Processing and Effects
In lieu of a basic multi-mode filter, the V-Synth offers two dedicated COSM modeling processors for shaping sounds. So in addition to having access to analog-style filters, you can also plug into new types of processors like polyphonic guitar amp modeling, a Wave Shaper, Resonator (polyphonic waveform processing through a modeled resonation body) and a unique Side Band Filter capable of pulling out the sharper, metallic content of sounds. Of course, there are also global effects including a dedicated reverb processor with ten reverb types, a chorus processor with eight types, and a killer multi-effects processor with 41 distinct algorithms. With tools like these, sounds can be molded however you like.
With its flexible I/O and USB port, the V-Synth provides endless possibilities for serious sound designers. Use the analog or digital inputs to sample your own waveforms to be used in the variable oscillator. You can even exchange .WAV and AIFF files via the built-in USB port, which also works for MIDI. Resampling is also possible, allowing users to capture any performance with the TimeTrip Pad, D Beam or arpeggiator - or even effected sounds - as an entirely new waveform. All Preset Patches are fully re-writeable, giving users plenty of space for their own creations, which can also be saved via USB to a computer or to an optional PC card. And by purchasing readily available PC card adapters, other media such as CompactFlash, SmartMedia and MicroDrives can be used.
V-LINK Onboard Video Control
V-LINK is another new approach to creative expression, allowing playback and even performance of video clips with music created on the V-Synth; all you need is the Roland DV-7PR Digital Video Workstation (sold separately). Use V-LINK to trigger different video clips with V-Synth's keyboard while using the bender to change playback speed. Using the TimeTrip Pad, you can scan a clip forwards or backwards with your finger, or change colors using the Twin D Beams. Explore new dimensions in sound and video with V-Synth!