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:
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
Intuitive Programming and Control
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
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
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!