Roland GAIA SH-01 Modelling SynthesizerStock code: 69499
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- Extended 5-year warranty when you register your purchase with Roland.
- Huge sound with three virtual analogue engines onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO
- Layer up to five simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, low boost, and more
- 64-voice polyphony for massive sounds without note drop out
With its massive sound, hands-on ease and affordable price, the Roland GAIA SH-01 is a high-performance value synth with old school charm. The triple stacked engine puts potent virtual analogue synthesis at your fingertips, yet the control panel is fun, friendly, and inviting, so even first-timers can create great sounds. The signal flow is simple to grasp, with logically arranged knobs, sliders, and buttons. Hands-on control and fat sounds make this little powerhouse a joy for music students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and ability levels.
Triple-fat virtual analogue
Sink your teeth into the new triple stacked virtual analogue engine, comprising three complete synths for incredibly thick, powerful sound. Unleash the beef of three oscillators which drive a trio of multimode, resonant filters, multi-shape LFOs, and amplifiers, plus nine envelope generators. It's like having three synthesizers in one! With 64 polyphonic voices onboard, the GAIA SH-01 makes it possible to play massive sounds without experiencing note drop out.
From the silkiest reverb to the grittiest growl, the SH-01's instantly selectable multi-effects will catapult your sounds into another dimension. You can layer up to five simultaneous effects for dozens of variations. The onboard effects include reverb, distortion, fuzz, bit crash, flanger, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost, and delay with panning and tempo sync. Dedicated control knobs are provided for tweaking the effects in real time.
At less than 10 pounds (approx. 4 kg / 9 lbs), the GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact, and great for musicians on the go. However, the 37-note keyboard is full-size, so performers can play naturally and comfortably. The synth can be powered via AC or batteries* for the ultimate in portable convenience. A battery-life indicator on the front panel ensures that you won't lose power unexpectedly. When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Roland's CUBE Street, MOBILE CUBE, BA-330 or KC-110, the GAIA SH-01 can be played and heard anywhere!
*Can be powered by eight rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries.
The front panel puts every control directly under your fingertips. There are no hidden menus you can just play. And move the knobs and sliders, or wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects. The logically designed front panel shows the signal path from left to right. It helps beginners understand synthesis, while experienced players will love the instant gratification of hands-on control during performance.
Phrase Recorder and arpeggiator
Hold a note or chord and let the arpeggiator create musical magic automatically for you. The tempo can be set via tap tempo. In addition, the onboard Phrase Recorder lets you record what you play on the keyboard as well as the movements of the knobs and sliders. The controller data can also be played back independently to complement the notes you play in real time.
USB and EXT IN
Connect directly to a computer (Mac or PC) with one simple USB cable, and stream audio directly to the software of your choice. The SH-01's USB ports can also be used to transmit and receive MIDI data, and to store your patches and phrases (recorded with the Phrase Recorder) to a USB memory stick. For integrating with external devices, the SH-01's EXT input lets you connect external audio sources such as an MP3-player and play along with your favourite songs or backing tracks, making it great for practice and live performance. Manipulate the incoming audio with three Center Cancel modes, which let you eliminate pre-recorded vocals, guitars, or bass.
|Model||Roland GAIA SH-01|
|Keyboard||37 keys (velocity sensitive)|
|Sound Generator Section||Virtual analog synthesizer sound generator (Number of part: 1)|
|(Oscillator + Filter + Amp + Envelopes + LFO) x 3|
|PCM sound generator (Number of parts: 15)|
|Maximum Polyphony||64 voices|
|Patch Memory||Preset: 64|
|Oscillator waveform||SAW, SQUARE, PULSE/PWM, TRIANGLE, SINE, NOISE, SUPER SAW|
|Knobs/Sliders||PITCH, DETUNE, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation|
|Envelope||Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth|
|Modulation||Oscillator Sync, Ring Modulation|
|(Tone 2's OSC 2 is applied as modulation to Tone 1's OSC 1.)|
|Filter Type||LPF, HPF, BPF, PKG (-12 dB/-24 dB)|
|Knobs||CUTOFF, RESONANCE, KEY FOLLOW|
|Envelope||Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Envelope Depth|
|Envelope||Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release|
|LFO Shape||TRIANGLE, SINE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample|
|Knobs/Sliders||RATE, FADE TIME, PITCH DEPTH, FILTER DEPTH, AMP DEPTH|
|DIST||Distortion, Fuzz, Bit Crash|
|FLANGER||Flanger, Phaser, Pitch Shifter|
|DELAY||Delay, Panning Delay (with tempo sync function)|
|LOW BOOST||Low Boost|
|Knobs||Control 1, Level|
|Controllers||Pitch Bend/Modulation lever|
|D BEAM Controller|
|Arpeggiator||Preset pattern: 64|
|Phrase Recorder||User: 8|
|Number of Track: 1|
|Jacks/Connectors||Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type|
|Headphone Jack: Stereo 1/4 inch phone type|
|PEDAL jack (TRS phone type)|
|MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)|
|USB COMPUTER Connector (supports USB Hi-Speed Audio/MIDI)|
|USB MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)|
|EXT IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)|
|DC IN jack|
|Power Supply||DC 9 V (AC Adaptor or rechargeable nickel-metal hydride AA batteries x 8)|
* Batteries sold separately.
* Zinc-carbon batteries or alkaline batteries cannot be used.
|Current Draw||600 mA|
|Battery life for continuous use||Approximately 5 hours|
|* Using rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries|
|* approximately 4 hours if USB memory is connected|
|* Differs depending on the conditions of use|
|CD-ROM (USB DRIVER)|
|AC Adaptor (PSB-1U) and Power Cord|
|Width||689 mm (27-3/16 inches)|
|Depth||317 mm (12-1/2 inches)|
|Height||100 mm (3-15/16 inches)|
|Weight||4.2 kg (9 lbs. 5 oz.)|
A must have!
Posted on 20/12/2012 by Zachsquatch
This synth has virtually endless options, great if you're writing your own stuff! And look at all the buttons and knobs, how can you resist!?!?
My go to synth
Posted on 20/12/2012 by Gileyboy
I’ve owned one of these since they came out and have used it on every track we have written since then. Really simple to use and manipulate sounds and seem to always fit in any genre of track. No menus to bog you down and remind me of programming my old sh101 just minus the power supply hum I used to get from it. D beam is also great for adding those little changes in sound on the fly.
Posted on 20/12/2012 by Indigo
Amazing synthesizer, doesn't come near any other synthesizer that I've used. Clean sounds and awesome combinations. If you're going to get one then get this one because there's not another one like it. :)
Gaia almighty sound model
Posted on 01/08/2012 by mr bean
What a nice little synth. It’s small, easily portable, light and compact. The sounds are called up easily from presets and you can manipulate then by changing the setting on LFO amp filter and oscillator, to make completely different sounds. The sounds are good, as I want an old type sound to go compliment my music, which it does. It adds a new element to my music, and I can create sounds the way I hear them in my head. It’s not too expensive either and it won’t take up much room in your studio.
Posted on 16/09/2011 by Emily
We use this synthesizer in our band and I must say - The sounds you can get out of it are endless!! There are so many possible combinations with this machine! :)