The Roland VT-4 is an effects processor for the one instrument that costs nothing, our voice. With more and more musicians and producers using vocal manipulation to create ever more unusual sounds, Roland has looked to fill a gap in the market and tailor a product specifically to tackle this problem. This is a live, on the fly vocal transformer with a wide range of subtle to extreme transformations available. If you are a singer in a band this is as viable as a pedal board is to a guitarist. with mix faders and filter controls, the opportunities are vast. With modern vocal effects like formant, you can alter the timbre as well as the pitch of a singers voice all on the fly.
Harmonies, robots and a megaphone
The Roland VT-4 is jammed with effects, much of these can be used simultaneously to create wild and wonderful sounds. From a plethora of time effects such as echo, dub echo, temp delay and reverb for spacious live sounds in the comfort of your recording studio or rehearsal room. There are pitch shifting effects from squeaky high tones to menacing low tones. Multiple harmonies can be created and with the MIDI in the vocoder voicing allows you to sing through a keyboard.
Portable vocal power
The Roland VT-4 can be powered via a USB port into a PC but can also be powered by batteries for recording on the move or live performances with hours of playtime even with phantom power enabled, meaning you can use a condenser mic with the Roland VT-4. The unit is sturdy and built for a studio environment but can cope with live use. There are four memory patches for quick storage of favourite sounds. The Roland VT-4 is a light, powerful and portable vocal transformer and the price for so many options is fantastic. This is a multipurpose effects processor ideal for the studio but perfectly viable for live use.
Manufacturer Roland Model VT-4 Dimensions 17.4 (W) x 13.3 (D) x 5.8 (H) cm Weight 0.554kgs Nominal Input Level MIC IN: -40 to -12 dBu (variable) Input Impedance MIC IN (Rear): 4.4 k ohms MIC IN (Front): 2.2 k ohmsNominal
Output LevelLINE OUT: -10 dBuOutput
ImpedanceLINE OUT: 1 k ohm
PHONES 24 ohms memory Scene memory: 8 Effect Type
ROBOT  NORMAL
MEGAPHONE  MEGAPHONE
 BBD CHORUS
VOCODER  ADVANCED
 TALK BOX
 SPELL TOY
HARMONY  +5
 +3, -4
 +3, +5
REVERB  REVERB
 TEMPO DELAY
 DUB ECHO
Connectors MIC IN jack(rear) Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch TRS phone), balanced (phantom power: +48 V, 10 mA Max.) MIC IN jack (front) Stereo miniature phone type (plug-in power) PHONES jack Stereo miniature phone type LINE OUT jacks (L/MONO, R/BYPASS): 1/4-inch phone type USB port USB type B MIDI IN jack USB AudioSignal Processing PC interface: 24 bits AD/DA conversion 24 bits Sampling Frequency AD/DA conversion 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHzMIDI Power Supply Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)Current Draw 500mA Expected battery life under continuous use:Alkaline battery (phantom power: Off): Approx. 6 hours
Alkaline battery (phantom power: On): Approx. 4 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (phantom power: Off): Approx. 7 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (phantom power: On): Approx. 5.5 hours
* This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries,
capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
Accessories Owner's Manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
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