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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Roland V-Synth XT

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"General Description
New V-Synth Muscle in a Rack Version!
Roland's groundbreaking V-Synth now has a travel-friendly offspring. The V-Synth XT is a portable V-Synth with some spectacular tricks up its sleeves - and with enough synthesis and audio-processing power to make your head spin. It's fully stocked with a potent array of synthesis types, including the V-Synth's famous Elastic Audio Synthesis engine, plus analog-synth modeling, vocal modeling, and classic D-50 emulation. Add to that a rich lineup of COSM effects, external audio processing, a touch-sensitive color display, eight universal edit knobs, and the V-Synth XT is an instrument that redefines rack/tabletop technology.

Roland V-Synth XT Rack/Tabletop Synthesizer at a Glance:
•Amazing new presets with extensive modulation
•Create new sounds easily with Sound Shaper
•Import samples or feed live audio!
•Built-in D-50 and vocal modeling cards
•Functions in a rack or as a tabletop unit

Amazing new presets with extensive modulation
The original V-Synth's factory sound set was a showcase of twisting, bending, otherworldly sounds. But the V-Synth XT is loaded with a new batch of unique "playable" patches created by an A-list group of star artists and producers. The patches might sound classic at first touch, but they explode to animated life when modulated. Start on familiar terrain, then hit the launch pad V-Synth XT style!

Create new sounds easily with Sound Shaper
Experts onboard! The V-Synth XT's innovative Sound Shaper function allows you create new sounds with the virtual "know-how" of professional sound designers. By selecting your destination sound type - whether a pad, bass, lead sound, etc. - this macro function guides you quickly through the V-Synth XT's relevant parameters while editing. Even the most complex editing is made easy!

Import samples or feed live audio!
The V-Synth XT provides a variety of input paths for sampling and external-audio processing. You can sample directly into the synth via its audio inputs (XLR and 1/4-inch), you can import samples through USB (WAV and AIF format), or you can feed live audio to the V-Synth XT for processing in real time. The front-panel Hi-Z input allows the XT to function as a unique and powerful effects rack for guitar or other instruments, the XLR input (with phantom power) allows the V-Synth XT to be utilized as a full-blown vocoder. USB audio streaming enables computer-aided sound design and additional audio-processing possibilities.

Built-in D-50 and vocal modeling cards
In addition to its user sampling, elastic-audio manipulation, and analog-synth modeling, the V-Synth XT comes pre-installed with Roland's VC-1 D-50 emulator and VC-2 Vocal Designer. It's like getting two additional instruments for free! The VC-1 transforms the V-Synth XT into Roland's legendary D-50 synthesizer. You can relive the D-50 in all its glory. Every circuit and precise detail of this legendary synthesizer has been faithfully modeled. It doesn't just sound like a D-50 - it IS a D-50!

NEW VC-2 vocal modeling
The VC-2 brings advanced vocal modeling to the V-Synth XT platform - from legacy vocoders to massive choir models with a level of expression never before achieved from conventional voice-processing algorithms.

Functions in a rack or as a tabletop unit
Physically speaking, the V-Synth XT is the most flexible rack unit Roland has ever manufactured. It can be mounted in a rack, where it can be positioned flush or tilted and locked at an angle that best suits your working environment. Or, if you prefer, you can take the V-Synth XT out of the rack, and place it on a flat surface. Its angled profile is designed to make the V-Synth XT work perfectly as a standalone tabletop unit. Whether used in a rack or on a tabletop, the V-Synth XT's large, color touch-screen display provides luxurious navigation, and its row of eight universal edit knobs makes using the synth fast, friendly, and expressive.

Roland V-Synth XT Rack/Tabletop Synthesizer Features:
•The V-Synth's powerful variable-oscillator synthesis in rack/tabletop module
•New patches by world-class artists, and Sound Shaper function for fast navigation through extensive editing parameters.
•Rhythm Sets for unique rhythmic manipulation
•Multi-Step Modulator for incredible sound-design possibilities
•Extended analog-modeled waveform set, including SuperSaw, Polyphonic Feedback Oscillator, and X-mod (cross Modulation) Oscillator
•USB streaming-audio, MIDI, and file transfer for one-cable computer connectivity
•VC-1 D-50 card and VC-2 Vocal Designer card pre-installed; live switching function enables V-Card application to be launched without rebooting
•Color touch-screen and eight universal edit knobs for fast, friendly operation
•Front-panel combo XLR/phono input for external audio processing"

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