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Key to the whole sound and operation of Roland's new 61-note V-Synth are the different oscillator technologies used and the keyboard's unique interface to exert control over them. V-Synth uses two variable oscillators that utilize three different sound generation techniques. First, there is a PCM oscillator with up to 999 user-sampled waveforms (300 waveforms are included from the factory) running under under Roland's existing VariPhrase technology for independent control over pitch, time and formant. Next, Analog Modeling provides nine traditional waveforms; and lastly External Audio Processing lets any external sound function as a synth waveform. All oscillator types can be mixed and layered in several ways, or modulated using FM, ring mod and hard sync. A new Time Trip function lets you experiment with a waveform's time domain: speed up a waveform, slow it down, or freeze it in a steady state.
The V-Synth uses preset Structure types and, like a semi-modular synth, front panel (real) knobs, sliders and buttons directly access all sound parameters within these structures. There is a touch screen for more detailed programming changes that also responds to hand gesticulations such as dragging motions and finger tapping. COSM processors include: models of analog filters, wave shaper (distortions), resonator, a side-band filter for extracting sharper, metallic content of sounds and another new tool called polyphonic guitar amp modeling. V-Synth also provides a dedicated reverb, chorus, and 41 multi-effects algorithms for global effects.
The all-fun side of the V-Synth is the interface. With the TimeTrip touch pad, use your fingertip to scan waveforms forward and backward while waving your other hand over the infrared Twin D-Beams to modify a range of different controllers. With both analog and digital I/O, you can sample waveforms and also exchange .WAV/AIFF files over the USB port. If all of this doesn't keep you busy enough, you also have Roland's proprietary V-Link technology to trigger and manipulate externally running video clips using the V-Synth's keyboard, bender and TimeTrip Pad.
For more information, contact Roland Corporation U.S., Web to: www.RolandUS.com
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