Roland announces GAIA SH-01

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Roland GAIA SH-01

Roland has unveiled the GAIA SH-01, a 37-key compact synthesizer that brings serious sound, instant control, and ultimate flexibility to the synthesis experience.

Combining a classic panel layout reminiscent of vintage Roland synthesizers with the latest in Roland’s analog-modeling technology, GAIA is perfect for any students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and skill levels.

GAIA SH-01 features

  • Huge sound with three virtual analog 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
  • Fun, hands-on control panel that’s great for instant gratification, and for learning synthesis
  • Lightweight, compact body with 37 full-size keys
  • Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience
  • D Beam, arpeggiator, and Phrase Recorder onboard
  • USB ports for saving user patches to USB flash drives, and for audio/MIDI connection to computers

The GAIA SH-01 is scheduled to ship in May with a suggested retail price of $739 USD.

More information: Roland / GAIA SH-01

  • MFrohicky

    Audio via USB is definitely good news. I guess a Virus TI style VST interface would be too much to ask for at that price point though.

  • Evan

    Can you tamper with plug-ins on the Roland Gaia…???

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