Roland releases VP-7 Vocal Processor

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Roland VP-7

Roland has announced that the new VP-7 Vocal Processor is now available in stores.

This portable vocal processor sets up quickly on top of keyboards and creates ensemble vocal sounds with a variety of PCM-based vocal sounds, or with Roland’s superior Vocal Designer® technology.

For keyboardists who want lush vocal backing tracks without singing into a microphone, the compact VP-7 includes four rich and expressive human voice sounds — Female Choir, Boys Choir, Gregorian Choirs and Jazz Scat — just by playing the keyboard.

Utilizing Vocal Designer technology derived from Roland’s VP-Series vocal & ensemble keyboards, the VP-7 has three Vocal Designer algorithms that can automatically generate multi-voice backing harmonies that sing the same lyrics as a performer sings into the included DR-HS5 headset microphone.

Pressing the Vocoder button allows for quick access to a talkbox, vintage vocoder, or modern vocoder effect. Keyboardists can also go deeper into seven additional vocoder variations that have natural human voice sounds. This allows for the performance of independent harmony lines that complement the lead vocalist.

The VP-7’s super-simple interface features large, quick-access buttons and knobs, so it’s easy to call up preset sounds and adjust blends on the fly. Onboard ambience effects sweeten the sound with the twist of a knob, while a handy bypass switch lets the user bring the VP-7’s processing in and out with the push of a button, or with a tap of the optional DP-2 footswitch.

VP-7 features

  • Generate vocal harmonies instantly — no vocal skills required.
  • Dedicated buttons for instant access to the preset sounds.
  • Four expressive Human Voice sounds, three Vocal Designer choirs, plus vintage vocoder, echo, and reverb.
  • Dedicated knobs for volume, mic level, harmony mix, and Ambience level.
  • Bundled with DR-HS5 microphone (designed for Roland’s Vocal Designer products).

The VP-7 is now available with an MSRP of $639 USD.

More information: Roland / VP-7

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