Roland GAIA SH-01
With its massive sound, hands-on ease, and affordable price, the Roland GAIA SH-01 offers high-performance value with old-school charm. The triple-stacked engine puts potent virtual analog synthesis under your fingertips. Featuring a simple signal flow with logically arranged knobs, sliders, and buttons. Overall, hands-on control and fat sound make this little powerhouse a joy for music students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and skill levels.
Sink your teeth into the new, triple-stacked virtual analog engine. Comprising of three complete synths giving you an incredibly thick, powerful sound. Unleash the beef of three oscillators that drive a trio of multimode, resonant filters, multi-shape LFOs, and amplifiers, plus nine envelope generators. It’s like having three synthesizers in one! With 64 polyphonic voices onboard, the GAIA SH-01 gives you the ability to play massive sounds!
Packed with effects
From the silkiest reverb to the grittiest growl, the SH-01’s instantly selectable multi-effects will catapult your sounds into another dimension. Hence, you can layer up to five simultaneous effects for dozens of variations. Onboard effects include reverb, distortion, fuzz, bit crash, flanger, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost, and delay with panning and tempo sync. Plus, dedicated control knobs are provided for tweaking the effects in real-time.
So at less than 10 pounds, the Roland SH-01 GAIA is lightweight and compact. Therefore, great for musicians on the go. The 37-note keyboard is full-size, however, so performers can play naturally and comfortably. The synth can be powered via AC or batteries* for the ultimate in portable convenience. A battery-life indicator on the front panel ensures that you won’t lose power unexpectedly. When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Roland’s CUBE Street, MOBILE CUBE, BA-330 or KC-110, the GAIA SH-01 can be played and heard anywhere!
The front panel puts every control directly under your fingertips. There are no hidden menus, no-nonsense. Just play and move the knobs and sliders, or wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects. The logically designed front panel shows the signal path from left to right. It helps beginners understand synthesis, while experienced players will love the instant gratification of hands-on control during performance.
Hold a note or chord and let the arpeggiator create musical magic automatically for you. While the onboard Phrase Recorder lets you record what you play on the keyboard as well as the movements of the knobs and sliders.
*Can be powered by eight rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries.