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      Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesizer (485806)
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High-performance value with old-school charm.

The Roland GAIA SH-01 synth offers high-performance value with old-school charm. The Roland SH-01 delivers massive sound, hands-on ease, and an affordable price. The synth's triple-stacked engine puts potent virtual analog synthesis under your fingertips, yet the control panel is so fun, friendly, and inviting, even first-timers can create great sounds.

The Roland synth's signal flow is simple to grasp, with logically arranged knobs, sliders, and buttons. Hands-on control and fat sound make the little Gaia SH-01 a powerhouse and a joy for music students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and skill levels.

Triple-Fat Virtual Analog
Sink your teeth into the new triple-stacked virtual analog engine, comprising 3 complete synths for incredibly thick, powerful sound. Unleash the beef of 3 oscillators that drive a trio of multimode, resonant filters, multi-shape LFOs, and amplifiers, plus 9 envelope generators. The Roland Gaia SH-01 is like having 3 synthesizers in 1! With 64 polyphonic voices onboard, the GAIA SH-01 makes it possible to play massive sounds without experiencing note drop-out.

Stackable Effects
From the silkiest reverb to the grittiest growl, the Roland SH-01's instantly selectable multi-effects catapult your sounds into another spatial dimension. You can layer up to 5 simultaneous effects for dozens of variations. Onboard Roland effects include reverb, distortion, fuzz, bit crash, flanger, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost, and delay with panning and tempo sync. Roland eqips the Gaia SH-01 with cdedicated control knobs for tweaking the effects in real time.

Portable Power
At less than 10 pounds, the Roland GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact, and 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!

Instant Control
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.

Phrase Recorder and Arpeggiator
Hold a note or chord and let the arpeggiator create musical magic automatically for you. The tempo can be set via tap tempo. In addition, the onboard Phrase Recorder lets you record what you play on the keyboard as well as the movements of the knobs and sliders. The controller data can also be played back independently to complement the notes you play in real time.

USB and EXT IN
Connect directly to a computer (Mac or PC) with one simple USB cable, and stream audio directly to the software of your choice. The SH-01's USB ports can also be used to transmit and receive MIDI data, and to store your patches and phrases (recorded with the Phrase Recorder) to a USB memory stick. For integrating with external devices, the SH-01's EXT input lets you connect external audio sources such as an MP3-player and play along with your favorite songs or backing tracks—great for practice and live performance. Manipulate the incoming audio with three Center Cancel modes, which let you eliminate pre-recorded vocals, guitars, or bass.

*Can be powered by 8 rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries.

Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesizer Features:

  • Huge sound with 3 virtual analog engines onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LF0

    Layer up to 5 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


Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesizer Specifications:

  • Keyboard: 37 Keys (with velocity)
    Maximum Polyphony: 64 Voices
    Sound Generation:

    Virtual analog synthesizer sound generator (Number of part: 1)

    (Oscillator + Filter + Amp + Envelopes + LFO) x 3

    PCM sound generation (Number of parts: 15)

    Patch memory

    Preset: 64

    User: 64

    OSC Section
    Oscillator waveform: Saw, Square, Pulse/PWM, Triangle, Sine, Noise, Super Saw
    Knobs/Sliders: Pitch, Detune, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation
    Envelope: Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth

    Modulation

    Oscillator Sync, Ring Modulation

    (Tone 2's OSC 2 is applied as modulation to Tone 1's OSC 1.)

    FILTER Section
    Filter Type: LPF, HPF, BPF, PKG (-12 dB/-24 dB)
    Knobs: Cutoff, Resonance, Key Follow
    Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Envelope Depth

    AMP Section
    Knobs: Level
    Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release

    LFO Section
    LFO Shape: Triangle, Sine, Saw, Square, Sample
    Knobs/Sliders: Rate, Fade Time, Pitch Depth, Filter Depth, Amp Depth
    Tempo Sync: On/Off

    Effects
    DIST: Distortion, Fuzz, Bit Crash
    FLANGER: Flanger, Phaser, Pitch Shifter
    DELAY: Delay, Panning Delay (with tempo sync function)
    REVERB: Reverb
    LOW BOOST: Low Boost
    Knobs: Control 1, Level
    Controllers

    Pitch Bend/Modulation lever

    D BEAM Controller

    Arpeggiator: Preset pattern: 64
    Phrase Recorder

    User: 8

    Number of Track: 1

    Jacks/Connectors

    OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4 inch phone type)

    Headphone jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)

    PEDAL jack (TRS phone type)

    MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)

    USB COMPUTER (supports USB Hi-Speed Audio/MIDI)

    USB MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)

    EXT IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)

    DC IN jack

    Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC Adaptor or rechargeable nickel-metal hydride AA batteries x 8 ) Batteries sold separately – Note: Zinc-carbon batteries or alkaline batteries cannot be used.
    Current Draw: 600 mA
    Battery life for continuous use: Approximately 5 hours

    Using rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries

    Approximately 4 hours if USB memory is connected

    Differs depending on the conditions of use/dd>

    Accessories: Owner's Manual, Guide Book, CD-ROM (USB DRIVER), DVD Video, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), Power Cord
    Options (sold separately): Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z(*), Pedal Switch: DP series, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory: M-UF2G * Make sure that this instrument is mounted at a height that is no higher than 1 meter.

    Size and Weight
    Width: 27-3/16" (689 mm)
    Height: 3-15/16" (100 mm)
    Depth: 12-1/2" (317 mm)
    Weight: 9 lb. 5 oz. (4.2 kg)


Product Reviews
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  • Fun and Flexible

    As reviewed by 80's Afficianado on 7/5/2011

    There are many options for synths in this mid-priced range. I've played many, but I puchased the GAIA, because of the immediacy of tweaking, the fun factor in actually playing a modern synth that is expressive, and that the well-behaved sound will sit well in the mix. This synth will become the goto synth for leads and pads in my rig. My only real complaints at this price point are that 1) in synch mode OSC 2 drives OSC 1 and the OSC 1 output bypasses the filter (only the OSC 2 filter is enabled) and 2) the unit lacks graphics for the shift key functions. The wonderful outweighs any gripes: 64 arpeggio presets that can be edited with a free, third-party software download; the assignable D-Beam and pitch/mod wheel that can be used by both hands in key hold mode; no menu-diving; a phrase-recorder; 8 PCM sounds accessible from the keyboard and 16 GM channels with an external controller (one channel is reserved for the GAIA synth--I've played separately on the GAIA synth along with the GM GAIA sounds triggered by my controller); the new OS update can switch off the PCM sounds for an controller to control multiple synths; any 2GB USB with FAT will store sounds and phrases that can be recalled from internal memory or the USB stick; the thing is portable; the GAIA serves as a USB PC recording interface via the 1/8" input; and the GAIA has a great-feeling keyboard. I do not believe there is a "perfect" synth, nor a single synth that does it all, but the GAIA executes on its concept and is a joy to use.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • Amazingly Powerful little synth

    As reviewed by Dan on 5/21/2010

    I recently got the opportunity to try out this little beast, and I was blown away. I own a sh-101 and was very skeptical of this because I love the sound of a warm fat analog. The gaia is absolutely amazing. with the 3x osc and all of the real time control, it's perfect for live performers. Although it isn't a true analog, the sounds that this monster can produce could fool the common listener. Roland really nailed this one on the head. It's about time (especially after the extremely disappointing sh-201) Unfortunately I didn't get to keep the gaia but I have already pre-ordered one and can't wait until it becomes mine.

    35 of 37 people found this review helpful.
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  • Little Giant!!!

    As reviewed by Eric on 5/27/2010

    I purchased this synth yesterday as soon as it made it out onto the floor! I have to say its been a while since I've seen a really good synth that was made by Roland. There are tons of features that can be used by anyone from beginners to pros. Personally I had a little bit of time to sit down with this last night and the first think i did was plug my iPod to this bad boy and play along with some of my favorite tunes. You can even eliminate vocal tracks or even bass lines from the music so you can play right along! Its simply amazing. Its light weight for the pro that is going to be moving a lot of gear, you dont have to worry about this sysnth its tops out just under 10 lbs.! I cant wait to see what else this little sucker can do!

    27 of 28 people found this review helpful.
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