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Note: This is a download version of Roland Cloud Sound Canvas VA, not a physical copy.

First introduced in 1991, Roland’s Sound Canvas series has long been a standard in GS sound modules, and now you can access this classic sound source as a plug-in. Sound Canvas VA comes with over 1,600 high-quality sounds, 64 different insert effects, global effects like reverb and EQ, and extensive sound editing capabilities. Also included are sound maps to play MIDI files created on the SC-88 Pro and other Sound Canvas hardware modules. Combining classic sounds with current technologies, Sound Canvas VA is the modern evolution of an audio benchmark.

• GS-compatible virtual instrument for Windows and Mac
• Includes 1,600 high-quality sounds and 63 drum kits that cover nearly every musical genre
• Each plug-in instance supports 16 parts and up to 64-note polyphony
• Tone Editor and Effect Editor functions enable sound customization
• Supports host DAW automation for a variety of parameters

Tone Editor for Customizing Sounds
Sound Canvas VA features a powerful integrated editor for adjusting sounds in fine detail. The graphic interface makes it simple to create original tones using filters, envelopes and numerous GS sound parameters. You can also store sounds and quickly load favorites from your custom library.

Built-In Effects
Sound Canvas VA comes with 64 types of insert effects plus global reverb, chorus, delay and EQ, all easily adjustable via an intuitive interface. Many effects parameters support automation, and it’s easy to save and recall effects settings. Each plug-in supports one insert effect at a time, but you can open multiple plug-in instances to use additional insert effects on different tracks as needed.

Sound Maps
Loaded with sound maps for the SC-8820, SC-88 Pro, SC-88 and SC-55, you can use Sound Canvas VA to play files created with those original hardware modules.*

* Mix balance, tone and timing may vary slightly from the sound of the original hardware, depending on file data and processing in the host application. In addition, system exclusive messages contained in SMF tracks may not be recognized with some plug-in hosts.

Lifetime Keys
To install an instrument with a Lifetime Key, you must have a Roland Account. To create your Roland Account, download Roland Cloud Manager, create an account/log in, download your instrument and redeem your Lifetime Key.

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Sound Generator
  • Number of parts
  • 16 parts
  • Maximum Polyphony
  • 64 voices
  • MIDI Format
  • Conforms to GS, GM2, GM
  • Sound Maps
  • 4 types (SC-8820, SC-88Pro, SC-88, SC-55)
  • Preset Instruments
  • 1,600 tones
  • Drum sound sets
  • 63 drum sets
  • Effects
  • Reverb (8 types)
  • Chorus (8 types)
  • Delay (10 types)
  • 2-Band Equalizer
  • Insertion Effect (64 types)
  • Plug-In Formats
  • VSTi 2.4 32-bit (Windows Only)
  • VSTi 2.4 64-bit
  • AU

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System Requirements (Mac OS)
  • Operating System
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.11
  • Mac OS X 10.12
  • Host Application
  • VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4 compatible (64-bit)
  • Audio Units (AU) version: V2 Audio Units compatible
  • CPU
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • RAM
  • 4 GB or more
  • Hard Disk
  • 250 MB or more
  • Display/Colors
  • 1280 x 800 or higher/16.7 million colors or more
  • Other
  • You'll need Internet connectivity to authenticate this software
System Requirements (Windows)
  • Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • This does not work with the Windows RT
  • This does not work with the Windows Phone
  • This does not work on the virtual machines such as Hyper-V, Virtual PC or Boot Camp
  • Host Application
  • VST instruments (VSTi) version: VST 2.4 compatible
  • CPU
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or better
  • RAM
  • 4 GB or more
  • Hard Disk
  • 250 MB or more
  • Display/Colors
  • 1280 x 800 or higher, 24-bit full color or more
  • Other
  • You'll need Internet connectivity to authorize this software
  • You'll need Adobe Reader (available free of charge) in order to read the online help

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