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With its massive sound, hands-on ease, and affordable price, the GAIA SH-01 is a high-performance value with old-school charm. The 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 signal flow is simple to grasp, with logically arranged knobs, sliders, and buttons. 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.
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
...to add to my existing set-up, possibly a new synth or maybe something a bit different. My meagre set-up is currently: Roland SH-01 Gaia Korg M-50 Prophet 08 Tascam 2488 mkII (24 track) Lexicon MX-400 effects rack KRK Rokit 5's Synth-wise, I was toying with the idea of selling my Gaia and putting the cash towards a 2nd hand Little Phatty stage...
I hope Roland will release an upgraded version of the Roland SH-01 GAIA: - VA. - No menu diving: hands-on control only. - At least 128 notes polyfhony and 16 part multi timbral. - Decent line sequencer. - sound layer & split possibilities. - Improved sound quality. - Improved keyboard. - 61 keys. If such a synth were to be released, you...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT_1dGhv_7Y Roland GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer has a very deep arpeggiator. A lot of cool features are available under the hood - this video shows how to customise your own user arpeggiators, access over 64 preset motifs and styles plus some other cool bits of info!
I've just got my Roland Gaia SH-01. It is the first synth I own but not the first i've worked with.
The Gaia is a very good synth, very easy of use, everything is 'in front' of you. Many knobs, faders at hand and even it has a motion detector allowing to control volume or filter to extra and...