Quick OverviewSynthesizer Roland SH-01 GAIA
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
SpecificationsTop Material/Body Material: Spruce Wood Neck/Profile: Wood: Maple/Beech/Maple Fingerboard: Rosewood Pickup Type: Hofner Staple Nickel Bridge: Hofner Staple Nickel Nut: 42mm Tuning Machines: Single Nickel/Pearl Buttons Inlays: Dots Pickguard: White Pearl Scale Length/# Of Frets: 30"/76cm Warranty: 1 Year
Amazing pads...easy as pie to program. 13-01-18
I've had the SH-01 Gaia for several months now and it never becomes old. The stock patches are excellent for hammering out ideas, but the ability to create patches from scratch quickly is what sets this apart from other VA synths. Lightweight, battery powered (AC Adapter Incl.), small footprint. Really love the pad sounds. Immediately downloaded the Luftrum 6 Collection and fell in love with this synth all over again. If you're new to sythesis, this is the easiest and most affordable way to learn and enjoy making electronic music. An essential component in my synth arsenal next to the Fantom G and the Arturia Laboratory.
Great starter synth 12-04-16
The new Roland SH01 or normally called the GAIA is a great entry level virtual analog synthesizer.The 37 note, 64 voice polyphony synth sounds great and since you can stack 3 big sounding oscillators you won't run out of polyphony too soon for your electronic song production. All of the editing control is on the front panel so even beginners can start programming your own sounds quickly and easily. All of the control , knobs , sliders are right in front of you. Its lightweight at only 10lbs. it looks and sounds great for around 650.00