Instant vocals for any keyboardist with Roland's VP-7
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-05-16)
Roland's new VP-7 Vocal Processor
quickly on top of keyboards and creates ensemble vocal sounds with a
variety of PCM-based vocal sounds, or with Roland's superior Vocal
For keyboardists who want lush vocal backing tracks without singing
into a microphone, the compact VP-7 includes four rich and expressive
human voice sounds -- Female Choir, Boys Choir, Gregorian Choirs and
Jazz Scat -- just by playing the keyboard.
Utilizing Vocal Designer technology derived from Roland's VP-Series
vocal & ensemble keyboards, the VP-7 has three Vocal Designer
algorithms that can automatically generate multi-voice backing
harmonies that sing the same lyrics as a performer sings into the
included DR-HS5 headset microphone.
Pressing the Vocoder button allows for quick access to a talkbox,
vintage vocoder, or modern vocoder effect. Keyboardists can also go
deeper into seven additional vocoder variations that have natural
human voice sounds. This allows for the performance of independent
harmony lines that complement the lead vocalist.
The VP-7's super-simple interface features large, quick-access buttons
and knobs, so it's easy to call up preset sounds and adjust blends on
the fly. Onboard ambience effects sweeten the sound with the twist of
a knob, while a handy bypass switch lets the user bring the VP-7's
processing in and out with the push of a button, or with a tap of the
optional DP-2 footswitch.
Human Voice: Female Choir, Kids Choir, Gregorian Choir, Jazz Scat
Vocal Designer: Duet, Trio1, Trio2
Vocoder: Vocoder1, Vocoder2, Vocoder3
64 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
438 Hz to 442 Hz
Headphone Jack: Stereo miniature phone type, Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type, Line Input Jack: Stereo miniature phone type, Mic Jack: 1/4 inch phone type or XLR type (with phantom power), Foot Pedal Jack (Bypass on/off), MIDI Connector (IN), DC IN jack
The VP-7 is now available with a US MSRP of $639 and street price of $549. Fro more information visit http://www.RolandUS.com/Products/VP-7.
From Roland press release.
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