Flexible and updatable synth module with realtime audio production.
An open-ended hardware/software system in which processing is provided by the module and control by the bundled software. Updates from Roland (see update details below) for the module can be downloaded to supply new sounds, capabilities, and synth packages. Use your favorite synth sounds to build complete songs; manipulate pitch, time, and formant; add effects; and keep the music flowing without CPU drain.
It incorporates Variphrase technology to vary time, pitch, and formant. Easy drag-and-drop sample arranging allows you to build complete songs in minutes. Its internal memory holds up to 300 seconds of mono samples, 150 seconds for stereo. It batch loads/auto encodes WAV/AIFF from computer via USB and browser. Plays back up to 14 phrases simultaneously with 6-part multitimbral operation. Module's 40 multi-effects, 8 choruses, and 9 reverbs can be edited via software.
Current updates include the latest USB drivers and V-Producer 2.1 (with OSX support); and the new VariOS-8 and VariOS 303 modeling synths.
Roland VariOS Open System Module Features:
* Up to 14 phrases simultaneously with 6-part multitimbral operation
* Award-winning VariPhrase technology for intuitive realtime manipulation of pitch, time, and formant to control audio phrases like MIDI
* Batch load/auto-encode WAV/AIFF audio files from computer via USB and browser
* Internal memory holds up to 300 seconds of mono samples, 150 seconds of stereo samples
* Easy drag-and-drop editing allows you to build complete songs in minutes
* PhraseScope window provides freeform editing of a phrase's melodic content
* GrooveScope window allows nondestructive reconstruction of rhythm loops
* Graphic editing of VariOS module's 40 multi-effects, 8 chorus types, and 9 reverbs
* V-Producer for VariOS supports MIDI clock/MTC sync and audio/SMF export
* Flash memory and PC card sample storage for using VariOS module without a computer
* Open-ended design allows for future software updates
It's a producer's dream machine that makes audio song building as flexible as MIDI. Get it and use it.