Roland has introduced GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer, a software-based editor application for the GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer.
Compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X, the GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer allows users to access the GAIA synth’s entire set of sound parameters visually, via a computer.
Here’s an overview, via Roland, of GAIA Sound Designer:
Once the GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer is installed, all that is required is a USB connection between the GAIA synth and the PC. With the GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer’s interactive interface, users have complete control over sound creation. Every control for the GAIA’s three synthesizer engines is represented, while the unique Waveform Display shows the shape of the currently edited waveform in a virtual oscilloscope, providing a graphical representation of the sound.
The Action List feature allows users to record and play back every step of the sound-creation process. Additionally, the GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer comes with many sample Action Lists that detail the creation of common sounds such as synth bass and synth lead. This feature helps beginners understand basic synthesis and aids music educators teaching in synthesizer labs.
The GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer also provides a way for users to backup, organize, and store their custom GAIA sounds. Included with the GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer are a number of newly created patches, ready for loading into the GAIA Synthesizer.
The GAIA Synthesizer Sound Designer is expected to be available in October with an MSRP of $99.00.