Roland has officially announced the AIRA VT-3 Voice Transformer – a new vocal effects processor.
With the VT-3 Voice Transformer, you can alter pitch and formant in real time to introduce heavily processed vocal sounds into your music. It also has the power to transform your voice into synthesizers, synth basses, hard-tuned and lo-fi sounds, and more. The VT-3 also offers built-in reverb, smooth wet/dry fader control, and instant bypass.
Vocal processing options include:
- Pop and electro sounds with two distinctive Auto-Pitch effects
- Create VP-330-style Vocoder sounds without the need for a keyboard
- Scatter function for glitchy effects that sound like something’s broken (in a good way)
- Loads of lo-fi character with Megaphone and Radio settings
- Synthetic sounding voices with the Robot button
- Synth, Lead, and Bass settings for synths you can sing
- Create heavily processed vocal sounds in real time
- Smooth control with dedicated Pitch and Formant sliders
- Large dedicated Reverb and Mix Balance sliders
- Save three favorite settings for instant recall
- Connect an optional footswitch for additional control in live performances
- Pure green LEDs and brightly lit controls for great visibility
- Lightweight and durable construction for easy portability
- Standard XLR/TRS combo jack (with phantom power) and 1/8-inch mic jack (with plug-in power)
- Stereo outputs can be configured as separate mono wet/dry channels
- Built-in USB audio interface with loopback recording to overdub vocals on existing tracks
- Powered by USB bus or included AC adapter
Pricing and Availability
The Roland AIRA VT-3 will ship before the end of Q2 2014 and will retail for a street price of $199. For additional information, see the Roland website.