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Roland GAIA-2 37-Key Polyphonic Virtual Analog Synthesizer

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    The Shape of Sound

    GAIA 2 opens the door to an infinite universe of inspired sound creation. Armed with a powerful hybrid engine that combines wavetable and virtual analog synthesis, you can quickly learn the basics before rocketing into uncharted sonic territory. The friendly panel layout logically outlines the synthesis workflow for speedy sound design, while full-size keys provide exceptional playability when you’re ready to perform. And with the sequencer and Motional Pad, it’s easy to generate complex sounds and phrases full of dynamic movement and alter them on the fly. Discover the shape of sound with GAIA 2 and bring all your musical visions to life.


    • Powerful Roland synthesizer with advanced sonic capabilities
    • Intuitive panel layout and hands-on workflow make it easy to learn synthesis and sound design
    • Newly developed hybrid sound engine with one wavetable oscillator and two virtual analog oscillators
    • Attractive aluminum panel filled with high-quality knobs and sliders
    • Freely assignable modulation routings for fast sound creation
    • Motional Pad for adding real-time movement and expression to sounds
    • Sequencer with real-time and step-recording options
    • MFX section with 53 unique effect types
    • Dedicated Chorus and Delay/Reverb sections with multiple types, including JUNO Chorus effects, Shimmer Reverb, Modulation Reverb, and more
    • Informative high-contrast OLED display
    • USB Type-A port for connecting a USB flash drive or external USB MIDI controller
    • Class-compliant USB-C port for communicating with music software on computers and mobile devices
    • USB-C port also supports AIRA Link for communication with Roland AIRA devices
    • Support for Model Expansions and other content on Roland Cloud (SH-101 Model Expansion pre-installed)
    • Wirelessly audition and download Model Expansions and Sound Packs with Roland Cloud Connect and the WC-1 Wireless Adapter (optional)

    Do You Speak Synth?

    GAIA 2’s newly developed sound engine puts a never-ending realm of tonal exploration under your fingers. Build familiar sounds inspired by past and present synth icons. Then dive into unique phase and shape modulation tools to unleash cutting-edge textures with complex overtones that can’t be expressed with traditional analog synths. Need something more extreme? Just crank the Drive knob in the multimode filter section for even more grit and power. Whatever you desire—from smooth tones reminiscent of vintage synths to edgy, biting leads to sci-fi soundscapes—GAIA 2 can do it.


    Complementing the basic shapes we all know and love, the wavetable oscillator section in GAIA 2 offers multiple waveforms, and you can jump or morph between them for everything from dramatic shifts to slowly evolving textures. Adding the wavetable oscillator introduces contrasting textures into the mix, leading to unforeseen and exciting results.

    Virtual Analog

    GAIA 2 gives you the tools to recreate the most famous analog synths of all time—or craft all-new voices never heard before. Twin virtual analog oscillators provide the building blocks of synthesis, enabling you to conjure past classics with complete authenticity. Or head in the opposite direction and sculpt the tones of the future. Just think about the sound you want and start tweaking to make it come alive.

    Touch the Sound

    GAIA 2’s logical workflow makes sound creation fast, easy, and fun. The one-control-per-function panel layout enables instant programming without having to resort to creativity-killing menu diving. And with the streamlined knobs and white anodized aluminum panel, even the look is inspiring. Wait until you see how it glows under stage lighting!

    See the Sound

    Positioned front and center, the informative display shows the output audio waveform as well as the path of the Motional Pad’s recorded movement. With just a glance, you’ll instantly grasp what’s happening within the most complex of sounds.

    SH-101 On Board

    With GAIA 2’s pre-installed SH-101 Model Expansion, the monophonic legend is reborn as a polysynth with new and exciting possibilities. Since its release in 1982, the small-but-mighty SH-101 has been a key ingredient in shaping electronic music and remains a favorite for its intuitive interface and head-turning sounds.

    Shape It Till You Make It

    Modern sound design requires flexible and plentiful modulation. With GAIA 2, you can quickly and intuitively build complex modulation routings. Assign up to four parameters to each of the two LFOs, which come equipped with classic and modern wave shapes, including step modulation. Such effortless parameter assignments let you turn ideas into sounds almost instantaneously.

    Inspiration Sequence

    With the free-flowing sequencer in GAIA 2, you can easily capture your inspiration and realize your wildest visions. Record in real time, enter steps, and edit on the fly—all without stopping playback. Or tap into the Random Pattern feature to ignite your creative engine with spontaneous musical energy.

    The Keys are the Key

    Equipped with 37 full-size keys, GAIA 2 delivers a rich and rewarding playing experience. Offering deep travel, balanced weight, and a graceful feel, this premium keyboard includes all the construction hallmarks that Roland is famous for.

    Roland Cloud Connect

    GAIA 2 supports Roland Cloud Connect, an optional wireless system for accessing Roland Cloud content. Simply plug in the compact USB adapter, then audition content and download selections into the keyboard using a dedicated app on your mobile device. A Roland Cloud Connect purchase includes an entire year of Pro membership, giving you unlimited use of thousands of sounds, Model Expansions, and much more.

    37 Keys
    Sound Generator
    GAIA-2 sound generator
    Pre-installed Model Expansion SH-101

    Other Model Expansions (optional- via Roland Cloud)
    Maximum Polyphony
    22 voices (3 x oscillators per voice)
    * The maximum polyphony varies depending on sound settings or the selected Model Expansion.
    Preset tone: 256
    User tone: 512
    OSC 1 (Wavetable): 63 waveforms
    Modulation types: Wave position, Phase modulation (P-MOD), Shaping modulation (S-MOD)

    OSC 2/3 (Classic waveforms): Sine, Triangle, Saw, Square, Super Saw, and 5 noise waves
    Modulation types: Shape, Ring modulation, Oscillator sync, Cross modulation 1, Cross modulation 2

    Envelope: Attack, Decay
    Envelope destination: Pitch, Oscillator 1 position, Oscillator 2 shape, Oscillator 3 shape, P-MOD X, P-MOD Y, S-MOD Depth, S-MOD Drive
    Filter type: LPF, BPF, HPF
    Filter slope: -12dB/Oct, -18dB/Oct, -24dB/Oct
    Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Filter Drive
    Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    2 LFOs, 5 waveforms and 1 programmable step LFO wave
    LFO assignment: Up to 4 parameters from panel knobs and sliders (except for click dials) in each LFO
    Multi-Effects: 53 types
    Reverb/Delay: 7 types
    Chorus: 3 types (9 modes in total)
    * The sound path order of the above effects can be changed.

    Master EQ
    Master Compressor
    Other Functions
    Chord memory
    Step sequencer
    64 steps : Each step can record 8 notes and 4 controls
    Recording modes: Real-time/Step/TR-REC
    Random pattern generator
    Mode: Up, Down, Up&Down, Random, Note Order
    Scale: 16 variations
    Motional Pad
    Two dimensional edit to P-Mod X/Y or S-Mod Depth/Drive
    Two dimensional assignable control to parameters of panel knobs and sliders (except for click dials)
    Motion recording and playback function
    Menu interface with a drag pointer
    Other Controllers
    Pitch Bend wheel
    Modulation wheel
    OLED 128 x 64 dots
    HEADPHONES jacks: Stereo miniature phone type (front), Stereo 1/4-inch phone type (rear)
    OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type
    PEDAL jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type (available for a hold pedal or a control pedal)
    MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
    USB COMPUTER port: USB Type-C(R) (Class Compliant for Audio and MIDI/ Roland driver for Audio and MIDI)
    USB MEMORY/EXT DEVICE port: Type-A (Storage, MIDI)
    Power Supply
    AC adaptor (DC IN port)
    USB bus power supply (USB Type-C(R) port)
    * External power supply from a USB Type-A port isn't available.
    Current Draw
    600 mA (AC adaptor)
    1,800 mA (USB bus power supply)
    External Memory
    USB Flash drive (commercially available)
    Startup Guide
    AC adaptor (PSB-5U)
    Power cord
    Options (sold separately)
    Pedal Switch: DP series
    Expression Pedal: EV-5
    Wireless Adapter: WC-1
    Keyboard Bag: CB-B37
    655 mm
    25-13/16 inches
    336 mm
    13-1/4 inches
    92 mm
    3-5/8 inches
    4.4 kg / 9 lbs 12 oz


      Brand: Roland


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