Roland VP-7 Vocal Processor Now Available
May 14, 2010
The VP-7 Vocal Processor portable vocal processor sets up quickly on top of keyboards and creates ensemble vocal sounds with a variety of PCM-based vocal sounds, or with Roland's Vocal Designer technology.
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.
Using 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.
The VP-7 is now available with an MSRP of $639.