Roland VP-550 - 49-Key Vocal Instrumental Ensemble Arranger Keyboard

Roland VP-550 - 49-Key Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble Arranger Keyboard

Roland VP-550 - 49-Key Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble Arranger Keyboard

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  • 1Description

The Roland VP-550 is 49-key vocal ensemble arranger and performance keyboard, that unlike a traditional vocoder or harmonizer, uses proprietary vocal-modeling technology to bring high-quality, interactive vocal sounds to a dedicated instrument.

The VP-550, which is equipped with an XLR microphone input,may be used for a wide variety of musical applications, including solo or small group musicians who need an interactive, real-time backing chorus, composers under budgetary constraints, and houses of worship in need of a choir Churches in need of a choir for services.

The VP-550 is also equipped with an ensemble section culled from string samples made in collaboration with VSL (Vienna Symphonic Library), a a well-known orchestral library manufacturer, who supplied sample wave data which was combined with Roland's proprietary sound-design technology. The unit is also equipped with high-resolution vocoder modeling, which enhances the units versatility as a pop, techno and elecctronica performance instrument.

The VP-550 is an ambitious performance instrument design for ultra-simplicity of operation; unique, practical and surprisingly affordable.

49-key vocal arranger keyboard for live or studio performance with velocity sensitivity and 128-voice polyphony
For keyboard players, bands, churches and composers requiring thick harmony and choir arrangements
Generates expressive, interactive backing vocals in real time
Vocal Designer types include Classical, Gospel, Pops, Male/Female, vocoder
Ensemble types include mixed chorus, jazz scat, boy's choir, humming, full strings, slow strings
Vocal Designer and Ensemble sounds may be played simultaneously
D Beam infrared controller for expressive, high-impact performance
Vocoder modeler and 3-pin XLR microphone built-in
Built-in Sound Check function 10-second recorder for vocal-model auditioning
In the Box
Roland VP-550 - 49-Key Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble Arranger Keyboard
  • AC Power Cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Keyboard 49 Velocity-Sensitive Keys
    Polyphony 128 Voices max.
    Multitimbral 16-Part
    Synthesis Method Vocal Sound-Modeling
    Presets 7 x Vocal Designer
    6 x Ensemble
    3 x Bass
    1 x Percussion
    User Memory 4 x Registration Memories
    Effects 3 x Ambiences
    Sequencer No
    Controllers 1 x D Beam
    1 x Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever
    Expansion Slots No
    Sample RAM No
    Outputs 2 x 1/4" TS Phone L/Mono/R
    1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone
    1 x MIDI Out
    Inputs 1 x 3-pin XLR Microphone In
    1 x 1/4" TS Phone External Line In
    1 x MIDI In
    1 x 1/4" TS Phone Hold Pedal In
    1 x 1/4" TRS Expression Pedal In
    Headphone Output Yes, 1/4" Stereo Phone
    SCSI No
    Internal Storage 10-second Sound Check Function(output record)
    External Storage MIDI SysEx
    Display No
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 33.1 x 14.6 x 3.3" (840 x 370 x 85mm)
    Weight 18.12 lb (8.2 kg)
    Specialties Built-In Vocoder
    Vocal Ensemble Performance Arranger
    D Beam Infra-Red Performance Controller

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