Roland VT-4 Voice Transformer

Roland's newest vocal effect processor, the VT-4, offers up jaw-dropping effects like harmonizing, vocoding, pitch shifting, hard tuning, and more. The VT-4 is easy to use, yet devastatingly effective. Whether you're a solo electronic artist, DJ, or singer in a band, the VT-4 lets you craft and shape your own unique vocal sounds, from subtle augmentation to radical transformation. Everything is hands on, with no menu diving or programming to get in the way. And with its compact size and five-hour battery life, you can use the VT-4 anywhere.

Insanely Creative
With the VT-4, you have a wealth of modern and retro vocal effects at your fingertips. All the effects are top-notch, with everything from delay and reverb to mind-bending formant and vocoding effects. Better still, the VT-4's performance-oriented interface lets you ride the controls while you sing to constantly alter the sound to suit the track and enhance the vibe of your performance.

Be Who You Want to Be
With the VT-4 you have totally smooth, instant control over both pitch and format, with dedicated faders for each. Dramatically change your entire persona from male to female, big to small, or good to evil - the choice is yours.

Transformative Effects
Achieving complex vocal effects is easy with the VT-4, and you can even use multiple effects at the same time. Each effect has a selection of one-touch variations, so you can get different vocoder characteristics, various lo-fi effects, multi-part harmonies, and distinct kinds of reverb and delay. Chain your effects, set the controls just how you like them, and then simply hold down a preset button to save that setup for later. Changing presets and tweaking controls is smooth and immediate, with no jarring artifacts, glitches, or dropouts.

MIDI Control
The VT-4 works great on its own and can harmonize and vocode without any input other than your voice. But plugging a MIDI keyboard into the VT-4 opens even more expressive possibilities, letting you control the Auto-Pitch, harmony, and vocoder engines in real time with the notes you play. You can hard-tune your voice to specific notes as you sing, or create instant multi-part harmonies with voicings that follow your chords. The VT-4's small footprint sits nicely on most keyboards and is easy to integrate into your setup, dishing out huge backing vocals and funky vocoded leads by the bucketload.

Fun and Games
The VT-4's combination of small size, simple controls, and USB-audio capabilities make it uniquely suited to altering your voice for YouTube broadcasts, game streaming, podcasting, and more. Take on the persona of different characters in diverse locations, or sound larger than life when taunting your foes. Add humour, danger, wit, and variety to your streaming broadcasts - your imagination is your only limitation.

SPECIFICATIONS

Nominal Input Level
MIC IN: -40 to -12 dBu (variable)

Input Impedance
MIC IN (Rear): 4.4 k ohms
MIC IN (Front): 2.2 k ohms

Nominal Output Level
LINE OUT: -10 dBu

Output Impedance
LINE OUT: 1 k ohm
PHONES: 24 ohms

Memory
Scene memory: 8

Connectors
MIC IN jack (rear): Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch TRS phone), balanced (phantom power: +48 V, 10 mA Max.)
MIC IN jack (front): Stereo miniature phone type (plug-in power)
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
LINE OUT jacks (L/MONO, R/BYPASS): 1/4-inch phone type
USB port: USB type B
MIDI IN jack

Signal Processing
PC interface: 24 bits
AD/DA conversion: 24 bits

Sampling Frequency
AD/DA conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz

Power Supply
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)

Current Draw: 500 mA

Expected battery life under continuous use
Alkaline battery (phantom power: Off): Approx. 6 hours
Alkaline battery (phantom power: On): Approx. 4 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (phantom power: Off): Approx. 7 hours
Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (phantom power: On): Approx. 5.5 hours

Dimensions (W x D x H): 174 x 133 x 58 mm (6-7/8 x 5-1/4 x 2-5/16 inches)

Weight (including batteries): 554 g (1 lb 4 oz)
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