Roland SH-01

GAIA 37-Key 3-OSC Virtual Analog Synthesizer w/ D Beam, Arpeggiator & Phrase Recorder Onboard

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The Roland GAIA SH-01:

The GAIA SH-01 from Roland equals high-performance value with old-school charm. The triple-stacked engine puts powerful virtual analog synthesis right under your fingertips. The control panel is so user-friendly, and intuitive, even beginners can make some really awesome sounds. The signal flow is easy to understand due to the logically arranged sliders, buttons and knobs. Tactile control and huge sounds make this little darling a true experience for live performers, session players, music students and songwriters of all styles and levels of skill.

Triple-Fat Virtual Analog
Sink your teeth into the new triple-stacked virtual analog engine, comprising three complete synths for incredibly thick, powerful sound. Unleash the beef of three oscillators that drive a trio of multimode, resonant filters, multi-shape LFOs, and amplifiers, plus nine envelope generators. It’s like having three synthesizers in one! With 64 polyphonic voices onboard, the GAIA SH-01 makes it possible to play massive sounds without experiencing note drop-out.

Stackable Effects
From the silkiest reverb to the grittiest growl, the SH-01’s instantly selectable multi-effects will catapult your sounds into another spatial dimension. You can layer up to five simultaneous effects for dozens of variations. The onboard effects include reverb, distortion, fuzz, bit crash, flanger, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost, and delay with panning and tempo sync. Dedicated control knobs are provided for tweaking the effects in real time.

Portable Power
At less than 10 pounds, the GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact, and great for musicians on the go. The 37-note keyboard is full-size, however, so performers can play naturally and comfortably. The synth can be powered via AC or batteries* for the ultimate in portable convenience. A battery-life indicator on the front panel ensures that you won’t lose power unexpectedly. When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Roland’s CUBE Street, MOBILE CUBE, BA-330 or KC-110, the GAIA SH-01 can be played and heard anywhere!

Instant Control
The front panel puts every control directly under your fingertips. There are no hidden menus, no nonsense. Just play and move the knobs and sliders, or wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects. The logically designed front panel shows the signal path from left to right. It helps beginners understand synthesis, while experienced players will love the instant gratification of hands-on control during performance.

Phrase Recorder and Arpeggiator
Hold a note or chord and let the arpeggiator create musical magic automatically for you. The tempo can be set via tap tempo. In addition, the onboard Phrase Recorder lets you record what you play on the keyboard as well as the movements of the knobs and sliders. The controller data can also be played back independently to complement the notes you play in real time.

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Connect directly to a computer (Mac or PC) with one simple USB cable, and stream audio directly to the software of your choice. The SH-01’s USB ports can also be used to transmit and receive MIDI data, and to store your patches and phrases (recorded with the Phrase Recorder) to a USB memory stick. For integrating with external devices, the SH-01’s EXT input lets you connect external audio sources such as an MP3-player and play along with your favorite songs or backing tracks - great for practice and live performance. Manipulate the incoming audio with three Center Cancel modes, which let you eliminate pre-recorded vocals, guitars, or bass.

What's In The Box?

  1. (1) GAIA SH-01 Unit
  2. (1) Owner's Manual
  3. (1) Guide Book
  4. (1) CD-ROM (USB Driver)
  5. (1) DVD Video
  6. (1) AC Adapter (PSB-1U)
  7. (1) Power Cord

Product Features:

  • GAIA 37-Key 3-OSC Virtual Analog Synthesizer
  • Huge sound with three virtual analog engines onboard
  • Dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO for each engine
  • Layer up to five simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay and more
  • 64-voice polyphony for massive sounds without note drop-out
  • Fun, hands-on control panel that’s great for learning synthesis
  • Lightweight, compact body with 37 full-size keys
  • Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience
  • D Beam, arpeggiator, and Phrase Recorder onboard
  • USB ports for saving user patches to USB flash drives, and for audio/MIDI connection to computers
  • Also found as: SH01, SH0-1, S-H01, GAIASH01, GAIASH-01
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Parts/90-days Labor Manufacturer's warranty

Optional Accessories:


  • Keyboard: 37 keys (velocity-sensitive)
  • Maximum Polyphony: 64 voices
  • Sound Generator Section:
    • Virtual analog synthesizer sound generator (Number of parts: 1)
    • (Oscillator + Filter + Amp + Envelopes + LFO) x 3
    • PCM sound generator (Number of parts: 15)
  • Patch Memory:
    • Preset: 64
    • User: 64

OSC Section:

FILTER Section:

  • Filter type:
    • LPF
    • HPF
    • BPF
    • PKG (-12dB/-24dB)
  • Knobs:
    • CUTOFF
  • Envelope:
    • Attack
    • Decay
    • Sustain
    • Release
    • Envelope Depth

AMP Section:

  • Knobs: LEVEL
  • Envelope:
    • Attack
    • Decay
    • Sustain
    • Release

LFO Section:

  • LFO Shape:
    • SINE
    • SAW
    • SQUARE
    • Sample
  • Knobs/Sliders:
    • RATE
  • Tempo Sync: ON/OFF


  • DIST:
    • Distortion
    • Fuzz
    • Bit Crash
    • Flanger
    • Phaser
    • Pitch Shifter
  • DELAY:
    • Delay
    • Panning Delay (with tempo sync function)
  • REVERB: Reverb
  • LOW BOOST: Low Boost
  • Knobs:
    • Control 1
    • Level
  • Controllers:
    • Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
    • D BEAM Controller
  • Arpeggiator: Preset pattern: 64
  • Phrase Recorder:
    • User: 8
    • Number of Tracks: 1
  • Jacks/Connectors:
    • OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): ¼" phone type
    • Headphone jack: Stereo ¼" phone type
    • PEDAL jack: TRS phone type
    • MIDI Connectors: IN/OUT
    • USB COMPUTER: Supports USB Hi-Speed Audio/MIDI
    • USB MEMORY: Supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory
    • EXT IN jack: Stereo miniature phone type
    • DC IN jack
  • Power Supply:
    • DC 9 V (AC Adapter or rechargeable nickel-metal hydride AA batteries x 8)
    • (Batteries sold separately.)
      (Zinc-carbon batteries or alkaline batteries cannot be used.)
  • Current Draw: 600mA
  • Battery Life for Continuous Use:
    • Approx. 5 hours
    • (Using rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries)
      (Approx. 4 hours if USB memory is connected)
      (Differs depending on the conditions of use)
  • Size & Weight:
    • Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz. (4.2 kg)
    • Width: 27-3/16" (689 mm)
    • Depth: 12-1/2" (317 mm)
    • Height: 3-15/16" (100 mm)

Keyboard Features

Number of Keys
The number of keys on the keyboard of the MIDI controller.
Key Weighting
The type of weighting of the keys on the MIDI controller
Mod Wheel
The mod wheel is used to manipulate or modify the sound of the sample triggered by the midi controller often an effect like the rotary cab effect of an organ.
Pitch Wheel
The Pitch wheel is used to bend the pitch of the sample the MIDI controller is triggering.
Aftertouch is a signal representing sustained pressure that is interpreted by the MIDI device differently than initial velocity.
Octave Shift
A set of buttons that shift the keys up or down one octave for use on MIDI controllers that do not have a full 88-key keyboard.

Advanced Controls

Number of Performance Pads
The number of performance percussion pads that can be assigned to trigger samples in the MIDI enabled device.
Number of Rotary Encoders
The number of assignable rotary encoders on the MIDI controller
Number of Fader Encoders
The number of assignable fader encoders on the MIDI Controller
Transport Controls
Transport controls are an array of buttons typically consisting of: play, pause, stop, f-forward, rewind, and record arm, that are used to control a media player, recorder, or software based system.

Controller Specifications

Footswitch/Expression Pedal Input(s)
The ability for the device to be used with a footswitch, expression, or sustain pedal.
MIDI Connections
The configuration of input and output connections on a MIDI controller.
The ability for the MIDI controller to interface with a MIDI device via USB.
Power Supply
The power source for the controller.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Weight (Pounds)
This is the weight of the item in pounds (lbs).

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
90 days
Labor Warranty Duration
90 days
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GAIA 37-Key 3-OSC Virtual Analog Synthesizer w/ D Beam, Arpeggiator & Phrase Recorder Onboard


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