We had to wait in line to get our hands on the V-Synth at the Roland village - it's more like a small town... On first impressions, Roland appear have incorporated a number of their existing technologies and brought them together into on single unit.
The touchpad controller from the D2, touch screen from the Fantom, and what sounds like the variphrase sample processing from the VP9000 technology (check the vocal processing in the demo). I'm not too sure that one could say that this was a truly innovative new product.
Listen to the V-Synth (MP3)
We'll be taking a closer look in the next couple of days so will bring you more information then.
Features at GlanceFlagship 61-note synthesizer with multiple oscillator technologies, user sampling and new COSM filtering for incredibly dynamic new sounds New variable oscillators based on analog modeling, user samples and over 300 PCM waveforms with up to 24-voice polyphony* Independently manipulate the pitch, time and formant of sampled waveforms using VariPhrase™ technology—a world’s first in a synthesizer! Intuitive touchscreen interface with over 20 knobs and sliders, plus revolutionary TimeTrip Pad and Twin D Beam Powerful COSM filtering/ processing; separate reverb, chorus and MFX; plus programmable arpeggiator USB port for .WAV/AIFF file import, .WAV export and simplified MIDI connections 2 stereo Line outputs, stereo Mic/Line input and S/PDIF digital I/O
For more info: www.vsynth.com
Just in - picture of Albert checking out the V-synth while Nick grabs the demo.