Roland AIRA VT-3 From Dancefair

Vocal transformer - we get a look      17/02/14

The final peice of the AIRA puzzle is the VT-3 - the vocal transformer  based on the classic Boss VT-1 - which allowed for vocal transforming of both pitch and formant separately and was/is a bit of secret weapon for some producers.

Now I'm not sure what happened to the VT-2, if it actually ever existed. But the new VT-3 takes pretty much the same desktop form factor but with the Lime n' Black livery and an interesting Scatter implementation.

Check it out.

  • Scene Memory: 3
  • -Voice Changer
  • Pitch
  • Formant
  • Robot
  • -Character Type
  • LEAD
  • BASS
  • - Effect Type
  • - Controllers
  • Pitch slider
  • Formant slider
  • Mix Balance slider
  • Reverb slider
  • Character knob
  • Robot button
  • Bypass button
  • Phantom switch
  • Select switch


Many thanks to Eric from for getting the footage.



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7 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Holy Roland, Batman!    Said...

Me likey.

17-Feb-14 05:58 PM

dyscode    Said...

I love this already :D

17-Feb-14 06:36 PM

Studio 139    Said...

I like the fact that it seemed to remove his accent. An amusing device.

17-Feb-14 08:39 PM

Rp    Said...

On paper, this was the least desirable Aira. After watching all the demo videos of the models, this is arguably the most desirable Aira. Funny old world

(legal disclaimer, i obviously mean in my humble opinion)

17-Feb-14 09:29 PM

speelycaptor    Said...

it sure is an interesting product.

Can you input cords via Mid keyboard?? it doesn't seem to have a carrier input.

18-Feb-14 08:52 AM

Thanassis    Said...

How about harmony voices like the Electro Harmonix Voice box?

18-Feb-14 11:24 AM

A_Tyical_Roland_Fan    Said...

I would have loved this except for the fact that Roland have RAIDED and PLUNDERED the original name "VT-1", changing it to "VT-3".

As a result, I HATE Roland, and will never, ever buy their products again. They have ruined my tea, and I just won't sleep tonight.

Damn you Roland, why oh why did you have to use the vintage name "VT" on this - otherwise I would have LOVED this.

Every time I hear a human voice, for ever more, I'll think of how Roland have ruined my listening experience for ever more. When the VT-1 came out, I could listen to people in those vintage years. Voices were analogue - not this ABC crap.

And - HE JUST DID NOT SOUND LIKE STEPHEN HAWKING! Talk about claiming to sound like the original and misleading us all.

Damn you Roland.

19-Feb-14 04:42 PM

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