VT-3

Voice Transformer

VT-3: Voice Transformer

Easy voice transformation with vocoder, lo-fi effects, and synths you can sing

Features

Roland Aira ACB Technology explained

(July 25, 2014) VT-3 System Program Ver. 1.10 Now Available!

Aggressively processed vocals are common in electronic music today, but producing these effects easily and reproducing them live continues to be a challenge. The VT-3 lets you smoothly alter Pitch and Formant and can introduce heavily processed vocal sounds into your studio tracks and live performances with zero hassle.

And it’s not just for robot voices (although we totally approve of robot voices). The VT-3 has the power to transform your voice into synthesizers, synth basses, hard-tuned and lo-fi vocals and more. The VT-3 can also be subtle and musical, with built-in reverb, smooth Wet/Dry fader control and instant bypass.

Built for creative speed and live performance, the VT-3 is meant to be played. It has high quality specs and sturdy, brightly-lit controls that are dead simple to use. The controls and functions are smooth and immediate with no popping or clicking or latency issues to worry about, even when switching presets or changing voice characters. Weighing less than two pounds and small enough to slip into a bag, you can take the VT-3 anywhere.

  • Choose from 9 different voice characters
    • Pop and electro sounds with two distinct “AUTO-PITCH” effects
    • VP-330-style VOCODER sounds without need for a keyboard
    • Glitchy effects that sound like something broke (in a good way) with SCATTER
    • Loads of lo-fi character with MEGAPHONE and RADIO settings
    • Synthetic sounding voices with the ROBOT button.
    • Synths you can sing with SYNTH, LEAD, and BASS
  • Change Pitch and Formant in real-time with smooth dedicated sliders
  • Large dedicated REVERB and MIX BALANCE sliders
  • Save your three favourite settings for instant recall
  • Footswitch control for live performance
  • Pure green LEDs and brightly lit controls for great visibility
  • Lightweight and durable construction for easy portability
  • XLR standard combo jack with phantom power and 1/8” inch powered mic jack
  • Stereo outputs can be configured as separate mono Wet/Dry channels
  • USB audio interface with loopback recording to overdub vocals on existing tracks
  • Great for podcasts and live web streaming
  • USB bus powered

The VT-3 is designed to work seamlessly and look great with other products in the AIRA series.

VT-3 Version 1.1 New Features

Backup and Restore

  • Manage your presets with easy backup and restore over USB.

Improved Playability

  • More Memory — User presets have been doubled to six locations.
  • Character Level — Volume levels of each character are more evenly matched for smooth transitions.
  • USB MIDI — Control pitch of voice characters, including vocoder, with external MIDI keyboard.
  • Low Cut Filter — Cuts low frequency sensing to improve performance of Auto-Pitch characters.
  • Noise Gate — Gates noise to reduce chance of feedback or howling sound.
  • USB attenuator — Adjusts level of audio over USB.

Improved MIDI

  • Program Change — Change program memory with MIDI controller message.
  • Control Change — Control VT-3 functions with MIDI control change messages.

Audio & Video

Video

Specs

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
OUT: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUT: 1 k ohms
PHONES: 24 ohms
Memory
Scene Memory: 3
Voice Changer
Pitch
Formant
Robot
Character
Character Type
DIRECT
AUTO PITCH1
AUTO PITCH2
VOCODER
SYNTH
LEAD
BASS
MEGAPHONE
RADIO
SCATTER
Effect Type
REVERB
Controllers
Pitch slider
Formant slider
Mix Balance slider
Reverb slider
Character knob
Robot button
Bypass button
Phantom switch
Select switch
Indicator
Peak indicator
Connectors
MIC IN jack (Rear): XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 10 mA Max)
MIC IN jack (Rear): 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
MIC IN jack (Front): Stereo miniature phone type (plug-in power)
PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
OUT jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
USB port: USB type B (Audio)
PEDAL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
DC IN jack
USB
Audio
Power Supply
AC adaptor or obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
Current Draw
380 mA
Accessories
Owner's manual
Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY"
AC adaptor
Options (sold separately)
Footswitch: BOSS FS-5L, FS-5U
Pedal switch: DP-2
Size and Weight
Width
210 mm
8-5/16 inches
Depth
175 mm
6-15/16 inches
Height
57 mm
2-1/4 inches
Weight
690 g
1 lbs. 9 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

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