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Roland VP-70

 

 

 

roland vp70

info Country: Japan
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audio demo trend price : 150€
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Roland VP-70
Voice Processor (1987)


Early digital Midi pitch-shifter with 4 individual engines, a vocoder and a special pitch-to-midi mode.

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info RACKMOUNT single unit.
The main panel features a VFD fluorescent display, 20 buttons, 1 impedence selector and 1 volume knob.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- XLR input for microphone
- main out dry
- main out effect
- pedalswitch input for patch change
- Midi interface
- signal input frontal (-50dB / -10dB / +4dB)
- RCC IN for optional pedalboard model FC-100 (same used by GP-8)
TIP: Midi and RCC cannot be used in same time and must be selected manually.

 

 

edit TECH main core based on a 16 bits CPU Intel 8xC196 family (C095-90) - VP unit handles 4 digital engines with a frequency range from 35Hz to 15 kHz sampling rate at 16 bits resolution.
Unit manages up to 4 individual digital engines (each 1 octave range) assignable to individual Midi channels.

STRUCTURE The VP- 70 basically works into 3 modes:
- HARMONIZER
- VOCODER
- PITCH to Midi processor



diagram vp70

 


edit HARMONIZER Special HARMONIZER sets halftone values for each engine directly by panel o using some macro presets e.g. Major / 7th / 5th. By changing the pitch of each pitch shifter in semi - tone steps, the input sounds can be harmonized, creating an effect like singing in a choir.

diagram vp70

edit VOCODER It is also possible to directly input notes using a Midi keyboard activating the special vocoder mode. While feeding the voice into the VP-70, play key or keys on the Midi keyboard. For instance. playing C4, E4 and G4 simutaneously will create a C major chord.

vocoder
NOTE: the VP70 unit does NOT produce robotic voice like the ancestor SVC-350, since there is NO carrier input signal.





edit pitch-to-Midi
function is implemented, very similar to the one implemented on module Roland CP-40.

roland vp70 tech





edit PANEL FUNCTIONS
the edit is quite simple on the display but requires patience to access many sub-menus:



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edit MEMORY:
- 128 patches
Patch can be saved only to sysex Midi exlusives.
Battery replacement memory architecture is based on a TC5564PL20 and a soldered lithium battery (3V Cr-2032).

roland vp70 internal

 

 

memroy RELATED VP MODELS:

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VP-330 VOCODER PLUS (1979) Spiritual father and true vocoder with internal waves or external carriers. Rackmount version is the model SVC-350 VIDEO

VP-03

VP-03 Boutique: latest version VIDEO

VP-7 (2010) COSM technology harmonizer ,vocal design, chorus builder VIDEO

Roland VP-550

VP-550 (2007) vocal designer keyboard harmonizer VIDEO

VP-770 (2009) updated VP-550 VIDEO

 

 

effet VST PLUGIN / SAMPLED VERSION there is no VST version of VP70, however plenty of harmonizers and vocoders:

  name price demo
EFM Oddse pitchproof FREE
pitchproof
EFM Oddse G200KG KEROVEE FREE
kerovee


 

demoAUDIO DEMO

demo VERY simple demo with mic : ok I can't sing ! :)
demo If you have a better demo, please send it us :)



video VIDEO SELECTION

experimental Vp70 along experimental VP70 noises with
along with:
Roland Cr-8000
Korg kpr-77

Casio CZ-1
noises with
Roland CR-68


 

audio demo

 

 

Company: Roland
Model: VP-70
Class: Rackmount effect
Dates: 1987
Price: 150€
Technology: digital
Resolution: 16 bits
Freq: 35Hz ~ 15 kHz
Voices: 4
Memory: 128 patches
Demo: 1


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MANUAL

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SERVICE MANUAL

rx5 reset procedure

Roland VP70 FACTORY
Reset procedure

HOLD MIDI, PLAY, AND VOICE EXP AND POWER ON.

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roland vp70 block diagram
scanned block diagram


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motherboard EPROM CPU
awardSPECIAL AWARD:

solid solid
Cheap as hell Obsolete algorithms


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REVIEW "The Vp70 can be considered obsolete as a standard harmonizer / pitchshifter but it is precious for weird sound experiments. Sounds a bit early digital with typical duck-distorted voice especially on high-pitched notes"

manual manual
-4 individual engines - old stretching algorithms
-cheap
- interface



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