Roland VP-03 Hardware Vocoder

The Roland VP-03 is the 3rd unit in the current Roland release of their acclaimed Boutique series and is a miniature recreation of the famed rack mount Roland VP330 vocoder from the 1970's. Daft Punk made the vocoder sound famous in the 2000's but it was a classic way before that with artists like Kraftwerk using it to create there unique vocal sounds. The Vocoder is not just the domain of the vocal though and can be used to great effect on drums. The new Boutique VP-03 includes the gooseneck.


    • Roland VP-03 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      The VP-03 is a miniature version of the VP-330 Vocoder Plus, one of the most popular vocoders ever made. Part of the Roland Boutique series, the VP-03 brings together the worlds of synthesized sound and the human voice, using the latest ACB technology to accurately emulate the sound that made the original so influential. The VP-03 has the VP-330’s vocoder, human voice, and strings sound sources on board, and comes with a gooseneck microphone. And when paired with the optional K-25m Keyboard Unit, you’ve got the authentic VP-330 vibe in a reliable, low-cost setup that’s highly portable. There are new features too, including 16 Chord Memory setups and a Voice Step Sequencer for even more creative potential. Whether you want the classic, electro-infused “talking robot” sound or the expressive power of shaping synth sounds with the human voice, the VP-03 puts it all at your fingertips.


      SPECIFICATIONSUser MemoryChord Memory: 16ControllersVOLUME knob

      TUNE knob

      Ribbon Controllers C1, C2

      PLUG-IN POWER (MIC) switch

      C1 MODE switch PITCH SHIFT Section:

      TIME knob

      PITCH SET knob

      AUTO/OFF/MANUAL switch BALANCE Section:

      DIRECT MIC slider

      HUMAN VOICE slider

      STRINGS slider VIBRATO Section:

      RATE slider

      DELAY TIME slider

      DEPTH slider VOCODER Section:

      VOCODER ON/OFF switch

      ENSEMBLE switch

      LEVEL slider

      TONE slider HUMAN VOICE Section

      MALE 8' switch

      FEMALE 4' switch

      ENSEMBLE switch


      RELEASE slider STRINGS Section

      STRINGS switch

      ATTACK slider

      TONE sliderMEMORY button1–16 buttons

      PLAY/STOP buttonEffectsENSEMBLE (chorus)Step Sequencer716 steps

      16 patterns

      5 notes

      Sampling voice (100 ms)IndicatorsPeak LED

      Signal LEDConnectorsTMIC IN jack: XLR type

      PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type

      OUTPUT jack: Stereo miniature phone type

      MIDI (IN, OUT) connectors

      USB port: Micro-B type (Audio, MIDI)Power SupplyRechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4

      Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4

      USB bus powerCurrent Draw500 mA (USB bus power)Expected battery life under continuous useRechargeable Ni-MH battery: Approx. 6 hours

      * This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.

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