Roland SH-01 Gaia Synthesizer
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Roland SH-01 Gaia Synthesizer Roland SH-01 Gaia Synthesizer Roland SH-01 Gaia Synthesizer

Roland SH-01 Gaia Synthesizer

by Roland
The Roland GAIA SH-01 builds on the legacy of the SH-201, with fun hands-on sound creation with an anlogue modelling engine. Designed to slo..

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The Roland GAIA SH-01 builds on the legacy of the SH-201, with fun hands-on sound creation with an anlogue modelling engine. Designed to slot into any studio or live performance set-up, Gaia SH-01 makes it easy to dial in almost any type of synthesized sound, tweak effects and fuse with external audio input for complete creative control. Most importantly - the SH-01 doesn't feature any in-depth menus to scroll through, so serves as the perfect hands-on synth for anyone who wants tactile sound editing and creation.

Hands-On Synthesis

Key Features:

  • Huge sound with three virtual analog engines onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO
  • Layer up to five simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, low boost, and more
  • 64-voice polyphony for massive sounds without note drop-out
  • Fun, hands-on control panel that’s great for instant gratification, and for learning synthesis
  • Lightweight, compact body with 37 full-size keys
  • Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience
  • D Beam, arpeggiator, and Phrase Recorder onboard
  • USB ports for saving user patches to USB flash drives, and for audio/MIDI connection to computers

Triple-Fat Virtual Analog

Sink your teeth into the new triple-stacked virtual analog engine, comprising three complete synths for incredibly thick, powerful sound. Unleash the beef of three oscillators that drive a trio of multimode, resonant filters, multi-shape LFOs, and amplifiers, plus nine envelope generators. It’s like having three synthesizers in one! With 64 polyphonic voices onboard, the GAIA SH-01 makes it possible to play massive sounds without experiencing note drop-out.

Stackable Effects

From the silkiest reverb to the grittiest growl, the SH-01’s instantly selectable multi-effects will catapult your sounds into another spatial dimension. You can layer up to five simultaneous effects for dozens of variations. The onboard effects include reverb, distortion, fuzz, bit crash, flanger, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost, and delay with panning and tempo sync. Dedicated control knobs are provided for tweaking the effects in real time.

Portable Power

At less than 10 pounds, the GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact, and great for musicians on the go. The 37-note keyboard is full-size, however, so performers can play naturally and comfortably. The synth can be powered via AC or batteries* for the ultimate in portable convenience. A battery-life indicator on the front panel ensures that you won’t lose power unexpectedly. When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Roland’s CUBE Street, MOBILE CUBE, BA-330 or KC-110, the GAIA SH-01 can be played and heard anywhere!

Instant Control

The front panel puts every control directly under your fingertips. There are no hidden menus, no nonsense. Just play and move the knobs and sliders, or wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects. The logically designed front panel shows the signal path from left to right. It helps beginners understand synthesis, while experienced players will love the instant gratification of hands-on control during performance.

Phrase Recorder and Arpeggiator

Hold a note or chord and let the arpeggiator create musical magic automatically for you. The tempo can be set via tap tempo. In addition, the onboard Phrase Recorder lets you record what you play on the keyboard as well as the movements of the knobs and sliders. The controller data can also be played back independently to complement the notes you play in real time.


Connect directly to a computer (Mac or PC) with one simple USB cable, and stream audio directly to the software of your choice. The SH-01’s USB ports can also be used to transmit and receive MIDI data, and to store your patches and phrases (recorded with the Phrase Recorder) to a USB memory stick. For integrating with external devices, the SH-01’s EXT input lets you connect external audio sources such as an MP3-player and play along with your favorite songs or backing tracks - great for practice and live performance. Manipulate the incoming audio with three Center Cancel modes, which let you eliminate pre-recorded vocals, guitars, or bass.


  • Sound Engine Type(s) Analog Modeling, ROM
  • Number of Keys 37
  • Type of Keys Semi-weighted
  • Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel, D Beam
  • Polyphony 64 Notes
  • Number of Presets 64
  • Number of Effects 9
  • Effects Types Reverb, Delay, Flanger, Distortion
  • Arpeggiator Yes
  • Audio Playback USB Flash Drive
  • Audio Outputs 2 x TS, 1 x TRS (Headphones)
  • USB 1 x Type A, 1 x Type B
  • MIDI I/O In/Out/USB
  • Pedal Inputs 1 x Pedal
  • Power Supply 8 x AA Batteries (Not Included), DC 9 V (Included)
  • Height 3.94" x Width 27.19" x Depth 12.5"
  • Weight 4.22kg


Weight (kg)5.0000
Effects10 patch effects (reverb, delay, phaser, flanger, low-boost etc)
Power Supply9v dc adapter included, 8 x aa battery power (optional)
USB ConnectionYes
Warranty3 years
Number of Keys37 keys
Synthesis Typevirtual analogue generation

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