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Roland GAIA-2 Virtual Analog Synthesizer

by Roland
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Powerful Roland synthesizer with advanced sonic capabilities

  • Intuitive panel layout and hands-on workflow make it easy to learn synthesis and sound design.
  • Newly developed hybrid sound engine with one wavetable oscillator and two virtual analog oscillators.
  • Attractive aluminum panel filled with high-quality knobs and sliders.
  • Freely assignable modulation routings for fast sound creation. 

GAIA 2 opens the door to an infinite universe of inspired sound creation. Armed with a powerful hybrid engine that combines wavetable and virtual analog synthesis, you can quickly learn the basics before rocketing into uncharted sonic territory. 

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Complementing the basic shapes we all know and love, the wavetable oscillator section in GAIA 2 offers multiple waveforms, and you can jump or morph between them for everything from dramatic shifts to slowly evolving textures. Adding the wavetable oscillator introduces contrasting textures into the mix, leading to unforeseen and exciting results.

Virtual Analog

GAIA 2 gives you the tools to recreate the most famous analog synths of all time—or craft all-new voices never heard before. Twin virtual analog oscillators provide the building blocks of synthesis, enabling you to conjure past classics with complete authenticity. Or head in the opposite direction and sculpt the tones of the future. Just think about the sound you want and start tweaking to make it come alive.

Touch the Sound

GAIA 2’s logical workflow makes sound creation fast, easy, and fun. The one-control-per-function panel layout enables instant programming without having to resort to creativity-killing menu diving. And with the streamlined knobs and white anodized aluminum panel, even the look is inspiring. Wait until you see how it glows under stage lighting!

Technical Specifications

  • Keyboard - 37 Keys
  • Sound Generator - GAIA-2 sound generator - Pre-installed Model Expansion SH-101 - Other Model Expansions (optional- via Roland Cloud)
  • Maximum Polyphony - 22 voices (3 x oscillators per voice) - * The maximum polyphony varies depending on sound settings or the selected Model Expansion.
  • Tones - Preset tone: 256 - User tone: 512
  • Oscillators - OSC 1 (Wavetable): 63 waveforms - Modulation types: Wave position, Phase modulation (P-MOD), Shaping modulation (S-MOD)OSC 2/3 (Classic waveforms): Sine, Triangle, Saw, Square, Super Saw, and 5 noise waves - Modulation types: Shape, Ring modulation, Oscillator sync, Cross modulation 1, Cross modulation 2 - Envelope: Attack, Decay - Envelope destination: Pitch, Oscillator 1 position, Oscillator 2 shape, Oscillator 3 shape, P-MOD X, P-MOD Y, S-MOD Depth, S-MOD Drive
  • Filter - Filter type: LPF, BPF, HPF - Filter slope: -12dB/Oct, -18dB/Oct, -24dB/Oct - Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release - Filter Drive
  • Amp - Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
  • LFO - 2 LFOs, 5 waveforms and 1 programmable step LFO wave - LFO assignment: Up to 4 parameters from panel knobs and sliders (except for click dials) in each LFO
  • Effects - Multi-Effects: 53 types - Reverb/Delay: 7 types - Chorus: 3 types (9 modes in total) - * The sound path order of the above effects can be changed. - Master EQ - Master Compressor
  • Other Functions - Portamento - Unison - Chord memory
  • Step sequencer - 64 steps : Each step can record 8 notes and 4 controls - Recording modes: Real-time/Step/TR-REC - Probability - Random pattern generator
  • Arpeggiator - Mode: Up, Down, Up&Down, Random, Note Order - Scale: 16 variations
  • Motional Pad - Two dimensional edit to P-Mod X/Y or S-Mod Depth/Drive - Two dimensional assignable control to parameters of panel knobs and sliders (except for click dials) - Motion recording and playback function - Menu interface with a drag pointer
  • Other Controllers - Pitch Bend wheel - Modulation wheel
  • Display - OLED 128 x 64 dots
  • Connectors - HEADPHONES jacks: Stereo miniature phone type (front), Stereo 1/4-inch phone type (rear) - OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4-inch phone type - PEDAL jack: Stereo 1/4-inch phone type (available for a hold pedal or a control pedal) - MIDI connectors (IN, OUT) - USB COMPUTER port: USB Type-C(R) (Class Compliant for Audio and MIDI/ Roland driver for Audio and MIDI) - USB MEMORY/EXT DEVICE port: Type-A (Storage, MIDI)
  • Power Supply - AC adaptor (DC IN port) - USB bus power supply (USB Type-C(R) port) - * External power supply from a USB Type-A port isn't available.
  • Current Draw - 600 mA (AC adaptor)1,800 mA (USB bus power supply)
  • External Memory - USB Flash drive (commercially available)
  • Accessories - Startup Guide - Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY" - AC adaptor (PSB-5U)Power cord
  • Options (sold separately) - Pedal Switch: DP series - Expression Pedal: EV-5 - Wireless Adapter: WC-1Keyboard Bag: CB-B37

Size & Weight

  • Dimensions: 25.94 x 13.25 x 3.63 In / 63.5 x 33.02 x 7.62 cm
  • Weight: 14.24 lb / 6.459 kg

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Tommy T.
A Welcome Addition to the Roland Family

The Roland Gaia 2 is a welcome addition to the family of Roland synths. It sounds very modern and to my ears is literally always better sounding in its rich unison mode. The setup of one wavetable oscillator with two standard virtual analog oscillators is a novel design but propels creative thinking. It’s almost always useful to use the unison mode over subtle detuning of the oscillators instead creating intervals & injecting high or low harmonics over the principal tone. I like the sound of the synth so much that I consistently forgot to program the tone knob but to my ears it doesn’t make as much of a sonic impact as on all the Roland Cloud Plug Out synths I’ve programmed. This thing sounds modern & great at so many settings. Definitely using the P-mod & S-mod settings is almost always a must when using the wavetable oscillator & don’t forget to select the S-mod tables as these all impact the harmonics with a lot of variation. The synth is laid out very intuitively & although the synth is boasted as knob per function it is not. The menus for making fine adjustments or accessing other parameters are well laid out & only have one sublayer for each section. The filters are all quite pleasing & have their strengths for different applications. The drive circuit is really crucial in this synth & I especially enjoyed setting my drive by cranking the resonance & bringing in the drive to tame the resonance. The effects are pretty great but I opted to literally always program a notch filter in the multi effect slot as to be a second filter since notching sounds is so incredibly important. It is a miss that the chorus insert isn’t switchable to a phaser or flanger but it delivers more consistency & with the unison mode the chorus isn’t always necessary. The reverb options are a nice inclusion but almost always require lower wet & time levels. This causes sounds to sound big without sounding wet & reverby. The LFOs aren’t as fast as I’m used to but all this does is prevent from making more aggressive analog FM type sounds. Having four destinations for each LFO is excellent & the necessity to do each oscillator’s pitch mod independently results in more thoughtful programming. Being able to select destinations for each LFO modulation slot right from the control panel is a dream & I hope other synth manufacturers follow suit. I’ve overlooked the x-y pad programming opting to leave it at its default cutoff & resonance modulation routings. I wouldn’t use this myself & would probably always prefer to control in real time with the knobs. The keys feel very natural for synth action. Velocity responds as expected & the limitation of modifying cutoff resonance & pitch envelope amount along with the default of volume with velocity is actually a strength. Definitely rolling off your attacks & decays for envelopes sounds best on this synth. While it’s nearly always important on any synth to have a somewhat soft attack & decay on an amp envelope to prevent unpleasant clicks except when using a gate to access an envelope for additional modulation, this synth actually sounds best when using even subtle settings of filter attack even when you would assume you don’t need it. With the mod envelope you don’t need the attack when doing pitch sweeps but with modifying things such as the wavetable position it helps too. The sequencer is great with various timing subdivisions & up to 64 steps. My ONLY complaint is the lack of a tap tempo function. I think this should probably be an inclusion of every synth with a sequencer. I would call this synth’s sound in my applications unison smear. The Gaia 2 is charming & modern and while it has a sound that won’t be right for all applications it will definitely compliment a track in so many ways when choosing the perfect sound.


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