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The best thing about the VP-7 is that it requires no vocal talent to generate harmonies.  Sounds perfect for the budding pop star.  The VP-7 Vocal Processor is a great tool for the musician (or not) who’s trying to compose some original works or “art”.

Capable of four expressive Human Voice sounds, it also has a vintage vocoder (praise the Lord) and much, much more. Appearing at this year’s NAMM 2010 in Anaheim, the VP-7 is slated for a May release with a yet to be determined price point.

ROLAND ANNOUNCES VP-7 VOCAL PROCESSOR

Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 2010 — Now every keyboardist, regardless of vocal ability, can sing with the new VP-7 Vocal Processor from Roland. This portable processor sets up quickly on top of keyboards with free panel space and creates ensemble vocal sounds with a variety of PCM-based vocal sounds, or with Roland’s superior Vocal Designer® technology.

For keyboardists who want lush vocal backing tracks without singing into a microphone, the compact VP-7 includes four rich and expressive human voice sounds — Female Choir, Boys Choir, Gregorian Choirs and Jazz Scat — just by playing the keyboard.

Utilizing Vocal Designer technology derived from Roland’s Vocal & Ensemble keyboards, the VP-7 has three Vocal Designer algorithms that can automatically generate multi-voice backing harmonies that sing the same lyrics as a performer sings into the included DR-HS5 headset microphone. Keyboardists that sing lead vocals can blend the VP-7’s sounds with their own voice to create impressive backing. Or, when harmonizing with a lead vocalist, the VP-7’s sound can be blended with the live vocal harmony or used with 100% processing. The Vocoder button also lets you instantly switch to a vintage vocoder.

The VP-7’s super-simple interface features large, quick-access buttons and knobs, so it’s easy to call up preset sounds and adjust blends on the fly. Onboard ambience effects sweeten the sound with the twist of a knob, while a handy mute switch lets the user bring the VP-7’s processing in and out with the push of a button.

The VP-7 is scheduled to ship in May. For more information, please visit www.RolandConnect.com.










Jeff B