Roland GAIA 2 Synthesizer

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Roland GAIA 2 Synthesizer Overview

The Roland GAIA 2 is a cutting-edge, compact synthesizer that fuses wavetable and virtual analog technologies, a hands-on workflow for sound design, tactile controls for live expression, and the immense versatility of Model Expansion support.

Unlock limitless sonic possibilities with the Roland GAIA 2 synthesizer, a new addition to Roland’s 2023 synth lineup. Its robust hybrid engine blends wavetable and virtual analogue oscillators. Whether you’re new to synthesis or a seasoned expert, the GAIA 2 offers the perfect blend of simplicity and complexity. From classic analogue sounds to cutting-edge futuristic textures, the GAIA 2 lets you conjure the sound in your head with astonishing ease.

The intuitive front-panel design streamlines your sound design process, while the full-sized, velocity-sensitive keys deliver robust and expressive playability in a compact form factor. Integrated with a versatile sequencer and dynamic Motional Pad, crafting and modifying inspiring sounds has never been easier. With GAIA 2, turn your sonic dreams into reality.

Vintage, Modern and Beyond

Explore endless sonic landscapes with GAIA 2’s advanced sound engine. Recreate iconic sounds from the annals of synth history, then venture into new sonic dimensions with state-of-the-art phase and shape modulation capabilities. Instantly add grit and muscle to your patches by turning the Drive knob in the multimode filter. Whether you’re crafting silky vintage tones, aggressive leads, or otherworldly textures, GAIA 2 has you covered.

Virtual Analogue Oscillators

Embrace the past or forge the future with GAIA 2’s dual virtual analogue oscillators. These oscillators serve as your sonic foundation, letting you easily recreate classic analogue synth sounds or pioneer new sonic territory.

Wavetable Oscillator

Beyond the classic waveforms, GAIA 2’s wavetable oscillator lets you surf through a multitude of wave shapes. Seamlessly morph or jump between them for truly dynamic and evolving sounds. The addition of the wavetable oscillator takes the Roland GAIA 2 beyond the realms of traditional analogue synth sounds, opening doors to a much wider range of sonic possibilities.

Intuitive Design

GAIA 2 streamlines your sound creation process with its intuitive one-knob-per-function design. Say goodbye to tedious menu diving and unleash your creativity. The sleek, white anodized aluminium panel glows under stage lights for extra visual flair whilst performing.

Visualize Your Sound

The central display serves as your sound design guide, showcasing both the output waveform and the Motional Pad’s activity in real time. A quick glance is all you need to understand even the most intricate patches.

Legacy Sound, Modern Control

GAIA 2 is equipped with Roland Model Expansions, allowing you to tap into a storied lineage of iconic synthesizers like the SH-101, JUPITER-8, and JUNO-106. Seamlessly toggle between the native sound engine and these classic tones via a dedicated button. Fully integrated into GAIA 2’s workflow, each Model Expansion offers the best of both worlds: vintage vibes and modern sequencing capabilities. With the GAIA 2, you can access all the classic synth sounds from Roland’s history in a compact, stage-ready keyboard.

GAIA 2 comes with the iconic SH-101 Model Expansion pre-loaded, evolving the legendary monosynth into a polysynth powerhouse. First unleashed in 1982, the portable yet potent SH-101 has had a major impact on electronic music. With GAIA 2, you can now explore its intuitive interface and signature sounds in a whole new polyphonic dimension."

Roland Cloud Compatible

Additional Sound Packs and Model Expansions are accessible through Roland Cloud, including faithful recreations of the classic Roland synths like the Jupiter-8, JX-8P, Juno-106 and JD-800. With Roland Cloud, your GAIA 2 can evolve and adapt to the ever-changing synth landscape.

The GAIA 2 is compatible with the WC-1 wireless adapter, which lets you browse and upload Sound Packs and Model Expansions via a compatible mobile device. The WC-1 also gives you a year-long subscription to Roland Cloud Pro, giving you everything that Roland Cloud has to offer.

Adding Movement

GAIA 2’s versatile modulation tools make intricate sound crafting a breeze. Assign up to four parameters to dual LFOs, available with a range of wave shapes, including step modulation. You don’t need to be a synth expert to create complex, evolving patches with the Roland GAIA 2.

Onboard Sequencer

GAIA 2’s intuitive sequencer lets you capture and edit musical ideas in real time without interrupting playback. Experiment with the Random Pattern feature, record your sequences in step mode or sync externally via MIDI or USB for seamless synchronisation with your DAW, drum machine and other hardware synths.

Classic Roland Effects

GAIA 2 boasts an extensive range of iconic Roland effects, which includes a dedicated chorus section. From classic filters to a newly-developed Shimmer Reverb, customize, manipulate and enhance your sounds with ease. Add dynamic movement by assigning effects to an LFO or the Motional Pad.

Motional Pad

GAIA 2’s Motional Pad is a game-changer in expressive sound design. Assign parameters to X/Y axes and create modulated sound transformations either manually or via recorded movements. Presets come with built-in Motional Pad settings for immediate exploration or customization.

Exceptional Playability

Experience unparalleled expressiveness with GAIA 2’s 37 full-size keys. Known for their balanced weight and deep travel, these keys echo Roland’s legacy of premium keyboard design.

Plug and Play Connectivity

GAIA 2 features AIRA LINK, enabling seamless audio/MIDI interaction with compatible Roland AIRA devices like the TR-8S and TR-6S. Use the USB flash drive option for data backup or extend functionalities through USB MIDI controllers.

Universal Compatibility

Connect GAIA 2 to various devices via a USB-C interface. Enjoy effortless integration with DAWs and music apps, thanks to its plug-and-play, driver-free setup.

Ready for Live

The GAIA 2 features a compact and robust design that’s ideal if you’re a live performer or music producer who wants to conserve space in your studio. When you’re ready to take your GAIA 2 on the road, the Roland CB-B37 GAIA 2 Keyboard Bag is the best way to keep your synth and accessories safe between gigs and recording sessions.


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Rated 5.00 out of 5 03/11/2023

An amazing new synth by Roland, plenty of control to edit new sounds, easy to use, it’s very self explanatory keyboard, I haven’t had to read the manual book.

Customer Jason Ross

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