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Roland VT-4 Vocal Transformer

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Roland VT-4 Vocal Transformer

"The VT-4 is an incredible tool for modern vocalists and producers. Featuring a large number of essential vocal sounds, including; vocoding, robot, real-time pitch correction, harmonies, megaphone, radio and of course - reverb. With such a variety and high standard of effects, VT-4 is designed with the creative vocalist in mind. You can combine 5 effects at once, and save them as instantly recallable memories. Not only that, if you are a Twitcher/Streamer or anyone that hosts podcasts, the VT-4 can add amazing value to your channel, allowing you to change the pitch/formant of your voice for emphasis/funny skits. The VT-4 has its own USB audio interface, which makes it incredibly easy to record. Plus, it can be powered off USB, so you don't have to carry around loads on unnecessary cables. For keyboard players looking for a super high-quality Vocoder, and with a small footprint, the VT-4 is absolutely perfect. It has MIDI connectivity, meaning that you can play chords of up to 8 notes, and create harmonic layers to your voice. It will also pitch your voice to match the note you have played on a keyboard. The VT-4 comes with a 2-year warranty".

Overview By GAK

The Roland VT-4 is a deidcated vocal effects processor. Featuring fundamental effects, such as; vocoder, robot, real-time pitch correction, harmoniser, megaphone, radio and reverb.

The VT-4 is the perfect tool for producers that need a variety of high-quality effects, live vocalists that need real-time easily accessable/useable settings and even Streamers/YouTubers/Podcasters that want their content to stand out from the rest.

It can be powered by USB, rechargeable and alkaline batteries with up to 7 hours of battery life. It also supports both dynamic and condensor microphones with built in Phantom Power. 

It has MIDI Connectivity, allowing you to use your keyboard as a MIDI controller for your voice. You can harmonise chords with up to 8 notes polyphony, plus use the VT-4 as a convential vocoder. You can then record the audio of the VT-4 by simply plugging it in via USB, into your computer, as it has its own interface. You record the dry signal, the effected signal and a loop back of the audio output of your computer, meaning you can record yourself on top of backing tracks as well as game audio. 

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The VT-4 is an effect processor for the instrument inside us all—the human voice. And like the human voice, the VT-4 is easy to use, yet devastatingly effective. Whether you’re a solo electronic artist, DJ, or singer in a band, the VT-4 lets you craft and shape your own unique vocal sounds, from subtle augmentation to radical transformation. Everything is hands on, with no menu diving or programming to get in the way. Jaw-dropping effects like harmonising, vocoding, pitch shifting, hard tuning, and more are just a push, slide, or turn away. And with its compact size and five-hour battery life, you can use the VT-4 anywhere.

Insanely Creative Today’s musical styles increasingly use unusual vocal sounds with heavy processing, making them stand out and grab the listener’s attention. With the VT-4, you have a wealth of modern and retro vocal effects at your fingertips, with no need to resort to a complicated setup with a computer and plug-ins. All the effects are top-notch, with everything from delay and reverb to mind-bending formant and vocoding effects. Better still, the VT-4’s performance-oriented interface lets you ride the controls while you sing to constantly alter the sound to suit the track and enhance the vibe of your performance.

Be Who You Want to Be Great-sounding pitch and formant effects are hard to come by, especially without a computer. And real-time tweaking of these effects often results in nasty artefacts and other unpleasantness. With the VT-4 you have totally smooth, instant control over both pitch and format, with dedicated faders for each. Dramatically change your entire persona from male to female, big to small, or good to evil—the choice is yours.

Transformative Effects Achieving complex vocal effects is easy with the VT-4, and you can even use multiple effects at the same time. Use the central Auto-Pitch knob to dial in just the right amount of hard-tuned effect, then press the Megaphone button for some lo-fi raunchiness. Or run the vocoder through a tape delay or vintage chorus. Each effect has a selection of one-touch variations, so you can get different vocoder characteristics, various lo-fi effects, multi-part harmonies, and distinct kinds of reverb and delay. Chain your effects, set the controls just how you like them, and then simply hold down a preset button to save that setup for later. Changing presets and tweaking controls is smooth and immediate, with no jarring artefacts, glitches, or dropouts.

MIDI Control The VT-4 works great on its own and can harmonize and vocode without any input other than your voice. But plugging a MIDI keyboard into the VT-4 opens even more expressive possibilities, letting you control the Auto-Pitch, harmony, and vocoder engines in real time with the notes you play. You can hard-tune your voice to specific notes as you sing, or create instant multi-part harmonies with voicings that follow your chords. The VT-4’s small footprint sits nicely on most keyboards and is easy to integrate into your setup, dishing out huge backing vocals and funky vocoded leads by the bucketload.

  • Nominal Input Level - MIC IN: -40 to -12 dBu (variable)
  • Input Impedance
  • - MIC IN (Rear): 4.4 k ohms
  • - MIC IN (Front): 2.2 k ohms
  • Nominal Output Level
  • - LINE OUT: -10 dBuOutput Impedance
  • - LINE OUT: 1 k ohm
  • - PHONES: 24 ohms
  • MemoryScene memory: 8Effect Type
  • - ROBOT
  • [1] NORMAL
  • [2] OCTAVE-1
  • [3] OCTAVE+1
  • [4] FEEDBACK
  • [2] RADIO
  • [3] BBD CHORUS
  • [4] STROBO
  • [1] ADVANCED
  • [2] VP
  • [3] TALK BOX
  • [4] SPELL TOY
  • [1] +5
  • [2] +3
  • [3] +3, -4
  • [4] +3, +5
  • - REVERB
  • [1] REVERB
  • [2] ECHO
  • [4] DUB ECHO
  • Connectors
  • - MIC IN jack (rear): Combo type (XLR, 1/4-inch TRS phone), balanced (phantom power: +48 V, 10 mA Max.)
  • - MIC IN jack (front): Stereo miniature phone type (plug-in power)
  • - PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
  • - LINE OUT jacks (L/MONO, R/BYPASS): 1/4-inch phone type
  • - USB port: USB type B
  • - MIDI IN jack
  • USB - Audio
  • Signal Processing
  • - PC interface: 24 bits
  • - AD/DA conversion: 24 bits
  • Sampling Frequency
  • - AD/DA conversion: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
  • MIDI
  • Power Supply
  • - Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (AA, HR6) x 4
  • - Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • - Obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
  • Current Draw - 500 mA
  • Expected battery life under continuous use:
  • - Alkaline battery (phantom power: Off): Approx. 6 hours
  • - Alkaline battery (phantom power: On): Approx. 4 hours
  • - Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (phantom power: Off): Approx. 7 hours
  • 0 Rechargeable Ni-MH battery (phantom power: On): Approx. 5.5 hours
  • * This can vary depending on the specifications of the batteries, capacity of the batteries, and the conditions of use.
  • Dimensions
  • - 174 (W) x 133 (D) x 58 (H) mm
  • - 6-7/8 (W) x 5-1/4 (D) x 2-5/16 (H) inches
  • Weight (including batteries)
  • - 554 g, 1 lb 4 oz
  • Accessories
  • - Owner's Manual
  • - Alkaline battery (AA, LR6) x 4
  • * 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms



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  • Wayne


    Quality product, works well, good fun addition to home studio.

  • Tomek


    Does exactly what I wanted it to do.

  • Adrian Smith


    Great piece of kit! My only very slight reservation is that there's no socket for a mains adaptor - although the battery and USB options for power should be okay in most situations.

  • kam romanay


    Does exactly what is says, good build quality.

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