Roland VT-4 – the updated vocal transformer effect with harmonies
The all-new Roland VT-4 builds on the success of the VT-3 with added polyphonic vocoder and advanced harmonies amongst others.
The Roland VT-3 was nice for staple vocal effects like adding subtle variations, however the newly redesigned bigger brother, the Roland VT-4 takes vocal effect processors to a new level. They’ve added a bunch of new effects, as well as the ability to vary the effects using parameters. Now you can create your own unique vocal effects, and even stack up multiple of the built-in effects.
The main effects section is made up of five categories – Robot, Megaphone, Vocoder, Harmony and Reverb. Each section contains various effects and parameters to tweak. The Robot category is pretty self-explanatory – it contains four different Robot style vocal effects. The Megaphone category has various “Lo-Fi” effects like old-school radio and stuff like that. The Vocoder category features various effects in that Daft-Punk vocal style, even a Talkbox and “Spell Toy” effect. The pitch of the vocoder is triggerable via the MIDI input, and they’ve added the ability to create polyphonic vocoder sounds with the Roland VT-4.
What’s new on the Roland VT-4?
The Roland VT-4 features an all-new vocal harmoniser, you can either select a key using the parameter on the top-right of the VT-4, or you can send notes or chords from a MIDI controller to change the harmonisations on the fly. The system also features a built-in Reverb section, however it’s capable of a lot more than just that, you can apply everything from subtle reverbs to dub delay effects.
The new Roland VT-4 features eight memory slots for saving your favourite parameters and settings, it features two microphone inputs and you can even send audio to it via the USB port, that means you can process sounds from your DAW directly through the Roland VT-4.
For more information check out Roland’s website.