Cinematic Synth Jam #6 – Roland Gaia by Geoff Peters of Vancouver Canada

Geoff from does a 20 minute improv jam on his Roland Gaia SH-01 synthesizer. (Entirely original improvised music!)

My primary objective for this session was to explore the tonal qualities of the synth, rather than melodic or harmonic ideas. I focused on creating new sounds and effects.

At one point in this video I attempt to use the Roland Gaia’s Phrase Recorder, but the annoying metronome and confusing interface resulted in me abandoning this effort. However aside from the confusing Phrase Recorder, I find this synth very easy to use in general.

Recorded in Vancouver BC Canada on November 4th 2012.

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Technical notes:
Synth: Roland Gaia SH-01
Audio interface: Motu 8-Pre in 24bit 48khz
Voice recorded with a Zoom H1.
Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 on a Windows 7 Dell PC (Intel i7 and USB 3.0 for a faster workflow). Audio synced with video using Pluraleyes from Singular Software.
Cameras: Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30v and DSC-HX9v

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