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Roland Gaia Synth Tutorial – Layering tones and creating an ocean ambiance soundscape

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Geoff from geoffmobile.com shows how to layer tones and create an “ocean waves” soundscape using his Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesizer. He also shows some other sounds such as a video game sound at the end.

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Geoff starts from the basic Wurlitzer patch he created. To download the Wurlitzer patch for your Gaia, please visit:
geoffmobile.com/blog/wurlitzer-sound-on-the-roland-gaia-how-to-make-a-classic-wurlitzer-keyboard-patch-by-geoffmobile-2

You can also get more sounds for the Gaia (many for free) from Roland’s new sound bank website:
axial.roland.com/category/gaia/

The Roland Gaia SH-01 is my favorite synth because it has huge polyphony, the ability to layer three different tones, and a huge array of neat effects and ways to modify and design the sound. It is a digital synth that simulates the sound of an analog synth. It has analog-synth-like controls that let you design the sound as you play. For more tutorial videos about the Roland Gaia, please check out my Best Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesizer Tutorial Videos playlist at:
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpOuKedj0gNm_2W9teK0BxYG4cLKrZ5Qh

-Thanks for watching :)

Cheers,
Geoff
geoffmobile.com

Original end credits music by Geoff Peters, used with permission.

Technical notes:
Camera: Sony RX100 Cybershot (Highly recommended Camera!)
Audio recorded using a Zoom H1 and Audacity.
Voice Mic: Sennheiser ME-2
Synth plugged directly into PC using USB, recording in 24 bit.
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.

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