The Shape of Sound
GAIA 2 opens the door to an infinite universe of inspired sound creation. Armed with a powerful hybrid engine that combines wavetable and virtual analog synthesis, you can quickly learn the basics before rocketing into uncharted sonic territory. The friendly panel layout logically outlines the synthesis workflow for speedy sound design, while full-size keys provide exceptional playability when you’re ready to perform. And with the sequencer and Motional Pad, it’s easy to generate complex sounds and phrases full of dynamic movement and alter them on the fly. Discover the shape of sound with GAIA 2 and bring all your musical visions to life.
Powerful Roland synthesizer with advanced sonic capabilities
Intuitive panel layout and hands-on workflow make it easy to learn synthesis and sound design
Newly developed hybrid sound engine with one wavetable oscillator and two virtual analog oscillators
Attractive aluminum panel filled with high-quality knobs and sliders
Freely assignable modulation routings for fast sound creation
Motional Pad for adding real-time movement and expression to sounds
Sequencer with real-time and step-recording options
MFX section with 53 unique effect types
Dedicated Chorus and Delay/Reverb sections with multiple types, including JUNO Chorus effects, Shimmer Reverb, Modulation Reverb, and more
Informative high-contrast OLED display
USB Type-A port for connecting a USB flash drive or external USB MIDI controller
Class-compliant USB-C port for communicating with music software on computers and mobile devices
USB-C port also supports AIRA Link for communication with Roland AIRA devices
Support for Model Expansions and other content on Roland Cloud (SH-101 Model Expansion pre-installed)
Roland GAIA 2 Synthesizer Performance
Watch Jeremiah Chiu’s Roland GAIA 2 performance and hear a range of iconic and modern sounds within this advanced synthesizer.
Do You Speak Synth?
Complementing the basic shapes we all know and love, the wavetable oscillator section in GAIA 2 offers multiple waveforms, and you can jump or morph between them for everything from dramatic shifts to slowly evolving textures. Adding the wavetable oscillator introduces contrasting textures into the mix, leading to unforeseen and exciting results.
+OSCILLATOR 2 & 3
GAIA 2 gives you the tools to recreate the most famous analog synths of all time—or craft all-new voices never heard before. Twin virtual analog oscillators provide the building blocks of synthesis, enabling you to conjure past classics with complete authenticity. Or head in the opposite direction and sculpt the tones of the future. Just think about the sound you want and start tweaking to make it come alive.
Touch the Sound
GAIA 2’s logical workflow makes sound creation fast, easy, and fun. The one-control-per-function panel layout enables instant programming without having to resort to creativity-killing menu diving. And with the streamlined knobs and white anodized aluminum panel, even the look is inspiring. Wait until you see how it glows under stage lighting!
See the Sound
Positioned front and center, the informative display shows the output audio waveform as well as the path of the Motional Pad’s recorded movement. With just a glance, you’ll instantly grasp what’s happening within the most complex of sounds.
+ROLAND MODEL EXPANSIONS
SH-101 On Board
With GAIA 2’s pre-installed SH-101 Model Expansion, the monophonic legend is reborn as a polysynth with new and exciting possibilities. Since its release in 1982, the small-but-mighty SH-101 has been a key ingredient in shaping electronic music and remains a favorite for its intuitive interface and head-turning sounds.
+MODEL EXPANSION SOUND PACKS
Download Fresh New Sounds on Roland Cloud
Shape It Till You Make It
Modern sound design requires flexible and plentiful modulation. With GAIA 2, you can quickly and intuitively build complex modulation routings. Assign up to four parameters to each of the two LFOs, which come equipped with classic and modern wave shapes, including step modulation. Such effortless parameter assignments let you turn ideas into sounds almost instantaneously.
GAIA 2 comes loaded with classic Roland effects to take your sonic creations to the next level. Color, enhance, and mangle tones with a vast selection of MFX types, from filters, phasers, and distortions to scatter, lo-fi, and more. Add width and dimension with the dedicated Chorus section. Then bring on ambient depth with the diverse Reverb/Delay section, which features a newly developed Shimmer Reverb that infuses any sound with spaciousness and rich harmonic content. Along with adding a finishing touch, you can assign effect parameters to an LFO or the Motional Pad for real-time interest and movement.
GAIA 2’s powerful Motional Pad is a dynamic and expressive tool that brings static sounds to life. You can assign nearly any synth or effect parameter to each of the X/Y points, then morph between them by moving a finger on the pad. It’s also possible to record your movements to create complex, modulated transformations that play on their own. Many presets have Motional Pad settings baked in, ready to explore or customize for your own needs.
are the Key
Equipped with 37 full-size keys, GAIA 2 delivers a rich and rewarding playing experience. Offering deep travel, balanced weight, and a graceful feel, this premium keyboard includes all the construction hallmarks that Roland is famous for.
Join the Party
GAIA 2 supports AIRA LINK for sending audio/MIDI information to a compatible Roland AIRA device such as the MX-1 Mix Performer. You can also connect a USB flash drive to backup and restore data or plug in a standard USB MIDI controller for extended operation.
Integrate with Computers and Mobile Devices
Connect to your computer, smartphone, or tablet via USB-C and use GAIA 2 as an audio/MIDI interface with DAWs and other music apps. The class-compliant connection is plug-and-play, with no driver installation needed.