by Robin Vincent | Approximate reading time: 1 Minute
Roland Vocal Designer

Roland Vocal Designer  ·  Source: Roland


Vocal Designer uses your voice to control and modulate synthesizer sounds and now it’s available as a Model Expansion for the Jupiter-X and Jupiter-XM.


Vocal Designer

We’ve seen this sort of technology in Roland’s VP and V-Synth keyboards but now the idea is being expanded into their flagship Jupiter-X and XM synthesizers.

Vocal Designer has 26 different vocal synthesis algorithms from vocoding robots to choir ensembles and vocal modulations. The basic idea is that you can use the tones and timbre of your voice to shape synthesis parameters. The website and demo video goes into almost no detail at all, which is useful.


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The video shows exactly the sort of sounds we’d imagine it would make. You will of course need a microphone to bring your voice to bear on the ZEN-Core synthesis engine of the Jupiter-X and XM.

These sound examples are also as you’d expect but what’s missing from this picture is any idea about how you actually use this Model Expansion or the technology held within.

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Perhaps if you’re a fan of this sort of sound or have used it before then you’ll already know what you need to do to harness it.

Vocal Designer is available as a lifetime key for a one-off payment of $149.

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2 responses to “RolandCloud Vocal Designer now available for Jupiter-X and XM”

    Travis Hartnett says:

    Vocal Designer is not available with a Pro or Ultimate membership, since it’s not a Zenology model expansion–it’s Zen-Core only, and requires a lifetime key purchase

      Robin Vincent says:

      Ok, thanks – i’ve updated the article. It seemed really difficult to find that sort of information on this one.

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