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Roland VP-330


Released: 1980



Adds a vocoder to the RS-09, swapping organ for human voice sound. The SVC-350 (1984) is only a vocodor (no synth). Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland VP-330 is a 49 key, fully polyphonic bi-timbral (voice and string) analog synthesizer, featuring tone control, chorus, vocoder, and vibrato.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
49 keys W:905mm D:370mm H:145mm 14kg mic(XLR/phone) synth stereo no pitch gate sustain 26W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- no no no no buttons/sliders LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
2 Full (via octave divider) no [VCO1+VCO2]->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no StringEG EG yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A pitch no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no no pedal no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Voice analog saw? mix:4-8' no no Vibrato no
String analog saw? mix:4-8' no no Vibrato no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
Tone analog ? no high pass no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
StringEG - attack no no no no no
EG - release no no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Vibrato triangle? yes no no no no no
Conventional Models
RS-101 RS-202 RS-505 RS-09 SA-09 VP-330 SH-3 SH-5
SH-1000 SH-2000 SH-7 SH-1 SH-2 SH-09 SH-101 MC-202
CMU-810 TB-303 CMU-800 Juno-6 Juno-60 MKS-10 Juno-106 Juno-106s
HS-60 MKS-7 Juno-1 HS-10 Juno-2 HS-80 MKS-50 Jupiter-4
MRS-2 Jupiter-8 Jupiter-6 MKS-80 JX-3P MKS-30 GR-700 JX-8P
JX-10 MKS-70