Summary: I knew roland made awesome stuff and the roland gaia sh-01 is just that. It is a perfect match to my digital grand. The tones are awesome. And the special patches added by sweetwater are cool. This synth is beyond cool.
Excerpt: The Roland Gaia SH-01 gives you a really good sound and at a great price. You can do some really neat things with the effects on the Gaia SH-01 because it allows you to stack them up. Some of the effects on the Gaia SH-01 are bit crash, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost, delay, distortion and reverb.
Excerpt: After using the GAIA SH 01 I was really shocked on the sounds that it has and the ability to change those sounds and make them your own. I really felt like I had full and total control over what came out of the GAIA SH 01.
Summary: I bought this for my youngest son as he has expressed a keen interest in modular synthesis.(He follows Deadmous5 who is really into producing his own sounds for his recordings) The Gaia is an excellent starter, nicely priced and has the feel and look of a proper modular.
Summary: The latest from the SH series is one of the most controversial keyboards around, since it came out. Some say that its "trancey" patches are cheap and dont match older models such as the JP-8000 (and its legendary super saw), and that it tries (and fails) to be an analogue machine.