Roland SonicCell Brochure

Superior Desktop Synthesis for the PC Generation
Sonic Cell puts the power and legendary sound quality of a Roland hardware synthesizer on your desktop.
With its dual SRX expansion bay, built-in USB audio interface, and ability to play SMFs and WAV/AIFF/MP3
files, Sonic Cell is a dream for computer-based musicians and live performers who seek a compact, integrated
pro sound module and USB audio-interface solution.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Equipped with a state-of-the-art sound engine, Sonic Cell delivers
the pristine sound quality of a dedicated Roland hardware synth.
A remarkable new waveform set has been created for Sonic Cell,
including a world-class collection of acoustic instruments, drums, and
percussion that are expertly programmed to provide the ultimate in
expression and realism. Sonic Cell’s internal sound bank can even
be expanded and customized via its two internal SRX expansion bays.
Choose from over a dozen of Roland’s famous SRX Expansion boards
(sold separately) that cover a vast world of musical instruments
and styles. Whether you’re driving Sonic Cell from a computer,
another synthesizer, or a MIDI keyboard or guitar controller, you’ll
enjoy unsurpassed sound quality, reliability, and flexibility.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------In addition to its high-quality synthesis and audio-interface functions,
Sonic Cell can be used as a virtual backing band. Simply create a
playlist of your songs or backing tracks with the software Playback
Editor (included free with Sonic Cell), and transfer the playlist to a
commercially available USB memory stick. Insert the stick into
Sonic Cell’s USB port, and it will become a stand-alone song player
that you can play and control onstage or anywhere you perform.
Sonic Cell can play back WAV, AIFF, and MP3 files. It evens plays
Standard MIDI Files!
Superior Sound Module
Ultra-Handy Backing Machine
Seamless Computer Connectivity
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sonic Cell is ideal for musicians who use a PC as the core of their
writing, recording, and performing universe. More than a mere
sound module, Sonic Cell is equipped with a built-in USB audio
interface. Simply connect Sonic Cell directly to your computer’s USB
port, and you can record and create music with no additional hardware
required. You can even plug a microphone, guitar, or other instruments
into Sonic Cell and record your live audio tracks directly into your
computer. And since Sonic Cell can help minimize the burden on
the computer’s processor, you’ll enjoy more efficient and stable
performance. As an added bonus, a free
copy of Cakewalk's Sonar LE recording
software included with every Sonic Cell sold,
as is a plug-in style PC software editor,
which makes sound designing and effects
programming fast and friendly. Sonic Cell is
compatible with VSTi and AU plug-in formats.
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Desktop Stand for Sonic Cell
Pad Stand
Lower unit is a part of PDS-10.
*Actual product appearance may
be subject to change.
PDS-10 shown with Sonic Cell
" Rear Panel
*Actual product appearance may be subject to change.
Sonic Cell Specifications
! 128-voice sound module with new soundset, featuring
super-realistic acoustic instruments
! SMF and audio data playback capability via USB host
! USB audio interface functionality plus USB-memory
host function
! SRX slot x 2
! PC/Mac Editor and Cakewalk SONAR LE bundled
[Sound Generator Section] " Parts 16 parts " Maximum Polyphony 128 voices " Wave Memory 128 MB
(16 bit linear equivalent) " Expansion Slots Expansion of waveforms and patches for the internal sound
generator, SRX expansion boards: 2 slots " Preset Memory Patches: 768 + 256 (GM2), Rhythm Sets: 20 +
9 (GM2), Performances: 64 " User Memory Patches: 256, Rhythm Sets: 32, Performances: 64 " External
Memory USB Memory " Effects Multi-Effects: 3 systems, 78 types, Chorus: 3 types, Reverb: 5 types, Input
Effect: 6 types, Mastering Effect: 3 bands Compressor [Audio Interface Section] " Number of Audio
Input/Output Channels Input: 1 pair of stereo, Output: 1 pair of stereo " Signal Processing PC interface:
24 bits, AD/DA Conversion: 24 bits " Sampling Frequency AD/DA Conversion: 44.1/48/96 kHz [SMF/Audio
File Player Section] " File Format Standard MIDI File: format-0/1, Audio File: WAV, AIFF, MP3 [Others]
" Display 128 x 64 dots organic EL graphic display " USB (audio/MIDI/file Transfer (mass storage) )
Operating System Windows: XP Home SP2 or later/XP Professional SP2 or later/Vista, Macintosh: Mac OS
X v10.4.3 or later " Connectors Output jacks (L/MONO, R), Headphone jack, Input jacks (MIC/GUITAR/LINE
(L) (Mic (1/4 inch phone type / XLR type, phantom power), Guitar (4/1 inch phones type, always Hi-Z), Line
(L) (1/4 inch phone type) ), LINE (R) (1/4 inch phone type) ), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), USB Connectors
(COMPUTER (audio, MIDI, file transfer (mass storage) ), MEMORY (USB memory) ) " Power Supply DC 9
V (AC Adaptor) " Current Draw TBD " Dimensions 294 (W) x 175 (D) x 55 (H) mm, 11-5/8 (W) x 6-15/16
(D) x 2-3/16 (H) inches " Weight 1.2 kg / 2 lbs 11 oz (excluding AC Adaptor) " Accessories Setup Guide,
Guide Book, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), CD-ROM (Sound Editor, Librarian, Playback Editor, USB Driver,
Reference Manual), USB Cable " Options Wave Expansion Board: SRX Series, USB Memory: M-UF128,
Desktop Stand: BKT-S, Pad Stand: PDS-10, Carrying Case: (under developing)
* The specifications are subject to change without notice.