Following the SH-201, Roland continues its SH-series with the Gaia SH-01. The Gaia is an analog modeling synthesizer that retains the basic traits of previous SH-series synths: hands-on tweaking, user-friendly layout and compact design. It’s a light-weighted synthesizer that can also run on batteries. The synthesis architecture is simple and directly accessible via the front panel controls. The GAIA SH-01 uses a trio of virtual analog engines — each with its own dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO — to conjure massive tones that would make you swear you’re playing a vintage synth. If you don’t like programming synths via obscure two-line displays and arcane menu systems, the Roland Gaia SH01 could be just what you’re looking for.
According to several user reviews, they have praised a Roland Gaia SH-01 for the Three-tone structure is simple, yet powerful; No LCD screen because there are no menus; Can run on batteries; Made for hands-on playability with simple and intuitive patch creation; Sixty-four notes of polyphony. Also, some users have complained it for the Despite all that polyphony, only multitimbral via a General MIDI synth; some of the presets don’t exploit its potential; Headphones cut the master outs.
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To restoring the factory settings on Roland Gaia SH-01, first power on while simultaneously holding the PRESET PATCH button and the USER PATCH button until the TAP TEMPO button goes out. And then, press the WRITE button to start the Factory Reset operation. The NUMBER buttons will light sequentially starting with (1); when the NUMBER (8) button lights, the operation has been completed.
Warning! When you execute “Factory Reset”, all data that you’ve created and saved in the GAIA SH-01’s internal memory will be lost. Be sure you want to erase the memory and return the GAIA SH-01 to its factory default state before continuing with this procedure. Hopefully the article of “How do I reset the Roland Gaia SH-01 Synthesizer?” can help you.
Reference: Roland Gaia SH-01 manual