Roland just announced the GAIA 2 synthesizer: with lots of knobs and sliders, a wavetable oscillator added and the possibility to load other synthesizer models. Will this be a real ‘tough’ full-sized Roland synth ? – finally?

GAIA 2 opens the door to an infinite universe of inspired sound creation. Armed with a powerful hybrid engine that combines wavetable and virtual analog synthesis, you can quickly learn the basics before rocketing into uncharted sonic territory. The friendly panel layout logically outlines the synthesis workflow for speedy sound design, while full-size keys provide exceptional playability when you’re ready to perform. And with the sequencer and Motional Pad, it’s easy to generate complex sounds and phrases full of dynamic movement and alter them on the fly. Discover the shape of sound with GAIA 2 and bring all your musical visions to life.

Look and listen for yourself: