Roland VP-330

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The Roland VP-330 is a ten band[1] vocoder and string machine manufactured by Roland Corporation from 1979 to 1980.[2] It can also play four different choir sounds, each of which uses four bandpass filters, shared from the same pool of seven total.[1] Like Roland's other strings machines of the era, it features a BBD-based ensemble effect. Although it was not especially popular when it was released, it has since gained a more favorable reputation. Forty years later, Behringer cloned it with their VC-340. Roland themselves made a digital recreation, the VP-03.

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