Roland Integra 7 Sound Module Refurbished
With the development of SuperNATURAL sound and Behavior Modeling
technology, Roland has blurred the boundary between acoustic and
electronic instruments. Built upon these core technologies, the new
INTEGRA-7 gives musicians a gold mine of the latest SuperNATURAL sounds
in a fast-access, fully stocked 16-part module. The powerhouse rack
comprises a “greatest hits” collection of sounds from Roland’s flagship
keyboards and V-Drums modules, plus a coveted lineup from the legacy SRX
library. It also introduces a new technology called Motional Surround, a
17-part ambience engine that lets you graphically control the distance
and position of each part within 360-degree sound field. With the
immense power of the INTEGRA-7, you can create amazingly realistic and
detailed orchestral arrangements, immersive, spatial sounds, and beyond.
SuperNATURAL-Powered Music Production
- Flagship synth module with over 6,000 sounds built in
- The latest SuperNATURAL sounds with enhanced Behavior Modeling
technology for expressive acoustic instruments and accurate reproduction
of performance articulations
- Powerful SuperNATURAL synth engine with fat analog synth models and vintage filter types
- Dynamic SuperNATURAL drum engine with natural tonal change derived from Roland V-Drums
- Producer’s “must-have” SRX Expansion sound library built in; all 12 SRX titles included
- Dedicated multi-effects and EQ for each part (16 parts), plus
dedicated COMP+EQ (use six simultaneously) for drums and ambience
parameters for SuperNATURAL drum kits
- Innovative 17-part Motional Surround ambience engine for stereo, headphone, and 5.1-channel output
- INTEGRA-7 Editor for iPad and Motional Surround VSTi Editor for SONAR software
The core of the INTEGRA-7 is its SuperNATURAL sounds with Behavior
Modeling technology. SuperNATURAL not only mirrors the sounds of
acoustic instruments, it also simulates the behavior of instruments when
they’re played. With SuperNATURAL, sounds come to life under your
fingers. Whether used in acoustic or electronic domains, the INTEGRA-7
puts a world of expressive sound in your hands. Go deep inside the
programming engine and customize your own sounds, or let the INTEGRA-7
do it all for you. With so many great sounds onboard, and with the
INTEGRA-7’s organic response to how you play your keyboard/controller,
you’ll experience a new level of realism and effortless expression.
SuperNATURAL Acoustic Tones
Here are a few examples of the SuperNATURAL acoustic sounds onboard the INTEGRA-7, and their realistic behavioral actions:
- Grand Piano
This gorgeous grand provides smooth, seamless tonal changes from soft
to hard keystrokes, and natural decay with no “looping”. The notes fade
beautifully and organically. You can adjust a variety of parameters to
customize the sound.
- Electric Piano
Recreations of legendary EPs are onboard, including ’68 Reed, ’73
Stage, ’78 Pure, ’76 Tine, and ’81 Tine. These expressive pianos feature
realistic key-off noise and dedicated effects, including a newly
Reproduce chord fingerings, strumming, and melodic performances of
steel-, nylon-, and 12-string guitars, as well as Flamenco guitars,
ukulele, and mandolin. The INTEGRA-7 also contains several electric
guitar models, including a single-coil Strat, and even an amp simulators
such as the Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus, stack amps, and more. Electric
guitar techniques such as the “Jazz octave” phrase can also be performed
Pitches transition naturally from note to note when playing tied
legato-style melody lines. Effortlessly realize portamento, pizzicato,
staccato, and tremolo techniques that are unique to instruments such as
violin, viola, cello, and double bass.
The INTEGRA-7 faithfully reproduces the dynamic changes of tone colors
unique to brass instruments — including the over-blowing technique of a
saxophone, and the distinctive pitch-bend behavior of a French horn.
Perform staccato, fall, and growl techniques with stunning realism.
- Ethnic Instruments
Instruments from around the globe are onboard, such as the Shakuhachi
(Japan) with authentic pitch and tonal fluctuations caused by breath
amount, Erhu (China) with the distinctive pitch bend when transitioning
from note to note, Sitar (India) with realistic string resonance, and
Kalimba (Africa) with unique vibrating noise of the board and tines. The
built-in “ExSN1 (Expansion SuperNATURAL) Ethnic” sound pack can be
loaded into a virtual slot for more sounds.
The INTEGRA-7’s SuperNATURAL powers also reach beyond acoustic
instruments. It’s loaded with SuperNATURAL synth tones that meticulously
recreate the fat sound of beloved vintage synthesizers, their
expressive filters, and unique envelope behaviors. Hundreds of PCM
waveforms are onboard as well, providing a treasure trove of classic
digital-synth sounds prevalent in the ’80s and ’90s. You can even edit
the sounds intuitively on an iPad with the dedicated editor app.
SuperNATURAL Drums and SFX
In addition to the expressive acoustic tones and full-blown synth
engine under the hood of the INTEGRA-7, you’ll find a SuperNATURAL drum
engine derived from Roland V-Drums. Thanks to Behavior Modeling
Technology, the INTEGRA-7 can groove like a real drummer. Drum kits
respond smoothly and naturally to velocity, with seamless tonal
transitions from soft to loud. Play fast drum fills that don’t sound
like fake machine-gun fire, and create fluid snare, tom, and cymbal
rolls with real-time control of their speed and volume via mod lever.
The drum engine even has its own ambience effect, plus six COMP+EQ sets,
which you can apply to the drum instruments individually.
The newly created SFX kits offer a variety of stunningly realistic
sounds, such as car crash, door slam, footsteps, birds, river, and more.
Great for film scoring, some of the effects offer real-time control.
For example, using the mod lever, you can realistically control the
sound of a virtual audience (the amount of clapping and cheering) or the
sound of an ocean tide, rain, and wind.
Essential Legacy Sounds Onboard
Roland has a long, celebrated history of creating top-selling
synthesizers, and many musicians still rely heavily on their legacy
gear. With the INTEGRA-7, a “greatest hits” collection of previous
Roland synths is built in. All of the sounds from the XV-5080 are on
board, plus all 12 titles from the SRX Expansion libraries, including
SRX-05 Supreme Dance with essential electro sounds from vintage TR-808
and -909 drum machines, SRX-06 Complete Orchestra with a huge collection
of orchestral instruments and dramatic sound-effects, and SRX-09 World
Collection that’s like an audio encyclopedia of ethnic instruments
including rare, hard to find samples. The INTEGRA-7 is equipped with
four virtual expansion slots, which can be used to load four SRX
libraries simultaneously. With all of these classic sounds instantly
available, plus a new stockpile of enhanced SuperNATURAL sounds, the
INTEGRA-7 brings the past, present, and future together in one
Notes: Since the INTEGRA-7 uses the latest MFX engine,
the onboard SRX expansion libraries will not sound identical to previous
sound modules and synthesizers. The INTEGRA-7 cannot load data from the
The INTEGRA-7 introduces a new era of spatial sound design. Motional
Surround — derived from Roland’s proprietary RSS (Roland Sound Space)
technology — lets you control not only the left/right panning of sounds,
but also their depth, even placing them behind you! A solo instrument
can be placed nearby, for example, while the backing or percussion
instruments can be placed at a distance, thus creating a sound field
with natural width and depth. Motional Surround is particularly stunning
when applied to orchestral simulations.
This exciting new sound processing can also be applied to external
audio; connect an audio player or instrument to the INTEGRA-7’s inputs
and immerse it in Motional Surround. Adjust the parameters in real time
via MIDI, as well as with the dedicated iPad app or VSTi plug-in editor
for DAWs such as SONAR. You can even record Motional Surround movements
in SONAR for automated playback. Motional Surround supports two-channel
output, so you can experience the effect with just two speakers or
headphones! 5.1-channel output is also supported for maximum impact with
five speakers and a subwoofer.
The hardware design of the INTEGRA-7 is stylish and sturdy. Housed in
a rugged metal chassis, it’s beautifully designed and built to
withstand decades of use, whether in a studio or a touring road rack.
The INTEGRA-7’s internal components are premium grade, including
high-quality, low-noise D/A converters. It’s also equipped with
dedicated effects engines, so you don’t have to worry about CPU load;
each of the 16 parts can have their own MFX and EQ, rather than sharing
the same effects for all parts.
Across the INTEGRA-7’s front panel are dedicated buttons for
accessing sounds and effects quickly, plus a large value dial surrounded
by navigation keys. The LCD is easy to see, and you can adjust its
contrast and brightness to suit the viewing angle and lighting
conditions. On the rear panel is an array of versatile connectors,
including stereo XLR outputs, eight individual 1/4-inch phone outs, a
digital (coaxial) output, MIDI in/out/thru, and a USB port that supports
audio streaming at rates up to 24-bit/96 kHz. For convenience and
flexibility, input jacks are provided on both the rear and front panels.
Cool Features and Add-Ons
The INTEGRA-7 is packed with innovative and powerful features,
including a Tone Finder wizard that organizes the 6,000-plus onboard
sounds into logical categories for quick location. Simply press the
dedicated Tone Finder button and choose your category; once you find a
sound, press the volume knob/button to preview it. The preview plays a
suitable phrase for each sound, so you know what kind of articulation
behavior it’s able to produce.
Other noteworthy features included an ultra high-quality GM2 sound set
(uses all four virtual slots) for playing SMF files via external
sequencers, six additional SuperNATURAL sounds (uses one virtual slot
each), a front-panel USB memory port (which lets you conveniently store
your settings on a USB thumb drive), and a custom iPad Editor App for
iPad users who wish to control the INTEGRA-7’s synth parameters, part
mixer, and Motional Surround remotely, as well as selecting sounds and
reading/loading the 16-part Studio Sets.
Perfect partners for the INTEGRA-7 are Roland’s new A-88 and A-49
MIDI controller keyboards. The SuperNATURAL button on the A-88/-49
automatically assigns the INTEGRA-7’s most appropriate parameters to the
mod lever, knobs, and D-BEAM for controlling the selected SuperNATURAL
The INTEGRA-7 in Action!
Make the INTEGRA-7 a star player in your music production, performance, and education experience.
- For Pro Music Production…
The INTEGRA-7 has over 6,000 internal sounds that span a complete
musical universe of styles. To have the equivalent on your computer,
you’d need to instantiate several soft synths and concern yourself with
RAM and CPU overload. INTEGRA has practically every sound in every
category for music and film-scoring production — from essential acoustic
sounds such as pianos, brass, drums, and strings to ethnic instruments
from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. It also contains a wide variety
of SFX patches for adding dramatic impact to your songs and soundscapes.
Activate Motional Surround to add new dimensions to your sound, such as
orchestral simulations with stunning depth and realism!
- For Television and Radio…
If you need high-quality tracks for broadcast, and you need them fast,
you can feed the INTEGRA-7 Standard MIDI Files and marvel at the beauty
of the internal GM2 sound set. By using Motional Surround, you can also
create jaw-dropping sound effects and jingles with incredible motion and
depth. If you have a stockpile of pre-recorded jingles and effects
clips, you can run them through the INTEGRA-7’s audio inputs and apply
Motional Surround to those recordings.
- For Music Schools…
When teaching music composition, the INTEGRA-7 is a useful tool to
demonstrate sounds and instruments of the world, all from within a
self-contained, dedicated device. With a recommended A-49 or A-88 MIDI
controller connected, and a single press of the SuperNATURAL button,
you’re instantly ready to take full advantage of the INTEGRA-7’s highly
expressive sounds. Teachers and students can conveniently store and
carry their custom settings via a USB thumb drive.
- For Museums, Art Galleries, and Planetariums…
With the INTEGRA-7’s Motional Surround engine, you can create music for
special exhibits that take audiences into new dimensions. Place and
rotate the elements of your sound effects and compositions in a
360-degree sound field, while also controlling their positional depths.
You can even use your computer or iPad to adjust the surround locations
graphically. Motional Sound can be used in two-channel mode, headphone
mode, and 5.1-channel mode*.
*For 5.1-channel playback, you’ll need five powered
speakers (left, right, center, rear-left, rear-right) and one powered
subwoofer. Dolby Digital and DTS are not supported.