Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer

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    Description
    A NEW ERA OF SOUND, POWER, & PERFORMANCE

    The Roland GR-55 is a revolution in guitar synthesis, with features never before available in any guitar processor. In terms of speed, it’s the fastest ever. It’s also the most accurate, thanks to newly developed pitch-detection technology. As for sound, the triple-core generator houses a world-class array of virtual guitars, basses, amps, and synth voices, enabling tones and textures that have never been heard before. Onstage or in the studio, you can instantly access the GR-55’s huge library of ready-to-use sounds, from pop to rock and beyond, with quick-access category buttons. Welcome to a groundbreaking new era in guitar synthesis!

    A revolutionary fusion of guitar synthesis and powerful COSM guitar modeling

    Up to four sound sources at a time: two PCM synth tones, plus COSM guitar modeling and normal guitar input

    Easy to use and easy to play with hundreds of great, ready-to-use sounds for rock or pop guitarists

    Advanced Roland technology provides superb sound quality and lightning-fast processing

    Over 900 of Roland’s latest fully editable PCM sounds, including pianos, organs, strings, vintage synths, and much more
    COSM guitar and amp modeling

    Two types of multi-effects engines, plus global reverb, chorus, and delay effects, and an onboard looper

    Built-in USB audio player with foot control

    Available with or without GK-3 Divided Pickup

    New Sound Possibilities

    The GR-55’s powerful triple-core engine comprises two PCM synthesizers (with over 900 tones powered by the latest Roland synthesis technology) and COSM guitar modeling, featuring a virtual treasure trove of guitar, bass, amp, and synth models. Together, these combined technologies allow you to create unique, revolutionary sounds. The “Metal Synth Lead” preset, for example, combines two types of thick, brilliant synth textures with an overdriven solid-body/humbucking tone for incredible punch and power.
    Lightning-Fast Tracking

    Thanks to Roland’s decades of research and dedication to guitar synthesizers and powerful new pitch detection technology, the GR-55 is far and away the fastest guitar synth ever. Furthermore, the COSM guitar-modeling engine needs zero detection time, allowing the GR-55 to respond instantly and exactly as you play. The GR-55 detects pitch, velocity, and behavior for unprecedented response to your performance.

    Instant Gratification

    Get ready to rock…and fast! The GR-55 puts you instantly in touch with a huge library of amazing sounds, no editing required. The onboard lineup of ready-to-use presets (270, plus 297 user) takes the pain out of the process, with simple category buttons for finding the perfect sound fast. Choose from hundreds of great presets for pop, rock, and beyond, and kick-start your song or jam with unique, powerful sounds that will turn heads and raise fists.

    Easy to Use

    If you’re new to the world of technology, fear not. The GR-55 is powerful yet extremely friendly. For customizing sounds, the EZ Edit feature (made famous in the GT-10) and large LCD takes the guesswork out of the process. And for those who want to go deep, the GR-55 offers huge array of controllable parameters. Pros will appreciate the power of the GR-55 while beginners will love how quick and easy the unit is to operate.

    USB Connectivity

    The GR-55 conveniently bridges the guitarist to the desktop music production world with its two USB ports. The rear-panel port can be used one for MIDI/Audio data communication; the side-panel port is dedicated to real-time playback of audio files from a USB memory device (sold separately). The GR-55 provides foot control of USB audio playback so your hands never need to leave the guitar.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Physical modelling, ROM, Virtual Analog
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: *
    Waveforms: ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Square
    Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Knob, LFO, Pedal
    Oscillator Notes:
    *Different configurations specific to sound each engine.
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: *
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Hold, Release
    Envelope Notes::
    *Different configurations specific to each engine.
    Filters
    Filters: *
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, LFO, Pedal
    LFO
    LFO: *
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
    LFO Notes::
    *Different configurations specific to each engine.
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: *Different configurations specific to each engine.
    Timbrality: 4
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 297 or 297 In Bass Mode
    Patches ROM: 270 or 90 In Bass Mode
    Storage: Internal, USB
    Editing: MIDI, USB
    Effects
    +MFX (Multi-Effects): 20 types
    +AMP (Preamp): 42 types
    +MOD (Modulation): 14 types
    +DELAY: 7 types
    +REVERB: 5 types
    +CHORUS: 4 types
    +EQ: 1 type
    Case
    Case: Pedal
    Keyboard: Metal, Plastic
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel 2, Pedal - Control, Pedal - Sustain, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 240
    Display Count V: 64
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 405 x 244 x 78 mm
    Weight: 3.3 kg
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, 1/8" Phone Jack, USB, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 7
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, USB
    Power: 700mA - 9 V
    Production
    Year Released: 2011
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.roland.com

    Pricing
    List Price: $1,239 - convert
    Retail Price: $699-$799 - convert
    Used Price: $250-$711

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