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VG-8 V-Guitar System

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The Roland VG-8 is a breakthrough guitar processor that uses advanced modeling technology to emulate the most popular guitars and amplifiers in music history. Using Roland’s Composite Object Sound Modeling (COSM) technology, the VG-8 combines multiple "sound objects"—like double-cutaway guitar bodies, vintage tweed amplifiers, and humbucking pickups—to create a perfect reproduction of these components that can be played from any steel-stringed guitar with a Roland GK-2A pickup. The VG-8 also has a built-in polyphonic pitch shifter for creating 12-string guitars and open tunings as well as a complete digital effects processor and parametric EQ.

128 Preset Patches, 64 User Patches

VGM (Variable Guitar Modeling) provides multiple sound object models including guitars, pickups, amps, cabinets, microphones and even mic placement

HRM (Harmonic Restructure Modeling) for creating new synth-type sounds No tracking delay – through the GK-2A pickup, the VG-8 converts the actual waveform produced by each string into a totally new sound in realtime

Polyphonic intelligent pitch shifter for 12-string guitars, open tunings, bass guitar emulation, etc.

High-speed digital effects processing including reverb, chorus, hexa-pan, delay and parametric EQ – all simultaneously


Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Physical modelling, Virtual Analog
Oscillators: *
Osc Modulation: Envelope, Knob, Pedal
Oscillator Notes:
* Dependent on Algorithm
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay
Filters: 1
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Knob, Pedal
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 6
Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
Modes: Polyphonic
Patches RAM: 64
Patches ROM: 64
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Case: Pedal
Keyboard: Metal
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Mod - Wheel 2, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Pedal - Control, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Display Count H: 160, 8
Display Count V: 64, 3
Display Notes: Dot LCD, Segment LED
Dimensions (WxDxH): 594 x 293 x 76 mm
Weight: 4.7 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 5
Inputs: 2 x 1/4 "
CV Ports: CV IN
Power: 15 w
Year Released: 1995
Year Discontinued: 2003
Design Notes:

+Subsequent releases with the VG-8EX and S-1 models expanded to an additional bank of sounds and 64 more presets. The original could also be user expanded with the same specs.
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.roland.com
MSRP List Price: $2,500 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1,999 - convert
Used Price: $80-$209 - convert

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