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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

    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 "
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    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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