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Roland GR-55 - Guitar Synthesizer (Blue)

B&H # ROGR55S Mfr # GR-55S
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Product Highlights
  • Fusion of Guitar Synthesis and Modeling
  • For Use with GK-3 Divided Pickup
  • Up to 4 Sound Sources at a Time
  • Guitar and Amplifier Modeling
  • Over 900 Fully Editable PCM Sounds
  • 4 Foot Switches
  • Expression Pedal
  • Built-in USB Audio Player
  • MIDI I/O

The GR-55 from Roland is a fast reacting and accurate guitar synthesizer for use with a GK3 pickup attached to any type of guitar (GK3 not included). The triple-core sound generator houses an array of virtual guitars, basses, amps, and synthesizer voices, enabling a wide variety of tones and textures.

The sound engine comprises two PCM synthesizers (with over 900 tones powered by Roland's synthesis technology) and COSM guitar modeling, that combined allow you to create unique sounds. The COSM guitar-modeling engine needs zero detection time, allowing the GR-55 to respond instantly and exactly as you play.

The onboard ready-to-use presets (270, plus 297 user) make it simple to find the perfect sound fast with quick-access category buttons. You can choose from hundreds of great presets for pop, rock, and more. For customizing sounds, the EZ Edit feature 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.

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 for MIDI/audio data communication, while the side-panel port is used for 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.

A fusion of guitar synthesis and powerful COSM guitar modeling
Up to four sound sources at a time - two PCM synthesizer 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 fully editable PCM sounds, including pianos, organs, strings, vintage synthesizers, 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
Converters 24-bit (GK Pickup) 24-bit + AF method (Normal Pickup)
Sample Rates 44.1kHz
Sound Generator PCM: 2 tones
Modeling: 1 tone
Effects Multi-Effects: 20 types Preamp: 42 types Modulation: 14 types Delay: 7 types Reverb: 5 types Chorus: 4 types EQ: 1 type
Memory Guitar Mode
Preset: 270 + User: 297

Bass Mode
Preset: 90 + User: 297

Analog Output 1 x 1/4" TS phone Guitar Out
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
2 x 1/4" TS phone Line
Nominal Output Level -10dBu
Output Impedance 2kΩ
Other Connectors 1 x 13-pin DIN GK In
1 x USB Computer connector (supports Hi-Speed USB, USB MIDI and USB Audio)
1 x USB Memory connector (supports Hi-Speed USB Flash Memory)
1 x DC IN jack
MIDI In/Out 2 x 5-pin DIN
Headphone Output Yes
Controls 4 x Foot Switches
1 x Expression Pedal
11 x Function buttons
1 x Output rotary control
1 x 4-way controller
Display 240 x 64 dot graphic LCD
Power Requirements 9VDC via included power adapter
System Requirements Mac OS X
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH) 16 x 9.6 x 3.1" (405 x 244 x 78mm)
Weight 7.3 lbs (3.3kg)
Specialties USB Memory Audio Player file format: WAV and AIFF
Roland GR-55 - Guitar Synthesizer (Blue)
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  • One (1) Year Warranty
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