Roland GR-55 - Guitar Synthesizer (Black)

Roland GR-55 - Guitar Synthesizer (Black)

Roland GR-55 - Guitar Synthesizer (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • PCM Synthesizer and COSM Guitar Modeling
  • Over 900 Tones
  • 270 Presets
  • Lightning-Fast Tracking
  • Accurate Pitch Detection
  • Multi-Effects
  • Phrase Looper
  • Easy to Use
  • USB Connectivity
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Roland GR-55 overview

  • 1Description

The GR-55 from Roland is a guitar synthesizer with features not available in other guitar processors. Guitars are not normally thought of as synthesizer controllers, but the company has been pursuing this concept for many years. When paired with a Roland GK-3 pickup, or other similar pickup (sold separately), any electric guitar can trigger the sounds of the tone module with imperceptible latency, a huge consideration when playing live. Pitch detection is also very accurate.

The triple-core generator houses an array of virtual guitars, basses, amplifiers, and synthesizer voices, delivered by two PCM synthesizers containing over 900 tones, along with COSM guitar modeling. Using the simple category buttons, the onboard ready-to-use presets (270, plus 297 user) can easily be auditioned, either on stage or in the studio.

The GR-55 connects the guitarist to desktop music production with two USB ports. The rear-panel port can be used for MIDI/audio data communication, while the side-panel port is dedicated to real-time playback of audio files from a USB memory device (sold separately). Foot control of USB audio playback is available, so that hands never need to leave the guitar.

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 latest 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
UPC: 761294503270
In the Box
Roland GR-55 - Guitar Synthesizer (Black)
  • External Power Supply
  • One (1) Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Roland GR-55 specs

    Sound Generator PCM: 2 tones
    Modeling: 1 tone
    Tones PCM: 910 types
    Modeling: 23 types (guitar mode), 17 types (bass mode)
    Effect Variations 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
    Presets Guitar Mode
    Preset: 270 + User: 297
    Bass Mode
    Preset: 90 + User: 297
    AD Conversion 24-bit (GK Pickup)
    24-bit + AF method (Normal Pickup)

    AF (Adaptive Focus) method is a proprietary method from Roland and BOSS that vastly improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio of the A/D and D/A converters

    DA Conversion 24-bit
    Sampling Rate 44.1kHz
    Inputs 1 x 13-pin DIN GK
    Outputs 1 x 1/4" TS phone Guitar
    2 x 1/4" TS phone Output Left/Mono, Right
    1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphones
    Output Impedance 2kΩ
    Nominal Output Level -10dBu
    Other Connectors 2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI IN/OUT
    1 x USB Computer
    1 x USB Memory Stick (for USB Memory Audio Player playback)
    1 x DC In
    External Storage Sys-Ex
    Display Graphic LCD 240 x 64 dots
    Power Requirements 9 VDC via external adapter

    700 mA current draw

    Dimensions (WxDxH) 16 x 9.6 x 3.1" (405 x 244 78 mm)
    Weight 7.3 lb (3.3 kg)
    Specialties USB Memory Audio Player file format - WAV, AIFF
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 13.4 x 4.4"

    Roland GR-55 reviews

    GR-55 - Guitar Synthesizer (Black) is rated 1.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Buyer Beware - Main Board Failure after 1 year! Buyer Beware - Main Board Failure after 1 year!After a few days of researching, I discovered there was a free 3rd party graphical editor called GR-55 Floorboard Editor, that virtually made it super easy to configure my own patches with ease, instead of using the cumbersome manual push-button settings on the pedal. - It was this reason alone that I purchased this device. Well... after only one year of marginal use, for no reason at all, the USB interface stopped working. I tried reinstalling the USB drivers from the Roland website without success. I kept getting the error msg that there was a problem with the hardware device causing it to not be recognized. I contacted Roland tech support and we tried 3 separate PC's, 3 separate USB cables and many attempts to install the drivers manually without success. Roland Support and I deemed the GR-55 main board to have failed. I spent $ usd for this device that will cost as much to send it out for a replacement board.. Since I can't use the editor now, it's pretty much an expensive boat anchor. Alan
    Date published: 2015-10-16
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