Guitar SynthsRoland ⇝ Roland GR-55

Roland GR-55

The GR-55 is a guitar synthesizer that includes a wide variety of sounds. Not only does it feature a good selection of synthesizer sounds, the onboard COSM effect modeling gives it the ability to create some sounds similar to V-Guitar systems like the VG-88, but it isn't a full V-Guitar system. It is the follow-up to the Roland GR-33 guitar synthesizer.

Some of the factory patches are musically unusable and only exist to demonstrate the capabilities of the device. For example, the patch "Comedian" is a laughter sample transitioning into applause. That is not something likely to be useful, but it is good for a "wow, a guitar can actually do that!?" moment.

The original GR-55 shipped with 360 factory patches (270 guitar, 90 bass) and 297 user patch memories. The 1.50 firmware update expands the factory patches to 468 (360 guitar, 108 bass).

Specifications

Year Released: 2011

Preset Patches: 468

User Patches: 297

ROM: 910 waveforms

Effects: multi-effects (20 types), preamp (42 types), modulation (14 types), chorus (7 types), delay (5 types), reverb (4 types), EQ

Screen: 260 x 64 pixel LCD

Power Consumption: 9V, 700 mA

Weight: 3.3 kg

Dimensions: 405 mm x 244 mm x 106 mm

User Demo Videos

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File Downloads

Roland GR-55 Manual

Roland GR-55 Patch List

Roland GR-55 Tone List

Roland GR-55 Added Patch List