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Roland | G-33


Wth the Roland GR-33B and it's G-88 Controller any bassist can play using all standard techniques, hammering, glissandos, harmonics, chopping, bowing etc. Its a small compact unit like an effects box that can be controlled by it's foot pedals.It is totally polyphonic with one VCO per string. Features accurate pitch transposing to two pitches with a synthesizer on/off switch for each string. The GR-33B has a duet switch for a chorus effect 

The G-33 Bass Guitars Synthesizer Controller has on board knob and switch controls for live editing of sound parameters. the G-88 is also a normal bass guitar that can be played just like a regular bass guitar. The player can mix the synthesizer sound with the normal bass guitar sound to create thick layers of bass or sounds not yet heard. Furthermore the GR-33B also has a MIDI out so that the player can interface with other MIDI synthesizers and MIDI hardware.
Engine TypeController
Engine DetailedController for the GR-33B with Roland 24-pin interface
Key typeN/A
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

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