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Roland | G-808


Any guitarist can play the GR-300, using all standard guitar playing techniques, including: hammering, glissandos, harmonics, chopping, etc. The GR-300 produces effects and nuances which keyboard synthesizers cannot easily produce. In order to use the GR-300 Guitar Synthesizer unit you must have a Roland compatible guitar controller such as the G-303 or G-808 with the divided HEX pickup installed.

To produce the effect of the GR-300, you would need: 6-octave shifters + 6-com pressors + 6-chorus machines + 6-distortion units + 6-phase shifters + waw + etc. + etc It is very easy to produce anything from simple or complex solo sounds to the sounds of a huge band or orchestra. All major functions are controlled with foot switches and require no hands.

Small, compact unit (like an effects box) with all electronic- type foot-controlled switching of major functions; good for live perform- ance. Produces stable effects for all styles of guitar playing which, up to now, were impossible: hammering, glissando, chopping, etc. Totally polyphonic: one VCO for each string. Instant and accurate transposing to two preset pitches. Duet switch for chorus effect. Polyphonic distortion for new clarity, even with chords.
Engine TypeController
Engine DetailedController for the GR-300 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.

Manuals, patches etc.


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