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Re: VG-88 and Roland GR-33 dissapearing rumors

Title: Re: VG-88 and Roland GR-33 dissapearing rumors

I use alot of guitar synth but always found the Roland Guitar synth sounds very limiting.

My solution....I use a Roland MIDI pickup and into a AXON controller. That way, I can use any sound module or keybaord I want. I can even trigger VSTis with it. Currently I am using a Roland Fantom XR. I needed a single space rack and it was a close call between the Motif and the Fantom XR but the fact that the Fantom has a sampler was the key.

(The Axon tracks great by the way)

I agree that most music stores have no idea how to sell this stuff (or even set it up) as the best results come from combining gear from various gear manufacturers. I think those seeking an all-in-one solution are always going to miss out on the more interesting applications gear can be used (and abused) for.


on 12/25/05 7:32 PM, mark sottilaro at zerocrossing2001@yahoo.com wrote:

> As someone who's been a guitar synth fan for a long
> time, I have to say that after a few weeks with a nice
> keyboard MIDI controller... I sold my Guitar MIDI
> setup.  No use for it really.  I found I could play
> better synth stuff on the keyboard than I ever could
> with the guitar.  I always wished the V stuff was a
> bit cheaper though as I thought it might be better.
> If Parker releases a commercial version of their
> Fly/Line6 moder I would be tempted...
> Mark
> --- burnett@pobox.com wrote:
>> On Sat, 24 Dec 2005, Luis Angulo wrote:
>>> i have been hearing speculations in other forums
>> that
>>> these devices are not in the new roland catalogs
>> and
>>> will therefore soon dissapear due to new upcoming
>>> guitar modeling technology like the line 6 variax
>>> etc.i couldnīt imagine this happening after all
>> roland
>>> has gone through to keep this type of technology
>> in
>>> the market,i am also curious how many of us in
>> this
>>> list use them...
>> I have a Roland GR-30 and a Roland V-Bass (being the
>> much less common bass
>> version of the VG-88 series). I don't use them
>> often, but did set them up
>> last week for the first time in a while (Eagle
>> 6-string fretless with GK
>> pickup into the V-Bass, Chapman stick with GK pickup
>> into the GR-30).
>> Nice. Should play more with them.
>> http://www.subscapeannex.com/about_steve.html
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