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Re: Roland VG8

Hey Mark one question:
what kind of amplification do you use if u are dealing
with synths and guitar? do you run both straight into
a P.A.? i am still searching for the optimal, at the
moment i go straight into a mackie and 2 active yamaha
MS150 powered speakers,and although the synth sounds
great i am still not satisfied with the guitar
sound.Now the Roland GP-100 preamp is great amp
modeler but through the P.A. it still lacks that
compressed punch that u get through a tube amp.Ive
thought about getting something like the mesa boogie
20/20 single space power amp and speaker cabinets more
suitable for guitar and run evrything through it, but
i dont know how the synth will sound.Now i know i
could carry an x-tra amp and run my preamp through it,
but i just want to take a mixer and 2 speakers,any

--- mwsmart@insightbb.com wrote:

> > Hi there,
> > 
> > Playing bass patches with the VG8 is quite
> strange; there are no delays between 
> > picking and sound, but it doesn't quite "feel"
> right. 
> There is a little bit of delay on the VG8 when you
> are using the pitch 
> shifter. Because a pitch shifter works by recording
> sound into memory 
> and then playing it out at a different speed, the
> playback pointer has to
> be a little bit behind the record pointer to keep it
> from catching
> up. This delay is noticeable, but is not nearly as
> bad as that on a guitar
> synth like my GR-50.
> For instantaneous-feeling bass sounds, I use a
> Danelectro Chili Dog octave
> pedal. It's kind of amazing that this little $40
> pedal can do a bass better 
> than the VG-8, but it's true!
> >You can't really play a 
> > guitar like a bass - the lightness of the strings
> changes things too much - so I 
> > tend to play a short scale bass I've got to remind
> my fingers what a bass feels 
> > like to play, so that I play bass, not just
> downtuned guitar. I suppose it's 
> > like trying to cover an absent bass player by
> playing your guitar through an 
> > octaver/octivider. (Damn, typing about "feel" of
> instruments is weird.)
> > Hope that helps,
> > 
> > - Tony
> > 
> > Luis Angulo <labalou2000@yahoo.com> wrote:
> But I like the VG-8, and it's great for looping. I
> have done a few solo
> performances with the VG-8 and an Echoplex...you can
> do some very cool stuff.
> One tune I did was "The Dance of Maya" by the
> Mahavishnu Orchestra. I would 
> lay down the main riff, like in the mp3 on my VG-8
> page:
> Then loop that and play the melody over it. At the
> end where the boogie-
> woogie riff gets combined with the main riff, you
> can use "Multiply".
> I also did a virtual country band by laying down
> bass, guitar, banjo, and
> pedal steel. I need to make a recording of that,
> it's pretty cool.
> Anyway, if you get one, there are some patches on my
> page you can try out.
> Mark Smart
> http://www.marksmart.net


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