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Re: Re: Roland gr55
On 7/22/64 11:59 AM, mark francombe wrote:
Man, I remember hating Roland when Bill first got into guitar
synthesizers. As always, he put so much time into programming that
synth that he had (the blue one as I recall, I don't know the
number)........he had this one patch that I just freaking loved and a
Dont you just hate it when they take away features?
of sequencer. When the new
one came out it had new features that made it more fun, but to my ear,
there was never as cool a sound on it as in the original, cruder model and
I think even the sequencer had changed. Bill would know the details as
he was the one who programmed it, but I was sooooo dissapointed because
in whatever band we were in at the time, we lost that amazing voice.
I remember that Alesis had an infinite reverb setting in the MidiVerb
2...............of course, when they updated (and I foolishly bought
that patch not only no longer existed but I was unable to customize one
that sounded nearly as cool.
To this day, despite how low fi that unit was, I've never heard an
infinite reverb setting that sounded as good on found sound objects.
It's almost worth going out and finding an ancient one to buy.
And speaking of archaic. I now own the very first guitar synthesizer
(guitar only) that Roland ever made.
I imagine it is only of interest to a collector, but it is for sale if
anyone is intrigued. I'll sell it inexpensively.