Guitar Synth with 910 Tones, 93 Effect Types, 3 Foot Pedals, an Expression/Volume Pedal, and and Onboard USB WAV/AIFF Player
With decades of experience developing the industry's hottest guitar synths, Roland's GR-55 guitar synth and effects processor gives you more incredible tones and features than ever before, making laggy and inaccurate tracking a thing of the past. When Roland designed the GR-55, they totally redeveloped their already leading pitch-detection technology to bring you their fastest guitar synth ever. Pitch, velocity, sustain - the GR-55 doesn't miss a thing!
The GR-55 also includes Roland's world-famous COSM tone modeling. Together, these amazing processor cores open up never-before explored realms of tone and texture shaping. From pop to rock to undiscovered genres of music, the GR-55 has the guitar tones you need to stand out. Dive in and create your own intensely intricate patches, or keep it simple and explore the hundreds of built-in tones onboard. The GR-55 has the perfect sounds of any music. On top of that, the GR-55 features an onboard USB memory music player with handy foot controls, so you can rock out with your favorite tones, long after the rest of the band's packed up. If you're ready to discover a whole new era of mind-blowing guitar tones, you're ready for the Roland GR-55!
A revolutionary fusion of guitar synthesis and powerful COSM guitar modeling
Up to four sound sources at a time: two PCM synth tones, plus COSM guitar modeling and normal guitar input
Easy to use and easy to play with hundreds of great, ready-to-use sounds for rock or pop guitarists
Advanced Roland technology provides superb sound quality and lightning-fast processing
Over 900 of Roland's latest fully editable PCM sounds, including pianos, organs, strings, vintage synths, and much more
COSM guitar and amp modeling
Two types of multi-effects engines, plus global reverb, chorus, and delay effects, and an onboard looper
Built-in USB audio player with foot control
Available with or without GK-3 Divided Pickup
New Sound Possibilities The GR-55's powerful triple-core engine comprises two PCM synthesizers (with over 900 tones powered by the latest Roland synthesis technology) and COSM guitar modeling, featuring a virtual treasure trove of guitar, bass, amp, and synth models. Together, these combined technologies allow you to create unique, revolutionary sounds. The "Metal Synth Lead" preset, for example, combines two types of thick, brilliant synth textures with an overdriven solid-body/humbucking tone for incredible punch and power.
Lightning-Fast Tracking Thanks to Roland's decades of research and dedication to guitar synthesizers and powerful new pitch detection technology, the GR-55 is far and away the fastest guitar synth ever. Furthermore, the COSM guitar-modeling engine needs zero detection time, allowing the GR-55 to respond instantly and exactly as you play. The GR-55 detects pitch, velocity, and behavior for unprecedented response to your performance.
Instant Gratification Get ready to rock"¦and fast! The GR-55 puts you instantly in touch with a huge library of amazing sounds, no editing required. The onboard lineup of ready-to-use presets (270, plus 297 user) takes the pain out of the process, with simple category buttons for finding the perfect sound fast. Choose from hundreds of great presets for pop, rock, and beyond, and kick-start your song or jam with unique, powerful sounds that will turn heads and raise fists.
Easy to Use If you're new to the world of technology, fear not. The GR-55 is powerful yet extremely friendly. For customizing sounds, the EZ Edit feature (made famous in the GT-10) and large LCD takes the guesswork out of the process. And for those who want to go deep, the GR-55 offers huge array of controllable parameters. Pros will appreciate the power of the GR-55 while beginners will love how quick and easy the unit is to operate.
USB Connectivity The GR-55 conveniently bridges the guitarist to the desktop music production world with its two USB ports. The rear-panel port can be used one for MIDI/Audio data communication; the side-panel port is dedicated to real-time playback of audio files from a USB memory device (sold separately). The GR-55 provides foot control of USB audio playback so your hands never need to leave the guitar.