With 3 powerful processors plus expressive performance controls such as a ribbon controller and dual D BEAMs, it offers near-endless creative options. The light-sensing D Beam controllers offers direc... Read More
With 3 powerful processors plus expressive performance controls such as a ribbon controller and dual D BEAMs, it offers near-endless creative options. The light-sensing D Beam controllers offers direct manipulation over a variety of preset options such as rotary speed (Slow/Fast). The Roland VG-99 has a versatile housing that allows for on-stage, tabletop, or rack mounting, the VG-99 V-Guitar synth system raises the bar in guitar-modeling and performance technology.
The VG-99 contains a wide range of guitars and amplifier models, and it even models two signal paths at once. For example, one virtual guitar could be a humbucker-equipped electric and the other a nylon-string guitar. Add to this the sound of the actual guitar being played, and it's possible to simultaneously have the sound of three different guitars playing simultaneously.
Modeled guitar, amp and effects paths can be active at the same time, or they can be dynamically switched or blended. Players can control the switching behavior between virtual guitars and/or amps by foot controllers, buttons on the unit, or according to picking dynamics.
The VG-99 synthesizer includes an onboard guitar-to-MIDI converter for direct connection to keyboards, sound modules and soft synths, a digital out and a USB port for direct audio and MIDI connection to computers. The Roland VG-99 also boasts an intuitive and state-of-the-art on-screen patch editor.
A Freeze feature onboard the VG-99 makes it possible to play a chord or a single note and have Freeze sustain it until you decide to let it end, giving guitarists controlled and unlimited sustain.
Each modeled guitar in the VG-99 synth can have its own tuning: the virtual humbucker electric could be tuned down four or five steps for a heavy sound, for example, while the nylon string could be tuned as a 12-string, and also tuned down four or five steps at the same time. Any user-defined tunings are also supported so the player can switch instantly between tuning setups without physically switching guitars or having to manually retune.
Versatile I/O, including USB, S/PDIF and XLR provide pro connections for virtually every type of music production and performance on stage to professional studio recording.
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This product's possibilities are endless.I love it!
screw amps, this thing can hook up to pretty much anything and has a million different effects. might be a little pricy, but its defenately worth it.
I have played with modeling and synthesized guitar systems starting with a yamaha rack mount unit which conveted 13-pin to midi output. I was amazed by the effects produced by plugging into sound modules and my keyboards. Here, the fun began. I had a GK-3 placed on my Alembic guitar for integration with this system. Moving on, I got the Roland GR-20, and found more simplicity in synthesis and guitar out to a line 6 live pod xt. The GK-20 provided midi out, so it was a more simple unit. I was blown away by the VG-88 in the power it produced and the wide range of sounds. I bought a Godin LGX-SA AAA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar which included a piezzo pickup for thirteen pin connection. More fun and better tracking! Now, I have the VG-99. The VG-99 has been an unparralled experience wih D-beam and ribbon control. It also includes a midi out which I will hook up to a sound module or two for extended fun. I have not discovered the full features of the VG-99, but what I have found is that it outperforms any 13 pin unit I have ever had. The presets are amazing, and I am excited to learn the intricacies of the systme. Roland did it again! Now, all I need is the stand and footswith, which will be well worth the investment, and I will have the set-up to beat all effects. My line out can go to a conditioner effect board, as I have switched from line 6 modeling effects to boss effects. The combinations and varieties of options are endless.
I have had just about every guitar effects modeling device ever made and this baby is the best one out on the market I have used. It takes some tweaking to achieve the stellar tube amp tones, but with patience and time it will get you to utopia! I have found running it through a dedicated power amp or good keyboard amp and directly through a PA is excellent. It will sound really good through a standard guitar amp as well. ( I also have a Marshall JVM410H with a 1960 and 1936 cab with gt75 speakers and it is great. The control and flexibility of this unit is phenomenal! The tuning capabily is really alot of fun and effective. I recomend the FC-300 foot controller to go along with it. The only hassel if any would be setting up a GK-3 pickup to your guitar in order to use the VG-99. Highly recommend it.
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