Introducing the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer.
Take an in-depth look at the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer.
GR-55 Jeff Loomis Interview
Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Sanctuary) talks to Roland about the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer.
GR-55 Herman Li Interview
Herman Li of DragonForce talks to Roland about his musical beginnings, his influences, and using the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer live and in the studio.
GR-55 Steve Stevens Interview
Steve Stevens talks to Roland about the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer.
Bubby Lewis on the GR-55
Robert “Bubby” Lewis, bass player for Snoop Dogg and Lupe Fiasco, talks to Roland about the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer.
Alex Hutchings In-Depth Overview
Alex Hutchings takes us through his live looping setup using the Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer and BOSS RC-300 Loop Station.
Alex Hutchings Demo (Part 1)
Alex Hutchings demonstrates the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer (part 1 of 2).
Alex Hutchings Demo (Part 2)
Alex Hutchings demonstrates the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer (part 2 of 2).
Alex Hutchings Loop Performance
Alex Hutchings shows off the looping capabilities of the GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer.
GT-100/GR-55 Booth Demo
Alex Hutchings demonstrates the GT-100 and GR-55 at Musikmesse 2012.
GR-55 Robert Marcello Artist Patches
Rob Marcello demos seven of his custom GR-55 patches
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.
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.
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.
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.