VG-88 Version 2

V-Guitar System

The World's Most Powerful Guitar Modeling System

  • COSM
  • GK

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The World's Most Powerful Guitar Modeling System

The Roland VG-88 presents guitarists with next-generation of revolutionary V-Guitar technology. This futuristic guitar system uses advanced COSM technology to "model" the most popular guitars and amplifiers in music history, as well as produce some very unique "guitar-meets-synth" sounds all its own. And with new Version 2 software, the VG-88 gains even more powerful features—making it Roland's finest V-Guitar system to date.

  • - Self-contained guitar processing/modeling system which recreates a wide variety of guitar, pickup, amp, speaker cabinet and microphone sounds using a standard electric guitar equipped with a GK-3 or compatible pickup
  • - Contains hollow-body and acoustic guitar models—including new nylon-string—for instant switching between electric and acoustic guitar sounds
  • - COSM Guitar includes new synth-type sounds (including new Wave Synth) and new Sitar sounds while preserving a guitar's natural expression
  • - 32 mind-blowing COSM amp models including 18 new combos and stacks from vintage to modern
  • - New COSM Wah Modeling recreates 5 classic wah pedals; Defretter effect creates instant fretless sounds; Uni-V produces swirling rotary sounds
  • - Polyphonic Intelligent Pitch Shifter instantly recreates the sound of user-defined and open tunings, 12-string guitars, bass guitar, string-assignable octave, Slow Gear, etc.
  • - Onboard reverb, chorus, delay, flanger and parametric EQ—all available simultaneously
  • - 160 Preset and 100 User Patches, including newly-developed factory Patches
  • - Direct 1/4" guitar input provides access to COSM amp models and effects using normal electric guitar pickups
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Outstanding COSM Guitar Models

Want to turn your GK-equipped guitar into a screamin' electric or a nylon string guitar at the press of a button? No problem. The VG-88's extensive list of guitar models encompasses everything from synth sounds to banjos, acoustic and electric 12-strings, hollow-bodies, single- and double-cutaway electrics and more. Version 2 software adds three more guitar models: Wave Synth, Sitar and the incredible-sounding Nylon II model.

All The Amps You Need and More

The VG-88 doesn't just stop with guitars; it also models a variety of pickups, vintage and modern amplifiers, speaker cabinets and microphone placement. There are now 32 amps total—including new amplifiers like Jazz Combo, Match Lead, Tweed and new R-Fier models like R-Fier Orange and Red. If you can dream it, you can create it on the VG-88 Version 2.

Powerful Multi-Effects

The VG-88's effects section includes everything from reverb and chorus to delay, flanger and parametric EQ—plus distortion, Slicer and polyphonic effects like a string-assignable octaver and a polyphonic Slow Gear. Want more? The new Defretter effect makes your guitar sound like a fretless, while Uni-V creates cool phase-shifted vibrato effects. You also get new a selection of new COSM Wah models.

AD Conversion
24 bit AF Method (NORMAL INPUT)
20 bit (GK INPUT)
D/A Conversion
20 bit 128 times Oversampling ΔΣModulation
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Program Memories
260 (Preset: 160 + User: 100)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: +4 dBu
GUITAR OUT: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
GUITAR OUT: 2 k ohms
Dynamic Range
100 dB or greater (IHF-A)
Display
160 x 64 dots backlit LCD
8-segment 2-character LED
Controls
Output Level knob, Value dial, Cursor buttons, Output Select button, Function buttons 1-6, Page button, Exit button, Write button, COSM Guitar button, COSM Amp button, Effects button, Level/BPM/Key button, Pedal/Assign button, Name/Chain button, EZ Edit button, Tuner button, Number pedals 1-4, CTL pedal, Bank Up pedal, Bank Down pedal, Expression pedal, Power switch
Connectors
GK IN, GUITAR INPUT, GUITAR OUTPUT, OUTPUT L (MONO), OUTPUT R, PHONES, SUB EXP PEDAL/SUB CTL1, 2, MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Power Consumption
24 W
Accessories
Power Cord
Owner’s Manual
GK Connecting Cable: C13-A (5 m)
Options
Divided Pickup: GK-3
Unit Selector: US-20
GK Connecting Cable: C-13B (10 m)
Expression Pedal: EV-5, FV-300L + PCS-33 (Roland)
Foot Switch: FS-5U, FS-5L

Size and Weight

Width (W)
504 mm19-7/8 inches
Depth (D)
303 mm11-15/16 inches
Height (H)
101 mm4 inches
Weight
4.9 kg10 lbs. 13 oz.

* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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