The VG-88 uses advanced COSM technology to "model" the most popular guitars and amplifiers in history, as well as produce some very unique "guitar-meets-synth" sounds of its own. New sounds and features include more natural tube and overdriven amp sounds, new polyphonic and guitar-oriented effects, an onboard expression pedal, 1/4-inch direct guitar input and more.
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 GK-2A or compatible pickup (sold separately)
GK-Ready 13-pin input plus 1/4" guitar input for direct access to amp/speaker modeling sections
Hollow-body and acoustic guitar models including new nylon string guitar
Extremely natural tube amp models and overdriven sounds
HRM (Harmonic Restructure Modeling) creates synth-type sounds—including new brass sounds—with natural playing nuances and without delay
Combination guitar output/GK pickup output for completely new types of sounds
Polyphonic Intelligent Pitch Shifter for instant open tunings, 12-string guitars, bass guitar, string-assignable octave, slow gear, and more
Effects include reverb, chorus, hexa-pan, delay, flanger and parametric EQ
Extremely intuitive operation w/ helpful operational graphics and icons
Onboard expression pedal for realtime parameter control
Output Select switch for connection to conventional guitar amps or power amps
Offers 200 Preset and 100 User Patches, including newly-developed factory Patches
24 bit AF Method (NORMAL INPUT) 20 bit (GK INPUT)
20 bit 128 times Oversampling ΔΣModulation
260 (Preset: 160 + User: 100)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
INPUT: 1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: +4 dBu GUITAR OUT: -10 dBu
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms GUITAR OUT: 2 k ohms
100 dB or greater (IHF-A)
160 x 64 dots backlit LCD 8-segment 2-character LED
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
GK IN, GUITAR INPUT, GUITAR OUTPUT, OUTPUT L (MONO), OUTPUT R, PHONES, SUB EXP PEDAL/SUB CTL1, 2, MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
AC 117 V, 230 V, 240 V
Power Cord Owner’s Manual GK Connecting Cable: C13-A (5 m)
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.
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