Another piece of happy news for the guitarists out there, especially for those who are never satisfied with the sound they manage to get from their gear, no matter how advanced and complex this gear could be: the Roland VG-99 is now available. For those who haven't yet been "infected" with the Virtual Guitar virus, I'll tell you that this piece of guitar processing tech is one of the most advanced things you could ever attach to your guitar - it runs with a MIDI pickup you have to install on your axe and even more, you have to know more than one of two things about guitar processing, or restrain yourself to using the presets.
The Roland VG-99 is therefore one of the neatest tools you could think of when it comes to guitar modeling. It sports two independently-running processing units that feature individual controls and that will allow you to obtain virtually unlimited effect combinations. Not only you can benefit from the dual guitar sound pathways but you have a really immense effect database at your disposal and even more, around 50 amp models you can tweak and set up the way you want until you reach the tone you want.
The Roland VG-99 comes with a very handy software that will dramatically ease your work when creating your tones and especially when used in conjunction with a computer, its greatness pops out as the Roland VG-99 does not take any of your processing power...everything runs inside the box and you use the computer for merely controlling parameters.
This processor can be used with a variety of floor controllers and no matter whether on stage in live performances or in the studio, the Roland VG-99 runs fast and smooth while offering you exceptional tweaking possibilities due to the large and very visible lit display that show critical data. From the dumbest hyper-synthed sounds for your guitar to classic tones that have actually made history in music, everything is inside the Roland VG-99, or at least, should be.
Few specs from Roland:
-Dual modeling engines allow guitar and amp models to be dynamically switched, layered and combined
-New COSM® electric, acoustic and even bass guitar models and new synth waves such as the famous GR-300
Guitar to MIDI converter for direct connection to keyboards, sound modules, soft synths, computers and other MIDI-compatible devices
-Supports USB audio and MIDI for easy digital recording and sequencing
-Dual GT-Pro-class effects processor enables unequalled flexible tone creation
-Advanced performance controls, including D BEAM, V-LINK and Ribbon Controller take guitar performance to a whole new level
-Simple and intuitive knob-based interface and new design support live performance
-Graphical Editor software included to support sophisticated sound making
-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.
Get a glimpse of the Roland VG-99 in action in this GearWire Summer NAMM movie.
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