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last fall I finally bought a Roland guitar synth and well.... it was opening a pandoras box to say the least. all instruments, guitars, synths are created from it, except the electronic drums.
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Uploaded: Mar 17, 2019 - 05:10:59 PM
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2019 - 05:10:59 PM Last Played: Apr 19, 2019 - 02:32:49 AM
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Roland guitar synth. ibanez SA electric guitar w/ midi pickup. apogee element 24 interface. m-audio keyboard (electronic drum)
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sammydix said 34 days ago (March 17th, 2019)
The
bass too? Pretty convincing...as with the rest.
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Vic Holman said 33 days ago (March 18th, 2019)
yes, bass too
there are a ton of options and choices on instruments. I spent months just immersing my self in it
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Narad said 34 days ago (March 18th, 2019)
Roland Stones
Gorgeous playing ! I enjoyed it very much ! :)
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Vic Holman said 33 days ago (March 18th, 2019)
Thanks Harald
the hard part was choosing instruments.... way to many options... in a good way.
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mfwmiles said 33 days ago (March 18th, 2019)
wonderfully rich
how much fun is it to play with a new toy! sounds like you are going to be making beautiful music for a long time.
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Vic Holman said 33 days ago (March 18th, 2019)
thank Michael
it is pretty inspiring. a lot of options of where to go.
listening to your latest as I'm typing, very impressing.
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KCsGROOVE said 33 days ago (March 19th, 2019)
roland
new toys, new joys :-)
cool piece, dig the guitarsounds
enjoyed
KC
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Vic Holman said 32 days ago (March 19th, 2019)
thanks KC
it does have great guitars and string instruments of a lot of types. plus you can combine different guitars on the same track for a new sound
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Ed Hannifin said 33 days ago (March 19th, 2019)
This sounds really neat...
I like the tones you've chosen, and the way that you've blended them. I'm listening on a MacBook Pro, so on tiny speakers, and it still sounds lush and spacious, which suggests to my mind that you've got an adaptable mix here. As always, the guitar playing itself is tasteful, chiming and terrific. I like that little burst that sounds like backwards guitar. I've been messing around with using the MIDI Guitar 2 plugin to trigger instruments with a guitar, but I'll admit to envy that you've a Roland: they seem to have been out ahead in this area for decades.
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Vic Holman said 32 days ago (March 19th, 2019)
Thanks Ed
it is a pandoras box. i spent months just going through the different settings and making a few of my own. the only thing about it is that they haven't updated the driver for the computer. the best thing is I don't have to sit in front of a computer to play software instruments
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TommyBlueBoy said 32 days ago (March 20th, 2019)
Impressive
This is very cool! Can't wait to hear what you come up with next.
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Vic Holman said 30 days ago (March 21st, 2019)
thanks
got couple things brewing. it could be interesting to see if the ideas change
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groovehounds said 31 days ago (March 20th, 2019)
Roland Is Just A Machine
I would love love to get my hands on one of those. Amazing sounds. Really nice guitar. Love the ending. Well done Vic!
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Vic Holman said 30 days ago (March 21st, 2019)
Thanks Stan
WARNING: it can become habit forming.
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Fire_Angel said 30 days ago (March 21st, 2019)
Wow.
OK, the Roland may be just a machine, but holy cow this thing is being well played. If they knew about this track Roland might be tempted to pay you to promote the thing! You put a lot of life into the sound of this and it is one of those I started to download before it finished playing. Enjoyed it today and will be enjoying it again. Thanks for putting it here.
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Vic Holman said 28 days ago (March 23rd, 2019)
thanks much
whats under the hood is whats interesting with this. you can get into some detailed sounds and mixes when you edit your own patch. one track can have 3 to 4 different sounds, plus a lot of effects. i spent months just asorbing myself into it.
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egobandit said 29 days ago (March 23rd, 2019)
Roland
I have an MC-307 from like 1999 and I still use it and love it, It can't do anything like this , really amazing what you have done here, sounds like you MIDI played the drums. very cool
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Vic Holman said 28 days ago (March 23rd, 2019)
Hi Tim
the original model of this thing came out in the mid '90's. always wanted one and finally gave in. alot of presets are pretty good. But editing your own stuff can get really trippy.
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grah3am said 28 days ago (March 24th, 2019)
Dang
Now I want one.
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Vic Holman said 22 days ago (March 29th, 2019)
it took me....
25 years to finally getting around to buying one
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Loob said 28 days ago (March 24th, 2019)
This Reminds me of the Strawbs
Has a drak sadness to it. Impending doom. Nicely done!
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Vic Holman said 22 days ago (March 29th, 2019)
thanks Freddy
I haven't heard the Strawbs come up in many years. Forgot all about them.
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Calchas said 27 days ago (March 25th, 2019)
You once told me
"every new toy comes with a song built right into it." I'll wager this toy has a BUNCH of great tunes in it!

All I can say is WOW!!! This is beyond gorgeous Vic. You have really outdone yourself this time. I can't wait to play this for Diane...

Bravissimo bro!
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Vic Holman said 22 days ago (March 29th, 2019)
thanks Mike
actually 3 ideas wrapped up in one. kind of like a box of chocolates :)
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scaustrita said 26 days ago (March 25th, 2019)
Roland Syn Guitar
Great array of sounds, all blending nicely.
Very nice guitar solos too...
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Vic Holman said 22 days ago (March 29th, 2019)
thanks!
this only shows the very tip of the iceberg on what can come out f it.
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DWL said 23 days ago (March 28th, 2019)
I'ma bit late to this I'm afraid
Great work Vic.

I love the sounds you've used and the fact you can bend notes.

What model have you got?

Cheers

Dick
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Vic Holman said 22 days ago (March 29th, 2019)
Thanks Dick
this is the GR55 model. It came out 8 years ago. I don't know if they'll get around to releasing any update, because the computer software and driver haven't bee updated for some time.
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DWL said 22 days ago (March 30th, 2019)
Thanks Vic
It's still for sale.

I take it you need the special midi pickup as well?

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Vic Holman said 21 days ago (March 30th, 2019)
yes
you will need the GK3 pickup & midi cable. It's easiest to install on a strat or strat style guitar. You can use the 2 sided sticky tape (included) for the pickup, that way there is no damage to the guitar itself. Otherwise there are 2 small screws to make it more secure over the long run.
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DWL said 20 days ago (April 1st, 2019)
Thanks Vic!
That's useful info.

Yes, tempted......


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