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Roland GR-20

GR-20, Audio/MIDI Converter from Roland in the GR series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 23 reviews )
 9 reviews39 %
 13 reviews57 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Chrizzik11/29/2011

Chrizzik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" For the bass: yes but not in the grave"

Roland GR-20
Used with GK-3B on a 6-string bass frets
(And occasionally trs with the transmitter of origin on a Les Paul copy guitar)
Solid connection, but after a year the connection is showing signs of weakness, sound (clacs breaking sound, repeated and amplified)

UTILIZATION

Super simple, DPIT the patch to download and install that the system works as well with the bass with the guitar (about free patch by Roland on systems older)
The manual is very well built, but the ergonomics of any fawn Systm is very well done, a few rglages for which it is best to understand what is done with the doc everything comes by itself.

GETTING STARTED

Install the kit, download the patch, plug and play ... meaningless

OVERALL OPINION

Used for a little over a year in support to enrich low-chorus, play games or organ / ground, in rock / times. The Systm therefore, outside of my exercises, a trip for a week rptitions, and a few trips a year for gigs.
=> Trs well in chorus from the middle of the handle and the rope, not great below (low E / so bad) because of the latency and Artfact - I prcise the assembly and t have the rglage Verify by professionals ...
So I do not synth bass line because not enough prcis in serious, but for chorus sax, trumpet mouth, Hammond organ (highway star), or duos low distortion + synth-wah lead, has had its effect!
Report quality / price: the product ages, but its ratings decline ... always a good choice I think if you want to start and give an ide.
I would do it again? question of budget. I have not tried other Systm and I did not see how the latency is now gone in frquences serious. I doubt that aa the progress, but 300 EUR, why not?

One last word, combining the GR20 with a looper, you can spend nights entires loop!
alak02/01/2010

alak's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
Interface Guitar Synthesizer purchased in early 2009 with the GK3 sensor provided in the pack at 500 euros
Well designed, 2 MIDI (in / out), 2 inputs for MP3, effects etc. ... ("Mix in"), and 2Quit plus an output for sending the guitar signal to an external device (effects, amps etc. ...)
The housing plastoc, compact enough not to impede on stage (next to a G71UT ZOOM), seems solid.
An expression pedal (volume, bend, filter cutoff frequency synthesizer)
2 buttons to sustain and pitch bend.

UTILIZATION

Use = very simple: you select a category of sound, then with the dial or buttons on the sensor itself, navigating through the sounds of the bank.
The sensor is very easy to use
The manual, well done, is virtually useless.

facility = hex micro sensor easy to install with adhesive pasta shape
Start over
GK 3 module installed without drilling life of the tie strap it siffer = screw it qqs turn or replace the screw with a screw longer than 3 mmm

GETTING STARTED

Implementation
with an average of 40 sounds per bank and 10 banks, there are ways to find the sound you seek! some are beautiful = love the sax sounds "ethnic" to create environments Eastern, Celtic, Indian, etc ... HUGE improvement over my old GR50!
The electric piano are convaicants if you do not play too fast, acoustic pianos can not play fast without "pick up" (ditto for the drums, Because the latency - very low indeed, an improvement over previous models, but still noticeable).
Patterns already programmed (Going it alone on a string) are very funny.

OVERALL OPINION

Global Reviews
Latency, much better than on older models, remains a small problem, but they have to do with = it is inherent to the very principle of conversion!
and it's so funny to release a chorus sax on stage with a guitar!
Overall a good product, a bit expensive, but very useful for recording on cubase midi sequences to double a solo, creating an atmosphere on stage if the band has no keyboard, etc. ...
befito11/18/2008

befito's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
What are the proposed conversions? (Which formats and what the meaning of conversion?)
13-pin MIDI (exit godin guitar with integrated sensor) to 5-pin MIDI to enter the computer via MIDI "normal"

- What is the connection?
GK IN (13 pin), GUITAR OUT MIX IN L MIX IN R (MONO) OUTPUT L (PHONES) OUTPUT R (MONO) MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, AC IN

- What type of converter is used (if A / D or D / A)?
converts audio to MIDI but can also come out in audio amp or console

UTILIZATION

- The general configuration is it simple?
Yes

- The usual functions are they easily accessible?
Yes even if you would like more parameters

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Yes not very complicated anyway

GETTING STARTED

- The installation is done it without problems?
Yes

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
Not at this time

- The general configuration is easy?
yes

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ... YES

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
1 month

- What is so special that you like most and least?
Good deal without midi piano! Although live, but old is connect to an expander because outside of a few sounds, all is pretty cheap, especially of course to the sounds of brass and winds. The synth fare, the sitar is not bad and a few other surprises ...

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
few competitors

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Good

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
yes
zjulos10/02/2008

zjulos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
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UTILIZATION

Ultra simple,
a little too well

GETTING STARTED

The setting of the reactivity of the guitar is not so evident

OVERALL OPINION

1 year of use
He can do a lot in the south, in Mao interresting, it gives a guitar master in place of a master keyboard, Terribas ...
Unfortunately it is a esxcellent gadget, but I'm pretty adept at pure acoustic sound and it is still expensive if it has no use for MIDI and it's just to mumuse with the factory sounds ...
Flo Jobb05/04/2007

Flo Jobb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
Synth Guitar usable only if you have the sensor GK3 (or GK2A) provided in the package 600 euros or 100 euros for sparment available.
The trick is pretty damn good, two MIDI (in / out) to grate the patches or even control devices extenres twelve o'clock, two entries for everything amp, effects ... etc. ("Mix in"), and two outputs, plus an output intended to send the guitar signal an external device (effects, amps etc. ...), although it is plastic is not the Casing looks too fragile.
An expression pedals (volume, bend, filter cutoff frquence synth), two pedals to sustain and pitch bend, or simply to change patches.
I prfr of pedals in addition to grate the patches, but hey let's not quibble the small size of the synth is an advantage, especially since I dj pdalier an external CONTRL my POD by noon.

UTILIZATION

Use could not be more simple: select a CATEGORY of her, and with the knob or buttons on the same sensor it is navigated through the sounds of that bank. It can grate the volume, chorus, rverb, attack, raid, everything with buttons spars. The manual is almost useless, except for what is certain paramtres edition (type of sustain, SETTING THE recognition sensor notes noon, which essential for a sound cohrent). Overall it comes out easily.

GETTING STARTED

The sounds are great for some, for others blah. But overall they are still pretty damn even, it was worth the money, with an average of 40s sounds in each bank, and a dozen bank, there's always a way to find the sound that is sought.
The sounds are perfect for bands at the bottom of solo distortion or passing mlodique, the synths to double Idaux a solo and have a sound that dmarquent, sounds "ethnic" To create perfect environments Eastern, Celtic, Indian, etc ... The saxophone is a nice little jazzy ct, or even the chorus for a piece of brass a little more funky. The piano sounds are also lctriques convaicants trs (acoustic pianos as they are nice, but not used I think).
The only BMOL For percussion, the latency (very low indeed, but who feels like playing Manir fast) does not hold a pattern drum or percussion, using only patterns dj program (who engage themselves on a rope).

OVERALL OPINION

Overall a good product trs, dear I think given what it offers, but helpful nanmoins trs, which will always find an opportunity to serve, whether for a solo double, QC er atmosphere, support the rhythm ...

The sensor is about him trs simple to use, but to mount it's another story ^ ^ Trve joke, it's not REALLY hard, but we must make a choice between Double-sided (my choice, but who seems way over the long term, worth more to keep the roller door before a concert) and perage on guitar (which I d Chire IDE to think so quick choice for me ^ ^). The micro sensor fits trs if it has a Les Paul type bridge (as the unit of CONTRL elsewhere, but only on my guitar the bridge is the type Paul, the guitar is shaped stratovolcano with strings through body) as s'embote in the bridge, otherwise there is always the double-sided solution (o if you do not really fear, and if you condemn a guitar, perage).
taobe04/22/2007

taobe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
Guitar synthesizer a multitude of sounds (patches) editable and storable in a bank "user"
Technology numrique pure juice!
Connectivity comlete MIDI in / out, guitar out, phones, lines, etc ... Complete!

UTILIZATION

Configuration pedalier simplisssime just a little complication to adjust the pickup on the guitar one hour of work has predict!

GETTING STARTED

Effects or patches and quite realistic Varis some surprising but good ...
I use the g and therefore the sensor with a guitar 1 / 4 cash big enough. after a Crait the length of the cable connecting the sensor to the module that it quickly dissipates.
no problem with the big cable follows the guitars. if the guitar is too high even Roland provided to fix the double-sided module directly on the body!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a week j'aprecie well very low latency unfortunately it is not polyphonic percussion loops are not bad either.
Excellent quality price
grozeil03/06/2006

grozeil's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
Well, I do not return the above, everyone knows what it's all about ...

UTILIZATION

Gnrale configuration is very simple. Be a sound vritable a breeze, and it is in part to the fact that the edition is sound Reduces its simplest form.
The manual could not be clearer, it will pass, except for two three manipulations. Former users of the GR33 will not be lost!

GETTING STARTED

The effects are still Reduces. The synth sounds are against trs trs of good quality and Roland was quite a leap forward in apprciable Contents of sounds from the sounds of the GR33. The sounds are different trs, rpart in ten banks. It includes most of the usual sounds. Compared my personal choices in terms of sound, I quite apprci all rhodes / hammond organ and various. Among the big improvement on the GR33, I find that the pianos and some winds have largely amliors t (those familiar with the sax patches based GR33 understand ...). All the orchestral sounds are good and synthtisation my ear also, but APRS, I'm not a studio rat, so ...

OVERALL OPINION

So it's a music store who graciously prt me for a few days so that I do notice, and frankly, I am ordering the version m'apprte GR20. I have used for 5 days, which can go around because I RPET, capabilities edition of the GR20 is much less than the shoots GR33. An effect module, but is extremely Reduces Submitted. Other features found on the GR33 and not on the GR20 Submitted: arpgiateur is lost, the harmonizer, which taient for me to fawn all quite unnecessary The effect module on much INTERESTED GR33. Other loss, size, the possibility of layer two sounds (with the GR20, the sounds are superposs figs, you can not stack two sounds to choose from. Too bad. In return, we therefore sounds dj Lays, however, quite well chosen).
Otherwise, the GR20 keeps most of the functions Hold and Glide pedals.
Note that I used with a particular instrument trs, a Chapman Stick (stringed instrument in tapping jou only) and a quip GK2A changed. And no surprises, the GR20 rpond the finger and the eye, much better than the GR33 my opinion. So good trs.
Another thing that struck me: I feel that the output level of the GR-20 Has revised upwards from that of the GR-33, which is a big big plus for me and the fact that I use (it comes in in my prampli Expand In Rane).
The report qualitprix is ​​pretty average against, given the abandonment of many of the features on the GR33 Submitted. Fortunately, the sounds are much more crdibles (rrrahlala, the jazz organs, terrible ...). Berf, for me, the GR20 is a kind of plug and play extremely easy to use, good for musicians who do not want to take the cabbage (I am). This approach allows Premire synthse sounds from a skyscraper. In my case, I will use it to grow its my sessions with a drummer (a small mat or organs derrire the main sound of the strings). For cons, I can not tell you how he Ragit in the context of computer music, since I do not practice ...
Go, ciao, I go buy me one, because I could not compare with the Terratec Axon. Frankly, do not deprive yourself, it's still enjoyable enough to play in front of the world, especially when people are desperate dsesprement claviriste the gaze in the room ... ;-)
juju0902/06/2006

juju09's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
The GR-20 is a synthtiseur guitar, thanks its sensor the GK-3 he can play both sounds synths, horns, keyboards, and so on of the best. It is very practical especially when working on a guitar prfre plutt a keyboard (even if you can not do as many things with a keyboard !!!). In addition it allows a connection south of thanks "pilot" external MIDI device (very useful for home recording), the small black spot is that there is no dditeur for PC or Mac like its big ERRF the VG-88, (we will not ask too much for the price !!!). Its effects are acceptablles, Dommange that there is no more.

UTILIZATION

The GR-20 is very easy to use and intuitive trs. It is taken in hand soon, and if one cares just look at the manual is very well done. Having some control on the sensor (and therefore on the guitar) can give quickly after his inspirations because you can rev quickly change his thanks to the UP and DOWN control of GK-3. The effect s'ditent very easy ... If there turn the knobs.

GETTING STARTED

Therm of quality in the Audible GR-20 is trsraliste to the sounds of piano and synth and bass, one can at least for my brass got. I really like the pedals that can make it last a note and we can play over the other. I think the lack of expression pedals can be pressision of its "texture" plastic.

OVERALL OPINION

I possde the GR-20 for 2 months, I use it mainly for home recording as a master keyboard. What I like about him is the fact enrich sonnorits guitar I use a lot such as a clean guitar sound with an acoustic piano sound gives a very nice ride for prsence . The GK-3 is really good he can select either the effects loop guitar or the sounds of the GR-20, or both, or it can have a great range of sound the only little problem c is that it is plastic! So handle with prccotion.
In short, the GR-20 is a machine that I recommend to all lovers of the six strings with a take you for real piano!
Stardancer12/08/2005

Stardancer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
I use the synth guitar for over 2 months and I do not blame him much. Can be a little too much sounds that are closer to each other, many piano and not enough synth itself, although the existing synths are modifiable at the frquences cut, something I have not sufficiently express. The really positive points are the ease of installing the sensor, the "need" to attack like crazy to do dcrocher, and some stunning ct sounds like a sax, which shows the they really made progress at the modlisation. I forgot the ease of use. A BMOL may be, when we hold an example with a layer of some sort (synth strings, ...) to the chorus over, I'm afraid we can not play as his guitar sound by cutting synth (a cut as the water that is maintained), in minimum configuration in any case, ie with the GR20 directly connected to an amp scratch. In any case, if I had to do a variety of guitar synth, I Do not hesitate, I will take ...

UTILIZATION

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achemene10/20/2005

achemene's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland GR-20
Here I have the GR20 for 2 weeks, and I am very happy:
for sound is great, except the sounds of guitar, classical, 12 string ...
but for all the rest is really very very cool
for the fawn to play, it is indeed well get used on the other hand, the fact of putting a trumpet by exemlple, make you go naturally into the trip of the instrument, and that's really cool.

the small problem is that the GR20 is not multitimbral, that is to say that when you record multiple MIDI tracks separately, you can not listen to them simultaneously, with each one of its gr20!
you must pass them one by one front audio.

and is not write in the doc!
So I took the lead one week not understand why its not working!

otherwise latent level, y 'no,
sensor mounting much easier than I thought (about 1 hour)) depending on the curvature of the strings of your scratch!

Voil

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GETTING STARTED

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