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gibsonnight08/22/2011

gibsonnight's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" the good old mcaniques"

Roland GP-8
In fact my having purchased the chorus, which is superb, and I have a trs Discoveries good compressor, a trs good distortion / overdrive, delay a little behind but can d panner, no tap tempo, it's analog, it's hot & c does the job, in a variation on rock band for years, this has taken a prominent place in my rack and especially the chorus

UTILIZATION

ok

SOUND QUALITY

trs good

OVERALL OPINION

1 year
MetallicRiffer01/06/2007

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

Roland GP-8
- What are the effects or types of effects available?

Autowah - Comp - OD - Disto - Phaser - EQ - Delay - Chorus

- What technology is used? (Analog, digital, tube ...)

Analog transistor except Delay and Chorus (stereo of course) digital pedals like following each other.

- Are they edited? Via an editor Mac / PC?

Yes with Emagic SoundDiver I think ...

- What is the connection? (Audio / MIDI)

Extensive connections: 2 in (one front and one rear), send, Return (I return), stereo out, stereo line out, 2 relay switch (for switching amp channels ), MIDI in out and through, making for FC100 pedals.

- Is this a rack or rack-mount model?

Yes, 19 "1U, internal power supply.

8 / 10 still lacks a reverb and a tap tempo to make it perfect! At the same time in 1987 was the high end and it is pretty well supplied, even now.

UTILIZATION

- The general configuration is it simple?

Could not be more simple! You take the pedals Boss, you put them in a row and you got a GP-8!
Top Notch is the preamp insert (send / return), which allows the use of effects autoq / Comp / OD / Disto / Phaser / EQ prégain (before preamp) and Delay / Chorus postgain (after preamp), and it There's very few who do multis (TC G-System and Lexicon MPX G2 for ex.), it allows you to use all aspects of the device.

- Publishing of sound effects or is it easy?

It is not hard to understand, but it is annoying to use (must do a lot of manipulations to adjust preset). With an editor's faster.

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

I have English and French and that's enough (I almost never read)

Go, I put 9 / 10 because it is a bit long to use

SOUND QUALITY

- Effects are they effective, responsive and realistic enough?

Well here we are clearly in the 80's! It has a grain of Californians style studios Lukather. Perso j'adore! The compressor is very thick and the stereo chorus is beautiful.
To the sounds modern and transparent is not for, should look elsewhere, that's not what's missing ... The GP-8 has a strong personality that like it or not and that's very typical 80 years.

- Which instruments do you use?

I use it with a JMP-1 as an insert, as explained above, and my multi EST for my pregain effects (especially the compressor and the OD that I use as a boost for the JMP-1), the phase pregain (EVH as the master) is also nice (especially since it is successful).
And since I really did not want me out of this super Chorus I put in the loop of my JMP-1! It makes the cable but it's worth it!

I put 9 / 10 because the delay is useless without Tap Tempo and the couple OD / Disto could have been based on a SD-1 and DS-1 that have proven themselves!

OVERALL OPINION

I have 2 years

Most:
Grain, preamp insert, the channel switching, compressor, phaser and chorus
The -:
No reverb, delay too simple, and OD Disto some limits

Knowing that I paid 90 € the report Qulité / and unbeatable price!
If it again, I do it again the same choice and if I take two pedals (CS-2 and SD-1) instead ...

I put 8 / 10 because it is not perfect, but despite its age it provides really good and it is far from being completely overwhelmed.
carapuce02/18/2005

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

Roland GP-8
Multi-effects rack

compressor
Q-filter
overdrive
distortion
phaser
equalizer
delay
chorus

technology is analog except the delay and chorus are analog

Stereo Output
effects loop (I think)
noon
Expression pedal jack
the connection is complete. I insist on the presence of the effects loop that is too often overlooked on the current multi-effects

UTILIZATION

Very easy to use as the pedals boss made the chain.
facilitates the display is very clear
the manual is basic but sufficient. some gems from the Japanese translation :-)
The expression pedal can be assigned to any of the parameters.

SOUND QUALITY

I use a fender princeton silver face to be 1978 and a telecaster
Contrary to what I read in another review, the sounds are very good qualities. the multi-effects do not meet current standards in terms of sound, but offer the bare necessities for a guitarist in his basic parameters are adjustable choisis.le GP8 would leave a lot to the sound of the pedals boss of the era . the overdrive is pretty good on a tube amp, nice chorus, compressor very effective, I have a little trouble adjusting to a proper phasing. personally I find the delay a little cold but it has no particular stigma. is an analog multi-effects to get the best I think we play hard with a tube amp, it also seems to react better with double coils. it is clear that this device does not leave a stack of its low volume or with headphones like a modern amp modeling. Luis I put 7 but that does not mean much. You can not compare it to what is done now.

OVERALL OPINION

I have since qq months because I wanted an easy to use analog effects
He faults and qualities of products namely one boss neutral, great personality. it colors nicely sounds of a guitar plugged into an amp correct correct. If you keep the one that you do not have to buy a modeling effect that mimics the sound of the GP8