I found one of these at a local store, and I'm basically buying any 13-pin stuff I find at the moment (also grabbed a GR-D which I'll address elsewhere), so I picked it up.
I have to say, I think this thing is pretty underrated. Or maybe it's not? How do people feel about it?
In addition to PCM, it has an actual sound creating synth engine inside of it (LA synthesis), and as far as I know it's the only 13 pin synth that does. Most of the others are PCM only (which is fine...just different), unless I'm missing something? I know the GP-10 has a subtractive-style oscillator synth, but it seems kind of tacked on as an afterthought.
I'm not even close to understanding how to program the GR-50, but I'm really enjoying it so far. The tracking is pretty good too. There are missed notes here and there, but overall it's impressive for 1989 tech. It's definitely way better than it would be if I were controlling a D-110 (more or less same synth engine) with a guitar-MIDI converter, so there's that.
Is anyone else actively using one of these? Any programming tips/tricks?