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GR-55 F.A.Q.
« on: February 12, 2011, 05:37:17 PM »

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There's a related limitation that you can't use the GR-55 as an audio interface for Guitar Rig or Amplitube as you can't mute your guitar's input in the GR-55 and send it to your computer (you will always hear your raw guitar in addition to the computer processed sound).

Prior to using the GR-55 as an audio interface for Guitar Rig or Amplitube, be sure to perfom this important step:

In the GR-55 USB Settings, disable "Direct Monitor"

see page 80 of the GR-55 Owners Manual
GR-55 Owners Manual:
http://www.rolandus.com/support/product_manuals/?group=3





and retry with NI Guitar Rig
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 05:39:13 PM »

<Germanicus wrote>

Faster Scrolling Tip

For anyone delving into the deeper editing, a tip for navigating menus a bit faster (sorry if this obvious to most folks).

Theres some pretty extensive options when in the deeper editing screen for the PCM tones. To quickly scroll down, hold the down arrow and then hold the top arrow simultaneously. You can do the reverse to scroll up super fast.

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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 06:51:32 PM »


How to make the GK-3 three-way switch work like the GR-20, when connected to the GR-55:

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Paults wrote>
1) Go to System

PEDAL/GK CTL (enter)

Tab over to VOL
    If you want to be able to hear the normal guitar when your switch is in the "GUITAR" position, change GK VOL to "TONE VOLUME", and turn NORMAL PU "OFF".  With the switch in MIX, you'll hear both the GK knob output, and your normal guitar output, with independent control for each.  In GK position, you'll just hear COSM/PCM sounds, and in GUITAR, just the normal guitar.

The other advantage to "TONE VOLUME" is it lets the guitar models be much more responsive and expressive.

The GK settings can also be changed per patch, but this is based on the factory settings. I'm used to having my VG set up this way, so this setting may stay global for me.

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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 06:52:30 PM »

Roland COSM Reference Library
This thread here is ESSENTIAL READING FOR EVERYONE!

Please download ALL the docs posted as attachments to posts in  thread linked below.

These are essential Roland COSM Reference documents ALL GR-55/ VG-99/ VG-88/ VG-8 /GT-X users can learn from.   
click here:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=88.0

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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 03:36:50 AM »

Using the Nuance parameters (owners manual page 28)

The Nuance parameters detect when you play your guitar/bass with a soft touch, and apply a corresponding change to the sound of the
PCM tone.
For example, if CUTOFF NUANCE SENS is set to a positive “+” value, the cutoff frequency of the PCM tone will be lowered when you play a
muted or a finger-picked note, producing a softer tone quality.
As another example, you might use PCM TONE 1 to create the sound that will be heard when you pluck the string with a pick, and PCM
TONE 2 to create the sound that will be heard when you pluck the string with your finger. Then set the Nuance parameters as follows,
allowing you to switch between PCM TONE 1 and 2 by alternating your performance technique.
• PCM TONE 1 settings
TONE CATEGORY/NUMBER: the tone sounded for a note played with a pick
LEVEL NUANCE SENS: +50
• PCM TONE 2 settings
TONE CATEGORY/NUMBER: the tone sounded for a note played with your finger
LEVEL NUANCE SENS: -50
To enable the Nuance parameters, turn NUANCE SW “ON” and adjust each NUANCE SENS parameter as desired.
If you want to adjust the nuance so it’s appropriate for the guitar or bass you’re using, set the SYSTEM - GK SETTING parameters NUANCE
DYNAMICS and NUANCE TRIM (p. 75).
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2011, 09:07:57 PM »

GR-55 Guitar to MIDI Controller setup
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=5163.0

While playing with the GR-55 and and a midi controller, I discovered the two parameters represented in the nice 3d graphic in the EZ-EDIT screen.  These are parameter REVERB | TYPE | REVERB LEVEL for the vertical axis (DRY to WET), and parameter EQ | CHAR | CHARACTER for the horizontal axis (MILD to BRIGHT).  The third parameter, PATCH LEVEL is just that lol...   I tested about 10 random patches and all responded equally to the same parameters under the EZ-EDIT screen.

By the way, all the screens respond to live midi input if properly configured.  Nice.
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2011, 09:33:44 PM »

I assume these were manipulated by your remote MIDI controller?

What MIDI CC# numbers worked?
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2011, 10:14:21 PM »

I assume these were manipulated by your remote MIDI controller?

What MIDI CC# numbers worked?

I used the ASSIGN feature, in the MASTER page for the patch.  CC's 1-31, 64-95 work.  It seems that up to eight parameters can be controlled as such. 
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 08:07:40 AM »

With the GR-55 off, press [< PAGE] and [PAGE >], then turn on the unit while keeping both buttons pressed.  After a while you'll see the VERSION screen.
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2011, 12:47:39 PM »

An example of the use of assignments to create a wide-ranging guitar patch

Assign two different COSM guitars to S1
example: Strat & Les Paul

Assign two differents pickups to S2 (you might have to use two assigns depending on your choice of guitars)
example: Rear+Center and Front for a Strat, Rear and Front for a Les Paul

Assign both the AMP Gain and Level to the GK volume (to be able to clean up your sound without losing too much volume)
example: Gain decreases and Level increases when you turn the volume down
 
Assign a Delay "Send Level" to the EXP and EXP ON pedals (to "wet" the sound depending on your needs)
assigning it to both EXP and EXP ON enables you to control the amount of delay whether the EXP Switch is engaged or not

Assign a Chorus (or effect of your choice) "on/off" to the EXP Switch

Assign a Distortion "on/off" to your CTRL pedal



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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2011, 08:05:32 PM »

An example of the use of assignments to create a wide-ranging guitar patch

Assign two different COSM guitars to S1
example: Strat & Les Paul


How do you assign to S1/S2?
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2011, 08:26:09 PM »

Welcome to the forum, celtic_dude. :)

How do you assign to S1/S2?

The same way you assign to other controllers. :)
(from page 54 of the manual)

1) Edit
2) Assign

Edit: before you try the example below you have to do the following.
1) Edit
2) System
3) Pedal / GK CTL
4) GK S1: PATCH SETTING
5) GK S2: PATCH SETTING


Example: assigning pickups for two different COSM guitars (Strat & Les paul)

Assign 1
Switch: ON
Target: MODEL TONE NUMBER
Target Min: 01 CLA-ST
Target Max: 05 LP
Source: GK S1
Source Mode: TOGGLE
...

Assign 2 (will work when the Strat model is selected with S1)
Switch: ON
Target: MODEL EGTR/CLA-ST,MOD-ST PU SEL
Target Min: R+C
Target Max: FRONT
Source: GK S2
Source Mode: TOGGLE
...

Assign 3 (will work when the Les Paul model is selected with S1)
Switch: ON
Target: Model EGTR/HH,TE,LP... PU SEL
Target Min: REAR
Target Max: FRONT
Source: GK S2
Source Mode: TOGGLE
...

Notice that the two preceding targets are assigned to the same controller (GK S2).
Only one will work depending on which COSM guitar has been selected with S1.
That's what the trick is
. ;)

 
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2011, 06:02:26 AM »

Just realised the other night that you can change the tempo of the pulsed / Beat PCM tones by adjusting the master BPM.
Makes these tones a lot more flexible.

If you want (and know how) you can adjust this further in the LFO parameters in the individual PCM tones
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2011, 08:02:18 AM »

I found some products online that will let you use your EV-5 and FS-6 with the GR-55 midi ports. The company is called Midi Solutions and they make converter boxes that let you use your foot switches as midi controllers. Both boxes are midi powered and can be chained together. They can be edited via your computers midi port with their software.

Here is the link   http://www.midisolutions.com/
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2011, 08:11:14 AM »

Thanks for the info, Jimmy. :)
They do look like good products but I personally find the price a bit steep compared to the price of the GR-55. :/
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2011, 09:06:36 AM »

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I personally find the price a bit steep compared to the price of the GR-55.

I agree I stumbled across them online and thought that so many GR-55 users complain about the lack of Controllers and this solution might be worth it to some. Someone might be able to find out how they work and make a cost effective mod for the GR-55.
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 12:56:32 AM »


Rocktron also makes a small midi switch box with two controller inputs.  It also has bank up/down and one select switch.  One of those would be cheaper than two Midi Solutions boxes, but would weigh more, if that matters.

http://www.rocktron.com/products/controllers/midixchange/

One caveat: the Rocktron transmits pedal status with each program change. If you want them to work that way, no problem!

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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2011, 04:24:04 PM »

I just noticed that if you select a GK Set in Guitar mode (say GK SET 3), when switching to Bass Mode, the same GK SET is set for that Mode as well.
So you can't have a GK SETup 2 for Bass Mode and GK SETup 3 for guitar Mode, without having to change these each time you change modes.
GK SET selections in both modes share the same control - a little dissapointing.
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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2011, 04:29:52 PM »

I'd be tempted to call that a bug.
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« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2011, 03:31:26 AM »

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I'd be tempted to call that a bug.


No I think in all Roland's not so great wisdom figured you were either a guitar player or a bass player... not both.
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2011, 08:20:18 AM »

GR-55 FAQ: TOP THINGS TO KNOW
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* Best Amplifier recommendations for Guitar Synth / Modeling systems
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9484.msg68273#msg68273

Jim Williams GR-55 PDF tutorial documents.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=26

True “Initialized” patches
« on: September 24, 2011, 08:26:54 PM  Jim Williams wrote>»
Here are the 2 initialized patches I mentioned in my PDF tutorial documents. the first one is for the structure 1 and the other is structure 2.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4568.0


GR-55 FloorBoard Editor Help
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=86



This thread explains methods of  hooking of GR-55 to an RC-50/RC-300 type looper
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=10058.msg72321#msg72321

* GR-55 Documentation Library
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=2953.0


* Must Join VGuitarforums to view, Download  / Upload File attachments. If you are browsing here as just a Guest, you are missing out on 90% of the content here.


The Roland terminology can be a bit confusing for new GR-55 owners.

But this is  the GR-55 Control parameter "Top to Bottom hierarchy:

"System" settings impact all GR-55 patches

However, each GR-55 patch can have different unique "Master" settings for the currently selected patch. "Master" settings are recalled and updated to the values stored within each GR-55 patch.


* How to install the GR-55 USB Driver and use the Roland GR-55 Librarian - do this first!

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3050.0


* How to attach files to your post
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8614.0

* Download all GR-55 User docs here and follow the advice
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;cat=18


* Can't download patches
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=7862.0

* GR-55 Setups & Tone Configs that affect tracking
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6972.0

* GR-55 Training Videos
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=7327.msg51067#msg51067

* How to Install a Roland GK-3 Pickup?
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=42.0

* * Hex Pickup Type Advice. (GK-3 vs Piezo)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=5043.msg34288#msg34288

* How to prepare  and maintain your 13 pin GK cable
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3132.msg20110#msg20110

* Roland GK 13 pin Cable Maintenance Tips.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3132.msg20110#msg20110
Always refer to the VGuitarforums Search engine before posting a new question:
("Advanced Search How-To" here)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=2978.0

GR-55 Reference Library area of our Forum is first place to go, as this area has solutions and tips for most new GR-55 users issues/problems:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=61.0

The GR-55 parameters that control Accuracy are all described in these docs  I suggest is mandatory reading for all GR-55 owners. There are no instant solutions for success, one must learn how to use the technology.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;cat=18

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=37

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=31

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=26

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=16

* GR-55 Firmware version 1.50
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6423.msg44055#msg44055

* How to install GR-55 Firmware update
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9588.msg68838#msg68838


* Gumtowns shareware GR-55 Floorboard Editor: (essential)

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=2951.0
A Tour of the Roland GR-55 Voice Architecture and GR-55 Floorboard Software




* Learn how to repair a failed GR-55 Win7 USB Driver install here:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8310.msg59267#msg59267

* All known MIDI specs, signal routing Diagrams
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=2953.0

Gumtown's GR-55 Editor has a mode to reveal the sysex commands which control bulk of GR-55 parameters.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4422.msg29947#msg29947

* GR-55 Quick Start:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3271.0

* GR-55 Tips and Tricks ( Routing, MIDI Control Assignments)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3137.msg20178#msg20178


* GR-55 Tips and Setup PDF Docs by Jim Williams, Shawn B and Guitar Jimmy
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;cat=18

* GR-55 Setups & Tone Configs that affect tracking
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=31

*GR-55 Control Assignments
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3868.0

* Building a Patch Library for the GR55 (By Toby Krebs)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8818.msg63372#msg63372


* Best Amplifier recommendations for Guitar Synth / Modeling systems
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=230.0

* GR-55 Cool List (Fave Features and how to use them)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3354.msg22560#msg22560

* GR-55 Owners Manual summery of all important Notes and Memos explaining important concepts of the GR-55.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3018.msg27217#msg27217

* How to enable "Normal Guitar Pickups" and make the GK-3 Guitar/Mix/Synth three-way switch work with the GR-55:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3402.0
Next post is related to the above,
* Roland US-20 A/B Selector BUG (Importance of GK-VOL Assignment)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3494.0


* Buy a Stereo Volume Pedal, like the Roland FV-50L (50K pots or less)  and connect to GR-55 Output. GR-55 Patches jump around in Volume, and Expression pedal is often mapped to control other effects on MANY GR-55 Patches



GR-55 FAQ: Build GR-55 Control Assignments
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4006.msg34962#msg34962


* Best Quality Sound Output from VG-99 / GR-55 -  Through Which Amp?
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9484.0

* How to enable  the GR-55 "Guitar Output" jack:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4682.msg31583#msg31583

* Guitar Out Noise in Live Rigs
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=10946.msg79626#msg79626

* GR-55 MIDI Patch Change Map
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4024.0

* GR-55 Control Switch - More than 1 function?
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9863.msg70789#msg70789

* GR-55 Ultimate Multi Control patches (solves the GR-55 long Patch change delay (with mute) issue)
and
Jim Williams Multiple Assignment Patches.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=5647.msg38806#msg38806
Learn multi-assignments by following all steps outlined here - then edit to suit YOUR needs.

Guitarplayer_10's  GR-55 Ultimate Multi Control patch step by step
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=7267.msg50612#msg50612



Toby Krebs posted dozens of GR-55 patches he uses at his gig. Each patch uses Multiple Control Assignments for the Expression pedal to allow you to "pan" between rhythm and solo tones withing each patch  - this allow you to use One GR-55 patch per song and circumvent the long mute silence gap that occurs when changing GR-55 patches during a song.   
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8709.0

* GR-55 not saving User Patch data
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4548.msg30675#msg30675

Solution for Roland GR-55 not saving settings to a patch.


* GR-55 - Configure MIDI Program Changes and MIDI CC# Transmission
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4021.msg27215#msg27215


* Use all four GR-55 tone sources mixed via Expression Pedal position
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9591.msg68955#msg68955

* No Output sound after connection to a Computer ( USB Direct Monitor Switch)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=5438.msg37354;topicseen#msg37354

* Debug GR-55 MIDI Transmission data with a third party free MIDI Monitor:
Windows - MIDI-OX
http://www.midiox.com/
MAC - SNOIZE
http://www.snoize.com/MIDIMonitor/

= No MIDI Thru on GR=55
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=8150.msg57919#msg57919

* That black plastic plug over the USB port is a USB dust and beer shield. It pulls out when you want connect to a Computer with a USB cable. Retain it and reinstall  when  USB is NOT being used  to extend the life of the USB port connections.


*GR-55 Pitch Shifting
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9560.msg68664#msg68664


* GR-55 User Created Guitar Patches:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=67.0

* Get most of the GR-55 Guitar Mode Forum Patches Here  (over 1,400)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3684.0


* GR-55 User Created Documents Downloads area
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;cat=18

* GR-55 User Created Bass Patches
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?board=84.0


* Downloaded Patches dont sound correct
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9808.msg70328#msg70328

* Roland Germany "Sounds of the Heroes"
http://www.rolandmusik.de/produkte/GR-55/index.php#anchor


* How to Load GR-55 User patches.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3260.0

* Roland GR-55 Bugs, and solutions.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3057.msg21509#msg21509

* Roland GR-55 Solution for User Patches not saving.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4548.msg30675#msg30675

* Discover your Pick (plectrum) preference  makes a huge difference on the GR-55 PCM/MIDI tracking.
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4324.0

* Why does Roland US-20 A/B selector not work?
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3494.msg23354#msg23354

* How to contact Roland to report a GR-55 Bug
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4670.msg31497#msg31497

* Suggested settings for using RMC / Ghost Piezo pickups with the GR-55
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3965.msg26797#msg26797


* Have a Godin Guitar with tracking/ Noise problems with the GR-300 patch when using a guitar with Piezo hex bridge pickups? Order the RMC OPT-01 Subsonic Input Filter Board here:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3236.msg21120#msg21120

 


Using the GR-55 to control an external sound module
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3529.msg23594#msg23594


*I should note that the  Metal guys report the GR-55 Guitar Out is noisy when feeding their ultra high gain Tube amps on Lead channel. An external Noise gate pedal in front of the Tube preamp may be required if you play metal.

* For the lowest latency when triggering external Soft synths with the GR-55, many factors are involved and other options exist beyond simply using the GR-55's USB Driver and USB cable.
Instead, try a 5 pin DIN MIDI cable from GR-55 MIDI Out to an external MIDI adapter.

* GR-55 cases & gig bags
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3104.msg19718#msg19718

* GR-55 Freezing?
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3321.msg21977#msg21977


* GTRJimmy413's  GR-55 Tips:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=16

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* There has been much disscussion over the last two years on the GR-55's list of short-comings, or as we say "close but no cigar".
Read these threads for details

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4723.0

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4037.0

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3057.0

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4011.0

GR-55 Guitar to MIDI Controller setup
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=5163.0

* GR-55 vs GR-300
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9069.msg65432#msg65432


* Control GR-55 with Behringer FCB1010
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3978.msg26886#msg26886


GR-55 Mods
*  Add a Normal Guitar Input jack on your GR-55
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=4624.0

* DIY GR-55 guitar pickup input output fx loop Mod with Pictures!
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=3994.0
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2011, 09:07:58 AM »

More of a GK2A/ GK3 top thing to know, but I'll repost audiotrax's excellent comment from another thread:

"If there is ONE thing that's critical in getting the Roland technology to track accurately, it's getting that pickup as microscopically close as possible to the strings, without actually touching them."


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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2011, 09:29:51 AM »


With ALL Roland COSM modeling systems that perform Alt Tunings - you MUST use headphones.

The natural pitch vibration of the non amplified strings is actually quite loud - and your ear can be fooled into thinking any odd distortions or pitch errors you hear are emerging from the Output Jack of the Roland Gear. 

In most cases, there are no problems with the Roland Gear - but your ears will be hearing a mix of your speakers AND the natural pitch vibration of the non amplified strings on your guitar, and often these are NOT the same frequency.   
http://www.roland.com/V-Guitar/


New GR-55 USERS start HERE:
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=10816.msg78520#msg78520


Roland COSM Reference Library
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=88.0


Roland GR-55 Knowledge Base
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=10855.msg78795#msg78795



Marc Benigni's GR-55 TouchOSC Navigator for iPad
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=6501.0


* Downloaded Patches dont sound correct
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9808.msg70328#msg70328


* Can't download patches
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=7862.0


Recommended Amplification Systems
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=9484.msg68273#msg68273


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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2011, 06:33:51 AM »

Hey I tried to update the firmware to 1.02 but no luck. After pressing Vlink and User amd rebooting it just goes to a white screen and does nothing. Formated Corsair drive to Fat 32....any suggestions ?
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Re: GR-55 F.A.Q.
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2011, 08:48:52 AM »

Continue holding V-Link and User Buttons during the Pure White Display which lasts nearly a minute before the Display changes , and then release the Buttons when you see the inverse Text Display with Completion Status Dots.

Download the PDF Instructions. That's my GR-55's Display during the update in the photos at each step.

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Puzzling as to why a 3rd party genius had to come up with the editor software while Roland seems to not care.

The reason the Roland GR-55 shipped from Roland without an Editor is  all explained at the 2011 Winter NAMM show  by Peter S, the Roland US Guitar Product  Manager



At 4:45minutes


Elantric: Will there be an Editor?

Peter S: No:

Elantric: (&*^%)  ?

Peter S: Sorry  - live with it. -I don't mean to be blunt but  creating Editing Software on our side frankly is a Huge, Huge endeavor! 

Elantric: I know, but maybe we can hire a Grad School Student to do it?
 
Peter S: I'll leave it to you ( and VGuitarforums)  - If you chose to,  let me know

Elantric: If you get me the full GR-55 MIDI Spec  - (in the words of Star Trek II's Captain Jean Luc Picard)  " I'll Make it So!"

Peter S: Anything is possible!


Luckily veteran Boss GT Programmer / Bass player  Colin from New Zealand created

* Gumtowns shareware GR-55 Floorboard Editor: (essential)
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=2951.0
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