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Offline henryoak

Gary Willis' GR-55 Hacks
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:03:54 PM »
Great article detailing the numerous hacks that Gary Willis, bass player extraordinaire has made to his GR-55

http://www.sheponbass.co.uk/blog/interview-gary-willis.html

http://sheponbass.co.uk/blog/interview-gary-willis.html
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 02:11:04 PM by Elantric »

Offline phansm72

Re: Gary Willis' GR-55 Hacks
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 07:37:20 AM »
Neat ole chappy!

Offline tekrytor

Re: Gary Willis' GR-55 Hacks
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 11:20:34 PM »
Great article! Thanks for posting!
SY-300/BeatBuddy/VoiceLive 3/GR-55(v1.50)/33/1/50/700/VGA-7/V-Bass, Yam-G10, GPK-4, DIY X-Bee HighlyLiquidCPU "Cozy-Lil-Footie", FCB-1010, other MIDI stuff, Godin Freeway SA and various other GK equipped controllers, Sonar X1, Audacity, KXstudio, Misc devices

Offline mbenigni

Re: Gary Willis' GR-55 Hacks
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 07:33:10 AM »
I love the way he's just overlayed a different surface with his own footswitches where the gimpy patch select switches take up so much real estate.  I've been thinking of doing the same in order to incorporate a better looper, but I can't quite make the geometry work out.  This is an inspiration to get back inside the GR55 and see how much I can change up before the thing refuses to power on again.  :)

Online Elantric

Re: Gary Willis' GR-55 Hacks
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 10:52:27 AM »
Download a PDF of this great Gary Willis GR-55 Hack Article here
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?action=downloads;sa=downfile&id=46

Links to Eowave Eobody 3 USB16 Sensorbox.
http://www.eowave.com/products.php?prod=72


For musicians & performers, interactive installations, museums, or meta-instruments, Eobody3 USB Sensorbox is a plug&play versatile solution to use new controls, to trigger and modulate sounds and videos, to create new sensor-based instruments with no computer programming background.
The version with a MIDI output enables to control MIDI hardware devices with sensors with no computer. Its internal signal processing has been especially developped for music and video applications. And if you want to go further into the signal processing control, a PC, Mac compatible Eobody3 Editor enables to adjust internal process parameters and shape the outcoming signal waveform (status/analogue zoom/digital zoom & offset/inverse/lag processor/gate/ note on/off/new waveshaper). These settings can be stored in Sensorbox non-volatile memory! It’s now possible to store an entire installation or performance setup inside a Sensorbox and save it for a future use. High-speed USB enables to reduce significantly the latency. A 32-bit resolution avoids ‘scale effects’ and allows a nearly linear conversion curve. Sensorboxes can be plugged directly to the USB in of your computer or thru a USB hub if you want to plug more.    


Technical specifications
- Eobody3 has a more powerful 32-bits IC, which enables more pre-processings and more pre-mappings.
- New waveshaper pre-processing tool
- 8 to 16 inputs
- new internal architecture opened to other protocols
- Eobody3 Sensorbox is compatible with all MIDI softwares!
- No MIDI interface needed!
- It's all pre-configured!
- It's all reconfigurable!
- Internal Signal Process to get the best results for your application
- Input type: 0-5V, Eowave compatible sensor (jack 6,35’’)
- Number of inputs: 8 or 16 per Sensorbox
- Number of Sensorbox you can plug: as many as your computer (or usb hub) can host
- Input resolution: up to 32 bit
- Input Sample rate: 12 bit
- Output: USB
- Hi-speed USB
- Non-volatile memory
- Eobody Editor: PC, Mac compatible.
- Max collective files also available
- Self powered by USB or externally powered
- Internal processing parameters:
status/analogue zoom/digital zoom & offset/inverse/ lag processor/gate/note on/off/ message format types: Control change 7 bits/Control change 12 bits/Note on Trigger/Program change/Pitch bend real 12 bits/Pitch bend mapped 14 bits/ Monophonic aftertouch/new waveshaper
- Pre mappings per sensor types
- Possibility of upgrade from 8 inputs to 16 inputs
- Enclosure ABS black 12x12x6 cm


- Different models available: 8 or 16 inputs, 8 inputs with MIDI output, 16 inputs with MIDI output.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2013, 10:54:07 AM by Elantric »