Use the Gr55 als normal synth for es. Arp odyssey

Started by fabtrap, April 07, 2023, 01:53:02 PM

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Hi all, I'm new to this discussion.
I would like to use the Gr55 in the same way as a synth such as the arp odyssey or the Minimoog, obtain modulated sounds or change the speed of the frequencies, acting on the expression pedal or on the ctl pedal. Is this possible?
I tried to read the instruction manual and often the results weren't up to par, especially with modulation, the effect seemed too subtle to me.
I also wonder if it was the case instead of buying some other guitar synth because the gr55 has many preset patches but leaves little possibility to modify the sound?


GR-55 internal PCM synth will NOT respond to MIDI NOTE ON/OFF Messages

Older GR-33, GR-30, GR-20, GR-09, GR-1, GR-50 do.


The GR-55 PCM sound set has a lot of possibilities for sound changing, a full set of modulation, filter, and LFO oscillator settings.
And using "Assigns" gives the ability to setup hardware or midi to control any settings, 8 assigns per patch.

If you use the GR-55Floorboard editor software, it gives a better visualization of the settings available.

Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from