GR55 getting started Questions

Started by Kaldawg, April 03, 2024, 07:51:35 PM

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Kaldawg

I recently purchased a Roland GR55 Synth pedal to go along with my Godin Multiac Nylon.  Although an experienced guitarist, this is my first foray into using a Synth pedal.  I've read all the documentation that came with the pedal, so I have a beginning knowledge of how to open the pre-made patches, but that's about it.  I would appreciate any advice or guidance you have have related to the following questions (if my question is addressed elsewhere, I'd love a link)

1. I understand there are 910 different tones, how can I listen to individual tones?

2. How can I create a new patch?

3.  I'd like to organize these according to a set list so they are in the order of the songs in which they will be used.  What is the best way to organize the patches I've tailored or created?

Thank you so much for your guidance!

gumtown

Highly recommend installing this 3rd party GR-55FloorBoard graphical editor software for making new patches, and loading/auditioning shared patches.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/files/GR-55/

Also the Roland GR-55 Librarian software is good for re-organizing patch's into setlist orders.
https://www.roland.com/us/support/by_product/gr-55/updates_drivers/

 
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from https://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

HecticArt

Welcome to the forum Kaldawg!

Just keep on reading. This forum is the place to figure it all out.
Like Gumtown said, the Floorboard editor is the best and easiest way to edit and build patches.
A number of people here use the Setlist Maker app to control your GR-55 patches while you're playing.
It's fast intuitive and inexpensive.

Get a couple of good cables too!
https://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=1584.175
Codesmart, a forum member here, makes great and affordable cables. Avoid the Roland made cables. They aren't any good.

Have fun, and ask questions as you get them.

Elantric


kenact

Quote from: Kaldawg on April 03, 2024, 07:51:35 PMRodin Multiac Nylon

I thought Rodin was a 19th/20th Century Sculptor. I didn't know he was also a luthier. :)

Good luck with your Godin Multiac Nylon. They are really good instruments.
Godin Session & Montreal FTP, LGXT, LGX SA, Redline, ACS, A12, A11, A10, A4
Danoblaster Baritone w/GK-3
Gretsch Nashville, Viking
Fender Strats
Fret King Supermatic
Larrivee DV03RE
Parker Midi Fly
Seagull, S&P 12
VOX Phantom XII
GR-55, 33, 30, 20, GI-20, RC-50, US-20, VG-99, VP-7
Sentient 6
Cyr 7

diecairo

#5
Hello.
To listen to individual tones press EDIT from whichever patch you are in, press PAGE LEFT until you see PCM1 ; PCM2 ; MODEL ; NORMAL PICKUP in column. With the arrows around the round rotary dial highlight the squares on the far left, then with the rotary dial turn them all to black except for PCM1, then with the arrows named above highlight PCM1 and its number and name, now if you turn the rotary you can choose between the 910 tones (drums included). Mind that depending on the structure of the patch you started with your chosen PCM tone could pass through MFX effect or amp simulation and then EQ. If you want you can press PAGE RIGHT to enter the EFFECT tab, then ENTER, then PAGE LEFT to reach STRUCTURE tab, then highlight with the arrows PCM1 and with the rotary turn it to bypass, then if you want you can go to the EQ section of the Structure tab and operate it. Hope this all is quiet clear if you follow the steps one by one.

To start from a clean patch you can watch this from minute 1:38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NryBx0drJFU

Bye.

Kaldawg

Thank you ALL for your responses and your guidance.  I will be spending some time with the GR55 this weekend and will know more because of your assistance. 

Kenact: that is hilarious - you caught me in an Archie Bunker moment (all too common these days :)

HecticArt

Quote from: kenact on April 04, 2024, 09:16:09 AMI thought Rodin was a 19th/20th Century Sculptor. I didn't know he was also a luthier. :)

Good luck with your Godin Multiac Nylon. They are really good instruments.

I thought Rodin fought Godzilla......

Elantric


kenact

Godin Session & Montreal FTP, LGXT, LGX SA, Redline, ACS, A12, A11, A10, A4
Danoblaster Baritone w/GK-3
Gretsch Nashville, Viking
Fender Strats
Fret King Supermatic
Larrivee DV03RE
Parker Midi Fly
Seagull, S&P 12
VOX Phantom XII
GR-55, 33, 30, 20, GI-20, RC-50, US-20, VG-99, VP-7
Sentient 6
Cyr 7