04-25-2012 12:23 PM
04-25-2012 07:57 PM
04-26-2012 01:01 AM
What you just said goes counter to what you say in the blog? Roland has always built capable MIDI guitar controllers, but they’ve not kept up with the times nor the needs of forward-thinking musicians. The recently released (January 2012) Roland GR-55 is a boat anchor of a device that felt ancient the day it shipped. While is sounds great and tracks well, interacting with it feels like traveling in time to the mid 90′s, fiddling with clunky buttons, scroll wheels and sub-sub-sub menus. And don’t get me started on that expensive, delicate and proprietary 13-pin cable. The 55 is a valiant attempt to aim the product line at the pro guitar player, but owning one for a four months left me with the feeling that Roland doesn’t understand the modern customer and was resting on its laurels when it comes to advancing MIDI guitar technology. At least that’s how I felt as I posted both my GR-55 and GR-33 to CraigsList.
All that cool gear is still viable. The GR-55 is great gear. I wended one for several months (and the GR-33 before that). I sold both recently on CraigsList in anticipation of the Fishman Triple Play. But it won't ship for several more months. Currently the Roland gear is the tops for MIDI guitar. Crank it up!
04-26-2012 03:43 AM
04-26-2012 05:13 PM
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