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Trond Vold
post Jun 28 2008, 02:49 AM
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Got myself these 2 gadgets today:




A Roland GI-20 midi interface and a GK-3 pickup!
Been playing with it for some hours and it's a seriously fun toy smile.gif It's odd how entertaining it can be to play piano, strings, flutes, bagpipes and whatnot on the guitar biggrin.gif

I'll get a review up as soon as i figure out what all the buttons do and experiment some more smile.gif

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post Jun 28 2008, 02:51 AM
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Congrats pal, I got a GR20 and a GK3 thos are amazing toys, and also you can use the to play vsti or midi instruments from your computer.


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post Jun 28 2008, 03:03 AM
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QUOTE (Gerardo Siere @ Jun 28 2008, 03:51 AM) *
Congrats pal, I got a GR20 and a GK3 thos are amazing toys, and also you can use the to play vsti or midi instruments from your computer.


Thanks smile.gif
I didnt know you could connect the GR-20 to the PC aswell


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post Jun 28 2008, 03:34 AM
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Ah great new stuff Trond,cant wait for the review.smile.gif


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post Jun 28 2008, 06:43 AM
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Congrats Trond!!

I was thinking to get similar units not long ago but somehow
something else always gets in the way laugh.gif


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post Jun 28 2008, 11:56 AM
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Awesome, congratulations mate smile.gif
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post Jun 28 2008, 11:58 AM
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Looks... AWEOSOME biggrin.gif But since im such a noob.. .What does the GK3 thing do`?


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post Jun 28 2008, 01:09 PM
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QUOTE (Young Guitarist @ Jun 28 2008, 12:58 PM) *
Looks... AWEOSOME biggrin.gif But since im such a noob.. .What does the GK3 thing do`?

AFAIK it turns your guitar into a synth. And you can make it sound like a piano, string quartet, human voices, everything! smile.gif


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post Jun 28 2008, 02:58 PM
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Excellent - could be just the thing for laying down quick midi lines - easier than a keyboard perhaps smile.gif


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post Jun 28 2008, 02:58 PM
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Wow, great stuff Trond. Can it record MIDI too?


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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Jun 28 2008, 09:58 AM) *
Wow, great stuff Trond. Can it record MIDI too?


Seems like it can - I did a little research. I think the GI-20 is just a midi module, and the pickup talks midi to it, so in theory you could record the midi directly and play it back thorough a VSTi - which would be cool for laying down bass lines and such!

Is that right Trond?


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post Jun 28 2008, 05:20 PM
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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Jun 28 2008, 04:12 PM) *
Seems like it can - I did a little research. I think the GI-20 is just a midi module, and the pickup talks midi to it, so in theory you could record the midi directly and play it back thorough a VSTi - which would be cool for laying down bass lines and such!

Is that right Trond?


Thats 100% correct. It works just like any other midi interface. You just select a Vst/vsti in your DAW, then assign the correct midi-interface to it and your set to record and play.


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Wow!!! Congrats man!! wink.gif


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Wow thats a very interesting gadget !!! smile.gif Congrats man! smile.gif
I'm waiting for a review , really wonder how it sounds and is it precise with detection of notes smile.gif


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post Jun 29 2008, 02:41 PM
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To conect the gr20 to the pc, use the midi outut to the midi input of the soundcard, there is a little latency form......the midi message, and the ram management from the daw/pc/vsti.


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