VG-88

V-Guitar System

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VG-88: V-Guitar System

Features

The VG-88 uses advanced COSM® technology to "model" the most popular guitars and amplifiers in history, as well as produce some very unique "guitar-meets-synth" sounds of its own. New sounds and features include more natural tube and overdriven amp sounds, new polyphonic and guitar-oriented effects, an onboard expression pedal, 1/4-inch direct guitar input and more.

  • Self-contained guitar processing/modeling system which recreates a wide variety of guitar, pickup, amp, speaker cabinet and microphone sounds using a standard electric guitar equipped with GK-2A or compatible pickup (sold separately)
  • GK-Ready 13-pin input plus 1/4" guitar input for direct access to amp/speaker modeling sections
  • Hollow-body and acoustic guitar models including new nylon string guitar
  • Extremely natural tube amp models and overdriven sounds
  • HRM (Harmonic Restructure Modeling) creates synth-type sounds—including new brass sounds—with natural playing nuances and without delay
  • Combination guitar output/GK pickup output for completely new types of sounds
  • Polyphonic Intelligent Pitch Shifter for instant open tunings, 12-string guitars, bass guitar, string-assignable octave, slow gear, and more
  • Effects include reverb, chorus, hexa-pan, delay, flanger and parametric EQ
  • Extremely intuitive operation w/ helpful operational graphics and icons
  • Onboard expression pedal for realtime parameter control
  • Output Select switch for connection to conventional guitar amps or power amps
  • Offers 200 Preset and 100 User Patches, including newly-developed factory Patches

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Specs

AD Conversion
24 bit AF Method (NORMAL INPUT)
20 bit (GK INPUT)
D/A Conversion
20 bit 128 times Oversampling ΔΣModulation
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz
Program Memories
260 (Preset: 160 + User: 100)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: +4 dBu
GUITAR OUT: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 k ohms
GUITAR OUT: 2 k ohms
Dynamic Range
100 dB or greater (IHF-A)
Display
160 x 64 dots backlit LCD
8-segment 2-character LED
Controls
Output Level knob, Value dial, Cursor buttons, Output Select button, Function buttons 1-6, Page button, Exit button, Write button, COSM Guitar button, COSM Amp button, Effects button, Level/BPM/Key button, Pedal/Assign button, Name/Chain button, EZ Edit button, Tuner button, Number pedals 1-4, CTL pedal, Bank Up pedal, Bank Down pedal, Expression pedal, Power switch
Connectors
GK IN, GUITAR INPUT, GUITAR OUTPUT, OUTPUT L (MONO), OUTPUT R, PHONES, SUB EXP PEDAL/SUB CTL1, 2, MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Power Supply
AC 117 V, 230 V, 240 V
Power Consumption
24 W
Accessories
Power Cord
Owner’s Manual
GK Connecting Cable: C13-A (5 m)
Options
Divided Pickup: GK-3
Unit Selector: US-20
GK Connecting Cable: C-13B (10 m)
Expression Pedal: EV-5, FV-300L + PCS-33 (Roland)
Foot Switch: FS-5U, FS-5L
Size and Weight
Width
504 mm
19-7/8 inches
Depth
303 mm
11-15/16 inches
Height
101 mm
4 inches
Weight
4.9 kg
10 lbs. 13 oz.
* 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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