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ROLAND GR-1 GUITAR SYNTHESIZER QUICK MANUAL

The Roland GR-1 is the guitarist's guitar synthesizer. The user-friendly, floor-module design with lightning-fast tracking allows performers to take advantage of the 200 CD-quality sounds designed exclusively for guitarists.
The onboard digital reverb and chorus add the professional touch whether playing live or using the 2,000 note sequencer.

Initializing

1) Turn power off.
2) Hold WRITE / COPY while turning on.
3) Press ENTER YES.

Playing patches

1) Press BANK footswitch (bank number flashes).
2) Press footswitches 1 through 4.
3) Press GROUP UP, and repeat above to access the second group of 32 patches.

Note: The first eight patches (bank 1-1 through bank 2-4) are demo patches of the quickest tracking sounds and give an idea of the GR-1 sonic capabilities.

Auditioning Tones

1) Choose patch 1-1
2) Press 1ST TONE
3) Use DEC/INC buttons or VALUE knob (vibrato rate) to choose any of the 200 tones.
4) Press EXIT when done

Layering Tones

1) Choose patch 3-1 "GRAND."
2) Press string mode select CHANGE until 1ST and 2ND both appear.
3) Strings are automatically selected. Press 2ND TONE and use INC / DEC to choose new 2nd tones.
4) Press EXIT when done.

Layering Guitar

1) Choose patch 1-4 (group 1) "SCATIN."
2) Put GK-2 switch on MIX and play jazzy riffs.
3) Choose patch 4-2 "BIG STGS."
4) Layer clean guitar sound and play chords.
5) Choose patch 2-1 "FEEDBACKER."
6) Layer metal guitar sound with it

Quick edit-tones

1) Choose patch 2-4 "GIT+STGS."
2) Put TARGET knob on 2ND.
3) Turn ATTACK slightly counterclockwise to speed it up.

Quick edit-effects

1) Put TARGET knob on COMMON.
2) Turn LEVEL and TIME clockwise to hear more reverb.

Show splits and v-switcht/V-Mix modes

1) Choose patch 6-1 in GROUP 2 "BEAT KIT."
2) Choose patch 7-3 in GROUP 2 "BASS>PNO."
3) Choose patch 4-1 in GROUP 1 'V-SW STNGS.'

Playing the Sequencer demo

1) Press START/STOP

Playing along with the sequencer

1) Let sequencer continue after demo song.
2) Choose patch 3-4 "ROCK BEE."
3) Play along with demo.

Recording a quick sequence

1) Turn unit off.
2) Press and hold EXIT/NO while turning on (song init OK ?).
3) Press ENTER (reboots).
4) Press RECORDER/PART.
5) Press ENTER/YES, the display reads "1-2-3-D-." These are the 3 parts and drums. The part with the flashing underline is the one selected to record. The CURSOR takes you to other parts.
6) Press ENTER/YES.
7) Press REC.
8) Press START/STOP. You'll hear 2 bars in and the recording begins at the 3rd bar.
9) Press START/STOP when you done recording.
10) To play, press START/STOP.

By pressing EXIT, you will be returned to the track select screen to select another part by cursoring to it.

 

 
 ROLAND GR-1 GUITAR SYNTHESIZER QUICK MANUAL