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  1. chuskey

    chuskey Member

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    Boss/Roland just shared this in their FB page:



    Any guesses :)
     
  2. Count_Chocolat

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    A Pedal.

    I hope pitch to midi that works really well.
     
  3. jerryratpack

    jerryratpack Gold Supporting Member

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    It does show "synth / fx" on one button and "blender" on another. Can't make out the third button. Curious !
     
  4. kiki_90291

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    Seems like it's too soon for a follow-onto the GP-10 - maybe something Amplifire-like?
     
  5. SamPaoli

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    Sounded synthy to me.
     
  6. dayn

    dayn Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    synth pedal with 1/4" input (no GK 13-pin required)?
     
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    Boss DS-1 Distortion Mk II ...
     
  8. ChrisVereb

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    New modeler the size of the G3, RP360, etc... More editable than the ME series. Like a mini gt. Still won't have any effect in any order though.

    Or... A device with a la carte algorithms like the h9, istomp, ms-100bt
     
  9. randombastage

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    That's my guess too.
    The GP-10 has some good stuff available without using the 13 pin connection. It seems like putting a pedal out for the non GK crowd would sell pretty well.
     
  10. T Dizz

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    some kind of synth engine no doubt.
     
  11. gumtown

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    It's a Gadoobrafier that turns your guitar tone into farm animal noises..
     
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    Haha! :D
     
  14. Will Chen

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    No question there's synth stuff happening all thoughout that clip and a button labeled synth/fx. If it takes a standard cable and is polyphonic, game changer. If it's another of small enclosure GK tethered pedal...meh.
     
  15. Electric I

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    Gr-55 replacement ? If it is & does away with the GK pickup, hallelujah.
     
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    buttons:
    SYNTH/FX
    BLENDER
    WRITE

    knob:
    OUTPUT LEVEL

    footswitches (never seen Boss use this style switch before):
    [ON/OFF? GK/DIR? OK/___?]
    UP/CTL1
    DOWN/CTL2

    rear:
    DC IN
    POWER
    USB
    EXP/CTL[3?]
    [L/R OUT?]
     
  17. MKB

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    Interesting. Boss/Roland needs to do something to get back in front in the synth guitar realm, Fishman stole a ton of their mojo with the TriplePlay.

    It would be interesting to see them come out with a GR-55 replacement that had an entire system cost (pickup and floor unit) less than the TriplePlay ($399 street). IIRC a GR-55 and GK-3 was around twice that.

    Also throw in wireless connectivity between the GK pickup and the floor unit, add COSM pickup/amp modeling, and that would shake things up methinks.
     
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    Looks like some kind of synth unit but perhaps it is a new all in one box. Very interested.
     
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    I'd love synth w/o the 13-pin....
     
  20. hippietim

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    I have the Fishman system and while it is good, it is not a complete standalone system. It requires a computer or a USB-host to MIDI convertor + a synth. Given that I've got no desire to integrate a computer into my performance rig I much prefer the Roland approach of having a standalone piece of hardware that is designed for stage use.

    At this point there is little for them to gain by simply coming out with a clone of the Fishman system. Roland's advantage here is all of the existing sound producing engines they have at their disposal. For guitar synth stuff to really catch on, somebody needs to deliver a system that anyone can walk into a music store and demo and just have the thing work decently.

    No stores ever have any synth guitar stuff set up properly or they have the gear plugged into some sort of ****** little amp or crappy headphones that keep cutting out. The Fishman MIDI stuff tracks better than the Roland but it's an even bigger nightmare to demo for a store.

    My ideal unit would be a floor unit like the GR-55 that has the latest and greatest COSM stuff for guitar/amp sims, GR-300 modeling from the VG-99, routing and such from the VG-99, upgraded synth engine to something current from Roland, MIDI tracking as good as the Fishman. Dual synth engines would be cool. Wireless would be a killer bonus.
     

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