Steve Stevens Roland GR Synth Sound?

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  1. dealmaker

    dealmaker Member

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    Guys,

    I LOVE Steve Stevens' synth guitar sound on this rig rundown video - the parts at 28:52 & 29:42 particularly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk2Fk9TdKWY

    I have borrowed a Godin and a GR55 to play with and naturally I am struggling to find this sound! So can any Roland Synth experts lend me a hand please??!!!

    Firstly - any idea what patch he is using (or even what instrument they are - strings or synths?)- I can't seem to find anything similar on the unit? Anywhere I can download it or anything??

    Secondly - is he outputting his Piezo signal to a separate amp do you think?? Obviously the Godin has two outputs - but the Roland allows you to have a "Guitar Out" and I think output the Piezo signal as part of the sounds overall signal??...or is it better to separate these and have the piezo going to a separate pre-amp of some sort??

    Thanks for any tips or suggestions!
     
  2. gumtown

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  3. stratrat2000

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    That's a slow synth string pad of some sort going through a phaser (reminds me of the ARP Omni strings - think Pink Floyd's Shine On You Crazy Diamond).

    The GR-33 that he's using in the clip doesn't have the VG-style guitar and amp modelling capability. So it will be straight out into an acoustic amp and/or PA with a little reverb added.

    With the GR-55 It's possible to process the nylon onboard. Keeping it simple is usually the best approach for piezo nylons (plus it saves the GR-55's modest processing for other stuff). I usually keep the natural nylon sound separated out and going through it's own processing.
     
  4. thawn5150

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    Check on Roalnd's web site they have artist patches and one is for Steve for the gr55
     
  5. hobbes1

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    Steve Stevens posts over at Huge Racks, Inc. He's very approachable and loves to talk gear. I bet he'd tell you what he used and how he did it if you go over there and ask nicely. He posts under the handle "StevensAGoGo" IIRC...
     

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