Roland GR-55 Plays Pop





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Published on Feb 10, 2013

Hi Folks!

I demo for Roland/BOSS, and figured a good way to illustrate the sheer power and flexibility of the GR-55 would be to scribble down a list of well known and distinctive tracks, then see how closely I could recreate them with the Synth.

Even I was surprised to find it pretty much impossible to stump! Hopefully you'll agree, the sounds I ended up with are darned close. Pretty much anything you're after is in there if you're willing to go digging.

As mentioned in the video, with the exception of the drums everything you'll hear, be it the parts I play or the parts on the backing track, was recorded entirely from the GR-55 via a usb cable.

In conclusion, the GR-55 is an amazing tool. Even in the hands of a regular tool.

Apologies in advance for the bad hair day...

Edit: August 5th 2013

Given that Youtube comments sections are generally the exclusive domain of turbocharged douchenozzles, I'm truly humbled and very grateful for all the kind words. And flattery will get you everywhere...

Check out the link below, the file should contain the patches I played live and most of the sounds I used on the backing track too.

Have Fun!


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