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Roland introduces its powerful VG-99 guitar system

Roland introduces its VG-99 guitar system In 1995, Roland introduced the legendary VG-8 V-Guitar System to the music world. At winter Namm show 2007, Roland unveiled its most advanced and powerful guitar processor: the VG-99. Succeeding the popular VG-88, the VG-99 features three powerful new processors at its core, plus expressive performance controls such as a ribbon controller and dual D BEAMs, and a versatile housing that allows for on-stage, tabletop, or rack mounting.
The VG-99 contains a wide range of guitars and amplifier models, and it even models two signal paths at once. Modeled guitar, amp and effects paths can be active at the same time, or they can be dynamically switched or blended. Players can control the switching behavior between virtual guitars and/or amps by foot controllers, buttons on the unit, or according to picking dynamics. A new Freeze feature onboard the VG-99 makes it possible to play a chord or a single note and have Freeze sustain it until you decide to let it end.
The VG-99 includes an onboard guitar-to-MIDI converter for direct connection to keyboards, sound modules and soft synths, a digital out and a USB port for direct audio and MIDI connection to computers. The VG-99 also boasts an intuitive and state-of-the-art on-screen patch editor.
Each modeled guitar in the VG-99 can have its own tuning. Any user-defined tunings are supported so the player can switch instantly between tuning setups without physically switching guitars or having to manually retune.
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