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TEL: 20-2-417-1828
REUNION
Maison FO - YAM Marcel
25 Rue Jules Hermann,
Chaudron - BP79 97 491
Ste Clotilde Cedex,
REUNION ISLAND
TEL: (0262) 218-429
SOUTH AFRICA
That Other Music Shop(PTY)Ltd.
11 Melle St., Braamfontein,
Johannesbourg,
SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (011) 403 4105
FAX: (011) 403 1234
Paul Bothner(PTY)Ltd.
17 Werdmuller Centre,
Main Road, Claremont 7708
SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (021) 674 4030
ASIA
CHINA
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
(BEIJING OFFICE)
10F. No.18 3 Section Anhuaxili
Chaoyang District Beijing
100011 CHINA
TEL: (010) 6426-5050
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Co.,Ltd.
(GUANGZHOU OFFICE)
2/F., No.30 Si You Nan Er Jie
Yi Xiang, Wu Yang Xin Cheng,
Guangzhou 510600, CHINA
TEL: (020) 8736-0428
HONG KONG
Tom Lee Music Co., Ltd.
Service Division
22-32 Pun Shan Street, Tsuen
Wan, New Territories,
HONG KONG
TEL: 2415 0911
Parsons Music Ltd.
8th Floor, Railway Plaza, 39
Chatham Road South, T.S.T,
Kowloon, HONG KONG
TEL: 2333 1863
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409, Nirman Kendra
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Off. Dr. Edwin Moses Road,
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339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Makati, Metro Manila 1200,
PHILIPPINES
TEL: (02) 899 9801
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Ave.1. Calle 11, Apartado 10237,
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150 Sims Drive,
SINGAPORE 387381
TEL: 6846-3676
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Orionweg 30
Curacao, Netherland Antilles
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1771
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Montevideo, URUGUAY
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Calle Proyecto Central No.3
Ens.La Esperilla
Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
TEL:(809) 683 0305
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Mas Musika
Rumichaca 822 y Zaruma
Guayaquil - Ecuador
TEL:(593-4)2302364
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EL SALVADOR
Theera Music Co. , Ltd.
330 Verng NakornKasem, Soi 2,
Bangkok 10100, THAILAND
TEL: (02) 2248821
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75 Avenida Norte y Final
Alameda Juan Pablo II,
Edificio No.4010 San Salvador,
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TEL: 262-0788
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For Australia
Tel: (02) 9982 8266
For New Zealand
Tel: (09) 3098 715
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(1123) Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA
TEL: (011) 4508-2700
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Calzada Roosevelt 34-01,zona 11
Ciudad de Guatemala
Guatemala
TEL:(502) 599-2888
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3 Ave.11 Calle S.O
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TEL: (504) 553-2029
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Musique & Son
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12 Webster Industrial Park
Wildey, St.Michael, Barbados
TEL: (246)430-1100
Bansbach Instrumentos
Musicales Nicaragua
Altamira D'Este Calle Principal
de la Farmacia 5ta.Avenida
1 Cuadra al Lago.#503
Managua, Nicaragua
TEL: (505)277-2557
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PANAMA
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Cotia - Sao Paulo - SP, BRAZIL
TEL: (011) 4615 5666
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TEL: (02) 688-9540
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Asuncion PARAGUAY
TEL: (595) 21 492147
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PERU
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Cra 43 B No 25 A 41 Bododega 9
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Lima - Peru
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import
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Caracas, Venezuela
TEL: (212) 244-1122
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Patras 26442, GREECE
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TEL: (022) 679 44 19
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Owner’s Manual
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Stores)
P.O. Box 62, Doha, QATAR
TEL: 4423-554
MuTek
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107 564 Moscow, RUSSIA
TEL: (095) 169 5043
Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the Roland VG-88 VGUITAR SYSTEM.
SAUDI ARABIA
SPAIN
aDawliah Universal
Electronics APL
Corniche Road, Aldossary
Bldg., 1st Floor, Alkhobar,
SAUDI ARABIA
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P.O.Box 2154, Alkhobar 31952
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TEL: (03) 898 2081
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Technical Light & Sound
Center
Rawda, Abdul Qader Jazairi St.
Bldg. No. 21, P.O.BOX 13520,
Damascus, SYRIA
TEL: (011) 223-5384
TURKEY
Ant Muzik Aletleri Ithalat Ve
Ihracat Ltd Sti
Siraselviler Caddesi
Siraselviler Pasaji No:74/20
Taksim - Istanbul, TURKEY
TEL: (0212) 2449624
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TEL: (03131) 414-40
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Atlantic Close, Swansea
Enterprise Park, SWANSEA
SA7 9FJ,
UNITED KINGDOM
TEL: (01792) 702701
Zak Electronics & Musical
Instruments Co. L.L.C.
Zabeel Road, Al Sherooq Bldg.,
No. 14, Grand Floor, Dubai,
U.A.E.
TEL: (04) 3360715
NORTH AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
Owner's Manual
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
5F. No.1500 Pingliang Road
Shanghai 200090, CHINA
TEL: (021) 5580-0800
When you need repair service, call your nearest Roland Service Center or authorized Roland
distributor in your country as shown below.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” (Owner’s manual p. 2), “USING THE UNIT
SAFELY” (Owner’s manual p. 3), and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (Owner’s
manual p. 11). These sections provide important information concerning the
proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you
have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, Quick
start and Owner’s manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be
saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
All product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
In using the VG-88, either a guitar equipped with a GK-2A or one
equipped with a GK-3 can be connected to it.
If using a guitar equipped with a GK-3, substitute “GK Volume knob” (of
the GK-3) wherever “SYNTH VOL knob” (of the GK-2A) appears in this
document.
CANADA
BAHRAIN
Moon Stores
No.16, Bab Al Bahrain Avenue,
P.O.Box 247, Manama 304,
State of BAHRAIN
TEL: 17 211 005
CYPRUS
Radex Sound Equipment Ltd.
17, Diagorou Street, Nicosia,
CYPRUS
TEL: (022) 66-9426
IRAN
MOCO INC.
No.41 Nike St., Dr.Shariyati Ave.,
Roberoye Cerahe Mirdamad
Tehran, IRAN
TEL: (021) 285-4169
ISRAEL
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Head Office)
5480 Parkwood Way
Richmond B. C., V6V 2M4
CANADA
TEL: (604) 270 6626
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Toronto Office)
170 Admiral Boulevard
Mississauga On L5T 2N6
CANADA
TEL: (905) 362 9707
U. S. A.
Roland Corporation U.S.
5100 S. Eastern Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90040-2938,
U. S. A.
TEL: (323) 890 3700
Halilit P. Greenspoon & Sons
Ltd.
8 Retzif Ha'aliya Hashnya St.
Tel-Aviv-Yafo ISRAEL
TEL: (03) 6823666
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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For EU Countries
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
Discard used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Apparatus containing
Lithium batteries
ADVARSEL!
VARNING
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved
fejlagtig håndtering.
Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af
samme fabrikat og type.
Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til
leverandøren.
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte.
Använd samma batterityp eller en
ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av
apparattillverkaren.
Kassera använt batteri enligt
fabrikantens instruktion.
WARNING - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
ADVARSEL
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. When the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Never use with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table except as specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
For the U.K.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
GREEN-AND-YELLOW: EARTH, BLUE: NEUTRAL, BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the
letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
VAROITUS
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av
batteri.
Benytt samme batteritype eller en
tilsvarende type anbefalt av
apparatfabrikanten.
Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til
fabrikantens instruks joner.
Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on
virheellisesti asennettu.
Vaihda paristo ainoastaan
laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan
tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo
valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directives EMC 89/336/EEC and LVD 73/23/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
2
USING THE UNIT SAFELY
The
symbol alerts the user to important instructions
or warnings.The specific meaning of the symbol is
determined by the design contained within the
triangle. In the case of the symbol at left, it is used for
general cautions, warnings, or alerts to danger.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of death or severe
injury should the unit be used
improperly.
Used for instructions intended to alert
the user to the risk of injury or material
damage should the unit be used
improperly.
* Material damage refers
other adverse effects
respect to the home
furnishings, as well
animals or pets.
The
symbol alerts the user to items that must never
be carried out (are forbidden). The specific thing that
must not be done is indicated by the design contained
within the circle. In the case of the symbol at left, it
means that the unit must never be disassembled.
to damage or
caused with
and all its
to domestic
The ● symbol alerts the user to things that must be
carried out. The specific thing that must be done is
indicated by the design contained within the circle. In
the case of the symbol at left, it means that the powercord plug must be unplugged from the outlet.
001
009
• Before using this unit, make sure to read the
instructions below, and the Owner’s Manual.
• Do not excessively twist or bend the power cord,
nor place heavy objects on it. Doing so can
damage the cord, producing severed elements and
short circuits. Damaged cords are fire and shock
hazards!
..........................................................................................................
..........................................................................................................
002a
• Do not open or perform any internal modifications on the unit.
..........................................................................................................
003
• Do not attempt to repair the unit, or replace parts
within it (except when this manual provides
specific instructions directing you to do so). Refer
all servicing to your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland
distributor, as listed on the “Information” page.
..........................................................................................................
004
• Never use or store the unit in places that are:
• Subject to temperature extremes (e.g., direct
sunlight in an enclosed vehicle, near a heating
duct, on top of heat-generating equipment); or
are
• Damp (e.g., baths, washrooms, on wet floors);
or are
• Humid; or are
• Exposed to rain; or are
• Dusty; or are
• Subject to high levels of vibration.
..........................................................................................................
007
• Make sure you always have the unit placed so it is
level and sure to remain stable. Never place it on
stands that could wobble, or on inclined surfaces.
..........................................................................................................
008a
• The unit should be connected to a power supply
only of the type described in the operating instructions, or as marked on the unit.
..........................................................................................................
008e
• Use only the attached power-supply cord.
..........................................................................................................
010
• This unit, either alone or in combination with an
amplifier and headphones or speakers, may be
capable of producing sound levels that could
cause permanent hearing loss. Do not operate for
a long period of time at a high volume level, or at
a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience
any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should
immediately stop using the unit, and consult an
audiologist.
..........................................................................................................
011
• Do not allow any objects (e.g., flammable material,
coins, pins); or liquids of any kind (water, soft
drinks, etc.) to penetrate the unit.
..........................................................................................................
013
• In households with small children, an adult
should provide supervision until the child is
capable of following all the rules essential for the
safe operation of the unit.
..........................................................................................................
014
• Protect the unit from strong impact.
(Do not drop it!)
..........................................................................................................
015
• Do not force the unit’s power-supply cord to share
an outlet with an unreasonable number of other
devices. Be especially careful when using
extension cords—the total power used by all
devices you have connected to the extension
cord’s outlet must never exceed the power rating
(watts/amperes) for the extension cord. Excessive
loads can cause the insulation on the cord to heat
up and eventually melt through.
..........................................................................................................
3
016
101a
• Before using the unit in a foreign country, consult
with your retailer, the nearest Roland Service
Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as
listed on the “Information” page.
..........................................................................................................
• The unit should be located so that its location or
position does not interfere with its proper ventilation.
..........................................................................................................
102b
• Always grasp only the plug on the power-supply
cord when plugging into, or unplugging from, an
outlet or this unit.
..........................................................................................................
104
• Try to prevent cords and cables from becoming
entangled. Also, all cords and cables should be
placed so they are out of the reach of children.
..........................................................................................................
106
• Never climb on top of, nor place heavy objects on
the unit.
..........................................................................................................
107b
• Never handle the power cord or its plugs with wet
hands when plugging into, or unplugging from,
an outlet or this unit.
..........................................................................................................
108a
• Before moving the unit, disconnect the power
plug from the outlet, and pull out all cords from
external devices.
..........................................................................................................
109a
• Before cleaning the unit, turn off the power and
unplug the power cord from the outlet (p. 11).
..........................................................................................................
110a
• Whenever you suspect the possibility of lightning
in your area, pull the plug on the power cord out
of the outlet.
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Contents
USING THE UNIT SAFELY......................................................................3
Concepts Behind Development of the V-Guitar System .....................8
Main features...........................................................................................9
How to use this manual........................................................................10
IMPORTANT NOTES .............................................................................11
Front and Rear Panels..........................................................................12
Front Panel................................................................................................................................................. 12
Rear Panel .................................................................................................................................................. 13
Chapter 1. Preparations for playing ....................................................14
Attaching the GK-2A/GK-3 to your guitar .......................................................................................... 14
Connecting an amp etc. ........................................................................................................................... 14
About the screen display (Basic operation) .......................................................................................... 16
Turning on the power and tuning your guitar .................................................................................... 17
■ Turning on the power of the VG-88 ....................................................................................... 17
■ Tuning your guitar ................................................................................................................... 17
Specify the driver settings ....................................................................................................................... 18
■ Adjusting the pickup sensitivity for each string .................................................................. 20
■ Matching the phase of the GK pickup and the guitar pickup............................................ 21
■ Name the GK pickup settings ................................................................................................. 21
Playing the VG-88 (adjusting the output level) ................................................................................... 21
■ Selecting the connected equipment........................................................................................ 21
■ Playing the VG-88 ..................................................................................................................... 22
Changing sounds (patches)..................................................................................................................... 22
■ How patch numbers are organized........................................................................................ 22
■ Using the VALUE dial to change patches ............................................................................. 23
■ Using pedals to change patches.............................................................................................. 23
Chapter 2. Overview of the VG-88 — basic knowledge.....................24
How the VG-88 produces sound............................................................................................................ 24
■ COSM GUITAR......................................................................................................................... 24
■ COSM AMP ............................................................................................................................... 24
Chapter 3. Creating sounds — basic section.....................................25
Saving a sound (patch) you created (the Write operation) ................................................................ 25
Rearranging the order of patches (the Exchange function)................................................................ 25
Very simple sound editing (EZ Edit function) ..................................................................................... 26
Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section .............................27
COSM GUITAR settings.......................................................................................................................... 27
COSM AMP settings ................................................................................................................................ 28
EFFECTS settings...................................................................................................................................... 28
Setting the tempo and key of the song you will perform ................................................................... 29
Setting the pedal functions (EXP/CTL/GK VOL/GK SW) ............................................................... 29
■ Setting the function of the VG-88’s built-in EXP pedal ....................................................... 29
■ Setting the function of the VG-88’s built-in CTL pedal....................................................... 30
■ Setting the GK VOL function .................................................................................................. 30
■ Setting the GK SW function..................................................................................................... 31
■ Setting the Assign functions.................................................................................................... 31
Exchanging the connection order of the internal multi-effect and the COSM GUITAR/COSM AMP ........ 32
Combining the normal input and GK input to create a sound.......................................................... 33
■ Setting the balance between the GK pickup and the normal pickup................................ 33
■ Connecting the sound of the GK pickup at the desired location in the effects................ 33
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Assigning a name to the patch ............................................................................................................... 34
Adjust the volume level of the patch..................................................................................................... 35
Adjusting the sound of all patches collectively ................................................................................... 35
Chapter 5. Parameter Guide.................................................................36
COSM GUITAR ........................................................................................................................................ 36
■ TYPE ........................................................................................................................................... 36
■ PICKUP ...................................................................................................................................... 37
■ PT SHIFT (pitch shift)............................................................................................................... 39
■ BODY .......................................................................................................................................... 39
■ TUNE .......................................................................................................................................... 40
■ DETUNE..................................................................................................................................... 41
■ PD SHIFT (pedal pitch shift) ................................................................................................... 41
■ POLY DISTORTION (polyphonic distortion)....................................................................... 41
■ POLY COMP/LIMITER (polyphonic compressor/limiter) ............................................... 42
■ POLY OCTAVE (polyphonic octave)..................................................................................... 42
■ POLY SG (polyphonic slow gear)........................................................................................... 42
■ FILTER........................................................................................................................................ 43
■ P-BEND (power bend) ............................................................................................................. 43
■ SUSTAIN .................................................................................................................................... 43
■ COLOR ....................................................................................................................................... 43
■ GLIDE ......................................................................................................................................... 43
■ PWM MOD (PWM modulation)............................................................................................. 44
■ ATTACK..................................................................................................................................... 44
■ BODY LEV (body level) ........................................................................................................... 44
■ ORGAN ...................................................................................................................................... 44
■ EQ (equalizer)............................................................................................................................ 45
■ PAN............................................................................................................................................. 45
■ MIXER......................................................................................................................................... 45
COSM AMP............................................................................................................................................... 46
EFFECTS .................................................................................................................................................... 47
■ COMP/LM (COMPRESSOR/LIMITER)............................................................................... 47
■ WAH ........................................................................................................................................... 47
■ EQ (equalizer)............................................................................................................................ 48
■ MOD (modulation) ................................................................................................................... 49
■ DELAY........................................................................................................................................ 53
■ CHORUS .................................................................................................................................... 53
■ REVERB...................................................................................................................................... 54
■ NS (noise suppressor)............................................................................................................... 54
■ FV (foot volume) ....................................................................................................................... 54
LEVEL/BPM/KEY................................................................................................................................... 55
PEDAL/ASSIGN ...................................................................................................................................... 55
EZ EDIT ..................................................................................................................................................... 56
CONTRAST............................................................................................................................................... 56
GK FUNC (GK function) ......................................................................................................................... 57
GLOBAL .................................................................................................................................................... 58
TUNER ....................................................................................................................................................... 58
OUTPUT SELECT..................................................................................................................................... 58
SYSTEM ..................................................................................................................................................... 59
■ DRIVER ...................................................................................................................................... 59
■ PEDAL ........................................................................................................................................ 60
■ DIAL ........................................................................................................................................... 60
■ MIDI............................................................................................................................................ 61
■ EXCHANGE .............................................................................................................................. 61
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Chapter 6. Changing the system settings ..........................................62
GK pickup settings ................................................................................................................................... 62
■ Select the save destination of GK pickup settings................................................................ 62
■ Adjusting the GK pickup sensitivity for each string ........................................................... 62
■ Name the GK pickup settings ................................................................................................. 62
■ Specify the direction in which the divided pickup is installed .......................................... 63
■ Specify the neck scale ............................................................................................................... 63
■ Specify the pickup phase ......................................................................................................... 63
■ Specify the distance between the divided pickup and the bridge..................................... 63
■ Exchanging the location of S1/S2........................................................................................... 64
Pedal function settings............................................................................................................................. 64
■ Setting the function of the BANK pedals .............................................................................. 64
■ Setting the range of bank change............................................................................................ 64
■ Setting the function of an external foot switch (FS-5U)....................................................... 65
■ Reflecting the New EXP Pedal and GK VOL Values When Patches Are Switched........ 65
■ Adjusting the depth of the built-in EXP pedal and the amount of change ...................... 65
VALUE dial settings................................................................................................................................. 66
■ Preventing accidental operation of the VALUE dial ........................................................... 66
Screen/display-related settings.............................................................................................................. 66
■ Adjusting the display contrast ................................................................................................ 66
GK pickup function settings ................................................................................................................... 66
■ Selecting the function of the S1/S2 switches ........................................................................ 66
■ Selecting the function of the SYNTH VOL knob.................................................................. 67
Rearranging the order of patches........................................................................................................... 67
Chapter 7. Using MIDI...........................................................................68
About MIDI ............................................................................................................................................... 68
■ Checking Compatible MIDI Messages (the MIDI Implementation Chart) ...................... 68
■ MIDI channels ........................................................................................................................... 68
■ About MIDI Omni Mode ......................................................................................................... 69
■ About the MIDI Device ID....................................................................................................... 69
■ Bank Select and Program Change .......................................................................................... 69
Switching the patches of an external device......................................................................................... 70
■ Selecting the Program Change map ....................................................................................... 70
■ Setting the Program Change reception map ......................................................................... 71
■ Synchronizing to the MIDI CLOCK arriving at MIDI IN ................................................... 71
Specifying the Control Change number transmitted when the pedal is operated ......................... 71
Transmitting/receiving all sound data ................................................................................................. 72
■ Transmitting settings to an external device (BULK DUMP) .............................................. 72
■ Receiving settings from an external device (BULK LOAD) ............................................... 72
Chapter 8. Appendices .........................................................................73
Troubleshooting........................................................................................................................................ 73
■ Trouble with the Sound ........................................................................................................... 73
■ Other Problems ......................................................................................................................... 73
Restoring the factory settings (Initialization) ....................................................................................... 74
MIDI Implementation Chart ................................................................................................................... 75
Specifications............................................................................................................................................. 76
Index.......................................................................................................77
VG-88 PATCH LIST ...............................................................................79
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Concepts Behind Development of the V-Guitar System
■ The Process That Led to the
Birth of the V-Guitar System
■ Composite Object Sound
Modeling: COSM
The acoustic piano has enjoyed a history of hundreds of
years, culminating in the shape that it has today. The piano
craftsmen of the past must have longed for piano wires that
could be stretched just as tightly as they pleased.
Unfortunately, though, the wooden frames of those times
imposed practical limits on wire tension. Their dream finally
became reality with the advent of frames made of cast iron.
Piano craftsmen were no doubt delighted with this new
ability to build pianos just as they wanted.
The new Composite Object Sound Modeling (COSM)
advanced by Roland combines a number of sound modeling
technologies to create even newer sounds. COSM creates
new string vibrations while retaining all the expressiveness,
response, and tension that are inherent in the sounds of a
guitar.
Guitars have had a similar history. Through a continuing
process of trial, error, and improvement made in a variety of
ways, including the structure and materials for the wood,
strings, and paint, guitars have reached the shape they have
today. Now we have electric guitars equipped with pickups
and amplifiers that can produce sound at high volumes.
Does this mean that guitars have reached a state of
perfection?
Not necessarily. Throughout the ages, instruments have
constantly evolved through the effective use of new materials
as they became available. And as the twenty-first century
approaches, Roland has incorporated new materials —
silicon DSP chips — into guitars to create a new instrument
— the V-Guitar System.
■ Sound Modeling
Roland believes that the final evaluation of an electric
guitar’s sound should not be based only on sound output
from the guitar itself, but should also include the sound that
passes through the guitar amps, speakers, and other
equipment.
To achieve this, it’s necessary to simulate all the steps along
the way — from the moment a guitar string is plucked, until
the time the sound reaches the ears — thereby re-creating the
sound. Roland has made it possible to re-create these steps
with this latest sound modeling technology — in other
words, other means are used to make a virtual model of the
physical structures and materials that actually exist.
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Roland believes that the ability to produce sounds based on
entirely new concepts while making full use of conventional
methods of play, and the fact that these sounds have full
musical value, are of the greatest importance for a guitar
player.
COSM GUITAR/COSM AMP
COSM guitar/COSM amp are modeling technologies that
can reproduce the sounds of any existing guitar. This
includes the following.
• Electronic Modeling, which simulates all characteristics
which can be attributed to the use of vacuum tubes,
transistors, and all other electronic circuitry.
• Magnetic Modeling, which simulates all the characteristics
which can be produced as a result of using pickups,
transformers, speakers, and other electromagnetic parts.
• Physical Modeling, which simulates all the characteristics
that are produced as a result of the use of certain types of
materials to make a guitar, including the kind of wood,
metal parts, or finish that are used.
In addition, COSM guitar is able to produce completely new
sounds that never existed before. The numerous harmonics
contained in the sound from the vibrating strings (the sound
source) can be radically emphasized, added to, or removed,
in order to create totally new guitar sounds.
A guitarist conveys musical expression through string
vibration. Vibrating strings carry a great deal of information
about the dynamics of a performance, including that which
expresses the way in which strings have been pressed, the
location at which they’ve been picked, the position of the
pick, and the kind of vibrato that’s been used. The V-Guitar
system uses the string vibration itself (which contains all of
this performance information) as the sound source, and can
create not only previously existing guitar sounds, but also
completely new sounds. One great advantage of this system
is that it preserves the playing dynamics of the guitarist, as
they are conveyed by the vibration of the string.
Main features
■ A new dimension of soundcreation made possible by
three core sections: COSM
Guitar, COSM Amp, and multieffects
The COSM GUITAR section allows you to change the
guitar’s pickup and body. The COSM AMP section permits
the accurate simulation of distortion, amp head, speakers,
and mic placement. Finally, the versatile multi-effect section
lets you put the finishing touches on your sound.
Simply by pressing a single pedal, you can switch to a
different guitar, change the tuning, re-connect your amp, or
change to a different effects setup.
COSM guitar technology has been further developed to
allow the production of sounds that could not be made on
any previously existing instrument.
The vibrations from the guitar captured by the divided
pickups are analyzed to detect pitch and envelope, and are
used to create sounds that are totally new, yet have a natural
playing feel.
Your playing can take full advantage of the characteristic
nuances provided by guitar performance techniques such as
picking position, dynamics, and vibrato.
■ Global parameters
The patch parameters of the VG-88 can be adjusted to
compensate for the environment in which you are playing.
Reverb depth, low-frequency and high-frequency tone, and
noise suppressor sensitivity can be adjusted globally without
changing the settings of each individual patch.
■ Easy operation
The VG-88 features the same all-in-one pedal effector-type
design that was so popular on the VG-8 and GR-30. There are
no complicated connections to make, and setup is quick and
easy.
The display consists of a two-digit LED and a full-graphic
LCD. The two-digit LED and the LED's for each number
pedal make it easy to distinguish patch numbers, even on a
dimly lit stage or when changing sounds from a standing
position. The 160 x 64 pixel LCD allows easy and visually
intuitive parameter-editing.
Operation is consistent and logical, so that you can
experience the power of the V-Guitar system immediately.
EZ Edit function (p. 26)
Starting with preset sounds, you can easily create new
sounds by adjusting four parameters.
In addition, you can also use performance techniques from
which pitch cannot be detected, such as muting, harmonics
and brushing.
■ Broad range of expandability
The COSM guitar section contains a mixer section that lets
you freely control the inputs of the normal pickup and the
divided pickup, so that you can create sounds that combine
both pickups.
You can control the VG-88 from an external MIDI device. The
VG-88’s parameter settings can also be transmitted to an
external MIDI device and saved.
MIDI connectors (IN, OUT)
■ Rich expressive potential
GUITAR INPUT jack
COSM guitar, COSM amp, and multi-effect parameters are
saved in each patch. When shipped from the factory, the VG88 contains 160 PRESET patches. In addition, 100 new USER
patches of your own creation can be stored in internal
memory.
A normal pickup can be plugged directly into the VG-88.
The VG-88 contains a high-quality multi-effect unit.
Parameter settings for each effect can be modified and stored
individually in a patch.
SUB EXP PEDAL/SUB CTL 1, 2 jacks
The COSM guitar section provides a polyphonic pitch shifter
that allows you to specify a different amount of pitch shift for
each string. You can play VG sounds at a different octave
than the guitar sounds, or use open tunings without
physically changing the actual tuning of your guitar.
A four-band equalizer allows you to make detailed
adjustments to your tone.
GUITAR OUTPUT jack
If desired, you can output just the normal pickup sound of the
guitar.
An expression pedal or a control pedal can be connected to
these jacks. A connected pedal can be used for controlling
parameters.
Built-in EXP pedal and CTL pedal
The function of the built-in EXP pedal and CTL pedal can be
specified for each patch. For example, the EXP pedal can
function as a wah pedal in one patch, and a volume pedal in
another patch.
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How to use this manual
This manual is broadly divided into eight chapters that explain operations and functions you will use during normal playing, as
well as how to make various settings. You’ll get the most from this manual by reading its chapters in order.
An alphabetical index is provided at the end of the manual. Refer to it if you encounter an unfamiliar term as you operate the VG88.
■ Chapter 1.
Preparations for playing
This chapter explains how to install the GK-2A/GK-3
divided pickup on your guitar, connect it to the VG-88, and
play sounds. The VG-88 has a rich array of amazing
functionality. However, if connections and settings are not
made correctly, this potential will not be fully realized.
Please be sure to read this chapter before you turn on the
VG-88’s power.
It is very easy to operate the VG-88. If you master the
contents of this chapter, you will be able to select the internal
patches and enjoy all of the basic features of the VG-88.
■ Chapter 2.
Overview of the VG-88 — basic knowledge
This chapter provides an overview of the VG-88. It explains
how the VG-88 produces sound, and describes its signal flow
– the way in which sound travels through the VG-88’s
sections.
■ Chapter 3.
Creating sounds — basic section
Once you are able to play the internal patches, you can try
creating your own patches to suit any song you are playing.
This chapter explains the meaning of each patch parameter,
the basic editing procedure, and how to save a patch that you
create.
■ Chapter 4.
Creating sounds — advanced section
In addition to the functions explained in Chapter 3, the VG88 has many other advanced capabilities that are worth
learning to use. This chapter explains using these various
functions – you will find them to be convenient when editing
patches.
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■ Chapter 5. Parameter guide
This chapter provides details about the VG-88’s patch
parameters and system parameters, organized by screen.
This information will be useful when you wish to set up the
VG-88 system for use with external devices, or when
constructing a new patch. You can read the appropriate
section when the need arises.
■ Chapter 6.
Changing the system settings
This chapter explains how to make global settings for the
entire VG-88.
■ Chapter 7. Using MIDI
The VG-88 provides MIDI connectors: IN and OUT. Using
MIDI, you can control the VG-88 from an external MIDI
device. You can also transmit VG-88 patch parameters or
system parameters to save them in an external MIDI storage
device.
This chapter explains how to use the VG-88 with external
devices using MIDI.
■ Chapter 8. Appendices
This chapter provides an assortment of information not
already covered in the previous chapters.
IMPORTANT NOTES
291b
In addition to the items listed under “IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” and “USING THE UNIT SAFELY” on pages 2
and 3, please read and observe the following:
Power Supply
Memory Backup
301
501b
• Do not use this unit on the same power circuit with any
device that will generate line noise (such as an electric
motor or variable lighting system).
• This unit contains a battery which powers the unit’s
memory circuits while the main power is off. When this
battery becomes weak, the message shown below will
appear in the display. Once you see this message, have the
battery replaced with a fresh one as soon as possible to
avoid the loss of all data in memory. To have the battery
replaced, consult with your retailer, the nearest Roland
Service Center, or an authorized Roland distributor, as
listed on the “Information” page.
“BATTERY LOW”
307
• Before connecting this unit to other devices, turn off the
power to all units. This will help prevent malfunctions
and/or damage to speakers or other devices.
Placement
351
• Using the unit near power amplifiers (or other equipment
containing large power transformers) may induce hum. To
alleviate the problem, change the orientation of this unit; or
move it farther away from the source of interference.
352a
• This device may interfere with radio and television
reception. Do not use this device in the vicinity of such
receivers.
352b
• Noise may be produced if wireless communications
devices, such as cell phones, are operated in the vicinity of
this unit. Such noise could occur when receiving or initiating a call, or while conversing. Should you experience
such problems, you should relocate such wireless devices
so they are at a greater distance from this unit, or switch
them off.
355
• To avoid possible breakdown, do not use the unit in a wet
area, such as an area exposed to rain or other moisture.
Additional Precautions
551
• Please be aware that the contents of memory can be
irretrievably lost as a result of a malfunction, or the improper
operation of the unit. To protect yourself against the risk of
loosing important data, we recommend that you periodically
save a backup copy of important data you have stored in the
unit’s memory in another MIDI device (e.g., a sequencer).
552
• Unfortunately, it may be impossible to restore the contents of
data that was stored in the unit’s memory or another MIDI
device (e.g., a sequencer) once it has been lost. Roland Corporation assumes no liability concerning such loss of data.
553
• Use a reasonable amount of care when using the unit’s
buttons, sliders, or other controls; and when using its jacks
and connectors. Rough handling can lead to malfunctions.
554
• Never strike or apply strong pressure to the display.
Maintenance
402
• Never use benzine, thinners, alcohol or solvents of any
kind, to avoid the possibility of discoloration and/or deformation.
Repairs and Data
452
• Please be aware that all data contained in the unit’s
memory may be lost when the unit is sent for repairs.
Important data should always be backed up in another
MIDI device (e.g., a sequencer), or written down on paper
(when possible). During repairs, due care is taken to avoid
the loss of data. However, in certain cases (such as when
circuitry related to memory itself is out of order), we regret
that it may not be possible to restore the data, and Roland
assumes no liability concerning such loss of data.
556
• When connecting / disconnecting all cables, grasp the
connector itself—never pull on the cable. This way you will
avoid causing shorts, or damage to the cable’s internal
elements.
557
• A small amount of heat will radiate from the unit during
normal operation.
558a
• To avoid disturbing your neighbors, try to keep the unit’s
volume at reasonable levels. You may prefer to use
headphones, so you do not need to be concerned about
those around you (especially when it is late at night).
559a
• When you need to transport the unit, package it in the box
(including padding) that it came in, if possible. Otherwise,
you will need to use equivalent packaging materials.
561
• Use only the specified expression pedal (EV-5; sold
separately). By connecting any other expression pedals, you
risk causing malfunction and/or damage to the unit.
562
• Use a cable from Roland to make the connection. If using
some other make of connection cable, please note the
following precautions.
• Some connection cables contain resistors. Do not use
cables that incorporate resistors for connecting to this
unit. The use of such cables can cause the sound level to
be extremely low, or impossible to hear. For information
on cable specifications, contact the manufacturer of the
cable.
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Front and Rear Panels
Front Panel
fig.0-01
8
9
1
3
2
6
4
22
5
7
10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
20
19
18
21
1. LED Display
16.NAME/CHAIN Button
2. LCD Display
17.EZ EDIT Button
3. VALUE Dial
18.TUNER Button
4. OUTPUT LEVEL Knob
19.BANK Pedals
5. OUTPUT SELECT Button
20.Number Pedals
6. Function Buttons
21.CTL (control) Pedal
7. PAGE Buttons
22.EXP (expression) Pedal
8. EXIT Button
9. WRITE Button
10.CURSOR Buttons
11.COSM GUITAR Button
12.COSM AMP Button
13.EFFECTS Button
14.LEVEL/BPM/KEY Button
15.PEDAL/ASSIGN Button
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When you operate the expression pedal, please
be careful not to get your fingers pinched
between the movable part and the panel.
In households with small children, an adult
should provide supervision until the child is
capable of following all the rules essential for
the safe operation of the unit.
Front and Rear Panels
Rear Panel
fig.0-02
23
24
25
26 27
28
29
30
23.GK IN Jack
24.GUITAR Jacks
25.OUTPUT Jacks
26.PHONES Jack
27.SUB EXP PEDAL/SUB CTL 1,2 (sub expression pedal/sub control pedal) Jack
28.MIDI Connectors
29.POWER Switch
30.AC Inlet
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Chapter 1. Preparations for playing
Attaching the GK-2A/GK-3 to your guitar
First, you will need to attach the GK-2A/GK-3 divided
pickup to your guitar. To learn how, refer to the owner’s
manual for the GK-2A/GK-3.
About the GK-2A/GK-3 select switch
When using the VG-88, you can control the balance between
the divided pickup and the normal pickup for each patch.
We recommend that you normally leave the select switch in
the “MIX” position.
The GK-2A/GK-3 cannot be used with the following types of
guitar. (When attached to one of these guitars, the GK-2A/
GK-3 will not function correctly.)
• Guitars with unconventional string structures, such as
twelve-string guitars or pedal steel guitars
• Guitars that use nylon or gut strings
• Bass guitars
• Other guitars that, for structural reasons, have no location
where the GK-2A/GK-3 divided pickup can be attached
correctly
About the SYNTH VOL knob of the GK-2A
When using the VG-88, various functions can be assigned to
the SYNTH VOL knob of the GK-2A.
If the SYNTH VOL knob is programmed to control a
parameter other than the volume of the VG-88, the SYNTH
VOL knob will no longer control the volume of the VG-88.
If using a guitar equipped with a GK-3, substitute “GK
Volume knob” (of the GK-3) wherever “SYNTH VOL knob”
(of the GK-2A) appears in this document.
Connecting an amp etc.
Before you make connections
In order to play the VG-88, you will need the following
equipment.
• A guitar on which the GK-2A/GK-3 has been installed
• Amp/speaker or headphones
The following equipment will add additional functionality to
your VG-88 system.
• External expression pedal (sold separately: Roland EV-5,
BOSS FV-300L)
• External pedal switch (sold separately: Roland DP-2,
BOSS FS-5U)
After you have prepared your guitar — by installing the GK-2A/GK-3 — connect your equipment as shown in the following diagram.
fig.1-01
d
Rolan
Guitar with GK-2A or GK-3
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Speakers with Amplifier
Chapter 1. Preparations for playing
About the GUITAR INPUT jack
When connecting a guitar to the VG-88 without C-13A/B
cable, use the GUITAR INPUT jack.
About the OUTPUT jack
When connecting a guitar amp to the OUTPUT jacks, use the
guitar amp’s MAIN IN jack or RETURN jack.
Use only the specified expression pedal (EV-5 or BOSS FV300L; sold separately). By connecting any other expression
pedals, you risk causing malfunction and/or damage to the
unit.
If your guitar amp does not have a MAIN IN jack or
RETURN jack, connect it to the guitar input jack (INPUT).
About the GUITAR OUT jack
As desired, connect your amp or mixer to the GUITAR OUT
jack.
When connecting a FS-5U, set the polarity switch as
described below.
fig.1-01a
Polarity switch
* Since you can output only the original guitar sound from the
GUITAR OUT jack, use the jack when you wish to process
just the guitar sound through an external effects device.
* If you are using the normal guitar input jack of the GK-2A/
GK-3, set the GK-2A/GK-3 select switch to “MIX.” If the
select switch is set to “SYNTH (GK),” the signal from
GUITAR OUT will be muted (silenced).
* Even when headphones are connected to the PHONES jack,
sound will still be output from the OUTPUT jack and the
GUITAR OUT jack.
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Chapter 1
To prevent malfunction and/or damage to speakers or other
devices, always turn down the volume, and turn off the
power on all devices before making any connections.
Chapter 1. Preparations for playing
About the screen display (Basic operation)
Depending on the screen, the parameters may occupy two or
more screen pages. The page icon is shown in the upper right
of the screen.
fig.2-02
page icon
Edit Multiple Parameters Simultaneously
For parameters which can be set independently for each
string, you can simultaneously increase/decrease the
settings for each string.
For example if you wish to set the shift amount of
Polyphonic Pitch Shift to the same setting for all strings,
this function means that you don’t have to repeat the
procedure for each string.
This function is available for the following parameters.
fig.1-02
SYSTEM:
PICKUP<->BRIDGE
SENSITIVITY
3
2
1. Use PAGE [
1
][
2
] to switch pages.
2. Use [F1]–[F6] to select parameters.
* You can also use [CURSOR] to select parameters.
3. Turn [VALUE] to select the desired value.
* If you wish to save a newly created or modified patch, refer to
“Saving a sound (patch) you created” (p. 25).
COSM GUITAR:
PT SHIFT SHIFT#1–6
PT SHIFT FINE#1–6
PT SHIFT HARMO#1–6
PT SHIFT E.LEVEL#1–6
PT SHIFT D.LEVEL#1–6
TUNE SHIFT#1–6
PAN STRING#1–6
PD SHIFT STRING#1–6
OCT -1OCT#1–6
OCT -2OCT#1–6
OCT DIR#1–6
1. Access the page that contains the parameter you
wish to modify.
2. Move the cursor to the parameter that you wish to
modify.
3. At this time, [F1] – [F6] will correspond to strings
numbers 1 – 6. While holding down the function
button for the desired string, press [F1] – [F6] that
you wish to modify simultaneously.
fig.1-02a
4. Press any button to cancel setting.
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Turning on the power and tuning your guitar
■ Tuning your guitar
Here’s how to use the VG-88’s tuner function to tune your
guitar.
Once the connections have been completed (p. 14,15), turn on
power to your various devices in the order specified. By
turning on devices in the wrong order, you risk causing
malfunction and/or damage to speakers and other devices.
fig.1-04
2
1. Turn the VG-88’s POWER switch to the “ON” position to
turn on its power.
The display will light, and the following screen will appear.
This display is referred to as the “Play page.”
fig.1-03
2
2
1,7
* When the power is turned on, the last-selected patch number
will be selected.
1. Press [TUNER]. This turns on the Tuner function.
fig.1-05
The procedures described in the owner's manual are
performed from the Play page, which you can access by
pressing [EXIT] several times.
2. Use the function buttons to make the following settings.
This unit is equipped with a protection circuit. A brief
interval (a few seconds) after power up is required before the
unit will operate normally.
2. Turn on the power of your connected audio devices,
such as your guitar amp or mixer.
Press the button ([F4] [F6]) for the function that you wish
to set, and then turn [VALUE] to select the desired value.
* If you do not need to make these settings — perhaps the values
you want are already selected — this procedure is not
necessary. Proceed to Step 3.
[F4] (PITCH: 435Hz – 445Hz)
Specify the standard pitch.
* With the factory settings, this is set to “440 Hz.”
* Effects controlled with the KEY parameter make reference to
this standard pitch.
What is Standard pitch?
“Standard pitch” refers to the frequency of the A4 note
— middle A on a piano — of the instrument serving as
the reference pitch for tuning.
[F6] (MUTE OFF, MUTE ON)
Select whether or not sound will be output to the
connected device (e.g., amp) as you tune.
MUTE OFF: Sound will be output.
MUTE ON: Sound will not be output.
* With the factory settings, this is set to “MUTE OFF.”
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■ Turning on the power of the VG-88
Chapter 1. Preparations for playing
3. Play a single unfretted note on the string you wish to
5. While watching the display, adjust the tuning until only
tune.
the middle indicator (tuned) is lit.
The note name closest to the string you played will
appear in the LED display.
* Cleanly play a single note only on the string that you wish to tune.
fig.1-06
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
6. Repeat steps 3 – 5 to tune all the strings.
* When tuning a guitar that has a tremolo arm, tuning one
string may cause the other strings to go out of tune. In such
cases, first tune the strings to the approximate pitch (so that
the note name is displayed), and then keep tuning each string
until they are all in tune.
7. When you have finished tuning, press [TUNER] or
[EXIT].
4. Adjust the tuning until the note name of the string you
played appears in the display.
Specify the driver settings
The sound quality of the VG-88 is dramatically affected by
how the divided pickup is installed. To ensure that the VG88 always plays with the best possible sound quality, you
must adjust the pickup driver settings. These settings
provide the VG-88 with information that allows it to
compensate for, and minimize, any unevenness in sound due
to the nature of the divided pickup’s installation.
1. Press [F6] (SYSTEM). The System screen will appear.
fig.1-14
2. Press [F1] (DRIVER). The driver setting screen will
appear.
If you have two or more guitars that you wish to use with the
VG-88, you must enter driver settings for the divided pickup
of each guitar. For each guitar, use the following procedure.
Settings for up to five guitars can be made and stored.
When playing the VG-88, driver settings are extremely
important to the final sound quality. You must be sure to set
these parameters correctly.
fig.1-08
3,4,5,6,7,8
3. Specify the driver settings.
Move the cursor to “SETTING.” Use [VALUE] to select
the driver settings for your guitar. There are five setting
memories (A–E), allowing you to save five setups
comprised of the values you select in the following Steps
4–7.
You can simply select the appropriate driver setting
whenever you switch guitars so that the optimal settings for
that guitar are immediately available.
2
1
10
3,4,5,6,7,8
4. Select the driver type.
Move the cursor to “TYPE.” Use [VALUE] to select the
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fig.1-10
type of divided pickup that is installed on your guitar.
Chapter 1. Preparations for playing
6. Specify the scale length.
fig.1-10a
fig.1-10d
GK-2A:
Make this setting if you are using a GK-2A/GK-3
divided pickup.
GK-2:
Make this setting if you are using a GK-2 divided
pickup.
PIEZO:
Make this setting if you are using a piezo divided
pickup.
* Select the Piezo setting if you are using a piezo-type pickup.
A piezo-type pickup uses a piezo-electric sensor attached to the
bridge of the guitar to detect the vibrations of the strings.
7. Specify whether or not the functions of the GK-2A/GK-3
switches S1 and S2 will be exchanged.
Move the cursor to “S1/S2 POSITION,” and use
[VALUE] to select the setting.
fig.1-10f
5. Specify the direction in which the pickup is attached.
Move the cursor to “DIRECTION.” Use [VALUE] to
specify the direction in which the pickup is attached on
your guitar.
NORMAL: The switch functions will be left as they are.
REVERSE: The S1 switch and S2 switch will be
exchanged.
fig.1-10b
8. Specify the distance from the pickup to the bridge.
NORMAL:
In this direction, the cable exits on the side of string 6.
REVERSE:
In this direction, the cable exits on the side of string 1.
Press [PAGE
] to move to Page 2.
Move the cursor to “PU↔BRIDGE <1>–<6>.” Use a ruler
or tape measure to actually measure along each string
from the center of the divided pickup to the bridge.
Specify the result as the length in millimeters for each
string.
* When TYPE is set to PIEZO, this setting is ignored.
fig.1-10c
fig.1-10e
NORMAL
string 1
string 6
fig.1-12
string 6
string 1
REVERSE
string 6
string 1
String
Pickup
Bridge
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Move the cursor to “SCALE.” Use [VALUE] to specify
the scale length of your guitar (the length from the
bridge to the nut). Select the closest value in the range of
620–660 mm (ST=648mm, LP=628mm).
Chapter 1. Preparations for playing
9. If you will be using two or more guitars to play the VG88, repeat Steps 4–7 to enter the driver settings for each
guitar.
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER). The driver setting screen will
appear.
fig.1-15
10.When you have finished making all of your settings,
press [EXIT]. You will return to Play page.
* These settings are required when you newly install a divided
pickup on your guitar, or after you have adjusted the height of
a divided pickup. Once you have made the correct settings,
they will be saved even when the power is turned off. You do
not need to redo these settings each time you play.
* If you are using the VG-88 with a guitar other than the one
you used previously, go to Step 4 and select the appropriate
driver setting A–E for the guitar you are currently using.
Then press [EXIT] to return to Play page.
■ Adjusting the pickup sensitivity
for each string
Adjust the pickup sensitivity for each string according to
how the GK-2A/GK-3 divided pickup was installed.
4. Press [PAGE
] several times to access Page 3.
fig.1-16
string 1
string 6
5. Press [F6] to select String 6.
6. Play String 6 on your guitar.
Level indicators will appear beginning from the left,
corresponding to how strongly you play the string.
fig.1-17
string 1
If you will be using two or more guitars to play the VG-88,
you must adjust the sensitivity for the divided pickup of each
guitar. For each guitar, turn off the power of the VG-88,
connect the guitar, and perform the following procedure.
Settings for up to five guitars can be entered and stored.
fig.1-13
7
7. Turn [VALUE] to adjust the sensitivity.
Set the sensitivity as high as possible without allowing
the large level indicator at the far right to appear when
you play the loudest/hardest note that you will play in
actual performance.
* If the large level indicator at the far right appears, the
maximum level has been exceeded and you must lower the
sensitivity.
3
2,5
1,10 4
1. Make sure that you are in Play page.
If you are not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM). The System screen will appear.
fig.1-14
string 6
* Depending on the guitar that you use, the level indicator may
reach the maximum even if you set sensitivity to the minimum
setting. If this occurs, increase the distance between the GK2A/GK-3 divided pickup and the string so that it is greater
than specified.
8. In the same way, adjust the sensitivity of Strings 5–1.
9. Next, play Strings 6–1 as softly as possible. If any string
produces a particularly loud sound, lower the sensitivity
for that string in order to minimize volume differences
between strings.
10.When you have finished setting the sensitivity of all of
the strings, press [EXIT].
You will return to Play page.
* These settings are required when you newly install a divided
pickup on your guitar, or after you have adjusted the height of
a divided pickup. Once you have made the correct settings,
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* If you are using the VG-88 with a guitar other than the one
you used previously, go to Step 3 and select the appropriate
driver setting A–E for the guitar you are currently using.
Then press [PLAY] to return to Play page.
■ Matching the phase of the GK
pickup and the guitar pickup
Unless the phase of the GK pickup and the pickup of the
guitar are matched, they will partially cancel each other out
when they are mixed, adversely affecting the tone or volume.
■ Name the GK pickup settings
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [F1] (SETTING). Select the SETTING item that you
wish to set.
5. Use [CURSOR
] to move the cursor to the name of the
settings.
fig.6-03a
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [F5] (GT PU PHASE).
fig.1-10g
6. Use [F1] – [F6] and [VALUE] to assign a name.
[F1] (
) : Return the cursor to the left.
[F2] (
) : Advance the cursor to the right.
[F3] (
) : Advance the cursor to the end.
[F4] (SPACE): A space will be inserted at the cursor
location, and the cursor will move one space to the right.
[F5] (DELETE): Delete a character and move the
subsequent text forward.
5. While playing String 6, turn [VALUE] and select the
position that does not cause the volume of the lowfrequency range to diminish significantly.
NORMAL: The phase will remain unchanged.
INVERSE: The phase will be inverted.
[F6] (A, a, 1, ■): Switch between inputting “uppercase
characters,” “lowercase characters,” “numerals,” and
“symbols.”
* Press [CURSOR
page.
] several times to return to the previous
Playing the VG-88 (adjusting the output level)
■ Selecting the connected equipment
Select the type of equipment that is connected to the VG-88.
* If you have connected a guitar amp, refer to “About the
OUTPUT jack” (p. 15).
1. Press [OUTPUT SELECT] to select the output device.
* While the OUTPUT SELECT screen is displayed, you can
also rotate [VALUE] to select this.
fig.1-18
GUITAR AMP:
If you have connected the VG-88 to the guitar input
jack (INPUT) of a guitar amp
COMBO:
Combo type (single unit containing amp and speaker)
STACK:
Stack type (amp and speaker are separate)
POWER AMP+SP/RETURN:
If you have connected the VG-88 to the RETURN jack
or MAIN IN jack of a guitar amp
COMBO:
Combo type (single unit containing amp and speaker)
STACK:
Stack type (amp and speaker are separate)
LINE/PHONES:
If you have connected the VG-88 to a mixer or MTR
(multitrack recorder), or are using headphones
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they will be saved even when the power is turned off. You do
not need to redo these settings each time you play.
Chapter 1. Preparations for playing
■ Playing the VG-88
Now let’s actually play the VG-88.
1. Make sure that you are in Play page.
If you are not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
3. Turn the VG-88’s [OUTPUT LEVEL].
fig.1-19a
2. Set the select switch of the GK-2A/GK-3 to “MIX.”
fig.1-19
GK-2A
* The VG-88’s EXP pedal, or the GK-2A’s SYNTH VOL knob
are set to “MASTER LEVEL,” operate the EXP pedal or
SYNTH VOL knob.
GK-3
4. Play your guitar.
The VG-88 will sound using the currently selected patch.
Changing sounds (patches)
What is Patches?
The VG-88 contains 260 different sounds. Each of these is
called a patch.
■ How patch numbers are organized
In Play page, patch numbers (bank, number) and patch
names are displayed as follows.
fig.1-21
Patch Number
(Bank – Number)
Patch Name
User Patch/
Preset Patch
User patches
When the VG-88 is shipped from the factory, it contains 100
user patches. You are free to modify, delete, or create these
anew.
1-1
2-1 . . . . . 25-1
1-2
2-2 . . . . . 25-2
1-3
2-3 . . . . . 25-3
1-4
2-4 . . . . . 25-4
Preset patches
There are two types of patches: user patches and preset
patches.
The VG-88 contains 160 preset patches.
26-1 27-1 . . . . . 65-1
26-2 27-2 . . . . . 65-2
26-3 27-3 . . . . . 65-3
26-4 27-4 . . . . . 65-4
Preset patches can be edited — i.e., you can modify their
settings — but cannot be saved again as presets. If you wish
to save a modified preset patch, you must store it as a new
user patch.
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Chapter 1. Preparations for playing
■ Using pedals to change
patches
Here’s how you can change from one patch to the next one.
This method is convenient during a live performance or in
the studio. You can press pedals to specify the bank and
number.
If the System parameter “DIAL” is set to “VALUE ONLY,”
[VALUE] cannot be used to select patches.
1. Make sure that you are in Play page.
If you set the System parameter “BANK AREA,” patches will
change within the specified bank area.
If you are not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Turn [VALUE] to change patches.
Turning [VALUE] toward the right will select the nextnumbered patch; turning it toward the left will select the
previous-numbered patch.
fig.1-22
1. Make sure that you are in Play page.
If you are not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Select the patch bank.
Use [BANK ▼] [BANK ▲] to select the desired bank.
* If you do not need to leave the currently selected bank, this
step is not necessary. Proceed to Step 3.
fig.1-23
3. Select the patch number.
Use number pedals [1]–[4] to select the desired patch.
fig.1-24
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■ Using the VALUE dial to
change patches
Chapter 2. Overview of the VG-88 — basic knowledge
How the VG-88 produces sound
The most basic setup for playing sounds on the VG-88 consists of the VG-88 itself and a guitar on which the GK-2A/GK-3 has
been installed. Here we will provide a simple explanation of how the VG-88 produces sound.
fig.2-01
=
Guitar sound quality
+
Pickup
+
Guitar amp head
+
Speakers
+...
Microphone
■ COSM GUITAR
■ COSM AMP
This analyzes the principal components of an electric guitar,
and precisely simulates the function of each of the
components. The number and type of pickups, the number of
strings, the tuning, and each element that plays a part in
creating the tone of a guitar is digitally added to the
vibration produced by the strings of your guitar.
This allows the conditions surrounding the guitar to be
simulated as well, including the type of amp head, and the
positioning of the speakers and mic.
In addition, the VG-88 detects each string’s pitch and
enveloping — the “shape” of the sound. These characteristics
are then digitally applied to the current patch’s waveform,
causing it to sound with all of the nuances of your guitar
performance.
As a result, you can select from a wide variety of
combinations of pickups, guitars, amps, and speakers.
Using just your own guitar, you can produce the sounds of
dozens of other very different guitars.
You can also closely imitate the guitar sounds used on
famous hit songs played by famous musicians. And you can
take advantage of expressive possibilities that go far beyond
the limits of conventional guitars.
The sounds produced by the COSM guitar and COSM amp
can be mixed with the original guitar sound, and then
processed using the VG-88’s multi-effect unit to put the
finishing touches on your sound.
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Chapter 3. Creating sounds — basic section
Saving a sound (patch) you created (the Write operation)
The sound settings you modify are initially only temporary.
When you select another patch, the modified settings will
return to their original, unmodified values.
1. Press [WRITE]. The Write screen will appear.
fig.3-11
If you wish to preserve your new settings, you must perform
a Write operation to save the newly created patch.
fig.3-10
2
2. Turn [VALUE] to select the desired number location for
the new patch.
3. If you wish to proceed with the saving of the new patch,
press [WRITE].
1,3
* If you prefer not to save the patch, press [EXIT]. You will
return to Play page.
4. After you press [WRITE], the display will indicate
“NOW WRITING,” the patch will be saved, and you will
return to Play page.
Rearranging the order of patches (the Exchange function)
Use this when you wish to swap, or “exchange,” the memory
location of two user patches.
1. Make sure that you are in Play page.
If you are not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM). The System screen will appear.
fig.1-14
It is not possible to change the order of preset patches.
fig.3-01
5,7
3. Press [F6] (EXCHANGE). The Exchange screen will
appear.
4
6
fig.3-03
2,3,8
4. Press [F1] (PATCH A).
5. Turn [VALUE] to select one of the patches that you wish
to exchange.
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By pressing [F6] (EXCHANGE) you can move to the
Exchange screen (p. 25).
Chapter 3. Creating sounds — basic section
6. Press [F4] (PATCH B).
7. Turn [VALUE] to select the other patch that you wish to
exchange.
fig.3-05
8. Press [F6] (EXCHANGE) to exchange the patches.
The display will indicate “NOW EXCHANGING.”
9. When you have finished exchange, press [EXIT] two
times. You will return to Play page.
Very simple sound editing (EZ Edit function)
This method lets you create a sound by selecting one of the
preset sounds and adjusting only four parameters (DRIVE,
TONE, MOD, DELAY). Since you can also start with a patch
and modify it, it's easy to create the desired sound even if
you are not sure of the effect or settings of each effect unit.
The preset sounds are classified into several Types, and each
type has several Colors.
1. Press [EZ EDIT]. The EZ Edit screen will appear.
2. Press [F1] (TYPE), and turn [VALUE] to select the
desired TYPE.
* If you set type to “PATCH DATA,” you can create a sound
using the sound obtained by changing to the EZ Edit function.
ig.3-08
fig.3-07
2,3,4,5,6,7
2
4
3. Press [F4] (COLOR), and turn [VALUE] to select a sound.
5
* If you have set TYPE to “PATCH DATA,” it will not be
possible to change the COLOR.
4. Press [F2] (DRIVE), and turn [VALUE] to adjust the
amount of distortion or sustain.
3
6
7
1
* If you have TYPE set to “PATCH DATA,” then when
DRIVE is set to “PATCH DATA,” distortion and sustain are
set to the same amount set in the original Patch data.
5. Press [F3] (TONE), and turn [VALUE] to adjust the tone.
* If you have TYPE set to “PATCH DATA,” then when TONE
is set to “PATCH DATA,” distortion and sustain are set to
the same amount set in the original Patch data.
6. Press [F5] (MOD), and turn [VALUE] to adjust the depth
or modulation of the sound.
* If you have TYPE set to “PATCH DATA,” then when MOD
is set to “PATCH DATA,” distortion and sustain are set to
the same amount set in the original Patch data.
7. Press [F6] (DELAY), and turn [VALUE] to adjust the
reverberation of the sound.
* If you have TYPE set to “PATCH DATA,” then when
DELAY is set to “PATCH DATA,” distortion and sustain are
set to the same amount set in the original Patch data.
8. When you are finished creating the sound, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save your newly
created sound.
* If you do not want to save the sound, press [EXIT] to return to
Play page.
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COSM GUITAR settings
Here’s how to make COSM Guitar settings. You can adjust any of these settings to achieve the desired sound.
1. Press [COSM GUITAR].
5. Turn [VALUE] to select either “ON/OFF” or “PRESET”
in each group.
fig.4-01
fig.4-02a
fig.4-02
fig.4-02b
2. Press [F1] (ON/OFF) to switch COSM GUITAR on or off.
* You can also turn [VALUE] to switch this on or off.
3. Press [F4] (TYPE), and use [VALUE] to select the COSM
further detail, press “EDIT” to move to their edit screen.
and use [VALUE] to select the desired value for the
parameter.
“COSM GUITAR — TYPE” (p. 36)
•VARI GT
•OPEN TUNE
•POLY DIST
•POLY SG
•FILTER-BASS
•PWM
•BRASS
•ACOUSTIC
•12STRINGS
•POLY COMP
•BOWED
•PIPE
•CRYSTAL
•NYLON STRINGS
•PD SHIFT
•POLY OCT
•DUAL
•SOLO
•ORGAN
8. Adjust parameters until you achieve the sound you
want.
9. When you have finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save the newly
created sound.
* If you do not wish to save the sound, press [EXIT] to return to
Play page.
].
* Pages 2 and following are the sections that determine the tone
of the [COSM GUITAR]. Each time you press [PAGE
],
you will move to the screen containing the next group of
parameters. You can also move to the next group of parameters
by pressing [COSM GUITAR].
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7. Press [F1]–[F6] for the parameter that you wish to adjust,
GUITAR type.
4. Press [PAGE
6. If you wish to edit the parameters within a group in
Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section
COSM AMP settings
Here’s how to make COSM Amp settings. Adjust these settings until you get the sound you want.
1. Press [COSM AMP].
4. Press [PAGE
fig.4-03
].
* Each time you press [PAGE
], you will proceed to the
screen containing the next group of parameters. You can also
move to the next group of parameters by pressing [COSM
AMP].
5. Press [F1]–[F6] for the parameter that you wish to adjust,
fig.4-04
and use [VALUE] to select the desired value for the
parameter.
6. Adjust the parameter settings until you achieve the
sound you desire.
7. When you are finished making settings, perform the
2. Press [F1] (ON/OFF) to switch COSM AMP on or off.
* You can also switch this on or off by turning [VALUE].
3. Press [F4] (TYPE), and use [VALUE] to select the COSM
AMP type.
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save your newly
created sound.
* If you do not wish to save your sound, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
“COSM AMP — TYPE” (p. 46)
•JC-120
•MATCH DRIVE
•BG LEAD
•MS1959(I+II)
•METAL DRIVE
•CLEAN TWIN
•VO DRIVE
•MS1959(I)
•SLDN LEAD
•ACOUSTIC
•CRUNCH
•BLUES
•MS1959(II)
•METAL 5150
EFFECTS settings
Here’s how to make effect settings. You can adjust these settings as necessary to get the sound you want.
1. Press [EFFECTS].
fig.4-05
3. Turn [VALUE] to select either “ON/OFF” or “PRESET.”
4. Use [F4]–[F6] to select the effect that you wish to adjust.
5. Press [F1]–[F6] for the parameter that you wish to adjust,
and turn [VALUE] to select the desired value for the
parameter.
fig.4-06
6. Adjust the parameter settings until you achieve the
sound you want.
7. When you are finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save your newly
created sound.
2. Use [F1]–[F3] to turn each effect on or off.
* Each time you press [PAGE
], you will proceed to the
screen containing the next group of parameters. You can also
press [EFFECT] to proceed to the next group of parameters.
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* If you do not wish to save your sound, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section
Setting the tempo and key of the song you will perform
You can specify the tempo and key of the song that you will be performing.
1. Press [LEVEL/BPM/KEY].
fig.4-07
2. Press [F2] (BPM), and turn [VALUE] to set the tempo.
* If you wish to use BPM to control a patch parameter, set the
effect parameter to “BPM – .”
* If you are using MIDI SYNC, increase the BPM value until
“MIDI” appears in the display.
3. At quarter-note beats, press [F5] (BPM TAP) three or
fig.4-08
more times at the desired tempo.
The tempo will be calculated automatically, and set to
the interval at which you pressed the button.
4. Press [F3] (KEY), and use [VALUE] to specify the KEY of
the COSM guitar and the Harmonist effect.
* For details on setting the level, refer to “Adjust the volume
level of the patch” (p. 35).
5. When you have finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
Adjust these settings if you would like to use the VG-88’s EXP pedal or CTL pedal, a pedal connected to the VG-88, or an external
MIDI device to control parameters as you play.
Turn on the effect that contains the parameter you wish to control.
■ Setting the function of the VG-88’s built-in EXP pedal
1. Press [PEDAL/ASSIGN].
3. Press [F4] (EDIT).
fig.4-09
fig.4-11
fig.4-10
4. Press [F1] (TARGET), and turn [VALUE] to select the
target.
5. Press [F4] (MIN), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
minimum value.
2. Press [F1] (ON/OFF) to turn the EXP pedal function on
or off.
* You can also switch this by turning [VALUE].
6. Press [F5] (MAX), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
maximum value.
7. When you have finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
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Chapter 4
Setting the pedal functions (EXP/CTL/GK VOL/GK SW)
Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section
■ Setting the function of the VG88’s built-in CTL pedal
■ Setting the GK VOL function
1. Press [PEDAL/ASSIGN].
1. Press [PEDAL/ASSIGN].
fig.4-12
fig.4-15
fig.4-10
fig.4-10
2. Press [F1] (ON/OFF) to switch the CTL pedal function
* Set SYNTH VOL in GK FUNK to “ASSIGNABLE.”
2. Press [F3] (ON/OFF) to switch the GK VOL function on
on or off.
* You can also switch this by turning [VALUE].
or off.
* You can also switch this on or off by turning [VALUE].
fig.4-13
fig.4-16
3. Press [F5] (EDIT).
3. Press [F6] (EDIT).
fig.4-14a
fig.4-17
4. Press [F1] (TARGET), and turn [VALUE] to select the
4. Press [F1] (TARGET), and turn [VALUE] to select the
target.
5. Press [F4] (MIN), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
minimum value.
6. Press [F5] (MAX), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
maximum value.
7. Press [F6] (MODE), and turn [VALUE] to select the
desired mode.
8. When you have finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
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target.
5. Press [F4] (MIN), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
minimum value.
6. Press [F5] (MAX), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
maximum value.
7. When you have finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section
■ Setting the GK SW function
■ Setting the Assign functions
1. Press [PEDAL/ASSIGN].
Control assign settings are needed for controlling the
parameters by using the EXP pedal or CTL pedal on the VG88 or an external pedal or MIDI device. You can set up to 8
different functions (assign numbers 1 – 8) to each patch
number to determine which controller should control which
parameter.
fig.4-18
Here’s how to make Assign 1 settings. Adjust these settings
as needed for your application.
fig.4-10
1. Press [PEDAL/ASSIGN].
fig.4-21
2. Press [PAGE
] to move to Page 2.
fig.4-19a
fig.4-10
Chapter 4
3. Press [F1] (ON/OFF) to switch the GK SW function on or
off.
* You can also switch this by turning [VALUE].
2. Press [PAGE
] to move to Page 2.
fig.4-19a
4. Press [F4] (EDIT).
fig.4-20
3. Press [F2] (ON/OFF) to switch the Assign function on or
off.
5. Press [F1] (TARGET), and turn [VALUE] to select the
target.
* You can also switch this by turning [VALUE].
fig.4-22a
6. Press [F4] (MIN), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
minimum value.
7. Press [F5] (MAX), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
maximum value.
8. Press [F6] (MODE), and turn [VALUE] to select the
desired mode.
4. Press [F5].
fig.4-23
* If MODE is set to “TOGGLE,” the S1 switch and S2 switch
will have the same function.
9. When you have finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
5. Press [F1] (TARGET), and turn [VALUE] to select the
target.
6. Press [F4] (MIN), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
minimum value.
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Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section
7. Press [F5] (MAX), and turn [VALUE] to specify the
maximum value.
8. Press [F3] (SOURCE), and turn [VALUE] to select the
desired source.
9. Press [F6] (MODE), and turn [VALUE] to select the
mode.
10.Press [PAGE
] to move to Page 2.
fig.4-23a
Active Range: Control value range
If a continuously variable controller such as an Expression
pedal has been selected as the control source, you can specify
the range of values which will affect the target parameter.
The value of the target parameter will not be affected by
controller movements outside this specified range, but will
remain at the “Maximum” or “Minimum” value.
fig.4-23b
Example; ACTIVE RANGE LO:
ACTIVE RANGE HI:
Controller
Amount of Change in
Parameter Value
100
127
Controller Parameter Value
127
100 %
Median
Max.
Value
Value
100
127
100
ON
11.Press [F1], and turn [VALUE] to specify the ACTIVE
RANGE LO value.
Min. Value
* If you press [F4] (LO SET), the source current value will be set.
* If you press [F5] (HI SET), the source current value will be set.
13.When you have finished making settings, perform the
OFF
0%
12.Press [F2], and turn [VALUE] to specify the ACTIVE
RANGE HI value.
Min.
Value
OFF
* If you are using an on/off control source such as a foot switch,
leave this setting at “LO: 0”, “HI: 127”. Other settings may
result in the value not changing.
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
* Perform the same procedure to make settings for Assign 2–8.
Exchanging the connection order of the internal multi-effect
and the COSM GUITAR/COSM AMP
1. Press [NAME/CHAIN].
fig.4-24
fig.4-25b
COSM guitar sound
from the GK pickup
Foot Volume
Normal pickup input
Noise Suppressor
Mixer Point
Modulation
COSM amp
Delay
Compressor/Limiter
Chorus
Wah
Reverb
fig.4-25
Equalizer
2. Press [F5] (CHAIN).
fig.4-25a
3. Use [CURSOR] to select the effect that you wish to move.
4. Turn [VALUE] to move the effect.
5. When you are finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
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Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section
Combining the normal input and GK input to create a sound
The COSM GUITAR lets you create sounds by combining the GK pickup with the normal pickup.
■ Setting the balance between
the GK pickup and the normal
pickup
■ Connecting the sound of the
GK pickup at the desired
location in the effects
1. Press [COSM GUITAR].
1. Press [NAME/CHAIN].
fig.4-26
fig.4-29
fig.4-27
fig.4-30
] twice to move to Page 3.
fig.4-28
2. Press [F5] (CHAIN).
Chapter 4
2. Press [PAGE
3. Use [CURSOR] to move to the mixer point.
fig.4-30a
Mixer point
3. Press [F6] (MIXER).
4. Press [F1] (BALANCE).
fig.4-28a
4. Turn [VALUE] to move the mixer point.
5. When you are finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
5. Turn [VALUE] to set the balance between the sounds of
the normal pickup and the cosm guitar.
CG: Cosm guitar
NP: Normal pickup
6. When you are finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
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Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section
Normal pickup sound
If you use the CHAIN function to place the COSM guitar at a
location other than the beginning, the normal pickup sound
that is processed from the beginning of the effect chain is
made available for output along with the normal pickup
sound that is added by the mixer of the COSM guitar.
By using this function, you can:
1. Route only the normal pickup sound through the amp
simulator to create sounds with a greater sense of “drive.”
2. Use the COSM guitar section to create sounds that
combine the divided pickup with the normal pickup
(for example, 12-string guitar sounds).
fig.4-30b
* If you wish have independent control of the volume with
“1” in the examples above, assign the SYNTH VOL knob
of the GK-2A to the effect level ahead of the COSM guitar.
(p. 67)
Assigning a name to the patch
4. Turn [VALUE] to select the desired character.
You can assign a name to a patch you create.
As you continue turning [VALUE], the character guide
will automatically change between uppercase letters,
lowercase letters, numerals, and symbols.
[F1]–[F6] have the following convenient functions.
1. Press [NAME/CHAIN].
fig.4-31
fig.4-32
[F1] (
) : Return the cursor to the left.
[F2] (
) : Advance the cursor to the right.
[F3] (
) : Advance the cursor to the end.
[F4] (SPACE): A space will be inserted at the cursor
location, and the cursor will move one space to the right.
[F5] (DELETE):
Delete a character and move the subsequent text forward.
[F6] (A, a, 1, ■):
Switch between inputting “uppercase characters,”
“lowercase characters,” “numerals,” and “symbols.”
2. Press [F4] (NAME).
fig.4-33
5. Repeat Steps 3–4 to create the patch name.
character
guide
3. Use [CURSOR] to move the cursor to the location at
which you want to select a character.
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6. When you have finished entering the patch name,
perform the Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save
them.
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
Chapter 4. Creating sounds — advanced section
Adjust the volume level of the patch
If the currently selected patch is louder or softer than other patches, you can adjust its level.
1. Press [LEVEL/BPM/KEY].
3. When you are finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
fig.4-34
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
As an alternative to the above method, you can also use a
function button in the Play page to adjust the volume level.
fig.4-35
1. Make sure that you are in Play page.
If you are not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F1] (MST LEV) and adjust the value.
2. Press [F1] (LEVEL), and turn [VALUE] to select the
3. When you are finished making settings, perform the
Write operation (p. 25) if you wish to save them.
desired value.
fig.4-36
* If you do not wish to save the settings, press [EXIT] to return
to Play page.
Chapter 4
Adjusting the sound of all patches collectively
You can make adjustments to the sound of all patches at the
same time.
1. Make sure that you are in Play page.
If you are not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F5] (GLOBAL).
fig.4-37
If, for example, the venue at which you are playing — e.g. a
live concert — is more reverberant than the location in which
you created the patches, you can use this function to globally
lower the VG-88’s reverb levels instead of individually
editing the reverb levels for each patch.
3. Press the parameter [F1]–[F5] that you wish to adjust,
and turn [VALUE] to select the desired value for the
parameter.
4. Adjust the parameters until you get the sound you want.
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Chapter 5. Parameter Guide
COSM GUITAR
By making settings for the various elements that make up the tone of a guitar, you can create a wide variety of sounds.
In addition to setting actual guitar parameters, such as pickup, body, and the pitch of each string, you can also emphasize the
overtone structure, or create sounds using polyphonic effects that process each string individually.
ON/OFF
Switches the COSM guitar on/off.
TYPE
Selects the COSM guitar type.
POLY DIST (polyphonic distortion guitar)
VARI GT (variable guitar)
This independently distorts the sound of each string to create
a sound that can be used for chordal playing.
This algorithm lets you make settings for the pickup, body,
and the pitch of each string to specify the sound of the guitar.
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
PITCH SHIFT (p. 39) BODY (p. 39)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
POLY DISTORTION (p. 41)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
POLY COMP (polyphonic compressor guitar)
This simulates the sound of an acoustic guitar.
This applies a compressor to each string, providing sustain
for single-note playing and preventing the volume from
diminishing when chords are played.
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
ACOUSTIC (acoustic guitar)
BODY (p. 39)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
POLY COMPRESSOR (p. 42)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
NYLON STRINGS (nylon string guitar)
POLY OCT (polyphonic octaver guitar)
This is the sound of nylon strings.
This instrument simulates an octave playing technique.
(PAGE2)
BODY (p. 39)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
POLY OCTAVE (p. 42)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
OPEN TUNE (open tune guitar)
POLY SG (polyphonic slow gear guitar)
This allows you to create open tunings by modifying the
pitch of each string.
This simulates a “violin-style” playing technique by fadingin the volume.
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
TUNE (p. 40)
BODY (p. 39)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
12STRINGS (12-string guitar)
POLY SLOW GEAR (p. 42)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
BOWED
This shifts the pitch of each string and adds it to the original
sound to simulate a 12-string guitar.
This Instrument represents stringed musical instruments
played with a bow.
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
(PAGE2)
FILTER (p. 43)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
DETUNE (p. 41)
BODY (p. 39)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
PD SHIFT (pedal pitch shift guitar)
This lets you use a pedal to change the pitch.
(PAGE2)
PICK UP (p. 37)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
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PD SHIFT (p. 41)
BODY (p. 39)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
P-BEND (p. 43)
SUSTAIN (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
DUAL
This Instrument takes the string vibration that is input and
adds both distortion and portions which have the pitch
glided.
(PAGE2)
FILTER (p. 43)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
GLIDE (p. 43)
SUSTAIN (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
Chapter 5. Parameter Guide
COSM GUITAR
FILTER-BASS
This Instrument is like a bass whose sound is passed through
a filter.
(PAGE2)
FILTER (p. 43)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
Simulates the characteristics of an electric guitar pickup.
COLOR (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
* Cannot be turned on/off.
MIXER (p. 45)
PRESET
PIPE
Select one of the pre-programmed types of pickup.
This Instrument produces sounds like a soft woodwind lead
instrument.
(PAGE2)
FILTER (p. 43)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
P-BEND (p. 43)
SUSTAIN (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
SOLO
This is a soft lead Instrument.
(PAGE2)
FILTER (p. 43)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
COLOR (p. 43)
SUSTAIN (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
PWM (pulse-width modulation)
This Instrument represents the pulse-width modulation
(PWM) of an analog synthesizer. The pulse width of the
waveform produced by the vibrating string is varied
cyclically to create a characteristic sound.
MOD (p. 44)
SUSTAIN (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
CRYSTAL
This is an Instrument providing a metallic luster.
(PAGE2)
ATTACK (p. 44)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
BODY LEV (p. 44)
SUSTAIN (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
ORGAN
This is a Long Tone Instrument suitable for playing solo
parts or slow songs. Like an organ, you should balance out
the volume levels for the three parameters to create just the
sound you’re after.
(PAGE2)
ORGAN (p. 44)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
SUSTAIN (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
BRASS
This instrument detects the pitch of the electric guitar and
creates a synthesizer sound.
(PAGE2)
FILTER (p. 43)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
SUSTAIN (p. 43)
PAN (p. 45)
MIXER (p. 45)
MODEL
This selects the pickup arrangement to be simulated. The
parameters that can be set vary according to the pickup type.
LP:
Simulates the installation of two humbucking pickups
(passive type).
CLA-ST (Classic ST):
Simulates the installation of three single-coil pickups
(passive type).
MOD-ST (Modern ST):
Simulates the installation of three single-coil pickups
(active type).
TEL:
This provides two typical single-coil pickups, producing
a contemporary solid-body sound suitable for country
and rock’n’roll.
P-90:
This provides two single-coil pickups of the type used on
fixed-neck guitars and affectionately known as “soapbar” or “dog-ear” pickups.
LIPS (lipstick):
This provides two single-coil pickups of the type used on
guitars played in hard rock bands of the 70’s, and
characterized by an external case reminiscent of a tube of
lipstick.
P.A.F.:
This provides two vintage humbucking pickups which
are older than their type applied for a patent in U.S.A.
RICK:
This provides two unique single-coil pickups, producing
the inimitable guitar sound used regularly by vocal
groups of the 60’s.
CHET:
This provides two humbucking pickups, producing the
sound of the hollow-bodied guitar used in rockabilly or
jazz.
S-S-H:
This provides three pickups; in order from the front they
are single, single, and humbucking. This produces a
contemporary active-pickup sound.
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Chapter 5
(PAGE2)
FILTER (p. 43)
(PAGE3)
EQ (p. 45)
PICKUP
Chapter 5. Parameter Guide
PICKUP
This is the switch that selects between the two pickups.
REAR:
Use the rear pickup.
C+R:
Use both center and rear pickups.
CENTER:
Use the center pickup.
F+C:
Use both front and center pickups.
FRONT:
Use the front pickup.
F+R:
Use both front and rear pickups.
TONE [-50–+50]
Adjusts the tone of the pickup. Positive (+) values will boost
the high range, and negative (-) values will attenuate it.
LEVEL [0–100]
Sets the volume of the pickup. With a setting of 0, there will
be no sound.
TYPE
Selects the type of pickup.
SINGLE:
Single-coil pickup.
DOUBLE:
Double-coil pickup.
ACOUSTIC:
A hypothetical pickup ideal for picking up the sound of
an acoustic guitar.
PIEZO:
Piezo pickup.
MIC:
A hypothetical mic ideal for picking up the sound of an
acoustic guitar.
PHASE
When pickups FRONT and REAR are mixed, this setting
determines the phase of pickup REAR relative to pickup
FRONT.
IN:
It will have the same phase as pickup FRONT.
OUT:
It will be mixed in opposite phase. This is valid only
when two pickups are being used.
* The phase setting that is part of the pickup FRONT
parameters is the same as the corresponding parameter for
pickup REAR. Modifying one of them will cause the other
parameter to change correspondingly.
POSITION [5–320 mm]
Specifies the distance from the bridge at which the pickup is
placed. Larger values will produce the effect of the pickup
being further from the bridge.
* If the Pickup Type has been set to “PIEZO” or “ACOUSTIC”
the POSITION setting will not be available.
ANGLE [-315–+315 mm]
This simulates the angle of the pickup relative to the strings.
The setting indicates the distance from the POSITION setting
that the sixth string will be located. With positive (+) settings,
the sixth string will be further from the bridge. With negative
(-) values, the sixth string will be closer to the bridge. With a
setting of 0, the pickup will be perpendicular with the
strings.
fig.5-01
6
5
4
BRIDGE
VARI (variable):
This allows you to use up to two pickups of your choice,
selecting from double-coil, single-coil, piezo, and
acoustic. If you use double-coil or single-coil type
pickups, you may freely adjust the location of the
pickups.
COSM GUITAR
3
2
* If you have COSM GUITAR TYPE set to “ACOUSTIC,” the
“SINGLE,” “DOUBLE,” and “ACOUSTIC” settings then
become unavailable.
* This cannot be set to “MIC” if anything other than
“ACOUSTIC” is selected for the COSM GUITAR TYPE
setting.
1
POSITION
ANGLE
* If “PIEZO” or “ACOUSTIC” is selected as the pickup type,
the Angle setting will not be available.
* Angle settings which would exceed the range of the Position
setting (5–320 mm) will have no effect. For example, if the
Position is set to 100 mm, and valid range of the Angle setting
will be -95–+220 mm.
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Chapter 5. Parameter Guide
COSM GUITAR
PT SHIFT (pitch shift)
Specifies the pitch shifted sound.
ON/OFF
Switches the pitch shift on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
MODE
Selection for the pitch shift mode.
SHIFT (pitch shift):
The pitch shift amount can be set independently for each
string.
HARMO (harmony):
This creates harmony that matches the key of the song
being played.
● When “SHIFT” is selected as the
mode
SHIFT 1–6 (pitch shift) [-24–+24]
Adjusts the amount of pitch shift (the amount of pitch
change) in semitone steps.
FINE 1–6 [-50–+50]
Make fine adjustments to the pitch shift.
Specifies the resonances produced by the body of the
instrument.
* Cannot be turned on/off.
PRESET
Select one of the pre-programmed types of body.
ATTACK [0–100]
Specifies the strength of the attack when you pluck the string
strongly. As this setting is increased, the attack will be
sharper, and the sound will be crisper.
BODY [0–100]
Adjusts the balance between the bypass sound and the
resonant sound (body resonance) of the top plate and body.
With lower settings of this value, only the bypass sound will
be heard. With larger settings, only the body resonance will
be heard.
* The body resonance is monophonic. This means that if this
Body parameter is set to 100, the panning of each string will
have less effect.
* To produce the sound of a solid body, set ATTACK and BODY
to “0.”
* This parameter is not displayed if you have COSM GUITAR
TYPE set to “NYLON STRINGS.”
E.LEVEL 1–6 (effect level) [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the effect sound.
LOW CUT [THRU, 55.0–800 Hz]
D.LEVEL 1–6 (direct level) [0–100]
Specifies the cutoff frequency of the low-cut filter for the
bypass sound.
Adjusts the volume of the direct sound.
● When “HARMO” is selected as the
mode
HARMO 1–6 (harmony) [-2– +2 OCT]
This determines the pitch of the sound added to the input
sound, when you are making a harmony. It allows you to set
it by up to 2 octaves higher or lower than the input sound.
KEY [C–B]
On the VG-88, you can specify the key for each patch.
The COSM GUITAR “HARMO” and the EFFECT
“HARMONIST” refer to the same key setting. If you change
one, the other will also be changed.
E.LEVEL 1–6 (effect level) [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the effect sound.
D.LEVEL 1–6 (direct level) [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the direct sound.
* This parameter is not displayed if you have COSM GUITAR
TYPE set to “NYLON STRINGS.”
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the body. With a setting of 0, there will
be no sound.
BODY-TYPE
Selects the type of resonating body.
* This parameter is not displayed if you have COSM GUITAR
TYPE set to “NYLON STRINGS.”
FLAT:
The body of an acoustic guitar with a flat top and back.
ROUND:
The body of a flat top acoustic guitar with a round back
made of resin.
f HOLE:
An f-hole body with an arched top and back. This is
suitable for simulating semi-acoustic or full acoustic
electric guitars.
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* The amount of the change in the Fine “100” is equivalent to
that of the Pitch “1.”
BODY
Chapter 5. Parameter Guide
METAL:
A metal body with a single round cone resonator. This is
suitable for bottle-neck (slide) playing, etc.
BANJO:
The sound of a body covered in stretched skin. Changing
the size will produce an effect as if the tuning were
changed.
COSM GUITAR
TUNE
You can adjust the pitch of each string to create non-standard
tunings. The direct sound will not be output.
ON/OFF
Switches the tune on/off.
SIZE [-50–+50]
Specifies the size of the body. This modifies the resonant
frequency to simulate changes in body size. A setting of “0”
will produce a “normal” resonance.
RESO (resonation) [0–100]
Adjusts the ease with which resonance will occur.
* If you have COSM GUITAR TYPE set to “NYLON
STRINGS,” the range of settings values for the resonance
switches to 0-10.
* This parameter is not displayed if you have COSM GUITAR
TYPE set to “NYLON STRINGS.”
BOTTOM [0–10]
Adjusts the volume of the low frequency range.
* This parameter is displayed only if you have COSM GUITAR
TYPE set to “NYLON STRINGS.”
TYPE
Sets the tuning of the strings.
If the shift type is “USER,” specify the pitch of each string.
OPEN-D:
This simulates an open-D tuning. Starting from the 6th
string, the strings will be pitched D, A, D, F#, A, D. The
original sound will not be heard.
OPEN-E:
This simulates an open-E tuning. Starting from the 6th
string, the strings will be pitched E, B, E, G#, B, E. The
original sound will not be heard.
OPEN-G:
This simulates an open-G tuning. Starting from the 6th
string, the strings will be pitched D, G, D, G, B, D. The
original sound will not be heard.
OPEN-A:
This simulates an open-A tuning. Starting from the 6th
string, the strings will be pitched E, A, E, A, C#, E. The
original sound will not be heard.
DROP-D:
This lowers only the 6th string one note. Starting from
the 6th string, the strings will be pitched D, A, D, G, B, E.
The original sound of the 6th string will not be heard.
NASH-VILLE:
Strings 1 and 2 will sound as they are. For strings 3 – 6
the original sound will not be heard, and they will sound
an octave higher than the original.
* When you select a TYPE, the Pitch Shift, Fine Tune, Balance,
and Level will be set automatically.
USER:
Pitch Shift, Fine Tune, Balance, and Level will be set
automatically.
SHIFT 1–6 [-24– +24]
If you have HARMONY set to “USER,” the amount of pitch
shift is then set relative to the notes as input with “C”
selected for the KEY parameter.
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COSM GUITAR
DETUNE
A slightly pitch-shifted sound is added to the original sound
of each string, producing a spacious feeling.
ON/OFF
Switches the detune on/off.
DETUNE [0–100]
A slightly pitch-shifted sound is added to the original sound
of each string.
PD SHIFT (pedal pitch shift)
Specifies the shift amount of the pitch-shifted sound.
ON/OFF
Switches the pedal pitch shift on/off.
PITCH [-24–24]
Specifies the amount of pitch shift obtained when you
operate the pedal.
Turns pedal pitch shift on/off for each string. This allows
you to shift only the pitch of specific strings.
SET PDL (setting pedal)
Assign the Pitch Shift function to the built-in EXP pedal.
You can individually distort the sound of each string to get a
sound that can be played chordally without “breaking up.”
ON/OFF
Switches the distortion on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
MODE
Selects the type of distortion.
CLA OD (clear overdrive):
A clear overdrive sound is obtained.
TURBO OD (turbo overdrive):
Allows you to obtain a rich effect just like distortion,
without losing the subtle nuance of the overdrive.
DS1 (distortion 1):
Allows you to obtain a standard distortion sound.
DS2 (distortion 2):
Allows you to obtain a distortion sound with a rich
middle.
FUZZ:
This produces a basic fuzz sound.
DRIVE [0–100]
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STRING 1–6 [ON/OFF]
POLY DISTORTION
(polyphonic distortion)
This sets the degree of sound distortion.
HIGH CUT [700 Hz–11.0 kHz, FLAT]
Adjusts the tone of the distorted sound.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the output level that is raised by being distorted.
POLY BAL (poly balance) [0–100]
Adjusts the degree of distortion for chordal playing.
DRV BAL (drive balance) [0–100]
Adjusts the degree of distortion between low and high
strings, to even out the volume balance.
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POLY COMP/LIMITER
(polyphonic compressor/limiter)
The compressor is an effect that attenuates loud input levels
and boosts soft input levels, thus evening out the volume to
create sustain without distortion.
COSM GUITAR
POLY OCTAVE (polyphonic octave)
This supports playing technique related to octaves.
ON/OFF
Turns “octave” on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
ON/OFF
Turns the compressor on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
This adds sound one octave lower than the original sound.
-2OCT 1–6 (-2 octave) [0–100]
MODE
COMP:
LIMITER:
-1OCT 1–6 (-1 octave) [0–100]
The effect will function as a compressor.
The effect will function as a limiter.
● When “COMP” is selected as the
mode
This adds sound two octaves lower than the original sound.
DIR 1–6 (direct) [0–100]
This adjusts the level of the original sound.
SUSTAIN [0–100]
Adjusts the range (time) over which low-level signals are
boosted. Larger values will result in longer sustain.
ATTACK [0–100]
POLY SG (polyphonic slow gear)
Adjusts the strength of the picking attack. Larger values will
result in a sharper attack, creating a more clearly defined sound.
This produces a volume-swell effect (“violin-like” sound).
TONE [-50–+50]
Switches the slow gear on/off.
Adjusts the tone.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume.
CMP BAL (compressor balance) [0–100]
Adjusts the effect depth for the low strings.
● When “LIMITER” is selected as the
mode
THRESHOLD [0–100]
Adjust this as appropriate for the input signal from your
guitar. When the input signal level exceeds this threshold
level, limiting will be applied.
RELEASE [0–100]
This adjusts the time from when the signal level drops below
the threshold until when limiting is removed.
TONE [-50–+50]
Adjusts the tone.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume.
CMP BAL (compressor balance) [0–100]
Adjusts the effect depth for the low strings.
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ON/OFF
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
RISE TIME [0–100]
This adjusts the time needed for the volume to reach its
maximum from the moment you begin picking.
SENS (sensitivity) [0–100]
This adjusts the sensitivity of the slow gear. When it is set to
a lower value, the effect of the slow gear can be obtained only
with stronger picking, while no effect is obtained with
weaker picking. When the value is set higher, the effect is
obtained even with weak picking.
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COSM GUITAR
FILTER
The sound can be passed through a filter to adjust the
brightness or character.
* Cannot be turned on/off.
PRESET
Select one of the pre-programmed types of filter.
CUTOFF (cutoff frequency) [0–100]
SUSTAIN
You can specify how the resulting volume will be affected by
changes (loud/soft dynamics) in the guitar string vibrations
that are input.
SUSTAIN [0–100]
Adjusts the range (time) over which low-level signals are
boosted. Larger values will result in longer sustain.
This sets the brightness (hardness) of the sound. A larger
value results in a brighter sound.
RESO (resonance) [0–100]
This sets the degree of resonance (distinctiveness) of the
sound. A larger value results in a sound that is more unique
and extraordinary.
TOUCH-S (touch sensitivity) [0–100]
This sets the sensitivity for a filter that alters the sound in
response to how much force is used to play the guitar. A
higher setting results in a brighter sound when the guitar
strings are played with force. When set to 0, the sound does
not change in keeping with how forcefully or gently the
strings are played.
COLOR
COLOR [0–100]
In the case of FILTER BASS, this adjusts the strength of the
low range. As the value is increased, the low range will
become stronger.
In the case of SOLO, this adjusts the strength of the
overtones. As the value is increased, the overtones will
become stronger.
DECAY [0–100]
* The decay effect cannot be obtained if the TOUCH-S value is
too low.
* This appears only when “FILTER BASS” is selected for the
COSM GUITAR TYPE setting.
P-BEND (power bend)
A higher setting results in a “darker” sound. At the same
time, the tone and volume also change with respect to
fluctuations in pitch produced by using a tremolo bar or
other techniques.
* Cannot be turned on/off.
PRESET
Select one of the pre-programmed types of power bend.
P-BEND (power bend) [0–100]
GLIDE
Picking dynamics can affect the amount of pitch change over
time. This is known as the Glide effect.
With softly played notes for which no attack can be detected,
a glide effect may not be obtainable.
* Cannot be turned on/off.
PRESET
Select one of the pre-programmed types of glide.
GLD-SENS (glide sensitivity) [0–100]
This sets the sensitivity for a filter that changes the sound in
response to how much force is used to play the guitar.
GLD-TIME (glide time) [0–100]
This sets the speed of the glide. Larger values result in longer
glides.
* If GLD-SENS is at a relatively low value, GLD-TIME will
have less of an effect.
The higher the value, the more strained the sound becomes.
P-BEND-Q (power bend Q) [0–100]
The higher the value, the more the sound will consist of
mainly the harmonic components, thus creating a sound that
exhibits almost no attack.
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This sets the length of time for the decay in the distinctive
sound characteristics produced when the guitar is played
with force. A smaller value results in a faster decay and a
softer sound.
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PWM MOD (PWM modulation)
This changes the pulse width of the PWM waveform.
* Cannot be turned on/off.
COSM GUITAR
BODY LEV (body level)
BODY LEV [0–100]
This sets the volume level for the sustained portion of the
sound.
PRESET
Select one of the pre-programmed types of modulation.
DEPTH (PWM depth) [0–100]
This sets the depth to which the waveform’s pulse width is
varied. Higher values result in deeper undulations.
RATE (PWM rate) [0–100]
This sets the speed of the cycle at which the waveform’s
pulse width is varied. Higher values result in a faster cycle.
ORGAN
This is a Long Tone Instrument suitable for playing solo
parts or slow songs. Like an organ, you should balance out
the volume levels for the three parameters to create just the
sound you’re after.
* Cannot be turned on/off.
PRESET
ATTACK
Select one of the pre-programmed types of organ.
FEET-16 [0–100]
This sets the force of attack when a string is played.
This is a Long Tone one octave lower than the guitar.
* Cannot be turned on/off.
FEET-8 [0–100]
PRESET
This is a Long Tone at the same pitch as the guitar.
Select one of the pre-programmed types of attack.
FEET-4 [0–100]
LENGTH [0–100]
This sets the decay time for the attack portion of the sound. A
smaller setting results in a shorter attack.
MOD-TUNE (modulation tune) [0–100]
This sets the tuning for the modulation applied to the attack.
MOD-DEP (modulation depth) [0–100]
This sets the depth of the modulation applied to the attack.
Larger values result in deeper undulations.
LEVEL [0–100]
This sets the volume level of the attack portion.
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This is a Long Tone one octave higher than the guitar.
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COSM GUITAR
EQ (equalizer)
PAN
A four-band equalizer with high and low ranges is provided.
The sound processed by the effect can be boosted by
frequency range before it is output.
This sets the stereo position of the sonic image for each of the
strings.
ON/OFF
PRESET
Switches the equalizer on/off.
* Cannot be turned on/off.
Select one of the pre-programmed types of pan.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
LEVEL [-20–+20 dB]
STRING-1–6
[L=100, R=0–L=50, R=50–L=0, R=100]
Adjusts the volume after the equalizer.
This sets the left/right pan of each string.
LOW G (low gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the low frequency range tone.
HIGH G (high gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the high frequency range tone.
* The output will be in monaural if it is passed through the
“WAH,” “EQ,” or “COMP/LM” effects.
If you wish to preserve the pan position of the COSM
GUITAR, use the Chain function to connect COSM GUITAR
after COSM AMP “WAH,” “EQ,” and “COMP/LM.”
L-MID G (low-middle gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the low-middle frequency range tone.
H-MID G (high-middle gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the high-middle frequency range tone.
Specifies the center of the frequency range that will be
adjusted by the “L-MID G.”
L-MID Q (low-middle Q) [0.5–16]
Adjusts the width of the area affected by the EQ centered at
the “L-MID F.” Higher values will narrow the area.
H-MID F (high-middle frequency)
[100 Hz–10.0 kHz]
Specifies the center of the frequency range that will be
adjusted by the “H-MID G.”
H-MID Q (high-middle Q) [0.5–16]
Adjusts the width of the area affected by the EQ centered at
the “H-MID F.” Higher values will narrow the area.
This mixes the sounds of the normal pickup and the divided
pickup.
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L-MID F (low-middle frequency)
[100 Hz–10.0 kHz]
MIXER
BALANCE (mixer balance)
[CG=0, NP=100–CG=100, NP=0]
Adjusts the volume balance between the sounds of the
normal pickup and the cosm guitar.
CG: Cosm guitar
NP: Normal pickup
PU POLA (pickup polarity)
Specifies the polarity of the normal pickup and the divided
pickup.
NORMAL: The polarity will not be changed.
INVERT:
The polarity will be inverted.
LEVEL [0–100]
Specifies the output level of the COSM GUITAR.
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COSM AMP
COSM AMP
This simulates the head and speaker sections of a guitar amp.
ON/OFF
HIGH CUT [0–100]
Switches the COSM amp on/off.
Increasing this value cuts the ultra-high frequencies.
TYPE
This sets the type of the COSM amp. The distortion and tone
characteristics of each amp are as shown below:
JC-120:
The sound of the Roland “JC-120” (Jazz Chorus 120), a
favorite of pro musicians around the world.
CLEAN TWIN:
The sound of a conventional built-in tube amp.
CRUNCH:
Allows you to obtain a crunch effect that creates a
natural distortion.
MATCH DRIVE:
A simulation of the latest tube amp widely used in styles
from blues and rock.
VO DRIVE:
Allows you to obtain the Liverpool sound of the 60’s.
BLUES:
A lead sound with a rich middle ideal for Blues.
BG LEAD:
The sound of a tube amp typical of the late ‘70s to ‘80s,
characterized by a distinctive mid-range.
MS1959(I):
The sound of a large tube amp stack that was
indispensable to the British hard rock of the ‘70s, and is
used to this day by many hard rock guitarists.
A trebly sound created by using input I of the guitar amp.
MS1959(II):
A mild sound created by using input II of the guitar amp.
MS1959(I+II):
The sound of connecting inputs I and II of the guitar amp in
parallel, creating a sound with a stronger low end than I.
SLDN LEAD:
A tube amp sound with versatile distortion, usable in a
wide range of styles.
METAL 5150:
The sound of a large tube amp, suitable for heavy metal.
METAL DRIVE:
A high gain and powerful metal sound.
AC.GUITAR:
This is a preamp for electric-acoustic guitars.
VOLUME [0–100]
Adjusts the volume and distortion of the amp.
PRESENCE [0–100]
Increasing this value boosts the ultra-high frequencies.
* This appears only when anything other than “MATCH DRIVE” or
“VO DRIVE” is selected for the COSM GUITAR TYPE setting.
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* This appears only when anything other than “MATCH DRIVE” or
“VO DRIVE” is selected for the COSM GUITAR TYPE setting.
MASTER [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the entire preamp.
BASS [0–100]
Adjusts the tone for the low frequency range.
MIDDLE [0–100]
Adjusts the tone for the middle frequency range.
TREBLE [0–100]
Adjusts the tone for the high frequency range.
GAIN [LOW, NORMAL, HIGH]
Adjusts the distortion of the amp. Distortion will
successively increase for settings of “LOW,” “NORMAL”
and “HIGH.”
BRIGHT [ON/OFF]
Turns the bright setting on/off.
OFF: Bright is not used.
ON: Bright is switched on to create a lighter and crisper
tone.
BALANCE [DI=100, MC=0 – DI=0, MC=100]
Adjusts the balance between the sound picked up by the mic
and the direct sound.
SPEAKER
Selects the speaker type.
* If OUTPUT SELECT is not set to LINE/PHONES, all
speakers other than ACOUSTIC are disabled.
fig.5-03
SP Simulator
Type
SMALL
MIDDLE
JC-120
TWIN ON
TWIN OFF
MATCH ON
MATCH OFF
VO ON
VO OFF
BG STACK ON
BG STACK OFF
MS STACK ON
MS STACK OFF
METAL STACK
ACOUSTIC
Cabinet
Speaker
Unit
Microphone
Setting
Small open-back enclosure
10 inch
On Mic
Open-back enclosure
12 inch
On Mic
Comments
Open-back enclosure 12 inch (two units)
On Mic
Roland JC-120 Simulation
Open-back enclosure 12 inch (two units)
On Mic
A setting suitable for CLEAN TWIN
Open-back enclosure 12 inch (two units)
Off Mic
A setting suitable for CLEAN TWIN
Open-back enclosure 12 inch (two units)
On Mic
A setting suitable for MATCH DRIVE
Open-back enclosure 12 inch (two units)
Off Mic
A setting suitable for MATCH DRIVE
Open-back enclosure 12 inch (two units)
On Mic
A setting suitable for VO DRIVE
Open-back enclosure 12 inch (two units)
Off Mic
A setting suitable for VO DRIVE
Large Sealed enclosure 12 inch (two units)
OnMic
A setting suitable for BG Lead
Large sealed enclosure 12 inch (two units)
Off Mic
A setting suitable for BG Lead
Large sealed enclosure 12 inch (four units)
On Mic
A setting suitable for MS1959
Large sealed enclosure 12 inch (four units)
Off Mic
A setting suitable for MS1959
12 inch (four units)
Off Mic
–
–
Large dual stack
–
FLAT
MIC SET (mic setting) [CENTER, 1–10 cm]
This simulates the microphone position. “CENTER” simulates
the condition that the microphone is set in the middle of the
speaker cone. “1–10 cm” means that the microphone is moved
away from the center of the speaker cone.
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EFFECTS
EFFECTS
COMP/LM (COMPRESSOR/LIMITER)
The compressor is an effect that attenuates loud input levels
and boosts soft input levels, thus evening out the volume to
create sustain without distortion.
The limiter attenuates loud input levels to prevent distortion.
ON/OFF
WAH
The wah effect creates a unique tone by changing the
frequency response of a filter. Pedal wah lets you use an
Expression pedal or the like to obtain real-time control of the
wah effect. Auto wah creates an automatic wah by cyclically
changing the filter, or by changing the filter in response to
the volume of the input.
Switches the COMP/LM on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
ON/OFF
Switches the WAH on/off.
TYPE
Select either compressor or limiter.
COMP (compressor):
The effect will function as a compressor.
LIMITER:
The effect will function as a limiter.
● When “COMP” is selected as the type
SUSTAIN [0–100]
Adjusts the range (time) over which low-level signals are
boosted. Larger values will result in longer sustain.
Adjusts the strength of the picking attack. Larger values will
result in a sharper attack, creating a more clearly defined
sound.
TONE [-50–+50]
Adjusts the tone.
TYPE
Either “PEDAL WAH” or “AUTO WAH” can be selected.
PEDAL WAH:
The effect will function as a pedal wah.
AUTO WAH:
The effect will function as an auto wah.
● When “PEDAL WAH” is selected as
the type
FREQ (frequency) [0–100]
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ATTACK [0–100]
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
This adjusts the center frequency of the Wah effect.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume.
SET PDL (setting pedal)
Assign the Wah function to the built-in EXP pedal.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume.
● When “LIMITER” is selected as the
type
THRESHOLD [0–100]
Adjust this as appropriate for the input signal from your
guitar. When the input signal level exceeds this threshold
level, limiting will be applied.
RELEASE [0–100]
This adjusts the time from when the signal level drops below
the threshold until when limiting is removed.
TONE [-50–+50]
Adjusts the tone.
● When “AUTO WAH” is selected as
the type
MODE
Selection for the wah mode.
LPF (low pass filter):
This creates a wah effect over a wide frequency range.
BPF (band pass filter):
This creates a wah effect in a narrow frequency
POLARITY
Selection for the direction in which the filter will change in
response to the input.
DOWN:
The frequency of the filter will rise.
UP:
The frequency of the filter will fall.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume.
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SENS (sensitivity) [0–100]
EFFECTS
EQ (equalizer)
This adjusts the sensitivity at which the filter will change in
the direction determined by the polarity setting. Higher
values will result in a stronger response. With a setting of
“0,” the strength of picking will have no effect.
Adjusts the tone. Parametric control is provided for the highmid range and low-mid range.
FREQ (frequency) [0–100]
ON/OFF
This adjusts the center frequency of the Wah effect.
Switches the EQ on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
PEAK [0–100]
Adjusts the way in which the wah effect applies to the area
around the center frequency. Lower values will produce a
wah effect over a wide area around the center frequency.
Higher values will produce a wah effect in a narrow area
around the center frequency.
* With a value of “50” a standard wah sound will be produced.
RATE [0–100, BPM –BPM ]
Adjusts the frequency of the wah.
* When set to BPM, the value of each parameter will be set
according to the value of the BPM (p. 55) specified for each
patch. This makes it easier to achieve effect sound settings that
match the tempo of the song.
DEPTH [0–100]
LEVEL [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the volume after the equalizer.
LOW G (low gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the low frequency range tone.
HIGH G (high gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the high frequency range tone.
L-MID G (low-middle gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the low-middle frequency range tone.
H-MID G (high-middle gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the high-middle frequency range tone.
Adjusts the depth of the auto wah effect.
L-MID F (low-middle frequency)
[100 Hz–10.0 kHz]
LEVEL [0–100]
Specifies the center of the frequency range that will be
adjusted by the “L-MID G.”
Adjusts the volume.
L-MID Q (low-middle Q) [0.5–16]
Adjusts the width of the area affected by the EQ centered at
the “L-MID F.” Higher values will narrow the area.
H-MID F (high-middle frequency)
[100 Hz–10.0 kHz]
Specifies the center of the frequency range that will be
adjusted by the “H-MID G.”
H-MID Q (high-middle Q) [0.5–16]
Adjusts the width of the area affected by the EQ centered at
the “H-MID F.” Higher values will narrow the area.
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EFFECTS
MOD (modulation)
● When “HARMONIST” is selected as
the type
This effect creates a sense of spaciousness and adds depth to
the sound. It allows you to produce the impression that
multiple instruments are playing, or to add a distinctive type
of modulation. You can use this effect to simulate a number
of instruments playing together, or to create unique
undulations.
There are ten types of Modulation you can select from. You
can also edit each of these effects to your liking. It is also
possible to switch Modulation off completely.
ON/OFF [OFF, ON]
ON/OFF
PAN [L=100 R=0 – L=0 R=100]
Switches the MOD on/off.
Assign the left/right location of the sound.
Turn on/off the two different harmonist sounds.
HARMONY [-2OCT–+2OCT, USER]
This determines the pitch of the sound added to the input
sound, when you are making a harmony. It allows you to set
it by up to 2 octaves higher or lower than the input sound. If
you selected “USER,” you can specify the amount of pitch
shift that will be applied to the input sound.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
LEVEL [0–100]
TYPE
DIR LEV (direct level) [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the direct sound.
<C>–<B>
If you have HARMONY set to “USER,” the amount of pitch
shift is then set relative to the notes as input with “C”
selected for the KEY parameter.
KEY [C–B]
f
Specifies the key of the song you are playing. By specifying
the key, you can create harmonies that fit the key of the song.
The key setting corresponds to the key of the song (#,b) as
follows.
fig.5-02
Major
C
F
B
E
Major
D
G
Minor Am
A
Dm
Gm
Cm
Fm
Bm
Em
G
D
A
E
B
F
Em
Bm
Fm
Cm
Gm
Dm
Minor
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This selects the effect to be used from the following ones.
HARMONIST:
This lets you add two-note harmony suitable for the key.
P.SHIFTER (pitch shifter):
This is a pitch shifter with a maximum range of +/-2
octaves.
FLANGER:
The flanging effect gives a twisting, jet-airplane-like
character to the sound.
PHASER:
By adding varied-phase portions to the direct sound, the
phaser effect gives a whooshing, swirling character to
the sound.
SUB EQ (sub equalizer):
This adjusts the tone. A parametric type is adopted for
the high-middle and low-middle range.
2x2CHORUS:
This adds a pitch-shifted sound to the original sound,
producing an effect of greater depth and spaciousness.
Two separate stereo chorus units are used for the lowfrequency and high-frequency ranges in order to create a
more natural chorus sound.
TREMOLO:
The volume will change cyclically.
PAN:
The sound will be moved cyclically between left and
right.
PD SHIFT (pedal shift):
This effect lets you use the EXP pedal of the VG-88 to
control the amount of pitch shift.
VIBRATO:
This effect creates vibrato by slightly modulating the
pitch.
Adjusts the volume of the harmonist sound.
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EFFECTS
● When “P.SHIFTER” is selected as the
type
● When “FLANGER” is selected as the
type
ON/OFF [OFF, ON]
RATE [0–100, BPM –BPM ]
Turns the two each pitch shifter sounds on/off.
This sets the rate of the flanging effect.
MODE
Selection for the pitch shifter mode.
POLY:
You can play chords.
MONO:
Compared with conventional pitch shifters, modulation
is minimized. You should play notes individually.
SHIFT [-24–+24]
Adjusts the amount of pitch shift (the amount of pitch
change) in semitone steps.
* When set to BPM, the value of each parameter will be set
according to the value of the BPM (p. 55) specified for each
patch. This makes it easier to achieve effect sound settings that
match the tempo of the song.
DEPTH [0–100]
Determines the depth of the flanging effect.
MANUAL [0–100]
Adjusts the center frequency at which to apply the effect.
RESO (resonance) [0–100]
Make fine adjustments to the pitch shift.
Determines the amount of resonance (feedback). Increasing
the value will emphasize the effect, creating a more unusual
sound.
FEEDBACK [0–100]
SEPARATE (separation) [0–100]
FINE [-50–+50]
This adjusts the feedback amount of the pitch shift sound.
PRE DLY [0–300msec, BPM –BPM ]
Adjusts the time from when the direct sound is heard until
the pitch shifted sounds are heard. Normally you can leave
this set at “0ms.”
PAN [L=100 R=0 – L=0 R=100]
Assign the left/right location of the sound.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the pitch shifter sound.
DIR LEV (direct level) [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the direct sound.
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Adjusts the diffusion. The diffusion increases as the value
increases.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the flanger sound.
EFFECTS
Chapter 5. Parameter Guide
● When “PHASER” is selected as the
type
● When “SUB EQ” is selected as the
type
RATE [0–100, BPM –BPM ]
LEVEL [-20–+20 dB]
This sets the rate of the phaser effect.
Adjusts the volume after the equalizer.
* When set to BPM, the value of each parameter will be set
according to the value of the BPM (p. 55) specified for each
patch. This makes it easier to achieve effect sound settings that
match the tempo of the song.
DEPTH [0–100]
Determines the depth of the phaser effect.
MANUAL [0–100]
Adjusts the center frequency of the phaser effect.
RESO (resonance) [0–100]
Determines the amount of resonance (feedback). Increasing
the value will emphasize the effect, creating a more unusual
sound.
STAGE
Adjusts the low frequency range tone.
HIGH G (high gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the high frequency range tone.
L-MID G (low-middle gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the low-middle frequency range tone.
H-MID G (high-middle gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Adjusts the high-middle frequency range tone.
L-MID F (low-middle frequency)
[100 Hz–10.0 kHz]
Specifies the center of the frequency range that will be
adjusted by the “L-MID G.”
L-MID Q (low-middle Q) [0.5–16]
Adjusts the width of the area affected by the EQ centered at
the “L-MID F.” Higher values will narrow the area.
H-MID F (high-middle frequency)
[100 Hz–10.0 kHz]
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Selects the number of stages that the phaser effect will use.
4STAGE:
This is a four-phase effect. A light phaser effect is
obtained.
8STAGE:
This is an eight-phase effect. It is a popular phaser effect.
12STAGE:
This is a twelve-phase effect. A deep phase effect is
obtained.
BI-PHASE:
This is the phaser with two phase shift circuits connected
in series.
LOW G (low gain) [-20–+20 dB]
Specifies the center of the frequency range that will be
adjusted by the “H-MID G.”
H-MID Q (high-middle Q) [0.5–16]
Adjusts the width of the area affected by the EQ centered at
the “H-MID F.” Higher values will narrow the area.
STEP [OFF, 0–100, BPM –BPM ]
Adjusts the frequency at which rate and depth will change in
steps. Increasing this value will make the change occur at a
finer interval.
* If this is set to BPM, the parameter values will be set
according to the BPM (p. 55) value specified for each patch.
This makes it easy to make effect sound settings that match the
song tempo.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the phaser sound.
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EFFECTS
● When “2x2 CHORUS” is selected as
the type
● When “PD SHIFT” is selected as the
type
X OVER F (crossover frequency)
[100 Hz–4.00 kHz]
PITCH [-24–+24]
This parameter sets the frequency at which the frequency
components of the direct sound are divided into bass and
treble bands.
RATE [0–100, BPM –BPM ]
Adjusts the speed of the chorus effect.
* When set to BPM, the value of each parameter will be set
according to the value of the BPM (p. 55) specified for each
patch. This makes it easier to achieve effect sound settings that
match the tempo of the song.
DEPTH [0–100]
Adjusts the depth of the chorus effect. If you wish to use this
as a doubling effect, use a setting of “0.”
PRE DLY (pre delay)
[0.0–40.0 msec] (0.5 msec steps)
Adjusts the time from when the direct sound is output until
the effect sound is output. Extending the pre-delay will
produce the sensation of multiple sounds (doubling effect).
Specifies the amount of pitch shift obtained when you
operate the pedal.
MODE
Selection for the pedal shift mode.
POLY:
You can play chords.
MONO:
Compared with the conventional pitch shifter, the
modulation is minimized. You should play notes
individually.
SET PDL (setting pedal)
Assign the Pitch Shift function to the built-in EXP pedal.
● When “VIBRATO” is selected as the
type
TRIGGER [OFF, ON]
This selects on/off of the vibrato with the footswitch.
LEVEL [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the sound.
* This effect assumes that the trigger will be turned on with a
footswitch for attaining the vibrato effect.
RATE [0–100, BPM –BPM ]
● When “TREMOLO” or “PAN” is
selected as the type
WAVE [0–100]
With TREMOLO, you can adjust the smoothness of the
volume change.
With PAN, you can adjust how smoothly the sound changes
position.
RATE [0–100, BPM –BPM ]
Adjusts the frequency (speed) of the change.
* When set to BPM, the value of each parameter will be set
according to the value of the BPM (p. 55) specified for each
patch. This makes it easier to achieve effect sound settings that
match the tempo of the song.
DEPTH [0–100]
Adjusts the depth of the effect.
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This adjusts the rate of the vibrato.
* When set to BPM, the value of each parameter will be set
according to the value of the Master BPM (p. 55) specified for
each patch. This makes it easier to achieve effect sound settings
that match the tempo of the song.
DEPTH [0–100]
This adjusts the depth of the vibrato.
RISE TIME [0–100]
This sets the time passing from the moment the trigger is
turned on until the set vibrato is obtained.
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EFFECTS
DELAY
CHORUS
This effect adds delayed sound to the direct sound, giving
more body to the sound or creating special effects.
In this effect, a slightly detuned sound is added to the
original sound to add depth and breadth.
ON/OFF
ON/OFF
Switches the DELAY on/off.
Switches the CHORUS on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
DLY TIME (delay time)
[0–1800 msec, BPM –BPM ]
This determines the delay time.
* When set to BPM, the value of each parameter will be set
according to the value of the BPM (p. 55) specified for each
patch. This makes it easier to achieve effect sound settings that
match the tempo of the song (synchronizing the time to twice
or four times the time length of the BPM when the set time is
increased).
* To adjust the setting in 1 msec units, press [F4] (FINE).
TAP TIME [OFF, 0–100%]
Adjusts the delay time of the right channel delay. This setting
adjusts the right channel delay time relative to the left
channel delay time (considered as 100%).
“Feedback” is returning a delay signal to the input. This
parameter determines the amount of feedback. A higher
value will increase the number of the delay repeats.
HIGH CUT (high-cut filter)
[700 Hz–11.0 kHz, FLAT]
The high-cut filter cuts the frequency contents that are higher
than the set frequency. This parameter adjusts the frequency
where the high-cut filter starts working. When it is set to
“Flat,” the high-cut filter does not work at all.
DLY LEV (delay level) [0–120]
Adjusts the volume of the delay sound.
MODE
Selection for the chorus mode.
MONO:
This chorus effect outputs the same sound from both L
and R.
STEREO:
This is a stereo chorus effect that adds different chorus
sounds to L and R.
RATE [0–100, BPM –BPM ]
Adjusts the rate of the chorus effect.
* When set to BPM, the value of each parameter will be set
according to the value of the BPM (p. 55) specified for each
patch. This makes it easier to achieve effect sound settings that
match the tempo of the song.
DEPTH [0–100]
Adjusts the depth of the chorus effect. To use it for doubling,
set the value to “0.”
PRE DLY (pre delay)
[0.0–40.0 msec] (0.5 msec steps)
Adjusts the time needed for the effect sound to be output
after the direct sound has been output. By setting a longer
pre delay time, you can obtain an effect that sounds like
more than one sound is being played at the same time
(doubling effect).
HIGH CUT (high-cut filter)
[700 Hz–11.0 kHz, FLAT]
The low-cut filter cuts the frequencies below the specified
frequency. This setting adjusts the frequency at which the
low-cut filter will begin to take effect. When “FLAT” is
selected, the low-cut filter will have no effect.
CE LEVEL (chorus level) [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the chorus sound.
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FEEDBACK [0–100]
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
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REVERB
This simulates the sound that reaches the listener after being
reflected from many surfaces (late reverberation).
ON/OFF
Switches the REVERB on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
MODE
This selects the reverb mode.
ROOM 1:
Simulates the reverberation of a small room. Provides
the bright reverberation of a live room.
ROOM 2:
Simulates the reverberation of a small room. Provides
warm reverberations.
HALL 1:
Simulates the reverberation of a concert hall. Provides
clear and spacious reverberations.
HALL 2:
Simulates the reverberation of a concert hall. Provides
warm reverberations.
PLATE:
Simulates plate reverberation (a reverb unit that uses the
vibration of a metallic plate). Provides a metallic sound
with a distinct upper range.
EFFECTS
NS (noise suppressor)
This effect reduces the noise and hum picked up by guitar
pickups. Since it suppresses the noise in synchronization
with the envelope of the guitar sound (the way in which the
guitar sound decays over time), it has very little effect on the
guitar sound, and does not harm the natural character of the
sound.
* Please connect the noise suppressor prior to the reverberation
type effect. This setup will prevent unnatural break of the
reverberation type effect.
ON/OFF
Switches the noise suppressor on/off.
THRESHOLD [0–100]
Adjust this parameter as appropriate for the volume of the
noise. If the noise level is high, a higher setting is
appropriate. If the noise level is low, a lower setting is
appropriate. Adjust this value until the decay of the guitar
sound is as natural as possible.
* High settings for the threshold parameter may result in there
being no sound when you play with your guitar volume
turned down.
RELEASE [0–100]
Adjusts the time from when the noise suppressor begins to
function until the volume reaches “0.”
REV TIME (reverb time) [0.1–10.0 sec]
Adjusts the length (time) of reverberation.
LOW CUT (low-cut filter) [55.0 Hz–800 Hz]
The low-cut filter cuts the frequencies below the specified
frequency. This setting adjusts the frequency at which the
low-cut filter will begin to take effect.
HIGH CUT (high-cut filter)
[700 Hz–11.0 kHz, FLAT]
The high-cut filter cuts the frequencies above the specified
frequency. This setting adjusts the frequency at which the
high-cut filter will begin to take effect. When “FLAT” is
selected, the high-cut filter will have no effect.
PRE DLY (pre delay) [0–100 msec]
Adjusts the time until the reverb sound appears.
DENSITY [0–10]
This adjusts the density of the reverb sound.
REV LEV (reverb level) [0–100]
Adjusts the volume of the reverb sound.
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FV (foot volume)
LEVEL [0–100]
This adjusts the volume.
SET PDL (setting pedal)
Assign the Foot Volume function to the built-in EXP pedal.
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LEVEL/BPM/KEY
PEDAL/ASSIGN
LEVEL [0–200]
Adjust these settings if you would like to use the VG-88's
EXP pedal or CTL pedal, a pedal connected to the VG-88, or
an external MIDI device to control parameters as you play.
This adjusts the output volume of the VG-88.
BPM [40BPM–250BPM, MIDI]
Adjusts the BPM value for each patch.
* BPM (beats per minute) indicates the number of quarter note
beats that occur each minute.
* Turn on the effect that contains the parameter you wish to
control.
EXP (ON/OFF)
Switches the EXP pedal on/off.
KEY [C (Am)–B (G#m)]
Specify the KEY of the COSM guitar and the Harmonist
effect.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
CTL (ON/OFF)
Switches the CTL pedal on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
GK VOL (ON/OFF)
Switches the GK volume on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
* Set SYNTH VOL in GK FUNC to “ASSIGNABLE” (p. 67).
GK S1/S2 (ON/OFF)
Switches the GK S1/S2 on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
ASSIGN1–8 (ON/OFF)
Switches the ASSIGN1–8 on/off.
* Turning [VALUE] will select PRESET.
TARGET
Select the parameter that will be affected.
* Parameters listed in “PEDAL/ASSIGN Parameter List” (p.
81) may be set to TARGET, regardless of the COSM
GUITAR, COSM AMP, EFFECTS, and other settings.
MIN
Specify the minimum value for the range of change.
MAX
Specify the maximum value for the range of change.
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* Set DOWN/S1 and UP/S2 in GK FUNC to “ASSIGNABLE”
(p. 66).
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SOURCE
Specify the MIDI data or device that will be the source of the
change.
* When using GK VOL, GK S1/S2, SUB CTL1, or SUB CTL2
as the source, GK FUNC SYNTH VOL, DOWN/S1 and UP/
S2, and PEDAL SUB CTL1 and SUB CTL2 for SYSTEM,
must be set, respectively, to “ASSIGNABLE” (p. 65-67).
EZ EDIT
This is where settings for the EZ Edit function are made.
TYPE
Selects the type of EZ Edit.
* If you set type to “PATCH DATA,” you can create a sound
using the sound obtained by changing to the EZ Edit function.
MODE
Specify how the value will change in response to an
operation.
COLOR
When the CTL pedal or ASSIGN source is other than GK
S1/S2
NORMAL:
The value will be at MAX while the CTL pedal is
pressed.
The value will be at MIN when the CTL pedal is
released.
TOGGLE:
The MIN and MAX values will alternate each time the
CTL pedal is pressed.
DRIVE [0–100]
Selects a sound.
Adjusts the amount of distortion or sustain.
TONE [0–100]
Adjusts the tone.
MOD (modulation) [0–100]
Adjusts the depth or modulation of the sound.
DELAY [0–100]
Adjusts the reverberation of the sound.
For GK S1/S2
DEC/INC:
S1 will decrease the value, and S2 will increase it.
TOGGLE:
The MIN and MAX values will alternate each time you
press S1/S2.
* When the S1/S2 POSTION of the DRIVER (SYSTEM) is set
to "REVERSE" position, the function of S1, S2 will be
reversed.
ACTIVE RANGE
Specify the valid range for the specified source device or
MIDI data.
LO:
Specify the minimum value for the valid range.
HI:
Specify the maximum value for the valid range.
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CONTRAST
[1–16]
Depending on the location of the VG-88, the display may be
difficult to read. In such a case, adjust the display contrast.
Chapter 5. Parameter Guide
GK FUNC (GK function)
Here you can specify the function of the GK pickup.
DOWN/S1
UP/S2
MASTER LEVEL:
Controls the MASTER LEVEL.
* When set to anything other than “ASSIGNABLE,” the
PEDAL/ASSIGN GK VOL and ASSIGN 1-8 SOURCE GK
S1/S2 settings are disabled.
Specifies the function assigned to the S1 or S2 switches of the
GK pickup.
ASSIGNABLE:
Settings can be made in each patch as parameter control
buttons.
MASTER LEVEL:
Increment or decrement the master level.
PEDAL FUNC:
While holding down the S1/S2 switch of the GK-2A/
GK-3, press a VG-88 pedal to assign the function.
Number pedal [1]:
MASTER LEVEL down
Number pedal [2]:
MASTER LEVEL up
Number pedal [3]:
TUNER
Number pedal [4]:
BPM TAP
VG-88 CTL pedal:
Control pedal
VG-88 EXP pedal:
FOOT VOLUME
BANK ▼ pedal:
PU SELECT down
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BANK ▲ pedal:
PU SELECT up
PATCH SELECT:
Increment or decrement the patch.
PU SELECT:
Alters the position of the pickup used in the COSM
GUITAR block.
TUNER/BPM:
The S1 switch will be assigned the Tuner function, and
the S2 switch will be assigned the BPM (tap input)
function.
* When set to anything other than “ASSIGNABLE,” the
PEDAL/ASSIGN GK S1/S2 and ASSIGN 1-8 SOURCE GK
S1/S2 settings are disabled.
SYNTH VOL (synth volume)
Specifies the function assigned to the SYNTH VOL knob of
the GK pickup.
ASSIGNABLE:
The function can be set for each patch as a parameter
control knob. Depending on the parameter that is
assigned, the GK pickup select switch may not function.
PICKUP LEVEL:
Controls the output level of the COSM GUITAR pickup.
MIXER LEVEL:
Controls the mixer level of the COSM GUITAR.
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GLOBAL
TUNER
These settings allow you to make temporary adjustments
that affect all Patches. This is a convenient way to make quick
adjustments to suit changes in your equipment or in your
performance environment.
This is where settings for the Tuner function are made.
PITCH [435–445 Hz]
Sets the reference pitch. Effects that regulate the input pitch
will use this reference pitch.
ON/OFF
Switches the Global function on/off.
LOW G (low gain) [-20– +20 dB]
Adjusts the low frequency range tone.
* This adjusts the tone regardless of the equalizer on/off setting
of each patch.
HIGH G (high gain) [-20– +20 dB]
Adjusts the high frequency range tone.
MUTE
Select whether or not the tuning sound will be output to the
connected device (e.g., amp).
OFF: The tuning sound will be output.
ON: The tuning sound will not be output.
OUTPUT SELECT
* This adjusts the tone regardless of the equalizer on/off setting
of each patch.
NS (noise suppressor) [-20– +20 dB]
This is a -20 – +20 dB adjustment to the threshold level of the
noise suppressor included in each patch. If you switch to a
different guitar, it is convenient to adjust this setting to
match the output level of the guitar.
* If you wish to use the data set in each patch, set it to “0 dB.”
* This setting will have no effect on patches in which the noise
suppressor is turned off.
REVERB [0%–200%] (101 steps)
This adjusts the reverb level of the reverb in each Patch by
0%–200%. To obtain a more effective reverb, adjust this so
you have the reverb level matched with the physical
reverberation in the space where performing.
* If you wish to use the settings of each patch without change,
set this to “100%.”
* This will have no effect on patches in which reverb is turned
off.
This is where settings for Output Select are made.
OUTPUT SELECT
Selects the type of device that is connected.
GUITAR AMP:
If you have connected the VG-88 to the guitar input jack
(INPUT) of a guitar amp
COMBO: Combo type
(single unit containing amp and speaker)
STACK: Stack type
(amp and speaker are separate)
POWER AMP+SP/RETURN:
If you have connected the VG-88 to the RETURN jack or
MAIN IN jack of a guitar amp
COMBO: Combo type
(single unit containing amp and speaker)
STACK: Stack type
(amp and speaker are separate)
LINE/PHONES:
If you have connected the VG-88 to a mixer or MTR
(multitrack recorder), or are using headphones
* When OUTPUT SELECT is set to GUITAR AMP or
POWER AMP+SP/RETURN, and COSM AMP SPEAKER
is set to anything other than ACOUSTIC, the SPEAKER
parameters (BALANCE, SPEAKER, MIC SET) are disabled.
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SYSTEM
This is where settings for the VG-88’s operating environment are made.
DRIVER
This is where settings for the divided pickup are made.
GT PU PHASE (guitar pickup phase)
SETTING [A, B, C, D, E]
Sets the phase of the divided pickup and the normal pickup
of your guitar.
Up to five Driver Settings can be stored in memory. If you
use more than one guitar, this provides a handy way to store
the settings for each one in memory.
←: Return the cursor to the left.
→: Advance the cursor to the right.
→|: Advance the cursor to the end.
A, a, 1, ■:
Switch between inputting “uppercase characters,”
“lowercase characters,” “numerals,” and “symbols.”
* This is displayed if the cursor is at the name of the setting.
SPACE:
Insert a blank space.
* The sounds of the divided pickup and the normal pickup are
mixed so that you can make settings accurately.
* Set this to “NORMAL,” and if the low-frequency range is cut,
change the setting to “INVERSE.”
NORMAL:
The phase will remain unchanged.
INVERSE:
The phase will be inverted.
PU↔BRIDGE (pickup↔bridge) [10–30 mm]
Set the distance between the GK pickup and the bridge.
* When TYPE is set to PIEZO, this setting is ignored.
* This is displayed if the cursor is at the name of the setting.
* This is displayed if the cursor is at the name of the setting.
TYPE
Set this to the type of divided picked that is mounted on your
guitar.
GK-2A:
Select this if you are using a GK-2A/GK-3 divided
pickup.
GK-2:
Select this if you are using a GK-2 divided pickup.
PIEZO:
Select this if you are using a piezo divided pickup.
SENSITIVITY [0–100]
Adjust the input sensitivity of the GK pickup.
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DELETE:
Delete a character and move the subsequent text
forward.
S1/S2 POSITION
This exchanges the function of the GK-2A/GK-3’s S1/S2
switches.
NORMAL:
The switch functions will be left as they are.
REVERSE:
The S1 switch and S2 switch will be exchanged.
DIRECTION
Specifies the direction in which the divided pickup is
attached.
NORMAL:
In this direction, the cable exits on the side of string 6.
REVERSE:
In this direction, the cable exits on the side of string 1.
SCALE [620–660 mm, ST (648), LP (628)]
This sets the scale length (the length from the bridge to the
nut) on your guitar.
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PEDAL
Specifies the operations of the VG-88’s built-in pedal and an
external pedal.
BANK SW MODE (bank switch mode)
Determines how the patch will change when you press the
BANK pedals.
WAIT NUM:
After changing the bank, press a number pedal [1]–[4] to
switch the patch.
NUMBER 1:
When you change the bank, patch number 1 of the
newly-selected bank will be chosen.
SAME NUM:
When you change the bank, the same-numbered patch as
in the previously-selected bank will be chosen.
BANK AREA (MIN) [1–65]
Specifies the lower limit of the bank pedals.
BANK AREA (MAX) [1–65]
Specifies the upper limit of the bank pedals.
SUB CTL1 (sub control pedal 1)
SUB CTL2 (sub control pedal 2)
Specifies the operation of the external device connected to
the SUB CTL 1,2 jack.
ASSIGNABLE:
The function can be assigned by each patch as a
parameter control pedal.
TUNER:
The tuner screen will be displayed.
BPM(TAP):
Tap input of the MASTER BPM parameter.
PU to FRONT:
Switch COSM GUITAR PICKUP sequentially toward the
front pickup.
PU to REAR:
Switch COSM GUITAR PICKUP sequentially toward the
rear pickup.
* When set to anything other than “ASSIGNABLE,” the
ASSIGN 1-8 SOURCE SUB CTL1 and SUB CTL2 settings
are disabled.
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EXP/GK VOL HOLD
(EXP pedal/GK volume hold)
Select whether or not the EXP and GK VOL values will be
applied when a patch is recalled.
ON:
The values of the various controllers will be applied
when a patch is recalled. If you set the CTL pedal
operation to Latch and change patches when CTL is lit,
the settings at the time the patch was written will be
recalled.
OFF:
The patch will be recalled with the settings of when it
was written. (The values of the various controllers will
be ignored.)
EXP PEDAL CALIBRATION
Here's how to adjust the operation of the EXP pedal.
1. Return the built-in EXP pedal, and press [F4].
The display will indicate “ARE YOU SURE?”
2. If you wish to set, press [WRITE].
* If you do not wish to set the settings, press [EXIT] to return to
Play page.
3. Advance the built-in EXP pedal, and press [F6].
The display will indicate “ARE YOU SURE?”
4. If you wish to set, press [WRITE].
* If you do not wish to set the settings, press [EXIT] to return to
Play page.
DIAL
Specifies the function of the VALUE dial.
FUNCTION
Selects the function of the VALUE dial.
P.NUMBER&VALUE:
In the Play page, the dial will change patches. In Edit
screens, it will function as a value dial.
VALUE ONLY:
It will function only as a value dial in Edit screens.
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MIDI
These are the settings for MIDI-related functions.
CHANNEL [1–16]
Selects the MIDI channel used for receiving MIDI messages.
OMNI MODE [OMNI OFF, OMNI ON]
If omni mode is turned on, MIDI data will be received on all
channels, regardless of the MIDI channel setting.
SUB CTL 1 NUMBER
[OFF, CC#1–CC#31, CC#64–CC#95]
This sets the controller number of the control change
messages that will be used to transmit information
describing the operation of the external device connected to
the SUB CTL 1 jack. When set to “OFF,” no control change
messages will be transmitted.
SUB CTL 2 NUMBER
[OFF, CC#1–CC#31, CC#64–CC#95]
Determines the device ID used for transmitting and receiving
exclusive messages.
This sets the controller number of the control change
messages that will be used to transmit information
describing the operation of the external device connected to
the SUB CTL 2 jack. When set to “OFF,” no control change
messages will be transmitted.
PROGRAM CHANGE OUT
● PROG MAP (program map)
This selects whether or not to output program change
messages when patch numbers are changed on the GT-3.
OFF:
Program change messages are not output even when
patch numbers are changed.
ON:
When a patch number is changed, the program change
message is output.
When using program change messages transmitted from an
external MIDI device to select patch numbers, you can freely
specify the correspondence between the program change
messages received by the VG-88 and the patch numbers that
will be selected.
PC MAP SELECT
(program change map select)
START [SYSTEM, #1-1–#25-4]
DEVICE ID [1–32]
Provides for the transmission of data via MIDI.
Selects the first patch or system that will be transmitted.
Chapter 5
Determines how patch numbers will change when the VG-88
receives program change messages.
FIX:
The patch numbers of the default settings will be
selected.
PROG:
The patch numbers specified by the Program Change
Map will be selected.
● BULK DUMP
END
Selects the last patch or system that will be transmitted.
DUMP
Initiates a bulk dump.
● BULK LOAD
Provides for the reception of data via MIDI.
EXP PEDAL NUMBER
[OFF, CC#1–CC#31, CC#64–CC#95]
This sets the controller number of the control change
messages that will be used to transmit information
describing the operation of the Expression pedal. When set to
“OFF,” no control change messages will be transmitted.
EXCHANGE
Exchange the order of patches.
CTL PEDAL NUMBER
[OFF, CC#1–CC#31, CC#64–CC#95]
This sets the controller number of the control change
messages that will be used to transmit information
describing the operation of the CTL pedal. When set to
“OFF,” no control change messages will be transmitted.
PATCH A [#1-1–#25-4]
PATCH B [#1-1–#25-4]
Select the patches that you wish to exchange.
EXCHANGE
Begins the exchange.
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GK pickup settings
■ Select the save destination of
GK pickup settings
fig.1-10a
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
7. Rotate [VALUE] to select the pickup type for which you
are making settings.
4. Press [F1] (SETTING).
GK-2A: Select this if you are using a GK-2A/GK-3
divided pickup.
fig.1-10
GK-2: Select this if you are using a GK-2 divided pickup.
PIEZO: Select this if you are using a piezo divided pickup.
8. Press [PAGE
] to access page 3.
fig.6-03
5. Rotate [VALUE] to select the save destination (A–E).
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
■ Adjusting the GK pickup
sensitivity for each string
Adjust the pickup sensitivity for each string as appropriate
for the way in which the divided pickup was installed.
* If you will be using two or more guitars to play the VG-88,
you must make sensitivity settings for the divided pickup of
each guitar. For each guitar, turn off the power of the VG-88,
re-connect, and then perform the following procedure. You can
make and store settings for up to five guitars.
* These settings are required when you newly install a divided
pickup on a guitar, or after you adjust the height of the divided
pickup. Once the settings have been made correctly, they will
be retained even while the power is turned off. So, you don’t
need to redo the settings each time you play.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
9. Press [F1] – [F6] to select the string.
10.Rotate [VALUE] to set the value.
11.Repeat steps 9 – 10 to make settings for each string.
12.Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
■ Name the GK pickup settings
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [F1] (SETTING). Select the SETTING item that you
wish to set.
5. Use [CURSOR
] to move the cursor to the name of the
settings.
fig.6-03a
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [F1] (SETTING). Select the SETTING item that you
wish to set.
5. Rotate [VALUE] to select the save destination for the
settings.
6. Press [F2] (TYPE).
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6. Use [F1] – [F6] and [VALUE] to assign a name.
[F1] (
) : Return the cursor to the left.
[F2] (
) : Advance the cursor to the right.
[F3] (
) : Advance the cursor to the end.
Chapter 6. Changing the system settings
[F4] (SPACE): A space will be inserted at the cursor
location, and the cursor will move one space to the right.
[F5] (DELETE):
620 – 660 mm
ST: 648 mm
LP: 628 mm
Delete a character and move the subsequent text forward.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
[F6] (A, a, 1, ■):
Switch between inputting “uppercase characters,”
“lowercase characters,” “numerals,” and “symbols.”
■ Specify the pickup phase
* Press [CURSOR
page.
] several times to return to the previous
7. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
■ Specify the direction in which
the divided pickup is installed
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [F5] (GT PU PHASE).
fig.1-10g
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [F3] (DIRECTION).
fig.1-10b
5. Rotate [VALUE] to select the appropriate pickup phase.
While playing String 6, select the position that does not
cause the volume of the low-frequency range to diminish
significantly.
NORMAL: The phase will remain unchanged.
INVERSE: The phase will be inverted.
5. Rotate [VALUE] to select the direction in which the
divided pickup is installed.
NORMAL: In this direction, the cable exits on the side of
string 6.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
■ Specify the neck scale
Specify the neck scale of the guitar you are using.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
■ Specify the distance between
the divided pickup and the
bridge
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [PAGE
] to access page 2.
fig.1-10e
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [F4] (SCALE).
fig.1-10d
5. Press [F1] – [F6] to select a string.
6. Rotate [VALUE] to set the value.
7. Repeat steps 5 – 6 to make settings for each string.
8. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
5. Rotate [VALUE] to select the appropriate neck scale.
* When TYPE is set to PIEZO, this setting is ignored.
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REVERSE: In this direction, the cable exits on the side of
string 1.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
Chapter 6. Changing the system settings
■ Exchanging the location of S1/
S2
On guitars that have a built-in divided pickup, the S1/S2
switches may be located in the opposite locations from the
GK pickup. You can make this setting if you want the
operation to be the same.
5. Turn [VALUE] to select the setting.
NORMAL: The switch functions will be left as they are.
REVERSE: The S1 switch and S2 switch will be
exchanged.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F1] (DRIVER).
4. Press [F6] (S1/S2 POSITION).
fig.1-10f
Pedal function settings
■ Setting the function of the
BANK pedals
■ Setting the range of bank
change
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
This function is convenient when you wish to limit the banks
that you use (for example, in a live performance situation).
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F2] (PEDAL).
4. Press [F1] (BANK SW MODE).
fig.6-15
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F2] (PEDAL).
4. Press [F2] (BANK AREA(MIN)), and use [VALUE] to
specify the lowest bank that you wish to select.
fig.6-17
5. Rotate [VALUE] to select the function of the BANK
pedal.
WAIT NUM: After changing the bank, press a number
pedal [1]–[4] to switch the patch.
NUMBER 1: When you change the bank, patch number
1 of the newly-selected bank will be chosen.
SAME NUM: When you change the bank, the samenumbered patch as in the previously-selected bank will
be chosen.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
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5. Press [F3] (BANK AREA(MAX)), and use [VALUE] to
specify the highest bank that you wish to select.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
Chapter 6. Changing the system settings
■ Setting the function of an
external foot switch (FS-5U)
fig.6-19a
Here’s how you can specify the function of an external foot
switch connected to the SUB CTL 1,2 jack.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
ON: The values of the various controllers will be applied
when a patch is recalled. If you set the CTL pedal
operation to Latch and change patches when CTL is lit, the
settings at the time the patch was written will be recalled.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F2] (PEDAL).
OFF: The patch will be recalled with the settings of when
it was written. (The values of the various controllers will
be ignored.)
4. Press [F4] (SUB CTL1), and use [VALUE] to select the
function of the SUB CTL 1 jack.
fig.6-19
5. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
■ Adjusting the depth of the built-in
EXP pedal and the amount of change
ASSIGNABLE: The function can be assigned by each
patch as a parameter control pedal.
TUNER: The tuner screen will be displayed.
BPM(TAP): Tap input of the MASTER BPM parameter.
PU to FRONT: Switch PICKUP sequentially toward the
front pickup.
PU to REAR: Switch PICKUP sequentially toward the
rear pickup.
* When set to anything other than “ASSIGNABLE,” the
PEDAL/ASSIGN SUB CTL1 and SUB CTL2 settings are
disabled.
You can specify the positions (minimum value/maximum
value) of the built-in EXP pedal.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F2] (PEDAL).
4. Press [PAGE
] to access page 2.
fig.6-22
5. Press [F5] (SUB CTL2), and use [VALUE] to select the
function of the SUB CTL 2.
5. Return the built-in EXP pedal, and press [F4] (SET).
■ Reflecting the New EXP Pedal
and GK VOL Values When
Patches Are Switched
fig.6-23
Chapter 6
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
The display will indicate “ARE YOU SURE?”
This setting determines whether or not the current EXP Pedal
and GK VOL values after switching Patches are to be shown.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F2] (PEDAL).
4. Press [F6] (EXP/GK VOL HOLD), and use [VALUE] to
turn the pedal function on/off.
6. If you wish to set, press [WRITE].
* If you do not wish to set the settings, press [EXIT] to return to
Play page.
7. Advance the built-in EXP pedal, and press [F6] (SET).
The display will indicate “ARE YOU SURE?”
8. If you wish to set, press [WRITE].
* If you do not wish to set the settings, press [EXIT] to return to
Play page.
9. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
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VALUE dial settings
■ Preventing accidental operation of the VALUE dial
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
4. Rotate [VALUE] to select the function of the dial.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
P.NUMBER&VALUE: In the Play page, the dial will
change patches. In Edit screens, it will function as a
value dial.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F3] (DIAL).
VALUE ONLY: It will function only as a value dial in
Edit screens.
fig.6-24
5. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
Screen/display-related settings
■ Adjusting the display contrast
Immediately after the VG-88’s power is turned on, or after it
has been used for an extended period of time, the text or
icons in the LCD screen may become difficult to read. If this
occurs, please adjust the contrast. Here’s how to adjust the
contrast of the LCD screen.
2. Press [F3] (CONTRAST).
fig.6-26
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
3. Rotate [VALUE] to adjust the contrast.
4. When you have finished making adjustments, press
[EXIT]. You will return to Play page.
GK pickup function settings
■ Selecting the function of the
S1/S2 switches
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F4] (GK FUNC).
3. Press [F4] (DOWN/S1,UP/S2).
fig.6-30
4. Rotate [VALUE] to select the function of the S1/S2
switches.
ASSIGNABLE: Settings can be made in each patch as
parameter control buttons.
MASTER LEVEL: Increment or decrement the MASTER
LEVEL.
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PEDAL FUNCTION: While holding down the S1/S2
switch, press a VG-88 pedal to assign the function.
Number pedal [1]: MASTER LEVEL down
Number pedal [2]: MASTER LEVEL up
Number pedal [3]: TUNER
Number pedal [4]: BPM TAP
VG-88 CTL pedal: Control pedal
VG-88 EXP pedal: FOOT VOLUME
BANK ▼ pedal: PU SELECT down
BANK ▲ pedal: PU SELECT up
PATCH SELECT: Increment or decrement the patch.
PU SELECT: Alters the position of the pickup used in
the COSM GUITAR block.
TUNER/BPM: The S1 switch will be assigned the Tuner
function, and the S2 switch will be assigned the BPM
(tap input) function.
5. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
Chapter 6. Changing the system settings
■ Selecting the function of the SYNTH VOL knob
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
4. Rotate [VALUE] to select the function of the SYNTH
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
VOL (GK Volume) knob.
ASSIGNABLE: The function can be set for each patch as
a parameter control knob. Depending on the parameter
that is assigned, the GK-2A/GK-3 select switch may not
function.
PICKUP LEVEL: Alters the position of the pickup used
in the COSM GUITAR block.
2. Press [F4] (GK FUNC).
3. Press [F6] (SYNTH VOL).
fig.6-32
MIXER LEVEL: Controls the mixer level of the COSM
GUITAR.
* When set to anything other than “ASSIGNABLE,” the
PEDAL/ASSIGN SYNTH VOL settings are disabled.
MASTER LEVEL: Controls the MASTER LEVEL.
5. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
If the function of the SYNTH VOL knob is set to anything
other than “PICKUP LEVEL” or “MASTER LEVEL,” the
select switch of the GK-2A/GK-3 cannot be used.
Rearranging the order of patches
* It is not possible to rearrange the preset patches.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F6] (EXCHANGE).
5. Rotate [VALUE] to select one of the patches you wish to
exchange.
6. Use [F4] to move the cursor to “PATCH B.”
7. Rotate [VALUE] to select the other patch you wish to
exchange.
8. After specifying the two patches, press [F1]
(EXCHANGE).
The patches will be exchanged.
9. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
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fig.3-03
4. Use [F1] to move the cursor to “PATCH A.”
Chapter 7. Using MIDI
About MIDI
* The “Bank Select” described in this chapter is different than
the “Banks” explained in Chapter 1. Bank Select is a type of
MIDI message that is normally used for switching Patches. A
Bank Select message has a value of 0 to 127, and is used in
combination with a Program Change message.
Implementation Charts. Just line up the charts for the
sending instrument and the receiving instrument.
fig.7-01
Fold here
MIDI Device A
Function
MIDI Device B
Transmit
Recognized
Remarks
What is MIDI?
MIDI stands for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface,”
a worldwide standard that enables electronic
instruments and peripherals to share information about
performances, sound switching, and other functions.
MIDI is a standard that is shared by a wide range of
instruments from different manufacturers. For instance, you
could use a MIDI controller from company A to play a sound
module from company B, or to send data to a sequencer from
company C.
What follows is a list of some of the different types of MIDI
messages.
• Note On messages provide information on what note was
played, and its velocity.
• Note Off messages provide information on when a note
stops sounding.
• Pitch Bend messages provide information for changing
the pitch smoothly.
• Program Change messages transmit commands for
switching Patches.
• Control Change messages provide information on
changes in volume, tone, and other effects.
• System Exclusive (SysEx) messages provide information
that is unique to the instrument that originally generated
them.
A separate publication titled “MIDI Implementation” is
also available. It provides complete details concerning
the way MIDI has been implemented on this unit. If you
should require this publication (such as when you intend
to carry out byte-level programming), please contact the
nearest Roland Service Center or authorized Roland
distributor.
■ MIDI channels
MIDI is able to independently control more than one MIDI
device over a single MIDI cable. This is possible because of
the concept of MIDI channels.
The idea of MIDI channels is somewhat similar to the idea of
television channels. By changing channels on a television set,
you can view a variety of programs. This is because the
information of a particular channel is received when the
channels of the transmitter and receiver match.
fig.7-01a
■ Checking Compatible MIDI
Messages
(the MIDI Implementation Chart)
MIDI makes it possible for a wide range of different
instruments to communicate with each other. However, not
all instruments can send and receive every type of MIDI
message. Instruments can share only those types of MIDI
messages that they have in common.
The owner’s manual for every MIDI instrument comes with a
“MIDI Implementation Chart,” which provides a quick way
to check what kinds of MIDI messages the instrument
supports. You can easily determine what MIDI messages two
instruments have in commonby comparing their MIDI
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Broadcasting
Station A
T.V. information from many different broadcasting
station is sent through an antena.
Broadcasting
Station B
Broadcasting
Station C
Select the channel of
the broadcasting
station you wish to
watch
MIDI has sixteen channels 1 – 16, and MIDI messages will be
received by the instrument (the receiving device) whose
channel matches the channel of the transmitter.
* If omni mode is on, data of all MIDI channels will be received
regardless of the MIDI channel setting. If you do not need to
control a specific MIDI channel, you may set Omni On.
Chapter 7. Using MIDI
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
4. Press [F1] (CHANNEL).
■ About the MIDI Device ID
Here’s how to specify the device ID that is used when
transmitting and receiving exclusive data.
* The factory setting is “1.”
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
fig.7-02
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
4. Press [F3] (DEVICE ID).
fig.7-04
5. Rotate [VALUE] to select the MIDI channel (1 – 16).
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
* This setting is preserved even after you turn off the power.
■ About MIDI Omni Mode
5. Rotate [VALUE] to set the device ID (1 – 32).
* Even if Omni Mode is turned ON, exclusive data will be
received only if its device ID matches the “Device ID” setting
of the VG-88.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
* The factory setting is “OMNI ON.”
■ Bank Select and Program
Change
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
4. Press [F2] (OMNI MODE).
fig.7-03
5. Rotate [VALUE] to turn the setting on/off.
* This setting is preserved even after you turn off the power.
“Bank Select” and “Program Change” are MIDI messages
that are generally used to switch Patches.
Ordinarily, Program Change messages are used in Patch
switching. However, Program Change messages can only
select a maximum of 128 patches. That’s why some
instruments use the Bank Select MSB together with Program
Change messages to expand the number of selectable Patches
to 16,384 (128 x 128).
On instruments like these, each Patch is assigned a number
that is a combination of a Bank Number MSB from 0 to 127
and a Program Number from 1 to 128.
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OMNI ON:
Data of all MIDI channels will be received, regardless
of the MIDI channel setting.
OMNI OFF:
Data of only the specified MIDI channel will be
received.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
* This setting is preserved even after you turn off the power.
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Chapter 7. Using MIDI
Switching the patches of an external device
You can select whether or not Program Changes will be
transmitted when you change patches.
* The Program Changes transmitted for patches are fixed. You
may want to alter Program Change reception map settings on
the external device when necessary.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
■ Selecting the Program Change
map
By transmitting bank select and Program Change messages
from an external MIDI device to the VG-88, you can switch
VG-88 patches without using its foot pedals or [VALUE] dial.
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
4. Press [F4] (PROGRAM CHANGE OUT).
4. Press [F6] (PROG MAP).
fig.7-06
5. Press [F5] (PC MAP SELECT).
fig.7-07
5. Rotate [VALUE] to switch transmission ON or OFF.
6. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
* This setting is preserved even after you turn off the power.
6. Rotate [VALUE] to change the setting.
FIX:
The default patch number will be selected.
PROG:
The patch number you specified in the Program
Change map will be selected.
7. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
* This setting is preserved even after you turn off the power.
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■ Setting the Program Change
reception map
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
7. Repeat steps 5–6 as necessary.
8. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
* This setting is preserved even after you turn off the power.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
■ Synchronizing to the MIDI
CLOCK arriving at MIDI IN
4. Press [PAGE
1. Make sure you're at the Play screen.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
] to access page 3.
If the Play screen is not the current screen, press [EXIT] a
number of times until the Play screen appears.
fig.7-08a
2. Press [F2] (BPM TAP).
fig.7-08c
5. Press [CURSOR] to move the cursor to the BANK PROG
value, then turn [VALUE] to move to the Program
Change number to be set.
fig.7-08a
3. Turn [VALUE] to set the value to MIDI.
4. Once you’ve finished making the setting, you may want
to save it. To do so, carry out the Write procedure (p. 25).
* If you do not want to save the setting, press [EXIT] to return
to the Play screen.
6. Press [CURSOR] to move the cursor to the PATCH value,
then select the target VG-88 internal Patch.
fig.7-08b
Specifying the Control Change number transmitted when the
pedal is operated
Here's how to specify the Control Change number that will be transmitted when you operate the built-in pedal or an external
pedal.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
4. Press [PAGE
fig.7-09
] to access page 2.
5. Use [CURSOR] to move the cursor to the parameter that
you wish to set.
6. Turn [VALUE] to specify the Control Change number
that will be transmitted.
7. Repeat steps 5–6 as necessary.
8. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
* This setting is preserved even after you turn off the power.
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1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
Chapter 7. Using MIDI
Transmitting/receiving all sound data
The VG-88’s system parameter and patch parameter settings can be transferred as a whole to or from an external device as MIDI
exclusive data.
If you use a MIDI sequencer that is able to record exclusive data, you can transmit system parameters and patch parameters to the
MIDI sequencer, and save them on a floppy disk. Alternatively, you can directly connect two VG-88 units via a MIDI cable, and
transmit or receive parameters directly.
■ Transmitting settings to an
external device (BULK DUMP)
■ Receiving settings from an
external device (BULK LOAD)
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
You must use the following procedure to receive bulk dump
data from an external device.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
4. Press [PAGE
] to access the BULK DUMP screen.
fig.7-11
1. Make sure you’re in Play page.
If you’re not in Play page, press [EXIT] several times.
2. Press [F6] (SYSTEM).
3. Press [F5] (MIDI).
4. Press [PAGE
] to access the BULK LOAD screen.
fig.7-13
5. Press [F1] (START), and use [VALUE] to select the first
patch or system that you wish to transmit.
6. Press [F4] (END), and use [VALUE] to select the last
patch or system that you wish to transmit.
7. Press [F6] (DUMP). Transmission will begin.
fig.7-12
5. Transmit the bulk data from the external MIDI device.
* If the display indicates “MIDI Receive Error !!,” check the
connections and slow down the tempo of the transmitting
MIDI device.
6. When data reception is complete, the following display
will appear.
fig.7-14
8. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
At this time, data may continue to be received.
7. Press [EXIT] to end the BULK LOAD.
The following display will appear.
fig.7-14a
8. Press [EXIT] several times to return to the Play page.
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Chapter 8. Appendices
Troubleshooting
This section explains some things that might go wrong when using the VG-88, and what needs to be done to correct the problem.
If you think there may be something wrong with your VG-88, please check through the following first. If these suggestions don’t
fix the problem, then go ahead and contact the store you bought it from, or your nearest Roland Service Station.
■ Trouble with the Sound
The sound isn’t right.
❍ Is the divided pickup setting correctly?
Check the divided pickup setting (p. 14, 18).
There is no VG sound when the guitar is
played.
❍ Are the audio cables and the GK pickup connected
correctly?
Make sure the connections are correct (p. 14, 15).
❍ Are the VG-88, guitar amp, mixer, and other equipment
switched on?
Make sure the power is turned on for all equipment.
❍ Is [VOLUME] on the VG-88 set to “MIN”?
Raise the volume to an appropriate level (probably
somewhere near the midway point).
❍ Is the selector switch on the GK pickup set to
“GUITAR”?
Set the selector switch to “MIX”.
❍ Has the volume function been assigned to the
expression pedal and others?
If the volume function has been assigned to the
expression pedal and others, and the pedal is in the fully
returned position (toward yourself), there will be no
sound. Advance the pedal away from yourself.
The GK pickup’s select switch does not switch
the signal
❍ Is the SYNTH VOL knob set to a setting other than
“MASTER LEVEL” or “PICKUP LEVEL”?
Set it to “MASTER LEVEL,” “PICKUP LEVEL,” or
“MIXER LEVEL” (p. 67).
The pitch isn’t right.
❍ Is the guitar in tune?
Tune the guitar (p. 17).
❍ Is the VG-88 out of tune with other instruments?
Adjust the Standard pitch setting (p. 17).
❍ Has COSM GUITAR Pitch Shift been set?
Set an appropriate value for COSM GUITAR Pitch Shift
(p. 39).
Onboard effects are not applied
❍ Is the effect turned “OFF”?
If an effect is turned “OFF,” that effect will not be
applied. Turn the effect “ON.”
❍ Are the effect levels high enough?
An effect is not applied and only the original sound is
heard when the effect level is at the lowest setting. Set
the effect level to an appropriate value.
Depending on the guitar being used, hum may
be audible.
❍ Is the output jack on your guitar connected to the
NORMAL GUITAR input jack on the GK-2A/GK-3?
You should be sure to make this connection even if the
guitar sound is not to be output. For more details, see the
Owner’s Manual for the GK-2A/GK-3.
The volume level of the instrument connected
to GK IN or GUITAR INPUT is too low.
❍ Could you be using a connection cable that contains a
resistor?
Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor.
■ Other Problems
“BATTERY LOW” is displayed when the power
is switched on.
The internal battery for saving Patch and system
parameters is almost out of power. Replace the battery
soon to prevent parameters from being lost. Contact
your nearest Roland Service Station or the store where
you bought the VG-88.
Patches aren’t switched when a Program
Change is received from an external device.
❍ Are the Program Change messages being received on a
MIDI channel other than the channel set for “MIDI
Channel” on the System MIDI screen?
Send the Program Change messages on the same channel
as the one set with “MIDI Channel.”
❍ Is an invalid Bank Select being transmitted?
Make settings so that a Bank Number MSB that the VG88 can use is transmitted.
Chapter 8
The volume fluctuates from one string to
another.
❍ Are the Sensitivity settings for all strings correct?
Adjust the settings if necessary (p. 20).
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Can’t transmit/receive data via bulk dump
❍ Are you performing the operation in the bulk dump
transmit/receive screens?
Move to the bulk dump transmit/receive screens.
❍ Is the MIDI sequencer you are using able to record
exclusive data?
Use a MIDI sequencer that is able to record exclusive
data. We recommend that you use the Roland MC-80.
❍ When receiving, is the device ID number set to the
same value used when sending?
Set the device ID number to the same number that was
used when the data was sent.
Restoring the factory settings
(Initialization)
To restore the factory settings of the VG-88, do as follows.
You can initialize all settings, or only a specified section of
the patch data in the user area or system settings.
The following types of data can be initialized.
Display
SYSTEM
#1-1 – #25-4
Data that is initialized
All system parameters
The setting contents of patches 1-1 – 25-4
fig.8-03
3,4
2
1
3,4
1. Turn off the power.
2. While holding [PAGE
] and [PAGE
] down, switch
on the unit.
A display will appear, allowing you to specify the area of
data you wish to initialize.
fig.8-01
3. Move the cursor to “START” with [CURSOR], then use
the VALUE dial to get the display to show the data that
is the beginning point of the initialization.
4. Move the cursor to “END” with [CURSOR], then get the
display to show the ending point of the initialization,
also using the VALUE dial.
5. Press [WRITE].
The display will indicate “ARE YOU SURE?”
6. If you wish to initialize, press [WRITE].
The specified area of data will be initialized. The VG-88
will then be in its normal power-on state.
* If you decide not to initialize the settings, press [EXIT].
Initialization will be canceled, and the normal power-on
display will appear.
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MIDI Implementation Chart
fig.8-01
Date : Mar. 1, 2000
V-GUITAR SYSTEM
MIDI Implementation Chart
Model VG-88
Transmitted
Function...
Recognized
Version : 1.01
Remarks
Basic
Channel
Default
Changed
1–16
1–16
1–16
1–16
Memorized
Default
Messages
Altered
X
X
**************
OMNI ON/OFF
X
Memorized
Mode
Note
Number :
True Voice
X
**************
X
Velocity
Note ON
Note OFF
X
X
X
X
After
Touch
Key's
Ch's
X
X
X
X
X
X
Pitch Bend
0, 32
1–31
64–95
O
O
O
*1
*3
*3
O
O
O
O
0–99
*1
O
0–127
O
*5
O
*2
*4
*4
Bank Select
Control
Change
Prog
Change
: True #
System Exclusive
System
Common
: Song Pos
: Song Sel
: Tune
X
X
X
X
X
X
System
Real Time
: Clock
: Command
X
X
O
X
Aux
Message
: All sound off
: Local ON/OFF
: All Notes OFF
: Active Sense
: Reset
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
*6
*7
You can make a setting that either allows or prohibits transmission.
This ignores the LSB.
This message is assigned to the VG-88’s pedal as well as the external pedal.
This recognize the message set for “Parameters realtime control.”
Bulk data is transmitted only when the MIDI Bulk Dump screen is displayed.
Bulk data is received only when the MIDI Bulk Load screen is displayed.
Recognized when the “BPM” Patch parameter is set to “MIDI.”
Mode 1 : OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 2 : OMNI ON, MONO
O : Yes
Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY
Mode 4 : OMNI OFF, MONO
X : No
Chapter 8
Notes
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
*6
*7
Program Number
1–128
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Specifications
VG-88: V-Guitar System
AD Conversion
A/D
D/A Conversion
Expression pedal
Pedal Number LEDs 1–4
Control Pedal LED
Output Select LEDs x 3
Power switch
20 bit 128 times Oversampling ∆∑ Modulation
Connectors
Sampling Frequency
GK IN
GUITAR INPUT
GUITAR OUTPUT
OUTPUT L (MONO)
OUTPUT R
PHONES
SUB EXP PEDAL/SUB CTL1, 2
MIDI IN
MIDI OUT
24 bit AF Method (NORMAL INPUT)
20 bit (GK INPUT)
44.1 kHz
Program Memories
260 (Preset: 160 + User: 100)
Nominal Input Level
INPUT: -10 dBu
Input Impedance
INPUT: 1 MΩ
Nominal Output Level
OUTPUT: +4 dBu
GUITAR OUT: -10 dBu
Output Impedance
OUTPUT: 2 kΩ
GUITAR OUT: 2 kΩ
Dynamic Range
100 dB or greater (IHF-A)
160 x 64 dots backlit LCD
8-segment 2-character LED
Control
Output Level knob
Value dial
Cursor buttons
Output Select button
Function buttons 1–6
button
Page
button
Exit button
Write button
COSM Guitar button
COSM Amp button
Effects button
Level/BPM/Key button
Pedal/Assign button
Name/Chain button
EZ Edit button
Tuner button
Number pedals 1–4
CTL pedal
Bank Up pedal
Bank Down pedal
76
AC 117 V, 230 V, 240 V
Power Consumption
24 W
Dimensions
504 (W) x 303 (D) x 101 (H) mm
19-7/8 (W) x 11/15/16 (D) x 4 (H) inches
Weight
Display
Page
Power Supply
4.9 kg / 10 lbs 13 oz
Accessories
Power Cord
Owner’s Manual
Quick Start
GK Connecting Cable: C13-A (5 m)
Options
Divided Pickup: GK-2A, GK-3
Unit Selector: US-20
GK Parallel Box: GKP-4
GK Cable: GKC-3 (3 m), GKC-5 (5 m), GKC-10 (10 m)
Expression Pedal: EV-5, FV-300L
Foot Switch: FS-5U, FS-5L, FS-6
(0 dBu=0.775 Vrms)
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications
and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without
prior notice.
Index
12STRINGS ..................................................................... 36
2x2 CHORUS ................................................................. 52
GLIDE ............................................................................. 43
GLOBAL ................................................................... 35, 58
GT PU PHASE ............................................................... 63
A
H
ACOUSTIC ..................................................................... 36
ACTIVE RANGE ..................................................... 32, 56
ATTACK ......................................................................... 44
HARMONIST ................................................................. 49
Numerics
B
BANK AREA ..................................................................
BANK SW MODE .........................................................
BODY ..............................................................................
BODY LEV ......................................................................
BOWED ..........................................................................
BPM .................................................................................
BRASS .............................................................................
BULK DUMP .................................................................
BULK LOAD ..................................................................
64
64
39
44
36
55
37
72
72
C
CHANNEL ..................................................................... 69
CHORUS ........................................................................ 53
COLOR ........................................................................... 43
COMP/LM ..................................................................... 47
CONTRAST .............................................................. 56, 66
Control Change number .............................................. 71
COSM AMP ............................................................. 28, 46
COSM GUITAR ....................................................... 27, 36
CRYSTAL ....................................................................... 37
initialization ................................................................... 74
K
KEY .................................................................................. 55
L
LEVEL ............................................................................. 55
LEVEL/BPM/KEY .................................................. 35, 55
M
MIDI .................................................................... 61, 68–72
MIDI CLOCK ................................................................. 71
MIDI Implementation Chart ........................................ 75
MIDI SYNC .................................................................... 29
MIXER ............................................................................. 45
MOD ................................................................................ 49
N
name ................................................................................ 34
NAME/CHAIN ....................................................... 32, 34
NS .................................................................................... 54
NYLON STRINGS ......................................................... 36
O
D
DELAY ............................................................................ 53
DETUNE ......................................................................... 41
DEVICE ID ..................................................................... 69
DIAL ................................................................................ 60
DIRECTION ................................................................... 63
divided pickup ........................................................ 14, 18
DOWN/S1 ................................................................ 57, 66
DRIVER ..................................................................... 62–63
driver settings ................................................................ 18
DUAL .............................................................................. 36
E
EFFECTS ................................................................... 28, 47
EQ .............................................................................. 45, 48
EXCHANGE ...................................................... 25, 61, 67
EXP/GK VOL HOLD ................................................... 65
EZ EDIT .......................................................................... 56
EZ Edit ............................................................................ 26
F
FILTER ............................................................................
FILTER-BASS .................................................................
FLANGER ......................................................................
FV .....................................................................................
I
43
37
50
54
G
GK FUNC ........................................................... 57, 66–67
GK-3 ................................................................................ 14
OMNI MODE ................................................................. 69
OPEN TUNE .................................................................. 36
ORGAN .................................................................... 37, 44
OUTPUT SELECT ................................................... 21, 58
P
P.SHIFTER ...................................................................... 50
Page icon ......................................................................... 16
PAN ........................................................................... 45, 52
Patch ................................................................................ 22
P-BEND ........................................................................... 43
PC MAP SELECT .......................................................... 70
PD SHIFT ............................................................ 36, 41, 52
PEDAL ............................................................................ 60
PEDAL/ASSIGN ............................................... 29–31, 55
PHASER .......................................................................... 51
PICKUP ........................................................................... 37
PIPE ................................................................................. 37
Play page ........................................................................ 17
POLY COMP .................................................................. 36
POLY COMP/LIMITER ............................................... 42
POLY DIST ..................................................................... 36
POLY DISTORTION ..................................................... 41
POLY OCT ...................................................................... 36
POLY OCTAVE ............................................................. 42
POLY SG ................................................................... 36, 42
PROGRAM CHANGE OUT ........................................ 70
PT SHIFT ........................................................................ 39
77
Index
PWM ............................................................................... 37
PWM MOD .................................................................... 44
R
rearranging ..................................................................... 25
REVERB .......................................................................... 54
S
S1/S2 POSITION ........................................................... 64
saving .............................................................................. 25
SCALE ............................................................................. 63
SOLO ............................................................................... 37
SUB CTL1 ....................................................................... 65
SUB EQ ........................................................................... 51
SUSTAIN ........................................................................ 43
SYNTH VOL ............................................................ 57, 67
SYSTEM .......................................................................... 59
T
TREMOLO ......................................................................
TUNE ..............................................................................
TUNER ............................................................................
tuning ..............................................................................
52
40
58
17
U
UP/S2 ........................................................................ 57, 66
V
VARI GT ......................................................................... 36
VIBRATO ........................................................................ 52
W
WAH ............................................................................... 47
WRITE ............................................................................. 25
78
VG-88 PATCH LIST
No.
Name
No.
Name
No.
Name
USER
1-1
V-GUITAR
USER
11-1
FatMETAL
USER
21-1
FAT 1959
USER
1-2
AcGt12st
USER
11-2
Ac PIEZO
USER
21-2
TELE DRV
USER
1-3
TEXS ST
USER
11-3
f HOLE
USER
21-3
SPACSTRT
USER
1-4
OCT DRV
USER
11-4
HARMO 12
USER
21-4
OCT SFX
USER
2-1
SMOKE ST
USER
12-1
DropD -2
USER
22-1
'80s BG
USER
2-2
NYLON
USER
12-2
DETUNE12
USER
22-2
FAT BG
USER
2-3
STD JAZZ
USER
12-3
BRT LP
USER
22-3
TL+BODY
USER
2-4
ECHO PAD
USER
12-4
BOWED
USER
22-4
SYN LEAD
USER
3-1
OD STACK
USER
13-1
WAH TL
USER
23-1
'70s LED
USER
3-2
12st+EGt
USER
13-2
ALL E
USER
23-2
TexsLead
USER
3-3
MILD ST
USER
13-3
JAZZ TL
USER
23-3
DarkJAZZ
USER
3-4
ORGAN
USER
13-4
DRV BASS
USER
23-4
Bell Mix
USER
4-1
BG DRV
USER
14-1
MetalWah
USER
24-1
WAH LEAD
USER
4-2
AcGt+BS
USER
14-2
NASH Gt
USER
24-2
FuzzLead
USER
4-3
WAH STRT
USER
14-3
BODY 12
USER
24-3
CLEAN 12
USER
4-4
HORN Gt
USER
14-4
STEP SFX
USER
24-4
BASS AMP
USER
5-1
DeepEcho
USER
15-1
WAH +7
USER
25-1
AngleWAH
USER
5-2
LA NYLON
USER
15-2
BANJO
USER
25-2
HARDROCK
USER
5-3
-1OCT ST
USER
15-3
PD SHIFT
USER
25-3
'60sECHO
USER
5-4
BASS DRV
USER
15-4
SlowEcho
USER
25-4
BAMBOO
USER
6-1
BluesDrv
USER
16-1
MTL SOLO
USER
6-2
CAPO -4
USER
16-2
CAPO 7
USER
6-3
BODY
USER
16-3
TL TWIN
USER
6-4
PAN SFX
USER
16-4
OCTAVE24
USER
7-1
ES WAH
USER
17-1
CoolLead
USER
7-2
AcGt MIX
USER
17-2
MINI AMP
USER
7-3
TELE MOD
USER
17-3
OPEN E
17-4
AnalogGR
USER
7-4
Em9
USER
USER
8-1
LP WAH
USER
18-1
FatBlues
USER
8-2
12ST AG
USER
18-2
DRV←→CLN
USER
8-3
CLEAN TL
USER
18-3
STRATCru
USER
8-4
ROTARY
USER
18-4
12st OCT
USER
9-1
DropD -1
USER
19-1
OctMetal
USER
9-2
NYLON St
USER
19-2
LIP MTL
USER
9-3
NICE DRV
USER
19-3
R&R
USER
19-4
BRASS+Gt
USER
20-1
LP DRIVE
USER
20-2
SMOKER
USER
20-3
BG CRUNC
USER
20-4
SLOW ATK
USER
9-4
FAT BASS
USER
10-1
METAL ST
USER
10-2
StudioAG
USER
10-3
CrunchTL
USER
10-4
ARPEGGIO
79
No.
Name
No.
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
26-1
26-2
26-3
26-4
27-1
27-2
27-3
27-4
28-1
28-2
28-3
28-4
29-1
29-2
29-3
29-4
30-1
V-GUITAR
AcGt12st
TEXS ST
OCT DRV
SMOKE ST
NYLON
STD JAZZ
ECHO PAD
OD STACK
12st+EGt
MILD ST
ORGAN
BG DRV
AcGt+BS
WAH STRT
HORN Gt
-1OCT ST
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
30-2
30-3
30-4
31-1
31-2
31-3
31-4
32-1
32-2
32-3
32-4
33-1
33-2
33-3
33-4
34-1
34-2
34-3
34-4
35-1
35-2
35-3
35-4
36-1
36-2
36-3
36-4
37-1
37-2
37-3
37-4
38-1
38-2
38-3
38-4
39-1
39-2
39-3
39-4
BODY
TELE MOD
CLEAN TL
JAZZ TL
BODY 12
PD SHIFT
TL TWIN
SPACSTRT
TL+BODY
DarkJAZZ
CLEAN 12
JC CLEAN
Rick12st
American
'60s BOX
335CUTIN
COOLJAZZ
ST WING
ST LINE
SlowGEAR
EchoJAZZ
OCT N.PU
CLEAN ST
CH JAZZ
MildJazz
R+F CUT
TwCHORUS
LP FRONT
BRT HALF
MILD TL
TELE BRT
CLN-LEAD
COMP JC
RICK CLN
12stRICK
NICE DRV
CrunchTL
f HOLE
BRT LP
80
Name
No.
Name
40-1
40-2
40-3
40-4
41-1
41-2
41-3
41-4
42-1
42-2
42-3
42-4
43-1
43-2
43-3
43-4
44-1
44-2
44-3
44-4
45-1
45-2
45-3
45-4
46-1
46-2
46-3
46-4
47-1
47-2
47-3
47-4
48-1
48-2
48-3
48-4
49-1
49-2
49-3
OPEN E
STRATCru
R&R
BG CRUNC
'60sECHO
PHASE LP
CRY TELE
HALF DRV
'60s R&R
ST STACK
NATURAL
BLUES MS
SmallAmp
TELE TW
WahCRUNC
EC LEAD
DeepEcho
BluesDrv
ES WAH
LP WAH
DropD -1
METAL ST
FatMETAL
DropD -2
WAH TL
MetalWah
WAH +7
MTL SOLO
CoolLead
FatBlues
OctMetal
LP DRIVE
FAT 1959
'80s BG
'70s LED
WAH LEAD
AngleWAH
'70s MS
BOOGIE
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
54-1
54-2
54-3
54-4
55-1
55-2
55-3
TIGHT MT
CH DRIVE
BEAT DRV
PEDAL+12
LA NYLON
CAPO -4
AcGt MIX
49-4
50-1
50-2
50-3
50-4
51-1
51-2
51-3
51-4
52-1
52-2
52-3
52-4
53-1
53-2
53-3
53-4
BLUES
MINI AMP
DRV←→CLN
LIP MTL
SMOKER
TELE DRV
FAT BG
TexsLead
FuzzLead
HARDROCK
DROP D
REVERSE
JB LEAD
OCT DIST
PAF LEAD
POLYDIST
FUZZ BOX
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
PRESET
55-4
56-1
56-2
56-3
56-4
57-1
57-2
57-3
57-4
58-1
58-2
58-3
58-4
59-1
59-2
59-3
59-4
60-1
60-2
60-3
60-4
61-1
61-2
61-3
61-4
62-1
62-2
62-3
62-4
63-1
63-2
63-3
63-4
64-1
64-2
64-3
64-4
65-1
65-2
12ST AG
NYLON St
StudioAG
Ac PIEZO
DETUNE12
ALL E
NASH Gt
BANJO
CAPO 7
BASS DRV
PAN SFX
Em9
ROTARY
FAT BASS
ARPEGGIO
HARMO 12
BOWED
DRV BASS
STEP SFX
SlowEcho
OCTAVE24
AnalogGR
12st OCT
BRASS+Gt
SLOW ATK
OCT SFX
SYN LEAD
Bell Mix
BASS AMP
BAMBOO
12st 5th
CRYSTAL
RezoBASS
SPACE DS
MildHorn
NoizLoop
PWM LEAD
SoftLead
DrvSYNTH
PRESET
PRESET
65-3
65-4
GONG
VIRUS
PEDAL/ASSIGN Parameter List
COSM GUITAR
COSM GT (COSM GUITAR)
ON/OFF
P-BEND
P-BEND Q
F-BASS
COLOR
GLIDE
GLD-SENS
BODY
ATTACK
BODY
LOW CUT
LEVEL
COSM MOD (MOD)
DEPTH
RATE
COSM EQ (EQ)
ON/OFF
LEVEL
L-MID G
LOW G
HIGH G
H-MID G
PICKUP
PICKUP
TONE
LEVEL
PT SHIFT (PITCH SHIFT)
ON/OFF
SHIFT1–6
FINE1–6
E.LEVEL1–6
D.LEVEL1–6
HARMO1–6
TUNE
ON/OFF
TUNE TYPE
SHIFT1–6
ON/OFF
DETUNE
DETUNE
PAN
STRING-1–6
PD SHIFT
ON/OFF
PITCH
STRING-1–6
DIST (POLY DISTROTION)
ON/OFF
DRIVE
LEVEL
POLY RATE
DRV BAL
COSM COMP (POLY COMPRESSOR)
ON/OFF
SUSTAIN
TONE
LEVEL
THRESHOLD
COSM AMP
COSM AMP
ON/OFF
VOLUME
PRESENCE
HIGH CUT
MASTER
BASS
MIDDLE
TREBLE
GAIN
BRIGHT
EFFECTS
FX:COMP (COMPRESSOR)
ON/OFF
SUSTAIN
TONE
LEVEL
FX:LM (LIMITER)
THRESHOLD
TONE
LEVEL
FX:WAH (WAH)
ON/OFF
FX:PD WAH (PEDAL WAH)
FREQ
LEVEL
FX:AT WAH (AUTO WAH)
FREQ
PEAK
RATE
DEPTH
LEVEL
FX:EQ (EQ)
ON/OFF
LEVEL
L-MID G
LOW G
HIGH G
H-MID G
OCTAVE (POLY OCTAVE)
ON/OFF
-1OCT–6
-2OCT1–6
DIR1–6
SG (POLY SLOW GEAR)
ON/OFF
FX:MOD (MOD)
ON/OFF
MIXER
BALANCE
LEVEL
FX:HARMO (HARMONIST)
FILTER
CUTOFF
DECAY
ATTACK
LENGTH
MOD-TUNE
MOD-DEP
LEVEL
1:ON/OFF
1:HARMONY
1:PAN
1:LEVEL
DIR LEV
2:ON/OFF
2:HAMONY
2:PAN
2:LEVEL
ORGAN
FEET-4
FEET-8
FEET-16
FX:P.SFT (P.SHIFTER)
1:ON/OFF
1:SHIFT
1:FINE
81
FX:FL (FLANGER)
1:F.BACK
1:PAN
1:LEVEL
DIR LEVEL
2:ON/OFF
2:SHIFT
2:FINE
2:PAN
2:LEVEL
LEVEL/BPM/KEY
RATE
DEPTH
MANUAL
RESONANCE
LEVEL
TUNER
FX:PH (PHASER)
RATE
DEPTH
MANUAL
RESONANCE
LEVEL
STEP
FX:SUB EQ (SUB EQ)
LEVEL
L-MID G
LOW G
HIGH G
H-MID G
FX:2x2CE (2x2CHORUS)
L-RATE
L-DEPTH
L-LEVEL
H-RATE
H-DEPTH
H-LEVEL
FX:TRT (REMOLO)
RATE
DEPTH
FX:PAN (PAN)
RATE
DEPTH
FX:PD SFT (PD SHIFT)
PITCH
FX:VB (VIBRATO)
TRIGGER
RATE
DEPTH
FX:DELAY (DELAY)
ON/OFF
DLY TIME
FEEDBACK
DLY LEVEL
FX:CHORUS(CHORUS)
ON/OFF
RATE
DEPTH
CE LEVEL
FX:REVERB (REVERB)
ON/OFF
REV TIME
REV LEV
FX:NS (NOISE SUPPRESSOR)
ON/OFF
FX:FV (FOOT VOLUME)
LEVEL
82
MASTER (LEVEL/BPM/KEY)
TUNER (TUNER)
LEVEL
BPM(TAP)
KEY
ON/OFF
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
CAUTION
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DO NOT OPEN
ATTENTION: RISQUE DE CHOC ELECTRIQUE NE PAS OUVRIR
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK,
DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK).
NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE.
REFER SERVICING TO QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSONNEL.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an
equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the
presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is
intended to alert the user to the presence of important
operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the product.
INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO A RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK, OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For EU Countries
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is
incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
Discard used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Apparatus containing
Lithium batteries
ADVARSEL!
VARNING
Lithiumbatteri - Eksplosionsfare ved
fejlagtig håndtering.
Udskiftning må kun ske med batteri af
samme fabrikat og type.
Levér det brugte batteri tilbage til
leverandøren.
Explosionsfara vid felaktigt batteribyte.
Använd samma batterityp eller en
ekvivalent typ som rekommenderas av
apparattillverkaren.
Kassera använt batteri enligt
fabrikantens instruktion.
WARNING - When using electric products, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
ADVARSEL
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Read these instructions.
Keep these instructions.
Heed all warnings.
Follow all instructions.
Do not use this apparatus near water.
Clean only with a dry cloth.
Do not block any of the ventilation openings. Install in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions.
Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators,
heat registers, stoves, or other apparatus (including
amplifiers) that produce heat.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or
grounding-type plug. A polarized plug has two blades with
one wider than the other. A grounding type plug has two
blades and a third grounding prong. The wide blade or the
third prong are provided for your safety. When the provided
plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an electrician for
replacement of the obsolete outlet.
10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the
point where they exit from the apparatus.
11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the
manufacturer.
12. Never use with a cart, stand, tripod, bracket,
or table except as specified by the
manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
When a cart is used, use caution when
moving the cart/apparatus combination to
avoid injury from tip-over.
13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
14. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing
is required when the apparatus has been damaged in any
way, such as power-supply cord or plug is damaged, liquid
has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus,
the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does
not operate normally, or has been dropped.
For the U.K.
WARNING:
THIS APPARATUS MUST BE EARTHED
IMPORTANT: THE WIRES IN THIS MAINS LEAD ARE COLOURED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING CODE.
GREEN-AND-YELLOW: EARTH, BLUE: NEUTRAL, BROWN: LIVE
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this apparatus may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured GREEN-AND-YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked by the
letter E or by the safety earth symbol or coloured GREEN or GREEN-AND-YELLOW.
The wire which is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK.
The wire which is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED.
VAROITUS
Eksplosjonsfare ved feilaktig skifte av
batteri.
Benytt samme batteritype eller en
tilsvarende type anbefalt av
apparatfabrikanten.
Brukte batterier kasseres i henhold til
fabrikantens instruks joner.
Paristo voi räjähtää, jos se on
virheellisesti asennettu.
Vaihda paristo ainoastaan
laitevalmistajan suosittelemaan
tyyppiin. Hävitä käytetty paristo
valmistajan ohjeiden mukaisesti.
For EU Countries
This product complies with the requirements of European Directives EMC 89/336/EEC and LVD 73/23/EEC.
For the USA
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Unauthorized changes or modification to this system can void the users authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment requires shielded interface cables in order to meet FCC class B Limit.
For Canada
NOTICE
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.
AVIS
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.
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Street,
ARD E1 Golf, Heliopolis,
Cairo 11341, EGYPT
TEL: 20-2-417-1828
REUNION
Maison FO - YAM Marcel
25 Rue Jules Hermann,
Chaudron - BP79 97 491
Ste Clotilde Cedex,
REUNION ISLAND
TEL: (0262) 218-429
SOUTH AFRICA
That Other Music Shop(PTY)Ltd.
11 Melle St., Braamfontein,
Johannesbourg,
SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (011) 403 4105
FAX: (011) 403 1234
Paul Bothner(PTY)Ltd.
17 Werdmuller Centre,
Main Road, Claremont 7708
SOUTH AFRICA
TEL: (021) 674 4030
ASIA
CHINA
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
(BEIJING OFFICE)
10F. No.18 3 Section Anhuaxili
Chaoyang District Beijing
100011 CHINA
TEL: (010) 6426-5050
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
(GUANGZHOU OFFICE)
2/F., No.30 Si You Nan Er Jie
Yi Xiang, Wu Yang Xin Cheng,
Guangzhou 510600, CHINA
TEL: (020) 8736-0428
HONG KONG
Tom Lee Music Co., Ltd.
Service Division
22-32 Pun Shan Street, Tsuen
Wan, New Territories,
HONG KONG
TEL: 2415 0911
Parsons Music Ltd.
8th Floor, Railway Plaza, 39
Chatham Road South, T.S.T,
Kowloon, HONG KONG
TEL: 2333 1863
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Rivera Digitec (India) Pvt. Ltd.
409, Nirman Kendra
Mahalaxmi Flats Compound
Off. Dr. Edwin Moses Road,
Mumbai-400011, INDIA
TEL: (022) 2493 9051
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INDONESIA
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TRINIDAD
NORWAY
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G.A. Yupangco & Co. Inc.
339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue
Makati, Metro Manila 1200,
PHILIPPINES
TEL: (02) 899 9801
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Musicales
Ave.1. Calle 11, Apartado 10237,
San Jose, COSTA RICA
TEL: 258-0211
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Ground Floor
Maritime Plaza
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245 Prince Mohammad St.,
Amman 1118, JORDAN
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Roland Scandinavia Avd.
Kontor Norge
Lilleakerveien 2 Postboks 95
Lilleaker N-0216 Oslo
NORWAY
TEL: 2273 0074
SWEE LEE MUSIC
COMPANY PTE. LTD.
150 Sims Drive,
SINGAPORE 387381
TEL: 6846-3676
Zeelandia Music Center Inc.
Orionweg 30
Curacao, Netherland Antilles
TEL:(305)5926866
Todo Musica S.A.
Francisco Acuna de Figueroa
1771
C.P.: 11.800
Montevideo, URUGUAY
TEL: (02) 924-2335
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Blk 3014, Bedok Industrial Park E,
#02-2148, SINGAPORE 489980
TEL: 6243-9555
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ROLAND TAIWAN
ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
Room 5, 9fl. No. 112 Chung
Shan N.Road Sec.2, Taipei,
TAIWAN, R.O.C.
TEL: (02) 2561 3339
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Instrumentos Fernando Giraldez
Calle Proyecto Central No.3
Ens.La Esperilla
Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
TEL:(809) 683 0305
ECUADOR
Mas Musika
Rumichaca 822 y Zaruma
Guayaquil - Ecuador
TEL:(593-4)2302364
THAILAND
EL SALVADOR
Theera Music Co. , Ltd.
330 Verng NakornKasem, Soi 2,
Bangkok 10100, THAILAND
TEL: (02) 2248821
OMNI MUSIC
75 Avenida Norte y Final
Alameda Juan Pablo II,
Edificio No.4010 San Salvador,
EL SALVADOR
TEL: 262-0788
VIETNAM
Saigon Music
Suite DP-8
40 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan Street
Hochiminh City, VIETNAM
TEL: (08) 930-1969
AUSTRALIA/
NEW ZEALAND
AUSTRALIA/
NEW ZEALAND
Roland Corporation
Australia Pty.,Ltd.
38 Campbell Avenue
Dee Why West. NSW 2099
AUSTRALIA
For Australia
Tel: (02) 9982 8266
For New Zealand
Tel: (09) 3098 715
CENTRAL/LATIN
AMERICA
ARGENTINA
Instrumentos Musicales S.A.
Av.Santa Fe 2055
(1123) Buenos Aires
ARGENTINA
TEL: (011) 4508-2700
GUATEMALA
Casa Instrumental
Calzada Roosevelt 34-01,zona 11
Ciudad de Guatemala
Guatemala
TEL:(502) 599-2888
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BO.Paz Barahona
3 Ave.11 Calle S.O
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
TEL: (504) 553-2029
MARTINIQUE
Musique & Son
Z.I.Les Mangle
97232 Le Lamantin
Martinique F.W.I.
TEL: 596 596 426860
Gigamusic SARL
10 Rte De La Folie
97200 Fort De France
Martinique F.W.I.
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Av. Toluca No. 323, Col. Olivar
de los Padres 01780 Mexico
D.F. MEXICO
TEL: (55) 5668-6699
NICARAGUA
A&B Music Supplies LTD
12 Webster Industrial Park
Wildey, St.Michael, Barbados
TEL: (246)430-1100
Bansbach Instrumentos
Musicales Nicaragua
Altamira D'Este Calle Principal
de la Farmacia 5ta.Avenida
1 Cuadra al Lago.#503
Managua, Nicaragua
TEL: (505)277-2557
BRAZIL
PANAMA
Roland Brasil Ltda.
Rua San Jose, 780 Sala B
Parque Industrial San Jose
Cotia - Sao Paulo - SP, BRAZIL
TEL: (011) 4615 5666
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Boulevard Andrews, Albrook,
Panama City, REP. DE
PANAMA
TEL: 315-0101
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PARAGUAY
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Rut.: 96.919.420-1
Nataniel Cox #739, 4th Floor
Santiago - Centro, CHILE
TEL: (02) 688-9540
Distribuidora De
Instrumentos Musicales
J.E. Olear y ESQ. Manduvira
Asuncion PARAGUAY
TEL: (595) 21 492147
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PERU
Centro Musical Ltda.
Cra 43 B No 25 A 41 Bododega 9
Medellin, Colombia
TEL: (574)3812529
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Distribuciones Musicales SAC
Juan Fanning 530
Miraflores
Lima - Peru
TEL: (511) 4461388
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Av.las industrias edf.Guitar
import
#7 zona Industrial de Turumo
Caracas, Venezuela
TEL: (212) 244-1122
EUROPE
AUSTRIA
Roland Elektronische
Musikinstrumente HmbH.
Austrian Office
Eduard-Bodem-Gasse 8,
A-6020 Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
TEL: (0512) 26 44 260
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Houtstraat 3, B-2260, Oevel
(Westerlo) BELGIUM
TEL: (014) 575811
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CZ-198 00 Praha 9,
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TEL: (2) 666 10529
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Nordhavnsvej 7, Postbox 880,
DK-2100 Copenhagen
DENMARK
TEL: 3916 6200
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Finland
Elannontie 5
FIN-01510 Vantaa, FINLAND
TEL: (0)9 68 24 020
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Musikinstrumente HmbH.
Oststrasse 96, 22844
Norderstedt, GERMANY
TEL: (040) 52 60090
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Music Sound Light
155, New National Road
Patras 26442, GREECE
TEL: 2610 435400
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Warehouse Area ‘DEPO’ Pf.83
H-2046 Torokbalint,
HUNGARY
TEL: (23) 511011
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Avenue, Dublin 12
Republic of IRELAND
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Viale delle Industrie 8,
20020 Arese, Milano, ITALY
TEL: (02) 937-78300
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MX MUSIC SP.Z.O.O.
UL. Gibraltarska 4.
PL-03664 Warszawa POLAND
TEL: (022) 679 44 19
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EASA HUSAIN AL-YOUSIFI
& SONS CO.
Abdullah Salem Street,
Safat, KUWAIT
TEL: 243-6399
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Portugal Office
Cais das Pedras, 8/9-1 Dto
4050-465, Porto, PORTUGAL
TEL: 22 608 00 60
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TEL: (01) 20-1441
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OMAN
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ROMANIA
TEL: (266) 364 609
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P.O. BOX 37, MUSCAT,
POSTAL CODE 113
TEL: 931-3705
Owner’s Manual
QATAR
RUSSIA
Al Emadi Co. (Badie Studio &
Stores)
P.O. Box 62, Doha, QATAR
TEL: 4423-554
MuTek
3-Bogatyrskaya Str. 1.k.l
107 564 Moscow, RUSSIA
TEL: (095) 169 5043
Thank you, and congratulations on your choice of the Roland VG-88 VGUITAR SYSTEM.
SAUDI ARABIA
SPAIN
aDawliah Universal
Electronics APL
Corniche Road, Aldossary
Bldg., 1st Floor, Alkhobar,
SAUDI ARABIA
Roland Iberia, S.L.
Paseo García Faria, 33-35
08005 Barcelona SPAIN
TEL: 93 493 91 00
SWEDEN
Roland Scandinavia A/S
SWEDISH SALES OFFICE
Danvik Center 28, 2 tr.
S-131 30 Nacka SWEDEN
TEL: (0)8 702 00 20
SWITZERLAND
Roland (Switzerland) AG
Landstrasse 5, Postfach,
CH-4452 Itingen,
SWITZERLAND
TEL: (061) 927-8383
P.O.Box 2154, Alkhobar 31952
SAUDI ARABIA
TEL: (03) 898 2081
SYRIA
Technical Light & Sound
Center
Rawda, Abdul Qader Jazairi St.
Bldg. No. 21, P.O.BOX 13520,
Damascus, SYRIA
TEL: (011) 223-5384
TURKEY
Ant Muzik Aletleri Ithalat Ve
Ihracat Ltd Sti
Siraselviler Caddesi
Siraselviler Pasaji No:74/20
Taksim - Istanbul, TURKEY
TEL: (0212) 2449624
UKRAINE
TIC-TAC
Mira Str. 19/108
P.O. Box 180
295400 Munkachevo,
UKRAINE
TEL: (03131) 414-40
U.A.E.
UNITED KINGDOM
Roland (U.K.) Ltd.
Atlantic Close, Swansea
Enterprise Park, SWANSEA
SA7 9FJ,
UNITED KINGDOM
TEL: (01792) 702701
Zak Electronics & Musical
Instruments Co. L.L.C.
Zabeel Road, Al Sherooq Bldg.,
No. 14, Grand Floor, Dubai,
U.A.E.
TEL: (04) 3360715
NORTH AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
Owner's Manual
Roland Shanghai Electronics
Co.,Ltd.
5F. No.1500 Pingliang Road
Shanghai 200090, CHINA
TEL: (021) 5580-0800
When you need repair service, call your nearest Roland Service Center or authorized Roland
distributor in your country as shown below.
Before using this unit, carefully read the sections entitled: “IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS” (Owner’s manual p. 2), “USING THE UNIT
SAFELY” (Owner’s manual p. 3), and “IMPORTANT NOTES” (Owner’s
manual p. 11). These sections provide important information concerning the
proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you
have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, Quick
start and Owner’s manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be
saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference.
All product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
In using the VG-88, either a guitar equipped with a GK-2A or one
equipped with a GK-3 can be connected to it.
If using a guitar equipped with a GK-3, substitute “GK Volume knob” (of
the GK-3) wherever “SYNTH VOL knob” (of the GK-2A) appears in this
document.
CANADA
BAHRAIN
Moon Stores
No.16, Bab Al Bahrain Avenue,
P.O.Box 247, Manama 304,
State of BAHRAIN
TEL: 17 211 005
CYPRUS
Radex Sound Equipment Ltd.
17, Diagorou Street, Nicosia,
CYPRUS
TEL: (022) 66-9426
IRAN
MOCO INC.
No.41 Nike St., Dr.Shariyati Ave.,
Roberoye Cerahe Mirdamad
Tehran, IRAN
TEL: (021) 285-4169
ISRAEL
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Head Office)
5480 Parkwood Way
Richmond B. C., V6V 2M4
CANADA
TEL: (604) 270 6626
Roland Canada Music Ltd.
(Toronto Office)
170 Admiral Boulevard
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Ltd.
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