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Guitar Effects Modeling System with Dual COSM Modeling Engines, Dynamic Control, and GT-Pro-class Effects
Item ID: VG99

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New Guitar Modeling and Performance Control Power

The Roland VG-99 guitar modeling synth builds on the legacy of the VG-8, allowing your guitar to play at an entirely new level. The VG-99 has three powerful new processors at its core, plus expressive performance controls such as Ribbon Controller and D BEAM. Flexible digital and analog output options allow for easy implementation for stage and studio applications, and highlights such as an onboard guitar-to-MIDI converter and on-screen editor let you take your 6-string capabilities to new heights with the Roland VG-99.

Roland VG-99 at a Glance:
  • Wide range of COSM-modeled guitars and amplifiers
  • Control switching between virtual guitars and/or amps by foot controllers, buttons/knobs, or your picking dynamics
  • Easy alternate tunings
  • Designed for easy control onstage
  • Guitar-to-MIDI converter and other user-requested features
Multi Modeling

The VG-99 contains an incredible range of COSM-modeled guitars and amplifiers including new electric, acoustic and bass guitar models, a new GR-300 synth wave, and much more. It even models two signal paths at once. Complete dual processing of guitar modeling on the VG-99 allows you to play two different guitar sounds simultaneously. For example, one virtual guitar could be a Telecaster in a vintage Tweed amp with full effects and the other a nylon-string guitar with just a hint of reverb.

Dynamic Control

Both modeled guitar and amp paths can be active at the same time, or they can be dynamically switched or blended. You can control the switching behavior between virtual guitars and/or amps by foot controllers, buttons/knobs on the unit, or according to your picking dynamics. Imagine, for example, playing softly for an acoustic-guitar sound, and transitioning to a full metal blast simply by picking more aggressively. Furthermore, each modeled guitar can be separately assigned to individual guitar-strings. For example, you could have a 12-string guitar on 1st to 4th string and Synth-bass for 5th and 6th.

Alternate Tunings

The VG-99 can produce custom tunings - anything the player desires on any virtual guitar. A virtual Les Paul, for example, could be tuned down four or five steps for a heavy sound, while a nylon string could be tuned as a 12-string, and also tuned down four or five steps at the same time. Open and drop tunings are also supported as well as user defined custom tunings and can be applied to any COSM guitar, so the player can switch instantly between tuning setups without physically switching guitars or having to manually retune.

Guitar Performance in Higher Dimension

With its new performance based design, the VG-99 can be placed within a player's easy reach on stage by using an optional PDS-10 stand. This new style setup allows various new performance possibilities such as D BEAM, Ribbon Controller and more. In combination with the versatile new foot controller FC-300, the VG-99 takes your guitar performance onstage to a whole new dimension.

Most Wanted

You asked for it, now Roland delivers the most-requested new features in the VG-99, including an onboard guitar-to-MIDI converter for direct connection to keyboards, sound modules, soft synths, etc. Audio output via USB or S/PDIF digital out, and optional RAD-99 rackmount adapter further enhance your music production environment. Built in stereo XLR and 1/4" outputs are ideal for live stage performances and touring. The striking new on-screen editor makes programming the VG-99 super easy and fun.

Roland VG-99 Effects Modeling System Features at a Glance:
  • Dual modeling engines allow guitar and amp models to be dynamically switched, layered and combined
  • New COSM electric, acoustic and even bass guitar models, and new synth waves such as the famous GR-300
  • Guitar-to-MIDI converter for direct connection to keyboards, sound modules, soft synths, computers, and other MIDI compatible devices
  • Supports USB audio and MIDI for easy digital recording and sequencing
  • Dual GT-Pro-class effects processor enables unequalled flexible tone creation.
  • Advanced performance controls, including D BEAM, V-LINK, and Ribbon Controller take guitar performance to a whole new level
  • Simple and intuitive knob based interface and new design support live performance
  • Graphical Editor software included to support sophisticated sound making.
  • Versatile I/O including USB, S/PDIF, and XLR provide pro connections for stage and studio recording
Open your playing to a whole new dimension with the Roland VG-99!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number VG-99

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See also: Multi Effects Pedals, Roland, Roland Multi-effects