GI-20

GK-MIDI Interface

GI-20: GK-MIDI Interface

Features

If you’re looking to enter the world of synthesis, sample-triggering or MIDI sequencing using your guitar or bass, then this is your box. The GI-20 GK-MIDI Interface detects the signal from any electric guitar or bass equipped with a GK-3, GK-3B or other 13-pin divided pickup, respectively, and lets you trigger synthesizers and samplers, or even record your playing as MIDI data. And with its built-in USB MIDI port, the GI-20 is perfect for computer-based recording setups.

  • Powerful Guitar/Bass-MIDI interface ideal for turning your favorite synthesizer or MIDI module into a guitar synth
  • Built-in USB MIDI port for computer connection
  • Easy, knob-based controls and dedicated buttons for fast, intuitive operation
  • Patch Memory lets you store user settings including “Play Feel, “Transpose/Mute” settings for each string, and Bank Select/Program Change messages for live performance
  • Perfect size and configuration for use with Roland XV-2020 Synthesizer Module
  • Flexible Transpose functions + 2 / - 3 octave with optional footswitch control

Guitar and Bass Synthesis Made Easy
Using a guitar or bass equipped with an optional GK-3, GK-3B or other 13-pin divided pickup, the GI-20 can be used to trigger virtually any MIDI-compatible synthesizer or sampler, as well as outputting your “natural” guitar sound for amplification.

Perfect for Computer Recording Setups
Thanks to its convenient USB MIDI port, the GI-20 lets you quickly connect your GK-equipped guitar or bass to a variety of computer-based recording systems.

Specs

Patches
50
Display
2 characters, 7 segment LED
Connectors
GK IN, FOOT SW, EXP PDL, GUITAR OUT, MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, USB, DC IN
Power Supply
DC9V; Supplied AC adaptor (ACI or ACB series)
Current Draw
450 mA
Accessories
AC Adaptor, GK Cable (3m), MIDI Cable, Owner's manual, CD-ROM (USB driver), Foot Rubber x 4
Options
Divided Pickup: GK-2A (for guitar), GK-2B (for bass), Gk Cable: GKC-3/5/10 (3/5/10 m), Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Connection Cord: PCS-31, Expression Pedal: EV-5, Rackmount Adaptor: RAD-50, MIDI Foot Controller: FC-200, Foot Controller: GFC-50, Unit Selector: US-20, GK Parallel Box: GKP-4
Size and Weight
Width
218 mm
8-5/8 inches
Depth
237 mm
9-3/8 inches
Height
44 mm
1-3/4 inches
Weight
1.3 kg
2 lbs. 14 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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