Roland GR-700 / G-707

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The GR-700 is a stomp-box guitar synth with the same synth engine as the JX-3P. The G-707 is the flashy guitar controller which connects to the 700 via 24 pin cable. On the 707 guitar are knobs for the cut-off edit and LFO modulation! So now you can play synth sounds with the guitar instead of a keyboard. Sound-wise it's a pretty good synth. You will need the PG-200 programmer if you want to edit patches more easily. Recall patches by stomping on the foot pedals.

The GR-700 is a six voice polyphonic with two DCO's per voice which means analog oscillators and sounds with digital stability and control. The typical assortment of a resonant lowpass filter, ADSR envelope, LFO and oscillator sections are here with easy and straight-forward programming. The GR-700 and G-707 are used by Cirrus, Tim Skold with MDFMK, Amir Derakh of Orgy, Charlie Singleton of Cameo, T.G.Noyes, King Crimson, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, and Andy Summers of the Police.

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37 Visitor comments
February 22, 2009 @ 12:54 pm
Oh, forgot to mention, the guy who sold me mine also threw in a couple of MC-100's Memory Cartridge's, so I guess I got a pretty good deal.
Also, if anyone out there knows of any more really good site's to help me figure out how to use this thing, (I'm a guitarist, not a keyboardist, who has ZIP knowledge of Synth's!!), I'd be greatful to hear about them, thanks very much in advance!
February 22, 2009 @ 12:17 pm
I have a GR-700/707, with a RED 707 guitar controller, which is to this day the only RED one I've ever seen. I bought the GR-700/707, along with the PG-200 Programmer from a friend for $200.00, all in as new condition. He couldn't figure out how to use it to actually USE it, so he sold it to me! Then I found out that it isn't really a piece of cake to figure out myself, so I've searched the internet for as much info as I can find, (which isn't very much!!), and this site, (which I just found), has the best content so far, and I've had this set-up, and have been searching for info since 1986!! So this site has gone to the top of my Roland links file!!!
January 12, 2009 @ 5:04 am
I played this for several hours for many days as soon as it came out. Programming is same as JX-3P,but the controlling is different and is incredible. It sounds louder than the JX-3P and the factory presets were incredible. Sounds are top-notch. Jupiter quality. Deep, loud and controllable. The feel of guitar is great with little tracking problem depending on patch. Must be heard to believe.
Sounds great through JC-120 also. This is one of my favourites.
Rob Parker
January 2, 2009 @ 10:53 pm
That HAS to be one of the strangest and absolutely coolest guitars I've ever seen. I want one in add to the futuristic look.
November 17, 2008 @ 5:32 am
Much photograph mine GR700
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 6 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 DCO's per voice
  • Memory - 32 preset, 32 user, 64 on memory card
  • Filter - Resonant Low pass
  • Effects - Chorus
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Keyboard - 11 foot pedals
  • Control - MIDI (out only), G-707 guitar controller
  • Date Produced - 1984-1986
  • Resources & Credits
  • Thanks to Steve from CIRRUS for the information and images.

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