Alesis Q49 Controller compatible with Roland GR-20?

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I'm a guitar player using synth, and since I have the Roland, I'd like to hook up a keyboard to do some basic melodies/sounds. Straight to the Roland and amp, no computer.

Am I cool with this Q49 keyboard at just $79 now at MF? A keyboardist friend of mine told me that compatibility can be an issue, although the Roland has midi in and out.

Don't care about patch editing or layering.

Thanks!
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Bill R., Employee

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Hello,

Thanks for posting.

I'm not familiar with the Roland keyboard you're using, but you should be OK to use the Q49 with this. Simply connect a MIDI cable to the MIDI IN port on your Roland keyboard from the MIDI Out port on your Q49, and this will allow you to use the Q49 to control the synth.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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The GR-20 is a guitar synth, not a keyboard.
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This discussion should help get things rolling!
Scroll down, to a pic of the setting, and button sequence, to allow
keyboard 5pin midi rather than the 13-pin guitar midi

http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/inde...

Cheers
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See below! Thanks!!!
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Bill R., Employee

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Thanks for helping out!
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Ira

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Guildorf:

You, my friend, are a good man! Thanks!

I knew this was a little complicated, but now that I have that link bookmarked, I'm going to order the Q49 with more confidence.

So I guess if I want to use the 49 and my guitar, I have to reset it for each usage. I can deal with that.

You saved me a world of hurt!
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Well, I finally got the controller, but can't get it to work.
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Ira

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Well, it works!

COOL!!!