It’s a GK preamp and a Breakout Box in one! GK Studio Extreme represents a 100% solution
in recording separate strings. In terms of audio performance GK Studio Extreme leaves
the Roland GK3 far behind.
The separate string signal-to-noise-ratio is a full 10dB improvement on Roland’s
GK3. In recording, compared
to a passive breakout box, GK Extreme signal-to-noise ratio boasts an incredible
+20dB separate string improvement.
• Breakout Box and GK pre-amp in one!
• Add a simple ‘Break-in’ cable and you have a 100% v-synth re-amping solution
• 10dB quieter than the Roland GK3 in A/B comparison.
• When recording separate strings with a passive breakout box, GK Extreme’s signal-to-noise-ratio
is a massive 20dB improvement over GK3. Why?The GK Extreme is already in the output
and target area of 0dB, and a hex pickup is usually around -10dBu. In digital audio
processing, ‘normalizing’ a separate string recording by 10dB is necessary, which
in turn raises the the noise background by 10dB. So 10dB of gain ‘Normalizing’ a
hex pickup + 10dB from the louder GK Extreme circuit = 20dB. Sticking the boot
in on the GK3, Roland have overlooked the critical output to signal-to-noise-ratio
‘crossover point’, with the GK sensor and preamp design. A few modifications to
the existing design, and a metal case would have made GK3 a hi-end pickup and pre-amp.
• No-compromise extremely low resistance OFC ‘breakout’ cable set, with ultra-low
resistance and dual screens.
• Custom multicore return OFC cable to V-Synth for re-amping and hand-free patch
• Hi-Quality separate power supply: Mains and Battery. A battery power supply is
2-3dB quieter than a mains supply.
• Metal enclosure. Roland chose a plastic case to house their GK3. GK Studio Extreme
utilises a metal case to ensure maximum electromagnetic interference suppression.