The S670 is a fantastic arranger keyboard, and it will fit the needs of nearly every arranger keyboard player I know other than Fran. If you were to spray paint the work Roland on it, Fran would have bought one when they first came out and been raving about the break button, which does a lot more than add a bit of silence. And, you can fill to break, which is a neat feature with Yamaha boards - all of them. Same with the style fill, you can fill to self, a feature I have used many times in the past with some 60s 70s rock and roll songs.
Those of you that took the time to listen to some of the songs my Argentinean friend Walter created on his S670 know exactly what I'm talking about. Walter has produced some incredible music with his S670, most of which is movie studio quality.
Enjoy that keyboard, Donny,
Gary there have been Roland keyboards I give negative comments about... I will try most any brand keyboard and move on from them when they don't fit me.... even Roland.
Now about that break button...
I can't think of any other feature I would ignore more than a break button
The last 15 years I hardly ever use styles, especially on the job. So "Breaks" are useless to me.
Now if I painted Yamaha on the back of my G70..... I would definitely rave about the keyboard, and not some silly button.
Your buddy does make the s670 sound good on most of his tunes.... but not all.. Some sounds are not stellar, and the results show..
There are differences in sound as you move up to better models.. anyone knows that
Donny how are you getting around on the keyboard with cursors so far from the view screen... It seems like that takes some effort to get use to..