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#105336 - 07/15/07 06:30 AM Re: Little excitement on the S900? why?
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All KBs should have the 3 options 61/76/88
the influx of controller KB / PC musicians options is another factor in the ever changing production for manufacturers something we didnt have a while back.

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#105337 - 07/15/07 08:49 AM Re: Little excitement on the S900? why?
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Quote:
Originally posted by ianmcnll:

I don't get it either Diki...why doesn't Roland make a 61-key version of their G70?

The E-80 doesn't really count as it has speakers and is a "home" keyboard.

I'm sure there are many players out there who would not buy a G70 because of it's weight and size....

Ian


The truth though, Ian, is that, unlike the MANY that post that they would like a 76 note T2, NO-ONE (other than you, just to make a point, I guess ) has ever posted that they want a speaker-less 61 note G70. In fact, speaker-less 61's are roundly criticized (by you, as well, re. the speaker-less T2!).

So AFTER the clamor for this product goes ignored by Roland (if it ever happens - no sign of anybody wanting it yet!) for years, THEN they will be in the same league as Yamaha...

Nice try, no banana.

Even YOU don't want a speaker-less TOTL 61 note arranger.... (and the E80 is anything but a 'home' keyboard!)

[This message has been edited by Diki (edited 07-15-2007).]

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#105338 - 07/15/07 09:06 AM Re: Little excitement on the S900? why?
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Naaaah, Diki....you know I'm right...only a 76 note as a choice....come on, the other guys do it...except for Yamaha, of course.

I think Roland messed up a good chance...and they don't get a banana either.

The E-80, although bristling with great features, is most definitely a "home" keyboard....certainly too heavy to gig with for most pros, and the built in speakers just bear that out even more....it's not in the same league as the G70.


Ian



[This message has been edited by ianmcnll (edited 07-15-2007).]
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#105339 - 07/15/07 09:33 AM Re: Little excitement on the S900? why?
Diki Offline
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Of course you are right, Ian. Always are...

Welcome back.

Does this mean that YOU would like a speaker-less 61 note G70? No?

So I guess you must be speaking for the silent majority, that somehow can't seem to raise the enthusiasm that the 76 T2 enthusiasts have to actually POST their desires. It's a good job they have you to do it for them. Otherwise, another strongly desired need might go unfulfilled...

But of course, you are right. As always. Roland really need to leap to fill an undeclared need. Just as Yamaha need to continue to ignore a strongly voiced one...

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#105340 - 07/15/07 09:44 AM Re: Little excitement on the S900? why?
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What other guys do it?

61 note PA1x has speakers, 61 note Ketrons have speakers, off the top of my head, I can't think of anything other than the T2 with 61 and no speakers.

There certainly doesn't seem to be much demand for them. Unlike 76 no-speaker arrangers. Plenty of those... EXCEPT Yamaha. Somehow, Yamaha seem to have got completely backwards to the rest of the arranger world.

You want a 61 note G70...? E80 if you can handle the weight, E50 if you can't. You'd be surprised at how good the little E50 is, and the speakers don't make it any more heavy than your beloved PSR3K (soon to be S900, NOT T2!)

The need is already filled. But I guarantee that IF the need ever arose (for a 61 G70), as vocally as the 76 T2 need, Roland wouldn't ignore it as long as Yamaha...

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#105341 - 07/15/07 11:47 AM Re: Little excitement on the S900? why?
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Thanks Diki....marvellous replies.

You get the banana!

Ian
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#105342 - 07/15/07 12:59 PM Re: Little excitement on the S900? why?
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"You'll have to speak up.... I have a banana in my ear!"

(Old punchline...)

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