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#119565 - 01/06/00 12:43 AM New top keyboards
Micco Offline
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Registered: 12/07/99
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Loc: Finland
Has anyone heard anything about the Roland
G-1200/EM3000 and Korg i10 keyboards? I have heard that the Roland will have 128 voice polyphony and over 1600 instrument sounds
and the i10 will have some new features taken
from the Korg Triton. Any information about these keyboards?

Michael

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#119566 - 03/21/00 03:23 AM Re: New top keyboards
Micco Offline
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Any rumours??????????

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#119567 - 03/21/00 08:23 AM Re: New top keyboards
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In Louisiana there is word out that a horse-less carriage may be on the way.
Sombody named H. Ford is working on it.
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#119568 - 03/21/00 04:26 PM Re: New top keyboards
DonM Offline
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Dave,
Once again we agree. One of the things I liked about the G800 was the ability to create GM songs. At the time I didn't realize that the others didn't do it that way. I didn't like a lot of things about the G800, though, and wouldn't want another one. I think Edsel designed the operating system.
Roland is probably due to come up with something new pretty soon. Maybe it will be THE ONE.
Don
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#119569 - 03/22/00 03:07 PM Re: New top keyboards
Stevizard Offline
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Registered: 01/30/00
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Loc: Indianapolis, IN, USA
If Roland or Korg were close to getting anything new on the market, I would have thought that they would have displayed it or at least hyped it at the recent NAMM. Since they didn't, it could be long, long, long, time until they come up with anything as good as the PSR-9000 or the X1 (see added the X1 just to be nice to all of you X1ers out there --
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#119570 - 03/22/00 07:07 PM Re: New top keyboards
Alex K Offline
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Registered: 12/03/99
Posts: 731
Loc: Phoenix, AZ USA
I will put my two cents' worth (or less):

I think that at the Frankfurt Musicmesse Roland will begin releasing info about the next instruments, with the actual products available in the US sometime after Summer NAMM. It has been over two years since G1000 was released and this seems to be about the length of the Roland (and Yamaha) product cycle. Also, some posts in this forum have reported that G1000, though not yet discontinued, is not being sold by Roland dealers anymore. A local retailer here in Phoenix is trying to sell an EM2000 at a greater discount than they normally offer (for $2000).

At NAMM Roland seemed to be more secretive than everybody else (they had no arranger keyboards shown in the general display areas, but they had a separate room with more keyboards cordoned off for authorized dealers only). I would not be surprised if they had shown something there with a non-disclosure agreement and a threat of being chopped into sushi. With some G1000/EM2000 remaining in dealers' stock, I can see how Roland would want the news of their replacement kept very low key. Japanese companies are known for very tight product management.

Regards,
Alex
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#119571 - 03/22/00 08:49 PM Re: New top keyboards
George Kaye Offline
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Registered: 11/24/99
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Alex,
I was in that room that was for dealers only. In this room were two middle eastern keyboards that Roland was offering to select dealers. They were the E14 oriental and the E40 oriental keyboards. Neither one was new, only new to the US market. I was able to order these but have no idea when I will get them in. There were no "new" keyboards being shown or talked about. I too agree they must be getting ready to release new models, but when I asked I was told "not yet"
George Kaye
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#119572 - 03/23/00 11:09 AM Re: New top keyboards
DannyUK Offline
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Registered: 12/09/99
Posts: 829
Loc: Bedfordshire, UK
hi !

Everybody seems to be forgetting about GEM keyboards. I think they are due a few models as well aint they? Does anybody know??

DannyUK
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#119573 - 03/24/00 08:00 AM Re: New top keyboards
Micco Offline
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Registered: 12/07/99
Posts: 177
Loc: Finland
I heard these rumours from one of our import
dealers. He told me that these keyboards are
comeing soon or later. There was also some
information on the web about the G-1200 but
I donīt remember the address. The price of
G-1000, EM-2000 and i30 has come down in our
country so that also means that something new
is comeing. Not always but sometimes.

I donīt know much about Generalmusic becuse
there are not GEM dealers in the town I live.
If there had been GEM dealers here then the
WK8 would have been one of my choices. I hope
I didnīt miss anything.

Michael

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