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#253585 - 01/15/09 11:43 AM new roland arranger: prelude
adimatis Offline
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no, really, this is the name of the new "interactive arranger" from roland!
http://www.rolandus.com/products/productdetails.aspx?ObjectId=985&ParentId=18
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#253586 - 01/15/09 12:01 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
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Hmmmmmm. Looks like it's merely a GW-8 with speakers to me (minus the patch modify knobs). I wouldn't be surprised to see Roland smack a $900-$1000 price tag on this thing.

[This message has been edited by squeak_D (edited 01-15-2009).]
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#253587 - 01/15/09 12:14 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
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you're right.
also, it lacks the favorite tone.

speakers might be a selling point though.
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#253588 - 01/15/09 12:17 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
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If it's essentially a GW-8.., I thinks it's funny really. The GW-8's an arranger, Rolande has it listed under the synth section. They then appear to make a "lighter feature" model with speakers and put that in the home section.....
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#253589 - 01/15/09 12:56 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
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Any Prelude demos yet?

does it have a lyric reader unlike the GW8?

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#253590 - 01/15/09 01:56 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
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Haven't you heard? If it has tone modify knobs on it, it CAN'T be an arranger! Arrangers are for fuddy-duddies and your grandparents for making that old rock and roll and soul music!

Only seriously COOL keyboards have knobs that alter the filter on a voice
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#253591 - 01/15/09 02:00 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
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You mean like the PSR-E413...

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/ModelSeriesDetail/0,,CNTID%25253D5014661%252526CTID%25253D205100,00.html
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#253592 - 01/15/09 02:24 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
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Which, AFAIK, no-one here actually uses...

I rest my case!

Remember, fuddy-duddies CAN'T use the knobs... they are already playing with both hands Only someone that thinks that playing ONE part with one hand while he twists knobs with his other is all he needs to do has a use for this, surely?

I can't see how you could use this if you are actually playing an arranger (in arranger mode). OTOH, if you use SMF's or mp3's, it could be useful. But we ALL know that using SMF's or mp3's is not REALLY playing an arranger, don't we?
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#253593 - 01/15/09 02:29 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
Dnj Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by ianmcnll:
You mean like the PSR-E413...

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Cont...D205100,00.html


Nice catch Ian

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#253594 - 01/15/09 02:33 PM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
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Originally posted by Diki:
Which, AFAIK, no-one here actually uses...

I rest my case!

Remember, fuddy-duddies CAN'T use the knobs... they are already playing with both hands Only someone that thinks that playing ONE part with one hand while he twists knobs with his other is all he needs to do has a use for this, surely?

I can't see how you could use this if you are actually playing an arranger (in arranger mode). OTOH, if you use SMF's or mp3's, it could be useful. But we ALL know that using SMF's or mp3's is not REALLY playing an arranger, don't we?


So diki what R U tryin to say here?

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