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#253645 - 01/19/09 07:56 AM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
squeak_D Offline
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Registered: 10/08/00
Posts: 4715
Loc: West Virginia
Nope...., I was just hoping that Roland would continue with the affordable price on their lower line like the E-09. Using speaker housings and base shells of their existing keyboards and then dropping the patch modify hardly justifies a price jump of $150. Just goes to show how arranger makers still go for the pockets of the home players.
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#253646 - 01/19/09 08:00 AM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 43703
$150 is nothing today....remember there is R&D, ,design, labor, etc etc Squeak you should be here at the jam to see the now AUDYA demonstrated by Prince AJ. havin a great time its arranger heaven.

#253647 - 01/19/09 08:35 AM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
adimatis Offline
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Registered: 01/28/05
Posts: 1159
Loc: Oradea, RO
well, i was expecting a higher price than GW8, even though it is hard to justify for it.
that being said, it's more obvious now that GW8 is a better deal, and those used to work with instruments with no speakers will surely prefer it anyway; those who are looking for an arranger, with speakers will just have to pay for that.

man, those speakers must be something really good!!
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#253648 - 01/19/09 11:02 AM Re: new roland arranger: prelude
Diki Offline

Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 14207
Loc: NW Florida
For the price difference, you can get a Logitech or the like sound system that will blow the crappy built-in speakers away.

Has the 'Favorites' feature got dropped?

Me, I'm kinda temped by the new AX strap on keyboard. Looks like a Sonic Cell engine, so easily good enough for gigging, and onboard sound makes making a wireless version a snap compared to transmitting MIDI...
An arranger is just a tool. What matters is what you build with it..!

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