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#303524 - 10/02/04 03:18 AM NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
MikeTV Offline
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Registered: 10/02/04
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AT LAST

Roland has realeased a new top-end arranger, the G-70.

Amongst other goodies, it has:
- 76 keys
- lots of physical buttons
- separate button banks for performances,
styles, and tone selections
- a full colour touch screen as well
- physical organ drawbars
- a proper vocal harmonizer

It seems that Roland DOES listen, after all....

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#303525 - 10/02/04 03:21 AM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
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#303526 - 10/02/04 03:22 AM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
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#303527 - 10/02/04 03:23 AM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
MikeTV Offline
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Perhaps interest will now return to this particular bulletin board, instead of Roland stuff only appearring within the "General Arranger" board.

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#303528 - 10/02/04 04:05 PM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
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I wonder if they will have a rack module of the G70.
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#303529 - 10/09/04 02:08 PM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
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Registered: 02/22/04
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Hi,
the most companies doesn't sell an arranger without keys. :-(
Well, the discover is available without keys, but 1st it's a MIDI file player keyboard and 2nd, they did this for Karaoke or for singers.
There are some discussions about G 70 here http://www.synthzone.com/ubbs/Forum37/HTML/008827.html
much time before Roland released infos and in German there http://www.yamaha-europe.com/UBB_threads...=5&o=&fpart=all
Maybe the release of the new Roland G 70 may reactivate this forum.

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#303530 - 11/08/04 04:55 PM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
Sam Noels Offline
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Registered: 03/17/99
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So no regular version? (61 light keys with speakers)??

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#303531 - 11/10/04 09:29 AM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
Roel Offline
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Registered: 06/24/99
Posts: 1232
Hi,

I'm new here on the Roland forum.
For further details see www.rolandg70.com where also some sound-samples are located.

On the general arranger forum there's more to read about the G70.

btw. I ordered the G70

Roel

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#303532 - 12/10/04 03:32 AM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
Roel Offline
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Registered: 06/24/99
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I actually OWNED the G70, but it turned out to be a HUGE disappointment.
Please read my comments at the general arranger forum.

The PA1X took its place.

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#303533 - 12/10/04 04:54 AM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
MikeTV Offline
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That is very sad news indeed. I was really hoping that Roland had got this one right after the very poor effort that the VA series represents (I own a VA-76. In most respects, it's crap).

Whilst I will still give the G-70 a good checkout, as soon as the local dealer has one to try, your early findings are not encouraging.

The first ominous sign for me was the lack of 6 buttons to manually trigger the 6 fills they boast about. Rather than do the obvious, they seem to have - yet again - made a simple thing difficult.

Your description of the sounds and styles in one of your other posts suggests that the instrument is too similar to the VA for comfort - and that instrument sounds like something costing 500 from about 10 years ago. Not good.

As another act of stupidity, I notice that the G-70 is one inch bigger all round than the already bulky VA-76. So it won't fit the same flight case. Dumb, or what?

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