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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
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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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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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#303534 - 12/12/04 04:35 PM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
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Hi,
it's not unusual that the next model will have a different size. Yamaha users, exchanging the PSR 9000 by Tyros can't use the old case, the same as Korg users.
About gig bags, no problem. The same gig bag fits with Yamaha 9000 pro, G 1000, VA 76 and G 70.
Possibly the customers will understand the G 70 as a better "V-Combo" and use it in a band.
If I had the money, I would combine G70 with Yamaha Tyros and the G70 styles use only, when I don't find a satisfying Yamaha style (because there are many Yamaha 4 variation styles available and no Roland 4 variation styles).

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#303535 - 12/21/04 06:12 AM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
John R Offline
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Registered: 11/10/04
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Roand came out with a reedless accordion,but what happened to the arranger modules like the ra800. Does anyone know if Roland will come out with a new arranger module(possibly with the features like their new keyboard),that accordion players can use? I'm still using the ra800.

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#303536 - 12/21/04 06:51 AM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
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John, I think you, Don Mason, Scott Yee and myself, were the only people to buy an RA800...maybe they needed more sales to continue the module...[You will see one in the future]..
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#303537 - 12/26/04 03:12 PM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
R-F Offline
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Registered: 02/22/04
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Loc: Berlin/ Germany
Hi,
if Yamaha would offer a non key version of Tyros, so we could use the G70 together with the Yamaha sounds and styles. But they have the need to sell keys.
Pretty tough, if you want all the features of Korg PA1x, Tyros and Roland G70, you have to use 3 keyboards!


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#303538 - 01/10/05 12:56 PM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
arnothijssen Offline
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Registered: 11/15/00
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anyone knows when the G70 is gonna be released in the USA?

Would love to find a place to mess with it for a few hours
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#303539 - 01/10/05 06:29 PM Re: NEW TOP MODEL ARRANGER - G-70
George Kaye Offline
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Roland will introduce the G70 on January 20 at the NAMM show in California. I would assume release date to the stores will follow shortly after the show.
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