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#323894 - 05/10/11 08:15 PM OK - ROLAND ... are you listening?????
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10156
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
I need your help ROLAND Corp.
I need you to update whatever you need to in the BK7m so that it remembers what we write into performances. ALL of what we write. The manual says it can remember tempo lock, expression on/off and others, and my unit does not.

Lucky for me - I don't need to take this out on the road anytime soon. I can take the extra time in my studio to REset up the parameters that it seems to ignore, but if you want this animal out in the trenches where all my people will see and hear it in action - you need to make it a little more "together". No disrespect to the company or the product, but it does not do what it says it can.

Issues:

1) will not remember the performance that is set to default. It remembers SOME of the parameters, but not all of it... style and name are 2 things that it "forgets"

2) seems to forget expression and tempo lock setting all the time. Even after I load in a new performance with the correct data. It had short term memory loss.

3) It'd be great if the auto accompaniment would turn off when you select MANUAL bass. Or, at least let us write a performance with the arranger off and the manual bass on. You'd think this was possible, as it states in the book, but in reality, the arranger still over-rides the selection. I have to mute every arranger part in a performance if I want to use manual bass. Not good.

4) switching performances NEED to be able to ignore style and tempo. Lots of us change performances during a song, but we NEED to keep the style that's running consistent. All I want to do is add fresh tones to the arrangement on the fly, and keep the drummer and bass player on task. C'mon ... this has been possible forever.

I am using v1.04 ..... v. 1.05 only mentions additions that don't apply to me. Time for 1.06 please! I need help!!!!!!!

I 90% love this thing - give me that extra 10% please???????


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Edited by Uncle Dave (05/10/11 08:18 PM)
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#323899 - 05/10/11 08:30 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: Uncle Dave]
hammer Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2009
Loc: Texas
Dave,
I am glad to see your post because I thought perhaps I just didn't "get it" but I have seen some of the same problems with saving or trying to save performances.

Deane

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#323901 - 05/10/11 08:52 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: Uncle Dave]
Uncle Dave Offline
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Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
You're not nuts Deane .... this thing is 90% done ... still needs another 20 minutes in the oven! But sometime, I just love undercooked cookie dough, or really soft, raw-ish bread too ..... smile
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#323904 - 05/10/11 09:04 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: Uncle Dave]
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 33858
Loc: Jersey Shore, NJ USA
Oh No...Do I see a package deal on ebay soon?.....Bk7m/Vk7 eek2


Edited by Dnj (05/10/11 09:07 PM)
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#323907 - 05/10/11 09:07 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: Uncle Dave]
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
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Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
Oh yeah ..... need room for synth du jour!
Fast sale price $1799 delivered for both!
smile
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#323908 - 05/10/11 09:11 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: Uncle Dave]
ianmcnll Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 10560
Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
You guys are doing the right thing...Roland doesn't want bad press, so let them know what you want done. Publicly!

Sounds like it could be accomplished with an operating system update, since this thing is based on Roland's older arranger technology.

And while they are at it, they can add rootless voicings for the more accomplished pop and jazz players.

It is a nice little rig...it could be a really nice little rig.

Ian
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#323909 - 05/10/11 09:13 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: Uncle Dave]
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 33858
Loc: Jersey Shore, NJ USA
Originally Posted By: Uncle Dave
Oh yeah ..... need room for synth du jour!
Fast sale price $1799 delivered for both!
smile


Now that's a great Deal Dave for the .Bk7m & Vk7 ...Wow!! clap


Edited by Dnj (05/10/11 09:14 PM)
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#323911 - 05/10/11 09:15 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: Uncle Dave]
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 10156
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
I know .... who's in?
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#323914 - 05/10/11 09:23 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: Uncle Dave]
ianmcnll Offline
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Registered: 07/27/05
Posts: 10560
Loc: Cape Breton Island, Canada
Originally Posted By: Uncle Dave
Oh yeah ..... need room for synth du jour!
Fast sale price $1799 delivered for both!
smile


I don't know Dave...why not wait and see if they fix the problems?

Ian
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#323915 - 05/10/11 09:27 PM Re: OK - ROLAND ... are you listening????? [Re: ianmcnll]
Dnj Offline
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Registered: 09/21/00
Posts: 33858
Loc: Jersey Shore, NJ USA
Originally Posted By: ianmcnll
Originally Posted By: Uncle Dave
Oh yeah ..... need room for synth du jour!
Fast sale price $1799 delivered for both!
smile


I don't know Dave...why not wait and see if they fix the problems?

Ian


I think Dave has eyes in line for a Korg Pa3x.. to replace the Pa800 Hmmmm? cool2


Edited by Dnj (05/10/11 09:29 PM)
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