Read my old review.. nothing has changed... except how I want to use it.
After a few years playing the easier to operate E-A7..I had to get use to
the operating system, again.
After I set it up the way I wanted to use it...it will work out fine.
No bells and whistles like on the E-A7, but other features I want..
16 track sequencer, and D-beam for novelty things like drum roll and crash.
I set it up so I do not need any flash drive.. it is there for break music,
on larger jobs.
Compare to E-A7 audio playback has limitations.
My set up, I have 200 sequences with lyrics in the internal memory.
This is the only Roland arranger that does not auto extract the chords (bummer).
I guess I was getting lazy, using the chord read.
I also set up about 15-20 performances .. all have bass and right hand sounds.
Usually play left hand bass and drum pattern.
The performances vary with piano, EP, organ, Jazz guitar etc.
After one day I have a handle on procedures.
Both of my "home boys" showed some interest in dealing for it.. but it look like
I will hang onto it for a while..
My E-A7 is on stage with "Just In Time",
Stu purchased it from me. And I purchased the Prelude from JoAnn.
I bought the Prelude 2009 when they came out, to use in the band,
after a few months I bought the BK5... replacing the Prelude.
Sold the Prelude to JoAnn and she stored it in her closet,
till I bought it back.. still like new.