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E-50 USB MIDI Driver for Mac Os Catalina... #6399
Does anyone know where I can found the 64 Bit Mac OS Catalina -compatible USB MIDI Driver for E-50...? I think that someone has made that...
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E-50 USB MIDI Driver for Mac Os Catalina... #6402
So far, haven't been able to find anything.

In truth, a lot of audio pro's are waiting on Catalina migration until all the apps work well. The brickwalling of 32-bit apps has been quite an issue. Are you unable to roll back to the last OS that DID work with the E50? For now, that's probably what I'd advise if you can...

It's also worth noting that expecting new drivers for a 13 year old design (2006 launch, I think) might be optimistic, given Roland's almost complete abandonment of the pro arranger market. I'd keep an eye open for a used BK5 in good condition, were I you, which didn't need drivers... and had modern (USB stick) storage, not to mention considerable advances over the E50...!
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E-50 USB MIDI Driver for Mac Os Catalina... #6403
Hey, Diki!

So... my E-50 works now perfectly - I’ve got to return my setup to E-50, so I can use again my gig-set!
But I think it’d be so easy to use MIDI via USB...
I don’t know that BK5 - is it as good/versatile as E-50... within a possibility make your own Styles, enough (the same amount of) UserPrograms, as high-quality sounns etc.?
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E-50 USB MIDI Driver for Mac Os Catalina... #6406
If creating your own styles is important, yes, the BK-5 will be a step backwards. In that case, look for a BK-9, which has a Style Creator section.

But in most other aspects, the BK series improves on the E50. More MFX, more entries in the UPS (999 over 128), which makes using MIDI-addressed iPads and tablets for lyrics in style mode possible, audio recording and playback, more and better kits (BK5 is essentially most of a E80), MFX on style and SMF Parts, Pianist2 mode, FAR better for normal piano playing, and so on and so forth.

Other than the B&W touchscreen and the Style Composer, I’m hard pressed to think of another advantage of the E50...
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E-50 USB MIDI Driver for Mac Os Catalina... #6410
The BK-5 does have an on-board Style Composer, which is identical in spec to the BK-9's. In theory the BK-5 or BK-9 should be able to do what the E-50 can, but...

Back in 2013, I tested out the style composer on the BK-9 extensively in my local music store. Roland's insistence on using the rotary selector for numeric data entry, combined with some sloppy logic regarding the maximum note duration sustained across multiple measures, made style creation and editing more of a chore on the BK-9 than what I was familiar with on the E-50. The unit i tried in the store did not have the latest OS, so I don't know whether the bugs / points of frustration I found were ever addressed.

Recently, I found a pre-owned BK-9 at a decent price. It has great sounds as I remember. But I kept my E-50 because I believe the interface is superior for style editing and creation. My $.02.
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Hi, TedS!

Nice to hear... I have a same notion - I think I stay here, E-50... 'cause I can otherwise to use and programming it - and I've created so much own style already.
The best new information was that I can replace the ROM Styles with my own (if the file name is identical - thanks for DiKi). That means I can replace ex. all walzes with the Finnish style waltz which is total different- I don't need ever the Alpine style waltzes... or German Oktober Fest -style waltzes.
I think the E-50's programming options is very advanced, better than BK-series - and the Finally... the sounds are so great!

PS. I've made for my own E-50 among other things 'the red button' in face/front panel = same operations in Assign Pedal (ex. 'Arr Rit Tempo')... and in a rear panel the 'SPEAKER ON/OFF' switch... and the power supply inside the E-50's case etc.
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E-50 USB MIDI Driver for Mac Os Catalina... #6414
Yes... depends on whether your focus is creating styles or actually using them!

Even compared to the G70, I can hardly think of a single sound category that isn’t remarkably improved in the BK9. The SN guitars are a live playing dream come true, utterly eclipsing anything from the G/E series, the VK B3 section is vastly improved over the G70/E80, and wasn’t in the E50/60 at all. The basses are fatter, the drums are more dynamic, there’s a huge improvement to the regular acoustic guitars and electrics (and running a style electric part through an amp sim MFX is a revelation!), the synth palette is vastly huger (and lead synths sounds come ready programmed in monophonic), there are far more string and orchestral sound, etc., etc., etc..

If you had a BK-9 and decided in the E50’s favor, I’m sorry, but you didn’t spend enough time with it to discover the new stuff...

If you get another bite at the BK-9, give it more time, or hang on to the E50 for style creation alone, and become a bit more patient with the change in workflow. Yes, initially I struggled with the transition from the touchscreen, but I did recognize the vast sonic and live playing improvements so gave it more time.

I have never regretted that decision!
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