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Hi, new member from sweden, i am just lookin out for any new info about my EA7, but seems not to be mutch.. maybe the EA7 will be the last arranger Roland makes, i have had it for about 6months now, bought it used, sounds terrific, and is the third Roland for me, had the EM2000, then the VA7, and now the EA7, but i still miss some rhytms from the EM2000!, some "pop" style rhytm which i used on youtube, -- i used to be a pro jazzdrummer before, some 30y on the road, but always had some board on the side, -- got ill some y ago, - got a pension, so keyboards is ok, when i am up to it,-- i have always had pretty easy with programming, but i think the EA7 has ben the most frustrating to learn, and still learning -- compared to the VA7 which was a breeze -- i saw somebody wish to have numeric buttons (which the EA7 has) instead of a wheel, DONT wish that! - its driving me nuts to have to click all those small buttons everywhere!, -- though there is an option to use the balance knob as a kind of "wheel" if one wants -- overall i am very pleased with it, and it is very light! - 8kg, easy to take to small gigs, also have a Yamaha MX49, for extra sounds, -- a Presonus mixer, and ALTO Pa system for gigs.-- i cannot sit for long periods playing, so have to brake quite often, and guys, remember one thing: Get a quality chair to sit in when you play, a kicthen stool will kill you by time!! - so hi again to everybody reading this, and catch you later!, - Levi in sweden (but origin is proud Finn;)
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If you know the names of the EM styles you are missing, it’s easy enough to do a search and find them online and then add them to your EA-7. That’s one of the best things about Roland’s... the style format hasn’t changed in decades! Plus, it shouldn’t be hard to edit them to sound even better than the original.

Some of the VA series styles may be a problem if they used the Variphrase audio (I never had a VA series Roland, so I don’t know if Variphrase got used for styles), but other than that you’d be amazed how far back you can go!

Data entry is one of those ‘You can’t please all the people all the time’ things. Some like Inc/Dec buttons, some like a wheel, some like numeric pads, no matter what you make, somebody’s not going to like it! Me, I hate that the BK-9’s wheel doubles as the enter button when pressed, and you have to be careful in case a too vigorous spin also presses ‘enter’ or a press for ’enter’ doesn’t change the value you set!

With Roland having gone four years and change since the EA-7 came out, it is getting safer and safer to assume there may never be another (other than cheap hobbyist arrangers), so take good care of it!

And welcome to Roland-Arranger.com!
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Hi and thanks for reply, sorry to say the particulare rhytm i want from the EM2000 is only on audio!! - i played Stevie Wonders "for once in my life" (but its actually not his tune) - anyway, one has to have a good ear to hear what style it is Lol!! greets, Levi (its posted on my Y2b-channel)
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Addition: i had totally forgot - i just quicksearched trough one harddisk i have, and behold, i found a file named "EM-2000.zip"! - i think and hope i will find it there! - greets, Levi
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As cheap as hard drives are now (or big sticks), totally worth getting one JUST for archiving every Roland style and setup and SMF you have. Then easy to find...

Hope you find the style.

Me, I get a new arranger, half the fun is finding new styles to do old tunes a bit differently than I used to..!
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So true! - its fun to tinker around with different styles and se what you can get out of it! - later, Levi
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