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There shouldn't be any problems inserting it, they both use the same kind of double-sided floppies.
But whether the G70 can read it, that's a different issue! I looked at the KF manual, and there's no info in there on format, other than insisting that the floppy be formatted in the KF. But Roland tend to insist on that even when keyboards can read standard Windows formatted floppies.
You don't say whether you want to transfer SMF's or Styles...
I think possibly the easier solution is, can your computer read the floppies from the KF? If so, you can hook up the computer and G70 via USB and transfer the files that way (read the manual for the correct procedure, you will need a driver for your computer). If your computer can't read the floppies, it's doubtful the G70 can (but try anyway!).
Don't forget to open the 'write protect' tab and prevent writing, so that the disk cannot be accidentally written to (and possibly corrupted if the formats are not compatible).
The KF goes back to 2002, I think by then Roland were starting to use standard Windows formatting, so I think the odds are it should work. And SMF compatibility should be fine (.MID files). But there are no guarantees the styles will transfer (they will need to be in .STH format for the floppy, I think, and .STY for USB transfer, but I'm not 100% sure on that, it's been a while since I even touched a floppy!), or, if they do, they may not sound identical. You may need to do a bit of Makeup Tools work once they get in the G70 to make them sound their best with the slightly different soundset in the G70. It probably won't be a ton of work, but there were some slight differences in drumkit balances and things like that.
Hope this helps.
Will follow the "don't forget to open the Write protect tab.
Will insert and see what happens!
Thanks again, Diki. Been a long time since I was on the old forum with u.
I believe that, once you get the G70 to play the style from the floppy (if it works), you can store the style in the G70's Internal memory (if there's room) or on the Card (if you have one in there).
You might as well do that, to save yourself the bother in future of having to pop the floppy in every time you want to use it. Plus, as I said earlier, I bet you can make the style sound even better if you use a bit of Makeup Tools magic on it!
Do you know the exact names of any of the styles? There's a chance that the same styles might have been available for the G1000/800, which were contemporaries of the KF-90. There are plenty of sites up with the original G800/1000 ROM styles...
Thanks again, Diki
It needs to be loaded into and started on an Roland Arranger to be able
to do what it is supposed to do. It is an Arranger accompaniment file.
I think, if I am correct in reading how you did this, you added the names in the KF. So what you had was similar to a G70 UPG... A 'pointer' in the KF's database to a style on a disk. So you obviously did not rename the file on the disk, you just told the KF which file you needed for that particular song.
There's one slim chance that perhaps the data DID get written to the disk, but it is in a format the G70 can't read. Do you have a computer with a floppy drive? Or a friend with one? Perhaps there's a file on the floppy that is not an STY/STH file, which might be the KF's database. Is there anything on the disk other than style files?
Now, this is where it gets technical... If there is a file with the database on it, it might be possible for some computer savvy friend to open it in a text app, or something that looks at the raw data. And, once again, a slim chance that the data is laid out in a way that associates the song titles you entered with the style file names.
Last option that I can think of... If you have a computer with a floppy drive, try opening the floppy disk and doing a 'Get Info' on a style file. There's a slim chance that the song information you entered is contained in the file's metadata, not the file name.
Don't get your hopes too high. My best guess is that info is gone, but it's worth trying my ideas. And, of course, there's always the option of trying to see if you can find anyone with a KF in your area and taking your disks over and finding out which style the entries used..!
Personally, I tend to try to redo all my songbook entries when I get a new arranger. I know it's a ton of work, but basically, if you use the same styles from before, what exactly is the POINT of a new arranger? You end up sounding exactly the same..! You are missing out on the opportunity to find newer, better styles, or the opportunity to try doing a song in a slightly different style and get away from the same ol', same ol'...
In the older systems they used to read the first xxx bytes in the file for that information, or they used the name from the file on the media. In the later systems the O.S. is looking on other places in the file too. Thus you can see different names on different Arrangers for the same file. Just edit the name on the currently used system is the cure.
By adding the KF files to the Roland G-70 memory and being indexed by the O.S. database, you can edit/change the name to what you want it to be.
One question though, could u let me know what particular new style was added to the G-70 after I updated to the 3 version? Just wondering if I did actually do it right and got the new styles that I should have gotten.
In any event, want to thank u very much for all the time, patience and effort u have done for me. Roland forum has never disappointed me and so glad to have u as moderator!!!
Amazing Gospel.STL , Big Apple Band.STL , DJ Groove.STL , Earth Boogie.STL
Epic Movie.STL , French Java.STL , Friendly Beat.STL , Orchestral Samba.STL ,
Romantic 6_8.STL , Schlag Disco Fox.STL , Schlager 6_8.STL , The Unplugged.STL ,
Wahoo Groove.STL , Western Movie.STL
and possibly also:
Gold Beat.STL , Gold Bossa.STL , Gold Cha Cha.STL , Gold Disco.STL ,
Gold Euro March.STL , Gold Foxtrot.STL , Gold Jive.STL , Gold Medium Beat.STL ,
Gold Rhumba.STL , Gold Samba.STL , Gold Slow Beat.STL , Gold Slow Waltz.STL ,
Gold Swing.STL , Gold Tango.STL , Gold Wien Waltz.STL