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Alternatively, try contacting Roland US, explain the issue, and see if they have a solution. Particularly if you tell them you got a G70 to replace it (TBH, if light weight was what you were going for, you certainly picked oner of the heaviest arrangers Roland ever made, LOL), they might be a little more inclined to help out!
I would certainly keep an eye open for a good condition used BK-9 if you continue to have to move your gear around... 20 lbs vs. 45 lbs for the G70! After being a huge G70 fan and user for nearly 10 years, I can state definitively I find the BK-9 better in many, many ways, and far lighter to carry! The Chord Sequencer alone is worth the price of admission..! It still has a 76 note action (but not quite as nice as the G70's).
Anyway, thanks a bunch for your input. Is VERY much appreciated.
Anyway, enough of that. Had the idea of using the floppies but since it didn't work out, I will continue to get even more familiar with the G-70. That's a challenge I need and hope to accomplish. I may still call upon u when I run into some issues on tweaking my songs. Wish me luck!! LOL
Thanks again for all your time and knowledge, is appreciated.
There might be someone there with access to a KF. They are a pretty helpful lot!
In the meantime, yes, of course please feel free to ask any G70 related questions. Please post each one in a separate thread (if a separate issue), so that others seeking answers can easily find the thread.
There ARE some things I miss from the G70, that amazing action (buttery smooth yet solid feeling... IMHO the best semi-weighted action ever made), the extra UPR and LWR Parts, the touch screen, the expanded Tone Family buttons (the BK's only have 10 Tone family buttons, so there's a lot more hunting for sounds than the G70 had), and I now have to use an external Harmonizer (mind you, I hardly ever use VH, but my external TC Helicon VK-Perform does tap echo, which is a function I really use a lot and the G70 only had reverb, AFAIK).
If you are going to use a bunch of your older styles from the KF (and there are plenty of great G1000 and VA series styles out there as well), one of the first functions I would get familiar with is the Makeup Tools. Pretty simple to work with, but amazingly powerful too. Not only can you edit the sound for each Style Part, but you can also edit and change each sound inside the Drum Part.
I'd also mess around with the Cover Tools, if I were you. With this, you can (with one button) change a style's entire soundset from say rock electric instruments to jazz acoustics. It's a great tool for taking styles you sort of like but are too modern sounding, and making them more oldies friendly.
You have some fun times in store... you are working with the best made Roland arranger they ever produced! The BK series is certainly a step forward in capabilities, but the case and action and buttons and screen definitely took a hit. But then again, they are at least $1200-2500 cheaper! I guess you get what you pay for..!
However, it is a bad idea to do that in this way, because a floppydisk is slow and
also soon prone to errors. Copy the Styles over e.g. to the internal or external
memorycard (if you have one in the Roland G-70) by using the USB and computer.
You should copy the Styles to the "Put New Styles Here" folder of the Arranger.
See the manual: Page 210 and following pages for the procedure.
Thanks again for your help!
I would definitely read up in the manual how to copy from the floppy to the internal memory, do it one time, and then toss the floppies (after you have backed up your G70 memory, of course!).
Is your laptop PC or Mac? Read Chapter 17 of the manual. What OS are you using?
Be aware, there is no folder structure inside the Styles folder (and remember, NEVER put styles in there yourself, always use the 'Put New Styles Here' folder when adding from a computer, otherwise the database won't show them). So, keep a good track of what you are throwing in there in case you want to pull it back out. You run the risk of erasing styles that you have used and then you will get the dreaded 'File not found' message!
I used to backup my Styles folder to the computer any time I wanted to try out a bunch of new styles, then all I had to do to restore everything the way it was was replace the new Styles folder with the old one, and all was good again!
Also, be aware, the Internal memory area of the G70 is only about 50MB or so. Throw in a TON of styles just to audition them, and then don't erase the ones you don't need, you can quickly use up all the memory (particularly as all the G70's ROM data has to be in there as well), so it wouldn't hurt to get a Card for the back slot.
Styles get stored in the Styles folder in either the Internal or Card memory (after you put them in the 'Put new styles here' folder and the G70 catalogs them in its database, converts STH floppy styles into STY normal styles, and updates its database to show you the new styles).
They don't appear in a UPG until you create one. Which then doesn't appear in a UPS until you add it, or create a fresh one.
At some point or another, you are going to HAVE to connect your G70 to your laptop (it's easy, don't panic!) so that you can backup your Internal and Card memories. But you can probably get away with doing this only after you have done some significant new work that you don't want to risk losing if you have a memory meltdown. But given that you have done all that work putting in your styles etc., the sooner the better.
Databases CAN corrupt, memory cards CAN go bad (or lose the database). Only copying your entire G70 memory to a computer ensures that, if the worst happens, you are still in good shape.
Anyway, thanks so much for the time and attention to my issue.
Perhaps you can contact him and see if he bought it? If his floppy drive is working, you might be able to send him the files from your floppies via email, he sticks them on floppies at his end, then tries to read them in the VA.
If you like, as well, Ruthie, try sending me a style via email and I will take a look at it and see if your info you need is hidden in the file somewhere.