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of 128 VA Styles converted for Roland G-70 and E-80:
Roland Product Support (Roland Corporation)
Jun 18, 1:09 PM PDT
The .STL file format was used pretty widely in Roland arranger keyboards, so if all of your styles are in this format, they should be able to be played back on both the G-70 and E-80.
However, each keyboard does have some differences in sounds and functions, so it is possible that these are causing the issues you mentioned. We have not seen a converter or application that can make a STL file from one instrument 100% compatible with other arrangers, so they may have to try to load them and manually adjust the parameters - and this may still not result in the exact same playback.
My suggestion to take a look at that package of VA styles and look for styles with the same names as those you are using on your floppies would be the place I'd start if determined to continue to use the legacy styles.
But, as I suggested quite a while back, perhaps now is the time to take a fresh look at the songs you did, and to look at the G70 ROM styles and pick newer, fresher styles for them. If not playing out and you have plenty of time, you don't face the pressure of preparing for a gig, and can take your time! You might also find many tunes that suggest themselves as you listen to these new styles.
Roland aren't really acknowledging that some of the KF styles completely lock up the G70/E80, but their explanation is right on. Give those VA styles a try and see if they have fewer issues.
P.S. This forum is so lucky to have both of you.
Putting basic stuff like Variation changes (with auto-fill on), BassInversion, ACC on/off, and Ending on the pedal allowed me to pretty much do a song hands free as far as button pushing goes, and just use my non-sustain foot to trigger them. If you played any organ, you've already got the skills, but even if not, it takes very little practice to be able to hit the right one without looking.
Try a simple jazz trio/quartet approach, a jazz style, only bass and drums and maybe rhythm jazz guitar, Dynamic Arranger on (so it follows your dynamics!) and just play normal piano...
You really get the feeling that the rhythm section is listening to YOU..!
In the meantime, I have a EV5 pedal and three other pedals I hooked up 2 to the other two outlets. The hold pedal does it's thing, but the other pedal will only do one variation but it's better than nothing or shuts the rhythm on and off.
Yes, I not only play the organ, had 3 yrs. of lessons on an organ and played for churches and weddings in my day including pipe organs. That is not an issue. I also have used only the bass in left and regular piano when my husband and I were the entertainment at the RV park in AZ.
I'm just having a ball with the Cover and the new styles that came with the 3rd upgrade and setting up the keyboard more professionally than I had been doing. I'll still keep the Korg switch pedal in mind but not being very electrical in conforming it I would need for the company which I buy it from see if they could do it. Believe it or not, I'm pretty fast in changing the variations and observing the beat to keep on playing.
Will keep u advised on the FC-7.
Yes, for 'normal' arranger play (LH chord, RH solo) your LH usually has enough time for pressing the buttons, but once you move to a more normal full piano chord recognition, that LH is a lot more tied up. That's when I find the FC-7 rather more essential!
Should you ever move to a BK-9, the BK series has an even better Pianostyle mode. It takes three notes played to trigger a new chord on the G/E series, but the BK's have a mode (Pianist2) that has three notes before a new chord with the sustain up, but five notes before a new chord is recognized while the sustain is down. It is absolutely amazing! I had to think carefully and adjust my playing a hair on the old 'three notes no matter what' system, but with five simultaneous notes needed (not held, they have to be played) with the sustain down, I can pretty much switch my mind off and just play normally.
I think this ought to be the standard for all Pianostyle modes on all arranger from now on. It simply is that good! Combined with the BassInv ON and the Dynamic Arranger ON, it is basically flawless.
Me, I'd go with the used FC-7, those extra 2 more pedals come in pretty handy!
BTW, those function assignments in the PDF are from when the FC-7 used to be hard-wired to functions on older Roland's. All you need to do is make sure they are wired in the correct order, and with newer Roland's (like yours) you can assign anything available to whatever switch you want. Sadly, even after repeated requests Roland have never allowed a different layout for each Performance, it is a global assignment. I always felt you need very different functions for style mode, SMF mode and playing with a live band, but so far, no joy.
The FC-7 is technically just 7 switches in a box with connection cable, not MIDI.
It is an easy mistake to confuse the 5 pin DIN MIDI connector for the 7 pin DIN connector used on the FC-7...
You could even buy seven regular switch pedals like these: www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PedalSqu...o-sp-1-sustain-pedal (make sure they are switchable polarity so you can retask them for other keyboards if you need to) and get someone to make a bank of input jacks wired to a male 7 pin DIN, then arrange them on the floor to your preferred layout.
Lots of ways to skin a cat!
Might as well make sure whatever you have works with all of them!