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Happy New Year, Happy New Forum!
And I'd also like to say Happy New Forum
It was with great sadness I heard about Søren (our Admin and site owner) writing that the site might close after nearly 15 years of service to the Roland arranger playing community. Fortunately for us all, he reconsidered, and has decided to keep the site up, albeit on a simpler model, somewhat along the lines of the old G70 User Forum, which is what started the whole thing going.
This pretty much made my new year all by itself! I have enjoyed helping out the community, and also learning new things myself, and look forward to continuing being a part of one of the nicest groups of arranger players around.
I have a few New Year resolutions to share with you about the forum.
First is to share a bit more of my music with you. We haven't been much for sharing our playing with each other here lately, and I think I'd like to start the ball rolling with more recordings. There's much to learn from each other, and much we can help each other out with if only we could HEAR the issue! Plus, it's fun to hear what types of musics we are all playing, and how we use our arrangers to further our musical goals, whether financial or simply enjoyment. Sometimes you get both!
So, to start off the year, here is a trip back to my youth, and the wonderful Beatles. This is simply played guitar, using the SN Steel Guitar on the LWR Part, and the SN Nylon on the UPR1, with a little pad on UPR2 to support it all. I hope you enjoy, especially my clam right at the end! Nobody's perfect!
I hope we can start sharing a LOT more this year... while it might be fun to endlessly drone on about arrangers, new models, features, other brands, etc., let's not forget what they REALLY are - music making tools. Never forget that. The REALLY important thing is the music. A gardener may talk about his spade, his hoe, his greenhouse, but what he is REALLY doing is growing flowers, fruits, vegetables!
Let's do more to show that, this New Year! Have a happy, safe and prosperous one
Glad I caught an account as it has been revived.
BTW, while it is still up, try going to our archived older forum, and doing a search for 'BK9' (or 'BK-9') and see if any of your questions have already been answered. If the info is useful, feel free to copy the post, and put it up here.
Once we migrate back to the old domain, the old forum posts will be gone forever.
Nice to be back with a Roland product once again. That G-70 I sold you back a few years ago was very much missed. Now with the iPad and the BK-9, there is much more I can do and I can read the Styles and Tones with no issues on the iPad.
The main issue I'm having right now is the BK-Partner won't tell me what's in the Performance list - not sure if it was removed from the board or it's just unable to bring it up without the button press on the board.
I'm going to search around the archives first and start a new topic if I don't find anything. I do already have the documents that were updated with the contents of the Performance table which was shared back in 2013 or 2014 so that helps a lot.
Regards - Vince
About a year after I got my BK-9, I sold that lovely cherry G70 you sold me, Vince. I still have my first one, a bit more road-worn, but still working. Interested?
As far as your G-70 - no remember I had difficulties using the touch screen due to my vision loss. BK-9 works all that out with iPad, Partner and Performance Editor and VoiceOver (IOS screen reader). Finally something I can see the styles, voices and hopefully performances and even modify settings too. And it's 76 keys - the best. Wish I decided on this before my T4 back then when it came out. I almost did it but went with T4.
Still love the way the styles are setup by Roland - not as overly musical but just enough for accompaniment.
I agree, Roland usually write style that leave room for the player. Yamaha do tend to do it all for you. I've always treated my arranger like a band. I want some room to do my thing!