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ROLAND E-A7

5 days 23 hours ago
JEAN AHO
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ROLAND E-A7 #790
ROLAND E-A7 IS THE BEST,but The ROLAND EA-7 took a step backwards. The Roland Bk-5 had the ability to record in wav-format over the former audio. So it was easy to record the background first, then the solo and the others. Could not Roland develop an upgrade that would have the same feature for EA-7. At least I would be willing to pay for it because I do not want to buy back Bk-5.

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5 days 20 hours ago
Mitzie
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ROLAND E-A7 #791
Maybe the EA-7 is now discontinued? On the Thomann website it say that it's no longer available ?

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5 days 15 hours ago
TedS
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ROLAND E-A7 #792
Hmm. Most of the major US stores show them as "in-stock."
Not sure if it means anything, but Roland's own site still lists the E-A7, BK-5, BK-7m, etc., under "Arrangers." Only the BK-9 and GW-8 are no longer listed as current models.

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4 days 18 hours ago
Diki
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To be honest, I find it easier and more convenient to record to either the computer, if home, or a portable recorder if at work.

The problem with recording to the Song Recorder is that it very much depends on how clean and empty your stick is. My gig USB stick has thousands of SMF's, Styles, Mp3's etc., and it struggles to get a clean recording to .wav without dropouts. A stick with much less on it might be less prone to dropouts, but to be sure and safe, I think it's better to record to something like a little Zoom pocket recorder at your gig, and to a computer at home, as they offer FAR more control than the built-in, one-shot audio recorder in the arranger.

I like to use the headphones out to record to and the main outs to the PA when recording my gig.

The main issue recording on the BK series was, you had to start at the beginning and do the entire take perfectly all the way to the end. No way to punch in on a later section, etc..

All in all, if you are posting here, you already have a computer that is FAR better as a recorder than the built-in recorder in the arranger..!

And no, the E-A7 is still a current keyboard in Roland's line-up. It has a VERY different architecture to the BK series, so expecting everything from the BK's to still be the same isn't really realistic.

BK-9 BK-7m G70. Kurzweil K2500S, Korg Triton. Samick upright piano. iMac 27", HR824 monitors.
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