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Sound in right hand has dropped to very little sound when moved G-70.

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Sound in right hand has dropped to very little sound when moved G-70. #6297
When I moved my G-70 about 10 feet and turned it on the right hand is hardly audible. Left hand is the same volume. Have dragged it before and no problems.
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Sound in right hand has dropped to very little sound when moved G-70. #6298
I don't think this is internal to the keyboard. Turn everything off, all volumes to zero. Unplug the keyboard and any amplifiers from mains power. Then go back and make sure all connections, especially the speaker connections, are fully inserted into the jacks in the back of the G-70. Verify the setting on all of your balance and volume knobs, including those on the amplifier. Hope this helps, let us know if it worked!
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Sound in right hand has dropped to very little sound when moved G-70. #6300
Double-check the 'Balance' knob and make sure it is centered.

Try a different UPG.

Look at the Keyboard Parts Mixer and make sure the levels are up.

Unplug any expression pedals and restart.
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Sound in right hand has dropped to very little sound when moved G-70. #6304
Hi, Diki, it's been a while. As always, u came up with the answer for what happened. Thank u again for hitting the issue dead right! I'm still learning with your help and William's and using the upgraded styles and the cover styles, but still afraid of downloading those styles u sent. Me and computers sometimes don't mix! LOL Anyway, I copied your answer to save so maybe I can learn about the keyboard parts mixer. Never to old to learn, huh?

Again, thanks for you roland club.

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Sound in right hand has dropped to very little sound when moved G-70. #6305
Hi, TedS did u get my response? Wrote a long one and don't want to repeat.

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Sound in right hand has dropped to very little sound when moved G-70. #6306
Hi, TedS, just wanted to tell u it did work. When I followed your directions, a light bulb went off that I didn't unplug my pedals, one being a EV5 Expression. So after doing ur instructions, I realized that my pedals were still plugged in and the EV5 was closed. Needless to say, when I opened it up, the sound was where it should be. And I unplugged it for good. LOL Had u not contacted me maybe in a week or two (since I don't use the EV5) I may have thought about it. So, u were absolutely right b/c I didn't unplug the pedals when moving the keyboard and it could have turned over shutting the right keyboard sound almost off. So since I'm a caregiver to my husband, my keyboard is my salvation to relax and let my music overwhelm me. Love, love my G-70. So again, TedS, thanks soooooo much for taking the time to help me.

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Sound in right hand has dropped to very little sound when moved G-70. #6307
Don't give up on that expression pedal! It can make all the difference when using the Harmonic Bars (B3 emulation section) and have all kinds of other uses...

But yes, the default programming for it will control the Keyboard Parts (I can't remember if the pedal affects the style as well), so if you accidentally step on it and move it up, you'll lose the Keyboard sounds. Now you know, you won't forget again, will you?!

However, there are many things the expression pedal can do, you simply have to program the UPG to do what you need. Here are a few ideas:

For starters, the HB Organ section is almost unusable without it... Just like a real B3, the keyboard volume is not dead even all across the keyboard, it will tend to get louder as you play higher (drawbar range foldback, to be technical) and needs a swell pedal to control it and add expression and other organ tricks like slightly 'pumping' it to add rhythmic emphasis. Without the pedal, TBH it gets shrill and screeches towards the top. Proper organ technique has ALWAYS involved using a swell pedal.

For each UPG, you can set the pedal to affect different Parts, by different amounts. So it is possible, for instance, to layer strings and piano together, but set the piano so it does not respond to the expression pedal but the strings do. Now you can swell up the strings behind the piano where and when you need them, and fade them away when you don't. You can also set minimum and maximum values that the pedal sends, allowing fully up to still let the strings sound a bit, and fully down not be at maximum volume. Combine this with setting the string to not respond to velocity, and you have a very even string part that you can swell in or out.

You can even invert the pedal's response, allowing you for instance to have one sound with swell pedal up and another different one with pedal down. Maybe a sax and a trumpet... By varying where the pedal is, you get either sax, or trumpet, or halfway up, both! All without needing to stop playing!

You can even set the pedal to affect ONLY the Style or Song Parts, allowing you to dial in some subtle dynamics to the accompaniment (set the pedal so it doesn't do a full on to full off range, just a BIT quieter to a BIT louder). This can really add some dynamics to the backing even within the same Variation.

If you have a pedal, USE IT! It is part of the standard set of controls that help you get expression out of an arranger and more control over what the machine wants to do. Don't let the machine dictate to you! Take control...

As much of it as you can!
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