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New Roland E-X30

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New Roland E-X30 #6400
Roland E-X30 is new.
Maximum Polyphony - 256 !!!
256-voice polyphony to support unlimited musical expression and creativity
E-X-30 - Wave memory - 128 MB; But E-50 - Wave memory - 512 MB; and E-80 - Wave memory - 1024 MB;
and 12 pads for MP3 playbacker via USB memory
and 160 Internal songs - what it is? It is DEMO?

www.roland.com/global/products/e-x30/features/

1 month 3 weeks ago Last edit: 1 month 3 weeks ago by loshk.
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New Roland E-X30 #6401
I can’t say I ever found 128 voices much of a limitation, but I guess another 128 doesn’t hurt!

But beyond that, another EX home arranger, not widely distributed (the special scale tuning features tend to limit them to non-Western markets) with such a limited tone selection and rhythm selection doesn’t excite me very much. And I have a feeling that, for most of us on this forum, it doesn’t excite many of us either!

I am going to have to see a lot more than this to be convinced that Roland is still serious about promoting and designing arrangers.
1 month 3 weeks ago Last edit: 4 weeks 2 days ago by Diki.
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New Roland E-X30 #6404
The same story as the e-x20 it's a budget Bulk product and will be also sold under differend brance name's like medile,Gem,startone as it was with the e-x20


Price range is 200 euro
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New Roland E-X30 #6405
Medeli mk361 = roland e-x20
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New Roland E-X30 #6407
Yes.
Medeli M-331 = Roland E-X30,
but without MP3-pad and only 128 polyphony
Price - 200 Euro (budget)


Roland E-X20 = Kurzweil KP 100
1 month 3 weeks ago Last edit: 1 month 3 weeks ago by loshk.
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New Roland E-X30 #6408
Junk. No Chord Intelligence. No slash chord recognition. Not a real Roland, RIP.
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New Roland E-X30 #6409
EX’s have always been down at the hobby/toy end of the spectrum. That’s not to say, at its price point, it isn’t excellent. But it has never been intended to be a substitute for a more ‘serious’ arranger. I wouldn’t say ‘junk’, I’d just say ‘hobbyist’...

The larger problem Roland have is, to re-enter the ‘prosumer’ market or full pro market, they have probably ONE chance to get it right. Their competitors have been advancing while Roland not only stagnated and hibernated, they actively refused to address several major flaws of the EA7 and BK series. If they attempt to rejoin the prosumer market and repeat these blunders or introduce new ones, whatever tenuous goodwill still exists will be utterly gone.

Some of the areas that Roland’s competition have surged ahead are sample memory - the EA7’s 128MB RAM is a complete joke compared to the GB’s available on MOTL models from Korg and Yamaha. Add insult to injury, and offer ZERO factory content for that tiny RAM, and you make it painfully obvious you really don’t give a damn. Then top the cherry by making the multisample format COMPLETELY proprietary..! I know the single sample format is .wav, but no multisample compatibility throws up an enormous technical hurdle for the average arranger user.

Text display in style mode is an industry standard for everyone EXCEPT Roland. And has been for decades.

Multipads need far better and larger factory content, and easy import of style Parts and SMF’s to them. The sampler and multipads are a glaring example of not understanding the arranger market, not understanding that factory content determines whether a feature gets used or not. Something the competition understands only too well. Yamaha and Korg would NEVER release an arranger where you had to make your own content! I don’t know who Roland think they are making arrangers for, but Y&K sure do!

The chord sequencer is now a standard feature on ALL MOTL and TOTL arrangers. No more ‘will they, won’t they’ hide the salami, restrict it to just the odd model BS we have had to endure for decades. Roland invented the idea... USE IT! And fix its current flaws (transpose doesn’t affect it, no way to store AND link it to a Performance).

Looping and arpeggiators are rapidly becoming standard arranger features ... and Roland already do these well on their synth line. So there’s no reason they can’t be added to the arranger line. That keeps them abreast of Y&K.

The BK-9 came incredibly close, fix a couple of OS and UI issues, add a sampler with 1GB+ RAM, multipads with as much content as the competition and easy user import, a bunch more SN voices and kits from the Integra-7 and make a 61 note option (strange how many remain wedded to the smaller keyboard, mind you, a 76 only Genos doesn’t seem to be hurting Yamaha!), and you have something out the gate that could put Roland back on the map.

But one more half-assed prosumer release where you can just KNOW Roland don’t have their heart in it will be the death knell.

If the EA7 hasn’t already tolled that bell.

Maybe toys ARE all that Roland think they can make money on any more... :(
1 month 3 weeks ago Last edit: 1 month 3 weeks ago by Diki.
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