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How to use G-70 styles as an ARPEGGIATOR

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How to use G-70 styles as an ARPEGGIATOR #216
Hi folks !
I am trying use my old G-70 to make styles simulating an ARPPEGIATOR.
Does anybody have any styles for this?
Or, is it possible import any styles from others modern workstations --FA-06/08, KORG KROSS, YAMAHA GENOS --to the G-70 ?

Thanks to all.

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How to use G-70 styles as an ARPEGGIATOR #217
I'm not sure you are ever going to be satisfied with an arranger's interpretation of an arpeggiator. There is one VERY important difference between arpeggiators and arrangers... an arpeggiator doesn't care what you play!

What I mean is, the arpeggiator will play any notes that you play, whether a proper chord or not. An arranger looks at the notes you played, then figures out what chord it is REALLY supposed to mean! For note clusters other than actual proper chords, the arranger gives it its best guess as to what it should be, so, for instance, play C-D-A, and the arpeggiator will play C-D-A, and there you have it! An arranger will look at that C-D-A and play either a D7 chord, a D7/C (if bass inversion ON) or something a bit different depending on what chord recognition mode you are in.

But the arpeggiator just plays the notes you play (unless it has some kind of chord recognition, which is starting to be more prevalent in arpeggiators), but default behavior is still usually to simply play the notes you play.

The next difference is how the arpeggiator handles doing patterns over more than one octave. How an arpeggiator runs notes up and down octaves is quite different to an arranger's algorithms.

The truth is, yes, you might be able to take a simple arpeggiator pattern, and import it to a style (try a MIDI capture of an FA or something like that), but once you make the style, I'm afraid you are going to hear quite different results from the FA playing the same pattern.

We are starting to see proper arpeggiators start to appear in some modern arrangers. Yamaha have them now. And the reason for this is basically, if arrangers could already do what arpeggiators do, no-one would bother with adding one..! They are two sides to a coin. Same coin, different sides!

Arpeggiators do what they do really well, and arrangers do what they do really well, but they aren't really the same thing.
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