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Certainly very interesting - I wonder whether Roland had this in hand all along or whether it's a more recent response to the new Yamahas?

 

Now, if only they could do something similar on the EPs front...

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The EPs are "supernatural" but this is the first the pianos have been labeled as such (meaning, the acoustic pianos).

 

I'm looking forward to hearing this.

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Certainly very interesting - I wonder whether Roland had this in hand all along or whether it's a more recent response to the new Yamahas?

 

Now, if only they could do something similar on the EPs front...

 

I think they always plan to export their technology across product lines.

 

I suspect the V piano sales were not up to expectations, either.

 

My guess is that they had this new expansion in the can and that this

is around $450 US

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I think the slip-up was possibly putting SRX technology into a new top of the line machine when they were introducing ARX in the Fantom range. I know the GX therefore benefited in theory from the existing SRX card range, but in reality those cards nearly all show their age. I rarely use the ones installed on my GX.

 

Maybe they'll do an ARX version later.

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The V-Piano "Evolution" seems to introduce a few new piano types: Vertical, V1 Impactance, Triple Large, and Metallic SB. Based on the audio demos, the only one that seems usable is the Vertical; the rest just seem ridiculous (Who needs a triple large piano? :crazy: ) and not at all realistic.
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Not sure - the package does come with a USB key with an OS upgrade on it, so maybe that adds some functionality that would allow actual modelling, though presumably the options will be restricted compared with the V.

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The V-Piano "Evolution" seems to introduce a few new piano types: Vertical, V1 Impactance, Triple Large, and Metallic SB. Based on the audio demos, the only one that seems usable is the Vertical; the rest just seem ridiculous (Who needs a triple large piano? :crazy: ) and not at all realistic.

 

URL to the demos, D-Bon? From what I read here, it looks like this is just a downloadable upgrade rather than an actual new model, which I at first assumed it was.

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Thanks - some interesting sounds, if not exactly hugely authentic of the average player's experience.

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The A series controllers caught my eye. That is until I looked at the specs. ANOTHER USB controller that is targeted towards home DAW users.

 

For a brief moment, I thought they were bringing back a REAL controller (Ala A-80/A-90). *sigh*

 

There are still those of us with rack mounted modules that need to be controlled. Something with a nice piano feel, and maybe 8 splits/layers just isn't made anymore.

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The A series controllers caught my eye. That is until I looked at the specs. ANOTHER USB controller that is targeted towards home DAW users.

 

For a brief moment, I thought they were bringing back a REAL controller (Ala A-80/A-90). *sigh*

Yeah, I dig how they call them PRO. "Even though they look like toys, and they in no way hold a candle to our old A series controllers, there really are pro. It says so right on the package so it must be true..."
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I don't either, and my mom is Japanese. I don't think she can read it either.

 

I haven't seen a site that has the equivalent in English, but this Roland Connect site has some info about their newly announced products.

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I receive the new Roland product announcements. They don't spam me. just the occaisional new product blurb and link to ther new product page.

 

I am very interested in the SupNat'l expansion for the RD700GX.

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The V-Combo VR-700 initially caught my eye, but it seems the "ensemble" section can not be layered with the piano section (e.g., piano/strings not possible).

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The A series controllers caught my eye. That is until I looked at the specs. ANOTHER USB controller that is targeted towards home DAW users.

 

For a brief moment, I thought they were bringing back a REAL controller (Ala A-80/A-90). *sigh*

 

There are still those of us with rack mounted modules that need to be controlled. Something with a nice piano feel, and maybe 8

splits/layers just isn't made anymore.

 

 

 

 

I check these out on the website, yesterday afternoon, before heading to NAMM. I used to have an A-70 (another on the list of 'why on earth did I sell that ?'), and currently have an Edirol PCR-800 (very useful for small gigs, controlling VB-3 via MacBook or Receptor; though a tad light.). One thing I noticed right away - after checking the site - was still no 76 key controller; what's with this nonsense ? OK, they didn't make a heavier, all in one software instrument/module controller (A70, vs. 2 w/oodles of knobs and sliders), but at least could've released a 76 key AP-Pro. Weird... But not surprising.

 

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The V-Combo VR-700 initially caught my eye, but it seems the "ensemble" section can not be layered with the piano section (e.g., piano/strings not possible).

According to the video here you can split and layer both ensemble and organ sound together.

I think that if the price is right this can be a serious contender. Though personally I'm more interrested in the VP7... :)

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