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Roland G70 - adding/deleting styles in "ROMStyle" directory

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Roland G70 - adding/deleting styles in "ROMStyle" directory #5850
Hi!
I just got a Roland G70 this week, and although this keyboard has more than 10 years wich it was released, this is still fantastic! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:

I would like to know if it's possible to add/delete the default styles inside the "ROMStyle" directory of the G70.

I'm asking that because I would like to replace them with new ones, for example: "Thriller.stl", "BillieJean.stl", and so on...

I saw the other post explaining how to override the default styles, keeping the original names of the styles. But that's not what I want - I want to delete them lol...

The objective is to access the styles through the categories styles button(and not by de "Custom" in each category), not by the touch screen > Disk & Media > Styles > Internal Memory.

It would be great if we could add just our styles in the category buttons and access only the styles that we really use... not a bunch of generic styles that we hardly use them! I know that in all arranger keyboards, this is not possible... but maybe G70 has a "hack" way to do that... it would be great! It would be great too if we could add another SRX! lol

Thanks!
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Roland G70 - adding/deleting styles in "ROMStyle" directory #5851
No... The ONLY way to replace the ROM styles is to name the replacements IDENTICALLY to the originals..

Now, this doesn't mean you can't put completely different styles in place of the ROM styles, only that they HAVE to be named the same as the old styles. If you can get used to that, you can do anything you like! After all, as, as the bard said, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

By the way, enjoy this capability... Joining the LONG list of great features Roland dropped for no reason whatsoever other than they were too dense to realize they had a good thing, the BK series can no longer access the ROM styles to make adjustments, big or small.

Damn! :evil:
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Roland G70 - adding/deleting styles in "ROMStyle" directory #5867
Don't forget... the G70 allows you to save 10 custom styles in each category.. Just save the styles in your external memory and they are linked to the custom location you choose with the name you have giving to the style.

That is enough locations for your own styles for most folks.
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Roland G70 - adding/deleting styles in "ROMStyle" directory #5870
I think it is long past time that categories went the way of the dodo. For starters, few people are ever satisfied with unedited ROM styles, everyone wants to tweak them, even if just a little. Then the way to guarantee a young player avoids an arranger like the plague is to stack the few categories with stuff like Ballroom, Latin, Tradit and Bossa/Samba which will make him think about his grandparents!

Sell arrangers with dedicated styles appropriate for different demographics, and you avoid the negative consequences of having half your category choices being styles you would never use. Give us scribble strips or adhesive labels, let us make the ROM what we need, maybe arrangers would lose the ‘old fogey’ image it has.

But to cripple an arranger with only uneditable ROM styles being easily selected during play, and force any selection of edited and user styles from a convoluted menu system simply makes no sense any more. It’s a throwback to the days of uneditable styles and only 100 or less styles. Think the 80’s! But the game has changed and Roland cling stubbornly to an outdated system.

In 1985 this all made sense, few could wrap their heads around editing styles, most arranger players came from the world of home organs and hardwired rhythms and RAM cost a fortune. But fast forward 35 years and it’s amazing that Roland are still pretending it’s the 80’s. Move on, already! We can handle it!
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Roland G70 - adding/deleting styles in "ROMStyle" directory #5872
I agree! Categories should be all customized! The name of the categories too, for those who don't need that! If they insist, it would be much better if they create categories such: 70's, 80's, 90's, and subcategories like Ballads and Dancing. It woul be good for musicians!
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Roland G70 - adding/deleting styles in "ROMStyle" directory #5877
Actually, I think my point is that it is better to have no categories at all. Everybody’s needs are different, no two players play the same stuff. I think it would be better to simply have numbered banks and leave it to us to decide what to put in them.

The whole touch screen thing is actually the answer. This would allow us to label and define our own categories for easy selection on the gig. But substituting one set of categories for another pre-defined by the manufacturer simply exchanges one problem for another.

I suppose that the arranger needs to be sold with styles in a particular order, and here is where the retailer might be able to select different set ups of modern styles or oldies depending on his customer base, but labels on the front panel hardwire the instrument into one specific order. Maybe scribble strips are the answer, and let the user write the categories for himself…
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Roland G70 - adding/deleting styles in "ROMStyle" directory #5878
Ya, agree too! Let the musician decides the Styles list categories!
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