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Author Topic: MidiSpot has stopped making Roland styles?  (Read 1125 times)
 
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« on: February 21, 2008, 05:36:13 AM »

I went to the MidiSpot site today. Not one mention of Roland styles anywhere!

Have they ceased making them, or is this all rolled into the Roland Keyboard Club, now?
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 05:52:43 AM »

OK, answered my own question...

Yes, they still make Roland styles, but NO, they don't mention them ANYWHERE on their own site! It's as if all mention of Roland is poison to them. Shocked  Not even a pointer to where they ARE selling their Roland styles...

http://shop.rolandkeyboardclub.com/start.asp?ref=rkc

Pretty secretive, if you ask me... And poor marketing.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 06:57:19 AM »

Hey Niki

I am glad we have Rolandkeyboardclub,for me is the price now.
Before 1 payed about 80 danish Krones her in Denmark.

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 07:16:50 AM »

Yes, RKC got the price dropped nicely.

Mind you, I find myself a little disappointed with many of the styles, in comparison to the ROM styles. Few of them make use of the strengths of the V-Drum kits, the ghosting samples and tom flams, etc., and sound VERY G1000-ish, or at least VA-like. Not 'live' at all like the ROM styles (at least, some of them!).

Most of the styles use the horrible 'thunky' pseudo-stereo pianos, instead of the gorgeous GrandX, poor guitar patterns (Guitar mode's been out a while, now. Where are all the styles this was supposed to make better?), thin horn lines (and I KNOW you can get fat horns out of the G70!), etc., etc..

They also seem to be a grab bag, not balanced against one another very well. But that could just be the demo recordings (pretty uninspired playing on them, IMO). If this is who Roland are relying on to make new styles for the NEXT arranger series, I can only HOPE they are keeping the best for these new models, and this isn't indicative of what will be in ROM on the next ones...

Dynamics... Snap, crackle and pop! That's what made the original ROM styles so good, what persuaded me I HAD to get a G70. Nothing here would persuade me to upgrade, that's for sure...
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 11:03:28 AM »

Hi Diki,
there are noticeable more styles made for the E-80 than for the G-70. Does MidiSpot know more about the future development? Besides this, there are some very good styles for E-80 made by Phil Leader, I think. (Pages 4-5)
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2008, 12:51:28 PM »

Hey Diki

I can tell you that MidiSpot is converting about 100 E-80 styles for G-70.
Their marked is mostly Scandinavia and Germany.
Maybe you can like some of them.

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2008, 08:06:38 PM »

OK, I only checked the G70 pages... I'll take a look at the E80 styles and see what I think.

I wonder why they haven't converted these E80 styles for the G70...
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 07:20:51 PM »

Actually new styles optimized for the G-70 were released just today Wink
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