Ralf Schink's Tips & Tricks
My name is Ralf Schink and I am a member of the G-70 R&D and Demo Team. In this workshop I would like to talk about some ideas in putting together the sounds of the G-70.
It's Ralf here! In the last workshop we have been talking about putting together some sounds.
Off course this would be a subject that could be continued for a long time, but as we have so many more things to talk about, I would like to continue this workshop series by talking about selecting the right style, adjusting it, and selecting the appropriate sound for the song that you would like to play.
Hello everybody! Here we are!
In this workshop I would like to talk about the Version 2 of the G-70 that you can download for free on this website!
Hello everybody! I am back to you once again!
In this workshop I would like to talk about the Song and Style Make Up Tools.
With this great feature you can easily change sounds and mixer settings in the Midifiles or the Styles of the G-70.
here we are with a new Workshop!
This time I would like to talk about Data and Memory structure of the G-70.
In the G-70 we have two different Memories, the Internal Memory and the
Both are accessible from your Computer via USB...
are you ready for a new exciting workshop?
This time I would like to show you how to create a User Program that allows you to play a
Melody and use the Guitar Mode at the same time. Also you will discover nice Pad Sounds for
the left hand and a groovy Style. And to complete the story we will adjust the Vocal
We will follow 4 Steps:
1st Step: Selecting the Sounds and adjusting Split Points
2nd Step: Selecting the Style and adjusting Tempo
3rd Step: Adjusting Effects and Balances
4th Step: Adjusting the Vocal Harmonist
Now that Roland proudly released the new E-80 I would like to invite you to
the first workshop with this fantastic instrument.
Naturally we would like to have a look at what is new in the E-80. So let
me tell you: quite a lot!
New sounds, new styles, new effects, single track equalizing, even single
drum instrument equalizing … quite unique!
Off course we cannot concentrate on all the new things in one workshop, so
we start with something beautiful and easy!
Now that you have successfully attended the first workshop with the E-80, I
would like to invite you to a new session in order to teach you how to use
another new feature in the E-80, the Lyrics/BMP Viewer.
Let's have fun!
in the last workshop we have learned how to link Lyrics or .bmp-files to User Programs.
In this workshop I would like to share with you the idea of supporting Music with Pictures;
the vice versa from what is done with movies where the Music is written to support the Pictures.
In this workshop I would like to use 4 Pictures that I have taken in January 2006 before going
to Winter NAMM and select the appropriate Song and the right User Programs.
Let's have fun!
In November 2006 Roland Europe proudly introduced the new edition of the Roland Keyboardclub website and the new webshop for purchasing Styles and Midi Files.
Since the quality of data on this site is very high and the price of each Style / Standard Midi Files is very affordable I am sure that many of you will download a lot of Styles or Standard Midi Files.
As a result sooner or later your internal memory will be full and you might want to get an external memory card and store your data onto this external memory.
In this workshop I would like to explain what to do in order to successfully rearrange the memory structure of the Music Assistant User Program that comes with each Music Assistant/Style unit.
Let's have fun!
This time I would like to talk about an interesting feature in the Arranger
Keyboard line: the HOLD function.
This function allows you to “freeze” important parameters while changing
User Programs, Music Assistant Registrations or One Touch Programs.
Let’s imagine, that for example you always would like to use your favourite
Vocal Harmonizer Settings, no matter which Song you play, or which User
Program you load.
Or you want to play the next Song with exactly the same Tempo, or you want
to keep your Transpose Settings, etc.
For this and for much more the HOLD function is very helpful!
In this workshop I would like to put the focus on working with Midi Files.
Apart from simply playing back the Midi Files you can do quite a few other very interesting things such as using the Mark & Jump function for reaching up to 4 pre-defined cue-points in the Song.
This function allows you to jump directly to any Bar in the Song.
You can repeat a Chorus, jump back to the first Verse or jump directly to the Ending of the Song.
For using this function we first need to select the 4 Marks in the Song.
This needs to be done manually, because with today’s technology our instruments are not yet able to recognize Verse, Chorus and Ending of a Song automatically.
As in Tips & Tricks Vol. 12 again I would like to set the focus on playing with Midifiles.
This time we will investigate and study some really great and helpful functions for transposing the Song and using the unique Singer Key Function, that will automatically transpose the Song into the suitable Key for every Singer.