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New from Roland is the GW-7 arranger-workstation, offering a simple user interface and a sound set that's stocked with world, pop, and jazz sounds -- plus companion accompaniment styles.
The GW-7 features a wide variety of pre-programmed Styles, which can be customized. There are 101 arrangements onboard, with 16 user memory locations. Choose from three band types: Drum & Bass, Combo, and Full Band. Ninety-nine song locations are provided for storing compositions.
Connect the GW-7 to a computer or USB-equipped external device with one simple USB cable, and transfer data back and forth quickly and easily. The GW-7 can be constantly refreshed with new songs and Styles via USB data import -- Standard MIDI Files can be loaded as well.
The GW-7 offers an infrared D Beam, a pitch-bend/modulation lever, and a pair of control knobs for realtime expression. Performers will appreciate the GW-7's large backlit LCD, especially on dark stages and dimly lit studio environments.
MSRP: $799. Expected to ship in May.