The Roland GW-7 Keyboard combines a potent set of arranger-workstation tools with a clean, easy user interface, an extensive customizable sound set, and powerful realtime performance. It provides a la... Click To Read More About This Product
The Roland GW-7 Keyboard combines a potent set of arranger-workstation tools with a clean, easy user interface, an extensive customizable sound set, and powerful realtime performance. It provides a large library of mainstream sounds, ethnic flavor, and accompaniment styles for covering a wide range of contemporary pop.
It also gives you the ability to add styles and MIDI files as well as back up data through the USB port. You get a 16-track sequencer, 101 styles, 99 user presets, and 99 song locations. 3 pre-selectable styles--Drum & Bass, Combo, and Full Band--make it easy to start building tracks. The large, backlit LCD, pitch/mod wheel, D-Beam controller, assignable controls, and 61-key board give you lots of ways to control your music.
Whether you love or loathe technology, you'll find the GW-7 to be simple, straightforward, and inviting to use. No extensive knowledge of synthesis or sequencing is required to use this intuitive instrument. It's the perfect first-time workstation for standard pop, jazz, and world-music styles, but its sound quality and styles are rich and expressive enough to attract professionals as well.
Realistic preset backing tracks
The GW-7 comes equipped with a wide variety of pre-programmed Backing Track Styles to play along with. In all, there are 110 Styles onboard, with 99 User memory locations to import more. For the preset Styles, choose from a trio of band types: Drum & Bass, Combo, and Full Band. You can also create your own songs from scratch with the internal 16-track sequencer. 99 user locations are also provided for storing your songs.
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. Keep your GW-7 well stocked with fresh songs and Styles by loading new Styles and Standard MIDI Files. Save your compositions and arrangements via USB.
Expressive performance features
The GW-7 is made to be played. And not just on its keyboard, this workstation offers an invisible, front-panel D Beam (wave your hands over the beam to color your sound), plus a pitch-bend/modulation lever, and a pair of control knobs. Performers will appreciate the GW-7's large backlit LCD, especially on dark stages and dimly lit studio environments.
World music sounds
Ethnic instruments are plentiful in the GW-7. Many instruments have been newly sampled, and boast exceptional sound quality. Call up these expressive sounds and arrangements ” programmed by top musicians ” and instantly spice up your music!
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The price, sounds, features, flexibility, ease of operation, styles, super light weight makes this arranger a must in any musician's gear setup. I traded a new Korg TR for this one. Although the Korg TR is a different instrument, the sax sounds on the GW-7 are much better without having to tweak them! The accompaniment section is sweet, smooth and natural. I am so much in love with this unit that I am going to buy the Fantom X 61 to make a perfect pair. My current gear is the Roland GW-7, Roland Juno -G, Roland G-800, Roland VK88, Korg Pa 50, Korg Triton Extreme. The Korg Pa50 is good, but ever since I bought the GW-7 I have stopped using the Korg Pa50. The reason is that the Roland GW7 sounds sweeter! Do yourselves a favor and get one before it gets too late.