Roland Introduces GW-8 Version 2 Workstation
Los Angeles, Calif. (MuseWire â€” Roland today announced their “new gear new inspiration” lineup of new products for Sept. 2009. Roland's popular GW-8 workstation evolves with Version 2. Building on the foundation of intelligent backing-track functionality, contemporary sounds from around the world, and expressive interactive musical styles, the GW-8 Version 2 adds a new Style Composer that lets you edit the Styles as well as create your own interactive backing tracks. Put your personal stamp of creativity on this amazing instrument.
â€¢Contemporary music workstation with high-quality 128-voice sound engine
â€¢Wide variety of contemporary sounds and interactive backing styles with special focus on world-music genres
â€¢Onboard 16-track sequencer for saving your interactive performances
â€¢USB Memory Player feature allows direct playback of MP3, WAV, AIFF, and SMF files from USB key; Center Cancel feature for audio files enables karaoke-style sing-along
New in Version 2
â€¢Style Composer to create and customize Styles
â€¢New preset Styles added to Version 2
â€¢The NTA (Note to Arranger) function allows handsfree control of the arranger engine from external MIDI gear such as Roland's PK-5A MIDI pedal (sold separately) and Roland V-Accordions
â€¢Create multi-track rhythms for a complex drums/percussion ensemble
â€¢Edit SMF files and save them as new songs.