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Roland EM-2000 Creative Keyboard

Loading Demo User Programs from Floppy Disk
SN98 v1.0, March 1st, 1999

The EM-2000 Creative Keyboard is several instruments in one:

  • Realtime Arranger with 128 onboard Music Styles including 16 new acoustic Styles
  • Access to 441 additional Music Styles on the included Zip disk
  • Professional 16 track sequencer
  • Realtime Arrangement Scratchpad for quick and easy creation of songs
  • Realtime DSP EFX editor (with 89 onboard EFX)
  • 61-note semi-weighted performance keyboard
  • D-Beam Controller
  • Built-in speakers
This supplemental note is intended to help demonstrate the Sounds and Styles of the EM-2000 by calling up new User Programs. You will need to load the User Programs from the Demo Disk model 2686US. These User Programs are organized to quickly and efficiently demo single sounds, layers, splits, aftertouch, DSP EFX, Styles and the D-Beam by pressing one button.

I. Loading the User Program Set
Use the following procedure to load the user program data into the EM-2000 before beginning the demo:

  1. Power on the EM-2000 with the Factory Zip disk in the Zip drive.
  2. Press F5 [Disk], then use the PAGE UP and DOWN cursors to access the USR PRG page.
  3. Insert the Demo Disk model 2686US into the drive and press M DRUMS [DEVICE].
  4. Press UPPER 1 [EXECUTE] to load the file "SALEDEMO" followed by F5 [Exit].
II. Beginning the Demo
After the User Program data is loaded, use the following procedure to demonstrate the features of the EM-2000:

  1. In the TONE/USER PROGRAM section, press SELECT so USER PROGRAM is lit.
  2. Press GROUP to access the A Bank.
  3. Press TONE/USER PROGRAM 1 twice to select "A11 SND DEMO."
  4. Press USER PROGRAM UP> to select the desired User Program.

    NOTE: User Programs A11-A18 are set up for demonstrating the sounds, keyboard layers, splits, aftertouch, and DSP EFX (see Table 1). User Programs A21-A38 are for demonstrating various Music Styles (see Table 2). User Programs A41-A48 are for demonstrating the D-Beam function (see Table 3).

    NOTE: Some of the Styles used in this demo are supplied from the Zip disk via the Disk Link function. If the EM-2000 is accessing the floppy drive and not the Zip drive you will be prompted to access it (ID5). If so, press M DRUMS [EXECUTE] so the EM-2000 can complete the Disk Link to the Zip drive.

III. Descriptions of User Programs
Table 1 Sounds
User Program Sounds Description
11 Ac. Piano Solo Ac. Piano (entire keyboard)
12 Ac Piano/Warm Strings Layered (entire keyboard)
13 Ac. Piano, Ac. Bass Keyboard Split
14 Accordion, Bandeon Keyboard Split
15 Overdrive Guitar Aftertouch (pitch-wang bar effect)
16 Polysynth Aftertouch (filter)
17 Organ DSP EFX (Pad 1 adds Rotary Speaker)
18 Flute/Piano + Stereo Guitar Left hand: Stereo Guitar, Right hand: Flute/Piano Layer

Table 2 Styles
User Program Style Description Tone (Upper 1) Instructions
21 Folkvalz Ethnic – Mexico Brass/Alto Play repetitive 3rds
22 Valz Ethnic – Mexico Alto Play repetitive 3rds
23 Kam & Kars Ethnic – Greece Sitar Use slight pitchbend at the end of a note
24 Tango 3 Ethnic – Italy Ac. Guitar Play fast scalar lines
25 16B Pop 3 Pop E. Piano/Pad Play chords
26 Cool Groove3 Pop Ac. Piano/E. Piano Play chords/solo lines
27 Fast Guitar Strum Pop (Ac. Style) Strings/Ac. Piano Play chords
28 Ballad arp. Piano Pop (Ac. Style) Synth pad Play chords
31 BeneRock Shuffle/boogie Piano Play repetitive notes in upper register
32 Sh. Rock2 Rock Shuffle Organ Play chords and sweep, Pad 1 adds Rotary Spkr
33 Country 1 Country/Pop Piano Play chords
34 Country 2 Train Beat Piano Play chords/solo lines
35 Big Band Jazz Trumpets Play brass-type figures
36 Blues 12/8 Overdrive Guitar Play solo lines and apply pitch aftertouch
37 Shuffle Oldies (fast) Trombones Play brass-type figures
38 Sw Combo Modern Jazz Vibes Play solo lines

Table 3 D-Beam
User
Program
D-Beam Function Style Tone Instructions
41 Filter Sweep
(Affecting Upper 1 and Upper 2)
N/A Up 1: Panner Pad
Up 2: Converge
Play chord with right hand, raise and lower left hand slowly over D-Beam.
42 Horn Stab Trigger
(Affecting Upper 3)
Big Band Up 1: Bones Sect
Up 2: Octav Brass
Up 3: Trumpet Fall
Play chord in arranger section of kbd. Place hand over middle range of D-Beam to trigger horn stab, continue to HOLD hand over D-Beam for horn fall.
43 Harp Arpeggio
(Affecting Upper 3)
Bolero Up 1: Harp
Up 2: Harp
Up 3: Harp
Play chord in arranger section of kbd. Raise and lower hand over D-Beam to trigger harp gliss.
44 Orchestra Hit Trigger
(Affecting Upper 3)
House Up 1: Soprano Exp
Up 2: Breathy Tn
Up 3: +Orche Hit
Play one note in arranger section of kbd. Place hand over middle range of D-Beam to trigger Orch. Hit.
45 Arranger Drums Part On/Off Jungle N/A Play one note in arranger section of kbd. Place hand over middle range of D-Beam to mute and un-mute the drum track.
46 F/X Trigger
(Affecting Upper 3)
Jungle Up 3: Explosion Place hand over middle range of D-Beam to trigger explosion F/X.
47 Change Arranger Tempo Progress Up 1: Saw Wave
Up 2: Breathy Tn.
Play one note in arranger section of kbd. Raise and lower hand over D-Beam to increase and decrease tempo.
48 Trigger Arranger
Fill-In
Progress Up 1: Saw Wave
Up 2: Breathy Tn.
Play one note in arranger section kbd. Place hand over middle range of D-Beam to trigger Fill to Variation and then Fill to Original.



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