ROLAND RA-95 TURBO FACTS
The RA-95 is a real-time arranger featuring a wide variety of music styles
and 241 GS compatible Tones. Its 3.5" HD disk drive provides direct from
disk playback and recording. Included with the RA-95 is a User Style Disk
containing 66 custom Music Styles. GS Mode is provided for using the RA-95
with an external sequencer or playing Standard MIDI Files. The RA-95 also
features an input for the FC-7 Foot Controller, allowing hands-free control
of the elements within the Music Styles. It can also be used with acoustic
keyboards using the optional KP-24 Acoustic Keyboard Pickup.
Playing the Demo Song
- Power on while holding REC.
Setting up your MIDI Instrument
- Press START/STOP to stop the rhythm (if it is playing).
- Press and hold DEMO in the MUSIC STYLE section.
- Use the - buttons (under MUSIC STYLE) to start playing one of the 4 demo songs.
- Press START/STOP to stop playing the demo song.
The RA-95 has several power-up modes for connecting different MIDI devices. Hold down the desired button while turning the power on:
Use the following procedure to setup the RA-95 with a digital piano/synth controlling the arranger in the lower section and a single instrument in the upper section:
|Music Style 1
||Acoustic Piano setup with KP-24 (RRC)
|Music Style 2||Digital Piano and Synth|
|Music Style 3||Master Keyboard|
|Music Style 4||Accordion 1|
|Music Style 5||Accordion 2|
|Music Style 6||MIDI Guitar with Foot switch|
|Music Style 7||Organ 1|
|Music Style 6||Organ 2|
- Power on the RA-95 while holding MUSIC STYLE 2
- Set the MIDI/RRC switch to "MIDI IN 2."
- Connect a MIDI cable from MIDI OUT of your digital piano/synth to MIDI IN 2 on the RA-95.
Assigning a Split Point
- Press GROUP A or b in the UPPER TONE section.
- Use the - buttons (under UPPER TONE) to select the desired BANK.
- Use the - buttons (under UPPER TONE) to select the desired NUMBER.
- Use the VARIATION button (under UPPER TONE) to select different variations of that Tone.
Playing Songs (SMF) from Disks
- Press PARAMETER (under SONG/EDIT).
- Use the SELECT+/- buttons (under SONG/EDIT) to display "SPL."
- Use the DATA +/- buttons (under SONG/EDIT) to select the desired MIDI note number for the split point. For example, to set a split point of C4 (middle C) you would select "60."
Muting Parts on SMFs (GS Mode)
- Insert a disk containing a Standard MIDI File into the floppy disk drive.
- Use the PREV and NEXT buttons to select a song.
- Press PLAY.
- Press SONG MODE so it is lit.
- Press PARAMETER.
- Use the PART LEFT (<) and RIGHT (>) buttons to select the desired Part.
- Press the MUTE button to mute the Part.
Changing Accompaniment Part Levels
- Press ON/OFF in the ARRANGER SECTION so it is lit.
- Press CHORD MEMORY so it is lit.
- Use the - buttons (under MUSIC STYLE) to select the desired BANK.
- Use the - buttons (under MUSIC STYLE) to select the desired NUMBER.
- Press START/STOP and play a chord on the lower portion of your keyboard or MIDI controller.
- Press ORIGINAL, VARIATION, FILL, INTRO or ENDING to hear each section of the arrangements.
- Use the UPPER, ACCOMP, BASS, and DRUMS < and > buttons (under BALANCE) to adjust the volume for each accompaniment Part as desired.
- Press the < and > buttons simultaneously to mute or unmute that Part.
Loading Music Styles
- Insert a disk into the floppy disk drive.
- If necessary, format the disk by holding DISK and pressing FORMAT in the SONG SELECT section. Press REC. Wait until the format is complete.
- Press SYNC START if you wish to use the Arranger section. Press REC and begin playing.
Note: To start recording without activating the Arranger section, press REC followed by PLAY and then start playing.
- Press STOP when you are finished.
- Insert a disk containing a Music Style and press LOAD.
- Use the SEARCH buttons to choose a Style number on the disk.
- Choose a Style location by pressing one of the Music Style buttons (1 to 4).
- Wait for the red LED next to the word DISK in the window to stop blinking, then press LOAD.
- Press DISK in the Music Style section.
- Press the User Style button designated in step #3 to select that style.