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#1779644 - 10/29/11 11:21 PM I have purchased a used Roland FP-4
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I have purchased a used Roland FP-4 and I am trying to learn my way around the board. If anyone can make a recommendation or suggestion regarding the FP-4, please comment here.

Thanks very much,


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#1779715 - 10/30/11 04:11 AM Re: I have purchased a used Roland FP-4 [Re: BBB]
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I think you might have to be a bit more specific than that. Are you concerned about how to operate certain functions? How to change the sound? etc.

#1779752 - 10/30/11 06:53 AM Re: I have purchased a used Roland FP-4 [Re: BBB]
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Have you got the owners manual.?

#1780249 - 10/30/11 11:37 PM Re: I have purchased a used Roland FP-4 [Re: BBB]
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I have the owner's manual and like the Acoustic Piano sound and feel of the keyboard.
What I am trying to find is what it will remember on a per patch basis and whether the midi settings are retained on power off/on. It is my first Roland in quite some time and is substantially different from my Yam P120.

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#1780450 - 10/31/11 11:40 AM Re: I have purchased a used Roland FP-4 [Re: BBB]
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BBB, go to page 128 of the manual, and there you will find the settings that can be stored in a registration patch (including midi), and the global settings you can store on power-off.
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#1780847 - 10/31/11 11:06 PM Re: I have purchased a used Roland FP-4 [Re: voxpops]
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i'll check it out.

#1786142 - 11/09/11 11:06 PM Re: I have purchased a used Roland FP-4 [Re: BBB]
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The key point seems to be using a "registration" what another company might call a combi or performance patch.

Now that I've gotten this far if I can remember how to save these registrations , it seems they retain effects, velocity, and pedal assignments along with routing of pedals.

It wont save individual patches with this info but once a registration is used it's assignments are saved when switching to individual patches.

This is all different from what I am used to.

In addition, the Roland manual is not what I would call well written.
I did not like programming my old Korg N5 either but it had it's good points .
The Yamaha and Nord manuals are much more succinct and address obvious point with greater clarity.

#1786262 - 11/10/11 07:14 AM Re: I have purchased a used Roland FP-4 [Re: BBB]
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Registered: 11/02/08
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About the manual, I find it very helpful and clear.

I recommend setting keyboard touch to heavy.
Roland FP-4


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