G-70 Version 2

Music Workstation

The best just got better!

  • SRX
  • USB
  • XGlite
  • GS
  • GM2
  • D-BEAM
  • V-LINK
  • DigiScore

The best just got better!

With over 20 new features and 14 new Music Styles (plus 27 Music Assistant registrations), the G-70 Music Workstation once again sets a new standard! Version 2 expands keyboard player’s horizons thanks to innovative new features like the introduction of the Guitar Mode, the possibility to assign any Tone or Drum sets of an Expansion Board to Song and Style Tracks, the Style Converter and many other improvements. The original G-70 can be updated to Version 2 via download or you can ask your Roland Service Center to update your G-70 for you!

>> G-70 original version
>> SR-G01 Upgrade Kit

  • - Guitar Mode
  • - Expansion Sounds in Styles and Songs
  • - Style Converter
  • - Piano Roll editing in 16-Track Sequencer and User Style Composer modes for a clearer idea of which track plays what
  • - Customization of the Melody Intelligent Tone: the Tone the Melody Intelligence function adds to the chosen harmonization can now be freely selected

Innovative new feature: the Guitar Mode

The G-70’s new Guitar Mode expands keyboard players’ horizons with perfect guitar riff simulations (acoustic and electric) – in realtime. This cutting-edge function provides several down- and up-stroke patterns, realistic muting and other guitar techniques, all controllable from the G-70’s keyboard. The G-70’s Guitar Mode is so authentic, it will take your (and your audience’s) breath away!
The Guitar Mode is also an invaluable programming tool for live-feel guitar phrases in your Standard MIDI Files and Music Styles (available in 16-Track Sequencer and the User Style Composer modes).

Expansion sounds in Styles and Songs

OS version 2 at last allows you to assign any Tone or Drum Set of an installed expansion board (option) to Song and Style tracks. It even provides an Auto Sync function for perfect tempo matching of any loop or phrase you select from that board.

Style Converter

Turn any Standard MIDI File into a fully functional Music Style!
The G-70’s Style Converter is an easy and intuitive tool for creating your own Music Styles based on one of your own Songs or a Standard MIDI File created by someone else.

Vocal Harmonist Midi Control (16-Track Sequencer)

Several new functions have been added to the 16-Track Sequencer environment, the most important being the possibility to record Vocal Harmonist data.
The Vocal Harmonist has become MIDI-savvy and so can be controlled from an external device if you need the keyboard for other things.

Make Up Tool Freeze Function

It allows you to save your Song and Style changes for universal SMF compatibility, and more flexible Song and Style editing.

Melody Intelligence

This function has become more flexible: selecting a Harmony Type also means that the G-70 automatically assigns a suitable sound to the Melody Intelligent part (e.g. a trumpet and sax sounds for Big Band, etc.)
By default, the G-70 automatically loads the Melody Intelligent type that is suited for the Styles you select.

Other new functions

*Style Mixer solo function
*Break Mute function for assign SW buttons
*User Program Set can be copied to floppy disks
*Intro/Ending count down display
*ACV code insertion facility
*Multiple-Note insert function (for chords) in 16-Track Sequencer and User Style composer modes.
*More flexible note gate time editing in 16-Track Sequencer and User Style Composer modes.
*Multiple selections for the delete function in Disk/Media mode.
*Sound addresses(CC00/CC32/PC) displayed on most Tone, Style and User Program pages
*Song/Arranger start priority function that prevents the selected Song (or Style) from being started while a Style (or Song) is running.
*Scale tuning for Style parts


76 key Pro-Action Keyboard with aftertouch

Sound source

Max polyphony
128 voices
1596 panel tones, 48 Drums kits
Wave memory: 192 MB (16 bit linear equivalent)
Harmonic Bar
Based on Virtual ToneWheel technology
SRX Expansion board slot
Multi timbre parts
Effect Processors
7 dedicated effects processors for:
Realtime section - 12 Reverb, 6 Chorus / 84 Multi EFX
Backing(Song/Style) - 8 Reverb, 8 Chorus
Harmonic Bar section - Rotary, Vibrato and Overdrive
External Audio Input - 84 effects
Mic Input - Noise Gate, Comp. 9 Reverb, 9 Delay
Harmonist section - 9 Reverb, 9 Delay, 9 Chorus
Mastering section - Parametric EQ, Multi Band Comp.
GM2/ GS/ XGlite


Preset styles
285 styles on 12 families + 14 on the Custom Area
Variation/ Intro/ Ending/ Fill In
4 variations/ 4 Intro/ 4 Ending/ 6 Fill In/ Break Mute on Assign Switches
Sync Start/
Sync Stop
User Style Composer
8 Tracks with Micro editing/ Piano Roll editing/ Guitar Mode programming/ SRX tones selection
Direct Media Link
One Touch Setting
4 for each Style with customization


For Songs and Styles, 30 ALL, 18 Drum, 24 Bass

Makeup Tools

For Songs and Styles
SRX expansion sounds in Styles and Songs
Make up Tool Freeze Data function

Panel controls

Multi-function sliders
Rotary encoder with push switch
Inc, Dec, Up, Down, Right, Left
Pitch Bender and Modulation
D Beam
Yes, (4 modes)
Keyboard/ Accomp Balance
External Source Volume
Keyboard Part/ Tone Assign Switches
Upper1, Upper2, Upper3, Lower1, Lower2, Manual Bass
Color Touch Screen with click noise

Player/ Recorder

Mark/ Jump
Yes, 4 locations for each Song
16-Track Sequencer, with Micro Editing/ Piano Roll editing, Harmonist control, Guitar Mode programming, SRX Tones selection, SMF to Style Converter
Lyrics Display
Yes with Chord Extractor
Text Import/ Export

Harmonic Bar

Virtual ToneWheel technology
for Upper1/ Lower1
9 bars: 16’, 5-1/3’, 8’, 4’, 2-2/3’, 2’, 1-3/5’, 1-1/3’, 1’
for Manual bass
2 bars: 16’, 8’
On, Off, 2-2/3’, 4’, Slow, Fast
Leakage level
8 set

Vocal Harmonist

4 Modes: Talk, Voice-FX, Auto Pitch, Singer
Programmable Harmony
3 Types: 30 Small, 30 Ensemble, 24 Vocoder
On 16-Track Sequencer, via MIDI IN

User Programs


Music Assistant

about 500 presets, programmable

Data Storage

3.5” HD/DD
Internal SSD (Solid State Disk)
about 50 MB - new FAT DISK optimization
PC Card Slot
1 (supports : Compact Flash, Memory Stick, Smart Media, Microdrive, using Card adaptor)
Type of files managed
Style, Song(SMF), User Program, MIDI Set, Play List, File.txt

Other functions

Guitar Mode
Yes, for Acoustic and Electric Guitars, with Stereo doubling function
Song, Style, User Program
Easy Setting
Arranger, Organ, Piano, Guitar Mode
Chord Alteration System
Adaptive Chord Voicing. ACV code insertion facility on User Style
Melody Intelligent
Yes, 18 Types
Melody Intelligent 2nd Tone customization
Tap Tempo
Transpose with Singer Key Adapter
Yes, -6 ~ +5
Song Chord Extractor
Yes, programmable
Assignable SW
Yes, 2 programmable with Break Mute selection
Updating system
Yes, on Flash


1, for File transfer / MIDI
Audio Output
Main (L/mono, R)‚ Direct (L, R), Vocal Harmonist (L, R)‚ Metronome Output
Audio Input
External audio input (L, R), Vocal Harmonist Input (XLR/TRS, Phone balanced/unbalanced)
1 x Hold Pedal, 1 x Assignable Switch, 1 x Foot Pedal, 1 x FC-7 Control Pedal
Video Output
Yes, for Lyrics and Chords (2 types)


Supplied accessories
Owner’s Manual, Power cord, Music Rest

Size and Weight (Size and Weight )

Width (W)
1,295 mm51 inches
Depth (D)
437 mm17-1/4 inches
Height (H)
157 mm6-3/16 inches
20.5 kg45 lbs. 4 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.


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