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Roland GW-8

61-key Workstation Keyboard

Product Code 44272

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The GW-8 is the next generation of Roland's unique GW-Series workstations with intelligent backing-track functionality. With its fresh, contemporary sound-set and expressive interactive musical styles from pop to rock, plus authentic ethnic styles and a multi-format USB Memory Player feature, the GW-8 will bring a world of music to your fingertips. It's especially well-suited for "one-man-band" performance.

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- Contemporary music workstation with high-quality 128-voice sound engine derived from Roland's renowned Fantom-X Series
- Wide variety of contemporary sounds and interactive backing styles with special focus on Latin American genres, plus additional banks of ethnic sounds and styles from around the world
- Onboard 16-track sequencer for saving your interactive performances
- 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
- Newly-designed graphical display, plus Style Select button, Analog Modify knob and D BEAM
- Style Converter and Playlist Editor software included

- Keyboard: 61 keys (with velocity)

Sound Generator
- Maximum Polyphony: 128 voices
- Parts: 16 parts + Keyboard part
- Wave Memory: 256MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
- Preset Memory: Performances: 128, Tones: 896 + 256 (GM2) + World, Rhythm Sets: 32 + 9 (GM2) + World
- User Memory: Performances: 128, Favorite Performances: 100, Favorite Tones: 100
- Effects: MFX: Upper and Lower / 78 types, Chorus: 3 types, Reverb: 5 types

Backing Track
- Backing type: Style, Song, USB Memory Player
- Tempo (MIDI): 20 to 250
- Style Variations: 4 Intro, 4 Main, 4 Ending, 4 Fill In, Sync Start, Stop, One Touch Setting
- Song (16-track Recorder): 16-track, Rec mode (Mix, Replace), Count in, Punch In-Out, Input Quantize
- USB Memory Player: 999 songs, SMF: format-0/1, Audio File: WAV/AIFF/MP3
Preset Memory: Styles: 130 + World
- User Memory: Styles: 100, Songs: 200

- Controllers: D BEAM Controller x 1, Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever x 1, Control Knobs x 2
- Display: 240 x 64 dots white graphic LCD

- Output Jacks (L/MONO, R)
- Ext Input Jack
- Headphones Jack
- MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
- Hold Pedal Jack
- Control Pedal Jack
- USB Connectors: COMPUTER (supports USB MIDI) / MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory)

- Power Supply: DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
- Current Draw: 1,000 mA

- Owner's Manual
- (Style Converter 3.0, Playlist Editor)
- AC Adaptor (PSB-1U)
- Music Player Pad
- USB Memory Protector


Operating System
- Windows: XP Home SP2 or later/Windows XP Professional SP2 or later/Windows Vista*
- This does not work with the 64-bit Edition of Windows Vista.

- Dimensions: 1,045 mm W x 318 mm D x 102 mm H (41-3/16 in x 12-9/16 in x 4-1/16 in)
- Weight: 6.0 kg (13 lbs. 4 oz.)

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