GW-7

Workstation

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GW-7: Workstation

Features

The GW-7 carves a unique path in the arranger-workstation market with its pop-focused sound set, clean and easy user interface, and ultra-affordable price. The workstation is well stocked with mainstream sounds and accompaniment styles for covering a wide range of contemporary pop genres. If you want to add additional styles and Standard MIDI files, the GW-7’s USB port allows for quick and easy file transfer.

  • Affordable performance keyboard with preset backing
  • Simple operation
  • Pro-quality sounds
  • Friendly features for live performance
EZ Operation
Whether you love or loathe technology, you’ll find the GW-7 to be simple, straightforward, and inviting to use. No extensive knowledge of synthesis or sequencing is required to use this intuitive instrument. It’s the perfect first-time workstation for standard pop, jazz, and world-music styles, but its sound quality and styles are rich and expressive enough to attract professionals as well.

Customizable Styles
The GW-7 comes equipped with a wide variety of pre-programmed Styles, which can be customized. In all, there are 101 Styles onboard, with 99 User memory locations. Choose from a trio of band types: Drum & Bass, Combo, and Full Band. You can also create your own compositions from scratch with the internal 16-track sequencer. 99 song locations are provided for storing your compositions and arrangements.

USB I/O
Connect the GW-7 to a computer with one simple USB cable, and transfer data back and forth quickly and easily. Keep your GW-7 well stocked with fresh songs and Styles by loading new Styles and Standard MIDI Files. Save your compositions and arrangements via USB.

Expressive Performance Features
The GW-7 is made to be played. And not just on its keyboard, this workstation offers an invisible, front-panel D Beam (wave your hands over the beam to color your sound), plus a pitch-bend/modulation lever, and a pair of control knobs. Performers will appreciate the GW-7’s large backlit LCD, especially on dark stages and dimly lit studio environments.

World Music Bonus
Ethnic instruments are plentiful in the GW-7. Many instruments have been newly sampled, and boast exceptional sound quality. Call up these expressive sounds and arrangements — programmed by top musicians — and instantly spice up your music!

Specs

Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)
Sound Generator
Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
Parts
16 parts + Keyboard part
Wave Memory
32 M bytes (16-bit linear equivalent)
Preset Memory
Tones: 606 + 256 (GM2), Drum Sets: 51 + 9 (GM2), Performances: 110
User Memory
Tones: 128, Drum Sets: 16,Performances: 32
Effects
Multi-FX: 47 types, Reverb: 8 types, Chorus: 8 types
Transpose
-12 to +12
Backing Track
Tempo
20 to 250
Tracks
16
16-track Recorder Mode
4 easy modes (ALL, Keyboard, Single, Punch In/Out)
Preset Memory
110 Styles
User Memory
99 Styles, 99 Songs
Band Type
3 levels: Drum
USB (Data transfer)
Operating System
Windows: Windows 2000/Me/XP, Macintosh: Mac OS 9.0.4 or later, Mac OS X 10.0 or later
Controllers
D Beam Controller: 1, Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever: 1, Control Knobs: 2
Display
Large backlit custom LCD
Connectors
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R), Headphones Jack, MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT), Hold Pedal Jack, Control Pedal Jack, USB Connector
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor), Current Draw 1,000 mA
Dimensions
1,045 (W) x 320 (D) x 86 (H) mm, 41-3/16 (W) x 12-5/8 (D) x 3-7/16 (H) inches
Weight
5.0 kg / 11 lbs 1 oz (excluding AC adaptor)
Accessories
Owner's Manual, AC Adaptor (ACI Series or PSB-1U)
Options
Pedal Switch: DP-Series, Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV-5
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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