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Hi everyone i am the new distributor for ketron to the U.S

And will check in every one in a while to answer questions.

At the Frankfurt show Ketron will have a working prototype of the Ketron AUDYA which is the new flagship arranger replacing the SD-1. They are also unveiling a new sound module SD-3 which is the SD-5 without the keybed


Ted Kraus

CMC distributors

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Hi Ted,


Good to have you here. I should probably let you know that there is a policy on this forum of no unsolicited advertising from companies. But I think we're cool here - you're just dropping in to say "Hey, here we are, and this is our stuff."


I also want you to feel completely welcome to discuss any musical or tech topics that aren't necessarily about Ketron keyboards.


Everyone else - Ted and his tech A.J. were super cool and spent a lot of time helping me wrap my head around the SD-5 that appears in the April '07 issue's arranger roundup. They're not a spammy company, really. So if you want to know anything further about this oft-overlooked Italian arranger brand, or fire off wish list items, they're listening. That's all.

Stephen Fortner

Principal, Fortner Media

Former Editor in Chief, Keyboard Magazine

Digital Piano Consultant, Piano Buyer Magazine


Industry affiliations: Antares, Arturia, Giles Communications, MS Media, Polyverse



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This is what I have so far... remember, these are preliminary and subject to change in time.... more info to follow ....


AUDYA Advanced Music & Performance Workstation


Preliminary Specifications


Keyboard: New 76 half weighted full keys. 8 Velocity curves. Pitch & Modulation Wheel. Aftertouch. Portamento.

17 Slider Volume controls (includes 2 Assignable sliders), Assignable tabs.

Display: 320 x 240 True Colour Graphic Display TFT.

Hard Disk : 40G ATA IDE 2.5. (upgradeable to 80G).

USB: 2 USB Device + 1 USB host. Mass storage devices supported : Floppy, Stick, Mp3 players, CD/DVD Rom, HD, Computer keyboardetc

Sound Generation: 360 MB PCM Wavetable. 384 New Orchestral Presets Sounds. Stereo & Multilayered Voices. 384 GM2 Sounds. 32 parts Multitimbral. Total Polyphony : 197.

Voice List: 320 programmable 1 Touch - Favourite Sounds.

Drawbars: 9 Digital Drawbars slider controlled. New Rotor, Percussion and Overdrive effect.

Programs: 320 Programs. 3 Voices, 3 splits. Sustain, Portamento, Velocity switch, Duet, Trio, Morphing, Steel, Slide, Harmony. Single & Global Program loading. Editing capabilities: A,D,S,R, Cut Off, Resonance, Effects and keyboard assignments.

2nd Voice: 384 Preset & programmable Second Voices. 2nd Voice 1 or 2.

RAM / INS: 64 MB internal Ram Sound (expandable to 256 MB). Up to 128 Voices controllable.

Sampler: New Dynamic Sampling unit 44 KHz / 16 bit.

Professional Multiplayer : 2 x Wav, 2 x Mp3, 2 x Midi file Player. Hi-quality Real time stretching and transposition. Play List, Autoplay. HD recording to 2 stereo tracks. MP3 Encoder (editable resolution). CD Audio tracks Rippled to int. or Wave.

Midifile Player: SMF Song playback with karaoke and Txt files. Converts .kar & Midi type 0 files to 1. Juke box. Intelligent Transposer. Song Chain. Drum & Bass. Lead On/Off . Save Song setup.

Remix: Real time interactive Midifile and Style playing. Song and Style select.

Registrations: 320 Global panel settings. Single & Block modes. Quick & easy recall

Drum 1: 32 New Drum sets (plus previous). 24 User Drum Sets. 10 Drum sections. Drum Mixer. Manual Drums.

Drum 2: 62 Live Drum Loops. Acoustic, Electro and Latin Loops.

Real Audio Arranger (RAA): Stereo Live Drums (Wave) and Real Acoustic & Electric Guitars plus Bass Accompaniments (Audio). Over 200 Internal Styles, featuring new Unplugged, Latin, Pop, Ballad, Traditional, Swing and Ballroom Styles. Arranger part Mute. After Fill.

4 Arrangers : A, B, C, D. 3 Intro/Endings, Fill In, Break . Real Interactive Accompaniment (RIA). Manual Bass. Jump. Tap Tempo. Accelerando-Ritardando. Tempo control. Pedalboard funcions. Rootless & Standard Chord recognition.

Pattern: New Pattern/User Style section with Advanced Editing functions.

Song Recording: Real time Song Recording to Disk (HD or FD) or external media (partial seq).

Pianist: Standard & Auto Piano-style arranger playing modes. Sustain On/Off.

Octave: 1 octave Up/Down.

Double: lower octave coupling.

Harmony: Full, Jazz, Double, Bluegrass, Trill, Repeat, Folk 1, Folk 2.

Transposer: +/- 24 half tones.

Arabic Scale: 13 arabic setups (footswitch assignable). Tune + / - 99 cents per note.

Accordion Mode: International, Belgique. Velocity control to Left&Right. Bass&Lower octave.

Left Drum to Bass&Chord.

DSP: 3 new Multieffect DSPs with Reverberation, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Tap Delay 4 / 8, Wha Wha, Distortion, Overdrive, Rotor Slow/Fast , Bass Boost. Portamento, Mono Legato.

Micro 1 / Micro 2 : 2 Pro Micro Inputs with separate Gain control , 10 bands Equalizer, Echo, Reverb, Pan/Pot, Pitch Shift, Talk , Voice Transform.

Voicetron: Ketrons New 5 Voice Harmonizer. Vocoder, Auto-Harmony, Midi Vocalizer track, Advanced Voice editing, Pitch to Midi.

Midi: In 1, In2 , Out, Thru. 32 Midi Channels. GM2 standard.

Outputs: Left/Mono, Right. 4 Separate assignable outputs ( 2 stereo or 4 Mono ). Sustain and Volume Pedal. Footswitch (6 or 13 switches). Digital SPdif In / Out.

Inputs: Stereo headphone. 2 x Micro.

Video Interface: Systems : PAL, NTSC, Super VHS. Monitor, Mirror, Zoom, Karaoke ½ page and full screen, Mark, Underlined. Size and position controls.

Optionals: Hard Case, Pedal Sustain Piano type, Pedal Volume, FS6 / FS 13 Footswitches.

Dimensions: L x W x H = ( 114 x 43 x 15 cms. ) ( 45 x 17 x 6 ).

Weight: 18,5 Kg. ( 38 lbs )

Power: Automatic Voltage detection (110V/60Hz 240V/50Hz) - Plug and play.


Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.



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Advanced Music & Performance Workstation


AUDYA represents the new KETRON state-of-the-art revolutionary musical workstation, featuring a top-quality sound engine, a powerful Multiplayer, unique solutions with Auto Accompaniment and a wide Multimedia capability. Finally the Arranger keyboard has been lifted up to a long awaited hi-professional level, offering the musician total freedom with Audio and Midi experience.



Intelligent Audio Drums


KETRON AUDYA introduces a very innovative concept used with the Styles and Midi files : Real Audio Drums (RAD) tracks still controlled via Midi. After many years of robotic Midi Drums reproduction, a live Drummer performance now brings a new drive into the Automatic section. No more short and annoying midi patterns but exhaustive Real Drums at your fingertips with tempo variations (no change to the audio pitch!).


Audio Drum tracks play extra long patterns with real Intros, Fills and Endings, all working on perfect sync with the conventional midi resources.


Check this out you can now cover all your background style as Pop, Rock, Ballad, Swing, Traditional, Latin with an unprecedent music taste. Real drummers and percussionists did a great job for you ... and theyre still at your convenience, following your Tempo changes and improvisations ... Unbelievable !



Real Audio Arranger (RAA)


We didnt just end with Audio Drums why not Audio guitars, bass, strings ... everything? In addition to the audio Drums, a huge variety of Real Guitars backgrounds has been provided on AUDYA. Folk, Classic, Electric and even Flamenco patterns, all performed by respecting the proper feel of each different types of music, and all perfectly synchronized with Drum and Bass ! With the Unplugged styles you can enjoy the individual Guitar performances, a perfect tool for singing and compositions.


The sensation of playing with a Real Band behind you was never as true and exciting until AUDYA. Just strike a chord and listen !



Professional Multiplayer


Thanks to the Midijay experience, the KETRON AUDYA brings now the Player to a new enhanced dimension, with Dual Wave, MP3 and Midi file channels and 2 tracks HD Recording. New hi-professional advanced algorithms permits AUDYA to fluently manipulate Waves and Mp3 with accurate Stretching on fly for timing (bpm) and Transposition with no appreciable loss of quality. A very useful built-in Mp 3 Encoder device allows the musician to sing and perform anything on the keyboard while the resulting data is immediately saved as MP3 files onto Disk.


The internal 40G HD (upgradeable to 80G) can support a big repertoire of Audio and Midi Songs.


Additional features such as DJLoops, SFX and CD Audio track rippled to Wave (via USB) ensures that the AUDYAs Multiplayer the first in its class, with endless possibilities for live ad studio performance.



New Sound Generation


Massive 360 MB hi-quality Sound engine, following KETRONs tradition of the Best Natural Sounds. Great variety of New Stereo and Multilayer instruments, including Grand Piano, El. Pianos, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Pads, Accordions, Synths and some New un-compromised Brass and Sax voices which will sound more realistic than ever !


Additional Sounds (up to 128) may be quickly loaded from Disk to the internal 64MB (expandable to 128MB) Internal RAM and a renewed Sampling section 44 KHz / 16bit is also provided.


A new Digital Drawbars section with 9 sliders, Percussion, Rotor and Overdrive effects together with sampled Stereo Organs will produce any full, rich organ sound required.



Voicetron, KETRONs new Vocalizer !


Up to 5 voices simultaneously!!. Plenty of DSP controls with Formant, Pitch correction, Voice transform and EFX for new exciting vocal textures. Personalize your live performance by adding the powerful Voicetron to your Midi files, your Styles or just controlling your singing notes manually from the keyboard . Presets collection database will transform quickly your tunes from a single line voice into a A Cappella vocal set ! The vocal section includes 2 x Microphone XLR inputs, 10 band equalizer, individual Effect and Slider controls, Talk, new Pitch to Midi features and more.





3 powerful DSPs with new enhanced Reverb, Chorus, Distorsion, Echo and Rotor Effects, With individual controls per Voice. Separate Reverb ambiences for Lead section, Accompaniment and Micro (Voicetron). Global 2 Band Equalizer for Wave, Mp3 and Bass Boost.



New Keyboard & Layout


We revisited the drawing board here again. AUDYA is equipped with a new full 76 half-weighted keyboard, with Aftertouch and Portamento. A new very intuitive layout makes the keyboard extremely easy to use. The operative system is similar to those used in todays computers and therefore will result as a confidential platform for any traditional musician, producer or programmer.


A new Colour Display 320x240 TFT , 15 slider controls plus 2 programmable extra sliders and assignable tab controls ensures a cool and relaxed panel navigation.





A couple of Stereo Main Outs, 4 Separate assignable Outs ( 2 Stereo or 4 Mono, with no exclusion of Internal Effects ), 2 x Line Inputs, SPDIF In/Out, Video Interface socket for additional Monitors/TV for karaoke, Footswitch, Headphone and 4 Midi sockets will ensure any type of Audio and Midi professional connection.



USB / Multimedia


2 USB host sockets + 1 USB device allows AUDYA to be properly interfaced with new Multimedia gears and computers.External HD, Sticks, CD/DVD Rom and others mass storage devices can be easily connected, thus allowing save, reload and transportation of complete music repertoires in a total safe environment.


We at KETRON work very hard indeed . So you dont have to. We believe once more, we raised the Arranger Workstation bar yet again thanks to our entire global team of Engineers and musicians.




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