Ok..., where's the logic in this..? If standard midi jacks are so obsolete and outdated then why are all the mid and upper end keyboards still being made with them The answer is simple...., they're not obsolete, they're still very much alive. Like I said..., it's not uncommon for people to buy lower end models for the dual purpose of a practice board (scratch pad if you will), and for it to serve as a means of midi control.

Yeah, I know the Fantom G has step recording.., but my Fantom X is still very capable of bringing a smile to my face in the sequencing department. Personally I'm not too thrilled with the new sound-set of the G.
GEAR: Yamaha MOXF-6, Casio MZX-500, Roland Juno-Di, M-Audio Venom, Roland RS-70, Yamaha PSR S700, M-Audio Axiom Pro-61 (Midi Controller). SOFTWARE: Mixcraft-7, PowerTracks Pro Audio 2013, Beat Thang Virtual, Dimension Le.