Some answers for you below ... and guess what - we have a new official AJAMSONIC distributor in EUROPE - MUZIEKHUIS DERA in NETHERLANDS (one of the largest KETRON Distributors)!!! They are very knowledgable about our products and can help you order and install your AJAMSONIC Kit if needed (fluent in English, Danish and German languages).
I have seen a very nice offer of a 76 key Audya for under 1500 euro at a local music store..
>>>AJ:- This is a very VERY good deal - grab it for your family if you can, but make sure it is in good condition.
Its not meant for me, but for my neffews, they have been playing the G70 for about one and a half year now, and are ready for an update... The price on this Audya just seems to be to good... but i will have to see for myself later this week...
>>>AJ:- Make sure it is in good condition!
Some questions, how does the Audya compare to the SD7?
>>>AJ:- It is a superiour instrument (KETRONs flagship). It has the VCE-2/Articulation on most accoustic instruments (which are not available in the Standard SD7). It also has way more styles, Real LIVE DRUMS streamed from the HD/SSD (SD7s are time-sliced) and also professional features like separate outs, SPDIF In/out .. etc
And is there somewhere a large database with user styles, as is available for Yamaha and Korg and Roland to some lesser extend...
>>>AJ:- With the AJAMSONIC kit installed, you're looking at about 1500 styles total plus you can also add the new GOLD PACKAGE!
I was browsing the online user manuall earlier today (While hanging at the swimmingpool, its nice steamy hot weather even in Holland) but there was totally no information about MIDI OUT setup... they love playing their G70 with ipad apps and even some VSTīs on a PC.. but would it be easy to setup the Audya as a midi master keyboard... controlling sounds on remote midi instruments?
There seems to be a 2nd voice, but is there also a 2nd split option?
>>>AJ:- Yes. You can layer and split up to 4 voices (3 program voices that work as a layered voice) plus a 2nd voice that can be turned on/off per Program/Preset voice.
And one last thing, is an AjamSonic update which is about 400 euro extra worth it on the long term? Are the voices of better quallity then the standard voices... and is there still 192MB user sample memmory left after that update?
>>>AJ:- Over all, many have raved about the AJAMSONIC upgrade and how much more it has added to thier keyboard (realistic sounds with articulation, professional quality pads, synth ... etc, new Guitar mode which allows you to control live guitar strums with your left hand ...etc)
Thank you for taking your time... i am kind of emberassed i had to ask these questions, and couldnt find the answers to them myself.. normally it isnt that hard to find answwers online.. but in Ketrons case, there just is not a lot of information to go on...
>>>AJ:- Hmmm ... correct, smaller company, less products ... like Ferarri :-)
A program consists of 3 voices..... Yet it is a voice itselves
So instead of selecting a single voice i can also select a program for Left, right and 2nd voice?
>>>AJ:- No. A program is simply a layer of 1-3 voices that can be split separately and layered separatly (each voice can be programmed to be responsive only when the key or combination of keys is pressed at a particlar velocity ... etc). Yes - a Program voice is recalled as a Preset voice but just made of various preset/GM voices and programed to be controlled in different ways. If you want to set up control for left voice as well, you will need to use REGISTRATIONS (Keyboad panel settings). Then you can create a REGISTRATION made up up Program voice, Left voice, LOWER 1 and 2 Voice ... etc.
How does ajamsonic handle official ketron sofware updates?
>>>AJ:- There is no interference as we work together within KETRON's guidelines to create the AJAMSONIC Package(s).
It gets delivered on a HD, which makes me believe its not possible to do standard ketron patches and OS uogrades?
>>>AJ:- It can be delviered on either a HD or SSD. These are preloaded with FACTORY KETRON Data before installing the AJAMSONI update which only ADDS to [and perfects in many cases] what you alreay have.
Maybe if infire some more question, someone might find time to answer some of them...
Is the USB port of the type 2
Does it take any type of usb stick, or is it rather choosy?
>>AJ:- It will accept most. The larger the stick, the slightly more time it takes to 'recognize' it!
Hope this helps.