Bartek (Ketron's presenter in Poland) said in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzGlXmPeplg - Sampler will be build internally in next OS (no PC/MAC program) ...

I have some message too! One (old women) tell me (don't say anyone). Ketron's engeneers prepare new model - imagine! They found and implement in new model new STEREO IN INPUTS !! (really! TWO cinches) to make possibility of STEREO SAMPLING (supposedly at 44.1kHz). And it will be soon! In the next millennium 3124 !! Psst ... and in next update (3524 AD) it will be layered (supposedly 3 layers)!!

And now seriously: Where are on SD7, SD40, SD9, SD90, SD60 STEREO INPUTS? Why it was removed from this line? Old MidJay, Audya got it with separate volume control ... GREAT and USEFULL

Who use and need LAUNCH PAD? We are DJ? to play PREDEFINED CHORDS LOOPS? Hmm ....

What we need is I think:

- good Audio drums (YES Ketron is the best!) with possibility to make OWN SETS (INS) and with sampling ...

- good Live accompaniment (more LIVE guitars! maybe LIVE bass ... etc.)

- good STEREO SAMPLER (for drums, guitars riffs, VOICES etc !!! with OWN SETS)

- and more good STYLES (like made HENNI - thanks a lot HENNI!) Many videos on youtube shows NEW GREAT STYLES, but you CANNOT buy it! The people created this new styles probably for Ketron (with closed and secret technics) Hmm ...

I really love my AUDYA! I thing is still the best arranger on the market and TOP OF KETRONS PRODUCT. I had to buy NORD STAGE (amazing pianos and synth/sampler section) and together with AUDYA I'm finnaly satisfied.

Sorry for my opinion (and school english too) smile But I had to say this ...
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Nord Stage 2, Ketron SD90, Audya5, SD1000, Roland E-A7, SC8820, Korg microarranger, Alesis Vortex, TC Helicon VL2, Soundcraft Ui12, JBL EON ONE (2), RCF312A