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#156001 - 03/14/02 07:28 PM To Ketron_AJ
Mosiqaar Offline
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Registered: 12/01/01
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Loc: Atlanta, GA, USA
Hi Aj,

Can you please help me figure out some things on my X1?

1-If you have the Oriental Kit on Flash Card, can you please test the drum kit sounds and the ACCORD1 sound (for the accord try the key G4 with high velocity...for the arab drumkit sound try F4). I still have backgroung noise on those keys with those sounds...can you check with Ketron and see how I can at least trouble shoot this? George Kaye replaced the Card for me, but I have the same problem. I do not hear those noises when playing the sounds from HD.

2-Can I lock the Arranger volume regardless of changing styles (Can I set the left volume to 50 for example and lock it at 50 while changing styles?).

3-How can I avoid feedback on my vocalizer. When I use the Mic without Voclaizer, I get NO feedback, but as soon as I ACTIVATE the vocalizer, I start getting feedback, any ideas?

4- Can you comment on the difference between 3.2 OS and 4.0 OS? Is one more stable than the other? What are the extras on 4.0 that are not supported on 3.2? I have both but currently I am using 4.0, and it hangs on me at least 1 in 3 times of using the X1. I would push certain buttons and the keyboard will simply freeze and disable all buttons and the only way to get it back is to turn it off and on again (which means having to wait for the SND files to load again).

Thanks AJ...and any other person who has input on this.
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#156002 - 03/15/02 10:14 AM Re: To Ketron_AJ
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Registered: 03/21/01
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Mosiqaar,

1-If you have the Oriental Kit on Flash Card, can you please test the drum kit sounds and the ACCORD1 sound (for the accord try the key G4 with high velocity...for the arab drumkit sound try F4). I still have backgroung noise on those keys with those sounds...can you check with Ketron and see how I can at least trouble shoot this? George Kaye replaced the Card for me, but I have the same problem. I do not hear those noises when playing the sounds from HD.
>>>AJ: I have tried to reproduce this same situation above and don't really experience any noise. Sometimes (as could be the case with some samples esp at loud volumes) you might here a 'slight' mid-range 'sound' after the main sound has been reproduced. In such cases, these are parts of the after-tones of the sample (or effects that were sampled along with the initial sample). Also check your ground/plugs/outlets etc. If the sounds work when in RAM and act up when in the card, the issue could possibly be:
* card contact
* card circuit board
You might have to contact NY with regards to repairs/warantee info etc.

2-Can I lock the Arranger volume regardless of changing styles (Can I set the left volume to 50 for example and lock it at 50 while changing styles?).
>>>AJ: This you can do (I'll explain more this evening).
*****> CORRECTION: Pre OS2.3a, this was possible (by pressing both -PAGE+ buttons). However, this LOCKED the arranger volume only. It didn't lock the volumes of the individual components of the arranger (chords, drums ...) so if these values varied greatly from one style to another, there was still a noticeable change in arranger volume. Even if we 'locked' these, there was the issue of the velocity of the keys (harder or softer strokes during the programming of the style?) So in order to be able to 'freeze' the volume of the arranger totally, all these would have to be taken into account for maybe a future OS release since this feature is not available within rel 2.2a-4.0 ?
Sorry for late update!

3-How can I avoid feedback on my vocalizer. When I use the Mic without Voclaizer, I get NO feedback, but as soon as I ACTIVATE the vocalizer, I start getting feedback, any ideas?
>>>AJ: I had an improved VOCALIZER software which I sent out to dealers for customers who requested modifications to their vocalizer (esp those experiencing feedback etc). Please ref to this post: .]http://www.synthzone.com/ubbs/Forum37/HTML/002558.html].
This software limits feedback by over 90% and also has some more vocal settings and adjustments for the X/SD series vocalizer. Please contact George Kaye (kayeland@aol.com), or Dan Oneil (ketronguy@yahoo.com) and request this software. It's free.

4- Can you comment on the difference between 3.2 OS and 4.0 OS? Is one more stable than the other? What are the extras on 4.0 that are not supported on 3.2?
>>>AJ: OS 4.0 incoorporates all changes/modifications that were made in OS 3.2 plus the following 12 additions (from our website):

1) The writing "Fill4" is changed to "Break" in the menu vocalizer to arranger

2) Record song now records also the bass sustain

3) Search song directory with more then 20 midifile with the same initial character, by pressing value + or - now shows the following pages

4) The functions HOLD e LEFT DRUM are added to the foot switches

5) Possibility to load sound banks till 16 MB

6) When starting with song recording , now the keyboard transopse is cleared

7) Using the sequencer , by pressing PAGE + and - contemporary , the tempo is shown

8) The selection of single registration by footswitch now is possible

9) Saving "DYnamic ARRANGER" in "POWER ON SETUP" now is possible.

10) In "SONG PLAY" and "JUKE BOX" the file list is automatically repositioned

11) In the song record the left balance is now discarded because the song balance has the same function

12) Saving of "POWER ON SETUP" on the disk is now possible in the file "POWER.PON"

AJ



[This message has been edited by Ketron_AJ (edited 03-20-2002).]
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#156003 - 03/15/02 07:27 PM Re: To Ketron_AJ
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Thank you AJ for your prompt response, I am looking forward to your followup.

Let me just reitterate what I said about the noise. The closest I can describe the noise in english is "Hissing noise". You hit the key, it plays the sound but it also with it plays this noise for about 1 second (maybe 1.5). The reason I suspect that its the sample itself is because, when I play the same exact key of the same exact sound, but loaded from HD rather than Flash card, I don't get that noise. I hope that its not something wrong with my X1 Hardware wise. But I would sure like to trouble shoot it to al least figure out where the problem is.

I will definitly contact George Kaye (Since that is who I bought my X1 from) for the vocalizer software. Let me ask you, if I load this software and decide to revert back to what I have now, can I? I was not even aware that there was a software invovled for the vocalizer. However I cannot wait to get it and get rid of my feedback.

Thanks again AJ.
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#156004 - 03/15/02 10:32 PM Re: To Ketron_AJ
Mosiqaar Offline
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Registered: 12/01/01
Posts: 999
Loc: Atlanta, GA, USA
Hi again AJ,

I talked to George Kaye about the vocalizer software, he said he would send it to me on Monday since he has it at the store. I have a party tomorrow night (Saturday), and it would be great if you can email it to me before then.
Mosiqaar@hotmail.com

Thanks.
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#156005 - 03/16/02 07:01 AM Re: To Ketron_AJ
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Registered: 11/24/99
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Loc: Reseda, California USA
Samer,
I have to set up a PA system for my son's baseball league this morning and then go out to see my older son's college baseball game in the afternoon, but I will stop by the store at around 10:30 and find the file and email it to you.
George Kaye
Kaye's Music Scene
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#156006 - 03/16/02 11:04 AM Re: To Ketron_AJ
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Registered: 11/24/99
Posts: 3295
Loc: Reseda, California USA
Samer,
Didn't make it back to the store but I called Emerson, my "sidekick" and he found the file and is emailing to you as I write this. Good luck! with your gig Saturday Night.
George Kaye
Kaye's Music Scene
Reseda, California
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#156007 - 03/16/02 02:56 PM Re: To Ketron_AJ
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Registered: 02/09/00
Posts: 70
Loc: liverpool, Uk
Hi AJ
is this software available outside the US?
I would like to have the opportunity to use.
Nabil Aziz

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#156008 - 03/17/02 01:51 AM Re: To Ketron_AJ
Mosiqaar Offline
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Registered: 12/01/01
Posts: 999
Loc: Atlanta, GA, USA
Thanks George,

I got an email from you with the file (3k) in size (is that all? ). Per our converstaion a few hours ago, please let me know what can you do concerning the Flash card.

Naziz, I can email you the file, whats ur email address??
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#156009 - 03/18/02 05:58 AM Re: To Ketron_AJ
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Registered: 03/21/01
Posts: 3273
Loc: Middletown, DE
Mosiqaar,
I have 'modified' initial response(s) to your question(s) above.

naziz,
Did you get software?

AJ
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#156010 - 03/19/02 10:28 PM Re: To Ketron_AJ
Mosiqaar Offline
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Registered: 12/01/01
Posts: 999
Loc: Atlanta, GA, USA
AJ,

Sorry but for question 2 above your response is unclear. Did you conclude that its not possible with the current OS release to lock the arranger? That is what I got out of your above response, please elaborate. thanks.

Concerning question number one, is there a way I can check if its the card connections or circuit board? Or do I have to send it in under the warranty?
Thanks again
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