Originally posted by Gunnar Jonny:
First, congrats with your new "baby"
I didn't buy it, a friend of mine gave it to me to test in for this weekend.
[B}Lost all it's magic .... to me that sound like a let-down or disappointment when you write it that way.
In other words, not as expected?[/B]
Well.. I didn't tell the full story... since I'm a computer programmer, I would like to know how this thing works internally, and when I was hearing the demos I figured out various ways how they could implement this. Now that I have the real thing, I was able to get all sample data from the HD and figured out almos everything, so the "magic" refers to programming, not sounds...
USB device (after a lot of postings about it) I think I remember was stated out to be 2.0?
Another down-trip for some?
Well... the device gets recognized as a full speed device (1.1), so I guess it isn't 2.0.
This isn't really a problem to transfer .mid files or even .mp3, but if you have to put .wavs or big files this could impact you.
If the many repetitions of styles and bacing are too easily recognizable, it's sure a lot of work to be
done to make it sound as you like? Hopefully easy to edit?
SD-1 also sound like the "same band" playing when change styles etc, that's good in my humble opinion,
but styles are sure not similiar when change from one to another rythm group.
The most noticeable (at least for me) is the repetitions on the guitar grooves, but I think majority of people won't recognize this when hearing, since this is not really noticeable when the style is playing with full backing accompainment, most people won't even notice when a player is really playing or using midi files..
Btw, any software for edit via PC (or Mac) in the box?
And what's the price in shops in Italy?
By now... still no software.
The list price is around 3900 euros.
There isn't a ROM for sounds, all PCM data is on the hard disk, so Ketron can issue updates on sounds also. This is a big pro for future upgradeability (but... I remember that GEM Genesys had this capability as well but Generalmusic never issued sounds updates....
[This message has been edited by mrdave (edited 02-01-2009).]