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#319208 - 03/14/11 05:48 AM New Found Feature On Audya
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 4790
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
As a newcomer to Ketron, I just found a very helpful tool for singing and playing from backing tracks.

Say I want to lower the pitch of my SMF to better fit my singing range, but that puts me in an awkward key for playing. By going into Menue/Keyboard control/Pitch-Volume-Trans, I can switch Keyb Only Trans-ON. This allows me to transpose the keyboard to an easier key without affecting the player.

Here again, the manual is ok as far as it goes, but here is a great feature I stumbled on by accident.

Bernie
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#319242 - 03/14/11 12:22 PM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: Bernie9]
abc_doremi Offline
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Registered: 07/22/09
Posts: 35
Thanks for shareing Bernie

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#319429 - 03/16/11 05:01 AM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: Bernie9]
NiteLife Offline
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Registered: 04/02/10
Posts: 264
Loc: Cape Coral, Florida USA
Bernie:

Thanks for that information!

I've had my Audya now for all most two years and I'm still learning and discovering new features on it.

I have a dozen or so Sound Choice files I use and play along with. Several are in the Key of E, one of them in B and one in F#.

Not my favorite Key's to play in! So your discovery is a big help!

Thanks!

Jim

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#319466 - 03/16/11 02:12 PM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: NiteLife]
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 4790
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
You're welcome
I am glad I am not the only one that didn't know about this. It is not that it is not in the manual, but with so many features, a mere sentence is easily overlooked. I hope that when the members get their problems solved, we can have some tricks and hints conversations.

Bernie
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#319673 - 03/20/11 05:57 AM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: Bernie9]
Tony Hughes Offline
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Registered: 01/30/06
Posts: 3930

Bernie,

You will probably never use all the features on the Audya, the manual is perhaps only 20% of what there is.

Tony
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#319701 - 03/20/11 12:07 PM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: Bernie9]
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 4790
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
Tony
That is awesome to hear but pray tell, how one is to discover these gems then. I would gladly pay for videos or manuals if available. I have seen some of the 6 AJ has on YouTube. That was a help.

I remember when I was one of the first to buy a Technics KN7000. The members of SZ Technics were busy for years, swapping info back and forth.

I have learned the basics but there is so much more.

Bernie
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#319720 - 03/20/11 05:31 PM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: Bernie9]
Ketron_AJ Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
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Bernie9

I am currently working on both a full blown video MANUAL and TUTORIAL that should be of great help once completed next month or so.

I'll keep you all posted.

Thanks,

AJ
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#319732 - 03/20/11 09:09 PM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: Bernie9]
gruhs Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 198
Loc: Indiana USA
Hi Bernie, I'm having trouble understanding what this new feature is... what is "SMF"? I'm a midi-accorion player (kinda) so maybe that's why I'm not getting it smile

Gary


Edited by gruhs (03/20/11 09:10 PM)

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#319738 - 03/21/11 03:27 AM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: Bernie9]
Bernie9 Offline
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 4790
Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
Hi Gary
Don't apologise, as I sometimes don't seem to get other concepts. I wish we could have more of this back and forth discussions on this forum.

I will be quite simple here.
An SMF is a "Standard Midi File". In addition to playing syles, I sometimes sing and play while playing a midi(SMF). Let's say my song was recorded in the key of Bb. Maybe my vocal range is such that I want to lower it a half step, so my file is now in the key of A major.

The problem is that I have to play in A to match the key. No, I don't have to. I can raise the the keyboard transpose 2 steps and play it in the key of G, which is easier for me.

If it were not for this independant feature, the midi would go down when I transposed the keyboard. The point is that you can adjust the key of the SMF and the keyboard itself anyway you want.

Bernie
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#319770 - 03/21/11 10:14 AM Re: New Found Feature On Audya [Re: Bernie9]
gruhs Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 198
Loc: Indiana USA
Thanks for explanation Bernie,
I don't use midis so I couldn't appreciate what you were saying. I use styles and I can move up or down a full octave to best suit the right hand voice (accordion). I have found the styles don't follow (be out of tune) if I only move up or down a notch (12) at a time for some reason on the Audya. I could transpose anywhere I wanted with the MS40 and everything was fine. I'm thinking maybe there is a "lock" on somewhere in the menu but haven't found it. I only sing rarely in a dark room alone :-) so that's not a problem. There is so much we will never learn as you have mentioned because the manual is just an outline. The other day on the Yahoo/Ketron message board, another helpful member gave me a step by step instruction on how to load a new style (or pattern) into the Audya... I would never have guessed how to do that.
Gary

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