What are some of the factors that 'push' you away from your old keyboard and pull you towards a new keyboard all together?
* New, better sounds.
* New styles programmed with the new voices, new drum sets and new audio loops.
* New functions, stable OS with better and quicker over-all navigation...
* New .... case? (well, we left this out for now).
We have rebuilt the SD1 keyboard and given it most of what you requested in terms of sounds, drum sets, new audio loops, styles and functions. We also included some 'stuff' of our own to give this machine the edge in today's market.
Sounds of the groups Guitar, E.Piano, Strings and Organ have been totally re-sampled and will be provided to be installed via FLASH. The ROM sounds have been retuned to provide better Hi-Fi response.We have remapped and retuned all X-series styles using new drumsets and the new sounds (it's like playing old records that have been re-mastered onto CD!!) Optional FLASH styles will also be provided which can be used to replace current FLASH styles!!
Ofcourse we also optimized a lot of the other issues we got to know about the keyboard in time.
This 'new' keyboard will be demonstrated at this Winter NAMM show in CA, and you will need to see and hear the difference to believe that once again, Ketron has taken the lead.
What is the best part of all this? This keyboard will cost you $0.00 (for current SD1 owners)!! That is right! We will make this new, huge OS4.0a available on our website for all current SD1 owners to download and install with precise instructions. Due to the volume of disks, this OS might take a while to download and install, but we garantee you will be pleased with the results.
Again, we would like to thank you all for your input for we have incoorporated your ideas into re-designing this machine and plan on keeping this one of the best in the market ... for a while.
Best wishes and happy holidays from Ketron.
[This message has been edited by Ketron_AJ (edited 12-08-2002).]
[ AJ at KETRON ]
Design Engineer & Product Specialist.