...It's not the sound that made most dislikes and complaints about Audya as far as I know, or is it?
I remember inititially how the live guitars were critisized for dropping in & out because they cannot "follow all the types of chords". Nonsense, I experience nothing major like that & I regulary play my share of "odd" chords. And the one or two odd instances where this happens does not bother me or effect our music in the least.
Next I remember how streaming from the HD was critisized. Nonsensense, al my audio parts play in synch & that with OS20C only. Yes, If I listen very careful, I can hear the odd out of beat drum bit every now & then, but so does a live band sound and for me this makes the Audya more live.
Restoration DVDs are available. Many who had problems could have solved theirs in this way. AJ's new HD upgrade has been around for a while & some allready testified of the problems that it solved - it's all right here, on this forum. If one still has problems after installing this, then one can know for a fact that it is hardware related and start cleaning ribbon contacts like suggested over here that solved problems for most complainers.
Look at Nitelife. He had a major problem. Instead of just bad mouthing Ketron, he actually DID something about it. And now he ranks amongst some of the most satisfied Ketron customers. I read the contineous stream of negative comments from those regular naggers that gave up before trying anything themselves. Well, they are loosing out big time now. No T4 can ever make up for an Audya. It's a nice very arranger, but still plastic in comparison.
The negative hype about the Audya was way out of proportion. This is one stunning arranger indeed. And the support I've received through this forum in the short time I've had mine is also stunning. I am well satisfied.
I can very well remember the furious attacks against Ketron even just before they launched the Audya. Such verbal abuse... I cannot blame them from having a deaf ear now.
Yes, they are slow in what they do & promise. But what they've accomplished with the Audya surpass even the most creative ideas the competition have to offer, even after nearly four years.
Every time I play mine, I'm blown away with the fact that anyone could even come up with this idea, let alone make it work. I'm really amazed that other manufacturers have not yet followed suite. But then, I'm totally convinced that Ketron are allready busy with something even more awesome and that they will not be surpassed in any way or form even though they are often critisezed for being a "small company".
Ketron, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!
Keep well all,