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#365363 - 04/21/13 07:16 AM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: angel1000]
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Just my two cents TWD, the audya, in its present configuration, is at the late end of its product cycle. Whoever had to buy it has bought it by now. The midjay will be their most technologically advanced machine. What it is missing, from what I've been told, is an abundant amount of styles, and for now no audio guitars, but with the intention of having it further down the line.

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#365401 - 04/21/13 03:46 PM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: angel1000]
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I'm still confused as to exactly how it handles chord changes

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#365403 - 04/21/13 04:33 PM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: leezone]
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Leezone, I don't know how technical you want the answer, but, same way as the ms40, xd3,sd3,audya4, etc. why do you find it so strange for the midjpro to accept chord changes. How else are you going to play the styles. An arranger has to have a mechanism to receive and change chords.

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#365405 - 04/21/13 04:47 PM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: angel1000]
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Leezone for example on the midjay,to control with a ketron keyoard, set the midjay to MIDI Transmit Global value to 1.Both the styles (left) and the solos (right) will be controlled by a single channel.
Any other keyboard reception/transmisiion channel is preferrably channel 1

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#365415 - 04/21/13 11:21 PM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: angel1000]
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I had a Midjay (the first version that came out) and it had internal styles and could read all those from the SD1, X1, etc.
It red chord changes, but not complex ones (like rootless chords or chords like min7b5, but this was a shortcoming of the SD1 as well).
I hope that the Midjay Pro can read chords the same way as the Audya does and -above all- that it has real audio drums inside (maybe not the audio guitars because I am afraid that this would rise the price too much and, moreover, nobody would buy an Audya 4 anymore). I would be happy just with the drums.
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#365421 - 04/22/13 03:15 AM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: Dreamer]
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Hey dreamer, I think your wishes will come true. If the drums were not audio you would again have a product where the sd1000 would be the same as the midjaypro, as was the isuue with the midjay+, sd2, and the sd5.

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#365424 - 04/22/13 06:17 AM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: angel1000]
leezone Offline
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angel1000

i was under inpression the midjays were NOT arrangers,
that they were more like band in a box, where you predefine your chords in advance,
thought midjay was more a mp3, karaoke, midi, player with LIMITED arranger capabilities...

so the only real advantage of Audya is the live guitars i guess?
as it seems this new midjay has audio drums....

AJ, maybe you can elaborate?

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#365426 - 04/22/13 06:47 AM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: leezone]
angel1000 Offline
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BIAB is an arranger, just not a real time arranger like the midjpro. Think of it as any ketron keyboard without the keys and with extra multimedia capabilities.

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#365445 - 04/22/13 10:56 AM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: leezone]
Tonewheeldude Offline
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Originally Posted By: leezone
angel1000

i was under inpression the midjays were NOT arrangers,
that they were more like band in a box, where you predefine your chords in advance,
thought midjay was more a mp3, karaoke, midi, player with LIMITED arranger capabilities...

so the only real advantage of Audya is the live guitars i guess?
as it seems this new midjay has audio drums....

AJ, maybe you can elaborate?


As already mentioned, Midjays have always had arranger capabilities, you just need a midi controller, wether this is a keyboard, guitar or accordion. The limit is only in the user interface.

For example, on a midjay you can select and play a style just as you can with your audya. But...there are no buttons to quickly select a stye, intro 1, 2, 3, ending 1, 2, 3 arranger a, b, c, d breaks etc.
on previous midjays you had to scroll through a list of styles or sounds - no quick selection buttons.

and so on.

But..the new MidJay Pro has a colour touch screen so perhaps it will be easier to use in real time. We will have to wait and see.

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#365448 - 04/22/13 11:49 AM Re: Ketron midjaypro [Re: angel1000]
leezone Offline
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ok so midjay doesnt have all the buttons, fills, intro, end, break,

BUT i assume you can map these functions to your controller, to the pads and buttons

with my Audya4 now, i don't ever touch A4, except to change style, ,

i start, stop, intro, change var, speed up, slow down, end, change sounds, all from my AKAI controller

i guess you can do this with midjay too?


my question now what else does the midjay lack when comparing to Audya 4?

what are the MAIN differences?
what do i give up with midijay pro? audio guitars?
anything else?

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