AJAMSONIC... Status Update...

Posted by: leezone

AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 03/28/11 10:06 AM

AJ,

can we have status update, more details, etc,...
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 03/28/11 11:35 AM

i believe last ETA was early April 2011
any demos yet AJ?
Posted by: Ketron_AJ

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 03/28/11 02:34 PM

Working on those ... as I type ....
Posted by: Bernie9

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 03/28/11 04:04 PM

I say this without sarcasm. What a project this must have been and is still.
Bernie
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 03/28/11 09:02 PM

don't rush the release
just rush the demos lol
Posted by: Ketron_AJ

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 01:13 AM

STATUS


STYLES .... DONE.

SOUNDS .... DONE (Synth pack, Brass and Horn pack, Guitar pack and Voice pack).

New Features (e.g Guitar Mode, Live Bass play/hold, VCE-2, Vocal Harmony hold on your voice ... etc) .... DONE.

Video Tutorial for AUDYA Series.... 75% Completed (for entire AUDYA SERIES which features comprehensive step-by-step how to, tricks, why to ... etc - over 2hrs!!)

Video and Audio DEMOS for AJAM AUDYA .... 90% Completed.

Our team is working hard to complete this massive project. With Engineers in Canada, USA and EU, it's been an impressive one indeed but one we believe will be worth the wait!
Posted by: Bernie9

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 04:34 AM

I am sure it will be AJ.

Bernie
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 07:47 AM

great news AJ, so when you say engineers in Canada,
would that include the great "Robert"?

AJ, with HD mod, will i be able to have my 1TB? eek
Posted by: pastroccio

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 10:07 AM

what I don't understand about AJ update
styles.. of course they have audio drums
but sounds ?
- will be in "ins" format, (then limitation of ram)
- or will be in internal rom ?
- the sounds will be "a program that use 3 internal voice"
- the sounds have new rom sample or what ?
I talk this becuase the last sound upgrade from ketron was nice ok, but all sounds (that has rumos, like sax ecc) was not complete souns but program that use all 3 voice, example sax is a full program, or piano pad is a simple program using 2 voice)
I'm curios to know the AJ pack, as I read the second pen upgrade from ketron has sound only ins format, maybe some drum kit new or modific) plase AJ answere this
and about will be ready to ship, because I'm working program my audya and don't know to stop and wait you and ketron before
thanks
Posted by: Ketron_AJ

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 11:02 AM

Pastroccio

These new Sounds (used both in the ARRANGER and as Lead voices) - or Voice Packs are actually new SAMPLES (that do not exist in your current/standard AUDYA).

The Voice Packs (Synth, Brass, Vocal and Guitar ... for now) each include over 25 new Samples & Effects used to:-
* Create totally new sounds ofcourse (e.g in the SYNTH, PADS and CHOIR category).
* Create new sounds plus Enhance current sounds (especially in the Brass, Guitars and Sax) - using Key On and Key off, velocity switching and Player Mode sensing (to be explained better).
* VCE-2 (Voice Character Emilation version 2) - adds dynamics and instrument character as you play certain LIVE instruments.

With the STANDARD AUDYA, you can only load 1 (One) voice pack at a time from your HD if you purchase Package OPTION#1. Package OPTION#2 also comes with hardware modification and memory expansion which allows you to load ALL 4 Voice packs at once!

Thanks,
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 11:23 AM

i thought there were 3 options ?? smile
i'd dying to hear this new stuff
Posted by: Ketron_AJ

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 11:25 AM

There are 3 .... was just answering pastroccio's question with regards to the new sounds.
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 11:32 AM

AJ, i know you are stupid busy,
i sent you email, thanks smile
Posted by: pastroccio

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 12:29 PM

thank's AJ, but about voice pack, you are talking the new voice you offer stay in hdisk not rom (then are .ins format) ?
and without harware modification can load only 1 at time (limitation of 64ram) and with hw modify have more ram for loa4 4 set of sounds together ?
then hardware modification is the amount of ram or what ?
because I like it, but I need ram free for me too
hope that new 4.2 has fix msp load problem and can load stereo samples too ?
Of course we wait for the demo, not problem, but only to know wich type of modify, I don't understand
please explain
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 12:46 PM

pastroccio..

just quoting AJ from a different post (in case you did not read that one)
and i thought these details should be in THIS topic as well...

AJ wrote:
"The AJAM Update will be available in 3 packages:-

1. SOFTWARE ONLY (New Styles and Sounds) plus all current styles revoiced and well balanced.

2. #1 plus new features (e.g Guitar Mode) and Hardware (mem. expansion and slight modification to Sound card which resolves timing), new vocal HOLD in vocalizer, vocalizer auto voice tune.

3. #1 + #2 + HD modification (allowing user to use more modern SATA HD, easier to replace) PLUS Warantee extention (priceless ease of mind)!

Demos being recorded in studio - soon to be released when I return from Germany."
_________________________
Posted by: pastroccio

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 01:08 PM

leezone of course I read all
but this is not the answer of my question
maybe you understand :
1. new sounds will be in rom or hdisk ?
2. new sounds will be .ins format ?
3. the hard modify than has more ram ?

because If the hardw has more ram, but the ram will be full for the 4 package of AJ sound then is problem for me

but is very good if with hd modify all sounds stay in rom

I need msp working !
I need to load stereo samples (4.2 maybe ?)
I need create drum kit with my samples...
I need... to much ahah
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 01:45 PM

pastroccio,


i honestly don't have the answers,
i'm sure AJ has the expertise/knowledge
Posted by: Rusty 999

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 02:37 PM

And most important-- the Cost?

Anyone?
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 03:05 PM

i wanna hear it and see it FIRST
then i'll want to know the cost.

can't say it's cheap or expensive till we know what exactly we are getting smile
Posted by: Robbo

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/08/11 07:11 PM

All I know is my faith, although tested by Ketron and thier crazy PR team, is restored. This is obviously an ongoing feature of the Audya, and every time I look at another I come back to the Ketron, its an entertainers keyboard, the best drums, bass and the styles are perfect for vocalising. Yes I have T4 also, but its use is more the studio, at this stage. Can't wait for the news and demo;s on all of this AJ.. Thanks
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/11/11 08:18 PM

AJ,

what's the status now ?? smile
are we there yet?
Posted by: Ketron_AJ

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/20/11 11:32 PM

Done.

Working on demo videos. Tutorial needs to be broken down into Part 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3 as it's over 3hrs in total (great detail covered here and well appriciated by those who are testing).
Posted by: Robbo

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/21/11 12:45 AM

"Quote Question Leezone Aj what's the status now ??
are we there yet?
"
________________________________________________________________

Answer AJ "Done.

Working on demo videos. Tutorial needs to be broken down into Part 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3 as it's over 3hrs in total (great detail covered here and well appriciated by those who are testing).
_________________________
[ AJ at KETRON ]
Design Engineer & Product Specialist.
"_______________________________________________________________

Aj I think what we want to know now is, considering it's done, how long is it going to be before we can see it?
Posted by: Bernie9

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/21/11 03:50 AM

I know we are all anxious and many of us have been deperate for a fix of the bugs in the OS.

Unlike Ketron Italy, AJ, at least communicates when he can. The other thing is that eventhough he has his own company, I would imagine that he is at least somewhat dependant on Ketron to fix certain basic flaws.

I have no doubt AJ has been working as fast as he can, considering other people he has to depend on.

Bernie
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/21/11 08:24 PM

thanks AJ

but even if you release AJAM today,

the AUDYA will still be "buggy" as Ketron is yet to release 4.2

AJ, did YOU fix any bugs/ or change OS at all?
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/25/11 01:59 PM

so AJAM is done...

so when, where, how can we buy?

and are there ANY demo videos yet?
Posted by: Gunnar Jonny

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/25/11 02:33 PM

confused Ahhhh, leezone, not figured out the "Ketron Way" yet? confused
Remember the TTT paragraph?

Things Take Time ... ..... usually years. coffee
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/25/11 03:54 PM

TTT? WTF? :-)
Posted by: Ketron_AJ

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/25/11 05:05 PM

leezone,

Imagine us doing a demo with an un-finished product. On 2nd thoughts, don't imagine that! Product is finished and we are working on demos now. Just wait and see/hear what's coming. You will be pleased ....
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/26/11 06:32 AM

So AJ

AJAM is done you say
But technically even after installing your update
The Audya will STILL be very buggy yes?
Because Ketron has still not released 4.2

And when they do release , shouldn't you THEN test it with AJAM?

So when you say it's done. I have a hard time believing as 4.2
Can still bring you new surprises
Posted by: Ketron_AJ

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/26/11 11:18 AM

Originally Posted By: leezone
So AJ

AJAM is done you say
But technically even after installing your update
The Audya will STILL be very buggy yes?
>>>> No. Working on 4.2 with company and currently testing!

Because Ketron has still not released 4.2
>>>> To the public? No. Test Engineers, yes.

And when they do release , shouldn't you THEN test it with AJAM?
>>>> I already have it and doing just that.

So when you say it's done. I have a hard time believing as 4.2
Can still bring you new surprises
>>>> Not really as I am involved with 4.2.
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/26/11 01:17 PM

AJ,

i am an engineer too
so why don't i have 4.2 ? eek

if YOU are working with Ketron on 4.2, then...
is Ketron working with YOU on AJAM? they like? they want?
Posted by: Tonewheeldude

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/26/11 03:18 PM

Hi Leezone. I think there should be some clarification here: 4.2 (the OS only) has been released in beta format to some distributors for stability testing. I have the same unfinished beta version on my own Audya and we used it on the UK roadshow recently without any problems at all. However the final version has not yet been released and we are under instructions not to distribute the beta version. When Ketron Italy are happy with the results and the additional software is fully completed the whole package will be released by them.

Here in the UK installing third party software onto the Audya will a;most certainly invalidate the warranty and the user will no longer receive free support from Ketron UK.
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/26/11 03:55 PM

So AJ

Will you wait to release your AJAM till Ketron releases their 4.2?
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/26/11 04:05 PM

And can you confirm Ketron Audya warranty issues upon installing
AjAM software and/or hardware
Posted by: Robbo

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/26/11 08:48 PM

Just visited the www.Ketron.it site, and it's got Domain Reserved... Obviously something happening with the site, could it be the release of the OS update, and the advice of the Pen Drives on thier way to distributers? Hope so
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/26/11 09:32 PM

Domain RESERVED?

that's weird...

under Construction is what they meant to say i hope...

the word "reserved" could have some significant negative implications
Posted by: Robbo

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/27/11 01:37 AM

Nah, back to normal, no update as yet or anything to read into
Posted by: Tonewheeldude

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/27/11 01:58 AM

probably just site maintenance during the night (well, night time for Italy).
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/27/11 02:30 PM

where's my AJAM? :-)
Posted by: cakemog

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/28/11 01:03 AM

Something does not add up here??
I'm wondering whether AJ has got Ketron Italy in on the AJAM project - and he's waiting to spring a major surprise on us all???? That way we wouldn't forfeit our AUDYA warrenty by installing AJAM - and our boards would only have to be sent to local KETRON dealers/distributors for the AJAM hardware upgrades. Release of both AJAM and OS 4.2 will be simultaneous - now it all adds up??? Any better ideas??
Carl (In the UK)
Posted by: Robbo

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/28/11 10:27 PM

All I want, is just demo's of the new anything? b4 I get too excited, come on AJ/Ketron at least if we could taste what you have to offer, it keeps the back stalls quiet for a while
Posted by: Franconia

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/29/11 12:34 AM

Hello,
I was talking to the guys from Ketron at the recent Musikmesse in Frankfurt and nobody spoke about a development with AJ on an upgrade. There will be a USB stick available from May on from Ketron with new features for the Audya range but that`s it. I am not sure what happens with the warranty if the arranger keyboard will be modified. What happens to existing registrations and progammes when upgrading the Audya ?
Franconia
Posted by: cakemog

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 04/29/11 12:53 AM

So, if Ketron Italy are not in on the AJAM project - how practical is it for all Audya owners around the world (who want the hardware option) to send their Audyas to the USA for modification?? I find it hard to believe that AJ is relying on owners to go for that in large numbers??
AJ - any comments please??
Somebody mentioned that AJAM and OS 4.2 are being tested together??
I may of course be wrong but it would be great news indeed if an AJAM/Ketron Italy collaboration was announced.
Remaining hopeful of great and reliable updates & upgrades!! But there are clear questions regarding warrenty, software/hardware integration as well as shipping costs for mods.
Carl
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/02/11 11:12 AM

AJ,

are we there yet? :-)
Posted by: Gunnar Jonny

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/02/11 11:27 AM

Patience leezone, patience!

A true Ketroner most have the patience of a saint, just take a "flashback" through the past years topics and posts. crazy

So you see, I'm not that patient, that's why I gave up the wait for Audya...... wink
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/02/11 12:33 PM

i don't know who has more "patients", me or doctors LOL
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/03/11 08:06 AM

AJ

i know you are still working on demos

but maybe you can post just 1 demo you may have so far,
so we can at least have some hope that its coming soon...

and so we have something to get excited about

thanks
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/04/11 09:04 PM

This Ketron Forum is WAY TOO QUIET these days

what's going on?

we need something to get excited about...PLEASE !!!
Posted by: Dusan

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/05/11 11:23 AM

Originally Posted By: leezone
This Ketron Forum is WAY TOO QUIET these days

what's going on?

we need something to get excited about...PLEASE !!!


Nothing hapened Leezone.That is the reason for silence.
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/19/11 08:13 AM

posted by AJ 1 month ago tomorrow...

"Done. Working on demo videos. Tutorial needs to be broken down into Part 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3 as it's over 3hrs in total (great detail covered here and well appreciated by those who are testing)."

so if AJAMSONIC is "done", where is it? how do we get it?
do we have to wait for the demos? and are those done yet? :-)


Posted by: pastroccio

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/19/11 08:43 AM

I thinks will be out with 4.2a together, not before. (but 4.2a is ready more than 1 month ago), probably ketron put out 4.2a the same time with styles upgrade like last year. then AJ ... or not ? I'm stop to think about it. wait wait, wait for see the musikmesse for what ? some peoople sing ? I'm Italian and I love the ketron keyboards, but this silence is insopportable. of course I'm curious of AJ set maybe is on holiday ahah
Posted by: nielshs

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/19/11 08:51 AM

Maybe it will be a nice christmas gift. Can't wait.....
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/19/11 10:05 AM

Christmas 2011?
Posted by: Gunnar Jonny

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/19/11 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: leezone
Christmas 2011?


Come'on leezone, that's way too early. 2012 is more like it.
Patience my friend, patience!
Hey, that's a nice name for a new Ketron: Ketron Patience laugh
Posted by: Robbo

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/19/11 06:59 PM

Please, again please AJ if the update for you is finished, can you post some demo's.... and Ketron where is the new update???
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/19/11 08:27 PM

maybe Ketrons update is "LOCKED UP" lol
Posted by: audyaplayer

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/20/11 01:50 AM

I think,they put it together,update 4.2a with ajamsonic,one price,one huge update,and the waiting still goes on.
Audyaplayer.
(they must beat the t4 and the pax3,what do you think?number one in arrangers)
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/20/11 03:28 PM

i think AJ's update has nothing to do with Ketron,
i think they will be separate, and if you want both, you'll have to buy both

that's how i understand it
Posted by: DanO1

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/21/11 10:32 AM

I have never seen Ketron charge for an update that is from the factory. Aj's updates will not be free.
Posted by: leezone

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 05/22/11 08:46 PM

"I have never seen Ketron charge for an update that is from the factory"

so i guess you never updated your Audya with the last pen update...
that was NOT FREE
Posted by: Rusty 999

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 08/23/11 09:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Tonewheeldude
Hi Leezone. I think there should be some clarification here: 4.2 (the OS only) has been released in beta format to some distributors for stability testing. I have the same unfinished beta version on my own Audya and we used it on the UK roadshow recently without any problems at all. However the final version has not yet been released and we are under instructions not to distribute the beta version. When Ketron Italy are happy with the results and the additional software is fully completed the whole package will be released by them.

Here in the UK installing third party software onto the Audya will a;most certainly invalidate the warranty and the user will no longer receive free support from Ketron UK.




It must have been one of those Unfinished Beta versions of an Audya 4 arranger module I received then , when I paid 3,300 euros for something that was in my opinion, an unfinished product with me [and others] being used as an Unpaid beta tester and not only that but I had to pay over 3 grand for the privilege . Everything that could go wrong did go wrong including fuses blowing every time I plugged it in--because they had mounted the Power supply too high inside the casing and it was shorting out--their engineers explanation -not mine- and as for other bugs and audya loops and drum rolls being out of synch and ---well just to say it was laughable except that it wasn't funny. I for one will not forget what I went through and I know for sure I am not alone. But , lets move on !! And lets see what improvements the ajamsonic has made firstly, and then work out what its gonna be costing overall to own an Audya. Ketrons policy is to release it first no matter what--get the revenue flowing in--and then try fix all the bugs and faults afterwards. Not too many companies would get away with that these days!!

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same unfinished beta version on my own Audya and we used it on the UK roadshow recently without any problems at all. However the final version has not yet been released and we are under instructions not to distribute the beta version. Wh
Posted by: Robbo

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 08/26/11 06:21 PM

everything with Ketron is Beta, you have to get it, nothing is finished, that's why it's so good they keep imroving on it all the time. Sure thier pr dept is useless, and we may wait a long extended periods for some updates and so on, but those drums, that bass, and most of the best sounding styles you will ever hear, well,,,,, makes it worthwhile
Posted by: Ketron_AJ

Re: AJAMSONIC... Status Update... - 02/22/13 01:40 AM

Finally ... www.Ajamsonic.com