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  • Page 1 O w n e r ’ s m a n u a l...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    INDEX pag. 1 SWITCH ON THE INSTRUMENT ......................SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .
  • Page 3 KETRON X SERIES This Instructions manual is valid for instruments X1 (keyboard), X4 (expander module) and X 8 (keyboard with buttons) . In fact, these instruments have the same technical-musical characteristics and only differentiate themselves from one another in the type of keyboard used (this is the case for X 1 and X 8) or for...
  • Page 4: Switch On The Instrument

    SWITCH ON THE INSTRUMENT When the instrument is switched on, the display panel indicates the name of the instrument and, straight after this, (only when the HARD DISK has been installed inside it) the inscription “SOUND BANK AUTOLOADING… ” appears for a few seconds. This function automatically activates the loading of the Sound Bank Folk contained in folder 1 of the HD.
  • Page 5 This product must be connected to an earthed outlet. In case of malfunctioning, the earthing will reduce the risk of electric shock. The instrument comes with an earthed power cable and plug to be used with an earthed outlet. DANGER - Improper earthing connections may cause electric shocks. In case of doubts, have your electric installation checked by a qualified electrician.
  • Page 6 lowing measures: Turn the radio or TV antenna in a different direction. Modify the instrument's position with respect to the receiver. Increase the distance between the instrument and the receiver. Connect the instrument's plug to a different outlet to make sure that the instrument and the receiver are connected to two different circuits.
  • Page 7: Connections / Outputs

    CONNECTIONS / OUTPUTS REAR PANEL The rear panel is provided with the following connection points: (from the left ) Speaker off / on: Internal loud speaker cut out switch. Inputs: These are two stereo audio inputs ( Right and Left/Mono ) that may be used to connect external devices such as MIDI Expanders, CD player, MiniDisc , DAT etc..
  • Page 8 Midi unit. Midi Thru: The Midi Thru is a copy of the Midi In 1 ( GM ) and may be used to connect one or more expander modules in series with the instrument. The THRU socket functions exclusively in conjunction with the Midi in 1 ( GM ) socket and therefore is inefficient when used in conjunction with the Midi In 2 socket ( Keyboard ).
  • Page 9: Voices

    VOICES The complex system of the basic sounds of the X series is sub-divided into various Banks according to the scheme below: VOICES BANK 1 / 2 256 Sounds ( 128 on 2 Banks ) RAM BANK 112 Sounds + 8 Drum Sets + Grooves CARD BANK 112 Sounds + 8 Drum Sets + Grooves USER VOICES BANK 2...
  • Page 10 semitones is possible. The position --- corresponds to the normal tuning. use the 2 Value keys to modify the volume. To save the 2nd Voices modified in the internal flash memory: press SAVE/ENTER and select 2nd Voices. Then press the Save key ( F10) to confirm. Pressing both keys 2nd Voice and Edit at the same time, the 2nd Voice active at the time being is confirmed (function shown by an asterisk) and will not change any more, even if the various instru- ments' voices are modified.
  • Page 11: User Voices

    USER VOICES The User Voice section enables the user to modify and customise the sounds of the X series thanks to a sophisticate editing program. The 128 User Voices are divided into families, just like the standard Voices and located in Bank 1 (Bank 2 as we will see is assigned to the Drawbars, the Samples and the.
  • Page 12 LFO Pitch, Amplitude and Filter: these activate the modulation on the Oscillator (Vibrato), on the Amplitude (Tremolo) or on the Filter. Volume: Volume control by means of the Aftertouch. Wha Wha: Wha Wha effect assigned to the wheel Modulation. Slide: this special effect affects the sound tuning, creating a sort of Pitch envelope each time a key is pressed hard.
  • Page 13: Drawbars

    DRAWBARS The digital Drawbars section is positioned in the first 16 User Voice locations of Bank 2. To gain access to the section: press the User Voice key. select Bank 2 (Bank 1/2 key lit) press the EDIT VOICE function key (F7). The Drawbars are not selected per family as for the GM standard sounds, but by simply following the progressive number indicated above the keys from 1 to 16.
  • Page 14: Program

    PROGRAM The Program section is a powerful Editing area for the X series sounds. It enables the combination of up to 4 Voices simultaneously, with the possibility of modifying the Voice, Volume, Octave, Tuning, Pan/Pot, Effects, Keyboard split, Sustain functions, Portamento and Velocity switch for each one of them. Furthermore it also enables the user to create special effects such as Duet and Trio.
  • Page 15 Use key F3 or F8 to select the Voice and the Value keys to set the type of Effect. Amount: Effect amount control. Use the F4 or F9 key to select the Voice and the Value keys to modify the value. Press the 2 Value keys simultaneously to reset the value to zero. Delay - Chorus: these parameters enable the individual control of the Chorus and Delay level if 2 or 3 Effects are overlapped.
  • Page 16 Duet - Trio: access is gained to the 2 functions by pressing F5 a number of times. The effect is cut-out in the OFF position. In the Duet status, the Voice no. 1 of the Program will play exclusively only the highest note, Voice no.
  • Page 17: Sound Bank / Ram Card

    SOUND BANK / RAM CARD The Sound system of the X series may be expanded and continuously updated by means of new SOUND BANKS that may be loaded on RAM or Card. The RAM consists of a standard 16 Mbyte Simm inside the instrument whereas the CARD is an external 8 Mbyte Flash Card which may be directly connected to the instrument by means of the appropriate slot situated at the front part of the keyboard.
  • Page 18 Effects 1 ( Car Start, Jet, Racing , Airport ), Effects 2 ( Roaster, Splash, River, Rain ), Applause, Piano 2. SOUND BANK 2 : Techno 1, Techno 2, Dream, Magic, Sweep Pad, Rotary Organ, B3 Organ, Pipe Organ, Tango Accordion, X1 Pad, Grooves 1 – 6 ( 18 Grooves ). SOUND BANK 3 : Default Autoloading Folk Sound Bank...
  • Page 19: Keyboard Controls

    KEYBOARD CONTROLS The X series has been designed to meet the most demanding requirements of a live performance and therefore has been implemented with a large number of keyboard controls that may be easily activated by the user while playing in order to better control the expressiveness of the music. Key Velocity The instrument is equipped with a keyboard of 61 semi-weighted keys with Dynamics and After Touch control.
  • Page 20 When the instrument is switched on, the file InitXX.Pwr will be opened and the selected Soundbank will automatically be loaded. Press on the Exit button during the AutoLoading operation to cancel the latter and go back to the main display screen. HARMONY This function adds grace or complementary notes to the melody based on the chords achieved on the Arranger part.
  • Page 21 Simultaneously play the key related to the Split point desired on the keyboard. Release the Split key. The new value will remain effective until the keyboard is switched off. ON LINE EFFECTS This section of the instrument controls the immediate enabling on the Song part (Right) of the most important Effects available.
  • Page 22: Effects

    EFFECTS The Effects Menu controls all the effects of the 2 DSP supplied with the X series. To gain access to this menu press the function key F 2 - EFFECTS from the main display. REVERBERATION Reverb Level: this parameter controls the general Reverberation level of the instrument.
  • Page 23 Level 1 / Level 2: these 2 parameters (F1 and F 2) control the input level of the stereo Microphone separately for part 1 and part 2. It is indeed possible to connect 2 Microphones to the instrument by means of a special adaptor indicated in the illustration.The Input Micro Overload LED situated at the right-hand side of the panel next to Registration, points out that the Micro Input is saturated.
  • Page 24 CHORUS 1 - 5, FLANGER, SHORT DELAY, FEEDBACK, USER CHORUS 1 - 4. The User Chorus are 4 locations in which up to 4 Chorus effects modified by the user may be saved. To gain access to the Chorus Edit function press key F 10 –...
  • Page 25 DISTORSOR: to gain access to the Distorsor effects: Enter into the Effects menu using key F2 from the main display. Press F 9 – Distorsor. Use the Value + / - keys to select the various types of Distorsor available : Distorsor 1 - 8, User Distorsor 1 – 4. 4 new programmable Distorsor effects may be saved in the 4 User Distorsor locations.
  • Page 26: Utility

    UTILITY Introduction In the main display screen, press the F3 function button to have access to the Utility section, which is made up of 3 pages, each one of which can be selected by means of the special page > < buttons on the top right-hand side of the front panel of the instrument.
  • Page 27 Slide: the Slide effect function ( F 4 ) is enabled with the After Touch key pressed but in actual fact is associated with the Velocity Key of the keyboard. Simply play with strong dynamics to immediately evaluate the effect, which consists of the rapid adjustment of the tuning in the sound attack, quite similar to that commonly encountered in the attack of almost all wind instruments.
  • Page 28 Press the F4 key – Pitch. Tune: The Tune controls the general tuning of the instrument with an amplitude of + / - 100 cents, or rather +/- 1 semitone. To modify the tuning press key F1 and adjust using the Value + / - keys.
  • Page 29 PAGE 2 UTILITY On Page 2, the functions are: ARABIC (F1) Press F1 to access the ARABIC menu, in which you can modify the instrument’ s standard tuning adapting it to the type of tuning used in Arab countries. (See ARABIC chapter) VIDEO (F2) The Video function (F2) allows you to use the value +/ - buttons to determine the settings for the...
  • Page 30 DISP.TIME (F4) mediante questa funzione è possibile impostare con i tasti value+- il tempo di permanenza delle schermate nel display. PIANIST (F5) Questo tasto, premuto ripetutamente consente di selezionare il modo Automatic o il modo Normal per la funzione Pianist. Per ulteriori dettagli sulla funzione Pianist rimandiamo alla sezione Pianist all’interno del capitolo riguardante gli Styles e l’Arranger.
  • Page 31 MICRO DRY ON STOP/ NORMAL. (F4) Select Dry On Stop to remove the effect on the microphone each time the arranger is stopped using the Stop button. Normal: this is the standard condition. LOWER HOLD ON/OFF. (F5) Activates or deactivates the operation of the storage on the 2 Lower on the Stop position. F6: PASSWORD.
  • Page 32: Styles

    STYLES The Style section controls the whole Automatic Arrangement of the X series and consists of the fol- lowing main sections: FACTORY STYLES: 198 original Styles sub-divided into 2 banks (A / B). CUSTOM STYLES: Exact copy of the Factory Styles, but with the possibility of Editing and saving on behalf of the user.
  • Page 33 Tempo: The Tempo is controlled by means of the 2 Slow and Fast keys with a range that varies between 40 and 250 beats per minute. By pressing the two Slow / Fast keys the tempo is locked on the value in use at that instant: the condition is pointed out on the Display by an asterisk to the left of the Tempo value.
  • Page 34 Intro these will be performed one after the other. Intro / Ending: the Arranger foresee 3 Intro’ s and 3 Ending’ s . The Intro 1 / Ending 1 are mostly programmed without changing the tuning therefore the user may resolve the harmony as desi- red.
  • Page 35 To Lowest: this function causes the Automatic Bass to perform its harmony loop starting always from the lowest note between those that make up the chord and not from the fundamental note of the chord acknowledged. To Root: the Bass to Root function returns all the automatic Bass notes to the fundamental note of the chord, despite notes or harmony loops programmed in the Arrange.
  • Page 36: Arranger

    ARRANGER Each Style is made up of 4 Arrangements , A, B, C e D . A corresponds to the beginning of the song, B and C are the intermediary variations and D is the Style in its complete form. ARRANGE MODE: the Arrange Mode menu controls many functions related to the functioning of the Arranger.
  • Page 37 Press F4 – Arrange Mode and then F10 to select this function. Press Page > to proceed to Page 2 of the Arrange Mode menu: Set Tempo: this function allows you to carry out a metronomic tempo advancing in pre-establi- shed steps.
  • Page 38: Custom Style / Arrange View

    CUSTOM STYLE / ARRANGE VIEW The Arrange View menu of the X series is sub-divided into 4 pages (Volume, Reverb, Effects, Pan). It allows an accurate control of all the instrumental parts of the Arranger, allowing the modification of the Sounds, Volumes and the Effects of each Style before it is saved in the Custom Style section. To gain access to the menu from the main display simply press F 5 –...
  • Page 39: Drum Mixer

    DRUM MIXER This section may be truly defined as a digital mixer specialized for the rhythm section of the X series. All the percussion sounds of the instrument have been grouped in 10 sections, for each of which it is possible to control: On/Off, Volume, Reverb.
  • Page 40 Press key F 9 – Drum Set to gain access the Drum Set menu from the main display: Manual On/Off: Use key F 1 to enable the Manual Drums function, namely the manual functio- ning of the percussion instruments on the keyboard. Key Shift: this parameter is used to shift the position of the percussion sounds on the keyboard with a range of + / - 24 semitones.
  • Page 41: Pattern

    PATTERN The Pattern section of the X series allows the user to perform the following: Load new styles, over 198 standard stored in the ROM of the instrument. Program complete new Styles. Compose Styles by simply copying parts of the internal Styles or Patterns already stored. This function enables the composition of new Styles without having to play them to program them.
  • Page 42 To modify the value: Press key F2 once only. In this way, the first half of the box relating to the Time Signature becomes black. Modify the figure using the Value +/- keys. The values that may be set range from 1 to 16. To modify the second Time signature value in the box press key F2 again.
  • Page 43 RECORD Pattern recording function. Press function key F1 to gain access to this menu. Use the RECORD function to create complete Styles entirely similar to the 198 internal Factory Styles. The parts making up the Style that may be programmed are the following: ARRANGE FILL1, FILL2, FILL3, BREAK INTRO1, INTRO2, INTRO3...
  • Page 44 Playing back the Pattern: The instrument automatically selects the PLAY function at the end of Recording. To play back all that has been recorded: - If the Drum section is concerned, merely press the Start/Stop key. - If the other sections are concerned a chord must be played on the Left part of the instrument and then press the Start/Stop key.
  • Page 45 b) Cancel the single note by playing it on the keyboard. c) Cancel the Tempo variations by pressing function key F2. d) Cancel the entire Groove section by pressing F1. The last function indicated may be used if the standard Styles containing the Grooves are edited. Save: Before starting to program a new part of the Style or before exiting from the Record menu, if all that has been recorded is to be stored in the memory, function F5 must be pressed (Save).
  • Page 46 2. Select the destination Part using key F8. It is crucial to bear in mind that the Arrange are copied with the Arrange, the Fills/Break with the Fills/Break, the Intros with the Intros and the Endings with the Endings. It is not possible for example, to copy a Fill on an Arranger. 3.
  • Page 47 MIDI RECORD: from the main Edit Pattern display screen, you can have access to Midi Record F9. Thanks to this function, you can record the Pattern directly from a complete sequence transmitted by Computer or Sequencer . To record a Pattern from Computer : Connect the Midi In 2 of the instrument to the Midi Out of the Computer and the Midi Out of the instrument to the Midi In of the computer.
  • Page 48: Song Play

    SONG PLAY The Song Play mode is used to allow the instrument to copy the following from Hard Disk or from Floppy Disk: - Midi files (format 0 and 1) according to the GM protocol (General Midi standard). - Songs Words & Music (Karaoke) - TXT Files (Text files in TXT format) Copying a Midi File from Hard Disk or from Floppy Disk In SONG PLAY the call-up, search and copying procedures of the Midi-files may be performed...
  • Page 49 will display the 20 midi-files, the title of which, starts with the letter entered previously. The Automatic Search System foresees the entry of up to eight letters. By adding more letters a more precise song search is achieved. For example: To call-up the Song entitled “My Song”: Press note D4 on the keyboard (corresponding to letter M).
  • Page 50 F 7 : Level of the Microphone’ s direct signal F 8 : Level of Reverberation on the Microphone F 9 : Vocal Set. Section of the type of Vocalizer using Value .(See KIT VOCALIZER Manual) F 10 : Exclusion / insertion of Vocalizer. On / Off . Note: If you wish to play over the entire keyboard, the Split Point must be positioned on C1.
  • Page 51 general set-up of the Song as modified is to be saved. Press F10 - Execute to confirm or F5 – Escape to delete. Song Word & Music (Karaoke) The Song Word & Music (Karaoke) Midi-files of the SOLTON Library are Midi-files containing the words of the song programmed and in time with the song.
  • Page 52 Lead On/Off: (F8) Cuts out or enables the melodic line of the Song. Warning: The On or Off position for the Song remains enabled also for all the Songs that follow. Lead Channel: (F9) Establishes on which midi channel the Song line must be played. The melody is normally recorded on the Midi 4 channel.
  • Page 53: Footswitch

    Folder of the Hard Disk or on the same Floppy Disk: i.e. mySong.mid (midi file) and mySong.txt (.txt text). To automatically call-up the Midi-file and its TXT text: Press Song Play Select Hard or Floppy Disk using keys Page < > Call-up the directory using F5 Dir Select the number of the Song of which the text having the same name is to be loaded.
  • Page 54: Song Record

    SONG RECORD The Song Record function consists of the registration of a sequence played in real time on the key- board. All the Midi events and variations applied to the control panel such as Tempo, Sounds, Volumes, Effect etc. are recorded in the sequence. The Song is directly recorded on Disk ( Floppy or Hard ) as standard Midi-files .
  • Page 55 To modify the value: Press F3 to select the function Modify the value using the Value +/- keys The Left Velocity and Right Velocity functions are extremely useful when using an accordion without the transmission of expressive control. Left Drum: When this function is ON, the Drum section of the instrument may be played manual- ly by means of the bass and chords of the accordion.
  • Page 56: Out Assign

    OUT ASSIGN This menu controls the assignment of the various parts of the instrument on the 4 Audio outputs available. There are 2 separate modes for the audio assignment, one concerning the keyboard and the other concerning the General Midi (GM). Keyboard Out Assign To gain access to the menu from the main display: Press F 3 –...
  • Page 57: Arabic

    ARABIC The Arabic Menu enables the modification of the standard tuning of the X series, adapting it to the types of tuning commonly used in Arabic countries. The variations of the Transposer also act on the Arabic scale. To gain access to the menu from the main display: Press F 3 –...
  • Page 58: Registration

    REGISTRATION The Registration function consists of the global saving of the general status of the instrument with its main functions. Two types of Registrations are available on the X series: Block Registrations and Single Registrations. The selection between the 2 types is achieved in the following manner: 1 - Press key F3 - Utility 2 - Press Page >...
  • Page 59: Midi

    MIDI The Midi, Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is an international communication interface that enables equipment provided with Midi to exchange musical information. The X series is provided with a wide range of Midi functions that allow it to adequately interface with complex Midi systems.
  • Page 60 Program Change Tx / Rx: (F 7 - F 8) control function for the transmission/reception of Program changes on the various instrument sections. The second box (2nd / Prg) refers to the Program change of the 2nd Voice and to that of the Programs dealt with as a single voice.
  • Page 61 F 6. In the NO position the Comp.Interface socket is not enabled. Local On /Off: (F 7) when the Local parameter is set in the OFF position, all the internal sections that are set in Midi Reception will no longer function via keyboard. In this case the instrument may be used only as a sound module via Midi.
  • Page 62 Volume parameter is in use (F 1), and the 16 Parts function is enabled (F 10) the Display will appear as follows: Use key F 1 or F 6 to select the first 4 parts, with F 2 or F 7 the parts from 5 to 8 and so on throu- gh to 16.The Volume value is modified using the Value + / - keys.
  • Page 63: Disk

    DISK The Disk menu controls all the functions relating to the Floppy Disk and to the Hard Disk of the X series. The Floppy Disk drive driver supplied with the instrument controls disks from 730 and 1.44 Kbytes. The Hard Disk (optional) is the ATA – IDE 2,5” type with a capacity of 1Gbyte to 8Gbytes. The installation of the Hard Disk may be achieved at an authorized centre and in any event by highly skilled personnel.
  • Page 64 to confirm. The Load operation concerns all types of files with the exception of the Midi-files (. Mid ). If File Choice is pressed and Midi-file is selected and the Load function is disabled. The multiple Load function may be useful for the Pattern, Custom Styles, Wave and Multiple sample files.
  • Page 65 Insert the Floppy Disk containing the files to be copied in the instrument Drive. Select Hard Disk using the Page < > keys. Select the TargetFolder using the keyboard from 0 to 9, namely the folder in which the files will be copied.
  • Page 66 - Registration - Pattern - Custom Syles - Sound (Sound, Wave, Smp) - Text - User Voice - User Drum To select the type of file simply press the corresponding function key and the Display automatically supplies the directory of the Files pre-selected. DELETE: This function is used to delete files on Disk.
  • Page 67 - Report: the Report function allows the user to save the document related to the contents of the Folder currently in use on Floppy Disk. The document will have a .TXT extension and will bear the same name as the Folder. The direc- tories it contains are divided up according to extension and are ranked in alphabetical order.
  • Page 68 To transpose the Midi-file: Press F3 – Transp. The Display shows the directory of the midi-files. Select the file using the Value + / - keys. Press F10 – Execute. Format: Hard Disk formatting. This function permanently deletes the entire contents of the Hard Disk and is therefore to be executed only if the entire Disk is to be re-configured.
  • Page 69: Sampler

    SAMPLER The Sampler section of the X series enables the direct Sampling of any sound by means of the Microphone input and also enables the control of. Wave files loaded externally via Floppy Disk. The .Wave files are samples in Midi Sample standard Microsoft format. The memory available for Sampling and .Wave files on the Ram Simm is 8 Mbytes.
  • Page 70 cally when Reverse is selected. - ALTERNATE: in the Alternate mode the sample Loop, outlined by the Loop and End points, is read once forwards and once backwards in a cyclic manner. - REVERSE LOOP: the Loop repeats its cycle starting from the end of the sample and not from the Loop point as in the Forward mode.
  • Page 71 If the sample is valid, it may be saved as follows: Press Save/Enter. Give the sample a name (if you wish to do so). Select the folder of destination using the numeric keypad 0-9 Press F10 - Execute to confirm Press F5 to go back to the main Sampler menu.
  • Page 72 rather the point in which the mean line intersects with the wave shape. To find the zero point, shift the Zoom on the maximum value, namely x 1600. If the period has been cut precisely, the sample should have an ideal Loop. - LONG LOOP: Long Loop is advised for songs that are rich in modulation (i.e.
  • Page 73 each split associated with a certain sample. The .Wave file in which the Start and End points are modified is always the file in use at the time on the display (black file). The note may be selected by simply pressing F1 or F2 and playing the note on the keyboard (from C#0 to G8). It is with this function that the structure of the Multiple-sample is made up on the keyboard, assigning a certain sound to each split and establishing how many keys are part of the same split.
  • Page 74: Sequencer

    SEQUENCER Introduction The internal sequencer of the instrument allows the user to create or modify midi sequences in a rapid and functional manner, being provided with advanced functions that are typical only to sophisticated computer programs. Press the SEQUENCER button to access the main page. Note. All operations performed on the sequencer must always be saved on disk (see LOAD/SAVE) before exiting the menu or turning the keyboard off.
  • Page 75 steps making up one quarter. Each quarter is made up of 48 steps. Once the position has been selected, its default value [1 1 1] can be changed by pressing the Value -/+ buttons. Pressing the Value -/+ buttons together will reset the default value. TRACKS: The sequencer is divided into sixteen tracks, plus one MASTER TRACK.
  • Page 76 Overdub and Replace, which can be selected from the OPTIONS menu. Overdub: At every recording (run), the recorded events are mixed temporally to the events recorded during the previous runs. Replace: The new recorded data replace the previous ones. HOW TO RECORD A SEQUENCE Introduction.
  • Page 77 Banco suoni Sounds Desk Modulation Wheel Vocal Glide Tempo Volume Pan-pot Expression Pedal Sustain on/off Pedal Vocal Glide/off Reverb Amount of Effects NRPN LSB NRPN MSB RPN LSB RPN MSB DATA ENTRY RPN/NRPN RPN(Registered Parameter Numbers), NRPN (Non-Registered Parameter Numbers), are special controls that are used to change sound parameters such as, for example, musical entry, release, filter, timbral resonance.
  • Page 78 Press F2 to start recording. At this point, you may start playing: every midi event will be recorded. ress F2 again to stop recording. How to play back recorded tracks: It is possible to playback during recording whatever was previously recorded. If, instead you simply want to play back, you need to press the Seq.
  • Page 79 1/64 of a bar 1/48 of a bar (triplet) 1/32 of a bar 1/24 of a bar (triplet) 1/16 of a bar 1/12 of a bar (triplet) 1/8 of a bar 1/6 of a bar 1/4 of a bar 1/2 bar 1 bar Use F7(LAST RECORD), F8(PART), F9(ALL TRACK) to select the part of the track that will be quantized.
  • Page 80 Bank (sound bank selection marked “Bank” on the display). Modulation (modulation wheel marked “Modul” on the display). Portamento Time Data Entry (contains RPN and NRPN controls data and is marked “DtaEn” on the display). Volume (marked “Vol.” on the display). Pan-Pot (marked “Pan”...
  • Page 81 Program 0 timbre user 1 will play “ 1 timbre user 2 will play Bank = 3 (card bank) the flash card timbres will play Bank = 4 (groove bank) the grooves will play Bank = 5 (drawbars bank) the drawbars will play Bank = 6 (ram bank) the ram timbres will play Bank = 7 (msp bank) the msp timbres will play (selected through sampling) In the case of PITCH BEND (or WHEEL) both 1st and 2nd indicate the pitch value of the bend wheel.
  • Page 82 select the event type you want to insert. Use the Cursor <> buttons to move around the various event fields to edit parameters. Press F10 to confirm the operation, or F5 to cancel it. EDIT Delete: This function deletes a single event; press F4 (DELETE) to open the window (non editable) containing the selected event.
  • Page 83 COND: Condition relating to the operational range (top left-hand side of the display). It selects the temporal interval that will be affected by the edit function. If you select All with the Value -/+ buttons, the changes will applied to the entire track. If you select Equal, only the events with position visualized in RANGE OP (operational interval) will be affected.
  • Page 84 LOGICAL operations: Once the conditions relating to intervals and events have been selected as described above, one can decide what operations to perform. OPERATIONS on events (RESULT fields): All events satisfying the conditions relating to the operational interval and the conditions relating to their values can be transformed as follows: STAT: Status transformation.
  • Page 85 track on the basis of the following characteristics: - They are in the interval going from bar 32 to 64. - They are different from C_2. - Their velocity ranges from 32 to 48. - They are on midi channel 14. - Their duration is _.
  • Page 86 DELETE LINK: Press F8 to select/deselect the DELETE LINK mode. Selecting this function will allow you to link the events that are positioned at the two ends of the deleted interval, so that you will not have a “hole” in the deleted interval. Press F10 to execute the deletion but, before that, confirmation will be requested by means of the message “Are you sure?”.
  • Page 87 recorded on channels set in the MIDI channel Tx menu. With MIDI SETUP set on “General”, by default the part -> channel association is the following (recommended one): Part Channel Preset (right) 2nd Voice (right) Lower1 (left) Lower2 (left) Bass (left) Chord1 (left)
  • Page 88 tons and then press F4 (FUNCTION) followed by F7 (DEMIX). Example: Suppose you have recorded an internal style on track 01 and you want to change the bass round. By using the Demix function, the events on the bass channel will be transferred to a separate track (e.g. track number 5 since by default the bass plays on channel number 5).
  • Page 89 Solton: Solton exclusive messages Part: name of the musical part Lyrics: lyric events (rows of letters) How to edit exclusive messages. An exclusive message is made up of a set of bytes with values ranging between 0 and 127. Data in the sequencer are given in hexadecimal notation in the 00h-7fh range.
  • Page 90 In general: F0H, 26H, 7BH, 0BH, 00H, Part, Effect, F7H By entering in the boxes 26H 7BH 0BH 00H 00H 02h, the distorsor will go on part 0 (See table below). Part Preset (right) 2nd Voice (right) Lower1 (left) Lower2 (left) Bass (left) Chord1 (left) Chord2 (left)
  • Page 91 sequence. The lyric events available in many MIDIFILES contain the text of a song and if they are inserted into the sequence on a syllabic basis, you will have a KARAOKE-type effect when you play it back in the PLAY SONG mode. LYRIC INSERT/MODIFY: It allows you to insert/modify lyric events.
  • Page 92 PART : only part name events are displayed. TEMPO: tempo and signature are displayed. EXCL : exclusive messages are displayed. OPTIONS: Press F4 to enter the FUNCTION mode and then F2 to access this menu. Press F5 (Escape) to exit the menu. METRONOME: By pressing F1, the metronome is switched on/off during the recording stage.
  • Page 93 LOAD: Access the function from the main menu by pressing F4 (FUNCTION) and then F6 (LOAD/SAVE). You will access a page on the display with the following arrangement: The midi files directory is in the center of the display. If the HARD DISK is selected, the directory refers to the midi files that are in the Folder that is selected and shown in the upper part of the display.
  • Page 94: Voice Banks

    VOICES BANK 1 GRAND PIANO CONTRABASS SAW 5TH ROCK PIANO TREMOLO STR FM LEAD UPRIGHT PIZZICATO HONKY TONK HARP FANTASY RODES PIANO TIMPANI WARM DX PIANO SCORE HARPSICHORD PHILARMONIC SPACE CLAVINET SLOW STRING DARK SYNSTRINGS1 METAL CELESTA SYNSTRINGS2 HALO GLOCKEN CHOIR 1 SWEEP MUSIC BOX...
  • Page 95 VOICES BANK 2 CONCERT OCTASTRING1 HOUSEBAS DIGIPIANO OCTASTRING2 TECNOBAS HOUSE PIANO MARCATO STR STAGE PIANO ORCHESTRA 2ND PERC. ELECTRO PNO SLOW ARCOS 3RD PERC. FUNKY PIANO CLICK FM PIANO1 STRING ENS. EL. ORGAN 1 FM PIANO2 DIGISTRINGS EL. ORGAN 2 LAAAH EL.
  • Page 96 STYLES BANK A 8BEAT_1 R&BLUES_2 8BEAT_2 R&BLUES_3 8BEAT_3 FUNKY_1 8BEAT_4 FUNKY_2 8BEAT_5 FUNKY_3 16BEAT_1 FUNKY_4 16BEAT_2 BLUES_1 16BEAT_3 BLUES_2 16BEAT_4 SLOWBLUES 16BEAT_5 ROCK_1 8BALLAD_1 ROCK_2 8BALLAD_2 ROCKBALLAD 8BALLAD_3 ROCKSHUFFLE_1 8BALLAD_4 ROCKSHUFFLE_2 16BALLAD_1 B.B.ROCK 16BALLAD_2 PARTYBEAT1 16BALLAD_3 PARTYBEAT2 16BALLAD_4 JAZZORGAN1 LIGHTPOP_1 JAZORGAN_2 LIGHTPOP_2 BROADWAY...
  • Page 97 STYLES BANK B BIGBAND_1 PASODOBLE1 BIGBAND_2 PASODOBLE2 BIGBAND_3 GIPSY BIGBAND_4 CARIBE SLOWDIXIE LATIN DANCE1 CHARLESTON LATIN DANCE2 FOXBALLAD1 LIMBO FOXBALLAD2 REGGAE_1 SLOWFOX REGGAE_2 FOXTROT_1 BAJON FOXTROT_2 PARTY POLKA1 QUICKSTEP PARTY POLKA2 POP_60 BAVARIAN TWIST_1 WALTZ_1 TWIST_2 WALTZ_2 TEX_MEX WALTZ_3 ROCK&ROLL1 SLOWALTZ_1 ROCK&ROLL2 SLOWALTZ_2...
  • Page 98: Grooves

    GROOVES P Ch Name Groove Groove Groove Groove Bachata Bachata Bolero Bolero ChaCha ChaCha A ChaCha B ChaCha C Cumbia Cumbia ChaCha C Guajira Guajira Mambo Mambo A Mambo B ChaCha C Salsa Salsa A Salsa B Salsa C ChaCha C Rhumba Rhumba Merengue 1...
  • Page 99: Drum Sets

    DRUM SETS Program change 1 Program change 9 Standard Folk 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1...
  • Page 100 DRUM SETS Program change 10 Program change 17 Acoustic Hard Rock 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1...
  • Page 101 DRUM SETS Program change 25 Program change 26 Dance Techno 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1...
  • Page 102 DRUM SETS Program change 28 Program change 29 Progressive Rave 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1...
  • Page 103 DRUM SETS Program change 30 Program change 33 Hip Hop Fusion 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1...
  • Page 104 DRUM SETS Program change 41 Program change 49 Brush Orchestra 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1...
  • Page 105 DRUM SETS Program change 57 Program change 65 Contemporary Latin 1 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1...
  • Page 106 DRUM SETS Program change 66 Program change 73 Latin 2 Rock & Roll 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Maracas 4 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap...
  • Page 107 DRUM SETS Program change 121 Program change 122 Beat Electro 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1...
  • Page 108 DRUM SETS Program change 123 Program change 124 Country R & B 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 24 Crash roll 76 Wood block hi 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 25 Snare 35 77 Wood block low 26 Fingersnap 78 Cuica 1 26 Fingersnap...
  • Page 109: Accessories

    ACCESSORIES 9AC118 Kit Hard Disk 9AC093 Footswitch FS 13 9AC103 Footswitch FS 6 9AC112 Hardcase mod. Ketron X1 / X8 9AC113 Volume Pedal 9AC114 Sustain Pedal piano-type 9AC121 Sustain Pedal 9AC115 Flash Card 8 Mbytes 9AC116 Flash Ram 2 Mbytes Pattern Expansion...
  • Page 110: Midi Implementation

    MIDI IMPLEMENTATION MIDI HEX CODE DESCRIPTION MESSAGE NOTE ON 9nH kk vv Midi channel n (0-15) note ON #kk(1-127, velocity vv (1-127) vv=0 means NOTE OFF NOTE OFF 8nH kk vv Midi channel n(0-15) note OFF #kk(1-127) vv is don’t care PITCH BEND EnH Bl bh Pitch bend as specified by bh/bl (14 bits) Maximum swing is +/- 1 tone (power-up).
  • Page 111 MIDI IMPLEMENTATION NRPN 0121H BnH 63H 01H 62H 21H 06H vv TVF Resonance modify (vv =40H > no modif) NRPN 0130H BnH 63H 01H 62H 30H 06H vv FM amplitude 1 (vv=40H > no modif) NRPN 0131H BnH 63H 01H 62H 31H 06H vv FM amplitude 2 (vv=40H >...
  • Page 112: Exclusive Messages

    EXCLUSIVE MESSAGES TABS : F0H 26H 7CH Code_Tab Status F7H Code Tab = 00H – 7FH Status = 7FH Tab pressed Status = 00H Tab released Code tab Piano Voice A Drum Volume - 30H Right Volume - Chrom Voice B Drum Volume + 31H Right Volume + Organ...
  • Page 113 EXCLUSIVE MESSAGES PARAMETER GENERAL FORM: F0H 26H 7BH Code Data_1 . . Data_n F7H Effect type Reverb type F0H 26H 7BH 00H Rev type F7H Rev type = 00H – 13H Reverb OFF = 7FH Reverb level F0H 26H 7BH 02H Level F7H Rev Level = 00H –...
  • Page 114 EXCLUSIVE MESSAGES EQUALIZER PARAMETER F0H 26H 7BH Equalizer_parameter 00H Value F7H Equalizer parameter Value 00H – 0CH 00H – 0CH Hight 00H – 0CH SPLIT POINT F0H 26H 7BH 03H 00H Key F7H Key = 00H - 7FH GLOBAL TRANSPOSER F0H 26H 7BH 07H 00H Value F7H Value = 28H –...
  • Page 115 EXCLUSIVE MESSAGES MIDI KEYBOARD RX CHANNEL F0H 26H 7BH 13H 00H KeyPart Channel F7H Channel = 00H – 10H Off = 00H KeyPart 0 Preset Bass Groove Program Voice 1 16 Right Chord 1 Drum Program Voice 2 17 Left Voice 2 Lower 1 Chord 2...
  • Page 116 EXCLUSIVE MESSAGES FILTER VELOCITY SLOPE F0H 26H 7BH 40H 00H Part_value F7H Part: 01H – 20H (01H – 10H Keyboard Part; 11H –20H GM Part (Song Play) ) Value : 00H – 7FH FILTER VELOCITY OFFSET F0H 26H 7BH 41H 00H Part_value F7H Part: 01H - 20H (01H –...
  • Page 117: Technical Specifications

    & Lyric On/Off. Song List. Song Text (Font 1/2 ). (optional ). Video Interface from 1Gbyte (up to 8 Gbyte max). Type: ATA - IDE 2,5”. Up to 99 Folders. 999 Files per Folder. (Optional on Ketron X1 standard). Hard Disk PC/Mac interface (Cables & software optional).
  • Page 118: Abnormal Running Conditions

    ABNORMAL RUNNING CONDITIONS PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION The keyboard fails to play The Master volume or Pedal Volume are set at minimum. The Fade Out is enabled The Ear phones are enabled The Arranger fails to start Make sure that the Clock Midi is not set in External Difference in long sound of his is normal.
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