AUDYA 4 represents a complete shift in
technology over standard midi equipment; the ability to play with real
musicians! It has a powerful audio multiplayer, extremely high
quality sound engine and many unique automatic accompaniment features. The
generous set of interfaces include versatile video support, configurable audio
connections and three USB ports to connect to a computer or other multimedia
Real LIVE Arranger
AUDYA 4 is equipped with a unique and
powerful Arranger Section that has over 560 Styles, 370 Audio Drum sequences and
Percussion ( Live Drums ). Internationally acclaimed Drummers and Percussionists
have contributed to this project to create the finest Rhythmic and Arranger
section on the market today. These Audio sequences are perfectly synchronized
with the Midi clock in order to allow tempo changes without compromising sound
quality! Furthermore, AUDYA 4 allows one to import and synchronize new Audio
drums (User Audio Drums ) alongside future implementations from KETRON giving a
new, exciting way to create Audio Live Drums from scratch. But that's not all!
Besides Percussion features, AUDYA 4 includes 159 Live Guitar Patterns suitable
for many popular musical styles. This allows for the subtle... and not so subtle
requirements of tomorrows, today's, and yesterdays music. Until AUDYA this has
never before been possible with standard midi programming offered by other
It is also possible to load into the AUDYA 4's Ram with new Live Guitars ( GTR )
and is compatible with Ketrons new and current styles. An innovative system;
AUDIO STYLE MODELING allows one to replace original Style parts with new ones
taken from a huge internal library of: Drum Bank, Bass Bank, Grooves, Guitar
BANK 1 & 2, Arp&Lick and Live Guitars. It is no longer necessary for the user to
waist time creating new style parts due to the huge library of AUDIO DRUMS,
BASS, ARP. & LICK, GUITAR STRUMMING, ETC created by KETRON. If creativity from
scratch is required, you may also use your own sequences too.
New Pianist and Bassist functions deliver sophisticated
control and complete harmonization and Manual Bass leads played.
Backed by experience from our flagship - Audya, KETRON enhanced the performance
of AUDYA 4's multiplayer to new levels of excellence. AUDYA 4 can play up to six
tracks simultaneously; dual WAV, dual MP3 and dual MIDI files with DJ features
such as PFL (Pre Fader Listen) - the possibility of listening to songs first
using headphones before playing through the system, Playlists, Crossfades, Zoom,
Song Medley and text (txt) synchronization to Audio and midi songs alike.
With the new exciting Midi Remix feature, the user can
assign and sync. Midi files with a Style's Audio Drums plus … get this - all of
the Live Guitars available!! The final result of this mix (including Midi, Audio
Drums and Live Guitars), can be saved in a KETRON proprietary format called KMX
( KETRON Midi Remix ). This file can then be exported to other Audya Instruments
with fully compatibility. AUDYA 4 records to an internal Hard disk (80 G) any
performance played as Wave, MP3 or MRS (Macro Recording Song) format - this
latest KETRON proprietary format allows one to store all instrument events
performed (including voice or style changes, tempo, transpositions Ö etc.). The
tempo and transpose controls for MIDI also work with WAV and MP3 files, in real
time, without loss of quality. AUDYA 4 can also record and store an entire
musical performance onto the Internal hard disk, either as a WAV or MP3 file at
CD quality (16 bit at 44,1 KHz). In addition, a 4-band equalizer and the
possibility to rip audio tracks from an audio CD (connected to it via USB)
completes this outstanding multiplayer. Furthermore KETRON has equipped AUDYA 4
with a comprehensive variety of professional quality DJ loops, ambient sounds
and special effects ready to be used out of the box.
Following KETRON's tradition of the "Best Natural Sounds", AUDYA 4 includes a
new sound engine of very high quality. 430 new stereo Orchestral Presets with
multilayer modes, 320 new Programs with one of KETRON'S latest features - "Voice
Character Emulation" (VCE). VCE includes exciting special articulations plus
sophisticated Performance controls such as Key Off, Morphing, Coupling, Rotor to
Pedal, Aftertouch and Sustain Switch. Besides all of these new features, a user
can store within a Voice their own Harmony mode in order to achieve the best
setting (OTM - One Touch Melody).
A Preset Selection can be modified and saved as a new Program by using the Edit
menu available in AUDYA 4. The user can also fine tune the timbre, dynamic,
effects and the new articulation features as well. 16 Voice List with 300
Programmable Sounds plus the new UVL feature ( User Voice List ) allows one to
automatically recall a Voice list which can also include a Style, Midi file, Mp3
or Wav file.
In addition to the
built in 64mb of RAM for more personalized sounds that can quickly be loaded
from disk, we listened to our users' request for more memory. It is now possible
to increase the RAM memory to either 192mb or 256mb allowing the user to add to
the internal Wavetable a complete new Sound Bank. AUDYA 4 also has a renewed DSP
section, with new Rotor, Distortion, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo, Chorus, Reverb
effects and much more. With the newest SAMPLER Section, the user can now sample
and edit their own sounds in great detail- thanks to the ultimate multisampling
Voicetron – KETRON's New
4 has a new Vocalizer which incorporates five voices that sets a new industry
standard. The extended preset library means the Vocalizer is easier to use, but
can also be edited by the musician, with controls over the harmonic content of
the voice, equalization and effects. The AUDYA 4 Vocalizer works in real time on
one of the two microphone inputs. It has dedicated reverb and delay functions
and can be controlled manually with the keyboard, or automatically via the
Arranger/ MIDI files. An innovative method of linking chords to the Voicetron
means it is able to interpret musical passages according to the rules of
User interface / Audio
AUDYA 4's control panel is designed to help the musician, especially in live
situations. Seventeen sliders, (one assignable), offer efficient control of
volumes and effects in real time. The instrument's current status is clearly
shown by the various LED's built into the tabs and by the graphics that appear
on the integrated colour display (LCD TFT technology with a resolution of
320x240). The user interface is similar to that of modern computers, offering a
familiar and easy to use interface. In addition to the 10 User tabs currently on
the panel and the traditional foot pedal controls (Footswitch ), AUDYA 4
includes a new section of assignable Tabs 1-16. These buttons come with default
KETRON factory setting plus a free programmable user section (User Tabs), which
allows direct management over other more important AUDYA 4 features.
A new revolutionary Registration structure means that you
can save and instantly recall not only the general status of the instrument
(Sounds, Styles, Volumes, Micro etc.) but also any links to an audio source
required for the performance, for example a Wave, an Mp3, a Midi file and even a
Playlist. There is also a Language menu for customized viewing of the most
important functions of the instrument in several languages.
Via its video port, AUDYA 4 can display colour images with
lyrics synchronized with the music onto a larger TV screen (PAL or NTSC) or on a
VGA monitor. As an alternative, it can show an exact copy of the LCD display
AUDYA 4 offers a full
compliment of inputs and outputs, both analogue and digital. Together with a
standard pair of stereo audio outputs, there are four separate outputs that can
be configured as auxiliary stereo audio outputs or as mono audio outputs (with
or without DSP effects). AUDYA 4 also has two stereo input lines, an output for
headphones, 4 Midi ports, multiple USB Ports, two Combo inputs ( XLR + 1/4" )
for the microphone and a dedicated output for the metronome click (for recording
or use with a live drummer Ö etc.).
AUDYA 4 and it's internal Hard Disk
can easily be connected via USB to a computer to edit the musical contents of
the instrument and to back-up files. Furthermore, two USB host ports accept many
mass storage devices, such as the very popular USB memory sticks, external USB
hard drives, CD and DVD readers, to be able to exchange data externally with
absolute ease. On KETRON's web site (http://www.ketron.it)
some interesting free software tools are already available for all users such
the Style Compiler (for creating styles on a computer) and DJ Loop Compiler (for
creating your own Styles or DJ loops easily).
KETRON AUDYA 4, with
its total integration and real time control of Audio, an easy to use and clear,
well defined layout is the new standard for professional live players or studio
Professional Arranger and
Midi Sound Module. 8 dynamic curves, Aftertouch, Portamento, Operating
system updateable via USB port, 17 Slider Volume controls ( 1 Assignable ),10
x 240 Colour Graphic Display TFT.
ATA IDE 2.5
USB Host + 1 USB device.
storage devices supported:
USB floppy disks, Mp3 players, CD/DVD Rom, HD.
MB PCM Wavetable (32Mb overwritable). 430 New Preset Sounds with
Stereo & Multilayer Voices. 512 GM2 Sounds. 32 parts Multitimbral.
Voice Character Emulation (VCE). Left Voices, 2nd Voice.
||Ip to 300
custom sound locations +20 User Voice List (UVL) linkable with Style, midi
file, MP3 and Wave.
Digital Drawbars slider controlled. New Rotor, Percussion and Overdrive
Programs. 3 Voices, 3 splits. Sustain, Portamento, Velocity switch,
Duet, Trio, Morphing, Coupling, Steel, Slide, Harmony. Single &
Global Program loading. Editing capabilities: A,D,S,R, Cut Off,
Resonance, Effects and keyboard assignments. Voice to left.
& programmable Second Voices.
MB Ram Sound (expandable up to 256mb). Ins Orchestral Voices, Supersolo
44,1 KHz Multi Sampler
Assignable Switch Tabs 1-16
||Factory/ User programmable
Features, 5 modes.
x Wav, 2 x Mp3, 2 x Midi file Player. Hi-quality real time stretching
and transposition. Play List, Autoplay. Dj Loops, SFX, Demos, Play List,
Autoplay, Key Tunes, HD Recording 2 tracks, Pfl, MP3 Encoder, Audio
Ripper, Macro Recording.
player Mid/KAR and TXT file, Juke box. Intelligent Transposer. Song Chain.
Audio Drum &
Live Guitar, Remix, Midi Song Record, Wave Sync, Medley, Midimix.
performance controls and panel settings. Single & Block modes.
51 Drum sets, 3 Super Kits, 24 User Drum Sets. 10
Percussion sections. Drum Mixer. Manual
Live Drum and Latin Percussion Loops.
570 Styles, User Audio Drums, over 370 Real Audio Drum Sequences, Acoustic
and Electric Live Guitar, User Live Guitar, Arranger ABCD, 3 Intro/Ending,
4 fills, 4 breaks, Bassist and Pianist, Audio Style modeling.
||Drum, Groove, Bass, Piano,
Guitar 1/2, Arp&Lick, Live Guitar
Pattern Recording & Editing:
||Quantize, Loop, Recording,
transposer, Arabic Scale.
new Multieffect DSP’s with Reverberation, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Echo
Tap Delay 4 / 8, Wha Wha, Distortion, Overdrive, Rotor Slow/Fast, Phaser,
Tremolo. Equalizer 4 Bands.
1 / Micro 2:
Microphone Inputs with separate Gain control, 10 bands Equalizer, Echo,
Reverb, Pan/Pot, Pitch Shift, Talk, Voice Transform.
5 Voice Harmonizer. Vocoder, Auto-Harmony, Midi Vocalizer track,
Advanced Voice editing,
1, In2 , Out, Thru. 32 Midi Channels. GM2 standard.
Right. 4 individual assignable Outputs (2 stereo or 4 Mono). Stereo headphone.
x XLR Microphone. 2 x Line in : Right & Left. Sustain and Volume Pedal.
Footswitch (6 or 13 switches).
PAL, NTSC, Super VHS. Size and position controls. 640x480
||User Manual, Power Cable
Case, Sustain Pedal Piano type, Volume Pedal, FS6 / FS 13 Footswitch.
Midi Pedalboard, RAM Kit up to 256mb.
x W x H = ( 52 x 32 x 11 cms. )
Voltage detection (110V/60Hz – 240V/50Hz) - Plug and play.
Specifications and appearance are subject to change without prior notice.ce