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PSR-SX900/SX700/SX600 / Re: Speakers, On Board, External or headphones.
« Last post by Denn on Today at 11:46:47 AM »
Thank you for your replies. I will probably continue using my external speakers as with headphones the music sounds flat. I only hear the sound from the headphones, one in each ear. Thank again
Regards, Denn.
Genos - General / Re: New TOTL Arranger from Ketron
« Last post by EileenL on Today at 11:39:02 AM »
On Genos we do have the style assembly function and is very easy and quick to use.
Taking parts from other styles and creating your own choices is fun. Then also you have the grove Function which gives a different feel to a style.
PSR-SX900/SX700/SX600 / Re: Speakers, On Board, External or headphones.
« Last post by BogdanH on Today at 10:14:45 AM »
So, the question is, should I use headphones or continue with my Stage Pa300 speaker system?

It depends. Here's my opinion...
Headphones are to be used for sound quality analysis. By having sound source practically in our ears, we can hear every so subtle detail of each instrument. Not because headphones have better quality sound, but because sound is totally isolated from environment disturbances (noise, echo, sound phase shifting, etc). In short, with headphones we can judge about instruments quality (simplified: $50 vs $1000 guitar).

But if we want to know how the ensemble (band) will sound on stage, external speakers should be used. Let me explain... headphones have a big drawback: with headphone, stereo "stage" is flat. All sounds are only between left and right ear -there's no "in front" (no depth). Our hearing is made in the way, so we can determine direction of sound source (because of ear shell). With headphones, ear shell has no function and stage depth is lost.

The second reason why using speakers is low frequencies. Yes, many headphones can play sounds all the way down to 20Hz, while we can be happy if our speakers can go below 50Hz. But, in real world, we don't only hear low frequencies (i.e. bass guitar).. our body also feels vibrations -and that doesn't happen with headphones.

That is also the reason (among others) why every studio also uses near field monitor speakers. But at the end, everyone should do what works better for him.

The main benefit of headphones for initially balancing a mix is that you can hear your recording directly without added room acoustics. This gives you a starting point from which to make sound adjustments as required for the speakers you will be listening to and relating to different room acoustics.
PSR-SX900/SX700/SX600 / Re: Proud owner of SX900
« Last post by Danny1972 on Today at 09:31:35 AM »
Hi John,

Congrats on your new keyboard, it really is a fantastic instrument. Even though I own many keyboards including the Genos, I still really enjoy playing the SX900, I just love the form factor of it too whereby having an instrument that sounds like a flagship but yet very portable.

All the best,
Genos - General / Re: New TOTL Arranger from Ketron
« Last post by Duffy on Today at 08:32:04 AM »
Thanks for that Sokratis.
The event is sounding better and better to me and I appreciate any info you pass on. I realise that their is a limit to what you can tell us.
The COPY & Paste feature is one of the things which the Genos has been so badly needing and sounds similar to the Technics KN7000 version plus  a big modelling palette too.
A big selling point for Ketron

The main problem for Ketron now is going to be their lack of dealerships.
I have bought Solton / Ketron for years but their is no way to part exchange your instrument if their is no proper dealers and showrooms.
I have wanted to upgrade for some time but they will not do part exchange and I don't want the hassle of private selling to get rid of the things I have.
I just wish all these companies would take a bit more notice of what their customers tell them.
Genos - General / Re: New TOTL Arranger from Ketron
« Last post by Sokratis1974 on Today at 05:23:52 AM »
I think that this is extremely important because the term "Style Modeling" is so vague. But if I can just "copy & Paste" ( think simple ) to change the style a style , is exactly what I am looking for.

It all comes down to the number of options available.

As an extreme example, if I select a "Pop" style, can I change all the elements to a "Country" style just by copy & paste ? 

If so, is this done in real time ?  While the style is playing, am I able to hear the changes immediately ?

Copy & paste refers to the new user elements we add to the Modeling library palette, and these can be either Real Drum (audio), Real Bass (audio), Real Chord (audio) and any midi file we want if it is one channel and which contain our own rhythmic patterns from Piano, El. Pianos, Guitars, Pad, Strings, Synth Arpeggio’s, and anything else we want.
After that in each variation and in each channel to activate them, we simply open the preset or user Modeling library and, in each channel, we add or change elements to essentially assemble a new style.
Of course, there is a huge preset Modeling palette very well programmed that frankly a user will rarely need anything beyond them unless they live in countries like Greece, Turkey, Balkan, or Arab countries where they will have to create their own separate palette for some style.
However, beyond all this, one can add or configure anything they want with the Classic midi programming either onboard or through a computer.
As for your question if these can be done in Real Time while playing in some style the answer is a clear YES!!
But in order not to confuse you more I would like you to wait a bit and I have promised you a special video for this excellent element!
PSR-SX900/SX700/SX600 / Re: missing registrations?
« Last post by Denn on Today at 12:47:50 AM »
Don't put it down Put it away!
Make your registration, name it and it it into the reg folder See the jpg.
Put your style into the style folder if it is not an on-board style
LINK this reg to this style.
It takes a little time to set this up but saves lots as you go along.
I save my registration to the song name.
Regards, Denn
PSR-SX900/SX700/SX600 / Re: Registration Memory question
« Last post by Denn on Yesterday at 11:56:01 PM »
Hello, I made a video of this on my SX700
Hope it helps.
Regards, Denn
PSR-SX900/SX700/SX600 / Speakers, On Board, External or headphones.
« Last post by Denn on Yesterday at 11:51:47 PM »
Hello, I have been in discussion about this and I would like the opinions of members.
When I record on my T4 or my SX700 I use the onboard speakers. I can vary the volumes and using the panpot I can put the instruments where I want them for the stereo effect. To me, playing back a wav or mp3 it sounds just as I recorded it. Often I have my Pa300 speakers plugged in anyway.
The opinion of others is that I should use headphones so that I can hear what is here or there. It seems that those who use headphone have them plugged into their phone or laptop.
When I download music from the net I usually put it onto a USB stick and plug that into my T4, sit back about 2 1/2 meters away and listen. When I play my own music I want to hear what my audience is hearing. My opinion, playing at the dance you can't give everyone headphones! If you go to a keyboard recital you just can't go up to the person and ask if you can plug in your headphones to hear exactly what he/she is playing.
So, the question is, should I use headphones or continue with my Stage Pa300 speaker system?
Kind regards, Denn.
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