This Ketron XD3 Advanced Live Performer Module has benefitted from home use only and as a result is extremely clean. Other than slight damage to the rear left corner it looks factory fresh! Has been factory restored and ready to use with your organ, keyboard, accordion, midi guitar etc. 30 days Retrun To Base Warranty supplied.
The XD3 model is the MIDI expander version of the XD9 keyboard. It shares with the ﬂagship instrument the same technical and musical features. Perfect for professional musicians playing modern, MIDI accordions, guitars and keyboard instruments.
With KETRON’s exclusive sound research and development, the XD3 deploys 24 MB of PCM ROM used to generate over 200 realistic and stunning voices. Extra-long sampling time together with different layers of samples have been used to re-create the striking realism of each instrument. Each category or group is then displayed on the easy-to-read screen from which the user can easily select which style or sound they want to use for a performance. Not enough sounds on board? No problem. With the internal 8 MB Flash RAM expansion slot (optional – pre-loaded with sounds or empty) the sound choice can be strongly enlarged. Features such as 2nd Voice and Programs enhance the total sound control and ensure user friendliness during performances. The One Touch settings, programmable and assignable to each Style, instantly recalls 10 of your favorite sounds every time you select a new style… again emphasis on the ease of use during live performances.
STYLES AND ARRANGER
The styles found on the XD3 are like no other, thanks to the 50 special Live Drums (Drum 2) used in association with most styles. These live drums are samples of live performances from either music or recorded in the studio during real performances. Just try the power of the new Dance and Hip Hop Styles and the delicacy of Swing and Latin. The user can also access the 24 Drum Set and the 24 User Drum Sets of the XD Series for creating new styles all together. The drum loops have been perfectly synchronized to the styles within the arranger and no matter what tempo the accompaniment is set to, these rhythm patterns follow along ﬂawlessly with no change in pitch or tone!
With over 170 Styles on board (with re-writable parameters) and room for 50 Patterns (with optional 2 MB expansion unit), a lot of effort has been taken to ensure that no musical genre is left behind. The XD Series products offers on board 24 bonus Patterns, featuring additional Country, Latin, German and Scottish styles and new typical Caribbean/African styles like Soca, Zouk and Makossa. KETRON has taken the concept of the Automatic Accompaniment to new heights once more by introducing the new Interactive Arranger & Brass into a keyboard of this class. With this function activated, the user can determine different components of the Arranger (e.g. chords 2, 3 and 4 as well as the entire Brass section) that will be ‘muted’ while he is playing lead parts to the right of the split point of the keyboard. The Pianist and the new Bassist function, the last one acclaimed from most advanced musicians, enhance the live performance to an higher level than usual.
Up to 198 Registrations locations are provided in memory where the settings of the keyboard within any given time are captured and stored for future use. With this feature, there is no need to remember the exact settings used for speciﬁc performances – only the registration number. Once this number is entered, the XD9, XD3 and VEGA resets the keyboard (panel and internal settings) to all the values that were stored within the selected Register – a very handy tool for those that want to go from one song to another with minimum delay time!
The XD9 and VEGA keyboards in-corporates a powerful 22W RMS per channel stereo ampliﬁer that drives 4 speakers well located before the user to deliver sounds which are crisp, spacious, well detailed and well balanced. Included within this package is also a Bass Boost enhancer unit that delivers those lower notes that would otherwise go unnoticed.
The XD Series perfectly plays back midiﬁles of type 0 or 1 (converting between both) and displays lyrics when associated Karaoke or text ﬁles exist. With the Intelligent Transposer turned on, transposing a song (no matter what key) ensures that the sounds within all used tracks are always reproduced in their natural range and re-arranged within the original octave of the song. With the optional HD installed, the XD9, XD3 and VEGA can instantaneously playback songs from any of the folders within the HD. The original XD Series Hard Disk includes 200 songs, more than 200 styles and up to 128 style registrations.
The new Drum Remix feature provides a new enhancement to the playback of midiﬁles, yet to be experienced on arranger keyboards! This feature allows the user to replace the current drum tracks within a midiﬁle with those Live Drum loops found in the XD9. This means that you can now operate and control ‘live’ rhythms as you play a midiﬁle, thus enhancing the quality of your songs while at the same time really entertaining your audience (and yourself) as you ‘control’ your own midiﬁles.
The XD3 features lots of accordion-speciﬁc functions: MIDI expressions driven by the bellows, Percussions driven by the left hand, precise dynamic control even for the left hand and a correct tonality recognition if complex chords are played between Bass and Chords. Once powered on, the XD3 is set in Accordion mode by default: the Lead, Bass and Chord sections are preset to accept inputs from the right MIDI channels, to ease a quick and effortless connection of any Accordions to our expander.