Audya 4 represents the newest state-of-the-art modern arranger module. It has a powerful audio multiplayer, a high quality sound engine and unique automatic accompaniment features. The rich set of interfaces include a versatile video support, configurable audio connections and three USB ports to connect to computers and other multimedia devices. Thanks to the possibility to play and control audio files together with styles and MIDI files, Audya overcomes the limitations usually encountered by conventional entertainment keyboards and modules.
Live Drums Audya revolutionises the world of automatic accompaniment arranger workstations by introducing innovative audio sequences of drums and percussions, synchronised with the MIDI clock.
The rhythmic sections of traditional arranger keyboards, performed with drum set, are almost always very mechanical, lacking the emotions and feelings that a good drummer is able to offer. Audya overcomes these limitations with its rich library of audio settings: real artistic drummers and percussionists have collaborated in the project and their tracks have been adapted as a rhythmic section of the styles and can also be synchronised with MIDI files. The true novelty is the freedom to synchronise these tracks at pleasure with your own music, in real time, without noticeable distortions or loss in sound quality.
The revolution of Audya is not just limited to percussions ~ that would be too easy! There are many audio accompaniments of acoustic and electric guitars which are playable in all keys and thus maintain the characteristic technique of most popular musical genders. This yields to tones and effects that would be otherwise impossible to achieve with just MIDI implementations alone. These live audio accompaniment parts too (just like the drums) are perfectly synchronised with the styles and can also be synchronised with MIDI files. They maintain their pitch even if and when the tempo is changed!
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 new Program by using the Edit menu available in AUDYA 4. The user can also carefully adjust their timbre, dynamic, effects and over all 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 64 MBs of RAM for more personalised sounds that can quickly be loaded from disk, we listened to our users' request for more memory and now, one can also upgrade this memory with a new expansion up to 256 MB 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 their own sounds and manage in great detail - thanks the ultimate multisample editor, MSP.
AUDYA 4 has a new Vocalizer which incorporates five voices that performs with the best standards on the market today. The Vocalizer is easy to use thanks to the extended preset library, but it can also be edited by the musician with controls over the harmonic content of the voice, equalization and effects. The Vocalizer works in real time on one of the two microphone inputs of AUDYA 4. It has dedicated reverb and delay functions and can be controlled manually with the module or automatically, via the Arranger or MIDI files. An innovative linking method of the chords means that Voicetron is able to interpret musical passages according to the rules of traditional harmony.
In addition to the 10 User tabs currently on the panel and the traditional Pedal foot controls (Footswitch ), AUDYA 4 includes a new section of assignable Tabs 1-16. These buttons come with a 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 the customised viewing of the most important functions of the instrument in several languages.
Via its video port, AUDYA 4 can display colour images with lyrics synchronised 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 (Mirror). AUDYA 4 offers an absolutely complete set of inputs and outputs, both analogue and digital. Together with the typical 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, 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 - 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 sticks, external USB hard drives, CD and DVD readers, to be able to exchange data externally with absolute ease.
Designed & Maintained by: Thomas R. Brown