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#272603 - 12/05/14 10:53 AM [RealBand] KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND
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Is anyone using the newer Ketron SD1000 with RealBand? If so, how do you access the banks? I don't see an ini file in the Patch Map data in the PG Music Support pages. I've used the SD2 and had no problems, as the PAT file and ini file are posted in Support for the SD2, but there is no ini file posted for the SD1000. Not sure how to create one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Never mind......I found the answer.



Edited by rstill48 (12/06/14 02:38 PM)

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#273211 - 12/08/14 02:05 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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I suggest that you can use the SD2 ini file as model and to adapt it to fit with the SD1000 module. Just click on patches.ini file and edit it.
In the SD1000 documentation manual, you will find all the A, B, C & D banks descriptions.
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#273315 - 12/08/14 11:34 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: John-Luke]
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Thanks for the response. I found an SD1000 PAT file in the Support section of PG Music website. I also read there is a way to convert a .PAT file to .ini under the Action tab in Realband and Powertracks. Do you think that would work as well?

- Rick

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#273381 - 12/08/14 03:49 PM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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Yes
But the link may have moved depending on your version.

Menus change over time but the feature is there.
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#273465 - 12/09/14 02:44 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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Hello,


I am using the SD2 and it works very well...
Can you report about the SD 1000?
Since more "modern" does it really make a difference with the SD2??
Bernard

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#273549 - 12/09/14 11:14 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: Bernard]
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Bernard,

I don't have it yet. It is in the mail. I used the SD2 and switched to the SD4, as I was able to use a MIDI guitar with the SD4. I've since sold the MIDI guitar, so I thought I would "upgrade" to the SD1000. I'll let you know how it goes.

I also have the SD4 for sale if anyone is interested. I think Ketron products are very good.

- Rick

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#273663 - 12/09/14 10:56 PM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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OK, I will wait patiently!
In the meantime, please tell me how the SD4 is, compared to the SD2. I do not think I could buy yours from Germany (lot of problems with the customs...)but I may find a "used" one here
in Germany.
Bernard

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#273741 - 12/10/14 09:34 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: Bernard]
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Bernard,

The SD4 is like having 2 SD2s, and I used one side with a Godin MIDI guitar connected to a Roland GI-20 (no longer made) and then to the SD4. The other side was connected to Realband. Nice thing was to be able to change the MIDI guitar patches directly from the buttons on the SD4. I didn't really notice much of a sound quality difference between the SD2 and the SD4. I'm told the SD1000 is an "upgrade" to the SD2, and I'll have to check that out when I receive it.
- Rick

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#274609 - 12/14/14 07:03 PM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: Bernard]
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Bernard,

I received the Ketron SD1000 on Saturday. I revised the RealBand ini file with the four new banks on the SD1000, and it worked perfectly in RealBand. Now for the good news....it is an improvement from the SD2, no question. I really like the new piano voices that are available, and they sound terrific with RealBand MIDI Super Track pianos. The unit itself looks like the SD2, just a little nicer design. Ketron makes very nice products. As you know the SD2 is also very good, but the SD1000 is just better. Is it necessary to own? No, but it is an improvement over the SD2. Hope this helps.
- Rick

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#274692 - 12/15/14 08:59 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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Originally Posted By: rstill48
As you know the SD2 is also very good, but the SD1000 is just better.
- Rick


Heck it is 500x better! And I have an amp which goes up to 11. grin

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#274703 - 12/15/14 09:42 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: MusicStudent]
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Actually, given the small price difference of $60.00, the SD1000 is way better. Current US pricing from the Ketron distributor is $450 vs. $390. Added sound bank, many upgraded sounds, easy decision to make for a 15% price diff. Especially with the new piano sounds.

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#274733 - 12/15/14 12:40 PM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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OK, Rick,

and thanks for the information which has been duly noted...
I will try and have a listening to the new Ketron here in Germany...
Are there more sounds altogether as in the SD2?
Bernard

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#274752 - 12/15/14 02:26 PM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: Bernard]
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Yes, more sounds and one more bank of sounds. If you get a chance to hear the extra piano sounds, for example, I think you may like the SD1000 more than the SD2.......Rick.

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#274755 - 12/15/14 02:47 PM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: Bernard]
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Not trying to throw cold water on this (A LOT of users here love their Ketron modules) but

If you plan to buy SD-1000 (over SD2) and use with other MIDI HW gear (e.g, keyboard controller using the 5-pin DIN MIDI connection and NOT USB) be aware that the SD-1000 has active sensing and this has been causing some issues.

Ketron is supposedly aware of it and I assume are working on a firmware update to correct, may be already be a fait accompli.


http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/2249126.html

http://www.yamahaforums.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7388

The SD2 doesn't have this issue

Larry
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#274827 - 12/15/14 08:33 PM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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Larry, maybe the problem was fixed, as I don't seem to have any issues with the unit.
- Rick

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#549511 - 08/15/19 02:59 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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Migue Offline
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Hi! How I can connect gi 20 with ketron sd 1000?
I have a komplete audio and Cubase with windows 10.
The thing is, I have the Gi 20 connected with a midi usb cable, midi out to midi in to ketron, and usb to the pc. And the ketron's rca output to the soundcard's line in
Play Ketron with a keyboard is not a problem at all.
I have activated monitoring speakers on komplete audio, and all settings are right with a keyboard. With gi 20 and ketron, I only have midi signal but not sound. Any help? Thank you!

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#549513 - 08/15/19 03:22 AM [RealBand] Re: KETRON SD1000 AND REALBAND [Re: rstill48]
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I did it. No problem

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