00 SPECIFICATIONS 01 WELCOME! 02 CONNECTIONS 03 FRONT PANEL

00 SPECIFICATIONS 01 WELCOME! 02 CONNECTIONS 03 FRONT PANEL
Rev.1.0
00 SPECIFICATIONS
01 WELCOME!
02 CONNECTIONS
03 FRONT PANEL
04 INTRODUCTION
05 PLAYER-GM
06 STYLE
07 VOICE
08 MEDIA
09 MENU
10 HD RECORDING
11 REGISTRATION
12 VOICE SETTING
13 ARRANGER SETTING
14 STYLE PLAY MODE
15 JUKEBOX
16 DJ
17 FOOTSWITCH
18 CONTROLS
19 DRUM MIXER
20 DRUM SET
21 SAVE
22 DSP
23 VIDEO
24 EDIT MICRO
25 VOICETRON
26 FUNCTION
27 MARKER
28 MIDI
29 MY FOLDER
30 PIC&MOVIE
31 SYNC NEXT
32 TEMPO
33 TRANSPOSE
34 VOICE EDIT
35 SEARCH
36 GUITAR/MICRO2
37 PREFERENCES
38 PLAYLIST
39 EFX EDIT
40 DISK EDIT
Specifications
Display: Lcd color Tft 7”- Touch sensitive. 800 x 480 dots.
Multimedia Player: Player 1. Player 2. Wav. Midi. Mp3. Mp4. Avi. Mov.Flv. Cdg. Jpg. Txt.
Functions: Marker. Sync/Next. Autoplay. Lead Mute. GM part. Lyric Off. Cross fade.
File Search. Play List. My Folder. Transposer. Time stretching. Metronome Click.
Poliphony: 128 note. Multitimbral 48 parts.
Dvi: Video Monitor. Karaoke Lyric / Mirror.
Menu: Disk. Midi. Play Modes. Audio Edit. Language. Footswitch. Preferences. Controls. Video.
Reg. set up.
Media: Internal Storage: SSD Card 16G. External Storage: SD Card - Mmc, HD. USB: 3 Host + 1
device. PC connect. Disk Edit. Info. Refresh. Eject.
Sound: 512 Voices with 4 Sound Banks. 47 Drum Sets. 267 Audio Drum Loops. Live Drum
Modelling. Drum Remap.
Preset Voices: 368 programmable Voices. 2nd Voice. Lead slider volume. Controls : Volume.
Shift. Pan. Tune. Effects. Velocity switch. Portamento. Legato. Slide. Morphing. Harmony. Efx
Insert.
Arranger: 143 Styles. Section with Audio Drums, Midi Drums & Grooves. Arranger: Bass, 5
Chords, 2 Lowers. Styles slider volume controls and Balance. Drum Mixer & Remap. Drum filter.
Auto Fill. Fill to Arrange. 3 Orchestral Variations. Variation to Groove. 4 Arranger ABCD. 4 Fill. 4
Break. 3 Intro. 3 Ending. Restart. Pause. Count In. Reintro. Key Start. Key Stop. Split. Split Lock.
User Styles: 4 Voice Set programmable. Voice to ABCD. Play Modes: Pianist. Bassist. Manual
Bass. Bass to root. To lowest. Octave. Double. Harmony.
Registrations: 4 Bank x 1024 Regs.
Ram Sound: 64 MB Ram.
Dsp: Chorus. Reverb. Flanger. Phaser. Tremolo. Rotary. Echo Delay. Tap Delay. Equalizer.
Distorsion. Amp simulator. Compressor. Filter. 54 EFX Insert. 10 programmable Insert Chains.
DJ: Double Audio and Midi player. Tempo & Pitch stretching. PFL. Sync. Tap tempo. Cue. Fx Pad.
Backspin. Brake.
Juke Box: Play List. My Folders. SFX Special Effects.
Pic&Movie: Jpg & Mp4.Avi. Mov.Flv. Karaoke background. Movie to Rgb. Pic List. Autoshow.
HD Record: 1 Stereo track recording.
Micro 1: XLR. Gain control.Volume. Reverb. Micro Edit. Talk.
Micro 2: Gain control. Micro / Guitar Input select. 16 programmable Guitar Effect set up. User
slider.
Voicetron: 3 Voice Vocalizer.
Midi: In, Out, Thru.
Out: Left/Right Stereo. Pedal volume. Micro Out.
Input: Micro 1, Micro 2. Line In Stereo. Headphone.
Optionals: Footswitch 6 or 13. Volume Pedal. Bag.
Power supply: External 9 V.
Dimensions: (W x D x H). 352 x 241 x 94 mm.
Weight: 3,5 Kg.
* All specifications and appearances are subject to change without notice.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY TO PERSONS.
Caution: to reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose the instrument to rain or humidity.
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SAFETY AND INSTALLATION
CAUTION – When using an electrical product it is important to take a number of precautions such as
the following:
• Read the Instruction Manual before using the instrument.
• An adult should always supervise children when they play the instrument.
• Do not use the instrument in areas subject to seepage or water spray, such as next to a sink, a
swimming pool, on a damp surfaces etc.; do not place containers with liquids on the instrument to
prevent accidental seepage of liquid into the instrument.
• The instrument should be used only on a stand recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not use the instrument at a very high volume for long periods of time: very high noise levels are
dangerous to health.
• Position the instrument in such a way as to ensure appropriate ventilation.
• Keep the instrument away from heat sources such as central heating radiators, stoves etc.
• Connect the instrument to the mains only with the mains adapter. You will find the identification and
power supply details under the instrument.
• Disconnect the power supply cable if the instrument is not to be used for a long period of time.
• If necessary, disconnect the instrument using the power supply switch on the back panel. When
positioning the instrument, always ensure that this switch is easy to reach.
• Take the instrument to a service centre if:
a. the power supply cable or plug are damaged.
b. objects or liquid have fallen into the instrument.
c. the instrument has been exposed to rain.
d. the instrument is not functioning properly or performance is impaired.
e. the instrument has been dropped or the chassis is damaged.
• Never attempt to repair the instrument on your own; all repairs should be carried out by a qualified
technician.
KEEP THIS INSTRUCTION MANUAL IN A SAFE PLACE
PREVENTING RADIO/TV DISTURBANCE
This instrument operates on the radio frequency band. If it is not installed correctly and strictly in
compliance with the instructions provided it may disturb the reception of radio-television appliances.
Although the instrument you have purchased has been designed in compliance with applicable laws and
in such a way as to provide reasonable protection against such disturbances, there is no guarantee that
these will not occur. To check whether any disturbance you are experiencing is in fact produced by your
instrument, turn it off to see if the disturbance disappears. Turn the instrument on again to see if the
disturbance reappears. Once you are certain that your instrument is in fact causing the disturbance, take
any of the following measures:
• Adjust the antenna of the radio or TV receiver.
• Place the instrument in a different position with respect to the radio or TV receiver.
• Place the instrument further away from the receiver.
• Connect the plug of the instrument to another socket so that the instrument and the receiver are
connected to two different circuits.
• If necessary, call in a servicing technician.
POWER SUPPLY
• When you connect the instrument to other appliances (amplifier, mixer, Midi instruments etc.), ensure
that all the units are off.
• Read the recommendations regarding Radio and TV disturbances.
INSTRUMENT CARE
• Clean the surfaces of the instrument with a soft dry cloth. Never use gasoline, diluting agents or
solvents of any kind.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS
If you wish to use your instrument in a foreign country and have doubts about the power supply,
consult a qualified technician before you leave. The instrument should never be subjected to strong
shocks.
CURRENT ADAPTERS
When connecting this instrument to the mains socket, use only the KETRON current adapter supplied
with the instrument. The use of different current adapters may damage the power supply circuits of the
instrument. It is therefore of fundamental importance to use only an original adapter, requesting the
correct model when ordering a new adapter.
INFORMATION FOR USERS
“Implementation of Directive 2002/95/CE, 2002/96/CE and 2003/108/CE on reduced use of dangerous
substances in electrical and electronic appliances and waste disposal”.
The crossed bin symbol shown on the appliance means that at the end of its life the instrument must be
disposed of separately from other waste. At the end of its life the user should therefore take the
instrument to a separate waste centre for electronic and electrical products, or return the same to the
dealer when purchasing a new and similar instrument, whichever is applicable. Disposing of the
instrument correctly so that it may be consequently recycled and disposed of in an environmentally
compatible manner helps to prevent possible negative effects to the environment and health and
ensures that the components of the instrument are recycled. Unauthorised disposal of the product by the
user entails the application of administrative penalties.
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the Ketron MIDJPRO Multimedia Player! This “Instruction Manual” describes what you
need to do to use your Multimedia Player immediately. Please read this Instruction Manual carefully to ensure that
you obtain the best performance from your instrument either live or in a recording studio.
MIDJPRO revolutionises the way you use this instrument thanks to its new wide colour Touch Screen. Most of the
functions may in fact be enabled with just a “touch” of the keys on the screen.
Connections
DC 9V 4A
Mains power supply socket
Please use only the power supply supplied with the instrument.
Output: 9 V, 4 A.
ON/OFF
ON/OFF key.
This instrument may take up to 30 seconds to start up.
To turn off the instrument, press the ON/OFF key and wait for the instrument to turn
off. This may take up to 10 seconds.
VOLUME PEDAL
Standard stereo jack to connect a Volume pedal (optional).
VIDEO DVI
Digital video interface for connection to an external video monitor.
USB DEVICE
This is used to connect a computer USB device or other devices to manage the
MIDJPRO as an external removable unit.
FOOTSWITCH
Standard multi-pin plug for connection of an optional pedal to control a number of
internal functions. Compatible with Ketron FS6/FS13.
MIDI
Plugs for MIDI IN, MIDI OUT and MIDI THRU connection.
MAIN OUT
Standard mono jack for the main output to connect to a PA STEREO system: left (Left
Mono), right (Right Mono). We strongly recommend that you use the stereo connection
for best performance of the instrument and relevant EFXs. A Mono connection (namely
use of only the Left or Right output) will give poorer reproduction with respect to
quality of the sounds and EFXs of the instrument.
HEADPHONE
Standard stereo jack for connection to a headphone. The volume of the headphone is
controlled by the Master section.
MICRO 1 IN
Standard mono combo plug (Jack/Xlr) for connection of a dynamic microphone.
MICRO 1 GAIN
Potentiometer for adjustment of the Micro 1 input signal gain.
MICRO 1 OUT
Standard mono jack dedicated exclusively to the Micro 1 output.
MICRO 2 IN
Standard mono jack for connection of a dynamic microphone.
MICRO 2 GAIN
Potentiometer for adjustment of the Micro 2 plug input signal gain.
GUITAR/MICRO
Potentiometer for adjustment of the Micro 2 input signal gain. Turn on this switch when
using the instrument with a guitar, turn off the switch when using the instrument with a
microphone.
LINE IN
Mini-jack for stereo device line input with line signal (CD Player, etc.).
On the right of the instrument you will find a slot for the SD Card and 3 USB Hosts for connection to external
USB devices such as Pen drives, HD etc.
Front Panel
The main feature of the front panel is a wide colour touch screen which is the central point of the user
interface system.
On the left of the display there are 5 double silk-screen printed keys: the black
print indicates the functions of each key in Player mode, while the blue print
indicates the functions in Style mode, namely in "Arranger" mode, when the
Arranger TO TABS function is enabled on the Menu / Preferences.
Starting from the top, you will find the following keys:
-GM PART : Allows you to manage the sounds assigned to the Midi tracks of
the file you have loaded
-LEAD MUTE: This key allows you to mute the melody track of the Midi file
(generally this is track 4 but it may be modified if the Midi file does not comply
with conventional Midi protocol) or, when an audio file is playing, it attenuates the
vocal line of the file. In other words, the main voice is considerably attenuated
allowing you to sing over the original songs. This device operates in real time and
does not damage the song you are playing, so that you may return to the original
version whenever you wish.
Info : The result of the Lead Mute function on audio files depends on the type of
File used in terms of mixing and effects (reverb, panpot etc...).
-LYRIC
off.
OFF: Turns the screen which displays the lyrics of the file on or
-SEARCH : File search key.
-XFADE: Key for cross fading two musical files.
Lower down, from left to right of the panel you will find the following keys.
-PLAY
1 and 2: Use these keys to select the player you wish to use in PLAYER
mode.
-STYLE : Provides access to "Arranger" mode for automatic accompaniments.
-VOICE : Provides access to the page where you can select and edit the instrument sounds.
-DRUM SET: Enables the Manual Drum function and allows you to map the Drum Kit; moreover with
the Drum Mixer function you may edit the volume and reverb of percussion sounds.
-PAUSE: This key allows use to pause the player selected or enable the Restart and Count In function
in Style mode.
-MICRO1 : Provides access to a page on which you can manage the microphone connected to the
Micro 1 input .
-MICRO2/GUITAR: Provides access to a page on which you can manage the microphone or
guitar connected to the Micro2/Guitar input.
-TALK: This key eliminates or reduces the effect from Micro 1 and is very useful when you stop singing
and want to talk into the microphone.
At the bottom of the panel you will find the volume sliders for the sections printed in black (for Player
mode) or blue (for Style mode).
On the right of the display, starting from top to bottom you will find the following
keys:
-RECORD : This key provides access to the function that allows you to record
in an audio file anything the instrument is playing, including from external inputs
(microphone, guitar etc.).
-DSP : Opens a page on which you can regulate the effects (see DSP)
-PIC&MOVIE: Opens a screen on which you can manage graphic and
video files
-DJ : Selects a different song reproduction mode
-JUKE
BOX.
BOX: This function manages songs spontaneously, just like a JUKE
-REGISTR. : Provides access to the page for selection of Registrations, in
other words a page on which you may select the main user settings of the
instrument saved.
Further down you will find the
the MIDJPRO.
MASTER slider to adjust the main volume of
Finally, further towards the right you will find:
- DATA/VALUE, this knob is also called the Dial, and allows you
to select files and parameters and edit the values selected.
Next, you will find the following keys.
- ENTER : Use to confirm different operations or enter the folders
selected
- EXIT : Use to cancel an operation or escape from the current screen and
display the previous screen, or exit a folder and back root.
-
SAVE: Saves any modifications made on the instrument.
- MEDIA : Displays the memory devices installed on the instrument or
connected via the USB ports
- MENU : Displays and provides access to all the sections of the
instrument
- TEMPO and TRANSPOSER: These keys respectively control
the speed in bpm and tone transposition of music files and Styles. Press
these keys together to display the main screen of the instrument.
GM Part
Press the GM PART key to access a page which displays all the Midi tracks used by the Midifile
loaded on the instrument.
This screen displays all the instruments used by the Midifile, with empty tracks shown in white. A level
bar is also displayed in real time under the tracks that are playing.
If you select the SOLO key and then touch one of the 16 tracks, the track selected will play in “Solo”
mode and the other tracks will be Muted.
If however you select the
MUTE key and then one of the 16 tracks, the track selected will be muted.
If the MUTE key or the SOLO key are disabled and you select a track, a page opens on which
you may modify the track selected.
By touching the image of the instrument assigned to the track, a Pop up will open on which you may
select the family and each instrument.
Press
EXIT
to return to the previous screen on which you may modify the track. More specifically,
you may introduce a tone transposition
SHIFT, modify
the dynamics sensitivity
VELO , assign
a
category type PART MODE, in other words decide whether it must be recognised by the
instrument as Voice track (normal instrument track), Drum (drum track), Drum2 (Grooves track),
Voicetron (voice harmonisation track).
The virtual potentiometers set the level of VOLUME , REVERB ,
(panorama), displayed in a box on the right hand side of the potentiometer.
On this window you may place the track on
CHORUS
and
PAN
SOLO or MUTE .
Press EDIT to open a page on which you may adjust the envelope parameters (ADR) of the sound
amplitude, Cutoff and resonance filter (VCF) and the parameters of the low frequency oscillator (LFO)
used for the modulation effects.
The
EFX INSERT
key allows you to select the type of effect to insert in the track. This effect
may be enabled or disabled with the
ON/ OFF
key below.
Press
EXIT to return to the main GM Part page.
The key
GM MIXER is displayed next to the SOLO and MUTE keys.
By pressing this key you enter a window that displays a virtual mixer for all the 16 tracks of the Midifile.
When the VOL key is enabled, you may adjust the volume by selecting the track and setting the value
with the Dial.
The same thing happens with the
REV, CHO
and
PAN keys.
On the GM Mixer page you can place the tracks on
corresponding keys.
SOLO
and
MUTE
by enabling the
You may save all the modifications made to your Midifile on the main GM Part page.
To do this, simply press the
SAVE
key and the following window will appear on the display:
- INITIAL : Saves the modifications at the start of the Midifile, namely those made in the initial
measure but keeps any sound and setting changes subsequently made in the next measures.
- GLOBAL: Saves the modifications introduced “globally”, namely they will be enabled for the entire
duration of the song.
The Midifile keeps its original name and when you save the file you overwrite the file itself. The display
shows a message asking you to confirm whether or not you wish to overwrite the file.
If you press
YES you will overwrite the file.
If you press NO an alphanumeric keypad is displayed on which you can enter a new file name in order
to keep the original file.
If you press
CANCEL
you will escape from save.
PLAYER GM
Front Panel
Player GM
When you select the icon PLAYER-GM on the Intro screen, the contents of the internal solid disk (SSD) are
displayed to load the files.
When you select the Player menu, the contents of the media device selected (SSD, Card, USB, etc) are displayed.
To navigate use:
1.
2.
3.
4.
The Touch Screen that allows you to select the file directly and enter the folder with a double click.
The Dial DATA/ VALUE to scroll files, folders or edit the parameters in Editing mode.
The Exit key to escape from folders and back root.
The Enter key to enter the folder selected rather than double clicking on the Touch screen.
When you touch the file, it will be selected and highlighted in orange and loaded in player 1.
MIDJPRO is now ready for you to play!
Press START/STOP to start reproduction or touch the filename selected a second time or press Enter. When the
file is in play, the red light of the START /STOP key lights up.
N.B : when the Auto Play function on the FUNCTION menu (displayed at the bottom on the right) is
enabled, the songs in the folder are reproduced automatically from first to last.
This is the main screen of the PLAYER GM section, created specifically for Midifiles, audio files, videos and
images.
On this screen, if the file contains the Lyrics, these may be displayed on the screen or on an external monitor.
The upper bar displays the current status at all time, showing the following information:
Name of the file selected, preceded by a number in square brackets that indicates the player selected.
- Metronome time (only for Midifiles).
- Speed (only for Midifile).
- Transposition value set for the file playing.
- Volumes of the Drum, Bass, Chord, Orch. (Lower) and Lead sections.
Using the box on the right, you may scroll the list of files and folders from top to bottom. During execution a beat
/ time counter is displayed. For more information regarding the current file and to go back or forwards, select the
PLAYER.
If the PFL TO PLAYER function is enabled on the PREFERENCE menu, the virtual key PFL
is displayed on the right hand bar, which may be used to listen to the song you are playing through the headphones.
If the file contains Karaoke type lyrics, these are displayed at the centre of the screen instead of the contents of the
folder selected, while the list of files may be displayed by pressing the LYRIC OFF key on the left of the
front panel. Press the key again to display the lyrics. With the lyrics file you can pass to Full screen mode by
touching the centre of the screen where the lyrics are scrolling. Touch a second time to return to normal display
mode.
If the file does not contain lyrics, a separate .txt file may be associated to the file. To do this, the .txt file must
have the same name as the music file and must be stored in the same folder (E.g. Newyork.mid and lyrics
Newyork.txt). SKIP
FILE LINK function must however be disabled on the Function page.
In order to associate a lyrics file to a Style, simply load the lyrics file and save in registration. To do this, load the
.txt file in Player mode, then press Style and save the Registration. In this way the .txt file will be stored in
Registration so that if it is accidentally deleted from the disk, the lyrics file will in any case be saved in
Registration.
The bottom bar allows you to enter other functions, such as the following:
-
SYNC/NEXT: To programme the next song
-
PLAYLIST : To manage the personal list of songs
-
MY FOLDER : To manage personal folders
-
MARKER : To pass from one section to another of a file (the file must container the markers)
-
FUNCTION : To customise the settings of PLAYER GM
To load player 2 simply press PLAYER
2 and repeat the steps described previously.
If the file you are playing contains lyrics, a KARAOKE key appears in the right hand box at the top. When you
select this, display functions for the lyrics will appear. These functions may be selected while the song is playing
and the lyrics are scrolling on the screen, or even on Stop mode.
The default screen displays the following:
- COLOUR : Allows you to select the background for the lyrics
- FONT: Allows you to select the font and colour of the lyrics.
-
ZOOM-: Reduces the size of the lyrics.
- ZOOM+: Increases the size of the lyrics.
- POSITION : Aligns the lyrics at the centre when enabled, and to the left when disabled.
-
DEFAULT: Restores the original settings of the colours and Karaoke desk, if these have been modified.
If a standard Midi file or ".kar" (karaoke) file is loaded on player, all the 16 Midi tracks of the song may be
displayed by pressing the key
GM PARTon the front panel.
When the players are used, some keys remain enabled:
- SEARCH : Provides access to a page where you may search the files to reproduce on player.
- XFADE: Allows you to cross fade the 2 files being played.
- TEMPO: Allows you to change the speed of the song you are playing.
- TRANSPOSER : Allows you to increase or reduce the key of the module (including Mp3 and Midi files)
at semitone intervals within a total range of +/- 12 semitones. This function makes it easier to play with difficult
tones and makes it possible to play according to the vocal range of the singer.
- ENTER: Standard key to confirm and accept modifications; this key may also be used during navigation to
enter or load the files selected.
- EXIT: Use this key to escape from a screen and return to the previous screen or cancel an operation.
- SAVE : Use this key to save your settings.
- MEDIA: Use this key to access the internal Hard Disk and all the external mass memories connected.
- MENU : Allows you to access the full settings menu of MIDJPRO.
Finally, files may be replayed in standard JUKE
front panel on the right of the display.
BOX and DJ modes by pressing the relevant keys on the
Front Panel
Functions
On this screen you may customise the settings of your Player GM.
- MARKER : Sets the mode with which the Player passes from one section to another of the file you are
playing (Immediate, End Bar, End Section, Loop)
- AUTO PLAY : Automatically plays all the songs in a Folder. You can set the interval between songs in
seconds (0 s. - 30 s.) in the box next to Space. Simply select the box and change the value with Dial.
- MOVIE
TO RGB : When enabled, this setting allows you to view a film only on an external monitor.
- CDG JUMP: This function allows you to skip the initial part of the CDG files (often used for information
purposes). Touch the corresponding box on the right to set the initial time to cancel using the Dial (from 0s. to 30s
of the file.)
- CROSSFADE : This function sets the Crossfade curve from one file to another (Normal, Slow 1, Slow 2,
Fast 2, Fast 1)
- LEAD CHAN: This allows you to select the track of the Midifile on which you wish to exclude the Song
Line (Lead Off) .
- MIDI MIX : This function allows you to adjust the main volumes of the Midifile (grouped as Drum, Bass,
Chord , Orch, Lead) using the sliders on the panel. When this function is enabled, the song volume corresponds to
the position of the sliders, while when the function is disabled the Midifile starts with the default values saved in
the Midifile itself without taking into account the position of the sliders.
- SKIP FILE LINK : This function disables the link between two files with the same name. If for
example you have an Mp3 file and a Lyrics file with the same name, if this function is enabled, the Lyrics file will
not automatically be displayed on the screen.
- FILE
VIEW: This function allows you to select the type of files to view: .WAV, .MP3, .MID. , TXT, All
Files and the order in which they are viewed: Alphabetic Sort, Numeric Sort, Directory On Top, Directory On
Bottom.
- NUMBERS : This function allows you toggle the numbers next to file names and folders on and off.
- ICONS : This function allows you to toggle the icons next to file names and folders on and off.
- FILE ITEMS : This function allows you to set the number of file names/folders to view on the screen
(from 4 to 12)
PLAYER GM
Preferences
SKIP INTRO: When you select this function the Intro screen is no longer displayed when you
switch on your instrument. To save this setting press the SAVE key on the panel and then select
SAVE CUSTOM STARTUP.
-
Arranger TO TABS: Enables the selection of a number of Style functions (A,B,C,D, Fill, etc)
with the keys on the side of the display which are shown in blue. To save this setting press the SAVE
key on the panel and then select SAVE CUSTOM STARTUP.
-
- Midifile FAST PLAY : This function starts the Midifile more quickly, reading the opening
measures (which generally contain the data of the Controllers and other data) more rapidly. This is a
very useful function for immediate Start, Mixing or Crossfade needs.
-
PFL TO PLAYER
: This function enables headphone playback in Play. If this function is
PFL appears at the top on the
right of the display for headphone playback. When this function is disabled, the PFL key is enabled
only in DJ mode.
selected, when you use the two players of the instrument the virtual key
- METRONOME: This function opens the page of the instrument metronome. When you select
this function the following window is displayed with the metronome settings that will now be described.
VOL: This is the virtual Volume knob of the metronome. Select this knob on the display to
adjust the metronome Volume with the Dial.
TIME SIGNATURE*/ and TIME SIGNATURE/* : These are two boxes in
which you may set the tempo value. Simply select each box and modify the value with the Dial.
LINK/RUN MODE: This box may be set in one of four different modes in the same
way, namely by selecting the mode on the display and then using the Dial.
disables the metronome.
FREE RUN
NONE
mode
mode enables the metronome independently from the
midifiles or Styles, just like an external metronome. Midifile mode links the metronome to the
Midifile you are playing, in other words it synchronises the metronome tempo with that of the
Midifile. STYLE mode links the metronome to Style synchronizing it with the tempo of the Style.
ENABLE: Enables or disables the metronome audio and therefore has
which may selected on the display.
BPM: You may use the BPM to set the metronome speed with the Dial.
ON
and
OFF modes
OUT: Sets the output mode of the metronome. After selecting this function with the Dial you
may set it on "SOLO" mode that plays only the metronome through the headphones without music
or other resources generated by the MIDJPRO or on ALL mode where you will hear both the
metronome and music through the headphones.
TYPE :
Allows you to assign 3 different tones to the metronome click. Here again simply select
the function on the display with the Dial.
KINETICS MODE: This function allows you to scroll the
this setting press the SAVE key on the panel and then
STARTUP.
-
-
BUZZER:
screen with your fingers. To save
select
SAVE CUSTOM
When this function is ON you will hear a "beep" when you select a function on the
display. When this function is Off the "beep" is disabled. To save this setting press the
the panel and then select
-
SAVE CUSTOM STARTUP.
SAVE
key on
Allows to show automatically lyrics on the display when the file is
SHOW AUTO LYRIC:
playing.
- SYSTEM LANGUAGE : Allows you to set the language of your instrument. Touch the box
to open a Pop on which you may select one of the following languages: English, German, French,
Italian, Spanish or Portuguese. Select the SAVE/ RESTART on the display to save this setting.
-
DATE/TIME: Allows you to access the following page to set the date and time:
The months on the calendar displayed at the centre may be moved forwards or backwards with the right
and left arrows.
To select the day simply touch the day of the month on the calendar or select the field
CURRENT
DATE and change the value with the Dial. To change the time, select the boxes at the bottom of the
screen and adjust with the up (increase) and down (decrease) arrows next to each box. Finally, there is
also a field called "LOCALE" on the screen on which you may select the language for the days of
UPDATE key to update the date of the instrument
Select the SAVE/ RESTART on the display to save this setting.
the week. Use the
SAVE/ RESTART:
to date set by the user.
Use this key to save the language and Date / Time settings and then
switch your instrument off and on again.
MENU
Front Panel
Menu
Press the key MENU on the panel to access the screen that provides access to all the main pages for general
regulation of the instrument, which are displayed as icons on the display.
- PLAY
MODES : Allows you to select the 3 main operating modes of the instrument.
- MIDI: Allows you to access the page to adjust the Midi parameters.
- AUDIO
EDIT: Opens the page to edit audio files in.wav format.
- MANUAL: Instruction Manual of the MIDJPRO.
- PREFERENCES : Opens a page on which a number of system preferences may be set, such as the
language, date etc.
- CONTROLS: Opens a page on which you may set the main parameters such as output volume tone etc..
- FOOTSWITCH: Allows you to assign the functions to the optional footswitch connected to the
Footswitch input on the back panel.
- VIDEO: This page displays the adjustment settings of the monitor connected to the Video port of the
instrument.
- ARABIC: The parameters of the Arabic scale may be set on this page.
- REGISTRATION
a registration.
SETUP: On this page you can filter or enable the retrieval of functions saved in
Front Panel
PLAYER GM
Play Mode
MASTER
Sets the MIDJPRO for connection to a keyboard or master keyboard via Midi connections. More
information regarding the Midi configuration is given in the Midi section.
ACCORD. STYLE
Sets the MIDJPRO for connection to an accordion via the Midi connections in order to control the
Arranger with the automatic basses of the accordion. The MIDJPRO sets to Reception mode with the
standard Channels of the Midi Accordions: Right 01, Left 02, Bass 03, which may however be modified
on the Midi Arranger keyboard page.
Touch the Accord. Style icon again to open a dedicated page:
- MODE: Adjusts the general settings of the accordion according to the international or Belgian
system. This may be set directly on the Touch Screen.
- RIGHT VELOCITY: This is a specific function for accordions with dynamic keyboard that
sets the velocity curve of the keyboard ( Soft, Medium, Hard and Fixed). The setting may be made
directly on the Touch Screen by selecting each of the 4 Curves from a Pop up that is displayed when you
select the function. If you select Fixed, in other words when the touch response is fixed, or better, has
no dynamics, a number that may be modified with the Dial will be displayed in the box: this is the value
of the fixed velocity set on the keyboard.
- LEFT VELOCITY: This function is exactly the same as the previous but is used for the basses
and chords.
- BASS TO CHORD : When this function is set to Normal, the Bass note is calculated in the
chord If for example you play a B Bass and a chord in C major, the accompaniment interprets a C7+
with the basic C in the Bass. If it is set on Lowest, the lowest note remains in the Bass allowing you to
play the chord in inversion. The setting may be made directly on the Touch Screen.
- MANUAL BASS : This function allows you to play the Bass manually in two different modes.
Bass Only removes the bass from the automatic accompaniment allowing you to play it manually.
Bass+ Chord also removes the chords leaving only the drum, allowing you to play a manual Bass solo
accompanied only by the drum rhythm. The setting may be made directly on the Touch Screen. These
two options may be used only if Manual Bass in the Style section is enabled.
- OCTAVE LOWER1 and OCTAVE LOWER2 : These are used to set the octave
transposition of each of the two Lowers assigned to the chord button panel. After selecting Lower 1 or
Lower 2 on the Touch Screen, set the transposition value with the Dial.
- BASS ON STOP : When this function is set to Bass Off, it mutes the Bass when the Style
stops; when it is set to Bass On, it keeps the manual Bass enabled even during Stop. The setting may
be made directly on the Touch Screen.
- BASS
Dial.
SUSTAIN:
- BASS
the Dial.
OCTAVE:
This function allows you to adjust the sustain of the Bass sound with the
This function allows you to adjust the octave transposition of the Bass with
- LEFT DRUM: This function allows you to the play the drum manually using the bass buttons.
To enable (On) or disable ( Off) this function, touch the corresponding box on the Touch Screen; a field
is displayed on the right on which you may select the sounds to assign to the 2 layers of the bass
buttons and the 2 layers of the chord buttons. To select the sound, simply touch the corresponding box
and then touch the sound you wish to select on the Pop up window that opens up. The value of the
percussion volume is displayed next to the box. To adjust the volume simply touch the box and select
the value with Dial.
You can save the settings made on this page: press
SAVE
ACCORDION SETTING " appears on the display
pressing SAVE or escape by selecting CANCEL .
on the panel; the Pop Up box "SAVE
on which you may save the settings by
ACCORD. CLASSIC
This sets your MIDJPRO for connection to an accordion via the Midi connections in order to use the
Arrange
sounds
without
controlling
the
automatic
accompaniments.
Click
again on
ACCORD.CLASSIC to open the following page:
The functions RIGHT VELO , LEFT VELO and LEFT
functions described above but refer to the Style Accordion window.
DRUM
are identical to the
- SUSTAIN : Select this function on the Touch Screen to adjust the Bass sustain value with the
Dial.
- RIGHT PRESET: This function allows you to select the sound to assign to the accordion
keyboard. To do this, simply touch the box to open the Voice selection page (Voice Select). Then press
Exit to return to the Classic Accordion screen.
- BASS : This function allows you to assign 2 sounds to the Bass, for the Bass and Chord 1 section of
the Style. Here again when you touch the box a window which is very similar to the Voice Select window
is displayed on which you may select the instrument and category of instruments; press Exit to return
to the Classic Accordion screen.
- CHORD : This function allows you to assign 3 different sounds to the Chord tracks 3-4-5, following
the same steps described for the Bass.
A box indicating the Volume is displayed next to each of the 2 Bass sounds, the 2 sounds assignable to
the Chord tracks and the 4 Left Drum sounds. Touch the box and change the volume value with Dial.
The functions OCTAVE, PAN, REVERB and CHORUS are displayed at the bottom of
the screen. These are enabled only for the Bass and Chord tracks but not for the drums. When you
select one of these functions, the value of the function selected, namely the value of the octave
transposition of the Pan of the Reverb and Chorus of the sounds assigned to the Bass and Chord tracks
are displayed in the above box, which by default shows the volume. These values may be adjusted in
the same way as the Volume, namely by touching the corresponding box and adjusting the value with
the Dial.
You can save the settings made on this page: press
SAVE on the panel; the Pop Up box "SAVE
ACCORDION SETTING" appears on the display
pressing SAVE or escape by selecting CANCEL .
MENU
on which you may save the settings by
Midi
The 9 Midi KETRON settings are displayed at the centre of the screen.
- STANDARD : In this mode the MIDJPRO may be controlled by an external Midi controller (via
the Midi In) above all to play the Styles and Voices of the Arranger sound module.
- ACCORDION MANUAL : This is the Accordion Mode and should be used if you connect
your MIDJPRO to a Midi Accordion. Accordion Mode automatically sets a specific Midi channel on the
following sections: Right Ch. 01, Left Ch. 02, Bass Ch. 03. It allows you to play the accordion manually,
namely without an automatic accompaniment.
- KEYBOARD RIGHT VOICE : This is an optimised mode that allows you to control the
Voice Lead via the external keyboard. It is substantially a variation of the Standard mode.
- COMPUTER SEQUENCER: This mode allows you to connect your instrument to an
external Software Sequencer or Computer (via the Midi In). Select this mode when you are playing a
Midifile or sequences from a computer (the MIDJPRO will function like a GM sound module).
- ACCORDION STYLE & VOICE : This is a variation of Accordion Manual mode which
uses the same Midi channel optimised for use with a Midi accordion and also guarantees the Arranger
control via the accordion connected to the Midi In of the instrument.
- KEYBOARD STYLE & VOICE : This is yet another variation of standard mode which is
optimised for Arranger control via an external keyboard connected to the Midi In of the instrument.
- PLAYER 1 OUT ONLY: This configuration may be very useful when you want to play a
Midifile on Player1 using only the external sound module connected to the Midi Out of your MIDJPRO.
-
PLAYER 2 OUT ONLY: As indicated above but for Player 2.
- STYLE OUT
an external module.
ONLY:
This mode allows you to play the Arranger section using the sounds of
At the bottom you will find 6 virtual keys that provide access to new pages on which you may customise
the Midi sections or enable specific functions.
- GM PART : Provides access to the control window of the 16 tracks called parts and to the 16
corresponding Midi channels used during reception and transmission from the GM sound module built
into the instrument.
-ARRANGER KEYBOARD: Provides access to the control window of the sections and
corresponding Midi channels used during reception and transmission from the sound module built into
the Arranger of the instrument.
- CLOCK IN : When this is enabled (yellow) the MIDJPRO accepts the Clock command from
external Midi appliances and may be synchronised with an external Sequencer / Controller.
- CLOCK OUT: When this is enabled (yellow), the MIDJPRO transmits the Clock to External Midi
appliances (Sequencer/Controller).
- USB MIDI: Turns the USB Device port on the back panel into a Midi port for transmission and
reception. In this mode the Midi connection to sequencer software may be made directly using a USB
cable without using the Midi ports and traditional Midi cables.
-
MIDI PORT: Pressing this key opens a window to route the Midi ports
The window displays 3 devices on the instrument and the respective connections to the Midi In and Midi
Out ports.
STYLE
MENU
GM Part
The GM Part key opens a window on which you may control the 16 tracks called parts and the
relevant 16 Midi channels used during reception and transmission from the GM sound module built into
your instrument.
Info: Any changes made on this page must be saved in the current Midi Set up. To do this press
SAVE on the panel and then SAVE on the Pop up that appears at the centre of the display. Press
RESTORE
save.
on the Pop Up menu to restore the factory settings or
CANCEL
to escape from
When you select the CHAN and RX key (they turn yellow), the 16 parts used by the GM sound
module appear at the centre of the display with each part indicating the number of the Midi reception
channel. To modify, simply select the part and change the value with Dial.
When you select the CHAN and TX keys, the 16 parts used by the sound module GM appear at the
centre of the display indicating the number of the Midi transmission channel. Here again to modify the
part, simply select it and change the value with the Dial.
-
SHIFT : Shows the tone transposition applied to each part of the sound module.
Transposition during reception may be independent from transposition applied during transmission. Here
again, the RX and TX keys allow you to display the transposition values for each part during
reception and transmission respectively. To change the values, simply select the part and modify the
value with the Dial.
-
STATUS : Provides access to the display page with the status of all the parts of the GM module.
When it is on Internal/Midi Out, the part uses the internal sound generator and is connected to the
Midi Out port. This means that if the Player (or an external Midi keyboard connected and tuned to the
reception channel of the part) is playing the part, it will be transmitted both to the internal generator
and to an external generator connected to the Midi Out of the instrument. If the status is Internal
Only, the part does not transmit messages to the Midi Out port so that the external units connected to
the Midi Out will not play. If the status is Midi Out Only, the internal generator is disconnected from
the part and this will play only via the external sound generator connected to the Midi Out.
Here again, to edit the status of each part, simply select the part and change the value with the Dial.
-
FILTER : Allows you to apply a data filter to each part.
By default
PART 1
appears at the centre of the display but you may select each of the 15 parts
with the Dial. Use the virtual key ALL PARTS to select all 16 parts of the module together; the
filters that are enabled will function on all 16 parts.
At the top of the display you will find boxes corresponding to the filters that may be applied to the part
selected (or to all the parts if you have enabled the All Parts option). Here again you may display and
apply data filters to each track independently both during transmission and reception. To enable a filter
simply touch the filter you require highlighting it in yellow.
When you enable the RX key all the filters during reception are displayed, while if you enable the TX
key all the filters during transmission are displayed. When a Midi data or control filter is applied during
reception, the MIDJPRO is not enabled to receive from the Midi In port when the data or control transits
the track channel containing the filter. If however the control is in the Midi File you are playing, it will be
transmitted to the Midi Out and transmitted to the external units. On the other hand, if the filter is an
output but not input filter, the control may be transmitted to a specific channel via an external device
connected to the Midi In of the MIDJPRO but may not be transmitted to an external module via the Midi
Out of the MIDJPRO.
Supposing for example that you have selected Part1, the RX key and the Program Change data (the
following keys on the displays will be highlighted in yellow: Program Change, Part1, RX and obviously
Filter), the sound changes that may be transmitted from an external master or an external sequencer
will not affect part 1, namely the first track. If however the changes are on the Midifile you are playing
on a Player of the MIDJPRO these will affect the track of the Midifile and may be transmitted to a sound
module connected to the Midi Out of the MIDJPRO.
MIDI
Midi Arranger Keyboard
The Arranger KEYBOARD key provides access to a window on which you may control the
sections and relevant Midi channels during reception and transmission from the sound module built into
the Arranger of your instrument.
This screen is different from the screen for the parts used by the GM module in that it has 3 additional
parts assigned to the right and left splits of the keyboard and a Global part for assignment from the
main Midi channel of the instrument. The 16 remaining parts are assigned to the different instrumental
parts of the automatic accompaniment of Registration and the Voicetron Midi control. The Global part is
enabled on channel 01 in the initial mode during reception. This mode allows you to control both the
Styles and Voices of the MIDJPRO with a single Midi channel using a keyboard like the KETRON SD1 Plus
or XD9.
See the section GM Part for a description of the parameters and how to change them.
MIDI
PLAY MODES
Audio Edit
When you press AUDIO EDIT a message is displayed warning you that the audio editor can only
work with .wav files. After confirming that you have read the message by pressing OK, a page is
displayed on which you may search for the .wav file to edit. After selecting the file, simply press the
MENU
key again then
AUDIO EDIT
and a typical audio editing screen will be displayed.
The wave shape of the file is displayed at the centre of the screen and may be zoomed in or out with
the functions ZOOM+ and ZOOM- on the display.
Press the key START on the panel to play the file, displaying the slider which moves progressively
“left/right” along the wave shape.
-WAVE
START: Takes the screen to the starting point of the .wav file.
- WAVE STOP : Takes the screen to the end of the .wav file. The points of Start/Stop may be
modified with Dial.
-
CUT: Cuts the portion of the file before the point of the time forward slider.
- NORMALIZE : Levels the volume so that the highest peaks coincide with the highest level
under the distortion (0 Db).
-
VOLUME: Regulates the volume of the file in percentages.
-
RENAME: Allows you to assign a new name to the audio file.
MENU
Controls
GLOBAL: Allows you to tune the MIDJPRO and modify Modulation sensitivity. To modify the tone,
simply touch the box TUNE or the corresponding virtual knob and change the numeric value with the
Dial. In the same way, to change modulation sensitivity, touch the box MOD. SENSITIVITY
-
or the corresponding virtual knob and change the numeric value with the Dial.
- AFTERTOUCH : This is a parameter that many keyboards have today and allows you to modify
a sound by pressing a key on keyboard continuously even after pressing the note. The effect applied to
the Aftertouch may be a modulation, opening of a filter and even the volume. For example, by applying
the volume to Aftertouch you can simulate the sustained effect of a string or wind instrument which may
increase the intensity of a note even after the attack. On this page you may set the sensitivity of the
Aftertouch response and the key pressure threshold under which the Aftertouch effect must not respond.
Here again, the modifications are introduced by selecting the box SENSITIVITY and
THRESHOLD
-
or the corresponding virtual knobs and modifying the value with the Dial.
EXPR.PEDAL:
Enables the Expression pedal for volume control of Left and Style section. The
response curve of the volume pedal may be set by selecting the box PEDAL
the Dial.
CURVE and using
- DRUM MODELING ON: This function creates dynamism and realism in drum tracks by
modifying a number of variables of the percussion instruments during performance.
-
SPLIT LOCK: Allow to use Split mode also on Player menu.
- MAIN LEVEL : This is the main volume of the instrument that may be set on this menu either
by using the relevant box or the corresponding virtual knob using the Dial. The main output may also be
muted.
- AUX / HEADPHONE LEVEL : On this menu you may adjust the volume of the
headphones or Mute them, following the steps described for the Main Level.
MENU
Footswitch
Many functions of the MIDJPRO may be assigned to optional footswitch controls FS6 (6 switches) or
FS13 (13 switches).
These controls offer guitarists, keyboard and accordion players incredible advantages. To assign a
control to a footswitch simply select the footswitch on the screen. A list of functions will be displayed
that may be selected directly on the screen or scrolled and selected with the Dial.
Press
EXIT
to return to the main Footswitch screen.
The user has 4 sets that may be freely configured.
The
DEFAULT
key loads the Set selected with the factory settings. After assigning the functions to
the footswitches, simply press the
up menu.
SAVE
key on the panel and confirm by pressing Save on the Pop
MENU
Video
The VGA MONITOR and DVI MONITOR keys at the top of the display allow you to
select the monitor to connect to the instrument. If you change from VGA to DVI or vice versa remember
that the system must be rebooted to introduce the change; a dialogue box will therefore appear at the
centre of the display asking you if you wish to reboot the system (any changes that have not been
saved will be lost if you switch off the instrument).
Lower down on the display you will find a table on which you may select the resolution of the external
video. On the right you may enable the MIRROR function that projects the display on the external
screen, or disable it in order to display only the song text.
-
CALIBRATE
: Opens a window on which you may calibrate the Touch Screen display. Here
again you should reboot the system. If you select Yes the system will be switched off. Before the
system switches off completely, a cross will appear in the upper left hand corner of the display.
Whenever you touch the cross it moves to the other corners of the display and finally positions itself at
the centre of the black display. At this point if you touch the cross again, the system starts up and the
display will recognise the touch of your fingers.
Info: You should calibrate the instrument as described above whenever you update your system or if
the display no longer responds promptly when you touch it.
- LOAD IMAGE : Press this function to load a customised image on the instrument which you
may use as a preset background of the display.
-
FACTORY LOGO: This function sets the factory logo as background of the display.
MENU
Arabic
A virtual keyboard is displayed at the centre to modify the intonation of the single notes.
- MODE: Defines the area of the keyboard to which the Arabic scale is applied. By selecting this
function you can use Dial to select the Lowers+Right mode in order to apply the Arabic scale to the
Lowers and right section, or Arr.+ Right to apply it to the accompaniment and to the right section or
Right to apply the Arabic scale only to the right section.
- FOOTSWITCH : Sets the control to insert the Arabic scale on the footswitch. In Note mode,
the footswitch controls the intonation of the note. In Arabic.Set mode the footswitch selects the Arabic
set (from 1 to 16).
-
ARABIC SET: Allows you to select an Arabic set from 1 to 16.
- KOMA ON / OFF : The Koma function is used to dynamically change the intonation of the
scale while you are playing. This means that if the function is On, namely when it is enabled, when you
press a note between C5 and B5 shown on the display, the note will be detuned by the default value of
- 50 cent, but you may adjust this with the Dial. Press the same note again to remove the modification.
-
RESET: Resets the original modes for the Arabic Set selected.
-
ACTIVE/INACTIVE: Enables or disables the Arabic scale.
To create an Arabic intonation you have set follow these steps: select the note you wish to
change on the display, change the tune value with the Dial. Use the virtual key RESET to restore
the original conditions. After introducing your modifications, press
SAVE on the panel and confirm
SAVE on the display in the dialogue box. If you do not wish to save your modifications,
select CANCEL on the dialogue box to cancel the modifications or RESTORE to restore the
again with
original conditions.
MENU
Registration Setup
When you select the REGISTRATION SETUP icon on the menu, you will access the filter
of the functions that are loaded with a Registration. Registration saves all the settings of the instrument
but when you reload a Registration some of the settings that are not loaded with Registration may be
kept.
The first window displayed is for the main settings.
On the left you will find the keys corresponding to the different parameter categories that have been
selected and on the right a list of the parameters in the category.
TRANSPOSER functions, the parameters of the SLIDERS
FOOTSWITCHES , the ARABIC scales and the CONTROLS belong to
The
and
the
GENERAL category which is selected by default when you enter this setup. You will see that on this
screen only the Transposer function is enabled (in yellow) and this means that when a Registration is
loaded only the value of the tone transposition in the Registration will be loaded while all the other
values saved in the Registration will be ignored. If, for example, an Arabic scale is selected before
loading the registration, this will remain unchanged when you select a new registration because the
parameter “Arabic” is filtered. If you wish to load the other functions with the registration, simply touch
the virtual key of the function highlighting it in yellow. If you touch the function again, it turns blue and
the function will once again be filtered. In this example, if you enable the "Arabic" function when you
load a Registration, the settings of the Arabic scale in the Registration will also be loaded, thus losing
those of the current scale selected manually.
At the Bottom you will find 4 keys which are common to all the windows in Registration setup mode.
-
DEFAULT: Selects the factory settings.
-
SELECT ALL: Selects all the parameters of the category selected.
-
DESELECT ALL: Deselects all the parameters of the category selected
- TAB AUTOSW.OFF : Switches off the Registration key on the Front Panel of the instrument
when a Registration is loaded.
The windows with the parameters of all the categories are shown below
Style
Voice
Playmode
DSP
Midi
Micro1/ Voicetron
Micro2/ Guitar
Registration
Front Panel
Registration
The term Registration means saving the configuration of many different parameters of the instrument.
Substantially, all the main settings of the instruments, including the settings of the Styles, sounds, 2
effects microphone inputs and Midi may all be saved in a Registration. In this way you may prepare and
save the configurations you need for your performance.
The instruments provides 4 banks each of which may be used to save up to 1024 Registrations. To load
the banks, simply press the REGISTR. key on the front panel of the instrument. Select one of the
4 banks and the Registration of your choice with the Touch Screen on the following window that is
displayed, or select the Numeric Pad and enter the location number of the Registration you wish to load.
To save your Registration simply press the Save key on the panel and then select
REGISTRATION on the dialogue window displayed.
You may now save over your Registration with SAVE, abort by selecting
CANCEL, or
you may
select SAVE AS to display a virtual alphanumeric keypad on which to enter a new name for your
Registration. The destination location of the new Registration is assigned automatically in progressive
order.
When loading a Registration you may also filter a number of its parameters so that they do not affect
the other settings of the instrument. This filter is enabled only in load mode but not in save mode. To
set this filter simply press the MENU key on the panel and then select REGISTRATION
SETUP on the display.
Front Panel
Style
MIDJPRO is not only a Player but also an Arranger and therefore features an entire section dedicated to
automatic accompaniments called Styles.
Each Style has:
Two tracks for drums and percussions on Midi channels 9 and 10.
One Bass track on Midi channel 5l.
Five harmonic tracks CH1, CH2,CH3,CH4,CH5 that function on Midi channels 6,7,8,11,12.
Two "Real Time" tracks, namely Lower 1 and Lower 2 that are assigned to the left split of the
keyboard, which function on Midi channels 3 and 4.
One LEAD track that functions on the Upper section, namely on the right of the keyboard Split.
All the Midi settings of the MIDJPRO may in any case be edited in the
MIDI section.
A lyrics file may also be displayed when playing a Style. If you wish to associate a lyrics file to a Style,
exit "Style" mode, load the lyrics file, return to "Style" mode and save the Registration .
Each Style has:
3 Intros;
3 Endings;
4 Arrangements (A, B, C, D);
4 Fills
4 Breaks.
Another way to change the Style is by quickly inserting or removing the last 3 harmonic accompaniment
tracks CH3, CH4, CH5 with the key Variation that will be described in more detail later.
By pressing the STYLE key on the front panel, you will access the main screen of the Arranger built
into the instrument.
The main automatic accompaniment categories (Ballad, Pop, Dance etc...) are displayed in the column
on the right. BALLAD, the first category on the list is selected by default.
The Styles of the category selected are displayed on the right. The first is selected by default when the
instrument is switched on.
The keys for specific functions are displayed lower down on the screen:
- KEY START : When this key is on, an automatic accompaniment is enabled when you play a
chord on the Lower section of the keyboard connected to the Midi In of the instrument, without having
to press the START/STOP key on the panel.
- KEY STOP : This key stops the accompaniment when you lift your hand from the Lower section
of the keyboard.
- REINTRO: When a Style is enabled, by pressing the Intro/Ending key, the Intro will be played
again instead of the Ending. If the key Reintro is enabled in Stop mode, press the Intro/Ending keys to
skip the Intro and pass directly to the Ending.
- SPLIT : By selecting this control (the key turns yellow) and then pressing a note on the Midi
keyboard connected, you set the area that divides the Lower section (left) from the Upper section (right)
of the keyboard that is used.
- HOLD ON: Keeps the accompaniment playing even when you stop playing the chord with your
left hand until you play the next chord.
The main Style controls are at the bottom:
-
INTRO/ENDING: 1 - 2 - 3
-
ARRANGE: A-B-C-D
-
FILL : Plays a different Fill according to the arrangement that has been enabled.
-
BREAK: Inserts a different Break according to the arrangement enabled.
Alternatively, these controls may be enabled with the blue silk printed keys on the left and right of the
Display, provided the ARRANGE TO TABS function (on the Preferences menu) has been
enabled. The main Style controls may also be controlled from the footswitch FS6/FS13 (optional).
The Sliders used to adjust the volume of theDRUMS, BASS,
the harmonic
accompaniment section CHORD and the LOWER and LEAD section of
the keyboard, namely on the left and right split respectively,
are always enabled on the Front Panel of the instrument.
Press
EXIT to return to the screen with the Arranger adjustment functions.
Front Panel
Arranger Setting
This page is dedicated to the Arranger settings. Any modification in this mode may be saved in a
User
or in a Registration (various settings which include the modified Style as well as any
other settings made on the instrument and which may be retrieved by pressing the relevant key on the
panel), by pressing SAVE on the right hand side of the Front Panel. The User Style is a copy of the
original Style with the settings modified by the user. It may be saved with the name of the original Style
or may be saved with another name selected by the user by selecting SAVE AS on the save screen.
Even if you decide to use the same name, the file will be saved in the User Styles section so that the
original file supplied by KETRON is not deleted.
Style
The 4 tones assigned to the Lead (Upper) section are displayed at the top of the screen. By default
when you load the Style the sound on the keyboard is the first of the 4, but it is possible to quickly
change this by selecting the other 3 icons of the top row. Each Style has already been saved by KETRON
with these 4 sounds for quick loading into the Lead section, but you may save the Style with 4 different
sounds with respect to those saved by KETRON. To do this, select EDIT on the display and select the
function
4 VOICE SET which enables a page dedicated to this purpose.
The 3 tones shown under the 4 are the sounds of the 3 Variations that correspond to CHORDS 3,4,5
, showing the icon of the instrument used for each. The tone assigned to these tracks cannot be
modified on this screen, but they may however be muted or enabled with just a touch of your finger
(highlighted in red). All the sounds assigned to the tracks of the Style and to the left hand may be
modified by selecting EDIT and VIEW .
- BALANCE : Regulates the volume of the accompaniment section which may be set with Dial from
a minimum of 16 to a maximum of 63.
- 2ND: This is a virtual key that allows you to quickly enable or disable the 2ND tone with the right
hand. The name of the tone is displayed in the virtual key.
The keys Key Start, Key Stop, Reintro, Split and Hold On described on the main page of Style
mode are also displayed on this screen.
The following functions are displayed on the right hand side of the screen.
- OCTAVE: This allows you to introduce a transposition of +/- 2 octaves with Dial to the LEAD
section of the keyboard (right split). This function may also be adjusted on the Touch Screen with the
virtual keys UP/ Down.
-
HARMONY 2 HANDS: Enables the Harmony to hand function on the right Section.
- DOUBLE : By pressing the DOUBLE button, you can activate the function to double the octave of
the voice for the right hand.
- VOICE TO ABCD : This function assigns each of the 4 sounds shown at the top of the Upper
section (or Lead) of the keyboard according to the 4 arrangements selected, namely it assigns one of
the 4 sounds to the right hand when you select arrangement A, another when you select arrangement
B, a third when you select arrangement C and the remaining when you select arrangement D. You may
select each of the 4 sounds and decide the correlation between these 4 sounds and the arrangement. If
the key Voice to ABCD has not been selected, the change of arrangement does not change the sound so
that the sound assigned to the right hand will remain unchanged, until you decide to change it
manually, by touching one of the 4 tones shown on the display.
- PIANIST: Extends the sound of the right hand over the full keyboard. In other words, the SPLIT
for the Arranger is disabled. If the Arranger has been enabled, the chords are recognised over the full
keyboard.
- BASSIST: Allows you to play free basses on a chord played with the right hand. For example,
when you want to play a Bass solo.
-
MANUAL BASS: Sets the manual Bass for the left hand.
- BASS TO LOWEST : Assigns the lowest note of the chord to the Bass over and above the
basic. In this way the Bass will play in inversion.
- EDIT : Allows you to make substantial modifications to the settings of the Arranger, providing a
number of functions on the right of the screen that replace those present when the Edit key is disabled.
We will now examine the functions available when the Edit function is enabled.
-
DRUM: Allows you to set the parameters of the Drum section.
- DRUM MIXER: Opens a mixer for the drum where it is possible to enable or mute the
individual percussion instruments of the drum and adjust the volume and reverb of each.
-
BASS: Opens the page on which to regulate the Bass track.
-
4 VOICE SET: Allows you to modify the 4 Voices of the Upper section.
-
CHORD: Opens the page to adjust the harmonic tracks of the automatic accompaniment.
- PIANIST & BASSIST: Provides access to a page on which you may set the control mode
of Arranger via the keyboard.
- LOWER : Opens the page to adjust the Lower track, namely the section of the keyboard on the left
of the split point.
- VIEW : Displays the overall Style, namely all the tracks of the automatic accompaniment and Lower
section of the keyboard.
STYLE
Save
Press the
SAVE key in Song Play mode to open this window
with the following save options.
- CUSTOM STARTUP: Saves customised settings so that they are loaded when you start up
your instrument.
- FACTORY STARTUP: When you start up your instrument, this option overrides user
modifications and reloads the factory settings
-
CANCEL: To abort and return to the previous window.
When you press the
SAVE key in Style mode, the following window is displayed:
On this page you may save the modifications made to a Registration or User Style. To save the
modifications with the current name of the Style or Registration press SAVE, or enter a new name
with
SAVE AS: in this case an virtual alphanumeric keypad is displayed on which you may enter the
new file name.
After entering the new name simply press
ENTER on the alphanumeric keypad to save.
If you press ENTER without rewriting the name, the User Style or Registration will keep the current
name and you will write over the file. This is why the following message is displayed:
This message warns you that if you confirm by pressing YES the Registration or User Style will be
overwritten and the current User Style will be lost. The original factory styles can however not be
deleted and will therefore always be available. When you modify an original factory Style or save it with
the same name, it will in any case be saved in User Style mode without deleting the original Style.
In some menus like Footswitch, Accordion etc., the SAVE key allows you to save specific functions
on the corresponding menu. The save procedures are described in the section of this Manual relevant to
the menu in question.
Front Panel
PLAYER GM
4 Voice Setting
With the virtual VOICE SET key enabled, simply touch one of the icons of the 4 sounds or layers
assigned to the Upper section of the keyboard to open the following screen.
The sound categories are displayed on the top right hand side of the screen while the sounds available
for the category selected are displayed on the top left hand side of the screen. Select as usual by first
selecting the category and then the sound to assign to the layer selected. Press EXIT to return to
the previous screen.
Arranger Setting
STYLE
Style View
- VIEW : Displays the overall Style, namely all the tracks of the automatic accompaniment and Lower
section of the keyboard.
Each track displays the timbre assigned and the volume.
When you select the track box with the name of the tone,
window opens on which you may select a different tone. To escape simply press EXIT.
a
When you select the box next to which a number is displayed, you may use the Dial to modify the track
VOLUME. By default the number box displays the track volume but if you press the virtual keys
PAN, REV, CHO, EFX, MUTE, at the bottom of the display, the value or the status of
the functions selected are displayed for each track. These values may be modified with the Dial or
directly on the display.
You will find the GLOBAL/SINGLE function next to the Mute key. When Global is displayed,
any modifications introduced affect the full Style, while when Single is displayed the modifications will
affect the only the section of the Style enabled at that time.
Arranger Setting
STYLE
Style Drum
-
DRUM REMAP: Opens the page for the Drum Set.
- DRUM FILTER : Allows you to open-close the Rhythm filter using the Line In - User slider
which in this case acts as User, namely like a slider according to a function assigned by the user.
- INTRO AUTOCRASH: Enables the Autocrash function, namely the automatic cymbal crash,
after the Style Intro. You may select both the cymbals of the drumkit to use for the Autocrash Intro and
the playing speed (dynamics) by selecting the fields Key and Velo and then using the Dial.
- FILL AUTOCRASH: Enables the Autocrash function after the Fill In of the Style. Here again
you may select the cymbals of the drumkit to use and the playing speed by selecting the fields Key and
Velo and then using the Dial.
- VARI 3 TO GROOVE : Allows you to associate the Internal Grooves to Variation 3. In this
way you may enable/disable them quickly and easily. The other 2 Variations are left free for the
Orchestra arrangements.
- TEMPO RANGE: Since the instrument manages audio rhythms, this function delimits a
reasonable Tempo range within which to obtain a good quality rhythm response. It is a well known fact
that with audio rhythms it is practically impossible to obtain good stretching with Tempo values from 40
to 250 Bpm. - AUTO FILL : When this parameter is selected, the drum automatically introduces a Fill In when
passing from one Arranger to another.
- FILL TO ARRANGE: When this parameter is selected, if you enable the Fill In the
instrument passes automatically to the next Arranger.
- AFTERTOUCH FILL : When this parameter is selected, if you exert more pressure on the
left with the Aftertouch function, the drum introduces the Fill In.
Arranger Setting
STYLE
Drum Set
On this screen, the display shows a Drum Set together with another 3 percussion instruments (Clap,
Cowbell, Tambourine) which may be played directly from the Touch Screen display. The snare drum and
cymbal on the right have two sensitive points which you can touch to reproduce two different sounds:
the snare drum may be played at the centre or on the circle, and the plate on the outside or on the bell.
After selecting a rhythm instrument, for example a Tom, you can modify it by touching the box
REMAP and selecting a Tom from the list that is displayed on the right. You may scroll down the list
with the Dial.
When you select the percussion instrument, this will replace the previous instrument.
On the right of the REMAP box which displays the name of the percussion instrument there is a box
indicating the original Drum Set. To change it simply select the box.
The list displayed on the right is similar to the previous list and you can scroll it in exactly the same way;
the only difference is that instead of the list of percussion instruments in the same category such as
cymbals, toms, snare drums etc., a list of the Drum Kits is displayed. Press SAVE on the panel to
save the modifications in the current User Style if you are still in "Style", or to save the modifications in
the Midifile if you are in "Player".
Front Panel
Drum Mixer
The display shows the 10 icons of the percussion instruments. These may be muted individually by
tapping the icon. A box for volume and reverb adjustments is displayed next to each icon. To do this,
simply tap the box and change the value with the Dial.
- SINGLE / GLOBAL : When this is toggled to Single, the modifications introduced on one of
the Kick, Snare sections etc. are applied only to the current section of the Style; when it is toggled to
Global mode, it is applied to all the sections of the Style at the same time.
Arranger Setting
Bass
- TO LOWEST: In this mode the lowest note of the chord remains in the Bass, allowing the
Arranger to play the chord inversions.
- ALTERNATE : This is a special mode for the alternate Bass mode that adapts it to the chord
change according to a correct rule of musical harmony. For example, not repeating the basic note or the
fifth you have played. This function works only on the Styles on which the alternate Bass is programmed
with tonic and fifth intervals.
-
TO ROOT : Takes all the notes of the automatic Bass to the basic note of the chord.
- VOICE LOCK: (ON/OFF) Locks the Bass so that it is not modified when you load a Registration
or another Style.
- LIVE BASS : This function synchronizes the Bass immediately keeping the rhythm slightly before
the beat of the measure. In other words the Bass plays immediately when you play the note without
waiting for the “beat” of the measure.
-
MANUAL BASS: Allows you to play the Bass of the Style with the left hand.
-
LEVEL : Manual Bass Volume. Use the Dial to change the value.
- SUSTAIN : Adjusts the length of Sustain for the manual Bass, in a range from 0 to 64. Use the
Dial to change the value of this parameter.
-
OCTAVE: Allows you to transpose the octave of the manual Bass in a range of +/- 2 octaves.
-
MONO/POLY: Sets the manual Bass and Footswitch in monophonic or polyphonic mode.
Arranger Setting
STYLE
Style Chord
- The first column on the left provides access to the settings of the chords. You may select
NORMAL/RETRIGGER and CLOSE/PARALLEL modes for the five parts of the
Style chords (Chord1, Chord2 Chord3, Chord4, Chord5).
In Normal mode a chord plays during the basic measure as programmed; in Retrigger mode the
chord is repeated at each change of tone.
In Close mode the chords adapt the intervals to the next notes following the rules of conventional
harmony.
In Parallel mode the notes of the chords programmed are transposed in parallel without changing
the intervals.
At the centre of the display you will find the MODE function that may be set on EASY or FINGER
modes.
On Easy mode the instrument plays in standard mode recognising the chord. Some tones may also
be obtained by not playing the full chord. For example, you may play a major chord by playing
only the tonic. With the tonic plus the minor third you play a minor chord, with the tonic plus the
seventh you play a seventh chord.
On Fingered mode the chord is recognised and played only according to the notes you play.
- VARI TO IN/END : In this mode, even if the 3 Variations are disabled, they will in any case
play in the Intro and Ending of the Style..
Arranger Setting
STYLE
Play Mode
Here you may use the Arranger in piano mode, PIANIST (ON) in other words eliminating the
split and extending the Upper section over the full keyboard (“Full Upper” mode). The chord will
therefore not be played only on the Left section but over the full keyboard.
On this window you may set the Arranger with the manual Bass in the Lower
section.
BASSIST(ON)
The two modes, Bassist/Pianist, may only be used one at a time. These two modes will now be
described in more detail:
PIANIST
- Auto: In this mode, simply play 3 or more notes on the keyboard so that the chord is recognised
and then play the melody with one, or at the most two notes, without changing the tone of the
Arranger.
- Standard: In this mode you freeze the chord recognised with the Sustain Pedal so as to play on
the keyboard without altering the tone of the Arranger.
- Sustain Pedal: When this parameter is enabled (ON), the Sustain Pedal control on Pianist is
enabled when this is inserted.
BASSIST
The Bassist function allows you to play the Manual Bass on the left section of the keyboard while
controlling the Arranger and song line at the same time on the right section.
EASY and EXPERT. To
EDIT and insert PIANIST & BASSIST.
This function has 2 playing modes:
display the 2 Modes, simply press
- EASY : This is the default mode of BASSIST. When you press BASSIST, the Manual Bass is
automatically inserted on the left while chords are recognised by interpreting the note played by the
Bass and the notes played with the right hand. Simply play a chord of at least 3 notes on the right section so that the instrument memorizes the new
tone and plays the corresponding automatic accompaniment.
In this mode you may also play a song line of no more than 2 notes played together since 3 notes are
automatically recognised as a new chord.
- EXPERT: Expert mode is very similar to Easy mode, with the difference that when a certain tone
is recognised, if you press the SUSTAIN PEDAL this tone is memorised over and above the number of
notes you play with the right hand.
Using Expert Mode takes a little practice before you can synchronise the pressure on the Sustain Pedal
with the chord change, but it is well worth it since it allows you great freedom when playing the Song.
A new tone may be set whenever you release the Sustain Pedal.
- SUSTAIN PEDAL: As in Pianist Mode, even in Bassist mode the Sustain Pedal option allows
you to enable/disable Sustain on the Song voices when you press the pedal.
Arranger Setting
STYLE
Lower
On the left of this window there are a number of functions displayed in columns that work respectively
on the Lower1 and Lower2 sound, namely on the two sounds assigned to the left split of the keyboard.
- HOLD START : Enables the memory control (Hold) for the Lower1 or Lower 2 sound,
depending on which is selected. The setting is enabled for all the Styles.
- HOLD STOP : Holds the memory of the Lower selected even during Stop, whereas in this stage
memory Hold is generally always disabled.
- HOLD
introduced.
BREAK:
If this function is set to Off, it disables the Lower selected when a Break is
-
STOP MUTE: When this is set to ON, it excludes the Lower selected by muting it during Stop.
-
MUTE: Mutes the Lower selected regardless of whether it is on Start or Stop.
- LOWER + BASS : This functions only during Stop and allows you to play the manual Bass
for the chord you are playing, together with the two Lowers. This is very useful when the musician
wishes to play a solo introduction before starting the automatic accompaniment. After starting the Style
however the Bass will start to play the part programmed in Style according to the chord you play.
-
VOICE LOCK: Blocks the voices on the Lower section.
Arranger Setting
STYLE
Search
When you press the SEARCH key on the left of the display you enter a window with a virtual
alphanumeric keypad and a virtual numeric pad on which you may enter the file name or file number
you are searching for. After entering the file name or number simply confirm by pressing ENTER to
start the file search. This function searches the Media you have selected, in other words if you have
selected the external memory of a USB device (for example), Search will perform the search only on that
device.
The LOCK option, on the other hand, allows you to search for the file in the directory selected
without entering and escaping repeatedly from Search mode. After selecting the Lock function, the
current directory is displayed and you may search for your file using the keypad at the bottom of the
display.
There are also 9 quick search keys at the bottom of the display; simply enter the file name or number in
the corresponding box to perform a search without using the virtual alphanumeric keypad or numeric
pad. The key functions in a very similar way to that of a mobile phone: tap the key once to enter the
first letter. Tap the key quickly twice to enter the second letter, 3 times to enter the 3rd letter and 4
times to enter the number. If you wait before tapping the key again, the first letter etc. is entered
again. If you make an error, go back by pressing the DELETE key on the right at the top.
Front Panel
PLAYER GM
Voice Mode
Press the key
sounds.
VOICE
to access the mode which allows you to select and manage the instrument
The 12 instrument categories are displayed on the right of the main screen while the 8 drawings of 8
different types of instruments in the category selected are displayed at the centre. Each category
consists of several pages and it is possible to toggle from one to another with the Dial.
After selecting the tone or Voice, you can access an edit window by selecting
EDIT on the display.
Select the virtual key SPLIT to set on the keyboard connected to the Midi In input, the split point
that divides the Upper section from the Lower section. The value you set is displayed on the virtual key.
The instrument can overlap up to 4 sounds over the full range of the keyboard or in the Upper section
on the right of the split point. The fourth layer is called 2nd Voice and may be enabled or disabled
quickly directly from the main screen of Voice mode, by selecting the virtual key 2ND.
Front Panel
Voice Edit
EDIT page of Voice mode you may assign 4 tones or layers to the keyboard connected to the
Midi In. The fourth layer is called 2ND VOICE .
On the
ON/OFF . The 2nd Voice layer may also
be enabled or disabled on the main screen of Voice Mode by selected the 2ND key.
Each Layer may be enabled or disabled with the virtual key
You may assign a sound to each layer by selecting the box of the VOICE column that will enable a
window on which you may select the sound and sound families.
VOLUME, SHIFT tone, fine TUNE , REV and CHORUS
each layer and also enable an INSERT effect on the first 3 layers.
You may set the
To select the Insert effect, press the
which you may select the effect.
INSERT TYPE
values for
box that will open the following page on
You will find a number of virtual keys on the Edit window at the bottom.
-
FACTORY RESTORE: Reloads the original factory sounds.
-
SAVE USER : Saves the User sounds.
-
SPLIT OCTAVE: Lowers the Upper sound by an octave when the split point is above C1
O the right of the display you will find the number of the Edit page displayed together with 2 keys to
scroll the pages forwards (double right arrow) or backwards (double left arrow).
On the second Edit page you may set the
lowest and highest notes.
RANGE of the sound assigned to each layer by setting the
Your may set the VELOCITY key range in the same way by entering the minimum and maximum
values for each layer. In this way, the keyboard keys will play different sounds depending on the
pressure on the keyboard keys. If you set a fixed Velocity Key value, this value may be set in the
FIXED box independently for each layer.
Finally, you may enable the
SUSTAIN
and
EXPRESSION
On the third page you may set for each layer the parameters of the
pedal for the layer.
PORTAMENTO
effect
MODULATION (you may decide to which
functions the Pitch Bend and Modulation wheel is applied), and the parameters of the PITCH and
AFTERTOUCH. The SLIDE function is also available for the first three layers, where you
(Portamento On/Off and speed), the parameters of
may set the Threshold value, namely the efficiency threshold of the slide.
On the fourth page you may assign 4 effects to the first 3 layers. More specifically you will find the
following:
- MORPHING : In the box you may set the Morphing mode between one VOICE and another
according to the parameters ALL,, FIRST and SECOND. If the voice is set as First, the morphing effect
will be on the starting sound, if the voice is set as second this will be the incoming sound, namely the
sound that enters completely when the function that acts on morphing is at the maximum value. If you
set the function on ALL,, the Voice is always enabled.
To set the MORPHING effect between two or three VOICES, select the parameter Type on Normal,
Rotor or Coupling. In the first case the passage will be from the first to the second sound, in the
second case the transition between two sounds (typical of Organ) is obtained with the Sustain pedal. In
the third case (Coupling) the second sound is added to the first. To introducing the Morphing effect use
the Modulation Wheel or the pedal control shown in the box under MODE.
The second effect that may be enabled on the voices is the WHA-WHA and may be introduced
simply by ticking the corresponding box. At the bottom of the same column you will find the MODE
box where you may enter the type of control that acts on Wha-Wha.
The third effect is HARMONY which harmonises the notes you play with your right hand on the
Upper section with the chord you play on the Lower section. The options you may select in the Type
field for Harmony are: Bluegrass Down - Up , Country Down - Up , Full1-2 , Folk1-2 , 2Hands.
The last effect is
LEGATO which may be assigned only to the first Voice
You may set a number of properties common to all 3 Voices in the VOICE MODE field that you
will find at the bottom on the left.
In Normal mode all the Voices are overlapped regardless of the notes you play. In Duet mode, when
you play a two note chord or a chord of 3 or more notes, the First Voice plays the highest treble note,
the Second Voice plays the lowest bass note and all the other notes play all the Voices of the Layer. If
you play only one note, only the First Voice will play. The only difference between Duet 1 and Duet 2 is
the acquisition and play speed of the notes. Trio 1, 2 Mode is similar to Duet but for 3 notes. Steel
Mode is a specific function of Pitch Bend on the voices. Pitch Bend affects only the lowest bass note
you play and is very useful when you want simulate the playing technique of some instruments such as
the Hawaiian guitar, violin etc..
VOICE
Micro1
The MICRO1 key on the Front Panel opens a window on which you may manage the microphone
connected to MICRO 1 input on the back panel.
The page is subdivided into 2 sections: MICRO, on which you may adjust the typical voice effects
and VOICETRON on which you may adjust the voice processor that creates special effects and
harmonisations.
Both the DSPs may be enabled or disabled with the virtual keys
VOCAL ON/OFF.
MICRO ON/OFF
and
MICRO
Starting with the MICRO section, you will find the virtual knob of the volume at the top, which allows
you to adjust the microphone level that is added to the input gain and may be adjusted with the
potentiometer on the back panel close to the Micro1 input.
The slider MICRO1/ VOICETRON is another control you may use to adjust the volume of
microphone 1 and is designed for spur-of-the-moment adjustments during your performance.
Further down you will find a box with the MICROPHONE
"Standard" preset.
PRESET which by default is the
Simply touch the box to open the Pop up with all the other presets and select your preset on the Touch
Screen.
The name of the preset selected is displayed in the box.
Next to the box, the virtual knob
REV allows you to adjust the reverb level with the Dial.
Under this virtual knob there is another knob which you may use to regulate the value of the
effect as described previously.
Touch the box at the bottom on the left called
EDIT
ECHO
to open an edit page for the microphone preset.
VOICETRON
In the second section of the screen you will find the Voicetron which is a voice harmonisation processor.
In the top right hand section of the screen you will find the VOCAL ON/ OFF key which
enables or disables the Voicetron as well as the virtual potentiometers to adjust volume and reverb
which must be selected on the display and adjusted with the Dial. Lower down you will find a box which
displays the current preset. Touch the box to open a Pop up on which you may select another Voicetron
preset on the Touch Screen.
If you touch the bottom right hand box called
EDIT
you open the Edit page of the Voicetron preset.
Front Panel
Edit Micro
The microphone preset, whose name is displayed in the top box, consists of a number of effects that
may be enabled or disabled using the ON/ OFF box above the corresponding image.
Under each effect you will find a box with the name of the preset used by each effect. Simply touch the
box to open a Pop up window with the different presets that may be selected on the Touch Screen. To
go back to the EDIT MICRO page simply press EXIT on the panel.
-
NOISE GATE
has 4 presets:
- EQUALIZER : The parameter equalizer for the Micro has 4 bands, 4 presets and 2 user presets
that may be saved by the user.
The equalizer has an additional edit level, VIEW , which opens a window in which you can modify the
4 bands, Low, Mid-Low, Mid Hi and Hi , and select the frequency and gain for each of these. Touch the
virtual knob corresponding to the parameter you wish to modify and use the Dial to modify the value. If
a User preset has been selected as the initial preset, you can save the modifications by overwriting the
modified preset over itself. Simply press SAVE on the panel and confirm with YES .
- COMPRESSOR : The Compressor/Limiter has 4 presets for the Compressor and 2 for the
Limiter.
-
ECHO
-
PITCH SHIFT: Voice processor which may be used for transposition with 6 preset effects:
-
TALK : The last effect on the list is that used for the Talk function, which may be enabled with the
: The effect Echo, also known as Delay, has 6 presets:
corresponding key on the Front Panel. As previously mentioned, this function is used to talk and for
obvious reasons of comprehension it uses shorter reverbs with respect to those used when you are
singing. If you need to interrupt your singing performance to make an announcement for example, the
Talk key allows you to have a suitable reverb in the microphone immediately, which will be enabled
while the Talk key is on. After this, the microphone effect used for singing will then be restored.
In view of the fact that one of the 3 talk presets excludes the effect itself (No Efx) over the Talk effect,
there is no ON/OFF to enable or disable it.
On the main screen of Edit Micro, if you press SAVE on the panel you can save the microphone
setup in a User preset. The display allows you to select the target destination (Select destination )
and assign a name to the preset with SAVE AS (in this case the alphanumeric keypad is displayed
on which you may enter the name of the new microphone preset).
MICRO2/GUITAR
When you press the MICRO 2 key on the panel, you enter a page where you may adjust the
settings of the second analogical audio input of the instrument that may be a microphone input (Micro2)
or guitar input (GUITAR).
The second input on the back panel also has a knob to adjust the level gain.
Here again the page is subdivided into 2 sections: the first is MICRO2 and is for the microphone
settings while the second is GUITAR and is for the guitar effect settings. Considering that this is a
single audio input, the modes cannot be enabled together so that you may either use the input as a
second microphone input or as a guitar input. When you enable MICRO2 therefore, GUITAR mode is
automatically disabled and vice versa.
All the parameters of MICRO2 mode are exactly the same as those of MICRO 1 mode, with
the difference that the volume is adjusted on the panel with the slider MICRO2/ GUITAR. The only extra
feature is the key FX BYPASS which you may use to quickly disable the effect.
In Guitar mode you will also find a number of virtual knobs that may be selected on the Touch Screen
and modified with the Dial, that function on the Volume, Reverb and Chorus as well as various setups
and insert effects especially for the guitar.
When you touch the box
GUITAR SETUP
a Pop up is displayed with 16 factory setups that
may be selected simply by touching the setup you need. By pressing
down menu and return to the previous screen.
EXIT you escape from the drop-
Each setup selected has an insert effect which is displayed in the box INSERT EFX1 . You may
change the insert effect of the setup by touching the corresponding box and selecting the effect you
prefer from the drop-down menu that is displayed in the same way as that described for the Guitar
setups.
Finally, each guitar effect may be edited by pressing the
EDIT key.
Any the changes made to the effect may be saved in a Setup by pressing the SAVE key on the
panel. The display allows you to save your modifications in an effects setup for microphone or guitar.
Once you have made this choice, you may press SAVE to open a window on which to save the setup
with the same file name or you may press SAVE
you may save the setup with a new file name.
AS
to open the alphanumeric keypad on which
Front Panel
EFX1 Edit
The display shows a number of effect footswitches, typically used by guitarists, and a guitar amplifier.
Each pedal effect may be enabled or disabled and the value of the effect may be modified. You can for
example touch the knob of the distortion effect to enable it (a red light on) or touch it again to disable
it (red light off). You can vary the distortion value by turning the distortion potentiometer with the Dial.
Finally, if you touch the lower part of the footswitch where a rectangular box is displayed, a pop up
window opens with the distortion preset already configured.
The Wha footswitch does not have virtual potentiometers for adjustment, and may only be enabled or
disabled; it does however have the rectangular box on which you may select the preconfigured presets
(Mono Wha, Stereo Wha etc..). The best application of the effect Wha is obviously obtained using an
external footswitch for control.
Delay also has the Tap Delay option which synchronises the echo repetitions with the tempo of the Style
or Midifile.
You can also turn the amplifier simulator on and off and has a rectangular box which opens a pop up
window with different amplifier models to select.
FACTORY RESTORE: This function allow to restore original Factory Guitar Set Up when DSP
is enabled to Guitar On Mode .
Finally, the entire chain of effects may be excluded with the
bottom right hand corner of the display.
BYPASS
key that you will find in the
You can produce a new chain of effects and save them in a single preset (User).
HD Recording
MIDJPRO can record anything which is played on the instrument or transits through the analogical audio
inputs Mic1, Mic2/Guitar as audio files in .wav format. This means that your musical performance may
be recorded in an audio .wav file, regardless of whether you are using the instrument as an Arranger, a
sound generator via a connected master or as a player of Midi or audio files. The recording will not only
include the Midi or audio part or the automatic accompaniment but also what you are playing in real
time on the connected keyboard using the internal sound generator, your voice and guitar or the second
incoming voice. The audio file may be reproduced in play and you may play over the file, recording it
again: this very powerful function is in fact similar to a multi-track recorder with unlimited tracks where
each track is not managed separately but each successive recording session adds new sound material.
The picture of a traditional analogical reel recorder is displayed at the centre of the screen: these will
start to move when you press RECORD , namely when you start the recording. On the left, a
REC LEVEL knob allows you to set the recording level. Simply touch it and turn the Dial to
change the level. The recording level in dB is displayed next to the knob. You may vary this value from 00dB to +6dB. On the right of the display, 2 Level bars show the value in real time for the right and left
channels respectively. The SONG TIME , namely the recording time, is displayed under the bars.
After completing the recording, simply press STOP and a pop-up window appears where you will be
asked to save the file with a name assigned automatically by default according to the progressive
number of recordings. If you press YES to confirm, an alphanumeric keypad appears on which you
can assign a different name to the file you are saving.
After saving the file, the file name is displayed under the image of the recorder.
There are a number of functions at the bottom:
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EDIT : Provides access to the Audio Edit screen to edit the file.
This is followed by a number of typical keys.
-
<< : Scroll back.
-
STOP : Stop playing.
-
>>
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RECORD : Start another recording.
-
PLAY : Start playing the file.
: Scroll forward.
DSP
The DSP key on the Front Panel on the right of the display, opens a window that displays
the effects available on your MIDJPRO.
The display shows the 5 effects from top to bottom, which may be enabled with the virtual
key ON/OFF .
- REVERB : This is the general reverb of the instrument and acts on the GMs, Arranger
and Voice. When you click on the rectangular box, a Pop up window opens next to it
displaying 6 types of reverbs and delays which you can then select on the Touch Screen.
Further to the right, next to the rectangular box you will find the virtual potentiometer which
you can use to set the reverb value for the whole instrument.
Follow these steps to set the effect value:
1) touch the virtual potentiometer to select
2) turn the virtual potentiometer with the Dial.
- CHORUS : This is the general Chorus of the instrument and works on the GMs,
Arranger and Voice. it also includes Flanger , Tremolo and Phaser effects. When you click on
the rectangular box next to it, a Pop up window opens with the 6 effects that may be
enabled on the Touch Screen.
Here again you will find the virtual knob to set the effect value as indicated previously.
- INS EFX1 : This is an Insert effect that works on the MIC2/Guitar input and the
Upper or Right section of the keyboard. With respect to the other effect, this effect has high
definition distortion. The corresponding rectangular box opens a drop-down menu in which
you can select one of the different effects displayed. Next to the virtual knob used to adjust
the effect value, you will also find the key View which displays a virtual effects footswitch
(similar to the style of those for the guitar). On this you can customise the effect preset,
enabling and setting the different effect pedals.
After configuring the virtual “footswitch”, namely all the effects on this screen, you can save
this effects setup in a customised User preset.
To do this, simply press the key SAVE on the panel. The save screen now opens on which
you can assign a name and target location to the preset.
- INS EFX2 : The INS EFX 2 is the same as effect INS EFX1 with the only difference
that it does not have a different distorting module. It works on the GM and the Arranger.
- EQUALIZER : Main parameter equalizer. This has 2 bands that work on the output
data as a global master effect.
The rectangular box displays the equalisation presets available while the key View opens
a screen on which you may adjust the equalizer.
On the left you will find a box on which you may adjust the Lows, where the upper knob is
used to set the level and the lower knob is used to set the frequency at which the level is
applied. The steps to follow to make this adjustment are the same: select the knob on the
display and turn the Dial left or right.
On the right you will find a box to adjust the His that is exactly the same as that described
for the Lows: at the top you will find the knob to adjust the level and at the bottom the knob
to adjust the frequency. To adjust follow the steps described previously for the Lows.
The modifications made to the equalizer may be saved only as Custom Startup, namely as
a setting that will be present when you switch on the instrument.
Pic & Movie
The Pic & Movie key opens a window with a number of KETRON default files. With this function you may
display the Pic & Movie on these Devices, using other external devices like Usb stick, Hd, etc.
When the directory contains numerous files, a scroll bar is displayed on the right to scroll through the
screen. If the directory contains movies these will be displayed as icons at the centre of the display and
may be played simply by touching the icon. In the same way, if the directory contains images they will
be displayed at the centre of the display as preview Thumbs (a Thumb is a miniature icon which displays
the contents of the image). Touch the thumb you require to open a full screen of the image. Once you
have opened the full screen of the image you can move it by touching the touch screen display.
You will find the following function keys at the bottom.
-TO RGB: Loads the image as background of a text and transmits it to an external monitor
together with the text.
-TO LYRICS : Loads the image as background of a text only on the display, while the text on the
external monitor will not have the background.
-DEFAULT : This function restores the original folder of Pic&Movie when images (or movies) have
been downloaded from an external Usb device.
When you select the TO RGB and TO LYRICS functions, the image selected will be displayed as
background of the text both on the display and on the external monitor.
Front Panel
DJ
Press the key
DJ
on the panel to access a different song play mode.
The 2 players are shown as 2 record players. The one selected is highlighted in red.
Each player has a pair of level indicators and the keys described below:
- CUE : Is a sort of bookmark. Once it has been set at any point of a song, when it is pressed again
the song starts from that point. It is compatible with Wave files and Midifile but not with Mp3 files.
When an Mp3 file is played the key is disabled.
-
PFL: Playback in headphones. The PFL is selected automatically taking the corresponding slider to 0.
-
[]> : Pause.
The directory for selection of files and folders is displayed at the centre of the screen. The functions for
the player selected are displayed at the bottom:
- BACK SPIN : Ends reproduction by increasing speed and tone, giving an effect similar to
gradually increasing the revs of the record player.
- SYNC: Synchronises the two players. If you are playing a midifile on turntable A and you prepare
another Midifile on turntable B, when you press SYNC the second Midifile will start in “downbeat”. If you
also add the Time Lock, the second player keeps the BPM speed of the first. When the second file is an
audio file, it will start from the beginning of the next measure of the Midifile. If however the first file is
an audio file, the instrument cannot read the rhythm of the measure and the TAP window (see below)
will open with a virtual pad to start the second song which you can do by tapping the virtual pad 4
times. In this way, by beating 4 taps in time with the first file, the second file will be synchronised with
the first.
-
TAP: Opens a pad at the centre to synchronise the time with the “tapping” of your fingers
The Tap-Tempo function may be used only with files (Audio and Midi) whose original BPM is known; in
the case of midifiles this is always known but in the case of audio files (Wave or Mp3) you must indicate
the BPM because the instrument does not read it. The BPM of an Audio file must be indicated in the
filename: if, for example, you have a song called "name.mp3" at 120 BPM you should rename it
"name@120.mp3". In this way the instrument will have the reference BPM and takes it to the Tap
Tempo function.
- FX PAD : This works only with audio files and opens a small box with the following effects: Pitch,
Cutoff and Filter Resonance, and finally the tempo. These effects may be regulated with the
corresponding sliders on the instrument panel.
-
RESET: Restores the default conditions of the file, cancelling the modifications made on this page.
-
BRAKE: Ends reproduction by suddenly decreasing the speed and tone of the song.
PLAYER GM
Front Panel
Juke Box
Juke Box allows you to manage the standard Player in a different way to play the files. By default the
files in Playlist 1 are displayed but other Playlists may be selected.
The same thing happens when you select MY FOLDER on the display and select a folder. All the
songs in the folder will be loaded in the pad. You may scroll the files in groups of 15 with the Dial.
On this window you may also use a number of sound effects by selecting the SFX key which you will
find on the right at the bottom of the display. The following page opens where each tab enables the
sound effect indicated.
PLAYER GM
Front Panel
Media
When you press the key MEDIA a screen is displayed showing the devices installed in the
instrument or connected via the USD ports.
The following functions are displayed at the bottom of the screen:
- EJECT : Use this function to remove the device selected, with exception of the internal SSD of the
instrument (User FS). This is the same safe hardware removal function that you have on your computer,
which protects devices connected from any damage that may occur if they are removed when data is
being written to a file.
Once the modifications have been made on the peripheral (saving a Midifile, copy, etc..) before
removing the pen drive, press Eject to ensure that the modifications have actually been saved.
- PC-CONNECT: This function permits a computer connected by USB cable to the USB Device of
MIDJPRO to read all the storage devices installed on the MIDJPRO and those connected to the USB Host
ports. Once the connection has been enabled, the computer will read the internal SSD of the instrument
and the internal optional Hard Disk that may be installed in the MIDJPRO as well as any devices
connected to the instrument via the USB Host ports, such as a Pen Drive.
Press the PC CONNECT function to disable the connection. A message will appear warning you
to remove the hardware from the computer safely in order to avoid damage.
-
DISK EDIT : This enables a number of functions for the files selected in the lower bar.
-
INFO: Shows information relevant to the drive selected.
-
FORMAT: Formats the selected device.
-
CHECK FS : Check the device faults selected.
- REFRESH: Carries out another scan of all the disks and USB peripherals connected. If the
machine does not automatically read a connected USB pen drive, this function restarts detection of the
peripherals and devices connected.
MENU
PLAYER GM
Front Panel
Disk Edit
This enables a number of functions for the files selected on the bottom bar. The files may be selected
one by one, together or in block using the function SELECT ALL that selects all the contents of a
folder.
Let us now examine these functions.
NEW FOLDER : This is used to create a new folder in the current position, namely in the last
folder selected. The name FOLDER 001 is assigned by default. Select CONFIRM to confirm the
-
creation of the folder. If a folder named Folder 001 has already been created, an error message will be
displayed. In this case, simply assign a different name to the folder using RENAME at the centre of
RENAME an alphanumeric keypad is displayed on which
enter the name of the folder. Select CANCEL to cancel the new folder creation process.
the display. When you touch
you can
- COPY : Allows you to copy one or more files that you have selected. In this case select the folder in
which to copy the files and press Paste. As soon as you select the folder in which to copy the files, the
key COPY turns into the key PASTE as show below.
Press the key
to perform.
PASTE to open another screen displaying all the details of the operation you are about
At this point, simply confirm the copy by pressing
-
CONFIRM or cancel by pressing CANCEL .
RENAME: Allows you to rename a selected file.
Here again a window is displayed at the centre of the screen, on which you can CANCEL the operation or
go ahead with the RENAME by enabling a virtual alphanumeric keypad on which to write the name,
confirming this by pressing CONFIRM. The correct name of the file or current names of the files selected
are displayed in the Rename box. The modified name or names will be displayed in the box below (To:).
- DELETE: Deletes one or more previously selected files. Here again a dialogue box is displayed
asking you to confirm or cancel the operation.
- NUMBER : Allows you to assign or remove the number from a file or files which have been
selected.
Here again, the dialogue box which appears at the centre of the display allows you to confirm or cancel
the operation.
Press the
MEDIA
key again to return to the main screen of MEDIA mode.
When you are in Disk Edit, the led of the
MEDIA key will flash.
Tempo
- LOCK: Locks the speed while you are playing a file and also
between songs
- ACC : (Accelerating) Increases the speed of the file you are
playing at intervals of 5 BMP
- RIT: (Delaying): Decreases the speed of the file you are
playing at intervals of 5 BMP.
PLAYER GM
Front Panel
Transposer
Permits tone transposition of the file you are playing. When you press the corresponding key, a Pop up
menu is displayed with the transposition parameter that may be modified with the Dial.
- GLOBAL: Applies transposition both to the file you are
playing and to the keyboard (Right section) and is sensitive to
Song Reset, in other words it returns to the default condition
whenever you start up the song. If you press the Save key while
the file is playing you can save the global transposition value in the
file, confirming this by pressing Yes on the Pop up save menu.
-RIGHT VOICE : Applies transposition only to the keyboard
(Right section) but not to the file and is sensitive to Song Reset. If
you press the Save key while the file is playing you can save
the transposition value of the Right voice in the file, confirming this
by pressing Yes on the Pop up save menu.
- MAIN: Applies transposition to the file and keyboard; it is not
sensitive to the initial Song Reset of the file and may not be saved
on the file.
PLAYER GM
Front Panel
Introduction
The Introduction screen (INTRO) is displayed automatically when you turn on the instrument and provides access
to the main functions, such as:
-
PLAYER-GM: To use the MIDJPRO as AUDIO and MIDI file reader.
-
KEYBOARD: To control the MIDJPRO by means of a MIDI Master Keyboard.
-
ACCORDION: To control the MIDJPRO by means of a MIDI Accordion.
Even if you enter Player GM mode for example, you may control the MIDJPRO with a Master Keyboard or
accordion, by modifying the Midi settings. To do this, press the Menu key on the panel and select the different
MIDI functions from the display.
Info : In order to optimize these types of use there is a dedicated page,
Menu from the panel.
-
Play Mode ,available by pressing
DEMO: Use this control to listen to short demonstrations.
- GUITAR : To control a guitar or a second microphone, connected to the MICRO 2 IN plug. (The two input
sources are selected with the relevant physical selector).
-
MANUAL: To open the Instruction Manual of the instrument.
- SKIP INTRO: To skip the initial intro screen. Once will be selected Skip Intro display show Main
directory of MIDJPRO. From any folder or subfolder Intro view will be deselected if EXIT will be pressed. This
set (active or inactive) can be saved on Internal memory as own default by press PREFERENCES , then
select SKIP INTRO press Save button on Custom Startup.
Edit Voicetron
SETUP box displays the Voicetron preset selected. When you touch the box, a Pop up window is
displayed in which you can select the preset. To select the harmonisation, touch the MODE box. You
The
may select one of the following harmonisation modes on the Pop up window that is displayed:
The Voicetron processor may be connected to an equalizer if the ON/
ON.
Off
box of the diagram is
The presets of the equalizer are displayed in the EQUALIZER box and may be selected on the
Pop up window.
The VIEW box shows the details of the 4 band parameter equalizer allowing you to modify the 4
frequencies and the corresponding guan in dB.
Once you have selected the virtual knobs and modified the value with the Dial, you can save the current
preset of the equalizer by pressing the SAVE key on the panel and confirming with YES .
The VOICETRON TO Arranger function allows you to assign a different Voicetron preset
for each of the ABCD arrangements. By touching the corresponding box, the following window is
displayed.
Touch the corresponding box to assign the relevant preset to the 4 Arranges. Off disables
harmonisation.
The
STOP box at the bottom allows you to disable the harmonizer when the Style is on Stop.
You can save the preset of the Voicetron on the edit page by pressing the key
SAVE on the panel.
The display shows the current name of the preset and the target destination in the field
destination"
"Select
which opens the corresponding Pop up.
-
SAVE: Saves the preset with the same name.
-
SAVE AS: Opens an alphanumeric keypad that allows you to assign a new name to the Preset.
-
CANCEL: Cancels save.
Micro 1
Front Panel
Markers
The Markers in most of the files produced by the software house, make it
possible to pass from different parts of the song ( Intro, verse, chorus, etc
... ) by pressing the references displayed in the corresponding pop up.
Info: The markers may not be installed in the actual MidjPro but may only be installed with specific music
software.
PLAYER GM
My Folder
Myfolder is a shortcut to access your preferred directories. When you select this function, all the directors that have
been “labelled” myfolder (or preferred directories), will be displayed in the list of preferred directories. The
function therefore provides quick access without having to scroll through other directories and sub-directors...all
you need to do to open the directory you require is touch it.
You may manage your preferred folders by selecting EDIT.
You may perform important activities on this page.
You may create a Myfolder directory by selecting EMPTY, and then hitting YES to confirm the
request displayed in the dialogue window.
At this point all you need to do is select the directory and then INSERT
folders.
ITEM to add it to your preferred
To do this enable the REPLACE function and select the directory you wish to replace; the display
shows you the current directory where you may select the new directory. Select the directory and then select
INSERT ITEM .
Finally, you may also delete a directory in Myfolder by selecting the required directory and then the
REMOVE function.
Info: Since these are simply “directory links” if you accidentally delete a directory in Myfolder the “real”
directory and the files it contains are not deleted.
PLAYER GM
Sync/Next
The SYNC/NEXT function allows you to select the next song to play while a song is playing.
To pass immediately to the next song, select NEXT and the next song will start to play at the end of the current
beat of the file you are playing.
PLAYER GM
Playlist
The Playlist is a list of files that may be played on the instrument and are displayed in a screen in the order decided
by the user. It is useful, for example, to organise musical repertoires in different playlists so as to have specific
music playlists ready for a performance. To create a playlist, select EMPTY and confirm with YES on the
dialogue window.
The display now shows the current directory from which you may open the folders and find files to add to the
playlist using the screen and the ENTER and
EXIT keys on the panel. After selecting the file, press the
INSERT ITEM key to add the file to to the new Playlist.
Edit all your preferred playlists with EDIT.
When you select the EDIT key the functions that you may use to edit the playlist selected are displayed at the
bottom. When using these functions remember that the playlist must always be saved in Edit, and that if you escape
from the Edit page without saving your modifications they will be lost.
- ERASE : Deletes the playlist.
- ADD ITEM : Adds new files to the playlist selected. When you select this function the current directory is
displayed from where you may navigate, opening and closing folders on the Touch Screen display and with the
ENTER and EXIT keys until you find the file you require. Select the file and then press INSERT
ITEM to add it to the playlist. If you wish to escape from this function select ABORT..
- REPLACE ITEM : Use this function to replace a file in the playlist with another file. To do this, select
the function then touch the playlist file you wish to replace; the display shows you the navigation root to select the
replaced file. After selecting the file, press CONFIRM or ABORT to escape from the function.
- REMOVE ITEM : This function is used to delete a file from the playlist. Select the function and then
the file you wish to delete: a dialogue box displays a message asking you if you wish to delete the file, allowing
you to confirm the operation with YES or abort with NO.
PLAYER GM
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