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Ketron X8

Arranger Keyboard

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Ketron X8
500.00 street price

Ketron X8 became the most distinguished product of the X series, owing not so much to internal capabilities, but to the keyboard. Unlike other models of this line, XD8 has a chromatic keyboard: the right zone is limited with 52 keys, and the left one – with 120 for basses.
Other characteristics remained the same: 2 large built-in speakers, a central panel with a wide control and a graphic TFC-display with backlight and dimensions of 240x128, and, of course, a pitch/mod joystick.

XD8 has a wide range of sounds: PCM samples, 290 sounds, 24 drum kits, 231 percussions, drum grooves, analog waves (sawtooth, square, sine). Moreover, the synthesizer has 110 programmable user voices with envelope control, LFO, wheels, aftertouch and effects. XD8 also has 198 kinds of auto accompaniment and 198 custom styles with programmable parameter settings.

The rear panel of XD8 features inputs for stereo headphones, 2 line inputs, a microphone input, MIDI input/output/thru, 2 outputs, and connectors for a sustain pedal and volume.

The synthesizer boasts a variety of effects, ranging from reverb/delay and ending with a distortion/wah-wah option. The sampler allows you to store up to 8 MB of 16 bit/44.100 kHz data. There you can edit the time, loop type, reverse and delete.

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Usage area
Digital (D) 
Multi Timbral Capacity32 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Technology of Sound Generation PCM
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Sine
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Square
Waveform/ Spectral form (main generator) Saw
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Drum Kits Preset20
Rotary Speaker 
Wah/ AutoWah 
Effects overall60
Sample Memory8 Mb
Resolution 16 bit/ 44.1 kHz
Tracks count16
Accompaniment Styles198
MIDI in/ out
Type Chromatic
Number of Keys172
Resolution: Horizontal240
Resolution: Vertical128
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
Swell foot pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)4
Audio in
Analog 1/4"2
Computer Interfaces
HDD: HDD size1
Height155 mm
Width1170 mm
Depth405 mm
Weight16.000 kg

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