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Ketron XD8

Arranger Keyboard

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Ketron XD8
Ketron XD8
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Ketron XD8 stands out among the rest in its category, owing not 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 Design/ Form Factor
Without Keys, Desktop 
Digital (D) 
Multi Timbral Capacity32 part(s)
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Technology of Sound Generation PCM
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
User-defined Single Voice110
Drum Kits Preset24
Drum Kits User-defined24
Wah/ AutoWah 
Effects overall60
Arpegiator/ Portamento
MIDI in/ out
Type Chromatic
Velocity Sensitivity 
Number of Keys172
Resolution: Horizontal240
Resolution: Vertical128
Built-in controllers
Pitch Bend Wheel 
Modulation Wheel 
External controllers
Sustain foot pedal 
Expression foot pedal 
Audio out
Analogue: 1/4" (6.35mm)2
Audio in
Analog 1/4"1
Video Interface
Video system PAL
Video system NTSC
Video system S-VHS
Built-in speakers
Stereo, 2 speakers 
Height155 mm
Width1189 mm
Depth411 mm
Weight16.000 kg
Production start2005
Production end2008
Production ended

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