The Ketron SD5 is a well designed pro 61-key arranger workstation, superbly suited for both live and studio applications.
It is built around the high-quality sound engine - created by world renown KETRON labs in Italy, which provides hundreds of realistic orchestral sounds from piano to brass, woodwinds, strings, and more. The user friendly interface incorporates a large backlit display, a pitch/modulation joystick, and a variety of programmable buttons so you can quickly access the features you need.
The arranger functions on the SD5 are excellent, enabling the best in style accompaniment. Each style has four arrangements, multiple intros, fills, and endings to create complete, dynamic songs on the fly. A versatile rhythm section is also included that has several live percussion sounds, live drum sets, and audio drum loops to provide a great foundation. A very unique function, called the RIFF mode brings a touch of artificial intelligence into the arranger, generating chords for you automatically so you can concentrate on having fun.
The SD5 has a variety of connectivity options, including MIDI in, out, and thru connectors, a microphone input and output, 1/4" audio outputs, and connectors for sustain and volume pedals and a footswitch. The optional vocalizer adds harmonies to your vocal performance that can be controlled via chords or single notes on the keyboard. An optional video output interface is available and is ideal for displaying lyrics on an external monitor for karaoke. The built-in stereo speakers are powered by two 22W amplifiers to provide rich, natural sound right out of the box. If you’re in the market for a versatile, portable keyboard workstation designed for a long life of professional use, the SD5 is a great option.
True to Life selection of top-notch voices, including piano, brass, woodwind, strings, organ, etc. 61 semi-weighted velocity sensitive keys have aftertouch to simulate the feel of a real piano . Adaptive, easy to use, full arranger accompaniment. 4 arranger per style + Multi intros and fills. Superb Portable yet Rugged Workstation Keyboard is great for Studio and Live Performance. Well-placed controls of the SD5 make navigating to the features you need in real time a breeze.