Siwa & Figli White Star Reedless MIDI Amplified Accordion
with 2 (!) Built-in Sound Cards

This gorgeous Siwa & Figli White Star Reedless MIDI accordion was custom built for John Krempasky as a back up instrument to his black Siwa & Figli Super Millennium Hybrid MIDI accordion. Since the black accordion has played without  issues for years and John has played the White Star only few times he decided it would be better to have someone else play the White Star accordion regularly and enjoy its unique electronics and excellent mechanical features. Below is a brief description of the accordion.


Accordion features:


Electronics and MIDI features:

MIDI controller (rack mountable)

The accordion comes with all necessary cables and accessories including nice case and straps.

The instrument has been fully programmed and is ready to use. You can access hundreds of accordion and orchestral sounds and effects. Switching between sound banks and presets is intuitive and easy and can be performed real time directly from the accordion. Press and hold the top bass switch (Preset Change) while pressing any of the 41 accordion keys to switch to 41 different sound banks. For example, for Bank 2 press and hold down the top bass switch and at the same time press F#1 on the key board. For Bank 8 press simultaneously Bass switch 1 (top) and C1 on the keyboard.
(This is similar to the Limex MIDI where one would press and hold a Reset Switch usually mounted near the air valve and change banks pressing treble keys.)
For each sound bank you can access 24 accordion or orchestral sounds using the 12 treble switches. Each switch access two sounds and you can alternate between them by pressing the switch again. Some of the sound banks are programmed with only the Siwa sounds, others use the Ketron SD2 sounds. Some banks are programmed to use both sound cards and even the live drums and patterns files if used with an optional external Ketron MIDI arranger.

The accordion is still like new, only played few times. Please, contact John Krempasky by e-mail at
johnlois2@charter.net with any questions or to schedule a phone demo.
If you have any technical questions about detailed specifications call the Accordion Gallery at 973-770-6877.
 




Please, note that the white labels on the bass switches are temporary and have been removed since after the pictures
were taken.
The currently programmed functions of the bass switches are listed in the description above.









The accordion comes with luxury Velvet bellows protector (not shown in the above photograph).





Press and hold the top bass switch (Preset Change) while pressing any of the 41 accordion keys to switch to
41 different sound banks. For example, for Bank 2 press and hold down the top bass switch and at the same
time press F#1 on the key board. For Bank 8 press simultaneously Bass switch 1 (top) and C1 on the keyboard.

(This is similar to the Limex MIDI where one would press and hold a Reset Switch usually mounted near the
air valve and change banks pressing treble keys.)

For each sound bank you can access 24 accordion or orchestral sounds using the 12 treble switches.
Each switch access two sounds and you can alternate between them by pressing the switch again.

Some of the sound banks are programmed with only the Siwa sounds, others use the Ketron SD2 sounds.
Some banks are programmed to use both sound cards and even the live drums and patterns files if used
with an optional external Ketron MIDI arranger.






Those of you familiar with the Petosa Super Millennium Reedless accordion will notice many similarities between
the MIDI controllers. As a matter of fact, there is a direct correspondence between the functions on the Siwa and the
Petosa (Logic Systems) controllers. I can provide chart for the Petosa reedless accordion users for a smooth transition.
You will not need any additional information in order to use the Siwa MIDI controller. The accordion presented here is
an electronically enhanced version of the Petosa. The Siwa MIDI controller can be used with up to 4 MIDI modules at the
same time. You will find the separate Volume adjustment for each MIDI channel very useful. Once you have programmed
a preset with several orchestral parts you can switch any of them on and off in real time by pressing the corresponding button
from the middle section of the control panel. A manual is provided with the accordion.









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