This is by far the cleanest setup had so far for me, Keyboards on picture are. Alesis Fusion 8HD of coarse, Roland FP-4 And Korg x-50. Samson resolvs for listening. A Pc with Sonar as main DAW. Motu Traveler Interface.
I think this is a mean to avoid those bad noises when you release the black keys...
I have an easy solution for this : put the 8HD on its side, keys down, then unlock the screws that maintain the keyboard. The keybeb's weight will cause it to move a few millimeters down. Then relock the screws. You'll get a little space between the black keys and the metal, and the noises will disappear.
Sorry for my English, school is so far away :-)
Author of "Alesis Fusion, le guide d'utilisation en DVD"
Alesis Fusion 6HD & 8HD, Korg Z1 & CX3 & WS EX & EMX-1, Kawai K5000S, Roland V-Synth GT & AX-Synth, Toontrack EZ Drummer & SD 2, East West Orchestra Silver, Samplitude v8, Ableton Live 8.2, Gretsch Renown Maple, Fender Stratocaster
Yes, that´s the function of the ribbon. The black keys make quite a nasty sound. Interesting solution deweak. I avoid using a lot of cords running all over by using adat outs. I never use my fusion on gigs nowadays. It is too valuable as a studio instrument.