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  2. Anyone using a Midi controller keyboard with the MZ-X500 for live performance, controlling Upper/Lower Tones and auto accompaniment through the Midi controller keyboard ? Whereby selected Upper and Lower tones can be dedicated to the controller keyboard enabling other tones to be played on the MZ-X500 at the same time. Like a two manual organ. Everything being controlled by the MZ-X500 What are the possibilities of other features such as split being dedicated to the controller keyboard? Also can a controller keyboard be powered from the MZ's USB ?

    I'm looking forward to more uploads too. Having only had mine for a week, I'm still pressing the wrong buttons all the time! Haha i am not quite sure how exactly I am to upload. Do I do it via my iPad with the plug and play thing, or do I need the laptop. Same with midi tikes I buy to use on stage. Can I upload them to then kn via the iPad, or do I need a USB? Ughh I hate learning any new Kb....but at least this one is easy to navigate and VERY impressive from Casio! I had a Tyros, and honestly this 560 does almost everything the Tyros did..except I have lovely weighted keys! Thankyou Casio. I looked at so many kbs and this one beat them all....and not just by being $3000 less than the Korg, yamy and others from the big league. Casio is to be taken very seriously. cheers lyn
  4. Privia 560

    Hi Scott and Frank! I'm also a newbie to the 560. Is there anywhere I can find better drum patterns, (eg the "big band" drum pattern is pretty ordinary, as are a few of the others, I have to manually speed the up to a proper rhythm live! Also, I use midi files via USB and save them to the Kb with my alterations. Where would you suggest I look for good midis for this Kb. Some I bought from band tray, some from hit trax etc...and I have converted them. Some work well but I am not a programmer, so when them drum sounds a bit "cardboardy", I have no idea how you change it, LOVE the Kb love the weighted keys and all the stuff it does etc..,these maybe just tweaks. i turned off the speakers so I can at least give it more guts through my PA. sorry about all the questions. cheers from over the pond! lyn
  5. SoloSynthBass

    SoloSynthBass View File Start the start button while playing. Submitter zmoon Submitted 09/22/2017 Category XW-P1  
  6. SoloSynthBass

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    Start the start button while playing.
  7. I would be happy to see a Casio sound module PERIOD. I don't really need more keyboards (except for a 76 key super synth - from Casio I hope!). But having more sounds in hardware is always welcome (I like hardware - I'm old school). Some day I will pick up a lightly used INTEGRA 7. The recently released D-05 Boutique series module is tempting (I have a D-10). It's a D-50 in a little box.
  8. EP Vibrato Speed/Depth Control

    Interested to know what apparently worked. The LFO parameters on pages 13 and 14 (not 14 and 15) of the Target menu for each controller are all for LFO depths, not LFO rates, and they affect individual layers of a Hex Layer tone (only). As for "LFO rate/depth does not appear in the sub-menus with the hex layer wurli," these parameters are certainly editable for a Hex Layer tone for each of the tone's two LFOs, one for pitch and one for filter/amp. But the rates of the LFOs cannot be adjusted by a controller. (Depths are adjustable using NRPN, as I said.) As you no doubt discovered the PCM Wurly (not named that, of course) uses pure amplitude modulation by LFO (no filter modulation) and the amplitude is controlled by the modulation wheel (as is also true for true vibrato). But again, the rate of the LFO cannot be adjusted in real time using a controller. As you puzzle out the machine you will discover, I am fairly confident, that doing what I suggested above (using the tremolo DSP effect) is the only way to achieve your goal: real time adjustment of both depth AND rate of a "vibrato" (tremolo) LFO within a Hex Layer Wurli tone. (If others want to consider that a challenge, go right ahead. I'm willing to learn something new about the PX-560. I haven't yet put nearly the hours in on it that I spent learning the XW-P1.)
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  10. Sly I totally love my old WK-3800 workhorse here. When I had to give up my newer CTK/WK boards, a year or so ago, I made certain I would be able to keep the WK-3800 . . . BUT its clunk clunk clunk when the keys hit bottom just about drives me crazy. Maybe one of these days, I will open it up and put some heavier felt under the keys, but at the moment, that is beyond my level of patience. At least I am on a concrete floor, with no neighbors below me to complain. Imagine my surprise when I dug my 20 some year old WK-1200 out of the back of the closet and racked it up a few weeks ago. Aside from the fact that its entire voice set is early GM, and its rhythms are rudimentary, at best - its keybed is out of this world - both the feel and the sound. Sound ? What sound ? It is completely silent. As a matter of fact, the build quality of the keybed in the WK-1200 is well on par with that of the keybed in my Roland XP-80, which is about the same age. So, what is the difference ? The older Casio boards were made in Japan while the newer ones are built in China - a world of difference in design, manufacturing, and quality control philosophies. I am not sure about the newer Roland boards, but the keybeds in my Juno-Gi and Jupiter-50 were every bit as good as that in my XP-80 and G-1000, which are completely top-notch.
  11. I would be happy to see a sound module with arranger functionality.
  12. My original Music

    Hey guys, I'm a composer from Germany. The main work I'm doing is writing music for commercials, films or web projects. My genre ranges from jazzy, classical/orchestral, to electropop, or yet even horror music. But I just let the music speak: fredericbernardmusic.com PS: enjoy, any feedback is highly welcome! Cheers! Frederic
  13. EP Vibrato Speed/Depth Control

    Well that's the trick. Thanks. Interesting to me how this works for regular wurli but not the hex-layer one. LFO rate/depth does not appear in the sub-menus with the hex layer wurli. I'm still a bit baffled at how this is an LFO thing instead of just a regular "effect", but the end result is all that matters to me. I really prefer the hex wurli. Something about it seems to have more teeth/bite to it than the regular one. I guess I will have to play around with the tone a bit. Thanks again.
  14. EP Vibrato Speed/Depth Control

    Go into the controllers menu and edit the Knobs setting using the LFO options on pages 14-15 like depth, rate. You can put two options on a single knob too.
  15. You are not along. Mechanical noise of Casio's keyboards is a huge problem. I reported it long time ago. I have even replaced it with newer models (2 times). The bottom line other brands are more friendly to home environment. My Casio sits under the desk and serves only as a sound bank. I think your neighbor is very unhappy and there is a good reason for that. The most of noise made when keys are going up. Try to play without sound. You will understand how noisy it can be. Casio must fix this issue if they want to keep high reputation. There is a proven solution - I have purchased Roland FA-08
  16. EP Vibrato Speed/Depth Control

    Well, I've been on this kick since I acquired the board last winter and I've sort of tried to go down that road a few times- starting with just a basic (non-hex layer) wurli and editing via the main menu's Controller and Effects pages. I haven't really made any substantial progress, but I'm finding out lots of ways to not accomplish this seemingly simple approach to incorporating real-time control of the vibrato. Ideally, the mod wheel would control the depth and I could assign K1 to the speed...or vice versa. I'm learning a lot though, having fun trying this and that. For example, when I alter the tone via Menu -> Tone -> Edit, I can't simply save the changes by exiting out to the Main and "Storing" the patch in whatever Bank/Registration I was working in- I have to "Write" the tone first. Seems obvious now, but I was stuck on that for a long time. Going in thru the Effects menu, I can find things like Chorus and Delay, but no Vibrato (or Tremolo). When I go in thru Menu -> Edit -> (edit) -> Tone Edit Menu -> (edit) -> Effect -> DSP -> Algorithm, I find Tremolo (no Vibrato), and can activate it so that it is "on", as opposed to Phaser or Chorus, but the depth and rate are fixed. When I try going in thru Menu -> Controller -> Modulation Edit -> Target, I find all sorts of stuff...16 pages of stuff, including CC76: Vib Rate and CC77 Vib Depth (no Tremolo?) but neither of these seems to affect the sound. I researched this as best I could when deciding between the PX 350, 560 and the PX-5S, as I knew that this would be important to me. I couldn't find any definitive answer then, but I figured it would certainly be possible given the assignable controllers. I'm not inclined to think that I would be the only person to be interested in having real-time control over Vibrato/Tremolo speed and depth. I suppose I could just get a pedal.
  17. .ZPF files

    By any chance he is confusing .ZPF files with .ZIP files ? ? ? "Extract" is a term that "ZIP" uses for decompressing ('unzipping") their compressed ".ZIP" files.
  18. I'm playing my PX-5S in a musical. In the synth part is lists of patch suggestions. In the score itself there are specific instructions, i.e. (soft padding XV - E - 45, full range) with Acoustic Bass (K2500 962 , C2 and down) I know that some of the instructions are for splitting the keyboard, but are numbers XV, or K2500 962, geared towards a specific type of keyboard or are they indications for a general MIDI keyboard? I'm thinking the K2500 might be a Kurzweil reference but I'm not sure.
  19. PX-310 half dead keys

    We borrowed this keyboard from a neighbour, who hasn't used it for a while. a few of the black keys need hitting pretty hard to get them to sound, and in fact they are a bit low (depressed) (photo below) I'm wondering if I dare disassemble it and fix it - what is the problem likely to be and any other advice would be great thanks?
  20. .ZPF files

    What do want to accomplish?
  21. .ZPF files

    I'm a little new at this. but could you direct me to a free .ZPF extractor for PC
  22. EP Vibrato Speed/Depth Control

    Something you can try: There is no MIDI implementation document for the PX-560 (I want to say "yet" but I have frankly lost confidence) but the MIDI implementation documents for the PX-5S and the MZ-X500 both show an NRPN that will adjust filter LFO depth. You can assign that to a knob or to an expression pedal, assuming the PX-560 works in the same way (a reasonable assumption in my opinion). See page 17 of the MZ-X500 MIDI implementation document. Unfortunately, I see nothing for controlling filter/amp LFO rate. However, I find it curious that the tone is modulating the filter with an LFO. Wurlitzer pianos used pure amplitude modulation for their so-called vibrato. The circuit is simple and has little if any affect on the harmonic content of the tone. I suspect that if you made a new tone that dispenses with the Hex Layer LFO and replaces it with the Tremolo DSP effect you could get a similar tone, if not an even more faithful emulation. In that case you would have full control of the Tremolo's LFO using knobs because all DSP effect parameters are direct targets for controllers (as well as, probably, by CCs and even by NRPNs).
  23. Potential Purchaser-Registration Question

    Thanks to you both. Barry
  24. EP Vibrato Speed/Depth Control

    I've been struggling with trying to figure out how to assign vibrato speed and depth to the controllers. I'm using one of the hex layer wurlitzers and through some menu diving I've found that the vibrato effect is actually an LFO. I can adjust the rate and depth via the "filter/amp rate" and "filter mod.depth" but I cannot seem to assign either of these parameters to a controller (K1, K2...) Does anybody know if this is possible?
  25. Disabling internal sounds in PX-5S

    Thank you very much!
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  27. A#5 acting strange

    Simply blow in between the keys from both sides. It may take a few tries and a good strong puff but we've seen this fix these single key issues without any need to disassemble. Never take one of these units apart until you have tried air.
  28. CGP 700 sustain pedal issue

    Kurzweil Grand I love it it is just not portable. The casio compares favorably in both sound and quality..except for the sustain pedal:)
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