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  2. I wasn't sure what title to give this weird problem. I've had the keyboard several years with no problems up to now. Singing along to something I was playing today it seemed higher pitched than usual and on checking, although I was playing in the key of D it was actually the key of E (hope that makes sense!). The keyboard isn't showing as being transposed. The weird thing is the accomp still plays in the right key (so I can't play with accomp). I've tried everything I can think of to solve the problem including returning the keyboard to factory settings. Is there something I'm missing?
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  4. Just checked to see if it had anything to do with MIDI file type 0 & 1 as I know my VanBasco midi player will show track names for MIDI type 1 files but not for MIDI type 0. Didn't make any difference on X500. I can see what instrument is assigned to each track in the Mixer Display though.
  5. You can only record live keyboard data to MIDI. It's not a bug as it is clearly stated in the manual. I think you're right about the Overdrive parameter. It mostly increases the volume on my machine too. Gets a little 'dirty' with chords
  6. The conversion I was referencing was using the Data Manager software to convert Casio proprietary audio files, that had been recorded to the SD Card, by the keyboard, to standard Windows WAV files, and transferring them to a computer's hard drive for distribution to other devices. This process has absolutely nothing to do with CMS files, as CMS files are MIDI files, not audio files. This is the only conversion process that the Data Manager software performs - Casio proprietary audio files to standard Windows WAV (audio) files. Basically, it is just a conversion from one audio format to another (more widely useable) audio format. Songs stored in the keyboard's internal Song Sequencer memory can be converted to Standard MIDI Files (SMF) when they are saved from the keyboard's internal memory to the SD Card, but that conversion is done by the keyboard itself, not the Data Management software. When a Song is saved to the SD Card, there will be an option to save it as a CMS file, or as a Standard MIDI File (SMF). See the appropriate section in the manual for saving data to the SD Card. The full "conversion" process I described previously amounted to loading a CMS (MIDI) file into the Song Sequecer, and playing it back, as the keyboard's Audio Recorder recorded it to a Casio audio file, on the SD Card, then using the Data Manager software to convert the Casio audio file to a Windows WAV (audio) file and transfering that to a computer, but there is no "direct" ("single step"/"menu option") conversion of CMS files to audio (WAV) files, rather, it is a somewhat involved process with several steps. Obviously, this procedure will only work on the CTK/WK-7XXX models, as the CTK/WK-6XXX models do not have audio recording capabilities.
  7. Greetings from Bavaria, I try to record on the MZ-X 500 (actual OS 1.5) via MIDI in port, from another keyboard or computer into the pattern sequenzer or midirecorder. The trackindicators shows the signal, I can hear the sound, but it doesn't record. I tested all Midi-Ports A,B,C the same behavior. It only records via the internal keyboard. Seems to be a bug, has anyone ever tested? The second bug I found is in sound edit, effect "drive rotary". For example you choose an organ sound, go to edit, effect, algorithm rotary, and chooe drive rotary, the parameter overdrive gain, doesn't work. It should work togehter with the overdrive level, but it only gets louder no distortion. When I do this on the PX-560, I get a heavy distortion organ, depending of the settings of these parameters. Please help.
  8. Hi! Regards to everyone, online or offline, I'am a first time here, need a help and I would like to ask some questions on my terrible English (sorry, thanks to Google Translate!): A few days ago, I bought an PX-5S, but with a "manufacturing defects" (one octave in the middle is quite noisy) and I brought him to be repaired and we are separated now more than 10 days (and still on reparation). This is great, you buy something and after 6 days - you are "alone" again. How it started, I guess I will teach fishing - I called Wednesday the Service center and they told me that ordered parts arrived (!) and they "do testing" ("this is the first time that happened" - they said)(maybe my PX will fly, after) I bought it new, on sale, here in Paris, France, 20% off (there was 766€, with 100€ of reduction = 666€) and my first impression was - wow, what a action! I am 6ft4in tall with big hands (in my youth, I loved volleyball) and it's just perfect for me (piano is a little bit thin, not so good sampled in the middle, but I use him mostly as MIDI controller - with DP is excellent!) - exactly what I have always wanted, but… I do not know why, but I have a feeling that piano is produced quite earlier (perhaps a few years ago), perhaps the piano was somewhere on the planet in storage, forgotten and alone, before they found him to empty their stocks and it finished here in France, cheaper. A few days later, the price jumped for 230€, more (899€) than I paid, 7 days earlier, what intrigued me to ask for help here: When is my PX-5S manufactured? How to know the date of manufacture, based on the serial number? (my serial number is: 933ADC75K009392) Maybe some tired worker in China forgot some piece of cloth, that's human, but similar problem I found on Youtube and I am sending you a link (I hope that it will not disturb the author of the video): As you can see, video was uploaded 28 dec 2014 - which means that mistake is not unknown and I wonder: 1 - Does that mean then Casio act like they did not know and continue to produce same problem? 2 - Is it a problem with distributors/vendor (they sell today what is manufactured a few years ago as if it were a new)? 3 - Did my piano is produced at the same time (maybe the same series) as PX-5S on video? (I checked firmware: 1.13) 4 - If I asked to replace the piano instead of reparation - what will be the risk to get another ("new") piano with a noisy keyboard? Big? I apologize for my English, I might complicate the situation, it may be best to simply wait for repairs, but I feel like somebody makes me fool - and I would like to know who. That's all. For any help - I will be infinitely grateful to have more information to avoid some idiotic explanation. Best regards, Van Rad
  9. Dear tnicoson As you said in your post "use the Data Manager software to convert and transfer them to the computer's hard drive" but data manager do not give any option to convert the CMS file? Please check.
  10. One thing though - does your 560 respond to sysex?
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  12. Thanks for sharing about imidipatchbay. Regarding the camera kit adapter, did you use the Apple lightning to USB cable MD821ZM/A or do you need to use the power-capable lightning to USB 3 cable MK0W2AM? Thanks.
  13. Thank-you for the links.
  14. To connect the two WK keyboards together, it would have to be done through a computer or through a "USB-MIDI host" device: There is no simple "adapter" that has the necessary processor intelligence to provide the required USB-MIDI protocol control to do this. The "Host" devices are really nothing more than very highly specialized computers.
  15. Look at that thread and download my files
  16. Is it possible to connect a WK-7600 to a WK-7500 and control it via the USB MIDI connection? If so, what adapter do I need?
  17. I think you have replied to the wrong thread
  18. Sorry you lost me Simone - what are you talking about?
  19. check if it can help, I did it 1 year ago, as far as I remember it worked
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  21. Hi all, Got the px-5s couple of weeks ago. I really like it so far, and there is certainly a lot of learning to do. One of the questions I have regards the touch. Seems that the volume of the the keys is a bit variable. Not because of the graded action, but rather my touch. Do you even this out by playing with "velocity" or are there other parameters worth adjusting until I get my best "fit" I also would like to comment on the tone. I own a Yamaha p-250 stage piano ( 12 years old). I can honestly say that the major sample instruments are far superior in sound to the px-5 Perhaps this is due to better sampling, resolution or I still need to play with the settings. There is also a 1.5 K difference in price. more in today's dollars. The big advantage is obviously portability. The Yamaha is a back breaker. All in all, I am pleased with my purchase and having fun. JimSz.
  22. I use FA-08 to control PX-360. Actually I use fully reversed MIDI connection (IN to OUT and OUT to IN) to control any of the units from the another one. FA-08 is a very open system.
  23. Here's a technique that allows continuous control using the modulation wheel of the volume of a Hex Layer tone while you are playing sustained notes (for example). In a Hex Layer tone set the Rate, Delay and Rise parameters of the Amp LFO to zero. Choose any of the pulse waveforms (e.g., Puls3:1) for WaveType. The Depth setting now determines the minimum volume you will hear with the modulation wheel rotated all the way down and Mod Depth determines how much volume will be added to that minimum value when the mod wheel is rotated all the way up. Consequently, Depth should be some large negative value and Mod Depth should be a large positive value. See the table. Parameter Value WaveType Puls3:1 Sync Off Rate 000 Depth (a large negative value) Delay 000 Rise 000 Mod.Depth (a large positive value) The mod wheel can still control the depth of vibrato imparted to the tone by the Pitch LFO, but of course not independently. Using the mod wheel as a volume control is most useful for tones that do not require vibrato and that furthermore don't require both hands for playing notes. Many orchestral sample libraries use the modulation wheel to control the volume and brightness of a tone by crossfading between samples. We can't do that here of course but by mixing a PCM-melody tone in another zone with a much brighter version using a Hex Layer tone in Zone 1, a very similar effect can be obtained. That is an exercise left to the reader. Note: After selecting a Hex Layer tone configured in this way its volume may not correspond to the mod wheel’s actual position. Instead you will hear the volume at the wheels’ minimum position (rotated fully down), which is typically very low. When you move the wheel even a tiny bit the volume will snap to the correct value. If you don’t hear anything when you should, just gently touch the wheel.
  24. Thanks @Jokeyman123, I think my issue was more with Ableton than the Casio. Since responding last time I found the change message within the MIDI channel on Ableton and now it's a very simple task. Embarrassingly simple, but I'm still pretty new with Ableton. MIDI can be frustrating but it enables some incredible things! Thanks again to everyone who offered their help.
  25. One of a series. Oh, I should mention: They're in Polish! Hope you speak that (I don't).
  26. sslyutov The CDP-130 can TRANSMIT on any one of the 16 MIDI channels - but only on one of those channels at a time. It can RECEIVE on all 16 channels simultaneously - making it 16 part multitimbral - even though it only has a 10 tone voice bank. As to your second comment above, some of the lower priced (entry level) Yamaha Arrangers operate the same way. The preset tones are fairly or completely fixed, with no way of altering them from the keyboard's front panel, but some parameters are alterable via MIDI. So, some of the more advanced of those users have devised ways of embedding those parameter "edits" into one or two bar "noteless" MIDI files and then play the file they need to set up the tones the way they want immediately before they start playing. In other words, they are using one or two bar "noteless" MIDI files as sort of "external" registrations. With this scheme, a couple of them have been able to turn a few of the mundane, lack-luster, run-of-the-mill pre-set "synth" (sine, saw, square, etc) tones into more lively tones that sound surprisingly like some of the popular vintage boards out of the past, but from the way they describe it, it takes quite a bit of experimentation and effort.
  27. Question for sslyutov-have you actually been able to change these settings with an external controller, and with what keyboard? I had no luck with the PX350-although the midi spec sheet for it shows cc messages for adjusting settings that are not accessible through the PX350 controls such as revrb and chorus depth and others. All I have been able to do is control relative loudness settings for individual tracks as well as bank and program change messages using my software sequencers. I have tried using external controllers such as a UC-33 interface, and my KORG microkontrol keyboard but it doesn't seem to respond to settings that I can access with other machines and keyboards such as pan, filters, dsp settings etc. and to cellachris-it sounds like you have managed to record your program change messages correctly with your software. Once this is done, these settings should be retained as tnicoson has described as long as you saved your file. You got it to work, that's what matters, right? And again as tnicoson said, the entire concept of midi as a language has evolved over decades, don't be discouraged that you can't figure it all out in an hour or so! What was supposed to be a simple "protocol" of commands to get midi instruments to work together has morphed into a fairly complex system for use with lighting, audio and every other imaginable thing that can be controlled with software or hardware but the basic language and functions are pretty much the same as when it was first created...with a few other commands added over almost 30 years!
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    Hi guys, just completed this INS file for Sonar (Cakewalk) DAW. I have run some tests and it all seems ot run fine at my end. If you notice any errors please let me know and I can fix Hope it helps those using PC's for music creation. Cheers Dennis PS: I did not include drum notes, as one cannot edit the drum kits anyway, so I thought they were supefluous. Also as it SEEMS the 560 cannot receive SYSEX data, I also did not include that. It is basically a stripped down version that will allow patch and drum kit changes from a PC or iOS/Android device (with appropo apps installed).
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