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  2. So what should I buy next?

    Interesting. Thank you. I'll check out those links. I do intend to get Reaper and I have no problem paying their very reasonable price. Other than that I will be proceeding slowly. Files... partions... folders... I have some stuff to learn. I must say, though, I am impressed by what I have seen of Komplete 11.
  3. So what should I buy next?

    I'm going to suggest not buying anything at all. Your XW-P1 can generate sixteen simultaneous tones. You can make decent music with that as your ONLY sound source. But to add even more and increase the variety you can choose from dozens of free VSTs. You can run them and your P1 from a free DAW. (The P1's step sequencer is good but you will probably be frustrated if you attempt to use it to make full songs.) There are literally dozens to choose from and some are surprisingly full-featured. http://routenote.com/blog/the-top-10-best-free-daws-updated-for-2017/ https://audioskills.com/data/daws/free/ At the very least trying a free DAW or two will tell you how you prefer to work to help you wisely choose a decidedly-not-free DAW.
  4. So what should I buy next?

    What I have already bought: Nice little asus 2 in 1 laptop/tablet with touch screen, 16 gb, 512 gb ssd. Used xwp1 at my local (asheville) guitar center. Bought the computer to run software (says Captain Obvious) and the keyboard to input notes. So really what software should I buy? Also interested in the interesting stand alone capabilities of the xwp1. Some cool synth functions there, it appears.
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  6. PX-5S Modulation Speed (Vibrato)

    That's great. Thanks very much!
  7. PX-5S Modulation Speed (Vibrato)

    It's done by the tone. Press Edit, tone, LFO, pitch, rate.. adjust and write tone or stage setting.
  8. Need Advice for Upgrading from CGP-700

    Just to expand for the OP: Those are line inputs so the easiest thing is to use a small mixer as a preamp. So the mic goes to the mixer and the mixer goes into the line in. You can get a nice micro mixer for well under $50.
  9. How would I go about changing the modulation speed on the PX-5S? It seems the speed is the same for all stage settings at this point.
  10. For those who wants to get a brand new PD or DJ

    Looks like PD-1 is almost gone.. and it looks like local pickup only??? Anyway, the PD-1 is a little tricky to learn, but it's not rocket surgery. I had most of the functions down after a few sessions. The editor helps a TON!
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  13. For those who wants to get a brand new PD or DJ

    For that price the PD-1 is certainly tempting. The only two drawbacks from my perspective are (1) it doesn't have 5-pin MIDI, only USB, which has been discussed here before and (2) you can't edit the built-in tones - at all. The sampling and the sixteen velocity-sensitive pads are nice, however. One of the reviews on Musicians' Friend is amusing and perhaps a caution: "The problem is the steep learning curve and poor manuals. Well built and great sound but it would be easier to learn to play the sax with your feet." And from a review on Amazon: "Both manuals seem to be written by a team of crazy people, or sadists... may be easier to fiddle with the box to figure out what the tech writer & editors were trying to say."
  14. I went further in search of an XW G1 and found one on Amazon.de that germany closest by. Almost fainted when I saw the price they've asked until I realized it came directly from japan. A used or blemished one cost half the price.
  15. PX-5S Organ Tones

    While I don't have a PX-5S it seems to work similar to other Casio models in regard to downloading tones from a memory device (USB Flash drive in this case). You have to select the tone category you want to store the tone into by pressing a tone category button before the final step of storing it. See page E-32 in the PX-5S User's Guide (Basics). In this case you would press the "Organ" category button, labeled 16 on the diagram on page E-2. If you followed those instructions and it didn't work then something else is wrong. I'm being presumptive I know but I'm thinking perhaps you didn't RTFM.
  16. PX-5S Organ Tones

    Thank you! But i have a problem: when i save these files into the px5s, it only allows me to save them into the piano sounds bank. I mean, i cannot save them into the organ bank. Why?
  17. You are missing the point I have been trying to make. "LATEST VERSION" DOES NOT APPLY when it comes to the Casio Data Management software. EACH VERSION IS EXCLUSIVELY MODEL SPECIFIC. Older versions will not work on newer (or more advanced) models and newer (latest) versions will not work on older (or less advanced) models. In the past, I have wasted many hours trying to help users who have had the "latest" version, which turned out to be the "wrong" version for their particular model. So I need to know the version of software you have and the model of your keyboard. Then I can point you to the download link for the correct version of the software, if you have the wrong version, and I can also point you to the download link for the correct software's User's Guide that will give you the procedures you are looking for. Also, the procedures can vary from slightly to significantly from one model "class" to the next (older/newer - basic/advanced). BTW: The Data Management software resides on your computer's hard drive, not on your keyboard, and it transfers data between the computer and the keyboard, but the data does not come from the Data Management software, itself. It comes from the file folder on your computer's hard drive, USB Flash drive, etc, where you have chosen to store it.
  18. yeah, i have latest Data Management software on my keyboard.So can you tell me the procedures for transferring data from software?
  19. A very difficult decision, indeed ! The iTunes and GooglePlay sites make the following statement about ChrodanaPlay compatibility: " Compatible with LK-265, CTK-2500, CTK-2550, and CTK-3500 keyboard models. " Obviously, the LK-280 is not on this list. That is very unfortunate, as the LK-280 includes some of the more advanced convenience features of the CTK/WK workstation models, and since you have expressed interest in the LK-280, I would recommend one of the ChordanaPlay compatible CTK models, except that they lack the key-lighting feature, which could be a fortunate learning incentive to a 3 year old, of the LK-265. It is possible to convert Standard MIDI FIles (SMF), from various sources (including the internet) to be compatible with the standard "Learning" features of any of the Casio CTK/WK/LK models, but they would lack the more sophisticated features of ChordanaPlay. ChorddanaPlay is a system unto itself. Once you understand the process, the aforementioned conversion is really rather simple for a power user, but is definitely not for the uninitiated. Here is a YouTube video clip showing the conversion process. The clip shows the LK-280, but the process will work for any CTK/WK/LK model with "Learning" features, but with key-lighting only for the LK models. Good luck with your decision !
  20. XW-G1 Trombone+Trumpet User Wave .ZWT file

    You could use audacity to work out the kinks in you're samples and then import those samples back into the sample editor to tweak and tune them appropriate this is one of my working flow. I'll then edit them further using the edit menu for samples when I've imported them in the keyboard.
  21. Wav

    Have you downloaded and reviewed the Data Manager 6.1 User's Guide ? http://support.casio.com/storage/en/support/download_files/en/008/manuals/DM61-E-1A.pdf The abve site can be slow at times. The last time I downloaded this, it took almost 5 minutes, so be patient. You will find the specific information you are looking for on Page 25. The files you want to convert and load onto the SD Card must be in the 44.1KHz 16 bit Standard Windows WAV file format. Other audio file formats (MP3, AIFF, etc) can not be converted and loaded onto the SD Card.
  22. I am looking to pick up a new lighted keyboard to help my niece learn how to play keyboard, and figure I would purchase one for myself. I originally picked up an LK-135 for this Xmas as an impulse buy, but then started researching the higher end models and am just plain confused as to which to upgrade to. I would appreciate the ability to learn with the Chordana Play App, as the advertisement states, "Just download your favorite MIDI files, connect your device's headphone output to the LK-265's audio input, and explore an endless library of music." (I have 80GB of my own store bought music, woohoo!) But if the LK-280 is the flagship model in this lineup, how come it does not mention any integration with the Chordana Play app? Will it work at all with it? Is the app even necessary to port my own songs over to learn on the lighted keys? The Chordana Play app just makes it look easy to teach my niece with the plug and play functionality without having to explain to a 3 yr old (And my sister who isn't technical at all) how to hack a song into a Midi file on Windows 10 and insert an SD card. I also really like that the 280 records if I ever want to make an attempt at being the next Trent Reznor with my own completed songs which the 265 does not seem to support. Basically if the 280 works with the app it would make it well worth the upgrade but there is no resources on anyone doing this. If anyone has any experience with these combinations, please let us know your experience.
  23. Unfortunately one the instruments that came closer than all of these was the old Generalmusic SK76/SK760 series which are now very rare. had mine not been still working, I would definitely still have it. It was closest to being a true hybrid auto-arranger and full workstation I've ever owned. Not only did this have a full 76-or 88 key keyboard with fully programmable auto-accompaniments which could be controlled with its own sliders in real time, to isolate each sound or change just about anything in real time such as panning and effects with a full 32-track sequencer-it also had separate audio outputs programmable for each sound-like some of the Ensoniqs you could send one individual sound to its own audio output. As many Casios now do-you could record your full auto-accompaniment and then add 16 more sequencer tracks, and have a sound layered with up to 16 more sounds-and play it live after you had recorded everything else. You also had the ability to send midi data through its midi ports for each individual sound to separate midi channels. Plus it was a fully programmable synth and sample editor/player-it imported /wav or other samples and had a full sample editor built-in. The accompaniments were some of the most unusual and interesting I've heard-and it's display screen was huge and backlit. I still have my old Generalmusic Equinox which also does some of these things but has a small screen and is very "buggy". These were ahead of their time and sadly Generalmusic is no more. Only recently have I seen many of these same features implemented in the Rolands, Yamahas and Korgs. Rarely do these show up on the used market and since there is no support, except for the rare owners on some forums you would be on your own.
  24. Need Advice for Upgrading from CGP-700

    The PX-360 and PX-560 allow you to create your own rhythms, 10 on the PX-360 and 30 on the PX-560. Both have 50 slots for your own Music Presets. The piano tone is better on both, with string resonance and key off simulation. Neither has a mic input per se, but both have 2 1/4" inputs. Both models have the color touch screen and a very similar layout to the CGP-700, so you should be able to jump in and be very familiar with either model.
  25. Wav

    how to fill wav in sd card using data manager .. i use for casio CTK 7200 Thanks
  26. FA-06, MOXF6, Krome 61, Kross 61 and MX-49/61 (to add three other low-cost workstation models) all have fairly crappy keyboard actions, IMO. Yes, worse than MZ-X models, again IMO. I tried them all in a local music store (with a well-stocked keyboard department but no Casios). The reasons varied from shorter-than-normal keys, narrower-than-normal key pitch, shallower-than-normal travel, light easily-bent keys and worst of all the hinge point too close to the visible start of the key exiting the case, which means the same velocity results in different volumes from black keys than from white keys (because the former are significantly shorter). Some keyboards suffered from more than one of the problems described above. The Kronos keyboard feels very nice, as one would expect for the price. It used to be that even lower-cost boards had good keyboard actions. For example, my Roland D-10 from 1988 feels nicer than any of the keyboards I named above (apart from the Kronos, which is superior) while not as nice as the D-50, which was at that time the top model. Not anymore. You have to buy a top-of-the-line model or the next one down, usually. For instance in the Roland line the J50 and J80 have great feeling actions.
  27. Just saw it on Fry's web-site. Clearance for PD-1 and DJ-1.
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