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  2. Casio used to offer an extended warranty on Privia pianos if owners registered their purchase. Anybody know if extended warranty is offered on MZX series?
  3. I'm fairly certain you can not edit the rhythms on the CGP-700, however you may be able to find some preset rhythms in 3/4.
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  5. "Rocky" Since I am unsure of your experience with all of this, I apologize if some of the following gets a little too basic. On the PX-350M (or any keyboard, really), USB-MIDI and 5-pin-DIN MIDI are two entirely different circuits, so it is very highly unlikely that both would be defective. I suspect a subtle set up problem, somewhere. Let's start with USB-MIDI. Since the 350M can send audio to your DAW, we know the DAW has the proper "Audio Device" selected in its audio setup menus, but if you have not already done so, you need to make a similar selection in your DAW's "MIDI Device" set up menus. In there, you should see and select the device labeled "Casio USB-MIDI". The 350M is "Class Compliant", so you should not need to install any drivers, over and above those which are already built-in to your operating system (Windows or MAC-OS), and which will load and activate automatically the first time you connect the 350M. While we are on the subject of operating systems, what operating system are you running? Some combinations of keyboard/PC hardware can have USB-MIDI problems with Windows-8/10, particularly Windows-10. You also need to ensure that the 350M is tranmitting on the same MIDI Channel that the DAW is "looking" for data on, and vice versa. See Item 7-1 "KeyboardCh" under "MIDI Group" in the Function menu (Page E-45 in the manual). This applies to USB-MIDI as well as 5-pin-DIN-MIDI. Again, sorry if this seems overly elementary, but it is something that does get overlooked from time to time, especially in the heat of frustration. Now, 5-pin-DIN-MIDI is a different story. I'm not really sure what is going on there, so we need to set up a trouble-shooting connection. Since your "other" keyboard is able to communicate with your DAW, we know its 5-pin-DIN-MIDI is working OK. Connect the 350M and your "other" keyboard's 5-pin-DIN-MIDI connections together, set both to transmit and receive on MIDI Channel 1 and see if they will communicate with each other. If they do, then you know that the 350M's 5-pin-DIN-MIDI is operating OK, and you have a set up problem somewhere between the 350M and your DAW. If the two keyboards will not communicate, you know there is either something wrong with the 350M's 5-pin-DIN-MIDI set up or the 5-pin-DIN-MIDI circuit is defective. This assumes that your "other" keyboard has full MIDI IN/OUT capabilities. If it is a "controller" with just a MIDI OUT, at least connect that to the 350M's MIDI IN to see if the 350M will receive MIDI data from it. Also, I strongly recommend a MIDI test utility. It can save a lot of time when trouble-shooting MIDI problems: for Windows: http://www.midiox.com/ for MAC-OS: http://macdownload.informer.com/advice/Midi_Utility.html Good luck! Let us know how things work out.
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  7. Yes, I'm a rookie but I'm trying. Please help restore my sanity. The forum has helped me tremendously and I need to know if I've put things in the correct perspective. Question / Discovery 1 System Track, which if you just start the MIDI recorder is the track that gets recorded to can't be exported from the CGP-700. Question / Discovery 2 Solo Track 1 to 16, only record 'Upper 1' tone / voice. Question / Discovery 3 If I want to make a recording with piano, flute, and drums AND be able to export it as MIDI you must record each instrument on a separate track because if you try to layer it using multiple tones / voices by doing things like Split and using Upper1 / Upper2 / Lower1 / Lower2 etc. the MIDI recorder is only going to record the tone associated with Upper1. Question / Discovery 4 The System track is the only track that will record everything you've set in the CGP-700. Meaning I can have a Split and use Upper1 / Upper2 / Lower1 / Lower2, Accompaniment, etc and it will all be recorded on the System track. Final Question / Yet to be Discovered Is there any way to modify the timing of a Rhythm, change a 4/4 to a 3/4? So if someone asked my advice the best thing to do is on the first take set up the majority of functionality (i.e tones, accompaniment, etc.) and record onto System track. Then use Solo Tracks 1 to 16 to add other tones. Use the mixer to make adjustments if necessary using "Port C step on the pedal method" (Found in another post on the forum). Then start the Audio Recorder and play the MIDI so it gets transformed and recorded by the Audio Recorder. End result is you have the final production of what you wanted to create but only in audio file format not MIDI. Thanks for your patience and dedication to helping us rookies.
  8. Davwein, If yours is still covered by warranty, I wouldn doubt it and I'd send it back asap too. Anyway, in my case (no warranty) I tried the simpler solution suggested by BradMZ, and fortunately it has been working perfect since then!! I just wanted to let go a couple of weeks and see if it was stable, and yes, it is up to now. It looks that I underestimated the power of canned air...
  9. I use Sonar Artist now.
  10. Hello, I bought the Casio LK280, I would like all the keys from the keyboard to light up, but until now not all the keys do so... and I tried to adjust the MIDI file, with changing channels to 3 and 4, but something went wrong. Does anyone have an idea what to do to make all the keys light up? Any help is appreciated, I am looking forward to learn to play this song (see the attachment). This is the version I didn't adjust. Thanks! 1_SHES_LIKE_THE_WIND.mid
  11. I'm glad this simple solution worked in the end, but I'm just wondering how can I prevent this from happening again. This made me want to buy some external speakers. Can anyone give me a few suggestions please? I know there are really expensive ones, but the most I'm willing to spend is 200$. Let me change the title so that I can make it more accurate.
  12. Shut down everything and restarted, works OK now. Padking
  13. Hmmm ! It's working OK for me. I just downloaded the PX-560 .INS file for Sonar. I am running Windows-7 (64 bit) with the latest version of Firefox.
  14. Hello. New member to the Casio forum, I can't download px 560 patches. I signed in but the download button seems nonactive what am I doing wrong ?????? Padking
  15. Is it possible to adjust the volume of tracks (other than the System track) using Song Recorder? Thanks, Sergio
  16. Hi, I'm Sergio and I play the piano by ear, self-taught, do not read music. I've set up a webpage where I upload my versions of standard songs I like, as well as 20 songs I wrote a few years ago. I play with a Casio PX780, which I love and still trying to learn. This is a song by Joseph LaCalle, a Spaniard from Cadiz who played the clarinet in Sousa's band in the US. I hope you enjoy it. Sergio www.sergiosongs.com Amapola.mp3
  17. Hi Rick- what 'midi file player' did you use to audition and swop midi channels (Sound Forge?) to relocate midi channel parts between CH9-16 for the MZ-X500?
  18. I Made a straight-forward Hammond drawbar style organ for the PX-5s. It's not ready yet for download. It is compact and just need one hexlayer part (so you have room for 3 other parts in your stagesetting. The rotary knobs aren't included so you can modify them for your own needs. Please take a listen to a demo example The amplification is a JBL Charge 2+ Demo example This organ has custom edited drawbars. - Drawbars based on a original B-type drawbar schematic - Keyclick witch is included and increase in volume when you play with the sliders. harmonic configuration: slider 1: Subharmonic slider 2: Fifth slider 3: Unison slider 4: Eight slider 5: Seventeenth Slider configuration: - sliders 1-5: are mapped to a harmonic and the keyclick - slider 6 : Reverb The configuration of the organ sound is capable to achieve different kinds and styles of music with a less of effort and because this specific drawbar configuration. - Reggae - Jazz - Rock - Funk - Fusion - Latin
  19. Hey Chas, I'm glad that you finally received your gear/stuff! My wife's of Japanese descent (Okinawan, specifically) and she's always talking about moving to Japan - and while I love good ol' Japan, I simply can't imagine how it would be to move all my keyboards and records, haha! It must have made you feel afflicted, no? I've moved from places over the years, but never outside the country, and even when we moved to places nearby I always had to make sure that everything was OK with my things. I can only imagine how it must have been for you! Two years and seven months? Ouch. I hope that you manage to fix the gear that was damaged (and I'm sure you will, thankfully those old instruments are easier to fix). As for the HT series, I'm not sure what I'm hearing, but your theory about the speakers kinda makes sense. Some of the Yamaha PSS keyboards with similar presets between them also have differences in sound when their speakers are different or the plastic grids on the case above the speakers are in a different format (am I making sense? since English's not my main language, I may be not expressing myself correctly - let me know if that's the case). I always felt that the PSS-480/580/680/780 keyboards had muffled sounds compared to some earlier models, for instance, when it's clear that this is not true once you record them directly through line out outputs. But that's the impression I get once I listen to the sound coming from their speakers. Possibly that's also what happens with the Casio HT models, as I always had the impression that my HT-3000 (which I ended up selling after getting the 6000) didn't sound like a HT-700. It felt colder, while the 700 sort of have that old Casiotone feel to it (comparable to a SK-200 or a MT-520, for example). Go figure! My ears surely must be playing tricks on me. And, whoa, you're very lucky to have those RAM cards. I never, ever saw one of them around here, which makes me think that they weren't sold in Brazil back in the day! Surely at least one of them would have popped up by now. I love Casio, but I think it was a huge mistake to make such nice synth-keyboards like the HT models and make them depend on (rare) RAM cards or keeping them powered all the time. If it only had a couple of synth-like parameters, ok, it would be simple enough to recreate sounds every time, but the SD synthesis is deep enough to deserve an internal battery to save the patches, in my opinion. At the very least the HT-6000 deserved it! Sort of cuts the fun by half when you finally manage to find a sound you like and have to "save" it via paper and pen and recreate it all over again the next time you turn power on. :/
  20. I can't send MIDI messages to my DAW on my Privia PX-350M. The audio from the piano to the DAW plays and records fine. I hooked the MIDI DIN plugs to another keyboard and it sent MIDI messages to the DAW just fine. So there's no issue with the DAW. I've also tried disconnecting the DIN plugs from the Privia and just going with the USB MIDI, but still no transmission. Has anyone else run into this problem?
  21. Don't You Forget About Me by Simple Minds View File Stage Setting for the song "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds. A0-G#3 is piano, A3-A4 is choir, B4-A5 is the synth-string sound that lays underneath most of the song, and B5 on up is the sparkly synth sound used to accent the chorus. Here's a quick-and-dirty demo showing where the sounds are. Please excuse the dirty pants and loud footswitch, I'm still in my work garb. Submitter craZivn Submitted 06/26/2017 Category Song Ready Stage Settings  
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    Stage Setting for the song "Don't You Forget About Me" by Simple Minds. A0-G#3 is piano, A3-A4 is choir, B4-A5 is the synth-string sound that lays underneath most of the song, and B5 on up is the sparkly synth sound used to accent the chorus. Here's a quick-and-dirty demo showing where the sounds are. Please excuse the dirty pants and loud footswitch, I'm still in my work garb.
  23. Good point and one I have made before in other threads. But allow ME to point out that Casio does not call the MZ-X500's monophonic mode for its Hex Layer engine nor the monophonic bass synth, a solo synth mode. That's likely simply to avoid confusion with the solo-synth mode of the XW synths. The differences between the MZ-X500's monophonic modes and the XW's solo synth mode are significant. Wouldn't it be nice to have both? In a true XW successor there's no reason there couldn't be.
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  25. I've been having the same thing starting to happen. Just did the compressed air, will let ya know what i find out, gigging tomorrow night.Just started.
  26. I am teaching myself to read music from a book (Classic Piano Course by Carol Barratt) and I practice each piece for up to a week till I get it down pat. This is a slow piece called Miserable Mary. Celviano AP450, recorded with my phone. Miserable Mary
  27. I have the same problem and after many screws I found that this part (in Pic) is broken on my privia px 330. if anyone can tell me what this part is called and where I might be able to get replacements I would appreciate it very much. it is part of the action that holds the key up and gives a nice feel to the key when you press it. it is made of rubber and attaches to the hammer. Thank you in advance for any info you might have on this!!!
  28. Hello friends! Why MZ-X generates many artifacts when using ZTN with Loop waves. Uses extreme sample converter and reduce and even using the most correct points and crossfade when saving the ZTN on the keyboard some notes appear these artifacts especially in the higher regions. In Sound Forge I could verify that the waves sound perfect with Loop without any artifact.
  29. Great thread and conversation. Just wanted to point out that the MZ-X500 does indeed have a solo synth mode, as well as a new monophonic bass synth engine. You can really get those "juicy" TB sounds when you play with the cutoff/res.
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