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  1. 3 points
    Hi all, For what little it may be worth ( and I sincerely apologise if I sound too negative ) I truly believe we're in a " no grey area " situation, as far as the X500 is concerned! Either Casio will announce a brand new keyboard, featuring everything they may have learned about what the X500 COULD have been -- OR, ( as I've, sadly, confessed I believe, elsewhere on this Forum ), they will retire back into their "consumer-focussed" mode, ( as they, pretty much, did, after the MZ2000 ), and we'll hear nothing from them, re another "professional" model! Again, as I've said previously, the lack of ANYTHING, even approaching, what could be called, "marketing", of the X500 in the UK and EUROPE, is a mystery, the like of which I've never seen in terms of, what Casio themselves called, a brand new, "flagship" model!! Even more of a conundrum is why the X500 was totally absent from the pages of the Casio-Europe website ---- At least, until very, very, recently, by which time the astonishingly few companies that had been selling it had all deleted it from their product lineup! To this day, their was not a single, major, respected, store, wherein you would find Casio's new " Flagship Arranger " ( their title, remember, not mine!! ). Let me be clear -- I have MASSIVE RESPECT for Casio, and their obvious philosophy on producing some stunning keyboards at ridiculously low prices! ........ ........ But the way they ( sorry, yet again, as I've said before! ) launched the X500, and then proceeded to totally ignore it -- in the UK and Europe, at least -- is something my, obviously, feeble brain, will NEVER understand!! Anyway........ Here's hoping for a huge surprise at NAMM, when I can, VERY happily, eat humble pie -- and get my credit card ready, yet again!! 😊 The YAMAHA GENOS is, quite clearly, DISAPPOINTING buyers, left, right, and centre!! ROLAND offer NOTHING, of any consequence, AT ALL!! THIS could be CASIO's year to SHINE!! 😃 Roll on 25th January!! 😄 Take care all Chris
  2. 3 points

    Version 1.0.0


    Here is a demo of the sound you are downloading.... https://soundcloud.com/bradmz/ukulele-strumming-demo-casio-px-5s UKULE2.ZLT is a hex layer tone. UKULELST.ZAR is an arpeggio pattern. Load these two files into your MZ-X500. Select the new Ukulele tone as Upper 1 tone. Enable the arpeggiator and select the new Ukulele arpeggio pattern. The hex layer tone will have the muted strum sound in the lower octave, while the rest of the keyboard will be for open strumming. To play the pattern, use a rhythmic back and forth between your sustain pedal and the muted strum in the left hand while holding chords with your right hand for the arpeggiator to use. Release the sustain pedal and play the muted sound almost simultaneously. To play the strum manually as in the second part of my demo, disable the arpeggiator and practice playing chords in a sweeping motion as if you are strumming with a flat pick on guitar strings.
  3. 2 points
    In most cases, there are a variety of parameters available that can be adjusted using a computer, rather than using the keyboard itself. For example, you can increase or decrease the loudness of the sample, trim the starting and stopping points, set the loop points, adjust the tone using EQ, remove or limit noise using Noise Reduction, etc. You pretty much limited to the features of the software. Understand, not all samples will load "ready to play" as there are other adjustments that need to be made once the sample is loaded. Basically, you're playing with the RAW samples when using software. When the samples are loaded to create a tone in the X500, you can then further fine-tune the samples using the tools within SampleManager. But, the X500 needs to be connected via USB to make those adjustments in real-time. The PADS are pretty much the same, except you can't use SampleManager for the PADS (yes, a disappointment!). But, using the computer software, you can again fine tune the samples before they are loaded to the PADS. This will also allow you to trim the samples because the PADS are limited in the amount of time depending on where you select to store them (yes, I found this out the hard way). Some of the USER spaces are designated for 3 seconds samples and others are for 9 second samples. (The sample I was importing was approx 8.3 seconds. I couldn't understand why the sample was being cut off at the 3 second mark until I tried loading the sample to a different USER space and that's when I figured it out! Also, when you record PAD samples using the X500, the keyboard will automatically place the sample in a USER space for the size selected, SHORT or LONG. Loading samples using the IMPORT feature does not do this as you select a USER space to load and there is no warning the sample will be cut.) Again, there are some adjustments that need to be made with the PADS so the samples playback correctly, but not as extensive as those adjustments with tones. I use the X500 extensively with the classic rock cover band I'm in and use different samples to re-create the sound effects from the original record, pretty effectively. For example, I've tried a long time to get the sweeping filter sound from The Cars - Moving In Stereo using the XW-P1, but there's too much stepping that really degrades the effect. Once I had the X500, I sampled the sweeping filter from the record then trimmed/truncated the sample to fit into the time allowed. Adjusted the timing and loop settings in the x500 and PRESTO!! I've done this with several songs, again Pink Floyd's - Time and Money using multiple PADS to re-create the different sections where the sounds changed. The X500 works brilliant for that!! In fact, I've just added the PX560 to my rig, so I have a pretty decent arsenal (MZ-X500, XW-P1, PX-560M, Novation Bass Station 2). One of these days, I'll need to take a photo of the rig and post it on the FB site.
  4. 2 points
    First off, this will void your warranty. However, my keyboard is out of warranty and I experienced the A sharp key going a little velocity-indiscriminate again. Here is what I did to clean the contacts and restore it back to original performance: Step 1: Read this guy's thread. His board isn't a PX-5S but pretty much everything he says still applies, the internals are similar. Step 2. Assemble the required tools: #2 Phillips screwdriver (you will definitely want one with a magnetic tip!) #1 Phillips screwdriver Cotton swabs Electronics cleaner or electronics-safe solvent Small flat screwdriver or pick Paper clip Small flashlight Some things to take note of before starting! 1. There are three face panels (battery compartment, slider/knob bank, center section) but I lifted them off as one piece since they were sort of held together by the blue felt strips. 2. All the screws are the same EXCEPT for the three internal keybed screws, which are easy to tell apart because of their distinctive heads. And also the little screws which secure the access panels, which are distinctive because they're a different size. 3. Since all the screws thread into plastic, it is imperative that you install them carefully and set the threads properly so as not to damage them. I made a short video on how to set the threads here: 4. Once you remove all the screws, the keyboard will be "loose". Leave a few in the rear bottom edge to keep everything together while you roll the keyboard upright. Then lift the edge of the keyboard and remove them. (I didn't think to do this.) 5. A bed makes a great work surface for this operation. 6. You will need a magnetic-tipped screwdriver to reinstall the inset screws behind the access panels. If you can't get one, use a bit of sticky grease to hold the screw onto the driver when you install. 7. When re-installing screws, be careful not to over-tighten! 8. When reassembling, be careful not to pinch any wires in the process. The battery compartment feeds are especially in a vulnerable spot so just keep an eye on them when you're buttoning everything up. 9. The names for various parts that I use in the captions are made-up by myself, so if you go looking for a Casio part using the terms from these pictures, you probably won't find what you're looking for. 10. If you break something, you could be in for a greater expense than if you just took the keyboard to a service center in the first place! Operate at your own risk. On to the pictures: Forgot to mention, re-install key retainer after the keys are back in! Hopefully this is useful to someone, if there are any questions or if some of the pictures are confusing please let me know. Merry Christmas! Ivan
  5. 2 points
    I guess the question is why the best value for money workstation ,arranger and sampler (MZ) can't do what Kronos does Shocking
  6. 2 points
    I have yet to find the speed limit of my PX-5S. It has taken everything I have thrown at it without complaint. Can I play a synth action faster? Yes, solely because I developed my hands and arms to play on the weighted action. Before I practiced on weighted, I couldn't play a synth action nearly as fast. So the moral of the story, if it feels heavy to you, practice more. You'll come away a better player. Plus you will be able to play even faster and easier on anything that's lighter. Win win.
  7. 2 points
    I feel the same way. I have a Roland Fantom G, Roland Juno Di, Korg Pa50 Arranger, and a Yamaha S03. And I use the X500 as much as the others. It more than holds it's own. And I play professionally. Incidentally the keyboard player for Earth, wind, & Fire has an X500 .
  8. 2 points
    Moontom, it sounds like you have not saved your pad bank edits. It does, however, sound like you have properly created and saved the sample itself by using the pad edit>write button. So your work with the actual sample data ended there. The next process of changing timing was actually working with the pad settings, not the sample data. The two are independent of one another, and for a good reason. Once your pad settings are final, you have to save the pad bank. You'll see a bank edit button at the top of the screen that takes you to the write button. Pad settings are saved as a bank of 16 pads, not individually one by one. As far as your timing issue, I promise it's totally doable. There are 3 timing settings that need to be configured. These are designed to give you the most flexibility in timing a loop and allows you to maintain sync with a rhythm. This system allows you to use the same sample on several pads at the same time but each one has a different timing. It's incredibly efficient, flexible and inspiring. 1. Loop timing unit 2. Loop timing unit multiplier 3. System tempo System tempo needs to be roughly set first. Listen to your sample carefully and count the BPM. Set your tempo to that. It may be helpful to use tap tempo or turn on the metronome and listen. After that, choose the loop timing unit you want, anything from a whole note to 1/48 triplets. Next up is the timing multiplier. This multiplies the loop timing unit you set above. Leave it set to x1 if you want the loop timing unit to work at face value. After everything is ajusted in the pad settings, you may find you need to fine tune system tempo click by click until the loop is perfect.
  9. 2 points
    As for the quality of sounds- I always spend ridiculous amounts of time finding the patches of any board i have looking for my favorites and then making registrations/ multis that are fully mapped with controllers and whatnot. As examples of my reaction to various boards i’ve had: - was pretty meh about the Yamaha XS7, i was apparently in the vast minority of folks on this one, most people give this board very high marks. Hard to know if i’d have a different assessment these days, being that I’ve had a lot more experience with training my ear since then - the Korg M3, and most Korg boards, esp. the Triton, have this high mid-range eq emphasis that makes the sound seem very thin and hurts my ears. But overall i liked it better than the XS7 - grew to hate the sounds on the WK7600, and that was a major hesitation for buying the X500. Life is too short to waste on sub-par sounds! - the Nord Stage has been by far my favorite board for bread and butter sounds, i like almost all of them - had a psr 3000 arranger and a Korg Pa50 years ago, really enjoyed these boards So that’s my point of reference. I’ve found that it has taken me many years to train my ears. I didn’t know what a good EP sounded like for example, and what my preferences for a good EP were- I’ve never had a real organ, ep, and various other real instruments to compare the many sounds we get from boards, so its been an education to discern the important differences. Piano of course is the most challenging, there’s so many different piano sounds out there, and like any other sound, it takes not only the good sound, but the good sound system. Thankfully i’ve got a QSC k10 / k8.2 to monitor/play thru. Am very pleased to say that for the most part i’m really enjoying the sounds on the X500. I find the piano to be very decent, the honky tonk piano is pleasantly detuned and very useable. I’m pretty so so about the EPs, there needs to be more bark in the low end like i get from my Nord Stage, but otherwise OK, i use the Herbierhodes hex tone a lot. Am still finding my way around the VTW organs. I’m mostly OK with the leslie sim, but i’m pretty basic when it comes to organs, but have used many of them with great satisfaction.. I find the strings to be lush, and some of the woodwinds are sweet! There’s a surprisingly good amount of good sounding guitars on tap, i have rarely used guitars in the past, but many of these are outstanding and they find their way into more and more patches. Have been very pleased with the basses, esp with some compressor applied, some of them really pop without being boomy or too heavy. The hex tones are curious! Casio gave us quite a few samples to choose from that are specifically/only for EDM, and most of the hex tones are developed for EDM. Have really enjoyed the quality fx, everything sounds really good to me So overall i’d give Casio a solid B for sound quality, have really been enjoying playing this board and find i get very good expression from this board, esp. in noisy jams. In quieter jams i find it challenging sometimes to be as nuanced as i like, it often seems like when I’m wanting to cut through that it jumps from soft to loud without intermediate levels between these two extremes. Of course this varies from sound to sound. And the Hex tones seem like a missed opportunity. Great for EDM, but where are the many Hex Tones developed for all the other sounds? And, as i’ve said already, there needs to be a hex tone page where you can see how these tones are mapped, otherwise you’re just playing in the dark, How exactly do you know, unless you have a fabulous memory or only use a few hex tones, that certain tones only play at a certain velocity level, only play for certain key ranges, what wave sample is used for each of the 6 tones, and for that matter, if there’s even a hex tone assigned to a given slot, etc. One page could contain all this info, which would make using hex tones much more powerful and useable. Also, that there was an editing facility so that you could easily swap the position of Hex Tones, so you could establish your own system for organizing the order of the 6 tones. So in my book, the X500 would get an A+ for sounds if Casio: - did a software update that allowed you to see all 6 hex tone mapping parameters on 1 screen, and enabled easy re-ordering of the positions of the 6 hex tones - they came out with an ipad editor for hex tones- that could really help develop the user created hex tones - banks of new hex tones that use ALL the samples onboard, not just for EDM - they came up with samples for the 256MbB that would fill out the onboard samples, esp. EPs - made it possible to use the organ sliders for other things!!!!!!!!!! I’d vote for the first four to go to the volume of the 4 tones, the fifth for Acoompaniment volume and the rest for reverb, delay, chorus and cutoff. That would be amazing- no need for a new board, just another screen or at least an option that switches up the faders for this. - the knob used for changing values was sped up AT LEAST 3 times. When it takes me 5, 6 and even 7 turns of that knob to go from 0-127, it’s just too slow. I’d vote for 2 turns, and of course there’s always the increment/decrement buttons for fine tuning - make the allocation of the two DSPs for the Tones be more user friendly, and easily allow both of them to be assigned to the Tones. As it is i find the DSP to be really powerful, and would love to have two freely available per registration. After messing with them a great deal, I’m still really confused how to do a work around to get both of them going reliably on registrations, there seems to be automatic assignments, and there’s 3 places you’ve got to setup them up. Not user friendly at all, esp. for such a powerful feature. I mean come on, there could be 5 DSPs, 1 for each of the 4 tones, 1 for rhythms, that’d be on a par with other boards in this price range.. But i have to admit i like their quality, and if it was a question of lesser quality, i’d opt for only having the two we have. However, if we’ve only got 2 to work with, make them more easily used for the Tones! I realize i’ve repeated myself on a number of these points in other posts. I do so for a couple of reasons. One, i hope that Casio reads these, and as i explain myself repeatedly i hopefully get better at presenting my case, and that repetition helps for it to sink in. I’m also hoping to elicit some kind of response from members of this forum. I put this stuff out there to y’’all and have heard very few comments on your own ideas, and perhaps i’m just bugging you all until there’s some feedback/ your own ideas for improvements. While a new generation of this board would be cool, there’s plenty that can be done with software updates that’d improve this existing board. And we are after all part of the world wide user base that Casio is likely to be getting feedback from for the next OS update and other updates, like sound banks, samples, etc., I do realize however that possibly most? of you don’t have the same use for this board that i do, and my suggestions for improvement are my own because of how i use the board, which is not so much as an arranger as a board with good speakers, sounds, pads and rhythms in a very portable package! And unlike some of you, who use an assortment of other boards on a regular basis, i pretty much use the X500 exclusively, so i need it to cover all my bases. But i have to admit i’m also being a bit of a nag. Casio hasn’t updated the OS for quite awhile, and i’d love it if they put some more resources into this board- have they abandoned this model? I hope not. I suspect that all their attention has been going to a PX-5s replacement with the new screen, and an even more powerful use of the Hex Tones. In any case, Happy New Year!!! May your keyboarding bring you ever much more joy! Randy
  10. 2 points
    Hi all, Interesting topic! 😊 On 17th August I bought one of my grandsons, Kieron, a WK - 7600, for his birthday, when he developed a genuine desire to learn to play, after spending much time with me, and "the guys" in the studios. Although he expressed his enthusiasm for learning to play "the piano", I made the decision to buy him a keyboard with a "huge" variety of sounds, as well as a feature-list, all of which I hoped would maintain his interest in playing, IF I was wrong about, what I felt SURE, was a real desire to learn to play! As it's turned out, over the past 5 months, there is NO doubt about the love he's developed for playing! Neither ( thank goodness! 😊 ) is there ANY doubt that I made the right decision regarding the WK - 7600 rather than a " definitive piano "! Kieron is already writing his own music, with a depth of creativity that I don't believe would have been replicated if he were simply ( simply?!!? ) learning to play piano! Why have I responded to this thread? - - Simply because the one decision that I had NO doubts about, was that, whatever the keyboard we eventually bought Kieron, it would be a CASIO!! THAT, as I say, was NEVER in doubt!! 😊 Take care all - and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Chris
  11. 2 points

    Version 1.0.0


    These are two variations of factory tones designed to fit more easily into a mix. The volume differences between quiet and loud are not as wide, allowing easier blending when a more consistent volume level is desired. Concert Grand 2 brings a new EQ setting to the piano, plus a reduced dynamic range Finger Bass 5 brings reduced dynamic range and faster decay time
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    Well, it seems, ( to me, anyway! ), like a lifetime since the incredible welcome I had, to the Forum, from all of you wonderful, talented, guys, turned rather pear-shaped, due, I think, in retrospect, to some genuine misunderstandings, some unnecessary "confrontation" ( with one other member, in particular! ), and, basically, to my inability to, sometimes, bite my tongue and "keep my mouth shut!! ) Anyway, I return, briefly, from my own, self-imposed, "exile", mainly for one reason....... ...... To wish you ALL, The MERRIEST CHRISTMAS, and a 2018 that brings you ALL THAT YOU WISH FOR! I say this, with absolute sincerity: That there is so much obvious talent, amongst so many of the stalwarts on the Forum, that, even though the life of the magnificent X500 appears, sadly, about to be consigned to history - ( in Europe, anyway! Thomann, Music-Store, DV247 have all removed it from their sales-lists, and even the enigmatic Bax Music have it on SIX WEEK back order, with a very pointed "no guarantee of delivery" rider!! ) - I believe the Forum can continue to provide current owners with help, information, tips, tricks, and, hopefully, in amongst all the "tecchy" stuff, a little "light - entertainment" ...... and, of course, music! Even though "activity" here seems to have dissipated, recently, I STILL believe there is much service that members can provide to each other, and that their shared "communication", even if this IS "the end" of the X500, can continue to benefit everyone! For what it may be worth, I, personally, am keeping my fingers crossed, that the demise of the X500 ( because that, surely, is what it now appears to be! ), may signal, in time, the announcement of a new, even MORE impressive, "Professional" keyboard!??! Should that be the happy case, then I truly hope that Casio, ( again, in the "English-speaking" market, anyway!! ), give it the support, in terms of: marketing, video-tutorials, webinars ..... whatever .... that they, signally failed to give our magnificent instrument! I have to say, personally, and with much, genuine, sadness, that I doubt this will be the reality. The X500 was launched after a long haiatus during which Casio, virtually, ignored the "professional" synth market, and such has been their, even - less - than, half - hearted, support for their brilliant creation, that I can't believe they'll do anything other than "retire", once again, into the safe world of the consumer keyboard market! In a nutshell - I honestly believe it's unlikely there will BE a successor to the X500!! I SO hope that - not for the first time - I'm WRONG!! Once again, the BEST of THE SEASON to one and all! I hope that next year, in whatever form it takes, will bring that "Eureka - moment" you've been waiting for! Take care Chris
  14. 2 points
    .. either showcasing their ignorance or their negative bias, since the MZ-X500 has all the tools to make any sound you like.
  15. 2 points

    Version CTK Re-Vamped Kris NJich


    CTK-811EX 8Beat Bank for All CTKs & WKs Here are use the 8 Beats Rhythms I took from the CTK-811EX and re-Mixed for the WK-7600 More Rhythms will be Uploaded in the future All rhythms work with all CASIO LK, CTK & WK SERIES Enjoy Kris Nicholson
  16. 1 point
    Thanks Steve, Rick & Ronald Having a ball with this MZ and it's only 2 days old!! Can't believe how brilliantly it MIDI's up with my PA4X - using the PA4X to give me 76 keys to play the MZ too. And yes, whilst my PA4X is also an arranger (which I love!!), I refuse to "compare" them as the MZ is a very different and brilliant keyboard - doing many things the Korg doesn't For me, these two arrangers are a perfect match in that there is very little overlap. Got to get into the Pads and some recording on it now but maybe some sleep first...... This forum is superb - the help and info is excellent - hope I can return some help sometime soon too. Cheers Pete
  17. 1 point
    Thanks guys! Your comments are much appreciated. And no, I'm not Mike Martin in disguise LOLOL!! I'll let you in on a little secret...This is the type of information you learn and are accustomed to when you're the National Service Manager for Allen Organ Company in PA. 31 years ... an loving every minute of it. So yes, I have a bit of knowledge when it comes to sampling because that's what AOC pioneered for the church organ world back in 1971. We were also the parent company for the RMI line of instruments too, but we no longer do synths or electric pianos. Remember the RMI Electra-Piano 300 or 386X or how about the RMI Keyboard Computer 2 (KC-2)? Yup, that was us. We now leave that job up to the synth manufacturers LOL! Cheers!
  18. 1 point
    I would like to share an update. I took the pedals apart, there are 6 screws at the bottom, and I checked everything inside, specially the right pedal mechanism. I couldn't find anything unusual or the source of the noise but I tightened all screws, added a little bit lubricant to the moving parts and assembled everything back. Now, I don't have the annoying clicking noise and the pedals are working fine. I hope this helps anyone with a similar issue.
  19. 1 point
    I'd recommend you call our customer service department or visit your local retailer. Although you're out of warranty, our warranty centers would give you good service:https://www.casio.com/support/musicservicecenters Casio support numbers: https://www.casio.com/support/contactus/phonenumbers Sounds to me like a dirt or debris issue, especially because it is sounding when you're not playing it but I'm not a technician.
  20. 1 point
    Thanks Joe, probably just get one of these then and try and figure out how get the the four zones into four tracks.
  21. 1 point
    Rochard If you are playing back a song that is still in the Casio proprietary "CMS" file format, and are loading it into, and playing it back in the Song Sequencer, you can use the Part ON/OFF parameter in the MIXER to mute tracks. See the upper half of the left hand column on Page E-71 of the manual. If you are playing back a Standard MIDI File (SMF), that was saved to the SD Card, then no. You would have to load that file into a computer based DAW, mute the tracks, and play it back to the WK-6600 from there. SMF's can not be loaded into or edited with the keyboard's Song Sequencer.
  22. 1 point
    tennessee pearl harbor 560 mp3.mp3
  23. 1 point
    Roland just uploaded these video where you can program music now kids (actually every one)can make music while learning programming ante up the fun combining two things, How cool is that. I've always found it to be a small behind the curtains thing in the past and the past few years , I've seen Casio, Korg ,Moog , Yamaha and Roland really building up music education programs which is really opening up to new media and growing possibilities that opens up gear in more then one way.
  24. 1 point
    Main headquarters for Casio USA is in Dover, NJ. I would contact that facility and see if they can help you. This is where I sent mine (actually brought it there since I am in driving distance) when I ruined it trying to upgrade the firmware. Might be better if you can find a good local tech to work on this although not many of those around. And is it still warraty covered?
  25. 1 point
    OK wow, I stand corrected, in my case it was indeed a headphone incompatibility. The headphones I'm using have a TRRS (4-pole) connector, presumably because they have a mic for use with smartphone gadgets. I couldn't actually find a pair of headphones in my household with a standard TRS connector, but I did find a TRRS > TRS adaptor and it completely solves the problem. A picture might help. The one on the left, no good, the one on the right, works perfectly: Does this apply to your situation, flbo? It's maybe obvious in retrospect, but the symptoms are super-unexpected, so if anyone can reproduce THIS problem that might be a bug worth reporting. Or they could at least put a warning in the manual.
  26. 1 point
    That is bothersome it happend hope it didn't occur during the gig. I had the same trouble sending it back was the only option but it all started when liquid fell on the first octave of the keyboard from there it went down hill with it. It effected the step sequencer step 9 and 15 and also the tap button reoccurring so now and then.
  27. 1 point
    Simon You will find a selection of Tones and Rhythms from the CTK-6300IN and CTK-7300IN here: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/7372-indian-tunes-and-rhytms-on-ctk-7300in/&do=findComment&comment=36655 The very top line of the above page looks like a single link, but it is actually 5 individual links all butted up together. When you get there, just point to and click on the individual links, and that will take you to the correct locations in the File Downloads section of this forum. Then go to the CTK/WK File Downloads section and scroll down through all the postings there to see if there is anything else you would be interested in. There are only 48 downloads there (2 pages worth), so it doesn't take long to scroll through them all: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/files/category/39-ctk-wk/&page=2 I hope you find something you can make use of !
  28. 1 point
    So how do you get other timbres? Modify existing preset tones yourself and save them as User Tones. See Using the Tone Editor section of the manual. Your only other choices are to purchase a separate tone module or connect the CTK-7200 to a computer and use it to play VST (software) instruments. Modifique os tons predefinidos existentes e salve-os como tons de usuário. Consulte usando a seção editor de tons do manual. Suas únicas outras opções são comprar um módulo de Tom separado ou conectar o CTK-7200 a um computador e usá-lo para jogar VST (software) instrumentos.
  29. 1 point
    ello I'm max .. I got what you are looking for by placing the string as upper1 and the piano as upper 2 .. then I went into the edit of the string and amp ..poi su envelope and I lengthened the time release to 10 ... then I went on controller and I disabled the upper1 pedal..et voila..il game and done tennessee pearl harbor 560 mp3.mp3
  30. 1 point
    Translation: How do I put timbres on the 7200 for the SD card? And what is the file format that the keyboard reads? Reply: Tone files for the CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX keyboards have a .TN7 file extension. You can not use or convert tone files from older models or from keyboards that do not use the .TN7 file format. You copy the tone files into the MUSICDAT folder on the SD Card with a computer, then use the keyboard's Function + LoadSave command to load them into User Tone memory. See Pages P-138 to P-140 of the manual. It is also possible to load them into User Tone memory directly from the computer using the Data Manager 6.1 software: http://support.casio.com/en/support/download.php?cid=008&pid=67 Translation: Os arquivos de Tom para os teclados CTK/WK-6xxx/7xxx têm a. Extensão de arquivo TN7. Você não pode usar ou converter arquivos de Tom de modelos mais antigos ou de teclados que não usam o. Formato de arquivo TN7. Você copiar os arquivos de Tom para a pasta MUSICDAT no cartão SD com um computador, em seguida, usar o teclado função + loadsave de comando para carregá-los em memória de Tom de usuário. Consulte as páginas p-138 para p-140 do manual. Também é possível carregá-los em memória de Tom de usuário diretamente do computador usando o Data Manager 6,1 software: http://support.casio.com/en/support/download.php?cid=008&pid=67
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    It would be great if the standard Privia music holder worked with the PX-5S. Wakar, how hard was it to remove the blue strip and how stable is the stand? Do you have photos?
  33. 1 point
    I know a bit of Portuguese and Spanish but these are helpful without language -- when they show the sequence of button-presses and commands....
  34. 1 point
    There is a VOX continental type of sound Hex Layer in the downloads, might help
  35. 1 point
    Actually they speak Portuguese in Brazil. Portuguese is part of the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia, and has kept some Celtic phonology and lexicon. I speak a bit of Spanish, but find I can only understand about 1 in 5 words or Portuguese, perhaps a bit more when the speaker is talking about the Casio MX500. ;-) Many of the tutorial videos on that page can be auto-translated (loosely) to English by turning on Subtitles then turn on subtitle translate to English.
  36. 1 point
    Great point Alen.....this is true for features throughout the board. I'm still puzzled over how to use the Pattern Sequencer. the manual does not cut it. feels like something that could be covered in a crisp 5 minute video tutorial.....sigh
  37. 1 point
    WOW! Great sounds! Thanks a lot, Allanon.
  38. 1 point
    Yeap! Got it ... now it works. Just had to understand that Auto Accompaniment is still different to Arpeggiator ... o.k. ... And: Hey, this sounds GREAT! Thanks to Brad for the patience to explain this ... you made my day ... actually didn´t want to bother you during Christmas time ... thanks anyway.
  39. 1 point
    In my alt-Universe the MZ-X600 has just come out! - 76 notes, upgraded semi-weighted action with aftertouch on a par with Casios excellent weighted action - 50 watts built-in speakers with a small sub built in - The 9 organ sliders now are a matrix, with a push of a button they alternate between being used for 9 band eq, setting levels for the 4 tones and all the other levels on the board, envelope and things like cutoff and resonance, mic levels, line in levels, etc. Basically what you already see on most boards that have multiple faders - Software modified so all the mapping parameter settings of all 6 Hex Tones (Wave sample used, velocity range, key range, etc.) are on one page so you can know what fader is related to which sample and how it will sound (or not) depending on how hard you hit it or where on the keyboard you are playing - DSP for each of the 4 Tones! - IPad editor for the Hex Tones! With one page dedicated to the mapping parameters! - Lyrics importable, with a video out so everyone can sing along - A system for using new samples in flash memory that’s as easy as Nords system for adding new pianos/eps/general samples. Along with this a growing library of alternate samples that Casio and third parties are creating for their boards with this feature. As well as an upgrade from 256 MB of memory for these purposes to 1 GB - Bluetooth connectivity for streaming music from your smartphone to be heard thru the boards speakers - Comes with cable for using 12v car battery for power - Commitment by Casio to put resources / software / sound upgrades into this board for 3 years! (At this point it feels like we’ve been abandoned) - Company engagement to support User and third party engagement in development of Hex Tones, Tones, and samples, such as contests for best of, making these available on a company site, developing software that makes it very easy to import/export the many and various file formats, etc. - Extensive online tutorials/videos from Casio, third parties and users. Some form of support and encouragement for third parties and users to develop these mostly missing resources - AND, this model offered at the same price as the model it replaces! (This is an alt-Universe after all!) Merry Christmas! Randy
  40. 1 point
    Thank you! I quite enjoyed it too! Happy Christmas to you and all!
  41. 1 point
    Thanks. You didn't see an obvious post simply because the XW-P1 is over five years old now. That link to the XW-P1 Appendix document and links to the other XW-P1 documents--specifically, the XW-P1 User's Guide, and the XW-P1/XW-G1 MIDI Implementation--have been posted many times in the past. But this does bring up a valid point. It would be a little easier for new owners to find the online documents if all the links were provided in, say, a pinned thread at the top of this forum (beneath the one for The XW-P1 Companion, of course ).
  42. 1 point
    Go into the MIXER and ensure that the instruments for Tracks B-01, B-02, and B-03 are set up correctly and do a Panel Record per the instructions beginning at the top of the right hand column of Page E-71 in the manual. This rewrites the file header and ensures that the track/instrument assignments are properly recorded. Now, the only way you can "play" that guitar you want to assign to Track B-04 is to "record" to Track B-04. The only time the keys "play" to a specific track is during the recording process. When you "play along" with previously recorded data, the keys are actually in "real time play" mode. In "real time play" mode the keys output only to Track A-01 for the main tone, Track A-02 for the layer tone, and Track A-03 for the split tone, so to audition your guitar tones, without recording, you need to select them as main tones after doing the Panel Record above. Once you have decided on a particular tone, go back into the MIXER, assign it to Track B-04, do another Panel Record and then record your perormance to Track B-04. You wil need to follow this procedure for each newly added track. Also, if you need to adjust track volumes at some point, do a Panel Record after each set of adjustments.
  43. 1 point
    My reply to that post ... "I'm curious what you base your opinion on. I own the X500 and it holds up well with my Kronos 2 and PA600 in my opinion. When hooked up to a set of decent studio speakers the sound quality is quite good."
  44. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    Load PX-560M SteinwayB Tone in Group Name: Piano Load PX-560M SteinwayB Tone in Upper 1
  45. 1 point
    I like those slides, but how are they initiated? Are those articulations "built in" to the tone to be triggered by how you play, much as on a Tyros, or are they added some other way? I would ask the video's author but I think I'm likely to get a clearer answer here.
  46. 1 point
    There is a way to do it by setting the Filter function for the FREEZE Button Go to page EN-40 for details. Go to main menu REGISTRATION and press the FILTER EDIT and set the FILTER to ON for everything except TONE. Now when you press the FREEZE button (lit up) you can change only TONES with the registration buttons.
  47. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0


    Grand Piano Concert that is SteinwayD with softer attack, slightly less dynamic, longer decay, EQ changes Load SteinwayD Tone in Group Name: Piano Load SteinwayD Registration in empty location Load SteinwayD Tone in Upper 1 See details in the attachment
  48. 1 point

    Version CTK Re-Vamped Kris NJich


    This is my first CTK Rhythm I Personally Re-Vamped to my own liking The Rhythm is originally From the CTK-750 and i took the parts and made it more livelier and have more feeling Drums sound more real drummers feel and grove I re-did the Ending to my original Feel and the Intro in originally from the CTK-750 I created this myself and more rhythms in the future Have Fun Works with CTK & WK 7000 Series
  49. 1 point

    Version Kris Nicholson WK CTK


    Very 70s feel Lots of Strings Popping Brass and Glockenspiel His ending and Intro make you feel like a 70s TV Sitcome I created this myself and more rhythms in the future Have Fun Works with CTK & WK 7000 Series
  50. 1 point



    Yet another set of sounds, this time all Hex Layers for the XW-P1. As you’ll notice a number of these sounds have the initials “CG” in the name. That is because they were done by Christopher Geissler, one of the sales engineers at Sweetwater Sound. Some particularly cool vintage organ sounds in this bunch if you’re doing any Doors covers. So think about that the next time you’re going to make a purchase. Thanks Christopher! http://xwsynth.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/xw-p1-hexlayer-10-pack1-released/