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  1. 2 points
    While you are editing the samples that you'll be dropping into the MZX Sample Manager, set loop points using your DAW software. The MZ will obey those loop points later when the tone is loaded. Beware that not all audio editing software will embed wave file loop markers for export. Wavosaur is one free app that can create loops the MZ will recognize.
  2. 2 points
    2012. I can't seem to find the original press release anymore but I did find these: http://www.alldaytech.com/namm-2012-casio-hopes-to-reinvent-brand-with-new-xw-synths/ https://www.audiokeys.net/forum/forum/forum-général/les-salons-et-événements/archives-namm-2012/12597-namm-2012-casio-xw-g1-et-xw-p1 https://www.casio-europe.com/euro/news/detail/807/ http://msretailer.com/casios-xw-p1-and-xw-g1/ From the first link: Clearly, Casio intended to make a statement with these products. Not updating them in six years also makes a statement.
  3. 1 point
    Very nice. I assume the album title and song names are all Greek. (Yes, I am obviously a highly astute detective. Call me Clouseau. ) Given what you paid for your CZ-1000 I would have called it "Ten Spot." This could well be the only all-CZ album (not counting the drum machines) ever released. Some stuff from Yaz (Yazoo in the US) back in the 80's might also qualify; if so this is still likely the only all-CZ-1000 album.
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    That's nice but I think one of the asks, or at least expectations, was for the name to appear on the LCD screen when you are selecting a registration to play. Does it? (I'm not near my PX-560 right now so I can't try it.) Another expectation was probably to see a list (menu) of the named registrations on the screen with the ability to choose from the list rather than needing to hit bank and registration buttons. The latter method would still need to work, of course, since it's much faster for live playing situations. But the whole problem is that of remembering what a given registration contains. If you all you have is number, it can be difficult to remember what selecting that number will recall. Hence, if the name doesn't appear on the LCD during or after selection, there is still a problem. (This reminds me of an OLD joke. An new inmate in a prison hears people at night yelling out numbers and everyone laughing at them. He asks his cellmate about it and is told that since they have all told the same jokes many times they just give them numbers now. So the next night he tries one himself, "102." No one laughs at all. He asks his cell mate what went wrong. His cellmate says, "You told it wrong.")
  5. 1 point
    Finally I had an opportunity - it is very very good!! PS: Hmmmmmmmm, I'm listening to it without a break and I noticed it gives me some energy to try to finish my own 1-synth album, with a different old-timer 'though - a bit younger - Casio CT-670. PS.2: OK, it also went to my twitter.
  6. 1 point
    Ahh the semantics and legalities are such a minefield in this area for sure, if I was a legal expert in this area I could probably make a fortune! However if the rules of the house are no, then effectively discussions in this area are pretty much irrelevant. No probs, rules are rules, I shall drop the topic. Steve
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    My, my, Mr. Silva, what a big font you have. (PS. Google Translate actually mangled the translation from Portuguese pretty badly. I had to infer based on my knowledge of English what you actually meant. It seems I was not too far off. I have to do the same thing when I read your posts but sometimes it is not so obvious since we are talking about technical matters. If you persist in this line of argument I will have to start a poll to see how many other people here have trouble deciphering your posts. You might not like the results.)
  8. 1 point
    I do not think that this is quite true. You are not allowed to sell or trade etc an official wav form used within a keyboard, but you can quite happily sell /trade/ give away music that you create from a keyboard (otherwise no one could ever use one commercially) and a single note is classed as this Steve
  9. 1 point
    No you're fine. This thread just got a little derailed on sample legality issues.
  10. 1 point
    Think I'm getting a bit lost here.... the MZ-X500 DEFINITELY DOES work with samples or maybe I am dreaming and don't really own one....
  11. 1 point
    Silvano, That’s very cool, having sampled the Nord piano into the x300! I’ve got a Nord Stage, so that looks intriguing! I’m considering doing the same with EPs, the onboard Tones and even hex layer tones are not convincing or completely satisfying, though i suspect there’s onboard Waves that could convincingly emulate a good Rhodes in a Hex Layer, but searching through the hundreds of Waves on the x500 to find the right ones would be a very long undertaking! Is the sample in the above video offered for sale, or is that not legal ‘cause its coming from the Nord? Randy
  12. 1 point
    I don't know all the answers to your questions, but maybe I can help get you started. First of all, some (computer-based) piano sample libraries use hundreds of samples to get the sounds they do. Some of them have 12 or more layers per key. The number you cite doesn't seem like much compared to that. To find out the numeric ranges, I'd try to deconstruct a sound that uses those layers if possible. If you can see how those layers are used, I think you'll have the answer to your question. That being said, I do not know if you can get into those parameters on an existing sound on the 560. Let us know what you find.
  13. 1 point
    I have been trying to learn how to write sysex messages/control change messages in order to create an editor/librarian for the PX-350 specifically and the Privia series in general (130, 850 and others), since these currently have no specific software programs by Casio. I have been studying the Internet and my other tech manuals which contain this info but am having trouble finding a simple explanation or tutorial. I understand how programs such as Midiox and other software programs can transmit and receive having used many such programs for transferring data in and out with hardware sequencers/keyboards/modules but still confused about how to write specific control messages which will require sysex to access-such as DSP and volume settings which are not accessible from the front panel. I have posted elsewhere here regarding the "CTRLR" program (http://ctrlr.org/) which enables me or anyone with this knowledge to create a user interface form "scratch" in the Windows/MacOS /Linux platform, with virtual knobs, sliders etc. ut requires knowledge of wriing sysex messages. I am particularly confused about differences and uses regarding MSB and LSB messages and I will also need to know which specific messages the Privia will respond to-I'm hoping the PX midi spec sheet and experimenting will help with this. If anyone can direct me to a tutorial i could use to teach myself what I need to know (again writing sysex code to send CC messages), I may be able to create at least a rudimentary editor/controller interface to give the PX considerably more control specifically with DSP settings, volume control of tracks, and possibly even some tone/sound editing abilities. The PX system for saving/converting songs, midis, rhythms etc. is pretty well organized already, I am only trying to access functions that may already be there, but are not currently accessible either with the front panel buttons or with software.Thanks!
  14. 1 point
    Polyphony on both is the same. It has a much better sound-engine, probably a more intuitive OS with ditto pattern sequencer. Four variations per style. CT-X doesn't have drawbars, so i'm not sure about the leslie sim. I'm intriged by the CT-X5000! But i think that it's a bit of a miss from Casio to not ATLEAST put the MZ-X / PX touchscreen on there..
  15. 1 point
    Thank you so much for the info, i'm gonna try that and latter i'll be posting some of the songs i'll record, well at least most decent ones.
  16. 1 point
    I'm curious too! Fwiw, the concerns I've raised in other threads have to do with the support and ongoing commitment of Casio to these keyboards. Lots of us love the MZs, and wish only to be able to understand all the many features -- and look to Casio to help illuminate us. That's not bashing!
  17. 1 point
    Some cool tunes there, nicely done.
  18. 1 point
    I have noticed occasional unit-to-unit variations in keyboard feel from Casio as well as some other brands (I noticed it very much on the XW-P1, for example) . This are a number of reasons this can happen, including using parts from multiple sources, which in theory should all be identical, but actually may not be, even if they are all "within spec." My point is, while I believe you when you say that the PX560 model(s) you played feel better than the PX5S model(s), I don't think that you can extrapolate from that that *all* PX560 boards will feel better than *all* PX5S boards. Personally, I own a PX560 and a PX5S which feel the same to me. It may be that some units feel a bit different, but if it happens, I suspect it will be "luck of the draw" as to whether that different feeling action ended up in a PX560 or a PX5S. And while you're correct that some people have decided to move from a PX5S to a PX560, personally, I have not seen action as a reason. Rather, they preferred some of its features (touchscreen interface, expression pedal input, whatever), and felt that they didn't really need the things it was missing relative to the PX5S.
  19. 1 point
    afaik, Simone they are all made in the same place. Look on your carton, I bet is says made in China not Italy