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  1. Can anyone help me approximate this sound?

    Good luck... I'm sure you'll need to use the manual for complete understanding of some of the steps or watch the YouTube Tutorials but you'll end up knowing how to do a lot of useful things along the way. Sometimes I'll take a question asked as a prompt to hit the manual and learn something new with the Px-560 like how to use the optional expression pedal to create Leslie Speaker effects controller with your foot. That was a fun one. Or making standard Midi files sound right when the drums are mapped to a bass instrument. Unfortunately there's not a lot of activity on this forum so some questions (like yours) just hang in the air for a few days. Sad because there's an immense mount of power in this instrument. But learning to master it all takes a lot of effort... I'm sure that's true of any truly complex stage piano with an arranger, sequencer and audio recorder built-in.
  2. Can anyone help me approximate this sound?

    "Teach a man to fish...." You can do this and have a lot more power to control your performances. Before you start this pick a BANK NUMBER and 1-4 button you can use to save this results. You want a "bright (with a lot of tremble/high frequencies) piano". I think the Piano #4 "GrPno Modern" fits that bill. Use the TONE button and open the Piano's page and select 04 GrPno. Then you want to add a huge reverb effect. Use the MENU button to see the EFFECT option. In the EFFECT page hit "Enter" on the top line. Then on the next page change the REVERB TYPE from what it's currently set to to "Stadium 2" on the second page of choices. You can play the keys and decide which large reverb effect works for your taste. Then save these choices to the BANK #/1-4 Button you have available to recall these settings when ever you wish. NOTE: You can also edit any of the pubilt in pianos and modify the reverb to a custom settings and save the result to a USER Piano setting slot (29 and above).
  3. EP Vibrato Speed/Depth Control

    Go into the controllers menu and edit the Knobs setting using the LFO options on pages 14-15 like depth, rate. You can put two options on a single knob too.
  4. PX560 as a Master MIDI controller

    There's a system setting called "Auto Resume" that saves setting between sessions. Hopefully that will save the Local Off setting. I can't find any additional documentation about the MIDI Capabilities beyond what's in 2 pages in the Manual. Look's like the conventional thinking is right... the PX-560 makes a lousy Midi Controller. How about an M-Audio Keystation 88 II for $200 and use the PX-560 for it's awesome sounds as a target? I have seen it written that the PX-5S is a better controller. Everything in this price range makes compromises in some area but the PX-560 does a great job in almost every area EXCEPT MIDI controls. Sorry.
  5. PX560 as a Master MIDI controller

    On the MIDI menu there is a setting for LOCAL CONTROL. Turn that off and the PX-560 sounds will not be activated.
  6. PX560 as a Master MIDI controller

    Would it be enough to turn off the PX-560 speakers in the systems menu?
  7. PX560 as a Master MIDI controller

    I have seen it written that the PX-560 is a poor MIDI controller since it misses some key features. But if you want to see if it will meet you needs start by making sure the Privia MIDI send channel and the device to be controlled uses that input channel. Please let us know if it works for you because others might also have this need and might not want to carry a computer to every performance to be the controller.
  8. Rythem

    If I understand what "on/off" switch means to you, I think the answer is no. Do you mean a foot button (like a effect box) that is pushed to start the effect and pushed later to stop it? There isn't a pedal supported by the PX-560 that does that. There is an optional expression pedal and it can be programmed to turn some things on and off. Based upon your reply we can continue to think about using the expression pedal for your use case. But there are a lot of "drum machine" devices available that do just this *if you ONLY want drums* and no other capability of the PX-560 with your guitar. As a guitar player, I think investing in a Looping pedal (like a Boss RC3 or RC-30) that has drums too would be a better use of your time to deliver better solo performances. Looping can allow you to build complete backing tracks that you create in front of the audience so they don't get that "karaoke" impression that other technologies imply. They see and hear *you* performing every part (except for the drums unless you slap the guitar for a bass and snare drum effect).
  9. Casio PX 560

    Google translate detected Portuguese: Friends, I bought a Casio PX 560 and would like to put more piano tones, how do I put sampler? Where do I go down and how do I do it? Please help me hehehehe I translated Scott's answer using Google: "Hi there. You can not load user samples into the PX-560. If you want different piano tones you will need to use a VST or app. Sorry!" to: Olá. Você não pode carregar amostras de usuários no PX-560. Se você quiser tons de piano diferentes, você precisará usar um VST ou aplicativo. Desculpa! That binary joke was funny but less than helpful. I looked at the Manual to see if it has a Portuguese section... it does NOT. I wish Oziel good luck. He's going to need it to fully understand the PX-560. Hopefully, he can read a the Espanol un poco. I do love using the internet to understand the world better. McD
  10. where do I find the tone called "warm pad"?

    That was easy... the video shows how to get to the "release parameter" in the first minute. Edit the "warm pad" tone Edit -> Edit -> Amp -> Envelope Tweak (i.e touch the 00 numeric value until it turns RED) the "release time" value towards a negative value until the sounds are what you'd prefer (i.e. less overlapping and muddy). You can also increase the "Initial Level" setting to make a pad less sluggish and close to the event behavior of a piano allowing your playing to be more rhythmic. NOTE: Save your edited TONE to a unused REGISTRATION button (24 BANKS of 4 1-4 buttons). Or you'll have to manually tweak these parameters every time you want the same results. McDTracy
  11. where do I find the tone called "warm pad"?

    TWO APPROACHES: KEYBOARD EVENTS: On/Off timing The simplest approach to keeping these pads sounds from getting "muddy" is to change your approach to "ON" and "OFF" events. A piano starts when the hammer hits the string and stops when the key is lifted and our brains tend to treat pads with the same logic. Change your approach to pressing the keys well before you want to hear the sound and lift ODD earlier than you'd normally do. Leave silence between chords and you'll have less sonic overlap and a clearer transition. CHANGE THE "TONE" SETTINGS: I'm too new to know how to do this. I looked at editing this TONE and quickly saw that the "decay parameter" is part of the tone and not editable. So, the tone needs to be re-created as an editable HEX-LAYER (I think... if I'm wrong please advise in this thread). So, I need to watch the "Understanding/Creating HEX-LAYERS" video to see if I can use an existing TONE as starting point for an editable HEX-TONE and modify the decay. If I get a clue I'll let you know. If existing factory TONES can't be used as a starting point then the TONE needs to be designed to match the WARM PAD sound and tweaked to taste. McDTracy
  12. Are the PX-5S download files useable on the PX-560?

    Thanks for the quick reply Brad.
  13. expression pedal

    Expression pedals have a polarity and some allow the setting to be reversed. I'd guess the Moog operates in the reverse of the intended polarity. The workaround would be to use the opposite MIN/MAX settings to counter the loud = soft and soft = loud behavior: MIN = 127 and MAX = 0. I bought the inexpensive M Audio expression pedal and it works without any polarity issues *AND* it has a reverse polarity switch on the bottom which might be handy on other future product purchases I make. McDTracy
  14. Organs with modulation effect instead of rotary

    Manderson, Look for the parameter "SPEED" on page 15 of 16. Controller, Modulation Edit - SPEED Tweak the min and max values to produce suitable start and end rates. It's also useful in the DSP -> Rotary setting to tweak the rsie and fall accelarations. I also thing pointing the MOD wheel at the "LFO Rate" for the "Fooled Organ" HEX-LAYER Tone produces a swirly Rotary speaker effect. I just got my expression pedal and configuring the pedal to control these DSP's gives me an extra hand to fill out the organ parts. McDTracy.
  15. Plugging my guitar in?

    Thank you for the authoritative closure... I thought I read it but couldn't find it in writing via search. I wonder if it's possible in a future firmware update to enable this capability since it appears someone thought it could be a product feature. It sure seems like there's been enough time to correct the manual or at least create an ERRATA page. Until then I'll just put my typical guitar effects pedals in-line before the LINE-IN port(s) for quick recordings. I wonder if my little VOX headphone amp will make condenser and dynamic mic input useable as well on this port. McDTracy