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  1. Joe Muscara is our Mac guru. He can say more than me. I'm in Windows land. But....I'm gonna say it should be totally fine. All modern Casio's use the stock usb midi driver included with computers. It should plug and play just fine.
  2. MZ-X300....No hex layer synth, no bass synth. Half the sample expansion memory. That memory is for loading new tones built with new wave sample data. For loading new guitars, brass sounds, etc.... The internal speakers can be useful as personal monitors. The system is 40 watts and has plenty of volume.
  3. The midi recorder cannot record data from external midi sources. It can however import standard midi files via usb thumb drive. Selecting tones is typically done over midi using bank and program changes. The appendix tone charts will list the necessary data. Alternatively, the 560 mixer can be used to select tones for all 48 channels.
  4. Pedal 2 can do the same thing on the 560. But it's programmed via registrations, not patches.
  5. Are you thinking of purchasing another Casio?
  6. The controller assignments on the PX-560 are not global settings or based on the tone in use. It's based on the performance setup being used...aka..."registration". Each registration can have it's own unique pedal assigments. A pedal can be sustain for one and rotary speed for another and anything in the list of targets for others. Setup and organ tone and pedal to perform the toggle for speed. Save it as a registration. Setup another registration for piano that has the pedal as sustain. Or to combine everything in one registration, you'll need to use two pedals....one for sustain and one for speed toggle. Two targets can be assigned to one pedal but you'll be toggling sustain on the organ at the same time your toggling speed.
  7. It may not be precisely called "speed slow fast". Look for something similar like "speed". You should see brake, fall accel, rise accel, slow rate and fast rate near it. MX-X500 screenshot which will be similar.
  8. The second pedal input can either be expression pedal or switch type sustain pedal. That's what that setting chooses, the type of pedal plugged into the second jack. I don't have access to a 560 to walk you thru the details but there will be a rotary effect dsp parameter in the target list for controlling speed. The key is that you have to be using a tone that has a rotary DSP effect in use. Use upper 1. Otherwise the target list won't show dsp parameters. Don't try to use the same pedal for sustain and rotary. Use pedal 2 input for rotary and pedal 1 for sustain. Not even sure how that would work if it was possible or how it would be useful.
  9. Pull up an empty user hex tone. Should sound like a basic sine wave. Edit>tone>layer edit>change sine wave to white noise. Go to filter edit and increase resonance to desired level. Adjust cutoff to create a sweep effect. Play with the resonance level until the sweep sounds right. You can assign a knob to cutoff and do the sweep real time or go ahead program the filter envelope to do it. If you use filter envelope, remember to adjust cutoff to a level at or below the intial level of the envelope. Add other layers using different filter envelope levels for each to fatten it up if you want or use effects like chorus or dsp.
  10. Yes. And the setting for it needs to be stored as a registration. Choose an organ tone that uses rotary dsp. Go into the controller menu and edit the desired pedal target to address the dsp parameter for speed fast slow. You'll see it in the list. Double check the pedal is enabled for the upper or lower part being used. Save it as a registration.
  11. Will you need it to be a midi controller? XW has the edge there.
  12. Casio support is correct. That is the normal sound of the real piano this keyboard is recreating. Playing the keys harder will create a brighter sound.....it's how all pianos work.
  13. I listened. You are already trying the only option you have to alter sound on the CDP. Layering. I can only suggest trying other sounds to layer with. Synth was my first best guess.
  14. Creating loops for pads is not as complicated as you might think. No need for precisely trimming audio clips in external software or embedding loop markers in samples. Everything is adjusted within the MZX. Simply record something you want to loop that fits within the max alloted time, trim the start point of the sample, then adjust master tempo and pad timing unit to set the end of the loop.
  15. Try layering with a synth sound.