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  1. Morning Rituals.

    Since a few weeks every working morning when I'm waking up while walking to the kitchen I also fire the PX5S up, which sits nicely in the living room near the window. It takes time for me to get into gear each morning but getting out of bed is the first step. After turning on the keyboard and either have my cup or not mostly I'll sit at the couch with the radio on my favorite classic channel it turns on at a , specific time and while I do not consciously completely hear the music I am watching the key's of my PX5S while thinking the day ahead but this the thing. Those morning times when I sit on the couch going through my waking process, Five minute or two I don't know I'll go sit behind the keyboard and try a brand new tune something out of no where. Before I even touch the key's I see my hands moving over for some kind of chords and then I'll keep going until a tune is there. And it actually is every morning going through my morning rituals a new tune comes up and it even doesn't require a lot of though or key presses something comes up from nowhere and there it is. Thank to the recorder inside the keyboard when I come home I always listen to the things I've tried that morning which is really funny but in the end it sounds quiet good. Thank You.
  2. Pedal Speed

    Speed control what is that. Or is it probably tempo ?.
  3. Any PX-5s successor yet in 2018?

    Playing and programming the PX5S I hope to get wowed with the next synth / XXXxx Hybrid cause I'm still baffled with this keyboard.
  4. Tweaking external sounds live

    There are lots of things to get you where you want with this. Solosynth is also a good start to experiment the various ins and out of the XW. And set it up in a Performance together with assigning #cc Cutoff, Release etc to the knobs. Also setup multi-key if you want different dsp to trigger or filters. Performance P:0-2 to P0-5 show you how it's done just look inside of them by pressing edit and go to multi-key in the menu. Press the mixer button to bring up the mixer menu and use the "- / Part button" for going to external, Here you can turn DSP on as also several other things how you like. The place where anything XW is discussed can be find here in the FAQ.
  5. I've found this android Midi_arranger app and hooked it to the PX5S. For anyone interested I recommend to try it out. Although it isn't released officially still in beta . It works pretty much self explanatory there are panels and scenes and edit piano roll to enter notes manual or through midi. ones you've set the channels and instruments on the app or px5s you can jam and rock on. I use it as a drum computer so I can use the four zones for hex and tones. give it a try if you're looking for an arranger app.
  6. Casio sample manager

    If you mean getting wave samples into the instrument , Or find wave samples. Samples in the (WAV) format you can get from any where or make them yourself , On the pc there are lots of free recording software like Audacity to record something to WAV. There are also sites who have free sample instruments in WAV format.
  7. So, I tested the X500...

    Have not had the chance to dig in but if its similar to XW or PX5S I'm getting an idea. Drums are not bad from any of the keyboards it just take a good eq / dsp getting them right in the mix a few presets settings of these wouldn't be bad. Like eq / dsp preset's that sets BD, Snare, hihat right. Its much more easy to do on the XW then on the PX5S. I had routed the XW once to the PX5S as to give it a Total FX at the end. Like I've done here long time ago.
  8. The latest keyboard of 2017.

    Yeah its going crazy again Roland D-05 and Vsynth combo's, Yamaha Genos all not only sounds but new possibilities. And it seems stage and studio related, also newest stomp boxes.
  9. Since winter nam and summer nam things you might thought have been quiet. But Actually hype and fandom have been hushed a little by the great unknown, Which was a good thing to much excitement can kill interest or total perspective on something. There is always room for better new and latest to create music and wow a public with tunes being it professional , amateur or bedroom noodler "( cough like me )" . I can only say Roland came with a few new ones on their boutique series, compact portable instruments that really speaks to this time. Modular synths also had a few interesting releases, Also a few controller keyboards still in experiment fase but interesting enough to see through like the Synton. Korg has revealed their Grand Stage with seven engine's But the one that quietly surprised me was a Dexibell maybe its the name or the though that its a keyboard in the unknown grey area but they actually came up with a keyboard that sounds pretty darn sweet, Dexibell combo J7 organ sounds luscious, Don't know much about this one but it certainly one to have a look at from dexibell.
  10. So I finally got a chance to play the GP 500 at the local music shop and it blew my expectation on the key's and sound. I really enjoyed it, actually so much I wouldn't want to turn back to something else. Inspiration hits you once you're hands get going I'm no pianist but I know a good thing get me grooving. Being in the shop I could compare allot with other digital piano's in the end it didn't matter then the right feel of the key's touch ,size and play ability and on which a player is comfortable with. The piano sounds was as much as good the EP and specially the strings made me envious you could sit there the whole day playing tunes. In short I could have one of the model as my go to piano, or dare I say it a keyboard with that mechanism, as my main board to play on. (edit) after a week. In addition I've also played now the GP 300 WE me thinks my local music shop went wild for the moment playing them both seeing the hammers move gives the awe of the piano's you're really reacting to it as you play. I would have a hard time though to choose which one would fit best in the living room the black or white its like what atmosphere I'm going for Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn or Thelonious monk, Chick Corea, Ahmad Jamal.
  11. So, I tested the X500...

    Its true while the sounds have been upgraded on the tones side the drums still lack at their bare levels. Although the MZ-X has newer samples for drums its still missing something in the mix, but for all casio keyboards as well the workstations , LK drums pretty much same except. The SA keyboards they have a different vibe at a lo-fi level which gives it a nice colour for its drum sounds. XW synths drums can be mixed at the FX level not on the EQ side of it. And the keyboard capable of sampling can have a sampled drum kit loaded in that solves things. But it would be nice if drum part got their own section for EQ to balance within total mix less muddy for that full sound, Cause drums are o.k they really need a bit more depth to perform.
  12. Casio FZ series samplers

    So you still conjured to Casio after all, Think lots of Casio users really felt a blow back then a shame really. Happy part is this forum got another win from the FZ and CZ era which the forum is rich of now. Good story btw always like how people get their roots for music back.
  13. CMF looks different today

    Ahah a complete overhaul kinda cool. So that why the mobile page was not up properly the last week.
  14. Curious as I am I've browsed through Casio global site for europe. http://www.casio-europe.com/nl/ and http://www.casio.com/home/ as it been very a while visiting them looking at the total overhaul it have gotten since then. I've noticed nothing is mentioned about synthesizer anymore specifically except at casio music gear with pictures of the XW but we all know the XW have been out for almost a year and a half If you're lucky to still find one. And curiously hexlayers have taken place as a form of synthesis and that ok. The only thing is we have different hexlayers of several keyboards and they are not compatible with each other. As the MZ has made its introduction where looking at yet another hexlayer powerhouse also not a bad thing, although to me it seems a repetition to what the XW G1 - P1 where. One with 'this' and the other quiet not also not a bad thing. I've figured meh its the business of things for Casio deciding the music part of its industries going that way but I'm interested in synthesis if it means anything to what a keyboard gives you to do so. If I can spend time with hexlayer synthesis from now then I'm all open arms and know I'm proud of my Casio synths and thus rather have synthesis mentioned at all time.
  15. Ahah noted, Got spoiled commenting on the web so I'm a bit lazy and less selective where and how with writing correct sentences. Most people comment emotionally go into the sentences less tentative. And I went with it over time such things happen :-). But yes if he reads this a hex layers forum would be great exactly that way it doesn't matter which hex layer keyboard someone got. Same descriptive way of doing with creating a sounds would apply or techniques doing something etc. So Scott if you're reading this .
  16. Can you tell me which part is it you don't understand I can't follow that exactly when someone post it like that.
  17. For own use sampling them would be the thing to do and import them into G1 sampling format using editor. Converting midi files to phrase grooves have no conversion, However the G1 plays midi files but I don't think that what you want the use for. Maybe manually insert notes in step sequencer from favorite rhythms.
  18. Would it be a bit odd to have a thread dedicated to hexlayers might we have a poll on that.
  19. I'm an Artist now in my own way why because I appreciate an instrument that takes me places. The XW-G1 is my go to inspiration keyboard what I do with it I've learned through the years. My thanks to all of you for this journey and here is the journey I want to take you in where it got me now. Enjoy
  20. A bit of eighties rocking action style. You know me I'm a bit rough on the edges with music everything played on the go live and bare nothing pre programmed only mixed the first stage and later the lead guitar on top its the whole Casio PX5S. I used Lead Guitar from the PX5S download section which is awesome. (wish the PX5S wave recorder could do Overdub though) Enjoy :-) Oh careful with the volume.
  21. Magnum Guitar

    Version 0.01

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    Magnum Soft Guitar
  22. Time stretching user samples

    Pitch modification yes , Time stretching no it doesn't do that but you could cross-fade samples using the solo synth touch sense.
  23. MZX power button

    ??? Wrong thread , as well clueless header. Try again in the MZ 300 /500 thread or search for this problem in this forum search bar. Don't take it the wrong way even if you're language differ or age its pretty simple to figure this forum out.
  24. Yearning for Something New

    I'm with you guy's on that, I've expanded on a few more keyboards such as the JD-Xi, But I always see myself gravitating back to the XW it has more production and creativity hours on it then all the others, even the software ones. I'm to lazy to write sum so I'll do it by releasing all files sooner or later. Since house hunting been on a hold I got some time to spend.
  25. XW-G1 with Arduino

    Well for the looks of it 0x90 looks correct XW message channel part is 9nH. Maybe its silly but try 9 instead of 144. Here the XW midi implementation guide and chart . http://media.aadl.org/files/catalog_guides/1502403_midiimplementation.pdf
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