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  1. Help! Can't download Firmware 1.13. Please assist

    I'll put it on dropbox but confirmed that the link from the Casio site works perfectly. https://www.dropbox.com/s/l8p6ktk3zbkqhj7/PX-5S_Updater-1_13_141001.zip?dl=0
  2. The XW-P1 remains one of my all time favorite instruments. I have actually spent a lot of time with it recently as one of our artists, Steve Weingart will taking his XW-P1 on tour with David Sanborn. The XW-P1 has an amazing quality and character that fits in perfectly with other instruments (including our own PX-5S and PX-560). I also was exploring areas of the XW-P1 such as its HexLayer section which are actually remarkably different sounding than the versions in the PX-5S, PX-560 and MZ-X500. I've tried to recreate many sounds on the PX-5S that I have on the XW-P1 and they simply don't sound the same at all. The XW-P1 also has several other advantages in its wide selection of waveforms that only exist on the XW-P1. Probably the biggest weakness of the XW-P1 is the onboard DSP effects. I find myself using pedals and other outboard gear with it and it is simply amazing.
  3. The Casio Pro 300 was sold in 1992 at MSRP $699.99 AD5 Power Adapter Midi Sustain pedal input 61 full sized keys 100 instrument sounds from 12 bit PCM Casio fingered chord with auto harmonize function Digital effects processor/ 8 presets and 2 user programs Bass refex audio system
  4. Updating the XW Firmware

    Version 1.11 is the latest firmware for the XW-P1 and XW-G1. The update process requires your computer. The firmware and instructions are located here: http://support.casio.com/en/support/download.php?cid=008&pid=20 Here are some things to remember. Do not interrupt the firmware update in any way. Powering off the XW during the process will damage it permanently. If you are worried about the power going out, putting batteries in your XW is a good precaution. Disable any virus protection, this can interfere with the Updater Do not run other applications on your computer while doing the update. Launch the Update tool BEFORE and put your XW in Update mode BEFORE connecting the XW to the computer If the update seems to stop during the process DO NOT power off the XW. Please wait at least 10 minutes before doing the followingDo not touch the XWClose the Updater application on your computerDisconnect the USB cableRestart the Updater Application.Reconnect the XW keyboard to the computerThe Updater should resume.When complete your XW will restart automatically
  5. JK PX-5S Soundbank 1

    File Name: JK PX-5S Soundbank 1 File Submitter: Mike Martin File Submitted: 06 Nov 2014 File Category: Miscellaneous A soundbank by Jerry Kovarsky. A set of 21 PX-5S Stage Settings and individual Hex Layers, plus some of Jerry's EP's with his custom controller settings. Descriptions below and in the attached PDF. MixedSaxBrs: Key-range scaled blend of Bari, (optional) Trombone, Tenor Sax, Alto Sax, Trumpet, and sfz. Trumpet. Use the sliders to create the blend you need. SL. 1 - Bari Sl. 2 - Tenor Sl. 3 - Trombone Sl. 4 - Alto Sl. 5 - Straight trumpet Sl. 6 - Sfz. Trumpet Kn. 1 - Mid1 EQ Kn. 2 - Mid2 EQ Kn. 3 - slight slap-back delay Kn. 4 - Tasteful reverb range Some examples: Doubled Trombone and Bari Sax, plus trumpet Bari, Alto and Tenor Two Trumpets plus Bari sax Two Trumpets plus Tenor sax EWFBrassSplt - blended brass (with control of octave trumpet for “sizzle”, split, offering keys and/or string on the lower range. Thinking of the tune “September” when making it. Sl. 1 - Piano level Sl. 2 - EPno level Sl. 3 - Strings level Sl. 4 - Octave trumpet level Sl. 5 - Chorus level (strings/EPno) Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - EQ Low Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1 Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2 Kn. 4 - EQ Hi Piano/EWFBrs - A more general-purpose application of the EWF brass - a larger piano range, split with the brass. Strings can be layered over the piano range via Knob 2. Sl. 1 - Sfz. brass level Sl. 2 - Strings filter cutoff Sl. 3 - Strings level Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level (brass) Sl. 6 - Reverb level (piano and strings) Kn. 1 - EQ Low Kn. 2 - Strings volume (layered with piano) Kn. 3 - Attack/release for the strings Kn. 4 - Hi EQ level RodzSwell - Rhodes blended with a saw/synth swell element. Inspired by Chick Corea Electrik Band tune “All Love” Turn on Zone 3 for an arpeggiated element. Sl. 1 - Swell level Sl. 2 - Filter Cutoff for swell Sl. 3 - Bell element level Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - EQ Low Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1 Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2 Kn. 4 - EQ Hi NuFuzeEP(BA) - an adaption based on the “RidersOnStorm” SS to recreate a fusion EP reminiscent of Brian Auger’s sound from the ‘70’s. Turn on Zone 2 for strings. Sl. 1 - Distortion amount Sl. 2 - Tine element level Sl. 3 - Key-off damper element level Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - EQ Low Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1 Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2 Kn. 4 - EQ Hi Modulation - adds amp tremolo Pedal 2 - turns on/off Arp (with Hold) which provides stereo panning DolceGrndVox - Uses a cool RepeatChoir Hex tone, which repeats the keymap for the choir so it never goes too far out of range. The Hex tone can be blended with any sound desired. Sl. 1 - Choir level Sl. 2 - Filter Cutoff for choir Sl. 3 - Attack/Release for choir Sl. 4 - Chorus level (Choir only) Sl. 5 - Delay level (Choir only) Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - EQ Low Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1 Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2 Kn. 4 - EQ Hi CZ Pulse Pad - Sweet-sounding pad, comping, arp-able sound. Turn on Zone 2 for vocal pad to use behind arp pattern. Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff Sl. 2 - Attack/Release Sl. 3 - Filter Cutoff for Zone 2 Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - EQ Low Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1 Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2 Kn. 4 - EQ Hi Happy-loperc - Shows how to map some useful dance percussion elements to the lowest range of the keyboard. Strings and vocal pad on upper range to support song chorus. Sl. 1 - String level Sl. 2 - Filter Cutoff for strings Sl. 3 - Choir level Sl. 4 - Filter Cutoff for choir Sl. 5 - Chorus level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - EQ Low Kn. 2 - EQ Mid1 Kn. 3 - EQ Mid2 Kn. 4 - EQ Hi Struckkt! - Cool mallet/struck percussion sound. Lots of real-time sound shaping via the controllers, turn on arp, raise delay level and start crafting tonal changes! Sl. 1 - Ring Mod depth Sl. 2 - Ring Mod freq Sl. 3 - Filter cutoff Sl. 4 - Layer octave shift Sl. 5 - Delay level (tempo-based) Sl. 6 - Reverb level (cool room slap-back) Kn. 1 - Woodblock level Kn. 2 - EP Attack level Kn. 3 - Thumb piano level Kn. 4 - White noise level StrSfzHorns1 - A blended of straight and sforzando horns, with a LH elec. Piano sound. Zone 3 can be turned on to blend strings with the horns, Zone 4 can be turned on to layer strings with the EP. Sl. 1 - Trombone level Sl. 2 - Tenor Sax level Sl. 3 - Trumpet level Sl. 4 - Sfz. Trombone level Sl. 5 - Sfz.Tenor Sax level Sl. 6 - Sfz. Trumpet level Kn. 1 - Mid EQ 2 Gain Kn. 2 - Hi EQ Gain Kn. 3 - Chorus level (strings/EPno) Kn. 4 - Reverb level Spacey Vibes - A HexLayer blend of layered vibes plus some additional colorful elements. Sl. 1 - Adds a bright attack transient Sl. 2 - Adds a breathy element Sl. 3 - Adds a warm pad element Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - Filter Cutoff Kn. 2 - Attack Kn. 3 - Attack plus Release (Good for the added SL2 and 3 elements) Kn. 4 - Octave shift for the added sine wave 6DOrg/Brass - An Organ/Brass split. The Brass (Trombone/Tenor/Trumpet) is a blend of straight and sfz elements. Pedal 1 controls Rotary speed. Sl. 1 - 16’ drawbar Sl. 2 - 5 1/3’ drawbar Sl. 3 - 8’ drawbar Sl. 4 - 4’ drawbar Sl. 5 - 1 1/3’ drawbar Sl. 6 - 1’ drawbar Kn. 1 - Organ V/C (only goes to C2, which sounds better to me than C3, which is too fast!) Kn. 2 - Organ V/C Kn. 3 - Delay Level Kn. 4 - Reverb Level Modulation - Organ overdrive 9DOrg/Bari2 - A RH Organ/LH Bari Sax split (think Tower Of Power). Zone 1 and 2 are the organ, Zone 3 is the Bari sax. Pedal 1 controls Rotary speed. Sl. 1 - 16’ drawbar Sl. 2 - 5 1/3’ drawbar Sl. 3 - 8’ drawbar Sl. 4 - 4’ drawbar Sl. 5 - 2 2/3” drawbar Sl. 6 - 2’ drawbar Kn. 1 - Organ V/C (only goes to C2, which sounds better to me than C3, which is too fast!) Kn. 2 - 1 3/5’ drawbar Kn. 3 - 1 1/3’ drawbar Kn. 4 - 1’ drawbar Modulation - Organ overdrive Pedal 1 - Rotary speed 6DOrg/BrsVel - Organ with layered brass that can be brought in via hard playing (adjust the Low Velo Value of Zone 2 to match your touch). The Brass (Trombone/Tenor/Trumpet) is a blend of straight and sfz elements. Mod Wheel and Pedal 1 control Rotary speed. Sl. 1 - 16’ drawbar Sl. 2 - 5 1/3’ drawbar Sl. 3 - 8’ drawbar Sl. 4 - 4’ drawbar Sl. 5 - 2 2/3’ drawbar Sl. 6 - 2’ drawbar Kn. 1 - Organ overdrive Kn. 2 - Organ V/C Kn. 3 - Delay Level Kn. 4 - Reverb Level Note: for the Organ + Brass Stage Settings, I have also made other registrations for the Zone 1 Hex Layer Tone, giving you choices for the 6 drawbar choices. Load those Tones separately and replace as desired. StrwyRecrdr+ - The opening recorder sound for “Stairway To Heaven,” with some additional elements available via the 4 knobs. Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance Sl. 3 - Attack/Release Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - Adds breath noise element Kn. 2 - Adds chiff/breath noise percussive attack only Kn. 3 - Adds vocal element (use subtly) Kn. 4 - Octave adjustment for vocal element MLODanceComp - A mellow, slightly plucked dance tune comp sound, that can be transformed into something more powerful using Knobs 3 and 4. Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance Sl. 3 - Attack Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level (tempo-based) Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - Portamento Kn. 2 - Pluck and organ element levels Kn. 3 - Fat element 1 level Kn. 4 - Fat synth element 2 level BuzzSawzs - You can’t have enough “dance” fat saw sounds. This one has some nice touches, including tempo-based delays that play against each other (Knob 4 and Slider 5), and some Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance Sl. 3 - Attack/Release Sl. 4 - Flanger level Sl. 5 - Delay 1 level (tempo-based 1/2) Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - Octave for Layer6 (+/- 1 octave) Kn. 2 - Detune Kn. 3 - Hi EQ Kn. 4 - Delay 2 (tempo-based, 3/4) Bender - +/- 12 steps Modulation - Filter mod PWM Stack1 and 2 - Uses Mike’s “discovery” to create an interesting PWM-based (Pulse Width Modulation) sound. Knobs 1 and 2 are used to control the blend of some other elements. Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance Sl. 3 - Portamento time Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - Square/Pulse element level Kn. 2 - Charang and VA synth element levels (produces distorted elec. guitar attack) Kn. 3 - Attack Kn. 4 - Release PWM Splash - Uses Mike’s “discovery” to create an interesting PWM-based (Pulse Width Modulation) sound. Knobs 1 and 2 are used to control the blend of some other elements. Try turning on Zone 2 (Repeat Choir) and/or Zone 3 (Strings) for additional “interest”. Sl. 1 - Filter Cutoff Sl. 2 - Filter Resonance Sl. 3 - Portamento time Sl. 4 - Chorus level Sl. 5 - Delay level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - Vocal pad element Kn. 2 - Detuned saw pad element Kn. 3 - Attack Kn. 4 - Release Modulation - PWM modulation depth (decreases as you move it forward) Island Mallets - A blend of Marimbas and various complimentary mallets etc. Lots of sound shaping/mixing potential via Knobs 3/4 and Sliders 1-4). Pedal 1 adds a key-up marimba layer for rolls/trills/repeated notes. Sl. 1 - Woodblock level (adds nice attack) Sl. 2 - Agogo level (adds metallic attack) Sl. 3 - “More marimba” level (adds a slightly darker/detuned marimba to thicken the tone) Sl. 4 - Chiff tone level (adds a calliope/blown flute/bottle tone) Sl. 5 - Delay level Sl. 6 - Reverb level Kn. 1 - Early Reflection Wet level (Tone DSP) Kn. 2 - Hi EQ gain Kn. 3 - Steel drum level Kn. 4 - Celeste level Modulation - Release Pedal 1 - Key-up element Click here to download this file
  6. PX-780 problem creating a preset

    I think Casio tech support should have answered your question today, but I'll put it here for others. Before pressing Function and the Rhythm editor button you first have to choose a Music Preset - this is done by pressing function and adjacent button labeled Music Preset. Once you have a Music Preset selected, then press Function and the Rhythm editor button together and you're in the Music Preset Editor.
  7. PX-5S: Pink Floyd's On the Run

    Shameless post, but this was pretty fun. My iPod decided to play this song yesterday so I had to give it a try on the PX-5S. Pink Floyd's On the Run. One Arpeggiator is in use for the main note pattern and simultaneously doing the hi-hat on the same zone, nothing else is sequenced. This is two zones on the PX-5S with different elements on different keys. All sounds are raw waveforms with pink noise used for the high hats and mixed in with the "helicopter". Not bad for a "piano".
  8. File Name: Privia PX-5S - Cubase Patch Script File Submitter: Mike Martin File Submitted: 14 Nov 2013 File Category: PX-5S Other This is a patch script for Cubase which contains the tone list for the Privia PX-5S and all of the appropriate bank and program changes. Mac OS X "/Users/<your username>/Library/Preferences/Cubase/Scripts/Patchnames" PC Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows 8 "System drive \Users\<YourUserName>\AppData\Roaming\Steinberg\Cubase\Scripts\Patchnames PC Windows XP "System drive \Documents and Settings\<your username>\Application data\Steinberg\Cubase\Scripts\Patchnames In order to get to the folder on Windows you may have to enable the view for hidden folders in your control panel. Once the text file is in place, go the Devices menu in Cubase. Choose the MIDI Device Manager and choose Install Device. Choose the Privia PX-5S from the list and you're all set. Click here to download this file
  9. Firmware 1.14 released

    With the exception of the Celviano Grand Hybrid, Casio only manufactures one 88-key weighted keyboard action. This same action is used in all Privia models starting at the PX-160 up to the PX-5S, PX-560 as well as furniture models like the PX-860. This same action is used in the Celviano AP-260, AP-460 and AP-650. They're all the same.
  10. Firmware 1.14 released

    Understood but the "Auto Resolution" parameter has always been there, the implementation is just better now. Probably what they mean by "improving certain operation".
  11. Firmware 1.14 released

    Trade shows like NAMM and MusikMesse are primarily designed to gain sales and distribution on Casio's latest products. The Grand Hybrid is is Casio's main focus no question. We actually had the Grand Hybrid placed in two booths at Winter NAMM in January. That being said, we had 2 PX-560's in our booth (one on stage and one for people to try out) as well as 2 PX-5S and 2 MZ-X500 configured the same way. The reality is, we have a lot of products to show and the newer products; in this case Grand Hybrid and MZ-X generally get more of the spotlight. That being said Kristian Terzic was performing on a PX-560 throughout the entire MusikMesse show - perhaps you missed that?
  12. Firmware 1.14 released

    Simone, This is my post from the FB group in regards to the knobs. I'll be checking into some other issues you describe as soon as possible. One thing you state above however is not factual. The keyboard in the PX-5S and PX-560 are identical. There are no physical changes in the action between the two products. ------ Okay, I spent some time with this and I understand the changes with the knob behavior. This is a good thing in my opinion, let me explain. Before v1.14, broad parameter changes were challenging. It was NOT possible as an example to do a smooth filter cutoff sweep using the knob. Some of use would resort to using the Modwheel as a filter control as it was the only way to get a smooth filter sweep as an example. Now with v1.1.4 as long as the "Auto Resolution" parameter is ON (found in the menu under the knob assignment), this is great for these broad expressive changes in layer balance, filter or parameters. The issue that some of you have discovered is that it is more difficult to do precise adjustments in EQ as an example. In the knob value. Set the "Auto Resolution" to off and you'll see that each "click" of the knob precisely adjusts the values. So you'll want to change the Auto Resolution parameter based on the type of control you're looking for.
  13. Midi playback over (preferably over USB)

    1. The MIDI File needs to be edited contain the program changes to point towards the sound that you want. 2. Yes. 3. It can send program changes to the Casio, but it can't turn on/off split.
  14. Rhodes sounds distorting PA

    One possibility that is not been mentioned here is whether or not the built-in speakers are active or disabled. The PX-560 like all Privia models with speakers has a final EQ stage that is specifically for the built-in speaker system. The only way this EQ can be bypassed is to disable the speaker system. This will provide a flat audio signal to the line output and I suspect may solve the issue. This is mentioned in the manual although the Japanese to English may not be so clear.
  15. Is the PX-560 blocked from receving sysex?

    What are you trying to send?
  16. What's the deal with the jumpy volume pedal?

    As mentioned in the other thread there is a firmware update coming later this month to address volume pedal response. The FC7 however is not compatible.
  17. Volume Jumping w/ Expression Pedals

    A firmware update will be released later in April to resolve this issue.
  18. PX-5S Updated ALL File

    File Name: PX-5S Updated ALL File File Submitter: Mike Martin File Submitted: 17 Sep 2014 File Category: Miscellaneous If I could update the factory presets with new ones, this would be my desired set. This keeps about 80% of the original Stage Settings and adds many of the new ones including the new strings and more. The downloadable PDF file shows the list of the Stage Settings. Those in BOLD are different from the original factory set. I have also included a number of individual tones (and Hex Layer tones). This aspect of this all file will continue to evolve as I have the time to include additional user tones that I've extracted from the more popular Stage Settings. Keep an eye for updates to this file. Now includes the "Alternate Order" option to have all Stage Settings by category and bank. Bank 0 - Pianos Bank 1 - Electric Pianos Bank 2 - Wurlys Bank 3 - Synths / Leads Bank 4 - Clavs / Harpsichords Bank 5 - Strings / Orchestral / Brass Bank 6 - Organs Bank 7 - Hex Layers / Pads / Synths Bank 8 - Arpeggiated Sounds Bank 9 - Phrase and Arpeggiated Sounds Instructions for loading: This file can only be loaded directly from the PX-5S. The editor can not be used. Put the download file on a USB drive in a folder called "MUSICDAT" Put the USB drive in the PX-5S. Press and hold the MEDIA button the PX-5S for 2 seconds. From the display select LOAD, then scroll down and find ALL from the menu and press ENTER. Use the No/Yes buttons to choose the file you want to load, then press ENTER. Click here to download this file
  19. PX-5S Facebook Users Group

    Active discussions over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Casio.Px5s
  20. PX-5S FAQ

    How do you select Stage Settings from MIDI (Another keyboard or iPad Remote Control)?Bank 112, followed by a program change 0-99 will select the Stage SettingsWhen can I download the Mac/PC editor?Tentatively on or around April 19thI've tried all the velocity curves the piano is either too loud or too soft for my needsThe pianos are set by default for a very wide dynamic range (as are all Privia models).You can reduce the dynamic range yourself. Press the EDIT button, select TONE. Go to the AMP page. Find velocity and reduce it from a value of +64 to around 40. You'll have to scroll back up to the stop of the AMP page and reduce the overall volume to compensate. We will be posting variations on the piano for download later in April. What is the warranty on the PX-5SIn the US it is 1 year plus an additional 2 years when you register your purchase online. http://www.onlineregister.com/casio/registration/?category=Keyboards Can the MIDI Solutions Pedal Controller be used on the PX-5S for expression or sustainMany people have expressed interest in using this device with the PX-5S to use either as an expression pedal or to use with a continuous damper pedal such as the Roland DP-10. The MIDI Solutions product only transmits on 1 MIDI channel. This means that regardless of how you're using (expression or sustain) it can only control 1 zone of the PX-5S at a time. While we are investigating ways to provide better integration with devices such as this, this does NOT mean that anything is planned or guaranteed. If there is ever an official announcement of a firmware update you'll here it from me, here on this forum I've downloaded sounds from this forum and put them on the USB drive, but I can not load them.​The files need to be placed in the MUSICDAT folder on the USB drive for the PX-5S to see them.
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  22. Touch Harpsichord

    Touch Harpsichord View File A "touch sensitive Harpsichord" at Anne's request. Some extra's added in for fun. Slider 1, adds the Coupled layer Slider 2, Tone control in case it is a too bright Slider 3, Adds Stereo Strings Submitter Mike Martin Submitted 11/08/2016 Category Electric Pianos and Clavs  
  23. Touch Harpsichord

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    A "touch sensitive Harpsichord" at Anne's request. Some extra's added in for fun. Slider 1, adds the Coupled layer Slider 2, Tone control in case it is a too bright Slider 3, Adds Stereo Strings
  24. FX and line input

    The PX-560 does not have the "Left arrow, External Mixer" section. Unfortunately the staff from Tokyo confirmed that this is an error in the manual. The PX-560 does not have the ability to add effects to the line input, it is the same as PX-5S and all other Casio digital pianos in this regard. This is unfortunately one of those "specifications are subject to change without notice" issues but it was a honest mistake made by the team that did the manual / while they were also working on the manual for the MZ-X series.
  25. FX and line input

    Honestly, I don't know the answer to this. I've sent an email to Tokyo for clarification but looking at the PX-560 I don't see how this is possible. I hope to have clarification from the team in Tokyo on Monday.
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