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  1. Hi, just some info for who's interested. I created my own concert play files. The extensions *.PLY and *.LSN are essentially WAV formats, so you could rename WAV files to be able to play them. I created my own orchestral piece in finale, then export it to WAV and renamed it. Then i'm able to play along with it on the gp. Offcourse after figuring that out, I found out that you could just play wav files from the usb and play along also :-)... But in concert play modus you can change the tempo to slow, which you can't in normal USB play mode.
  2. Subtle analog bass

    Version 1.0


    I missed a subtle yet strong analog bass. I programmed this 'patch' to be like a moog or juno bass. Analog with 2 oscillators, sounding warm, full and blends in nice in the mix without cutting through or being very in front. It is a hex layer, so it needs to be in zone 1 or 2 . It is perfect for left hand bass playing. If you have any comments, let me know. Demo: https://soundcloud.com/pieter-jan-lanssens/subtle-analog-bass
  3. Is this possible?

    I usually use zone 4 for the midi output, and set pedal2 to zone on/off. in common settings - set pedal2 enabled only for zone 4. In zone 4, midi settings, generate out off. and midi out on. That way in live situations I use the pedal to turn off/on midi sending to my other keyboard. works like a charm Downside is that you have one less zone for music layering, eventhough mostly I don't need zone 4.
  4. pulse wave width

    Jup! pulse wave 1- 10 are from thin to wide in percentages. Same with the square waves.
  5. Using Rotary Pedal With Organ Tones

    The rotary effect is always in the DSP(=effect section) . It differs from stage setting to stagesetting. To disable the DSP effect, press the DSP button untill the led blinks. So you'll turn of the rotary this way in the 9 drawbar SS. But you can also edit the DSP and instead of using the rotary effect, use the DSP to add more reverb, chorus, tremolo, distortion, delay, ... whatever you want, or set it to [through] to use no effect. (press the DSP button once to edit it). If you then save the stage setting (press write-->stagesetting) you'll save the DSP effect settings within that stagesetting along. In that way if you switch to a different sound, which does use DSP effects, you don't have to constantly turn the DSP on and off.
  6. 1GB of Flash RAM / and 1GB of EEPROM

    lol guess i was wrong too. Thanks for clearing that up!
  7. coupling 2 keyboards by midi

    Hello, I have an old korg X50 and a px-5S. I want to couple them both, by midi. The px5s will be the master controller, giving the cc's for the pedals, and for changing programs (only to the ones I want). I find very little info on the net on how everything is configured. Could someone summarize what needs to be put out or changed, how to configure the midi settings generally? For example: in my setup I want to use the px as main controller, but also I want to use the expression pedal from the korg to be send by midi to the px. Both are coupled by midi cables, midi in and out are connected. Do I have to program every stage setting (bank 0) i'm gonna use in the live set, the according midi settings? Or are there general settings to be made? On some stage settings i'm gonna want to use the korgs waterfall keys to control the organ from the px. All in all, what I ask here is advice from someone who has done this, experiences and things to watch out for. Is this a strange setup? I find it strange that I can't seem to find much info about it... Thanks in advance!
  8. 1GB of Flash RAM / and 1GB of EEPROM

    Upon reading the datasheet for the eeprom, I see they can erase certain blocks only. So what I was talking about is incorrect. With the firmware update they only replace the blocks in the eeprom containing the firmware, and possibly some samples. But probably most samples are left alone. So I wouldn't be surprised if the next firmware update is again 104 mb. They can change the samples, but why would they? They make money out of selling hardware. One way to go for a manufacturer would be to team up with a software developer. Casio makes the hardware, and makes it easily up-datable with lot's of storage in it. The software developer makes the software, get's a part of the sell profits from the original keybeds that get sold, but also get's money for upgrades. If people want better samples and a new soundpack they pay. That way, the keyboard could stay in competition for at least 4 years. But again, casio wouldn't be making more money, because they can only release every 4 years a new keybed. And if the software developers would do there best, by improving the AIR algorithm and firmware and such, above adding better samples, no one would even consider buying a new casio in 4 years time.
  9. 1GB of Flash RAM / and 1GB of EEPROM

    Everything in the eeprom is stuff that isn't easily changed, because it is read-only mainly. (yes, with a firmware update you flash the eeprom and write new data on it, this is the only time the data in the eeprom changes) So in the eeprom you would find the firmware and all the basic tones / samples/waveforms. In the sdram you'd find the arpeggio's, the stagesettings, the hex layers (but not the waveforms), but also the phrase's. Everything you can change and store on the fly on the casio is in the sdram. Because you can record quite some time and number of phrases, this can add up data, which is why the sdram is so big. The 1 gig for samples compared to other keybeds is quite alot, but if you look at vst's it is peanuts. Mind you, this doesn't mean alot. In my opinion the piano samples don't matter alot in raw data, compared to a 4 gig or 8 gig sampled piano vst. What matters for me is the equalising, the AIR algorithm (which does wonders!) and all the other effects that make a quality piano sound (like the closed lid, the pedal sound, ...). If you ever tried truepiano's(vst), which doesn't work at all with samples, but with algorithms you know this is the way to go for digital piano's. The algorithms which recreate realistic reverberation of the other piano strings who 'sing' along if a string is struck on the piano. In this regard casio outperforms the competition, regardless of sample size. Yes, the samples are important and are the basic foundation for a good DP, but there is always cost/effectiveness which you have to bear in mind. If we would have an eeprom with 10 gig samples, compared with the ones we have now, only very good pianists and classical music people with absolute hearing would be able to hear differences I think. It stays a DP, the sound comes from two boxes, not live strings. A DP can either be too perfect and sound clinical and sterile, or it will sound imperfect and has it own set of quirks which the next generation of DP's will try to address. I just played a real piano again, after 5 months of casio px-5s, and totally had to readjust to the touché. You said that the previous firmware update was 104 mb? I'm not sure on this, electronics has evolved alot and is always evolving, but to my knowledge you flash an eeprom. You erase everything that's on it and write new data in it. So if the previous update was 104 mb, this could mean that the total filesize of all samples + firmware is only 104 mb. It might be i'm wrong here. We don't know. Maybe they can flash a part of the eeprom only, with the new firmware. To my knowledge this isn't so, but electronics always evolve. I don't think they'll add more samples. It's waste of money from casio's point of view, they don't gain money by it. Only lose money and time with it.
  10. Editing a stage settings

    Hello, it would seem you have the same problem others have experienced... Read this thread: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/4703-loaded-stage-setting-tone-not-held-after-power-down/ This should be fixed with the new firmware update which is coming, v1.12. Dunno when they'll release it.
  11. Immagine the Battery Holder beeing a Modulsection

    You "could" take it apart, then look at the size of the battery compartment and how much space you got. With a 3D printer you can print a casing that fits right into it, for whatever you want. Shouldn't be that difficult. You could also print a new battery cover with a 3D printer, that fits onto it, that wouldn't even void warranty and you could make a cupholder on it, or a stand for ipad/music sheet/.... Or even just put electronics into it, without a battery compartment or a new casing in it. Using the same screws that hold the battery compartment to hold the extra electronics. Tap away from the output with a cable to that section in the keyboard and add something to it. Personally i'm toying with the idea of adding an theremin. Using the Px 's oscillators (sine, square waves, but also strings and such), and the rest of the theremin electronics I put in where the battery compartment now is. Make the antenna's clickable on the side of the keyboard (so they can easily be taken off for transport) and add an extra output there as a dot on the I from casio (mono). This is perfectly do-able. As we can control the pre-amp volume perfectly with the casio, you can make a stage setting specially for the theremin. Disclaimer: your warranty will be voided if you try stuff like this! Do this only if you know what you are doing! Electronics is part of my daytime job, so I have experience in taking things apart and putting them back together .
  12. Building a harpsichord stage setting

    Hello! Very interesting project ! I love it! First of all, transposing doesn 't work indeed very well, but I do not know how accurately you want the harpsichord sound to be? The px has much more guitar tones which might be suitable for the harpsichord in a 16' registration. You'll have to test all guitar tones each. For the lute stop: there is an effect in the px-5s, which emulates the piano lid. It has 3 settings which can be fine-tuned, open, half open lid or closed lid. Using an knob or the mod wheel as on/off button, you could set it up for open or closed lid. It is in the DSP effects. You can change the values of the effect, but as I remember I didn't notice much difference on piano sounds when trying the piano lid effect. So I don't know if it will be suitable. Also, I would try to use the Air program, but dunno if this works on hex layers. Will come back with this, after I tried on the px. For a more nasal sound, try to change the cutoff frequency of the filter (usually an LPF) in the 8' tone of the hex layer.