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  1. how to download TN7 casio tones

  2. markers

    You could rename the Yamaha markers as per required by the Casio Rhythm convertor and sort/order it accordingly which help you to get what you see in the sequencer.
  3. Hi guys, I have sold my CTK-6200 and now ordered CTK-7200. I think this is what I needed from day one which comes with pattern sequencer
  4. Hi Machax, I think Jokeyman's reponse was enough for you to get started but... it is an adventure which has it's challenges. I think you have tried to convert which mean you have a midi in FL Studio. Just wondering how are you auditioning your midi files. Whilst doing is your keyboard connected to the PC and FL Studio sending output to the keyboard via midi? But if you are using FL Studio's sounds/sample then I am afraid it would never going to sound same. Because midi files do not contains the actual sounds but the data about the sound which is then generated by the device which reads and execute the musical information from the file. Conversion The full and better explanation is giving on the Casio Rhythm Converter related web section. http://www.casio-europe.com/euro/emi/cms/mdms/rhythmconverter/ Please read each page which will provide you wealth of information about CKF. Well, at heart the CKF style file is a tweaked midi file which has some extra and mandatory information can only be understand by the Casio hardware and software. I hope it would help
  5. Yes, tnicoson. You're absolutely right. The keyboard does the conversion and I have also seen earlier. I think I am limited to utilise the following tracks on my CTK 6200 when using CKF for custom rhythms. Track/Channel 9: Perc Track/Channel 15: Chord 4 Track/Channel 16: Chord 5 But I have work around to spice up my custom rhythm which is to replace the missing part with one of existing rhythm's track. What I meant to say that I could assign channel 9 Perc track of keyboards existing rhythm to my custom rhythm where it is empty (because CKF does not support it). I think I might need to upgrade to CTK 7200 so that I could do all on the keyboard with no or minimum interaction with sequencing software on the computer.
  6. markers

    The markers are helpful but it is not really required to be in a specific sequence. I have tried the similar thing by converting Yamaha SSF (as Midi file) without tweaking any Yamaha markers. In the Casio converter you could specify for each part the starting bar and bar size and it will convert accordingly.
  7. Well, according to the CTK 6200 manual the auto-accompaniment supports 8-tracks 09 - Perc 10 - Drum 11 - Bass 12 - Chord 1 13 - Chord 2 14 - Chord 3 15 - Chord 4 16 - Chord 5 Which is exactly like Yamaha Style format and similar to Korg PA style. I have no experience of playing with Roland but I think it would be similar for there GW series arrangers specially Roland GW-8 which has one of the best auto-accompaniments in an arranger keyboard according to Roland and some reviews.
  8. Thanks. Do you have any experience of converting Midi to AC7?
  9. Please find attached my first ever conversion from Korg PA 80 Factory Style: Progressive from Bank 5 to the Casio CKF format file. Please unzip the file and load the CKF in your keyboard. PROGRE80.zip Enjoy! And let me know how it sounds! Thank you
  10. Hi chaps, After browsing this forums for several days since I got my CTK 6200 for two weeks so found that you can't really create a new rhythm from scratch . My ideal instrument now would be CTK 7200 but I got a good deal on ebay for a few months used CTK 6200 for £100 delivered Yesterday, I was trying to convert the rhythms/styles from Korg PA series to the Casio CKF so that I could load this into my CTK 6200. My workflow is: 01. Convert Korg PA style to Yamaha PSR 630 (SSF 1 styles which is actually midi file SMF format 0). I used Style Works XT style converter. 02. Rename the converted file extension .STY to .MID 03. Open the MIDI file in your sequencer (I used Cakewalk Pro 9 - old but very easy to use. You could use Anvil Studio free or something you're familiar with) 04. Change the drum track(s) from Channel 9 to Channel 10 05. Change bass track to Channel 11 06. Tweaks tracks for Chord tracks 12 to 16 (***Issues see below) 07. Test by connecting to your keyboard and playing each part as you hear the actual out from the Keyboard. (I actually connect the keyboard and set midi output of sequencer to keyboard before even opening converted file) 08. Save the file of you're happy. 09. Launch Casio Rhythm converter (part of IDES suit for last generation keyboards such as CTK 900 etc.) and open the converted style MIDI file 10. Set the markers for Casio rhythm parts i.e. Intro, variation, ending, fill etc. according to what is marked in the midi file converted and marked for Yamaha style. The Rhythm converter needs the starting point and number of bars so actual sequence in the midi file doesn't matter as long as you specify the part correctly 11. Convert to CKF rhythm by menu option Convert to Pattern which will save as Casio CKF file 12. Copy to your SD card in the Casio specific folder 13. Now load the rhythm (CKF) file in your keyboard in one of the user styles slot. 14. Now play! and have fun! *** Issues: The Casio CKF file only support 5 tracks for auto-accompaniment rhythm * Channel 10: Drum track * Channel 11: Bass track * Channel 12: Chord 1 track * Channel 13: Chord 2 track * Channel 14: Chord 3 track But the new generation of keyboards (CTK 6000/6200/7000/7200) supports 8 tracks for a rhythm in new AC7 file format. Technically it supports: * Channel 10 to 14 similar to CKF format plus 2 more channels * Channel 15: Chord 4 track * Channel 16: Chord 5 track which is great news and it makes the new generation Casio to stand with Yamaha, Roland and Korg in terms of style track counts. But right know I cannot utilise the track 15 and 16 due to stuck in the conversion from Midi to CKF. So I cannot transform the Korg PA styles to Casio rhythm completely and bound to exclude/ignore track 15 and 16. What I need is SMF(MIDI) to AC7 converter which has not seen the light of the day yet. Well, this is my journey so far. I think I am kind of happy because I have happily converted Korg PA series Progressive style and playing with the on my Casio 6200 but I would be more glad If I could completely reproduce the complete Korg rhythm for my keyboard Any help/comments would be great! I would share my converted Korg style with you guys soon for your feedback. Cheers, iNain
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