Joe Muscara

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  2. Hmmm. That is interesting then. I'm not sure where the issue might be. I will have to ponder it. Meanwhile, you might want to dig around online and see if you can find your solution elsewhere. I'm not exactly sure where would be best to try, but you could try Apple's support discussions, the forums here http://www.macosaudio.com , the forums at MacRumors, and maybe even Keyboard Corner at forums.musicplayer.com.
  3. That will do, though you shouldn't have this issue. I'm not sure where in the chain the problem exists, but we now know it's not the Casio. Some setting in your Mac(s) could be better, but I cannot tell what from here. I still think you should do this. If that's also too quiet, then we can narrow it down and suggest some possibilities for you.
  4. MIDI Monitor should tell you how hard you are striking the keys. The values should range for 0-127. If you're not getting anywhere near 127 when you play hard, that could be an issue. Another thing you could try if you have access to one is to try another keyboard with your Mac. If you have the same problem, it's in the Mac somewhere. Next thing to try based on what you wrote is playing back something else through whatever DAW you're using. For instance, there are tons of loops that come with GarageBand. Drop one of those in GB and play it. If the volume of that is also low, then it has nothing to do with the keyboard. It's some setting in your computer. Here's one crazy possibility — are you sure it's playing back through the headphones and not the internal speaker? Take the headphones off and listen to where the sound is coming from.
  5. If you're really concerned, you could do what Casio did when they shipped it. I know on mine, there was some light tape along the front edge of the keys. You'd have to use a tape that didn't leave any residue.
  6. Nah, shouldn't be a problem.
  7. That Casio Privia bag is fine. It's probably the best fit out there. Many of us use it all the time. Like any gig bag, it depends on how you use it. If you're loading in with lots of other gear, any gig bag might not be enough.
  8. You should be able to save a WAV file to the USB flash drive, insert it, and select the file from the audio recorder. See pages EN-47 and EN-57 of the manual.
  9. What kind of pedal (make, manufacturer) is it?
  10. I'm not stopping you. If you feel you get what you need from software alone, go for it. If you still think the question needs to be answered, why don't you contact the person who wrote the post that you linked to?
  11. It looks like those are songs you've recorded.
  12. I'm NOT saying that software, videos, etc. are bad ways to learn or that they have no advantages. They can be very useful and if they get more people playing and enjoying music, that's great. But YOU asked where they are lacking and I answered. Technique isn't just finger numbers. Body, arm, and hand positions can be shown, but if you don't do it right, there's no one to tell you that. If there are weaknesses in your playing, I don't know of any software that can tell you, "hey, your fourth finger is weak, you need to develop that and here are some exercises for it," or "to get from here to here, instead of what you're doing try doing it this way instead." Meanwhile, my piano teacher does this with me all the time. I've seen it tons of times. Someone will post about having some physical difficulties which seem likely due to issues with their technique, and the only answer is for them to find a teacher who can analyze what they're doing and correct it.
  13. Yes! It's all in the manual and you can connect your keyboard to a computer to do it, or use a USB flash drive (I think). There appear to be some songs from Casio you can download, and you can also use MIDI files. http://support.casio.com/storage/en/manual/pdf/EN/008/PX850_EN.pdf
  14. The first thing I would check are the headphones themselves. Make sure the headphones sound full and have bass response with other sources. The other thing might be that for some reason, the headphones aren't connected properly and somehow you're getting the sound in mono and maybe things are cancelling each other out.
  15. Proper technique. There are aspects of this that are much better suited to someone observing how you play. Software or videos can tell you what you should be doing, but they cannot give you feedback to tell you if you're doing it correctly or not.