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  1. OK Dalandra ! Glad you got it all sorted. I apologize if any of my "edits in progress" confused you, as I mistakenly thought you were talking "in general" about the LK-280's built-in songs. There is not much you can do about those. They are pretty much "what you get is what you get", but I realized very late in this discussion that you were talking either primarily or exclusively about the MIDI file you had originally posted. Once I realized that, things began to fall into place, and hopefully, my "edits in progress" began to make more sense. Normally, I do these things in the wee hours of the morning, so unless you are a night owl, like me, you will never see the two or three or four "takes" I do to get a reply "mostly" (?) right.
  2. You can only assign two adjacent channels at a time as the Navigate Channels to light the keys. That is a design limitation of the LK-280. In the MIDI file you posted above, Tracks 1 and 2 are the right and left hand parts, and Track 6 is a bass part. If the key-lighting is correct for Tracks 1 and 2, you are all set for them, but if the lighting seems to be switched around, then you need to use your sequencer sortware to swap the data for those two tracks, or swap the MIDI Channels that those two tracks transmit on, so the the left hand part is on the lower channel. Once that is done, you need to merge the Track 6 data with the data in the left hand track, or just set Track 6 to transmist on the same channel as the left hand Navigate track.
  3. Sergio What you are describing is done on the CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX Workstations by making the desired changes (Part On/Off, Tone, Volume, Pan, etc.) with the Mixer Section and performing a "Panel Record" to save the changes, but the PX-780 has no Mixer Section and no "Panel Record" feature. Its song editing capabilities are very coarse: song delete, track delete, and re-record (Punch-In) of an entire section of the song. There is no provision for the precise type of editing you describe.
  4. Not sure what you mean by having "all the keys light up". If you mean you want all 61 keys to light up at the same time, none of the "LK" keyboards can do that. If you mean you want the keys for the accompaniment notes to light up as well as the keys you play, there again, none of the "LK" units can do that. The only keys that will light during "live" play are those that you play yourself. The only keys that will light, when you play the internal songs are those that you WOULD be playing, if you were playing the song in "live" play. The LK-280 also allows you to assign any two adjacent channels (01-16) as Navigate Channels. The higher numbered Navigate Channel would normally handle the right hand notes and the lower the left hand notes. You only assign the higher (right hand) channel, and the keyboard automatically assigns the adjacent lower channel as the left hand channel. When you play a MIDI song, only notes on the assigned Navigate Channels will light the keys, and even at that, the LK-280 can only light 10 keys maximum at a time. Having all incoming notes or all notes in a demo or internal song lighting all the keys would be confusing, and would make the "learning" features completely useless, but if you want to learn the various parts of a MIDI song you can keep reassigning the Navigate Channels and "learn" all the parts one at a time (The LK-280 allows you to "turn off" either one of the Navigate Channels, so that only one lights its associated keys.). The LK unit I have is not as sophisticated as the LK-280, and only allows one Navigate Channel for just the right hand that is fixed at Channel 1, so I do not know if my "reassign" suggestion will work for the LK-280's demo/internal songs, but it should work for songs "played" to the LK-280 from an external or computer based sequencer or MIDI file player.
  5. "Rocky" Since I am unsure of your experience with all of this, I apologize if some of the following gets a little too basic. On the PX-350M (or any keyboard, really), USB-MIDI and 5-pin-DIN MIDI are two entirely different circuits, so it is very highly unlikely that both would be defective. I suspect a subtle set up problem, somewhere. Let's start with USB-MIDI. Since the 350M can send audio to your DAW, we know the DAW has the proper "Audio Device" selected in its audio setup menus, but if you have not already done so, you need to make a similar selection in your DAW's "MIDI Device" set up menus. In there, you should see and select the device labeled "Casio USB-MIDI". The 350M is "Class Compliant", so you should not need to install any drivers, over and above those which are already built-in to your operating system (Windows or MAC-OS), and which will load and activate automatically the first time you connect the 350M. While we are on the subject of operating systems, what operating system are you running? Some combinations of keyboard/PC hardware can have USB-MIDI problems with Windows-8/10, particularly Windows-10. You also need to ensure that the 350M is tranmitting on the same MIDI Channel that the DAW is "looking" for data on, and vice versa. See Item 7-1 "KeyboardCh" under "MIDI Group" in the Function menu (Page E-45 in the manual). This applies to USB-MIDI as well as 5-pin-DIN-MIDI. Again, sorry if this seems overly elementary, but it is something that does get overlooked from time to time, especially in the heat of frustration. Now, 5-pin-DIN-MIDI is a different story. I'm not really sure what is going on there, so we need to set up a trouble-shooting connection. Since your "other" keyboard is able to communicate with your DAW, we know its 5-pin-DIN-MIDI is working OK. Connect the 350M and your "other" keyboard's 5-pin-DIN-MIDI connections together, set both to transmit and receive on MIDI Channel 1 and see if they will communicate with each other. If they do, then you know that the 350M's 5-pin-DIN-MIDI is operating OK, and you have a set up problem somewhere between the 350M and your DAW. If the two keyboards will not communicate, you know there is either something wrong with the 350M's 5-pin-DIN-MIDI set up or the 5-pin-DIN-MIDI circuit is defective. This assumes that your "other" keyboard has full MIDI IN/OUT capabilities. If it is a "controller" with just a MIDI OUT, at least connect that to the 350M's MIDI IN to see if the 350M will receive MIDI data from it. Also, I strongly recommend a MIDI test utility. It can save a lot of time when trouble-shooting MIDI problems: for Windows: http://www.midiox.com/ for MAC-OS: http://macdownload.informer.com/advice/Midi_Utility.html Good luck! Let us know how things work out.
  6. Hmmm ! It's working OK for me. I just downloaded the PX-560 .INS file for Sonar. I am running Windows-7 (64 bit) with the latest version of Firefox.
  7. Are your headphones equipped with an 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch adapter on the end of the cord? If they are, and you unplug only the 1/8 inch connection, leaving the 1/4 inch adapter in the phones jack, the presence of the 1/4 inch adapter in the phones jack will keep the speakers cut off. You must remove the entire phones connection, including the adapter.
  8. The information you seek can be found in the Appendix that came with the WK-240/CTK-4400 manual. You can download both the manual and its appendix from: http://support.casio.com/en/manual/manualfile.php?cid=008001061 The WK-240/CTK-4400 (The WK-240 is the 76 key version of the CTK-4400.) actually have four different harmonica tones. From the high quality tone bank, you have tone numbers 128, 129, and 130, and from the lower quality, polyphony saving, GM tone bank, you have tone number 478. For proper attention, future questions regarding your CTK-4400 should be posted in the Other CTK/WK Models sub-forum below.
  9. You will probably have better luck coming up with a 1/4 inch to 3.5mm adapter and use a mic with a standard connection.
  10. Jacques See Page EN-70 of the PX-560's manual. Use the BALANCE Screen to adjust the Line In Volume.
  11. Typical of most (ALL ?) Casio keyboards equipped with an "Audio In" connection, signals applied to that connection can not be recorded with that keyboard's USB Audio Recorder. See the "NOTE" in the right hand column of Page EN-9 of the CGP-700 manual. Casio seems to prefer this design in order to avoid litigation for complicity in the piracy of copyrighted materials. So, voice recording would have to be done with computer/DAW-software or a stand-alone audio recorder (Tascam, Fostex, etc). It might be possible to connect a "dynamic" mic to the CGP-700's Audio In with a mono-to-stereo adapter and use the keyboard as a sort of "mixer" to mix the voice signal with the keyboard's output and send them to a computer/DAW or stand-alone recorder, but the level and impedance of the Audio In would not match those of the microphone, so the recorded voice quality might suffer. The "proper" connections would require a Mic/Stereo-Line or straight 3/4 channel mixer. It's too bad the CGP-700 does not have a MIC IN connection like some of the CTK/WK models.
  12. Ali, To recap some of Scott's comments: If you are trying to power the LK-41 from the USB port, that will not work. Power the LK-41 from batteries or the proper power adapter. Most keyboard drivers have a Manufacturer ID embedded in them. If the ID in the driver does not match the ID in the keyboard's firmware, they will not connect, so it is not surprising that the Yamaha and Korg drivers would not work. In the early days of Vista-64, Casio did not write a 64 bit driver for the WK-3800, so I had to modify a Roland-Edirol 64 bit driver. All I had to do was replace the Roland ID in the driver with the Casio ID, and it worked fine. Speaking of drivers, the bit depth of the driver MUST match the bit depth of the operating system. Drivers are essentially "plug-ins". You can not connect a 64 bit "plug-in" to a 32 bit socket and vice versa - and Compatibility Mode can not correct for this. Compatibility Mode is for programs, not drivers and plug-ins. Here again, in the early days of 64 bit operating systems, those who were quick to upgrade found that suddenly none of their 32 bit VSTi plug-ins would work anymore. They had a choice of back-leveling their OS or doing without their VSTi plug-ins until the plug-in authors could write 64 bit versions. Also, speaking of drivers, before proceeding further, you may want to uninstall any of those "tons" of erroneous drivers that may still be on your system so as to avoid any unseen conflicts. Go to the following site: http://support.casio.com/en/support/download.php?cid=008&pid=20 Scroll down to the Drivers section. Since you are now running Win-7 64 bit, you want the following driver: Digital Keyboards/ Pianos/ Key Lighting Digital Piano PL-40R Windows® 7(64-bit)/® 8(64-bit)/® 8.1(64-bit) Version 1.2 When you click on that driver, you will get the following message: [Drivers] Windows® 7(64-bit)/® 8(64-bit)/® 8.1(64-bit) - Version 1.2 Supported Models CTK-710/ CTK-720/ CTK-800/ CTK-810/ CTK-810IN/ CT-599/ CT-799/ LK-90/ LK-92TV/ LK-180TV/ LK-280CDTV/ LK-93TV/ LK-94/ LK-95TV/ LK-201TV/ LK-202TV/ LK-203TV/ LK-300TV/ LK-41/ LK-200S/ LK-210/ LK-301BB/ LK-70S/ WK-110/ WK-3300/ WK-3800/ WK-8000/ PX-400R/ PX-200/ PX-320/ PX-410R/ PX-575R/ PX-800/ AP-80R/ AP-500/ PL-40R/ Notice that the LK-41 is specifically listed as one of the compatible devices. Many Casio users are successfully using this driver for Windows-10. The only reason that Windows-10 is not listed is because it had not been released yet, when this site was posted, but as you have already discovered, certain combinations of Windows-10 and some computer hardware have problems with USB-MIDI. I suspect it has something to do with the computer's firmware bios. The LK-41 is not "Class Compliant". It will not work with the driver that is built-in to Windows, so download and install the above driver onto you Win-7/64 system. In closing, the Audio-to-MIDI converters you asked about are pretty gimmicky. They work, after a fashion, for simple, single note at a time, passages, but for complex scores with full chords, harmony, passing tones, etc, they usually fall flat. Best of luck - I hope this gets you going!
  13. OK Mark ! To save Mixer setting changes/corrections after the fact, as you are trying to do, you need to perform a "Panel Record" after you have made the changes. See the right hand column on Page E-72 of the manual. This will write the changes into the Song file header.
  14. You will not find any "downloadable" drivers for the CTK-6300IN, as there are none. The CTK-6300IN is "Class Compliant". It is designed to work with the drivers that have been built-in to Windows since XP Service Pack 2 (including Windows 10) and the last several iterations of MAC-OS. That is to say, the drivers you seek "should" already be part of your operating system. Admittedly, Windows 10 has more than its share of problems with USB-MIDI, but these are typically due to damaged or missing files in the operating system build. By far, the majority of these problems appear to be with systems that have been upgraded to Windows 10 from earlier versions, and often require a re-install of the upgrade. Try a Google or Bing search on "USB-MIDI problems with Windows 10" for ideas on how to deal with the problems, but as a start, if your computer has both USB-2 and USB-3 ports, make sure you are using a USB-2 port, as many (most ?) USB-3 ports have problems with USB-MIDI. Keep in mind that, while the problem you are experiencing, is not unusual, it is also not generic or "across the board". There are many Casio (and other) owners whose keyboards are working fine with the "Class Compliant" drivers that are built-in to Windows-10. .
  15. You do not state which "Parts" the Mixer volumes are not being saved for. See Note 1 at the end of the Parameter List in the right hand column of Page 127 of the WK-6500 manual. The only Mixer volumes that are saved as power-on or power resume defaults or as part of a Registration are for Parts A01 through A04, which are UPPER-1, UPPER-2, LOWER, and Auto-Hamonize, respectively. Mixer volumes for all other Parts - that is: Parts A05 through A16 and B01 through B16 are saved by the Song Sequencer as part of a Song. If your Mixer volumes for Parts A01 through A04 are intermittently not being saved, then you may have faulty flash memory, but if this is the case. it seems that items other than Mixer volumes would also be intermittently not getting saved.