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  1. You are missing the point I have been trying to make. "LATEST VERSION" DOES NOT APPLY when it comes to the Casio Data Management software. EACH VERSION IS EXCLUSIVELY MODEL SPECIFIC. Older versions will not work on newer (or more advanced) models and newer (latest) versions will not work on older (or less advanced) models. In the past, I have wasted many hours trying to help users who have had the "latest" version, which turned out to be the "wrong" version for their particular model. So I need to know the version of software you have and the model of your keyboard. Then I can point you to the download link for the correct version of the software, if you have the wrong version, and I can also point you to the download link for the correct software's User's Guide that will give you the procedures you are looking for. Also, the procedures can vary from slightly to significantly from one model "class" to the next (older/newer - basic/advanced). BTW: The Data Management software resides on your computer's hard drive, not on your keyboard, and it transfers data between the computer and the keyboard, but the data does not come from the Data Management software, itself. It comes from the file folder on your computer's hard drive, USB Flash drive, etc, where you have chosen to store it.
  2. A very difficult decision, indeed ! The iTunes and GooglePlay sites make the following statement about ChrodanaPlay compatibility: " Compatible with LK-265, CTK-2500, CTK-2550, and CTK-3500 keyboard models. " Obviously, the LK-280 is not on this list. That is very unfortunate, as the LK-280 includes some of the more advanced convenience features of the CTK/WK workstation models, and since you have expressed interest in the LK-280, I would recommend one of the ChordanaPlay compatible CTK models, except that they lack the key-lighting feature, which could be a fortunate learning incentive to a 3 year old, of the LK-265. It is possible to convert Standard MIDI FIles (SMF), from various sources (including the internet) to be compatible with the standard "Learning" features of any of the Casio CTK/WK/LK models, but they would lack the more sophisticated features of ChordanaPlay. ChorddanaPlay is a system unto itself. Once you understand the process, the aforementioned conversion is really rather simple for a power user, but is definitely not for the uninitiated. Here is a YouTube video clip showing the conversion process. The clip shows the LK-280, but the process will work for any CTK/WK/LK model with "Learning" features, but with key-lighting only for the LK models. Good luck with your decision !
  3. Wav

    Have you downloaded and reviewed the Data Manager 6.1 User's Guide ? http://support.casio.com/storage/en/support/download_files/en/008/manuals/DM61-E-1A.pdf The abve site can be slow at times. The last time I downloaded this, it took almost 5 minutes, so be patient. You will find the specific information you are looking for on Page 25. The files you want to convert and load onto the SD Card must be in the 44.1KHz 16 bit Standard Windows WAV file format. Other audio file formats (MP3, AIFF, etc) can not be converted and loaded onto the SD Card.
  4. Kirit The only User Tone file archive, for the newer boards, that I am aware of, is in the Downloads section here on this forum: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/files/category/39-ctk-wk/ I hope you can find something there that you can use. With very rare exceptions, anything you find here (tones, rhythms, etc) should work pretty much across the board on the entire CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX product line. Unlike the older CTK/WK models, for which Casio released 100 after-market User Tones and over 100 after-market User Rhythms, they only ever released 50 User Rhythms, of somewhat limited use, and no User Tones, at all, for the new 6XXX/7XXX models, and even now, those 50 User Rhythms have been removed from all of the Casio websites (but they are included in the above Download section). While those User Rhythms for the older boards can be imported into the new boards, the old User Tones can not, due to differences in the sound engines.
  5. Data Manager can't connect to my keyboard

    Mukul Please note the date to the right of the original poster's name. You are responding to a thread that is almost a year old. I have no idea what the final resolution was on this, but I am sure the original poster either has a resolution, or has given up in frustration by now. Even so, I am glad you revived this thread, as it makes my point in your other recent post, on transferring tone files to your keyboard. I stated that we need to know the model of your keyboard, and this post is a very good example why. The original poster states that he has the correct version of Data Manager software, yet the image he posted indicates the he is running Data Manager 6.1, and that is exactly his problem. The CTK-4400 will not work with Data Manager 6.1. It needs Data Manager 5.0. So, in your other recent thread, we are going to need to make sure the version of your Data Manager software correctly matches your keyboard model, or we can end up wasting a lot of time and effort.
  6. First, we need to make sure you have the correct version of Data Management software. The version you need is determined by the model of your keyboard, so before we can begin, we need to know the model of your keyboard. Please see my response to an older thread on this topic, that you recently revived: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/12909-data-manager-cant-connect-to-my-keyboard/&do=findComment&comment=41238
  7. auto sustain?

    You use reverb in increasing amounts to simulate the "echo" when playing in: a small room a large room a concert hall an auditorium a band shell Adding a small amount of chorus effect and a bit of delay effect (if available) to full reverb simulates music heard across a body of water, such as a lake.
  8. Nick What you describe as a DAW/Workstation performance relationship is known as "close (or tight) integration". The most recent Roland/Yamaha hardware devices that support this are: the Roland Fantom series (now discontinued) the current Roland FA Series the Yamaha Motif Series (now discontinued) the current Yamaha MOXF Series the current Yamaha Montage While any of the above devices allow you to pre-arrange backing tracks with preset drum and arppegio patterns that can be set to follow left-hand chord play, they are not real-time arrangers, in the fullest sense, with fully orchestrated auto-accompaniment. Casio does not currently offer anything that fits into the close-integration field, but perhaps future releases in the XW, PX, and MZ-X lines will be a step in that direction. In recent years, Roland has drawn back from the full-featured high-end professional arranger-workstation market, and Yamaha's only offerings that would come anywhere near to close-DAW integration capabilities are the recently discontinued Tyros-5 and the recently released Genos, but both of these devices run in the $5000 - $6000 USD range, and as "arrangers", their DAW integration is still limited, compared to that of the Fantom, FA, Motif, MOXF devices. I am sorry I can not discuss the Korg lines, but I lack experience with their lines. I would say the the PA-4X and the recently released PA-1000 might bear looking at, but I assume you would still have the same problem. As Alen has already stated, there still exists a strong dichotomy between how manufacturers see the professional non-arranger (ROMpler) music production market and the home/amateur/professional music entertainment market. Over on the PSR-Tutorial Forum there are currently several very heated discussions in progress of the recently released Genos (arranger) workstation and its continued lack of some of the finer features of the top-end non-arranger models that make them the successful music production tools that they are, with close DAW integration being one of those features. It seems that recently included features are more of a DJ-groovebox nature than of a true studio music production nature. At this point, I am afraid that exactly what you are looking for still does not quite exist, so I think that you are going to find that some serious compromises are going to be necessary. I wish you all the luck in making the correct ones.
  9. CDP-130 as a player piano

    For some reason, Microsoft decided to do away with the Windows MIDI-Mapper of Windows-XP in Windows Vista, so the Windows Media Player's output is locked to the Microsoft Wavetable Synth by the Windows Registry. You have three options for getting around this: One is to manually hack the Windows Registry to redirect Windows Media Player's output to the sound module device of your choice, but this is not recommended, unless you are a power user, and has the disadvantage of requiring a "hack" every time you want to change it. Second is to install a small utility program that restores the MIDI Mapper capability of Windows-XP. This is probably the all-around best choice, as it works with any number of different programs and hardware devices that require MIDI mapping, and would allow you to continue using Window's Media Player, if that is what you are used to, or prefer. Third is to install an independent MIDI player program that has its own MIDI Mapper built-in. For a MIDI Mapper utility, I recommend PLW MIDI Mapper. It is actually billed as a Windows Vista utility, but I have had it running on a 64-bit Vista desktop and two 64-bit Windows-7 laptops for several years now, and have several friends that are running it on Windows-8 laptops. It seems to be a fairly unversal program. You can download it from: http://sierrahelp.com/Utilities/SoundUtilities/PutzlowitschsVistaMIDI_Mapper.html The above site gives you two possible download links - the author's (Putzlowitsch) site or the Sierra Help site. Either one should be a "safe" site. If you would prefer to get away from Windows Media Player and go with an independent player, I recommend vanBasco's Karaoke Player. Do not let the name Karaoke mislead you. It is every bit a MIDI player. It started out as a MIDI player, and the Karaoke option was added later. It can be downloaded from: http://www.vanbasco.com/karaokeplayer/ Good luck!
  10. CDP-130 as a player piano

    Yes! See Pages EN-11 and EN-12 of the CDP-130 manual. The CDP-130 is "Class Compliant", which means it will work with the generic driver that is built-in to Windows, so it will not require you to manually download and install a driver. The first time you connect the CDP-130 to the computer with what is commonly referred to as a "USB printer cable", Windows will automatically install the driver from the computer's hard drive. After that, you need only select the keyboard as the preferred MIDI device in whatever MIDI file player software you are using.
  11. auto sustain?

    I am not certain what you mean by Auto-sustain, and the CTK-3400SK manual makes no reference to it. The only way the keyboard has of knowing when tones are to be sustained is for the player to hold down and release the keys or by pressing and releasing the pedal. I wonder if you are confusing SUSTAIN with REVERB. To turn REVERB on, press the FUNCTION button repeatedly until "Reverb" appears in the display, then press the Plus/Minus buttons repeatedly to set the amount of reverb between 1 and 10, but reverb can not be considered sustain, as once it is turned on, it stays on until manually turned off, and this can not be done fast enough to be in accordance with a score.
  12. sjrocks Private Message to tnicoson on Thursday at 01:49 AM: " Pls read my last post and help me out. " tnicoson's public response to sjrocks on Saturday 11/04/2017 at 10:27 AM CDT: Have been away for several days for a cardiac procedure that did not go as well as expected. Will need to be here for a few more days yet, so had my Sis bring my laptop to me. Sorry if you missed any performances. I recommend backing up any User Data you may have on the CTK-7300IN and performing an Initialize ALL as described in the right hand column on Page 135 of the manual. If that does not resolve the problem, then whatever caused the strange noise most likely damaged the sound engine and/or the audio processing circuits, and the CTK-7300IN will need to be taken/sent to a service center for repair. I do not have any replacement piano tones to send, but User Tones are just a set of parameters. They do not include the wave samples, as those are permanent within the keyboard. I have made the Private Message and this response public in order to keep the complete thread intact.
  13. Quantizing on the CTK6200

    Rochard From the symptoms you describe, I suspect that you are trying to use the EASY RECord method on Page E-63 of the manual to record BOTH your initial track(s) AND your subsequent tracks. That can not be done. The EASY RECord method records to the System Track [Track-17 (the virtual "A-Tracks)]. Once performance data is recorded to the System Track (Track-17), any attempt to add data to it results in total erasure of all previously recorded data in it (all 16 virtual A-Tracks). Adding data (tracks) must be done to Tracks 01-16 [ the "real" tracks (the "B-Tracks)] with the Recording Individual Tracks method beginning on Page E-67, but will require prior review of the information under What you can do with the Song Sequencer on Pages E-65 and E-66, in order to fully understand the process. Of course, you have the option of recording all performance data to the "real" B-Tracks with the Recording Individual Tracks method, with one exception. Recording of any performance data which invludes Auto-accompaniment (Rhythms) MUST be recorded to the System Track [Track-17 (the virtual "A-Tracks)] as this is the ONLY track which will record Auto-accompaniment data. As long as you retain your song file in the native Casio CMS format the 16 virtual A-Tracks and the 16 real B-tracks will remain in total isolation of one another, but if you intend to convert your song file to SMF format, you must pay attention to which tracks are used, as B-Track data will block corresponding A-Track extraction during the CMS-to-SMF conversion process. Track assignment of Auto-accompaniment performance data to the 16 virtual "A-Tracks" {System Track 17) is shown in the table in the right hand column of Page E-65.
  14. Quantizing on the CTK6200

    Yes, but it gets a bit intricate, as you have to use the keyboard's Event Editor Copy procedure as described on Page E-88 of the manual. You will copy your recorded 8 bars and insert the copy at the beginning of bar 9 and again at the beginning of bar 17, and so on, for the desired length of the complete song. If you recorded your initial 8 bars using the Easy Record method described on Page E-63, then you will select Track-17 for the copy procedure, as the Easy Record procedure records only to Track-17 (the System Track). Track-17 contains 16 virtual tracks (the A-Tracks) and records all auto-accompaniment data and any right hand performance data associated with it. When you copy measures in Track-17, you copy the data on all 16 virtual tracks simultaneously. If you used the "Recording Individual Tracks" procedure on Page E-67 to record to the individual "real" hardware tracks (the B-Tracks), then you will need to select the track(s) that you recorded your initial data to for the Copy procedure. Unlike Track-17, this procedure copys only one track at a time, so if you recorded to multiple tracks, you will need to perform the Copy procedure individually for each track. If you have not done so already, you may want to refer to the table in the right hand column on Page E-65 for the overall track layout/function. In all actuality, this "17 Track" sequencer is really a 32 track sequencer - 16 virtual " A " Tracks and 16 real " B " Tracks. You will see this eventually, when you get into the Mixer functions. It is a 32 Channel mixer - 16 " A " Channels for the 16 virtual " A " Tracks and 16 " B " Channels for the 16 real " B " Tracks. I hope I have not overwhelmed you with this information, but the Sequencer/Mixer features of the CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX are much more sophisticated and involved than they would appear at first glance. The downside is that they carry a much heftier learning curve than they would appear a first glance, but there is an alternative. The Song Sequencer saves its data to a MIDI file in a Casio proprietary "CMS" format, but it can only be accessed by the keyboard's Song Sequencer. However, it can be saved to a Standard MIDI File (SMF) on an SD Card (Begins at bottom of left hand column on Page E-103) and ported to a computer based DAW software program for editing, but there is one downside and one risk to this. The downside is that once the file is converted, it can not be converted back to CMS format. No software utility was ever written for that. So, it can no longer be loaded into the Song Sequencer's memory and edited or played from there. It can only be played from the SD Card by the keyboard's MIDI file player (a sub-function of the Song Sequencer). The risk is that, per the Standard MIDI Spec, an SMF can only have 16 tracks, but the Song Sequencer's output is, in reality, up to 32 tracks worth of data, so something has to give. During the conversion process, the real "B" Tracks have priority. Any "B" Track that has data and is turned ON in the Mixer will block data from the correspondingly numbered "A" Track from being converted. If this is not taken into account prior to conversion, a surprising and disappointing loss of data will occur. For this reason, I strongly recommend making a secure backup of the original CMS file before starting the conversion process. Now, if the downside and risk of doing this are of little or no consequence to you, then you may want to consider this alternate procedure, as it is much more straight forward and easier than the Song Sequencer method. For some (many?/most?) users, the one way conversion is of no consequence, as they actually prefer SMF's to play back from the SD Card, and some (many?/most?) habitually record only to the "A" Tracks or the "B" Tracks, so the track conversion priority is of no consequence to them. Best of luck !
  15. Quantizing on the CTK6200

    No ! The Song Sequencers of the CTK/WK-6XXX models are strictly straight-forward "linear" sequencers. They do not loop. To get into that, you need the Pattern Sequencers of the CTK/WK-7XXX, or XW-P1/G1, or MZ-X300/X500 models.