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  1. Need help with my Casio Privia

    If you use headphones with an 1/8 inch (3.5mm) to 1/4 inch stereo adapter, make sure the adapter has not been left in one of the PHONES jacks. An adapter left in either one of the PHONES jacks will cut off the speakers. If that is not the problem, plug in a set of headhones and check for sound from them. If you get sound through the headphones, but not through the speakers, insert the headphones into each of the PHONES jacks several times, in case the speakers/phones switch in either of the jacks is stuck. If this does not resolve the problem, see Page E-24 of the manual to ensure that the Back-up feature is turned off, then power the PX-150 OFF/ON. When the PX-150 is powered ON with the Back-up feature off, all settings are reset to their initial factory values. If this does not resolve the problem, the PX-150 will most likely need to go to a service center for repair. There is no "MUTE" feature on the PX-150, other than just turning the main volume knob all the way down - BTW - have you checked that? Sorry, I should have asked THAT first.
  2. The CDP-120 is "Class Compliant", which means it will work with the generic driver that has been built-in to Windows since XP Service Pack 2 and the last several versions of MAC-OS. It should not be necessary to download and manually install any after-market or third party drivers. Just follow the instructions on Page E-9 of the CDP-120 manual, and your computer will automatically install (activate) the generic driver from its own hard drive. Once that is done, you will need to go into your music software's (LMMS, etc) MIDI setup menu and select Casio Keyboard as the desired USB-MIDI device.
  3. ctk 7000

    Kirit Once you have saved your modified tone to a User Tone slot in internal memory per the instructions in the right hand column of Page E-46 of the manual, you can save it from there to the SD Card using the instructions entitled "Saving Digital Keyboard Data to a Memory Card" beginning in the lower half of the left hand column on Page E-138. From the table in Step 3 in the right hand column of that page, use Sub-steps 1 and 2 in the "One user tone" section of that table to select the User Tone that you want to save to the SD Card, and then continue to Step 4 and then on to Steps 5, 6, 7, and 8 on the following page. There are two pitfalls in the above procedure that many users miss. First, in Step 2, press the Card button to take the keyboard OUT of Card Mode, if it is currently in that mode. Even though you are saving a User Tone to the Card, you can not do that if the keyboard is in Card Mode. Card Mode is for dealing with Audio File recordings, not for saving/loading tones, rhythms, etc. Second, in Step 4 in the right hand column of Page E-138, press AND HOLD the FUNCTION button while you momentarily press the LOAD/SAVE button. Many users miss the "AND HOLD" part. At this point, you will be at the - Rhythm Load - page, which is the first page of a multi-page menu, so you will need to press the DOWN ARROW button as many times as necessary to page-down to the page for saving a User Tone. The manual is not very clear about that. Good luck !
  4. motor boating noise

    Motor-boating is, typically, the symptom of a failed, or failing, bias (NOT BIOS - that is a computer term and a different subject entirely) feedback capacitor in one of the audio amplification stages. Now, that said, further discussion of that phenomenon would be beyond the scope of this discussion. Suffice it to say that this situation was much more prevalent it the days of discrete component electron tube type equipment, because of the much higher voltages, currents, and temperatures common to those devices, but it can, and does occur in discrete transistor devices and today's micro-miniature integrated circuit devices. The problem is that most service bench technicians of today are trained and experienced in board diagnostics and replacements rather than discrete component diagnostics and replacement, due primarily to the intricate design or today's densely populated integrated circuit boards and the inherent difficulty of field replacement of discrete components. What disappoints me, in your case, is that you sent a defective device to Casio, and they returned it to you with the defect still in tact. They should have, at least, been able to isolate the problem to a specific circuit board and provide you with a reasonable estimate of repair charges, if it was no longer under warranty, or to have returned a repaired or replacement unit if it was under warranty. If it was under warranty when you first sent it to them, then they still owe you an effective repair or complete replacement, even if it is no longer under warranty, but that is between you and Casio. I have no control over that, but you may want to make an appeal to Casio's Mike Martin here, if you are unable to reach a reasonable solution with Casio's repair center.
  5. playback only one track

    Use the MIXER to turn OFF the tracks you do not want to hear Keep in mind that you can not overdub on the System Track (Track 17, which contains Virtual Tracks A01 thru A16). You can only overdub on "real" Tracks B01 thru B16.
  6. No ! ! ! The sound engines on the new CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX models have been completely redesigned and are totally different from the sound engines on the older WK-3XXX models. While you can import rhythm files from the old models to the new models, tones from the old models are completely incompatible with the new sound engines. When you do move a tone from one unit to a compatible equivalent unit, all you are actually porting between the two are the wave shaping parameters. The wave samples themselves remain in sample ROM on the source machine, but this is no problem, as the target machine will have its own identical wave sample. If you move those wave shaping parameters to an incompatible machine, the required wave sample would not be there, and the Casio CTK/WK models have no way of exporting their wave samples.
  7. sad

    Paolo You know, there is the possibility that you just have a defective unit that needs to be repaired. During the past two years of experiencing this problem, have you considered contacting Casio Support to arrange for a bench test and possible repair? At this point, I fear that the chance for a possible warranty repair or replacement may have already slipped by.
  8. CTK574 Tone Switch

    Chris The information you seek is normally found in the back of the manual or in a separate fold-out "appendix" sheet, that came with the manual, but none of this information is available any longer for the CTK-574. It is no longer available in the Casio archives. So far, I have been unable to determine if the CTK-574 is a GM1 or GM2 Tone Bank keyboard. If it is GM1, then Bank Select Codes (MSB/LSB) are not necessary, as there is only one bank, and Program Change codes for instrument selection can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_MIDI#Program_change_events I suspect, by its age, that it is GM1, but a couple of eBay ads I found for it state that it has 9 drum kits, which would indicate that it is a GM2 instrument. In that case, Bank and Tone selection would be according to the GM2 spec: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_MIDI_Level_2#Program_and_bank_change_events If you are not getting a response from the CTK-574 when you press keys on the MIDI controller, then you most likely have a set up problem (probably the CTK-574's MIDI set up), or a hardware problem - bad cable or bad MIDI-IN port on the CTK-574. The controller MIDI-OUT to CTK-574 MIDI-IN connections, you mention above, are correct. If your controller came with a set of setup or mapping templates, you should select the "GM" or "GM2" template, if they are available. For the purists in the group, I realize that there are actually only "GM" and "GM2" specs, but have used the term "GM1" in place of "GM" to emphasize the differences for someone who is relatively new to this technology.
  9. Lk-160 on windows 10?

    The LK-160 is Class Compliant, meaning that it will work with the USB-MIDI driver that has been built-in to Windows since XP Service Pack 2. You should not need to load any manufacturer specific (Casio) after-market driver. If you did install an after-market driver before you connected the LK-160 to your computer, you should uninstall that driver and reboot the computer. Then connect the LK-160 and see if the built-in driver will load. The LK-160 should work with Win-10, but Win-10 USB-MIDI is a bit "iffy". Most systems work, but some just don't. The current general consensus is that this may be due to BIOS issues on the host computer. Also, if you have a newer system with USB-2 and USB-3 ports, use a USB-2 port. USB-MIDI does not get on well with USB-3. If your setup will not work with the built-in Class Compliant driver and you want to try the Casio specific driver, then this is the one you should use: http://support.casio.com/en/support/download.php?cid=008&pid=72 The header on this webpage lists only Win-7 and Win-8, because this webpage was published before Win-10 was released. Many here on this forum have had success getting this driver to work with Win-10, but most of those were with the non-Class Compliant models, so no guarantees. The LK-160 is not shown in the Supported Models list, because it is assumed to work with the built-in Class Compliant driver. I have a Vista-64 and two Win-7 64 bit systems all running both the Class Compliant and non-Class Compliant drivers side-by-side. When I connect a Class Compliant board, it uses the Class Compliant driver, and when I connect a non-Class Compliant board, it uses the specific after-market driver for that particular board, so my concern, at this point, is that, if the LK-160 will not work with the built-in Class Complaint driver on your system (even though it should), there is every likelihood that it will not work with this driver either. Good luck !
  10. No! The current line of CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX models does not have Dance Music Mode. You can read about the new models that do have Dance Music Mode here: https://www.casio.com/news/detail/new-keyboards-support-learning-and-enhance-fun-with-dance-music-mode-and-chordana-play-app-connectivity
  11. You can not just "play" Casio rhythms in Yamaha keyboards. They are not compatible. They have to be converted, but there is no software program to easily convert Casio AC7 files to either Yamaha STY files or to MIDI files. I have already given two possible ways to do this manually in my previous reply. I know of no other way to do it. Perhaps someone else here on the forum can provide a different or better way.
  12. There is no converter software to do the "direct" conversion that you are looking for. Casio did publish a converter program for the older WK-3XXX units, and their contemporary CTK counterparts. This was an adjunct module to their IDES Data Management Software, but it converted MIDI files to CKF rhythms (after a fashion), but not vice versa, as you are looking for. The new MZ-X300 and MZ-X500 models can import rhythm files from competative models, but here again, that is going in the opposite direction from what you are looking for. There are two possible work-arounds you can try. Play the source Casio rhythm file (CKF, Z00, AC7) on a Casio keyboard and output its MIDI data to sequencer or DAW software on a computer, and record it as a MIDI file. This requires the keyboard to have the capability of outputing rhythm MIDI data to a MIDI port. Not all models have this capability. The other option is to play the rhythm and save it to an internal Casio "song" file, then use the keyboard's file control commands to export it as a MIDI file on an SD Card, and port that to a computer. Here again, not all models have this capability. Once the rhythm MIDI data is in a file on the computer, it can be converted to a Yamaha style file with software such as Style Magic by MIDISoft: http://www.midisoft.pl/en/
  13. Sly I totally love my old WK-3800 workhorse here. When I had to give up my newer CTK/WK boards, a year or so ago, I made certain I would be able to keep the WK-3800 . . . BUT its clunk clunk clunk when the keys hit bottom just about drives me crazy. Maybe one of these days, I will open it up and put some heavier felt under the keys, but at the moment, that is beyond my level of patience. At least I am on a concrete floor, with no neighbors below me to complain. Imagine my surprise when I dug my 20 some year old WK-1200 out of the back of the closet and racked it up a few weeks ago. Aside from the fact that its entire voice set is early GM, and its rhythms are rudimentary, at best - its keybed is out of this world - both the feel and the sound. Sound ? What sound ? It is completely silent. As a matter of fact, the build quality of the keybed in the WK-1200 is well on par with that of the keybed in my Roland XP-80, which is about the same age. So, what is the difference ? The older Casio boards were made in Japan while the newer ones are built in China - a world of difference in design, manufacturing, and quality control philosophies. I am not sure about the newer Roland boards, but the keybeds in my Juno-Gi and Jupiter-50 were every bit as good as that in my XP-80 and G-1000, which are completely top-notch.
  14. .ZPF files

    By any chance he is confusing .ZPF files with .ZIP files ? ? ? "Extract" is a term that "ZIP" uses for decompressing ('unzipping") their compressed ".ZIP" files.
  15. Potential Purchaser-Registration Question

    A simple on/off switch pedal connected to the "DAMPER" pedal jack can be assigned the function of damper (sustain), soft, or sostenuto. A continuously variable pedal connected to the "ASSIGNABLE" pedal jack can be assigned the function of an expression pedal, while a simple on/off switch pedal connected to the "ASSIGNABLE" pedal jack can be assigned the function of damper (sustain) for: upper main voice; upper layer voice; lower (split) main voice; lower (split) layer voice. There is no provision for assigning the function of any switch connected to any of those jacks as a registration changer.
  16. Grand Piano Button

    If it were possible to re-assign the Grand Piano button, there would be instructions for doing so in the manual. There are no such instructions in the manual.
  17. Maximillion Stage Setting

    It is Factory Stage Setting #1-7. If you have deleted or overwritten it, you can download a complete new set from here: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/files/file/1-px-5s-v110-stage-settings/
  18. Casio CTK-800 and Windows 10

    Alex If a keyboard (regardless of manufacturer) is "Class Compliant", that means it will work with the default driver that has been built-in to Windows since XP Service Pack-2 and the last several versions of MAC-OS, and does not require the installation of an after-market or third party driver. The CTK-800 is NOT Class Compliant, and will require installation of a Casio proprietary after-market driver. This can be downloaded from: http://support.casio.com/en/support/download.php?cid=008&pid=72 Scroll down and click on "I agree", click on "Save File" and "OK" in the pop-up window, and give Windows a path to where you want it downloaded. Unzip the downloaded file and run the resulting executable file (dpinst.exe) to install the driver. The compliant list specifically shows the CTK-800 in the webpage header, but only shows Windows 7 and 8: 32 and 64 bit, but that is primarily because Windows 10 had not been released yet, when this webpage was designed. Some users have reported that they have been able to get this driver to work with Windows 10, while others report that they have not. The difference seems to be dependent upon the particular Windows 10 / hardware combination and is most likely a hardware BIOS and/or chipset issue, but it is certainly worth a try. Casio will assure you that it will not work with Vista 64 bit, but I have been using it just fine to connect my WK-3800 to my 64 bit Vista system since it was released several years ago. If it will install on your system, but does not work, it is just a simple matter of uninstalling it, but most of the time, if there is a problem, it will not even install to begin with. Good luck - Hope it works for you !
  19. Fred What you are asking about is Rotary Speed. Rotary is a DSP function. Look at the 8 items under the heading of 12. Rotary in the middle of the right hand column on Page E-158 for the 8 parameters you can adjust on the Rotary function. Basically, you are able to control, not only how fast and how slow the Rotary is, but how fast it speeds up or slows down. Then see Pages E-31 through E-35 for selecting and adjusting the DSP settings. If you make any changes to the DSP settings that you will want to recall in the future, you will need to save your new settings to a User DSP, and then assign that new User DSP to the particular Drawbar Organ Tone that you want it to apply to, and then, in turn, save that Drawbar Organ Tone to a User Drawbar Organ Tone. Once you have saved your new DSP settings, you can assign that User DSP to any number of different Drawbar Organ Tones and save them as User Drawbar Organ Tones. In other words, you can use your new DSP settings as a Rotary setup "boiler plate" for other Organ Tones. Navigation of the DSP settings menus gets a bit involved, as there are a lot of settings that can be controlled. Just keep in mind that if you do not see what you are looking for on a particular menu page, use the right arrow button to go deeper into the menu pages or the left arrow button to go back toward the top of the menu. Most menu pages will have two or three items on them. Use the up and down arrows to move the selection cursor ( the heavy brackets: [[ XXX ]] ) to the desired menu item, and then use the + / - buttons or the Data Wheel to make your adjustments.
  20. Fred You use the Mixer to adjust the mix of the Upper and Lower Parts. See the chart at the bottom of the left hand column on Page E-36 of the manual for the Mixer Channel assignments of the various Parts: A01 for UPPER 1 (main Part); A02 for UPPER 2 (LAYER Part); A03 for LOWER (SPLIT Part), then read on down through the next several lines of the chart and note that these assignments are only valid during "Real Time" play and are transferred to Channels A05-A07, respectively, during a recording process. Then continue on through Pages E-37 through E-39 for selection of the Volume function for each of these Parts and making the adjustment(s). For more detail on this, see this thread: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/7970-wk7500-change-volume-on-layer-part/&do=findComment&comment=25996 Looks like you were already here a couple of years ago, so this should just be a nice refresher for you. Good luck !
  21. The instructions for formatting an SD Card in the WK-6600 begin in the lower half of the right hand column of Page E-102 of the manual, under the heading "Formatting a Memory Card", and carry over to the left hand column of Page E-103. Further questions or comments regarding the WK-6600 should be entered here, in the "WK-6500/6600 - CTK-6000/6200" sub-forum, where they will receive proper notice and responses.
  22. Transpose

    Yeah! We all seem to have that problem from time to time. I notice mine gets worse as I get older.
  23. CMF looks different today

    I kind of like it. Looks like I have little balloons all over my screen. Makes me smile every time I log in!
  24. Chordana Play software

    Geez ! You are most welcome ! Sorry we could not come up with a better answer for you, but you seem to have come up with your own solution, if you want to pursue it. Perhaps you are headed down the right path and that is to go do something that you do have control over - enjoying playing ! ! ! Best wishes with that.
  25. Chordana Play software

    That compatibility message you are getting is coming from the Android Operating System, and is only accurate insofar as the internal features of the device (your phone) on which it and the app in question (in this case ChordanaPlay) are running, but neither the Android OS nor typical app have the ability to look beyond the device's I/O ports to report on compatibility with connected devices (in this case, the LK-265). When you attempt to download/install an app, the GooglePlay site checks the OS on your device to see what hardware features it is configured for, and if there is a problem, the app refuses to download/install and generates an incompatibility message. For instance, if an app requires GPS capabilities, but your device (phone/tablet) does not have GPS capabilities, the app will refuse to download/install; the same if the app requires a 10 inch screen, but your device only has an 8 inch, and so on, but these are all internal features. If GooglePlay were to check compatibility between the device (phone/tablet) or app and any connected device (keyboard, etc), it would require you to have that device connected prior to starting the download. I am not aware of any current apps that do this. In this case, you have to rely upon the compatibility lists from the hardware manufacturers and app authors. This situation is exacerbated by the typical practice of each Android device manufacturer running their own particular "flavor" of a given Android OS version. Where PC/MAC devices use updatable "drivers" to interface the hardware to the OS, Android device manufacturers modify their device's OS, or pay to have it modifed, to run with their devices' particular chip sets. This is the current fact of life, of Android technology, that has kept it from achieving the widespread acceptance, in the music production field, as that enjoyed by Apple iOS technology, but such are the differences between a "well controlled", but oft maligned, architecture (Apple) and a "free-reign/every man for himself", popularly praised, environment (Android). I have spent the past several hours reading through user reviews of the LK-265/ChordanaPlay system. The pros/cons were pretty evenly split. Interestingly, all of the cons were for reasons other than the problem you are having - such things as: didn't like springy feel of keys, lack of backlighted LCD screen, no USB MIDI port - but the LK-260 does have, sound from the LK-265's speakers, during App Play mode, is only mono, because the right stereo channel is used for signaling/control, and so forth - basically, design features. From the pros side, it was immediately obvious that most of these users were new to music keyboard technology and did good to know how to plug the thing in and turn it on, but yet they had it up and running with ChordanaPlay. To me, that was an imperative to discount "user error" for someone of your experience. So, that leaves either defective equipment of a compatibility problem. Yes! It could be a bad audio cable, or bad audio connector on the keyboard, etc, but I checked the compatibility for ChordanaPlay on the GooglePlay site and came up with this: arrows F-01H arrows F-02H arrows F-03H arrows F-04H AQUOS SH-01H AQUOS SH-02H AQUOS SH-04H Galaxy SC-04F Galaxy SC-04G Galaxy SC-05G Honor 4X CHE1-L04 K3 note K50a40 Nexus5 Nexus5X Nexus6 Nexus6P Redmi2 Xperia SO-03F Xperia SO-03G Xperia SO-04G Xperia SO-05G Xperia SO-01H Xperia SO-03H Xperia SO-04H Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP512 The accompanying Casio disclaimer is: " It is recommended to check the operation on the above smartphones / tablets and use them. Please understand that we do not guarantee the operation on smartphones / tablets not listed." You will notice that the Samsung Luna is not on this list. There is every likelihood that the ChordanaPlay app is not fully compatible with the Luna's particular "flavor" of the "Marshmallow" OS, but just enough so as not to generate a compatibility error message, or there is an incompatibility between the Luna's audio I/O and the LK-265's I/O - most likely at the app or OS interface with the Luna's audio I/O port. I know this is not at all what you wanted to hear, but I currently have four Android devices (3 tablets, and a phone), the oldest, a 10 year old Samsung Galaxy 10 Tab 2; the newest - a phone approx. one year old, and I have continually fought these problems throughout it all. I have never had anywhere near these kinds of problems with my iPad-3, but another fact of life with any tablet/phone, other than the full Windows based devices, is that the more you try to interface it to the outside world, the more problems you are going to have. These things really were intended to run primarily stand-alone. I wish I had better words for you, but as BradMZ stated above, with the exception of Casio's Mike Martin, we are just a bunch of "civilian" volunteers, here to help out as best we can. When Casio Support refers users here, they have no way of knowing our current knowledge of, or experience with, any particular device - particularly newer technology. With the LK-265/Chordana system, you are probably the only user currently accessing this forum that has had any experience with it. BTW - This forum is privately owned and administered and has no financial or corporate connection with Casio-US or Casio-International - other than permission to use the name. Casio-US' Mike Martin checks in from time to time in the guise of a technical advisor or support consultant. While there may be other members, who are Casio employees, there participation here is strictly that - members. Their presence here has no official connection with Casio.
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