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  1. CTK-4400 Power Supply ?

    It is always best to use a power supply that meets ALL of the specs of the original. The 9 volt power supply may work for you, but most importantly, does it meet or exceed the current (amperage) requirements of the original? If it does not, it will overheat and may suffer early failure, at best, or become a fire hazard, at worst. Use "knock-off" substitutes that do not meet ALL of the original specs at your own risk.
  2. This is a duplicate of a post in the http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/forum/20-other-ctkwk-models/ sub-forum and needs to be removed.
  3. Hey, that's great, Dave ! Good luck with it ! I hope it works for you !
  4. You can try this one: https://keyboardsharing.blogspot.com/2014/09/casio-rhytim-converter.html Avast Internet Security has no info on this site, so use at your own risk. Personally, I would not touch it with a ten foot pole. I would not want a rhythm converter to cost me a complete computer rebuild. I was hoping Strogoff would pop in here and offer some assistance on this, but I checked his profile. His last login was the end of May, 2016. That will soon be two years ago. I suspect he may have sold his Casio gear and is no longer an active member. I think he was the only one here that pursued this to any extent. Both of these conversion programs, this one and the Casio one that converts .MID files to Casio CKF Rhythm files are labor intensive, tedious, and more often than not, produce less than desirable, or totally unuseable results, which is most likely why there is only infrequent sporadic interest in them. Also, Casio has a presence on Facebook. If you have an account, you may want to try posting your request there, if you have not already done so.
  5. Line up sounds

    I am not certain what you mean by "line up sounds on the computer". If by "the Casio program", you are referring to the Casio Data Manager 6.1 software, that software is strictly for the transfer of User Data between the keyboard's internal User Memory and the computer's storage media, but data transferred to the computer is only for back-up storage. It can not be "played" or "used" on the computer. If you are talking about using the WK-6600 as a MIDI controller keyboard for playing virtual instruments (VSTi's) on the computer, then the Casio Data Manager 6.1 has nothing to do with that. It is strictly a data transfer/storage program. In that case, you need only to connect the keyboard to the computer with a standard USB cable and install an appropriate VSTi program of your choice or a DAW program of your choice, that accepts VSTi plug-ins, on the computer. The WK-6600 is "Class Compliant", so it will work with the generic driver that is built-in to Windows and MAC OS. Installation of an after market driver should not be necessary for the basic connection, but a VSTi program may require drivers of its own. The table on Page E-38 of the WK-6600 manual shows the MIDI Channel assignments for the various keyboard "zones" for real time transmission of MIDI note signals from the keyboard to the computer, in particular the UPPER-1 (main), UPPER-2 (layer), LOWER (left/split) parts on Channels 1, 2, and 3 respectively. I am afraid that discussion of the VSTi or DAW software would be pretty much beyond the scope of this forum, as we may have few, if any, members with expertise in the particular software that you choose. Those discussions are best conducted on the generic or manufacturer specific forums for the software you choose. If you are, in fact, headed down the path of using the WK-6600 as a MIDI controller keyboard, I would strongly recommend downloading and installing a MIDI connectivity diagnostic program called MIDI-OX (from midiox.com) for Windows or an equivalent diagnostic program for MAC-OS. It can save many, many hours isolating problems to the keyboard, the computer hardware, or the computer software. Good luck with your endeavors !
  6. I was able to access ALL of the links listed above with no problems using Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. The first link is in Russian, and contains instructions for the program. Google Chrome will give you a pop-up in the upper right corner that will translate it very well. If you can not access them, you may have your internet security options set too strictly, but it would be your decision to change them, although you should be able to access the jososoft.dk site with no problem. That is a currently active private/commercial site with a very wide popularity. Its owner, Jorgen Sorensen, is a top notch programmer of Yamaha (and other) keyboard shareware utilities. It was mentioned here as a source for the Yamaha SFF2 to SFF1 Style File conversion program that needs to be used before using the STY to CKF conversion program on SFF2 Style files. The link ending in ".zip" is the actual STY to CKF conversion program, and will ask you for a drive location to store the program in. If you are trying to access these sites during their local wee hours of the morning, you may just be hitting the servers during their daily or weekly routine maintenance periods. If you are only having problems accessing the Russian site(s), that may be your ISP restricting that, in which case you would need to discuss that with them, but I thought we had come out of those internet "dark ages" a long time ago.
  7. See Using the Function Menu in the left hand column of Page E-96 of the manual. Press the FUNCTION button and use the arrow buttons to navigate to the Tune parameter. (A downward pointing arrow in the display indicates additional items on the current menu page, while a rightward pointing arrow indicates additional menu pages for this function. A large blue dot to the left of any item and/or any item enclosed in heavy brackets ( * Tune [[440.0Hz]] ), indicates the currently selected item on that page.) Use the ( - / + ) buttons or the Data Wheel to decrease tuning to 432Hz. This tuning will remain until you change it, or until the keyboard is powered off. If you want the keyboard to automatically power up to this tuning each time you power it on, see Default (Default Settings) in the left hand column on Page E-100, and do a - Default - Store. See the Parameter List on Page E-127 for a complete list of items that are stored as power-up defaults. Any item with a circle in Column 3 is stored as a power up default, when you do a - Default - Store.
  8. CTK-720 / Mac

    The driver installation instructions, posted on the above site from aidendude, state that it is compatible with OS X 10.7 (Lion) through OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), so it may not work with the newer OS X 10..12 (Sierra), but it is certainly well worth a try.
  9. Quantizing on the CTK6200

    Glad you got it all sorted - at least for the moment. There are fancier USB-audio interfaces, but the price goes up sharply. Some folks don't care for them and opt for stand alone digital recorders that record to an SD Card or Compact Flash card, so this way you have not spent a ton of money on an interface, in case you would decide to go stand alone at some point in the future. I have a Fostex digital 8-tracker that I rely on more and more, as time goes by. Good luck!
  10. Quantizing on the CTK6200

    The WK-6600 always transmits audio from its Line Out ports. There is nothing to set on that. I suspect that the problem is with the jack on the Dell laptop. If that is a single purpose earphones output only jack, and the Dell assumes you will be using only its built-in microphone as its audio-in, then you will not be able to record your keyboard with it. Oh, you can record your WK-6600 with the laptop's built-in mic, but the results will be horrible. If it is a dual purpose (MIC-IN/Phones-out) jack then there is probably a setting in the Dell's audio options that you need to set it to MIC-IN. You will need to watch the WK-6600's main volume level, so as not to overdrive the Dell's input circuits. If it is a single purpose phones output only, you will need to purchase a USB-audio interface unit that connects to one of the Dell's USB ports. Here is a unit that I have used with good results for the past 8 years or so. Amazon sells it for $29.99 USD: https://www.amazon.com/Behringer-U-Control-Low-Latency-Interface-Digital/dp/B000KW2YEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517539739&sr=8-1&keywords=behringer+uca-202 Scroll down on the above web-page to the Product Description section for complete details.
  11. See AccompVol midway down the left hand column on Page E-133 of the manual for setting the global accompaniment volume via the FUNCTION menu (by pressing the Function button). Once you have this set, and all the other settings you would like the keyboard to power up into, see Default (Default Settings) in the lower half of the left hand column of Page E-134 for saving (Store) these settings as the power up defaults. If you miss a setting on this, or get something wrong, just power up the keyboard into your current defaults, and without changing anything else, go immediately to the setting you want to change, make your changes, then do another Defaults > Store. When the keyboard first powers up, you have all of your current power up defaults available to you. For a general reference on this, see the Parameter List on Page E-162. Any item (Parameter) with a circle in Column 3 is saved (Stored) as a power up default. If the above does not resolve your problem, your options are to adjust the levels of all the different Parts (09-16) of the Rhythm with the Mixer and save the results as a User Rhythm ("Style" is a Yamaha term.), or adjust the AccompVol of the particular Rhythm and save it as part of a Registration. You have a 7XXX model, so you have 96 Registrations and 100 User Rhythm slots, which is a major advantage over its 6XXX counterparts with only 32 and 10.
  12. mid/STY to AC7

    Not directly with any of the CTK/WK boards, but the MZ-X models can import rhythms from other manufacturer's boards. Tone files are a different matter altogether. Tone engines are totally unique and can not import tones from other manufacturers. Here is a link to a discussion of a Microsoft Excel program that will convert STY files to the old Casio CKF rhythm format (which the CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX, AT-3/5, etc. boards will import), but it was written by a Russian fellow for his own personal use, so the program and instructions are written in Russian, and there is no support for it. A few individuals here have had some success with it, but most who have tried, have given up in utter frustration http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/6236-rhythm-conversion-yamaha-to-casio/&do=getNewComment Also, the old Casio "IDES" Data Manager software, for the WK-3XXX models, came with a Rhythm Converter module that would convert MID files to the old CKF format. There were some early discussions here, on this forum, about it, but I have seen no mention of it for several years. The process was quite tedious, and required embedding section "markers" (Intro, Main, Fill, Ending, etc) into the MID file with sequencer/DAW software before conversion. If any marker was off by so much as a single clock tick, the conversion failed. Aside from the language barrier, the success rate was about the same as with the above program. If you are interested, you can download a copy of the IDES-4 software from here: http://music.casio.com/e/data_ex4/before.html#software For further information/discussions, click on the Search bar in the upper right corner of any of the forum's web pages and do an "All Content" search on such items as "IDES" or "rhythm converter", etc.
  13. Quantizing on the CTK6200

    The CMS file contains only MIDI data, no audio, no sound, but it is a Casio proprietary MIDI file. It only plays on CMS compatible Casio keyboards. It can not be opened on a computer - PC or MAC. MIDI is not audio. MIDI data is, basically, just a set of instructions that tell keyboards and sound modules how to make their sounds. A MIDI file is sort of the electronic equivalent to the slotted paper rolls that go into a player piano. There is no way those slotted paper rolls can be considered sound, but they certainly tell the piano how to make its sounds. That file that you sent your friend will only work for him if his keyboard is CMS file compatible, otherwise you need to convert your file to an SMF and send that to him instead, but as I stated above, much of the original tone quality will be lost. If you want to share your performances, and be assured of retaining most, or all, of the original tone quality, regardless of the keyboard equipment of your recipient, you need to record them as audio files. While the CTK/WK-7XXX Casio models will record CMS files and convert them to SMF, just like the CTK/WK-6XXX units, they also have the capability of recording directly to Casio proprietary audio files on the SD Card, and porting them to a computer for conversion to standard WAV, MP3, AIFF, etc files. To do this with your keyboard, you would need to connect its Line Out connections to the Line In connections on your computer with the appropriate cables and adapters, and record your performances directly to your computer's hard drive. For what you are trying to do, I strongly recommend this. The cost is minimal - just a few dollars for the audio adapters and cables, and the basic version of the "Audacity" recording software can be downloaded and installed for free. For a more professional setup, you can connect the keyboard's Line Outs to a USB-Audio interface that, in turn, connects to a USB port on the computer. The interface usually comes bundled with software that allows you to record CD quality performances. Currently, only top of the line workstations have the capabilities of syncing and simultaneously recording both audio and MIDI data, like their computer based DAW software counterparts.
  14. http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/7372-indian-tunes-and-rhytms-on-ctk-7300in/&do=findComment&comment=36655 http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/files/file/1059-santuoors-from-ctk6300in-keyboard/ http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/files/file/1058-sitars-from-ctk6300in-keyboard/ http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/files/file/1030-dandiya-rythm-from-ctk6300in/ http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/files/file/1028-edite-sitar-and-epiano-tones/
  15. Quantizing on the CTK6200

    You have two options for porting Casio proprietary CMS Song files to a PC. One is the "direct" method on the keyboard itself to the MUSICDAT folder on an SD memory card per the instructions "Saving Digital Keyboard Data to a Memory Card" beginning at the bottom of the left hand column on Page 103 of the manual. You then physically port the SD Card to an SD Card slot on your PC and use Windows Explorer to copy the CMS file(s) to your chosen storage location on your PC's hard drive. Personally, I have always found this to be the easiest method. For the "indirect" method, you will need what is commonly referred to as a "standard USB printer cable" to connect the keyboard to a USB port on your PC. Your keyboard is "Class Compliant", which means it will work with the generic driver that is already built into Windows, so you should not have to download or install any special driver, but you will need to download and install the Casio Data Manager 6.1 software: http://support.casio.com/en/support/download.php?cid=008&pid=20 Scroll down to the Data Manager section. Make sure you select the Data Manager 6.1 software - NOT the Data Manager 5.0 or CTX software, as they will not work with your keyboard. Data Manager has its own User's Guide, so you will need to download that, as well: http://support.casio.com/storage/en/support/download_files/en/008/manuals/DM61-E-1A.pdf The CMS Song file should work 100% in any CTK-6200/6250 or WK-6600 keyboard, and sound exactly like your original performance, or work reasonably well in any CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX keyboard, or any Casio keyboard that uses the CMS Song file format, as long as that keyboard is equipped with the Tones that you selected in your performance. If not, it should be reasonably easy to select alternative Tones and save them to the CMS Song file on the target keyboard. I bring this up, because with the "direct" method mentioned above, you have the option of having the keyboard extract the CMS Song data and convert/save it to a Standard MIDI File (SMF) on the SD Card. This allows your performance to be played back on any SMF compatible keyboard or sound module, but there are some major trade-offs in doing this. During the conversion process, any Casio high quality native Tones or Drum kits will be replaced with the lower quality limited General MIDI (GM) tone selections or the very limited single GM drum kit. Also, all effects settings, other than chorus and reverb, will be removed, and even then, the chorus and reverb types (Room, Hall, etc.) may be altered, so the performance will no longer sound like what you originally played - not even on your own keyboard.
  16. AT-5 rhythm to Roland FA-07

    Michael Both the Roland FA and the Yamaha MOXF allow velocity layering, but it is done via parameters (ie. "Velocity Range") assigned to the various voice/tone "parts" that make up a "performance", rather than via some discrete global "layer" function. This ability is one of the basic features of what Allanon refers to as a "pure workstation". I recommend downloading the PDF copies of the manuals for both units, and then doing an electronic search with the Adobe Reader "Edit / Find" command for "velocity". As for the AT-5 rhythms, if the AT-5 can output them as parts of Standard MIDI Files (SMF), then you should be able to import them into any of the keyboards you mention, but would most likely require extensive revoicing to get them to sound correctly, depending upon how well the AT-5's drum tone map lines up with those of the intended target device. Other than that, I know of no other means of directly importing or converting them for use on other devices. One option would be to record them as audio backing tracks with a standalone digital audio recorder (eg. Tascam, Fostex, etc.), but my problem with pre-recorded backing tracks (audio or MIDI) has always been that they lack the spontaneity of the accompaniment from a real-time "arranger" unit (eg. MZ-X300/500), in solo (one-man-band) situations.
  17. This question has already been answered for this poster at: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/14164-how-to-listen-styles-casio-in-ас7-format-on-the-computer/&do=findComment&comment=42306 It is best not to post multiple copies of a question into different sub-forums or to add them to old topics that are really on a different subject.
  18. Newbie question

    This question has already been answered for this poster at: http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/14164-how-to-listen-styles-casio-in-ас7-format-on-the-computer/&do=findComment&comment=42306 It is best not to post multiple copies of a question into different sub-forums or to add them to old topics that are really on a different subject.
  19. You can not do this for two reasons: There are no programs that will play Casio AC7 Rhythm files on a PC. The PC does not have the Casio sound engine or Casio wave samples. It can not make Casio sounds. The Microsoft Wavetable Synth might be able to emulate a few Casio sounds, but they will not be anywhere near the sound quality produced by a Casio keyboard. If you want to play Casio AC7 Rhythms, you need to purchase a Casio keyboard that plays them.
  20. CTK 5000

    Plug in the pedal. Stand behind the keyboard. Step on the pedal to keep it depressed. Slowly rotate the plug back and forth in the jack as you reach across the keyboard and press keys. If sustain comes and goes intermittently, as you rotate the plug, then you have a dirty contact leaf inside the jack. Clean it with some electrical contact cleaner or rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER TYPE OF CLEANER OR SOLVENT. Also clean the inside of the ring where the jack protrudes from the keyboard case - where the sleeve of the plug contacts the jack. If the cotton swab is not long enough, try daubing some contact cleaner or alcohol on the tip of the plug and run it in and out of the jack several times - rotating the plug as you do so. If sustain does not come and go intermittently in your initial test, then you most likely have a broken contact leaf inside the jack, or a lead has come unsoldered from the jack, or the sustain circuitry has failed. Any of these would require opening the keyboard case for testing and repair. If you are not experienced with this, the keyboard should go to a service center, but you would want to consider the cost of repair against the cost of replacing the keyboard. The CTK-5000 originally sold for about $200 USD.
  21. Quantizing on the CTK6200

    Here is a link to a walk-through on a similar topic I did for another user this past August. It should work for you, as he was looking to change the volume of a particular part (track/channel). You are looking to turn a particular part OFF. Both of those items appear on the same MIXER menu page. In walk-throughs, I always have the user start with the keyboard powered off. That way, I know its status as it powers up, so I suggest you do the same. The other user was starting from scratch, where as, you want to edit an existing song file, so you will want to power on and press the Song Sequencer button and select the Song file to be edited. Once that is done, press the MIXER button and pick-up at that point in the referenced walk-through. The MIXER comes up displaying the "A" (Upper-1/Upper-2/Lower/Auto-accompaniment) parts in the right hand display pane. Right arrow over to the correct part that you want to change. If you want to change a "B" part that you have added, continue to right arrow over to the "B" part grid until you have the correct part selected. Once you have the correct part selected, refer to the left hand display pane. The top line of this display allows you to select/change the Tone assigned to this part. The second line allows you to turn the part ON/OFF. This is the one you are looking for. The third line sets the Volume for the part, which is what the other user was looking for. You select the parameter that you want to change with the UP/DOWN arrow buttons. Once the parameter is selected, you change its setting with the Plus/Minus (+/-) buttons. For a complete list of all the items you can adjust with this menu, see the Part Parameters table on Page E-43 of the manual. Once you have made all the changes that you want for that part, press the Exit button until you have exited all the way out of the Mixer, then do a Panel Record per the instructions starting at the top of the right hand column of Page E-71. This writes your changes to your song file. You should be able to do a trial playback while you are still in the Mixer and before doing a Panel Record, but it has been my experience that during the trial playback, the desired changes often get lost, so I adapted the workflow of: go to the Mixer: select the part; make all desired changes to that part; exit from the Mixer; do a Panel Record. That works the first time - every time. If I don't care for my changes, I go back into the Mixer, make re-adjustments, or set the changes back to their original values, exit the Mixer, and do another Panel Record. http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/13606-wk-6600-volume-controls/&do=findComment&comment=39807
  22. If you are talking about any of the CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX models, then the keyboard itself is the converter, but I can not speak for any of the other models that use the AC7 Rhythm file format, as I am not familiar enough with any of them to say. You can copy the CKF Rhythm files into the MUSICDAT folder on an SD Card with a computer, move the card to the SD Card slot in the keyboard, then LOAD them into the keyboard's User Rhythm memory with the keyboard's LOAD/SAVE feature, then move (SAVE) them back to the SD Card (also with the LOAD/SAVE feature). When they come back to the SD Card, they will come back as AC7 files. It is much less tedious to do this with the Data Manager 6.1 software. Use it to move the CKF files from the computer directly into the keyboard's User Rhythm memory, then move them back to the computer. When they come back to the computer, they come back as AC7 files. That is about all there is to it. To my knowledge, there is no software program to do this conversion separate from the keyboard, and I see nothing in the Data Manager User's Guide that leads me to believe that Data Manager can do it separate from the keyboard. Keep in mind that CKF ( Casio Keyboard File) files are "distribution" files. They are more or less Casio proprietary "zip" files, which can contain anywhere from a single to any number of Rhythm, Tone, Tone with Wave, Drawbar Organ, Drum, Drum with Wave, DSP, Song, etc. files, or any combination of the same. On older keyboard models, Rhythm files extracted to files with a .Z00 file extension. In the newer keyboards, they extract to files with a .AC7 file extension. Because of vast changes in the sound engine, newer keyboards can not extract any of the other types of files from CKF files. If the newer keyboards or Data Manager 6.X do not "see" anything in a CKF file, that means there are no extractable .Z00 Rhythm files in the CKF file. They will not recognize the other file types in a CKF file - just the Rhythm files. - T -
  23. Boards with video out for singalongs?

    Also Yamaha top end PSR's, Tyros, and Genos.
  24. My CTK-2400 wont work with my computer

    Posted in error - removed.
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