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  1. After I wrote about the issue, I made an effort to duplicate the notes which went into resonance. Nothing. I tried all notes in default grand piano, then tried most of the bass tones. Still no vibration, buzzing, or any other distortions. Everything is clean. I haven't checked low organ tones or deepest synthesizer tones, but I'm ok with what I heard last night. Now or it could be that I changed a setting like EQ, and forgot that I did it. Oh well. Love the piano tone. Also adding hex to other tones fattens up the sound -- I like that too.
  2. You probably nailed it, Jockeyman. Mine also resonates at a certain bass frequency when the volume is cranked, and I've always thought it due to cabinet resonance. Not a big problem, because these are home or practice speakers, and a house system is likely to be used if you play at larger professional size gigs; wedge monitors too. Occasionally I utilize my studio monitors, and no problems with resonance frequencies; of course. Plus, the sound emanating from the PX-560 is superb, and has no competition as far as I'm concerned. That said, I might look into beefing up the internal plastic strucure, add damping, caulk, and securely fasten the speakers.
  3. choosing the keys for a medley

    Cameron, that and the Beatles didn't read music. Especially when playing live. At practices, Paul might noodle on his bass and come up with nice run; then the others would start to add their thing; linking notes and chords together and singing without reference to the circle of fifths. As you, I like some theory too as I'm learning piano pieces, but some of the greatest musicians gel, jam, and get into the groove when the music springs up from the soul and takes life. http://www.ukuleleyes.com/issues/vol8/no3/feature.htm "The Music Lesson" by Victor Wooten is one such example. http://www.amazon.com/Music-Lesson-Spiritual-Search-Through/dp/0425220931 also,
  4. FX and line input

    Yes. Reverb, chorus, and DSP are available to apply at the LINE IN/MIC IN inputs; and can be recorded. A MIC VOLUME knob is located near these 1/4" inputs. However, they aren't available at the AUDIO IN stereo mini-jack. That input can be used with smartphones and other music player devices. It too, has its own level control to adjust the volume and is located next to the mini-jack. Turn the volume level down when either connecting things or switching electronics; speakers should be turned on last so that the electronic pop noises don't damage them; although probably not with 12 watts. Just a precaution.
  5. The Chase

    Nice! How did you do the drums? Also, the wah?
  6. PX-560M Rhythms

    Sound Upgrade #2; using my old KRK RoKit 6 is the great equalizer. Now, my PX-560 is up to speed and really sounds good!
  7. PX-560M Rhythms

    Point taken, and my apologies. Piano tone and tactile-key response are quite good, in fact. Good enough to keep it instead of sending it back.
  8. PX-560M Rhythms

  9. PX-560M Rhythms

    I've been experimenting with running my PX-560 into the Yamaha, and the results are rather revealing and music to my ears. Sonic delivery is much improved using the Yamaha's sound system . Now the the sound quality from my Casio Privia is on par, tit-for-tat with my yamaha. Whoot!
  10. Expression Pedal

    +++++ 1. I'm looking at the EX-P; When the time comes that I can not go another day without it.
  11. And I love her/Beatles cover

    Thanks for the tips, majnoon. I'm much closer to being able to record something suitable for this site than I was at the beginning of the year. I've never gigged nor done home studio much with keyboards, but you've given me some things to ponder as I am progressing towards that goal. Most of my instrument playing stems from 50 years of gigging as a bass player in several dozen (mostly) rock/blues bands. Starting with formal guitar lessons, then after about 6 months, playing by ear took over when I met my first band mates in 1963, at 15 years old. Chord patterns and riffs learned from records became our first method of learning; while copying other bands albums and songs. It became easier to learn new material as time progressed as we swapped licks, until finally, baseline patterns became ingrained enough to be routine. Then, magic began to happen, and creativity blossomed into original parts from within ourselves. Getting "into the groove" lifted our band, as we became a one, wholeness, instead of a group of dissimilar individuals. Carrying this into keyboard, along with other more formal technique, is the process of playing enough that it becomes comfortable; so much so that the sheet music is no longer depended on as the modus-of-operandi. If we are solo players, our developed music technique can feel the music, and it then comes from the soul. I'm not there yet, but closing in on it. As familiarity with learning a variety of songs grows, it is getting to the point that those riffs are starting to develop and becoming my own. At my age, it's taking a little more time though; but it's possible, just like the little engine who claimed; "I think I can," or whatnot. I really think I can, and I'm working to achieve it.
  12. PX-560 Presets?

    I've listened to all of the presets, and several are recognizable songs. The song names though, are not the real names, possibly due to liability issues with copyright and whatnot. I use the presets for noodling around and trying out different riffs, fills, and solo lead runs to improve my piano chops. "House of the Rising Sun" is highlighted in my attached file.
  13. And I love her/Beatles cover

    I enjoyed it; it's a well-played rendition of a familiar Beatles tune. You put some nice fills and riffs in between the melody lines. I'm always trying to learn from other musicians, and learning riffs is one of my items of focus. You have been a favorite pianist of mine, and an example of where I'd like to be in the future. Maybe you could help me, as I have recently started playing again. What is your method of acquiring riffs and flourishes? (Formal lessons, reading standard notation, by ear, listening to others, from media or noodling)? Also, when did you begin to learn them, and how long have you been working on them? Thanks in advance.
  14. PX-560M Rhythms

    Yeah; but have you played through all the many instruments and rhythms and compared the sounds to a good baseline? My impression is that you haven't. For crying out loud, the 560 is pretty simple, logical, and straightforward. Yeah, hex layers are cool, but having good sounding default tones is important too. Most layers are built from multiple tones. Of course I bought the PX-560 a long time after downloading and studying both it and the PX-560 Appendix. I've also watched several dozen of Chuck's excellent videos, plus have watched and followed Mike's webinars also. When on this site though, I try my best not to insult owners of the 560 who are pleased. As I've said before, I'm kind of pleased with the 88-keys, and am ok with the grand concert piano tones. But the Organ, Guitar, Bass, Strings, Brass, Reed, Synth, Ethnic, Drums, and even the infamous Hex Layer tones are all lacking in sound quality. They are dead, flat, with no rich harmonics to add dimension. All of the tones sound mediocre at best when compared to Yamaha; even my old tech 2004 PSR Yamaha. My comparison baseline is an obsolete Yamaha PSR-3000 that I purchased in 2004. According to the folks on the PSR Tutorial FORUM, The latest PSR-s970 is a vastly improved product, with much better sounding voices and styles (aka tones and rhythm accompaniment). So, I have and am using a somewhat inferior old and obsoleted product, simply due to new and advanced technology. I really expected Casio to be up to par too, and be better than my Yamaha. Wow. It is NOT though! ...AND... It's by a huge margin. I'm sure that the OP has wisely sent his back by now. Keeping it for just the piano didn't seem to be in his best interest, as it is mine. I've got a superior (to my 560) sounding arranger to pull me through for the other exciting features. I'm now saving up for a PSR-970, and won't be sidetracked or sucker-punched again. But you have to admit; the 560 is good eye candy sitting underneath my 12-year old arranger. Dang, the old arranger sure sounds good -- but the 560 is a good or ok piano. Just don't dig deep or it's not so good. LOL
  15. PX-560 Presets?

    I've listened to all of the presets, and several are recognizable songs. The song names though, are not the real names, possibly due to liability issues with copyright and whatnot. I use the presets for noodling around and trying out different riffs, fills, and solo lead runs to improve my piano chops. "House of the Rising Sun" is highlighted in my attached file.