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  1. MIDI Implementation Manual for the PX-560M?

    Hi there is there any update on a midi implementation reference for the 560M ? Also is there anyone out there know of an app that I can use to load registrations instead of having to use a USB stick and manually select registrations one by one to load into the banks? Some form of PC management
  2. Assign Tones midi playback

    I dont know if this is possible but what I am trying to do is having my midi track play the midi backing and also send events to set up the keyboard layout at the start of the song ie upper and lower sound assignment, split point etc. Rather than store these in registrations. I can get the keyboard to patch change the piano with only 1 sound using midi channel 1 and midi-A However i cant seem to find anything online to point me in the direction of setting up 2 sound per split and setting up the split point. I cant seem to find any documentation for the 560Ms MIDI implementation to access 1- internal tones, 2- split point assignement, 3- effect assignment etc. Anyone have any pointers ? BTW IM using SONAR as my main controller to record the midi tracks then playback live using the flashdrive. thanks
  3. 560M completely hung.

    Guys Has anyone had issue with the 560M hanging. ? I upgraded to the latest firmware and thought nothing of it and then i tried playing some midi files at a practise session. As soon as I tried to use the << or >> keys to move thru the file, the keyboard hung and had to be rebooted. Not good. I also noticed this again when I was altering the EFFECTS in a live situation. I tried to change the reverb and the keyboard completely HUNG up again. These are the only 2 situaions ive experienced , and are repeatable. Stu
  4. 8 character file names - longer would be nice

    I was hoping so much that firmware 1.14 would have fixed this issue. Its getting to the point where I have to put each of my "sets" on a different stick. Here is an example of how frustrating things are getting. Lets look at a number of songs Journey- Dont stop believin Queen- Dont stop me now Fleetwood mac - Dont stop Micheal Jackson - Dont stop till you get enough YOu see the problem , I hope..,. Its almost impossible to find the correct song in a gigging situation. I have to have a set of notes to tell me that its the 1st or 2nd etc. Casio , come on. Having a DOS type limitation ( 11 chars including ext ) isnt really cutting it for a keyboard thats as powerful as this. The annoying thiing is also that , when naming a file, you allow me the full width of the screen ( Teasing me with all those characters :-) ) and then limit the number of chars that can be input. :-( I can understand the limitations on the actual tones, however , registrations ? and midi file names ? Why ? Why ? Why ? Please can you remove this limitation in the next release of the firmware. Having used this keyboard for the last year , this is the only real major limitation I can see., A few other thing. It would be really nice to be able to have the following - preload a midi file into a cache , so that you can have songs queued ready to be played - This would be nice so that if you are already in the middle of playing a midi song you could then load the NEXT mid track you are going to play, into either internal midi song storage or load into a temporary buffer cache. I can do a preload of a registration into a location ready to play. Why not a midi file ? ( Maybe its already there ? ) _ when you load a registration into a location such as - say I had a registration called ABC and I load this into area 1-1 , then Why cant you keep the name of the registration , or allow us to name the registration. You use the "MAIN" label at the top of the screen, Why not allow the naming of the registration so that it uses up either the left or right hand side of the the top of the screen. Its really annoying having to reference numbers for registrations eg 1-4 for songX 1-8 for songY . Would be nice to just have at the top of screen "REG:SOngX" The more information the better. Just an idea Stuart
  5. 8 character file names - longer would be nice

    total agree On my media card its getting rather hard to distinguish between various songs which start with the same word. Come on casio. The keyboard is fantastic in terms of sound but this limitation on the interface really lets it down.
  6. hi there I cant seem to find any details on the casio site detailing a list of sysex midi messages such that I can change my registations over midi. It would be really nice for live performance to allow the reg's to be assignable over midi. Can anyone help here. Stu
  7. Hi there Im hoping someone can assist me. What IM seeing is that when I playback a midi file ( in this case it has drums and bass ) , I can change patches and not effect the midi playback by filtering the registrations so that the ryhthm is filtered. Thus the midi track keeps playing without any issues. However If I press the "master piano" button , everything is reset , and the midi track tempo is affected and is altered. How can I have the midi playback unaffacted by any buttons I press on the keyboard panel. Only found this out during a gig, rather embarassing. :-) Stuart
  8. 560M no sound on speakers disconnect phone

    Yeh will do. Had another weird one. Managed to layer 2 sounds , onto one sound patch. ie instead of upper 1 and upper 2 I managed to get 2 sounds onto upper 1 . Trying to replicate this one to found out what combination caused it to happen. Ill raise the issue with the headphones so that a fix can be looked into.
  9. 560M no sound on speakers disconnect phone

    Yes I tried with various different headphones, sony mdr V150s , a set of creative, a set of sennheisers and a set of CHASE low end headphones. Same thing.
  10. 560M no sound on speakers disconnect phone

    tried that one also, didn't have any effect .
  11. HI there Anyone seen the issue whereby you plugin heaphones, and play for a while, then disconnect, and there is no sound coming from the internal speakers. Even a restart doesn't fix. You have to completely disconnect any power and then restart. This is getting very annoying as I set up the piano with headset on , before gig , only to need to go thru the set up again. Ive even try "switch off speakers", "switch on" , from the screen. Nothing. Looks like a software glitch somewhere.
  12. Expression Pedal

    Received an MGEAR EX-P pedal. Felt that 14 pounds wouldnt break the bank. Wasnt expecting much , however Im really blown away with the response Im getting from this little guy . Been playing around with various param settings on expression and it ticks all the boxes. No problems whatsoever. Cant see what I would get paying 4x more for a pedal.
  13. PX-560M Rhythms

    Just received my 560M , lovely piano. However, can someone answer this question. Is it possible to program your own drum patterns and load them into the keyboard. I use midi already , but there are situations where I want custom patterns with fills breaks that I want to program myself . How do you actually do this. ? I use cakewalk at the moment so Im guessing I can program in cakewalk the convert to some "format" that will be compatible. ie pattern A pattern B fills/ breaks, intro ending Any help out there would be appreciated. Thanks
  14. midi program change for drums

    Hi there , Dont know if you got to the bottom of this but, if you are still looking, here is what will work. You have to send a system exclusive event to your device, so , in cakewalk , you can add an event and set its type to sysex and then send the following data F0 41 10 42 12 40 00 7F 00 41 F7 this will force the 560M into general midi mode, and your drums on channel 10 will be recognised. Hope this helps Stu