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  1. So, I tested the X500...

    Brad, It's really all about making the instrument my own and I'm afraid Korg spoiled me forever regarding rewritable factory resources. ;-)
  2. So, I tested the X500...

    See my edited post above. ;-)
  3. So, I tested the X500...

    I'd like to arrange the locations of my rhythms to suit my needs. I'd like to edit a grand piano and have it be in the right slot not somewhere off in the hinterlands of user memory. That way my preferred pianos are quickly available when I press the PIANO button. I'd like to store my preferred tones to the GM slots so I don't have to spend so much time editing midis.
  4. So, I tested the X500...

    I would add user rewritable factory rhythms and factory tones. Half the rhythm slots on the x500 are not my cup of tea.
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    If I ever ,need to do this the two handed approach works fine for me.
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    OK I think I see what you are talking about. If you program a registration with synchro start Intro 1 when you select that registration while playing another rhythm it goes immediately to Variation 1 not Intro 1. Not sure how I feel about that, it's not a 'feature' I would ever use in my playing as when I change rhythms in the middle of a song I don't want the intro to play again. Looks like a two handed approach is needed. Press the new registration with your right hand while pressing Intro 1 with your left? ;-)
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    Yes, no problem with loading registration when rhythm is playing. You'll need to create a YouTube video to show us the issue. I can't seem to replicate it here.
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  9. Why WOULDN'T one buy MZ X500 ?

    A classic case of "The Grass is Always Greener" syndrome. (sometimes expressed as "Buyer's Remorse") Example: "Many of you have heard the old saying that the grass is always greener on the other side. I can picture a farmer leaning against a wooden fence with a straw hat on examining the condition of his grass. As he looks down, he sees bare patches and other blemishes in his field. Looking over the fence to his neighbor’s field he sees nothing but green healthy growth. What this farmer doesn’t see are the many blemishes in the neighbor’s field because he’s not standing in it but looking at it from a distance." The E-A7 is not without its own blemishes.
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    Silvano, You have mixed bugs with feature requests in this list. Perhaps we should separate them into two lists? A bug is something that doesn't work the way the manual says it should. A feature request is an added functionality not found in the manuals. For example: 1. Feature Request --> Changing Rhythms does not change the BPM and has to (be) change(d) through the Tempo buttons. 2. Bug: --> Preload of maximum memory hangs factory sounds I agree that there should be a global parameter added to allow the changing of tempo with the saved rhythm, but it must be an option as some folks mght not want the current tempo to change as they switched rhythms while playing. re: #2 Think the vast majority of X500 owners never load user samples so they would not see this issue. (out of sight, out of mind) By the way, have you had conversations with your local Casio sales company about these issues? If so what was their response?
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    Little commenting because the people who read this forum have nothing to do with product development and can not force the issue with Casio in Japan. The USA and other sales companies can let the manufacturer know about issues, but those issues should first be brought up with direct communications with the local sales company, not here on a user forum. I would think manufacturers and sales companies would have dedicated staff to plumb the user fora for valuable insights into their product issues and how those products are perceived by their customer base. Unfortunately that is rarely done these days. The other possibility is that other users have not experienced the issues posted to this forum and have little interest in spending time confirming them. I had an issue early on with the X500 crashing & freezing, but have not seen that happen since version 1.50 was released.
  12. new Korg Pa700

    Should eventually come down to $1700-$1800 US
  13. new Korg Pa700

    Should sell for about $1100 here in USA by the end of the year. 😉
  14. Are there any styles/rhythms available?

    Adi, One of the features I REALLY like in Sonar (Artist) is the Patch Browser. If you know any part of a patch's name you can quickly locate the patch and assign it to a track ... In the image below ... 1. I typed in 'pick' 2. the patch browser then shows me all the X500 patches with 'pick' in the name 3. I double left click on Picked Bass 2 to assign it to the selected channel 16
  15. Are there any styles/rhythms available?

    Yes to all except you would need to record each audio track separately in Sonar via the audio out from the X500. There is no multitrack audio recording in the X500