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    I've created INS files for the X500, There are separate INS files for instruments and drums. I've loaded this into Sonar and it appears to be working fine. These files can be edited in a text editor like TextPad to customize the instrument names to your liking or add new instruments in the USER sections. EDIT: I've Posted a ZIP file with the INS files here. Enjoy! best regards, Rick Sterling x500.zip

    I don't think you can. This is all I found on using an external instrument with MIDI for Logic Pro X http://help.apple.com/logicpro/mac/10.4/#/lgsifc5bfcdb Good luck!
  3. MZX Series Manuals Combined

    That's the FIRMWARE 1.5 Users Guide. You can copy data from the PDF to a spreadsheet.
  4. MZX Series Manuals Combined

    I got really tired of searching through 5 different manuals when trying to look up something, so I concatenated then into one PDF file. You can search all 5 files at once. ;-) Combined Manuals Included: Web_MZX500_300-ES-1A_EN.pdf (USERS GUIDE BASICS) Web_MZX500_300-E-2A_EN.pdf (USERS GUIDE TUTORIAL) Web_MZX500APPEND-140-WL-1A_EN.pdf (APPENDIX) MZX_midi_imple_EN.pdf (MIDI IMPLEMENTATION) Web_MZX500_300-150-E-1A_EN.pdf (FIRMWARE VERSION 1.50 USERS GUIDE) Note: Casio has used the same page numbers across all their manuals, so for example you will find two EN-22 pages, one in Web_MZX500_300-ES-1A_EN.pdf and the other in Web_MZX500_300-E-2A_EN.pdf.
  5. MZX Series Manuals Combined

    You never know, I may add one to my collection while they're still available. $499 at Zzounds! ;-)
  6. MZX Series Manuals Combined

    Thank you Alen! By the way, I downloaded your "The XW-P1 Companion" and have been reading it cover to cover. Excellent work!!! KUDOS!!!
  7. MZX Series Manuals Combined

    I was able to successfully open the document in iBooks on my iPad 2 running iOS 9.3.5. Your mileage may vary. ;-)
  8. MZX Series Manuals Combined

    Not sure Randy. I'll get my iPad out of moth balls and see if I can find out what's going on. The file is a plain PDF.
  9. MZX Series Manuals Combined

    Thank you Brad!
  10. The parable has been used to illustrate a range of truths and fallacies; broadly, the parable implies that one's subjective experience can be true, but that such experience is inherently limited by its failure to account for other truths or a totality of truth. Many people on this forum have shared their beliefs about what is right and wrong with Casio and what direction would be best for the company with regard to the MZ-X500. I would humbly suggest that no one here has the "totality of truth" with regards to Casio's plans and goals and how they may relate to the MZ-X500..
  11. This topic reminds me a bit about the parable of the blind men and the elephant. You can read about it here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blind_men_and_an_elephant
  12. I'm not ready for a new arranger yet. I still am learning new things about my X500 every week. 😉 The only keyboards that would tempt me today are the PA1000 or PA4X, but I don't have $2000 to $4000 extra cash laying about!
  13. Hidden functions

    There is more than one manual
  14. Bought one today....

    Same as you do with the PAX. Kronos 2 has better keyboard and additional sound channels. Fun stuff!
  15. Bought one today....

    👍 Good going Pete. I use my Kronos 2 with the MX500. Works great! Have you seen the new analogue 16 channel keyboard from Korg?
  16. Boards with video out for singalongs?

    Korg PA700 or PA1000 have video out, lyrics and score output.
  17. Bought one today....

    Hi Pete! So you finally broke down and got it! 😉 CONGRATS! How's everything 'down under'? cheers, Rick
  18. Versatile Tones / Articulations / Realism

    MX500 polyphony is 128 ;-)

    Absolutamente correto! ;-)
  20. Are there any styles/rhythms available?

    Probably will be no better or worse than their BK7 offerings.

    Actually they speak Portuguese in Brazil. Portuguese is part of the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several dialects of Vulgar Latin in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia, and has kept some Celtic phonology and lexicon. I speak a bit of Spanish, but find I can only understand about 1 in 5 words or Portuguese, perhaps a bit more when the speaker is talking about the Casio MX500. ;-) Many of the tutorial videos on that page can be auto-translated (loosely) to English by turning on Subtitles then turn on subtitle translate to English.