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16 Midi Track Songs LK280

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See the discussion in this thread.  It pretty well covers all the bases:  Jared Beaney, who responded to the original poster in that thread, was a member of the Casio Australia Sales team, and did quite a few demos for them, until they were disbanded several years ago:

 

http://www.casiomusicforums.com/index.php?/topic/104-cannot-use-external-midi-files-in-learninglesson-mode-casio-lk215/

 

The Key Lighting function only responds to MIDI note data on the assigned "Navigation" channels and ignores all the rest, so data on the "other" channels will not affect Key Lighting.  Your problem is going to be that, in order for Key Lighting to work properly, the right and left hand keyboard parts must be on adjacent MIDI channels, with the right hand part on the higher numbered channel.  Most MIDI files made for lighted key systems are simplified for training purposes, while most 16 channel files are quite involved and have both the left and right hand keyboard parts on the same channel.  Those files will "play" on the LK series, but will not work properly with the Key Lighting feature. Here is a link to a YouTube tutorial on using DAW MIDI sequencer software to modify MIDI files (if necessary, and if possible) to work properly with the LK Key Lighting Lesson feature.

 

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+modify+midi+file+to+work+on+lk280&view=detail&mid=E7E903C9BF44083CD740E7E903C9BF44083CD740&FORM=VIRE

 

Good luck !

 

Regards,

 

Ted

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Many, many thanks for the links and  very interesting.

 

I now  understand that only two tracks of a 16 track midi file can only be assigned to the right and left hands.   So one needs to be selective.  Presumably sequencer software cannot merge tracks together?

 

Thanks again

Peter

 

 

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Peter

 

Actually, most sequencers, even simple ones, have been able to "merge" MIDI note data from two separate tracks into a single track since their earliest inception.  What they have problems with is going the other way - to automatically "split" right hand and left hand notes into separate tracks, although the more sophisticated ones developed that capability after a time, but if your sequencer does not have this capability, there was a way to accomplish the same end manually,  You just copy (clone) the dual (left/right) track to a second track, then perform a batch delete of all notes above a certain point from one track (to leave a left hand note track) and a batch delete of all notes below a certain point from the other track (to leave a right hand note track).  Here again, most sequencers have had the ability to perform "filtered" batch deletes since their earliest days.  The trick here is to make sure you do not leave a "common" note on the two final tracks or delete the highest intended note from the left hand track or the lowest intended note from the right hand track.  That is what the fellow in the YouTube video was doing,  He was using the sequencer to perform a manual note data split from a single track into separate left and right hand note tracks.

 

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