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JayBird707

CGP-700 MIDI Madness aka Please tell me if I'm Right!

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Yes, I'm a rookie but I'm trying.  Please help restore my sanity.  The forum has helped me tremendously and I need to know if I've put things in the correct perspective.

 

Question / Discovery 1

System Track, which if you just start the MIDI recorder is the track that gets recorded to can't be exported from the CGP-700.

 

Question / Discovery 2

Solo Track 1 to 16, only record 'Upper 1' tone / voice.

 

Question / Discovery 3

If I want to make a recording with piano, flute, and drums AND be able to export it as MIDI you must record each instrument on a separate track because if you try to layer it using multiple tones / voices by doing things like Split and using Upper1 / Upper2 / Lower1 / Lower2 etc. the MIDI recorder is only going to record the tone associated with Upper1.

 

Question / Discovery 4

The System track is the only track that will record everything you've set in the CGP-700.  Meaning I can have a Split and use  Upper1 / Upper2 / Lower1 / Lower2, Accompaniment, etc and it will all be recorded on the System track.

 

Final Question / Yet to be Discovered

Is there any way to modify the timing of a Rhythm, change a 4/4 to a 3/4?

 

So if someone asked my advice the best thing to do is on the first take set up the majority of functionality (i.e tones, accompaniment, etc.) and record onto System track.  Then use Solo Tracks 1 to 16 to add other tones.  Use the mixer to make adjustments if necessary using "Port C step on the pedal method" (Found in another post on the forum). Then start the Audio Recorder and play the MIDI so it gets transformed and recorded by the Audio Recorder.  End result is you have the final production of what you wanted to create but only in audio file format not MIDI.

 

Thanks for your patience and dedication to helping us rookies.

 

 

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4 hours ago, JayBird707 said:

 

 

Final Question / Yet to be Discovered

Is there any way to modify the timing of a Rhythm, change a 4/4 to a 3/4?

 

 

I'm fairly certain you can not edit the rhythms on the CGP-700, however you may be able to find some preset rhythms in 3/4. 

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Scott, thanks for the reply.  Am I on the right track with Discovery 1 to Discovery 4?

 

We did find several Rhythms in 3/4 the problem was they were not appropriate for the mix we were doing.  The Accompaniment just didn't mesh well.  What we really wanted to do was to use Rhythm > Various > Symphony in 3/4.

 

Would you happen to know if there is a piece of software I can put on my computer and connect to the CDP-700 via USB and then do everything on the computer rather than use the built in MIDI Recorder and Mixer?

 

I see your one of the Administrators, You folks should be proud of yourselves for helping struggling rookies like myself.

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