wk7600 Easy way to save and play
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:02 AM
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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:59 AM
The WK-7500/7600 and CTK-7000/7200 offer two methods of recording your performances. They will record them as AUDIO files or as SONG SEQUENCER files (a form of MIDI file). These two methods are completely separate processes which use entirely different technologies and have absolutely nothing to do with one another. If you have not already done so, you should format your SD Card in the keyboard. While this can be done on a computer, it is best done on the keyboard to ensure the proper type of format (particularly for AUDIO recording) and to ensure that the required MUSICDAT folder gets created properly.
If you want to record a performance with the AUDIO recorder, set up the keyboard the way you want it (voices, splits, layers, rhythm, tempo, volumes, etc) and press the AUDIO RECORD button. The AUDIO RECORDER button begins flashing and the AUDIO RECORDER goes into standby mode. Recording will begin when you begin to play. The display will show [FILE]-----1 and CASIOWV 1. If the file number has an asterisk in front of it, it means that data has already been recorded to that file. If you want to overwrite it, just proceed, otherwise, use the data wheel or -/+ keys to select a different file number (up to 5). Begin playing your performance. When finished, press the AUDIO RECORD button to stop recording. If you chose to overwrite existing data, the keyboard will now ask you to confirm that. Your performance will be saved as a Casio proprietary audio file directly to a hidden partition on the SD Card. No internal keyboard user memory is involved in the AUDIO RECORD process. You can replay your AUDIO recordings by pressing the AUDIO PLAY button, selecting the desired file with the data wheel or -/+ buttons and pressing the START/STOP button. This is strictly a one-shot, one-and-done, process. You can not edit or add to or delete from this file. The Casio AUDIO RECORD process is an ERASE-WHILE-RECORDING process. Any attempt to edit or rerecord any part of the file will result in all previously recorded data being erased in its entirety. You may transfer your AUDIO files and convert them to standard WAV files on a computer, but the keyboard can not transfer them via the USB connection. You will need to physically port the SD Card to the card reader on your computer and access and convert them with the Data Manager 6.X software. As I stated earlier, these files are stored in a hidden partition on the SD Card, so Windows can not even "see" them, much less access them directly. You can download the Data Manager 6.1 software from:
If you would prefer to record your performances in a manner so that you can correct/edit them or add additional tracks, then you want to make a SONG SEQUENCER recording, but we must now make a distinction between the PATTERN SEQUENCER and the SONG SEQUENCER. The PATTERN SEQUENCER is for creating/editing rhythm patterns. Here again, these two sequencers have nothing to do with one another other than the fact that they share the RECORD ( N O T the AUDIO RECORD ) button in common, so you must select either the PATTERN or SONG mode by pressing the proper sequencer button before pressing the RECORD button.
So, to begin, set up the keyboard the way you want it (voices, splits, layers, rhythm, tempo, volumes, etc) and press the SONG SEQUENCER button. Use the data wheel or -/+ buttons to select a file number. Any file number preceded by an asterisk already has data stored in it. If you want to overwrite it, then proceed, otherwise select a different file number (up to 5), then press the RECORD ( N O T the AUDIO RECORD ) button. You must use all due caution here, as unlike the AUDIO RECORD process, there is no "confirm" message on overwrite, so easily erasing previously recorded data is a strong possibility. As soon as the RECORD button is pressed, the SONG SEQUENCER goes into standby mode. Recording will commence as soon as you begin to play. When finished, press the START/STOP button to end recording. Your performance will be saved as a Casio proprietary CMS file in the keyboard's internal User memory and the light in the RECORD button goes out after a few seconds. You may then use the keyboard's FUNCTION menu to save it the SD Card as a CMS file or as a Standard MIDI File (SMF) with a ".mid" file extension and then transfer it to your computer via the USB connection with the Data Manage software. Once you have gained a little experience with the SONG SEQUENCER, you can use it to correct/edit your performances and even add additional tracks or delete existing tracks.
Best of luck with your endeavors and enjoy that new WK-7600.
Posted 19 January 2014 - 04:59 AM
You have already stated in the Casio General Discussion sub-forum that in your opinion the 7200/7600 have significant differences that warrant them their own sub-forums. I am inclined to agree with that, providing that we do not make the overall forum unmanageable for the admin folks by generating a new sub-forum every time a new model comes out. However, I do strongly believe that if you were to take the time to review existing threads in the various existing sub-forums on both the "old" and "new" models, you would find that they have more in common than you realize and that there is a wealth of information to be learned there that is applicable to all of the models.
Drag and drop via USB is ONLY not possible with AUDIO files. All other files can be transferred via drag and drop, and even at that, drag and drop is possible even on AUDIO files, once the SD Card is installed in the PC's card reader.
Posted 19 January 2014 - 09:45 AM
Once you have the recording "basics" down, come back if you have questions on the more advanced features.
Good luck !
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