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      Make Sure You are Using Firmware Version 1.13   02/22/2016

      Important Reminder: Make sure your PX-5S is updated to firmware version 1.13. Click the post title above to be taken to a video that will show you how to check your firmware version, where to get the firmware, and how to install the update if needed. 
         

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Can anyone tell me if there is a 'transpose' function for this keyboard?

 

Press the Sys Settings button, select MIDI. There it is.

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SHORTCUT:

 

KNOB 1:  Will move you and down through parameters

KNOB 2:  Adjust parameter values

No need to press the -/+ buttons so many times.

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Did you know you can go backwards from 0-0?

 

For example, when you are loading a Stage Setting from a USB drive, if you want to load it in location 9-something, you can just press the - button to get there from 0-0 (the default). This also works in steps of ten, where you can hold down NUM KEY and press - to backwards.

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4 zones / volume for each on 4 sliders

 

 

The sliders and knobs on the PX-5S are highly configurable. Each slider or knob can do two things at once. Each zone can determine if it uses that physical controller or not.

 

So for example if you wanted sliders 1-4 to be zone volume. I'd recommend setting it like this:



 

Slider 1: CC#07 Volume

Slider 2: CC#07 Volume

Slider 3: CC#07 Volume

Slider 4: CC#07 Volume



 

Then in the Controllers section for Each Zone, you can do this:

Zone 1: Slider 1 ON, Slider 2,3,4 OFF

Zone 2: Slider 2 ON, Slider 1,3,4 OFF

Zone 3: Slider 3 ON, Slider 1,2,4 OFF

Zone 4: Slider 4 ON, Slider 1,2,3 OFF

 

 

 

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How to rename a stage setting.
Go to the stage setting whose name you want to replace.

Press "WRITE"
Press "ENTER" to select *StageSetting
Press the "DOWN ARROW" key
You will see a little line under the first letter of the Stage Setting current name
Use KNOB 2  to change the letter - turn the knob all the way to the left (counter-clockwise) for a blank space
Use the "RIGHT ARROW" key to change to the next letter
Continue until you are done
Press "ENTER" to save the Stage Setting
Press "YES" to confirm the save

 

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How do I rename a stage setting name on a Casio PX-5S
How to change stage setting name on Casio PX-5S

 


 

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Has there been any discussion about "generic" template files for typical setups such as layers, splits, etc.? Would this idea be dealt with by simply using one of the 100 as a starting point? I know that they are grouped; just wonder if the design workflow is best served by working from tone to setup or the other way around.

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It's best if you find a stage setting that is close to what you need and then modify it for your specific needs.   Keep in mind that the PX5 is always in Stage Setting mode.  If you change a basic tone, you're really just editing a stage setting.

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Has there been any discussion about "generic" template files for typical setups such as layers, splits, etc.? Would this idea be dealt with by simply using one of the 100 as a starting point? I know that they are grouped; just wonder if the design workflow is best served by working from tone to setup or the other way around.

 

BRAD MX PX:

It's best if you find a stage setting that is close to what you need and then modify it for your specific needs.   

That's real good advice from Brad. I find the one that most matches what I want and then back-engineer by disabling all the layers/zones and working on one at a time. It's also a good way to learn the architecture of the PX-5S. 

 

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Considering purchasing the Px-5S, but what I would have a hard time without a feature that Kurzweil has where with the push of a button I can turn off and on sounds while holding the sustain pedal.  For instance, I have a piano sound playing, I push a button to turn on strings.  I can sustain the piano/string sound and push a button to turn off the strings sound and the string sound will remain on until I lift off the sustain pedal.  Does the Px-5s have this feature or would I have to use the volume sliders everytime I need to turn off and on a particular combination of sounds?  I hope I'm making myself clear.  Thanks.

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This can be done on the PX-5S.  The sliders are used for that.  The sliders can be changed from volume control to an on/off switch for sounds as well as a ton of other things.  A second pedal can be programmed to turn a sound on and off.  

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Katie,

What you're asking can be accomplished a couple of different ways.  The Sliders, knobs or pedals can function as on/off switches.  The behavior works a little different than Kurzweil.  To test, I assigned Pedal 2 as the On/Off switch for the strings.  If I play and hold a notes and turn off the strings, the string continue to sound as long as I'm holding those keys.  The sustain pedal alone will not sustain the strings if the zone is turned off...if the zone is turned off it will only remain playing while the notes are being held. 

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Katie,

It can be accomplished and behave the way you want, if you do it using a different method.  Rather than setting a pedal (slider or knob) for a Zone On/Off switch, if you set it for a Layer on/off switch (Components of a HexLayer tone) then it works.  You can sustain with the pedal and turn off the strings.  

 

I'll post an example of this for download. 

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I'm not seeing a serial number on the backside, is it the one on the bar-code sticker on the bottom?

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ERROR: No MEDIA

I just received my brand new Casio px5s. When I wanted to check it out, it started up, bu then on the display appeared the above mentioned text message.

Has anyone seen this before, and does he know what to do??

Please help

 

thank you
 

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Thank you, Mike, for you answer to my question.  Just a couple more, please.  Can I trigger a sound wav using the usb thumb drive? I know you can play back songs, but I just need to trigger a couple sound wavs.  I think the organ sounds might be okay, but does the percussion work the same way a real Hammond works where if I'm sustaining a chord with my left hand, the right hand playing a melody will not retrigger the percussion until I let go of all keys?  And just one more--getting back to my original question, is there a way in stage/performance/combi mode to use a button to turn on one tone while simultainously turning off another ,yet still sustaining first tone until I lift off the sustain pedal?  I'm real close to picking up a Px-5S, just looking for any workarounds I might need to do in live performance using your keyboard.  Thanks again.

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Hi Katie,

 

Can I trigger a sound wav using the usb thumb drive? I know you can play back songs, but I just need to trigger a couple sound wavs.

 

 

Yes.  But you have to select the wave to play.  The wave that is currently cued up can be stopped or started.  It's fairly easy to bring up a wave:

 

Make sure you have the USB drive plugged in with WAV files you want to play.

1. Press (don't hold) the button.  The titles of the files will appear.

2. Press the + or - key to cue up the WAV you want to play.

 

Now you can go on and do other things on the keyboard, switch banks, mess with stage settings, play the keyboard.  Whenever you want to play or stop the WAV file that is cued up, press the [start/Stop] button.

 

When you press the button, it will be in "Media Mode" where you can select different files to play.  If you want to play different files, just scroll using the + or - keys and then press start.

 

If you need to play a sound and both hands are full, you can set one of the pedals to toggle the start and stop action.

 

To set the start/stop for Audio to Pedal 2, for example for a particular Stage Setting:

 

1. Select the stage setting

2. Press [Edit]

Choose Stage Setting > Common Edit > Pedal 2 > Pedal Target > Target[Audio Str/Stp]

 

Cue up your audio file as described previously.  If you saved the changes to the stage setting, whenever you select that stage setting and depress Pedal 2, it will start or stop the current wave file cued up.

 

 And just one more--getting back to my original question, is there a way in stage/performance/combi mode to use a button to turn on one tone while simultainously turning off another ,yet still sustaining first tone until I lift off the sustain pedal?

 

 

Mike may have a more elegant solution but I would say this is possible by using Stage Settings.  You adjust the stage settings to include the sounds you want.  You play the first stage setting, press the sustain, then press a button to switch to the other stage setting.  You now have new stage setting sounds but the old sound will sound until you release the sustain or the sound  decays away.

 

A quick example would be play a chord on setting 0-0 while holding the sustain pedal; press 5 to switch to 0-5, the patch will change but the piano will continue to sustain.  You can play on the new setting but the piano will still linger in the background until you release the pedal. 

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