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I need to quantize a sequenced drum track in the CTK 6200 keyboard and the manual is utterly confusing. It tells me to enter edit mode then press the Qrantize button to enter the quantize screen. I did the 15 times and nothing happens when I follow this procedure which is found on page 89 in the manual. Can anybody help me with this? I have a project that I must finish by Friday and I am stuck in the mud.

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Edited for correct info.

 

Sorry about that, nuronerd.  I totally screwed that up.  I guess that's what I get for posting advice on a keyboard I've had for a day and a half and after 2 hours of sleep the previous night. :o  If you're still with us and it's not too late, try this:

 

1. Press the Song Sequencer button to enter that mode

2. Press Function + Song Seq. button.  This will show your editing options.  The first one highlighted will be Event Edit, which is what you want, so...

3. Press Enter

4. Press Quantize.  This will take you to where you can select what to quantize

5. Scroll until ALL appears in the heavy brackets

6. Press the Tone button with the corresponding note division you want (1/8, 1/16, etc.)

7. Press Enter.  This will show you the YES/NO option.

8. Press Yes

9. Press Exit

 

Your track should now be quantized to whichever value you selected.  

 

Really sorry if my previous advice added to your confusion.   :(  

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I had the same question about my new WK 6600 and your answer was really helpful!  But one glitch:  step #6 says 

"press the Tone button with the corresponding note division you want...".  

But I couldn't find the Tone button and I was not able to up or down arrow to the quantitize line to be able

to change the note division.  Any suggestions?  Thanks in advance...

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There is not just a single "TONE" button on the WK-6600.  Look to the immediate right of the display panel and note the section labeled TONE with two rows of six buttons each for a total of 12.  Now note that TONE buttons A, B, C, D and G, H, I, J have note values under them.  You can use buttons C, G, H, I, J to select one of the five acceptable quantize values.  What "waveformer" was saying was: '"Press the TONE button associated with the quantize value you want in order to set that value."  See Step 5 in the right hand column of Page 88 of the WK-6600 manual for details on this.

 

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No !

 

The Song Sequencers of the CTK/WK-6XXX models are strictly straight-forward "linear" sequencers.  They do not loop.  To get into that, you need the Pattern Sequencers of the CTK/WK-7XXX, or XW-P1/G1, or MZ-X300/X500 models.

 

 

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Thanks for that very definitive reply!  Can you walk me through the "Copy" function(s) of wk 6600.

i.e. can I create an 8-bar "song" and then copy it multiple times in a linear sequence?

 

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Yes, but it gets a bit intricate, as you have to use the keyboard's Event Editor Copy procedure as described on Page E-88 of the manual.  You will copy your recorded 8 bars and insert the copy at the beginning of bar 9 and again at the beginning of bar 17, and so on, for the desired length of the complete song.  If you recorded your initial 8 bars using the Easy Record method described on Page E-63, then you will select Track-17 for the copy procedure, as the Easy Record procedure records only to Track-17 (the System Track).  Track-17 contains 16 virtual tracks (the A-Tracks) and records all auto-accompaniment data and any right hand performance data associated with it.  When you copy measures in Track-17, you copy the data on all 16 virtual tracks simultaneously.  If you used the "Recording Individual Tracks" procedure on Page E-67 to record to the individual "real" hardware tracks (the B-Tracks), then you will need to select the track(s) that you recorded your initial data to for the Copy procedure.  Unlike Track-17, this procedure copys only one track at a time, so if you recorded to multiple tracks, you will need to perform the Copy procedure individually for each track.  If you have not done so already, you may want to refer to the table in the right hand column on Page E-65 for the overall track layout/function.  In all actuality, this "17 Track" sequencer  is really a 32 track sequencer - 16 virtual " A " Tracks and 16 real " B " Tracks.  You will see this eventually, when you get into the Mixer functions.  It is a 32 Channel mixer - 16 " A " Channels for the 16 virtual " A " Tracks and 16 " B " Channels for the 16 real " B " Tracks.

 

I hope I have not overwhelmed you with this information, but the Sequencer/Mixer features of the CTK/WK-6XXX/7XXX are much more sophisticated and involved than they would appear at first glance.  The downside is that they carry a much heftier learning curve than they would appear a first glance, but there is an alternative.  The Song Sequencer saves its data to a MIDI file in a Casio proprietary "CMS" format, but it can only be accessed by the keyboard's Song Sequencer.  However, it can be saved to a Standard MIDI File (SMF) on an SD Card (Begins at bottom of left hand column on Page E-103) and ported to a computer based DAW software program for editing, but there is one downside and one risk to this.  The downside is that once the file is converted, it can not be converted back to CMS format.  No software utility was ever written for that.  So, it can no longer be loaded into the Song Sequencer's memory and edited or played from there.  It can only be played from the SD Card by the keyboard's MIDI file player (a sub-function of the Song Sequencer).  The risk is that, per the Standard MIDI Spec, an SMF can only have 16 tracks, but the Song Sequencer's output is, in reality, up to 32 tracks worth of data, so something has to give.  During the conversion process, the real "B" Tracks have priority.  Any "B" Track that has data and is turned ON in the Mixer will block data from the correspondingly numbered "A" Track from being converted.  If this is not taken into account prior to conversion, a surprising and disappointing loss of data will occur.  For this reason, I strongly recommend making a secure backup of the original CMS file before starting the conversion process.  Now, if the downside and risk of doing this are of little or no consequence to you, then you may want to consider this alternate procedure, as it is much more straight forward and easier than the Song Sequencer method.  For some (many?/most?) users, the one way conversion is of no consequence, as they actually prefer SMF's to play back from the SD Card, and some (many?/most?) habitually record only to the "A" Tracks or the "B" Tracks, so the track conversion priority is of no consequence to them.

 

Best of luck !

 

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Ted, 

Thanks for your reply -- I'll try these suggestions ASAP.  Meanwhile can you help with a much simpler problem on the Casio wk 6600?  I am struggling with some basic functions vis a vis recording tracks:  I'm trying to record a track with the metonome audible and then record subsequent tracks (using different internal tones/instruments) with the metronome and the previous track(s) also audible.  

Right now I record the first track with the metronome audible but then when I go to record the next track neither the metronome or the

the previous track is audible.  I'm sure I'm neglecting something very basic here but I can't figure out what it is and the manual is not helpful.

Thanks,

Rochard

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Rochard

 

From the symptoms you describe, I suspect that you are trying to use the EASY RECord method on Page E-63 of the manual to record BOTH your initial track(s) AND your subsequent tracks.  That can not be done.  The EASY RECord method records to the System Track [Track-17 (the virtual "A-Tracks)].  Once performance data is recorded to the System Track (Track-17), any attempt to add data to it results in total erasure of all previously recorded data in it (all 16 virtual A-Tracks).  Adding data (tracks) must be done to Tracks 01-16 [ the "real" tracks (the "B-Tracks)] with the Recording Individual Tracks method beginning on Page E-67, but will require prior review of the information under What you can do with the Song Sequencer on Pages E-65 and E-66, in order to fully understand the process.  Of course, you have the option of recording all performance data to the "real" B-Tracks with the Recording Individual Tracks method, with one exception.  Recording of any performance data which invludes Auto-accompaniment (Rhythms) MUST be recorded to the System Track [Track-17 (the virtual "A-Tracks)]  as this is the ONLY track which will record Auto-accompaniment data.  As long as you retain your song file in the native Casio CMS format the 16 virtual A-Tracks and the 16 real B-tracks will remain in total isolation of one another, but if you intend to convert your song file to SMF format, you must pay attention to which tracks are used, as B-Track data will block corresponding A-Track extraction during the CMS-to-SMF conversion process.  Track assignment of Auto-accompaniment performance data to the 16 virtual "A-Tracks" {System Track 17) is shown in the table in the right hand column of Page E-65.

 

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