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  • Haven't tried this to see if there's some way to make it work or not, but I've always found matrix modulation to be pretty flexible. One "governor" trick I've done when trying to get wah sounds, where you need to restrict a filter cutoff frequency's high limit, is to modulate cutoff with an envelope set for no attack or decay, sustain only, and use a pedal to control envelope amount. By trimming the envelope sustain, that becomes the maximum envelope level.



    There are all kind of tricks hidden in synths, and the XW-P1 has a ton of things hidden in there...I just have to find them
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    • Craig,

      This is absolutely possible and can be done by just using the filter envelope depth. I also think this will give him the desired result.
      -Mike Martin
      Casio America, Inc.

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      • Quote Originally Posted by Mike Martin
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        Craig,

        This is absolutely possible and can be done by just using the filter envelope depth. I also think this will give him the desired result.




        Okay, back to the step sequencer.



        Hey Mike - just FYI - I needed to come up with a music bed, and I called up one of the step sequencers and just triggered the patterns I needed, when I needed them, and recorded the audio into a DAW. Never touched the keyboard, and had what I needed after about three minutes of practice.



        Sometimes it seems I just can't get away from using Casio gear as a music library
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        • I feel like the test subject in the movie "Scanners" - POP! So what does source mean in Tone-->Solo Synth-->Edit-->VirtualCtrl-->Source [cc74 cutoff], Depth [-127], Dest [T.Filter] [Resonance]? What would happen with these settings? I just tried and it seemed nothing happened...if you'll get to this topic later just tell me to be patient I'd completely understand.
          Time is precious - you can't buy it or take it with you when you're gone - don't waste it.

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          • Okay I am back with an update on the MIDI Solutions Pedal Controller...



            I got a brand new MIDI Solutions pedal controller, which should come out of the box set to Midi Channel 1 and to control MIDI CC 7 (Volume) and it does the exact same thing as my older one which is either nothing or it makes the XW-P1 freeze so that a restart is needed. I have a cable tester and tested the midi cables and they checked out, but I may try another set before sending the second box back for a refund and concluding that for some reason the XW-P1 and the MIDI Solutions pedal controller just don't get along for some reason; unless you Craig or you Mike have any other suggestions?

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            • Quote Originally Posted by gneissnfunky
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              I feel like the test subject in the movie "Scanners" - POP! So what does source mean in Tone-->Solo Synth-->Edit-->VirtualCtrl-->Source [cc74 cutoff], Depth [-127], Dest [T.Filter] [Resonance]? What would happen with these settings? I just tried and it seemed nothing happened...if you'll get to this topic later just tell me to be patient I'd completely understand.




              Hey, no problem! You're almost there...what's hanging you up is the Source. When set to cc74, what that means is an incoming #74 MIDI continuous controller will vary the parameter based on how you've set up your edits above.



              Try this: set up all the parameters the same way you set them up above, except replace the source with Modulation. This means the source controller will be the XW-P1's mod wheel, which will allow you to move the mod wheel and hear the effects of any changes very clearly. Also, set the Resonance assignable control (K2) to the mid position so it won't affect what we're about to do too much.



              Set the modulation wheel up full, all the way. Next, vary the Depth parameter by making it more positive until you reach the value that provides the maximum resonance you want - maybe around 105 or so.



              Now when you move the mod wheel from full off to full on, the resonance will go from 0 to 105.



              So then I started thinking about how to create a "governer" if you didn't want to use the mod wheel. I tried the following, and it turned out pretty cool!



              Again, start with the string of parameters above. This time, set Source to NoteOnVel and depth to around -016 or so. What this does is drive the resonance down at higher note velocities, so the Assignable Knob will be able to increase the resonance only so far because the note velocity will be driving it down somewhat. But if you play a soft note, then you have the full resonance range available - which is actually kind of a cool effect, and more expressive because there's greater variety between louder and softer notes.



              Now try playing and adjusting the Assignable resonance knob. I think you'll find it's much more controllable at higher velocities because no matter how high you turn up the knob, if you're playing a loud note it will be bringing the resonance down by the amount you specified.



              Let us know if a) this makes sense to you, and b) whether it provides an effect you like!



              Note to Dr. Martin: This also gives me a suggestion for the "next firmware update wish list" if there isn't already some other way to do this - include a modulation source source that's a steady-state "bias" controller. Then you could add a "bias" to any parameter by adjusting the depth control, and make it easy to set a lower or upper limit for a parameter assigned to the real-time control knobs.
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              • Quote Originally Posted by So73
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                Okay I am back with an update on the MIDI Solutions Pedal Controller...



                I got a brand new MIDI Solutions pedal controller, which should come out of the box set to Midi Channel 1 and to control MIDI CC 7 (Volume) and it does the exact same thing as my older one which is either nothing or it makes the XW-P1 freeze so that a restart is needed. I have a cable tester and tested the midi cables and they checked out, but I may try another set before sending the second box back for a refund and concluding that for some reason the XW-P1 and the MIDI Solutions pedal controller just don't get along for some reason; unless you Craig or you Mike have any other suggestions?




                Try swapping cables first. If the XW-P1 responds to channel 1 controller 7 coming in from a sequencer, it should respond to the pedal controller. Have you considered contacting MIDI Solutions for support? There might be something really obvious they would know about.
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                • I do say, good show Guv'ner! ...wow, I just gave it a try, soooo cool...thank you, really nice workarounds...plus you've got me thinking about "modulation matrices" all day...I think I'm gonna try to incorporate that phrase into a meeting next time at work...people will be saying "check out the big brain on Brad" [samuel jacksonesque]...you've really just opened a lot of doors in my understanding of synth architecture, thanks again.
                  Time is precious - you can't buy it or take it with you when you're gone - don't waste it.

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                  • I just set Bend Up to + Cutoff, Bend Down to a - Cutoff and the Modulation wheel to Resonance. Now comes the part where I've gotta practice controlling this beast.
                    Time is precious - you can't buy it or take it with you when you're gone - don't waste it.

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                    • Anychance you guys can do more audio examples please

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                      • monster, you hear this yet http://soundcloud.com/keyboardmag/ca...-audio-example
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                        • Quote Originally Posted by monsterism
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                          Anychance you guys can do more audio examples please




                          I take requests



                          I'll do an audio clip of me just playing the step sequencer so you can see what my "this is kinda like Ableton Live" rantings are all about.
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                          • Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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                            I take requests








                            How about some choirs and orchestral brass?



                            the poster formerly known as TrancedelicBlues

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                            • Quote Originally Posted by gneissnfunky
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                              Cheers



                              Can I ask does the Casio have anything like the chord memory in the X6?.

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                              • Can the xw be split? Like bass on the left and piano on the right. Can't figure out how to do it. Ads say the board can be split. Thanks, Ray

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