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  • #76






    Quote Originally Posted by copesland
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    Here you use zones 1-4 (midi channels 1-4) and with the step sequencer we used midi channels 8-16. when using the step sequencer are the 8-16 stuck for the step sequencer alone or can i utilize say 8-12 and free the other four channels up for pcm sounds? and what happens to channels 5-7 ?




    In Performance Mode you can only play 4 zones (or channels) from the keyboard simultaneously, by default these will be MIDI channels 1-4. The Step Sequencer will use MIDI channels 8-16 for its tracks. Basically any channel that isn't be used live from the keyboard or the step sequencer could be accessed over MIDI by another device (such as your computer).



    -Mike Martin

    Casio America, Inc.
    -Mike Martin
    Casio America, Inc.

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    • #77
      yeah sorry for the questions, i hope you dont mind them. this is just particularly different from boards i've used in the past. accessing the other channel by another device is coudy to me. these channels that are unused cannot trigger internal sounds presume. but they can trigger external devices like a sound module/computer /mpc ?

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      • #78
        i saw you use the step sequencer then adjust a slider and switched a closed hihat to an open hit hat. how does this work? is there a way to choose what sound will play based on where the slider is?? can this be used to adjust note when using a synth on the step sequencer?

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        • #79
          Copesland,

          In due time, Craig will get to things like the Step Sequencer in his review. Based on what he writes and the questions that come up, I'll be here to clarify and help out. Please understand that this is a product review. Casio does not currently have a "tech support forum" for this or other products on the web, this is something we're looking in to. Meanwhile there is a 33 page XW thread right here on Harmony Central, where you might find that some of your questions have already been answered.



          The quick answer to your question about using the sliders with the Step Sequencer is that you can determine what note, or what range of notes are assigned to the slider. If you're working with synth or bass track you can determine the scale. If you're doing drums you can do things like switch between closed and open hi-hats. It is very flexible, but I'm sure Craig will cover this in detail.
          -Mike Martin
          Casio America, Inc.

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          • #80






            Quote Originally Posted by Mike Martin
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            Craig,

            Thanks for posting these. If you don't mind I may post another or two.




            Post away!! Guitar is my primary instrument, I'm a "MIDI keyboardist" if you know what I mean...although the examples of me playing were real time, so at least I'm not terrible. ;-)
            The first 3 books in "The Musician's Guide to Home Recording" series are available from Hal Leonard and http://www.reverb.com. Listen to my music on http://www.YouTube.com/thecraiganderton, and visit http://www.craiganderton.com. Thanks!

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            • #81






              Quote Originally Posted by Mike Martin
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              Copesland,

              In due time, Craig will get to things like the Step Sequencer in his review. Based on what he writes and the questions that come up, I'll be here to clarify and help out. Please understand that this is a product review.




              Yes, that's right. This review goes at a certain pace, obviously I'm dealing with audio examples right now. While questions are great, I'd prefer that they be about material being covered at the time, so that as the thread develops it's as cohesive as possible.



              Also, Mike does have a job so he can't spend all his time here...although I'm sure he's gratified by the response! This is clearly a hot product that's generating a lot of interest.
              The first 3 books in "The Musician's Guide to Home Recording" series are available from Hal Leonard and http://www.reverb.com. Listen to my music on http://www.YouTube.com/thecraiganderton, and visit http://www.craiganderton.com. Thanks!

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              • #82





                I don't know the exact number. If I were to guess I'd say 65% of the raw sample data is the same so but there is a lot of new content. There are waveforms that are accessible in both the Solo Synth and Hex Layer modes that simply don't exist in the CTK-7000. Due to the nature of the way Hex Layers and the Solo Synth function, the XW-P1 can get into some sonic territory that the CTK's simply cant.



                Thank's Mike, that's cool, I rather like the ctk7000 sounds, and I have not even needed to tweek them yet, so the addition of the XW-P1 will give me the ultimate sonics possibilities, layers etc. to keep me happy for a long time to come, as well as expand my polyphony to 128 voices.

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                • #83
                  Got more 'boards for you with another whirlwind tour, with a different phrase and a spin through the presets...this time it's harpsichord, electric piano, and clav. Again, no processing, no tweaking, recorded straight into Sonar and converted to MP3.
                  The first 3 books in "The Musician's Guide to Home Recording" series are available from Hal Leonard and http://www.reverb.com. Listen to my music on http://www.YouTube.com/thecraiganderton, and visit http://www.craiganderton.com. Thanks!

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                  • #84






                    Quote Originally Posted by copesland
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                    i saw you use the step sequencer then adjust a slider and switched a closed hihat to an open hit hat. how does this work? is there a way to choose what sound will play based on where the slider is?? can this be used to adjust note when using a synth on the step sequencer?




                    Up slide = different/typically high pitched drum or higher major note; down slider vice versa...yet I still can figure out why some parts steps range begin at C# or D or whatever and end three,five, or whatever notes upscale and end at Bb or whatever...
                    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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                    • #85
                      can't not can.
                      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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                      • #86






                        Quote Originally Posted by Anderton
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                        Got more 'boards for you with another whirlwind tour, with a different phrase and a spin through the presets...this time it's harpsichord, electric piano, and clav. Again, no processing, no tweaking, recorded straight into Sonar and converted to MP3.




                        Those clav's sound nice Craig.

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                        • #87
                          I need to say just one thing about some of the sounds that Craig has posted. The majority of the 400 PCM (Melody) sounds do not take advantage of the available insert effect (there is only one). The programmers prioritized it so that the Solo Synth, Hex Layer or Drawbar Organ modes would be used as the primary sound and take full advantage of the insert effect. Other sounds that may be layered or used in split in a performance can choose to share the insert effect but if not it would sound identical to the way it does in Tone mode when it doesn't normally use an effect. Make sense?



                          The reason I mention this is because we come up with some pretty remarkable sounds (such as rhodes and wurlys) by making some minor edits and taking full advantage of the effects. So if the electric piano is going to be your primary sound you can utilize the effects and get some better sounds than what you're hearing in Craig's examples. I'll see if I can get a rhodes example posted today.
                          -Mike Martin
                          Casio America, Inc.

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                          • #88
                            You have to program the PCI sound and save it somewhere, right? Will the XW-P1 send midi to a computer over usb to play software?

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                            • #89
                              Been playing keys for 34 years, have several high-end workstations/synths and midi instruments {MR-76, Karma, XTK, CS6X, XL7, DR202, DX&AN200,etc,} and I am not easily impressed.
                              I spent 45 minutes @ the local starving the other day jammin' on this thing. Had it figured out in five minutes and was playing trance, jazz, rock, blues and techno/prog/house/space riffs as soon as I figured out the basic scene/operations. This a POWERFUL PERFORMANCE SYNTH for beginner, intermediate or advanced player. I didn't even get into the sequencing or sound editing capabilities at all, but this thing was addictive in an analog subtractive synthesis sorta way...in other words I was blown out of the ****************in' box, having not ever being in it to begin with...
                              This puppy sounds like 24 bit AD/DA converters and 120db of dynamic range regardless of the actual specs. I don't know how they did this at this price point but I for one, am damn glad they did.
                              Godamnit! I really, really wish I had an extra 500 bucks right now...OMG!@*@&$!{.}{.} and then some~ GET ONE.

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                              • #90






                                Quote Originally Posted by Mike Martin
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                                I need to say just one thing about some of the sounds that Craig has posted. The majority of the 400 PCM (Melody) sounds do not take advantage of the available insert effect (there is only one). The programmers prioritized it so that the Solo Synth, Hex Layer or Drawbar Organ modes would be used as the primary sound and take full advantage of the insert effect. Other sounds that may be layered or used in split in a performance can choose to share the insert effect but if not it would sound identical to the way it does in Tone mode when it doesn't normally use an effect. Make sense?




                                That's a good point...I was doing more of the "punching up presets in the music store" experience, but what I'm hoping is that when I come up with cool variations on a theme, I can post the program so people can download. Mike, feel free to do the same! I may have to mess with with forum permissions to allow attaching that particular type of file, but that's not a big deal.
                                The first 3 books in "The Musician's Guide to Home Recording" series are available from Hal Leonard and http://www.reverb.com. Listen to my music on http://www.YouTube.com/thecraiganderton, and visit http://www.craiganderton.com. Thanks!

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