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#1810447 - 12/22/11 08:10 AM Kawai MP6 owners, anybody?  
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I recently bought this DP, and can't figure out, how to assign MIDI commands to pedals.

I'm trying to assign CC 91 (or 92) , meaning Leslie simulator speed fast/slow switch, to any of the pedals ( sustain, expression or foot switch), tried to connect pedal to any of 3 sockets - no effect

Also, F/S pedal works very strange with internal piano sound. When it is connected, piano doesn't sound at all. Sound restored only after piano mode switched to SETUP mode and back

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#1810457 - 12/22/11 08:47 AM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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Hello victor_od77,

Regarding assigning CC to the footswitch, please refer to "6.3.5 Foot SW CC# (Control Change)" on page 46 of the updated owner's manual update:

Originally Posted by MP6 Owner's Manual v1.10
This parameter assigns a Control Change Number to the Footswitch connected
to the FOOT SWITCH jack on the rear panel.

See page 96 for the list of Control Change numbers.

- If “SW” is selected, the footswitch is used to turn on/off the SW button.
- If “RTR” is selected, the footswitch is used to switch the speed of the rotary speaker between slow and fast modes when the Rotary effect is in use.
- If “AMP” is selected, the footswitch is used to turn the AMP simulator on/off.

When the System parameter FootSW is “Setup+” this page won’t be displayed.


Originally Posted by victor_od77
Also, F/S pedal works very strange with internal piano sound. When it is connected, piano doesn't sound at all. Sound restored only after piano mode switched to SETUP mode and back.


It sounds like you may have changed some important settings. I would recommend using the 'Reset All' function to reset the instrument's settings to the factory defaults.

Kind regards,
James
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#1810470 - 12/22/11 09:27 AM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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James, does manufacturer of pedal make sense?

I have pedal made by Fatar (from Fatar midi keyboard) , which I want to use as sostenuto, or program to any other function, but when I attach it, piano goes to mute.

I'll try to reset to factory settings


#1810481 - 12/22/11 09:46 AM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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victor, is the Fatar pedal a standard on/off switch pedal, or is it intended to be used as a sustain pedal? Also, what is the polarity of the pedal?

James
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#1811242 - 12/23/11 03:23 PM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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Fatar PS100: portable switch pedal

PS/100: Control pedal with soft rubber coated shell. Contact open at rest.

what polarity MP6 requires: open or closed by default ?

#1811414 - 12/23/11 08:03 PM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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Victor, that footswitch pedal should be okay, however I will try to confirm this point on Monday.

James
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#1812184 - 12/25/11 12:52 PM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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Things going worse :-(
It seems something is broken in my piano.
Sound from piano goes like constantly processed with phaser/flanger effect, without any efx / switches turned on.
It ruins acoustic piano samples (effect is similar to detuned piano) . Actualy, it's added to all instruments, but more noticeable on acoustic piano, especially on sustained chords

I disconnected all pedals, reset to factory settings many time - no effect.
Could it be electrical failure / shortcut in the internal circuitry ?
Should I ask for warranty repair, or try to tweak some more settings in the system menu ?

Last edited by victor_od77; 12/25/11 12:53 PM.
#1812212 - 12/25/11 02:24 PM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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It's worth a call to the seller. Who knows for sure--- a bad switch, a gummed-up contact, a paperclip on a circuit board, one of those control settings that does two things but is only labeled for one, and so is unsuspected.

Have you turned it upside down and shaken it? But before you do that, get some recordings so you can show the seller or Kawai rep what you're talking about, without packing up and shipping the whole unit.

Don't worry, it will be set right.


Clef

#1812361 - 12/25/11 09:45 PM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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Hello Victor,

May I please ask you to confirm the following;

- The MP6 is running the latest MP6 software version (v1.10).
- You have disconnected all pedals and other devices (MIDI, USB etc.) from the MP6.
- You have performed a full factory reset using the 'Reset All' function in the System menu.

If all three points are true, and your MP6 is still behaving incorrectly, I would strongly encourage you to contact the store from there the instrument was purchased, to request that the issue is resolved.

Kind regards,
James
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#2096116 - 06/05/13 10:52 AM Re: Kawai MP6 owners, anybody? [Re: victor_od77]  
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The FOOTSW socket is a TRS (“stereo”) jack; when used with the F-20 dual pedal, the right pedal-switch goes between Tip and Sleeve, the left between Ring and Sleeve. If a single foot-switch with a “mono” jack plug us inserted, it will operate the right pedal function only. If the F10H is used, it won't work at all
However a single foot-switch ( or two single foot-switches), can be connected by the use of a Y-cable. Note that these are Push-to-Break switches.


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