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ATTN: "Casio" Mike #2066090 04/17/13 03:11 PM
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Hi Mike - word is using Nickel batteries
the battery operated Casio DP's is a big
NO NO...

Can you tell me if rechargable
alkaline batteries will work ok?

Looking at doing some "street" work with
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Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Scott Hamlin] #2066183 04/17/13 06:05 PM
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I will check with Tokyo.


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Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Scott Hamlin] #2066196 04/17/13 06:24 PM
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Thanks, Mike!

One of the reasons I am looking
hard at this board, is the fact
we have a Casio rep that is active
on the forum... so thanks again!


Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Scott Hamlin] #2067139 04/19/13 12:30 PM
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Hi Mike

I was surprised that I couldn't find any information on how the WK-7600 differs from the WK-7500. Would you please elaborate? Thanks

Also, I'm glad to see that the PX5S is a hit. How about a model with built-in speakers.


Step Back! he's got a synthesizer, and he isn't afraid to use it.
Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Scott Hamlin] #2067230 04/19/13 03:50 PM
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I wouldn't be too worried. Try some quality Eneloop batteries and if it powers up, they'll work fine. If they work, depending on power draw they may last longer or not as long as regular alkalines. At any rate I wouldn't chance damaging an expensive board like this from leaky alkalines.

Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Scott Hamlin] #2067346 04/19/13 08:41 PM
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Hello Casio Mike,

Question about the keyboard action changes on my trusty PX-130 practice piano: When I use the normal classic grand piano setting, the action feels good. Very much like a decent acoustic piano action. However, if instead, I use USB mode MIDI out to Pianoteq, the action feels different and less responsive. The keys feel kind of limp in "MIDI mode." Is there anyway to get the good feeling action when using USB MIDI mode?

Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: ONfrank] #2067360 04/19/13 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ONfrank
I wouldn't be too worried. Try some quality Eneloop batteries and if it powers up, they'll work fine. If they work, depending on power draw they may last longer or not as long as regular alkalines. At any rate I wouldn't chance damaging an expensive board like this from leaky alkalines.


ummm.. thanks for the advice but I will
wait to hear officially from Mike. I
don't think it's responsible to say:
"SURE, try it.. it SHOULD work.. just
don't use those batteries that Casio
says to use.. they keak!"

YOU DON'T know if nickel is OK for this board...

ps
and alkalines are perfectly safe IF you know
how to handle them properly.




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Guys, when you are using alkaline, they will eventually go dead. Using rechargables isn't going to provide any different voltage range than the unit would experience normally. It will either work or won't work. If it fries the slab, then the slab is also going to fry as the alkaline batteries drain down. If Casio forgot to make the unit compatible with excellent batteries such as Eneloop, that would be a very unfortunate oversight. The worst that should happen with rechargables is either the unit won't power on, or it only lasts a short time before refusing to power on.

Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Scott Hamlin] #2067424 04/20/13 01:29 AM
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I asked the team in Tokyo, they could not recommend rechargeables batteries. Sorry, I can't give an official approval.


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Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Lelax] #2067425 04/20/13 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Lelax
Hello Casio Mike,

Question about the keyboard action changes on my trusty PX-130 practice piano: When I use the normal classic grand piano setting, the action feels good. Very much like a decent acoustic piano action. However, if instead, I use USB mode MIDI out to Pianoteq, the action feels different and less responsive. The keys feel kind of limp in "MIDI mode." Is there anyway to get the good feeling action when using USB MIDI mode?


I don't have PianoTeq, but I suspect you could select a different velocity curve within the software.


-Mike Martin
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Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Mike_Martin] #2067532 04/20/13 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike_Martin
I asked the team in Tokyo, they could not recommend rechargeables batteries. Sorry, I can't give an official approval.


Thanks for checking, Mike.

Re: ATTN: "Casio" Mike [Re: Mike_Martin] #2068213 04/21/13 07:16 PM
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Ah, interesting suggestion. I will try it and report back.
TY for posting.

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Yes! Your idea worked great. When the PX-130 is in MIDI mode, Pianoteq offers the option of calibrating the velocity curve for the keyboard and calibrating the sustain pedal, and some other stuff.

I clicked the "calibrate" button on the Pianoteq screen and it walked me through a step-by-step procedure asking for key presses for pp, p, medium, f, ff, fff. This generated a calibration curve visible on the screen with some handle points that are mouse adjustable.

After some experimentation, I found that I could get ff and fff without bottoming out the keystroke, and then used the mouse to tweek the handle points, to construct a very responsive feel.

The adjusted velocity curves can then be stored as "presets" for the various grand piano simulation options.

My PX-130 is now entirely satisfactory as a MIDI keyboard with Pianoteq instruments. TY TY for your helpful reply.


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