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#1311527 - 11/24/09 01:18 PM Casio Privia px-830 usb
Jordan Garrard Offline
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Registered: 11/20/09
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Loc: United Kingdom
I'm about to buy a px-830 and wanted to know wether the usb port will allow me to use the keyboard through Garageband/Logic studio/Cubase etc. Basically, can i use the piano as a midi controller. The px-830 has the same usb port as the px-130/330/730 also, so if anyone has one of those and uses it through a computer i'd be glad to know.

(the confusion arose due to casio's website saying that you can connect to a computer via usb and upload more songs to the keyboard, but didn't say wether it can be used as a midi controller)

Many thanks

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#1311545 - 11/24/09 01:49 PM Re: Casio Privia px-830 usb [Re: Jordan Garrard]
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Originally Posted By: Jordan Garrard
I'm about to buy a px-830 and wanted to know wether the usb port will allow me to use the keyboard through Garageband/Logic studio/Cubase etc....


Your best bet is to download and read the user manual. But The Casio web page I have bookmarked says this when you click "specifications":

Quote:
MIDI 16-channel multi-timbral (receive)


Which is very surprising. I'd have guessed that any DP made today would have full MIDI features. But it seems this one does not.

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#1311614 - 11/24/09 03:54 PM Re: Casio Privia px-830 usb [Re: ChrisA]
Jordan Garrard Offline
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Thanks for the input, im reading the manual for midi control on the px series but its REALLY confusing for someone who was expecting plug and play functionality! i would love to hear from someone who actually has a new Privia PX and has tried this.

Many thanks

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#1311642 - 11/24/09 04:41 PM Re: Casio Privia px-830 usb [Re: Jordan Garrard]
Passion Offline
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Err, are you talking about just using it to play and record other software sounds on your PC. i.e. as a midi controller for something like Ivory software piano or VST? If so then yes, because I use my PX330 with Fruity Loops & Ivory through just the USB alone. There is also no latency at all for me using the ASIO drivers.

I'm using Windows 7 64 Bit, so it's even compatible with that.


Edited by Passion (11/24/09 04:42 PM)

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#1311655 - 11/24/09 05:10 PM Re: Casio Privia px-830 usb [Re: Passion]
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Originally Posted By: Passion
If so then yes, because I use my PX330 with Fruity Loops & Ivory through just the USB alone..


Casio's description of the 330's MIDI is very different from their description of the 830's MIDI.

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#1311657 - 11/24/09 05:14 PM Re: Casio Privia px-830 usb [Re: ChrisA]
Passion Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Originally Posted By: ChrisA
Originally Posted By: Passion
If so then yes, because I use my PX330 with Fruity Loops & Ivory through just the USB alone..


Casio's description of the 330's MIDI is very different from their description of the 830's MIDI.


Using a USB as an output for midi control, just for VST and software piano and such, there should be no difference. Don't see why there would be; even the PX130 can do this, but maybe someone else can verify.


Edited by Passion (11/24/09 05:15 PM)

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#1311699 - 11/24/09 07:01 PM Re: Casio Privia px-830 usb [Re: Passion]
Jordan Garrard Offline
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Loc: United Kingdom
Thanks for the info Passion, i agree that if it works on your 330 it'll work on my 830 (due to usb output being similar), i was just looking for someone like you to confirm they were using they're new Privia PX as a controller for VST/Software pianos.

Many thanks,
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