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#1663671 - 04/20/11 02:26 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Kawai James]
amigaoneit Offline
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Registered: 04/06/11
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Loc: Reggio Calabria - Italy
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
amigaoneit, congrats on your new piano - I hope it brings you many years of musical enjoyment. wink

[offtopic]

Are you an AmigaOne fan?

Cheers,
James
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Tks KJames i'm sure i will enjoy it very much.

[OT mode on]
First let me say that i've been lurking the forum for a few weeks now and i came across your posts pretty often. i began to appreciate your style: unbiased (at my eyes at least), helpful and together proud and ready to stand for the company you work for. this sounds a lot japanese to me, in fact if there is something i'm a fan of is Japan and its people. just wanted you to know that i found myself relieved noting that you continued posting after 3/11.

That said if you are talking about Amiga OS yes i'm a big fan of it and i pretty much believe that i've been one of the very last to drop the os (still have an A500 converted through the dedicated external HD to an A500+ and an A1200 with a 68030 expansion card, modded to use non proprietary external HDs and Cdroms) . As for my nick name, believe it or not, i've being using it long before AmigaOne project came to life.

One last thing i'm trying sending you a PM (may I?) but it looks like your inbox is full?

[/OT mode off]

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#1663694 - 04/20/11 02:50 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: amigaoneit]
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Originally Posted By: amigaoneit
little update: the cn33 is on is way home smile



Congrats amigaone. I think it's a good choice compared to the 7F also when comparing the price. About the sounds: you can experiment with layering two piano sounds from the two selection banks. I did this at one stage and ended up with a sound I really liked. But now I just prefer one of the standard unaltered piano sounds most of the time.

We like photo's in this thread once it's in its new home. smile

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#1663795 - 04/20/11 05:45 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: amigaoneit]
Kawai James Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
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amigaoneit, many thanks for your kind words - I greatly appreciate the positive feedback.

[offtopic]

I grew up using an A500 for several years - a truly incredible machine! I also owned an A1200, which was upgraded to a 68030, then tower-ised with a CD-Rom, and finally added a ZorroII+CV64/3D a couple of years later - again, a excellent system which was a joy to use. Alas, I sold the entire setup in the late 90s, but continued to enjoy the AmigaOS using WinUAE and a Workbench distribution I put together called 'AIAB' - great memories. wink

[/offtopic]

BTW, I cleaned-up my message inbox, so please feel free to send a PM. wink

Cheers,
James
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#1665440 - 04/23/11 03:09 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
amigaoneit Offline
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Registered: 04/06/11
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Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Congrats amigaone. I think it's a good choice compared to the 7F also when comparing the price. About the sounds: you can experiment with layering two piano sounds from the two selection banks. I did this at one stage and ended up with a sound I really liked. But now I just prefer one of the standard unaltered piano sounds most of the time.

We like photo's in this thread once it's in its new home. smile


Thanks Spanish, i'm playing with layering, but at the moment i feel like default piano is ok.

if there is a trial i would like to try pianoteq.

as for the image there it is just unpacked (finished assembling late night)

oh i quite forgot happy Easter to everybody



Edited by amigaoneit (04/23/11 04:57 PM)

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#1665539 - 04/23/11 08:15 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Offline
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Looks terrific - congrats amigaoneit!

And happy Easter to everyone too!

Cheers,
James
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Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

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#1665669 - 04/24/11 05:00 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Kawai James]
amigaoneit Offline
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Looks terrific - congrats amigaoneit!

And happy Easter to everyone too!

Cheers,
James
x


Thanks KJames

PS you have a PM

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#1666344 - 04/25/11 02:31 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
spanishbuddha Online   content
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Nice one amigaoneit. Love the lamp too.

Just curious what touch setting do you like? I'm a 18months beginner and used to like the 1st heavy setting as I could get better p and pp. But now I'm on the default.

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#1667512 - 04/27/11 02:47 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
amigaoneit Offline
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Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Nice one amigaoneit. Love the lamp too.

Just curious what touch setting do you like? I'm a 18months beginner and used to like the 1st heavy setting as I could get better p and pp. But now I'm on the default.


My wife thank's you, someone that appreciate her touch help

as for touch settings i'm still working on it. probably it's me but the black keys are perfect on default whilst the white ones are a little lighter than what i was used to (but again it's a very very long time since i touched a piano) and the next heavy up settings are too heavy? i guess i need some more time to get used to it

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#1667547 - 04/27/11 04:15 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
FogVilleLad Offline
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Posts: 4680
Loc: San Francisco
Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Just curious what touch setting do you like?
Do the Touch settings change the tone at all, or do they just make it easier to access, for example, the softer samples?

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#1675785 - 05/11/11 07:08 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: spanishbuddha]
Fran_Z Offline
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Loc: TN, USA
I'm applying for the membership of CN33 club...






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#1675791 - 05/11/11 07:16 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Offline
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Congrats!
And, extra brownie points (literally) for choosing the mahogany finish too! wink

That second shot is really rather stylish, by the way! wink

Cheers,
James
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Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

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#1676332 - 05/12/11 02:41 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fran_Z]
spanishbuddha Online   content
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Congrats Fran_Z, nice photography too. The mahogany does look rather nice.

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#1676335 - 05/12/11 02:45 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: FogVilleLad]
spanishbuddha Online   content
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Originally Posted By: FogVilleLad
Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
Just curious what touch setting do you like?
Do the Touch settings change the tone at all, or do they just make it easier to access, for example, the softer samples?



Well both really. The principle effect is to change the level at which soft/loud is produced, but in so doing the tone (I think it's called attack) is bought on stronger/weaker/quicker/slower. At least that's my perception. This is just a side effect I would say and there's nothing built in as such to alter the tone with the touch setting.

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#1696807 - 06/17/11 02:51 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
kmbmoll Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 6
Hello,

pardon me for bringing in a technical "issue" to this thread, actually I wanted to upload some pics of my brand new Kawai CN-33 which arrived yesterday. I'm more than happy with the touch, sound and the overall finish of this beautiful piano, but one small detail is driving me crazy -- for which would really appreciate your opinion.

The issue is a faint static noise from the speakers. It turns on about 3-4 seconds after switching on the power, and stays on. It does not depend on the master volume level, and it disappears with the headphones. So it must be something with the amplifier setting. One can easily hear this noise by lowering one's head under the cabinet! I have a sensitive hearing, and in the night when the surrounding is quiet this is really starting to annoy me.

Do others also have this static noise from the speakers, and this is something I have to live with? I tried moving away all the other electrical appliances and AC/DC converters from near the piano, with no effect. It is futile to try to record this noise for this forum as I don't have a good microphone, but I hope you understand the issue. Please let me know if this is something that should not be there and I should contact the Kawai service people.

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#1696840 - 06/17/11 05:16 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
NSA Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
Posts: 35
Hello kmbmoll,

Does your piano stand near a electrical device?
If yes, it may be the electro-magnetic field of the device near your piano, that cause the noise. When my old keyboard stood next to the television, I had the same noise.

Look at your user manual, the first pages what they say.

http://www.kawai.de/service/cn33_en.pdf

Have a look at page 6.

Good luck.

Nashwan
_________________________
Kawai CN-33
Korg PA-800

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#1696852 - 06/17/11 06:06 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: NSA]
kmbmoll Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 6
Hi Nashwan,

Thank you for your reply, unfortunately, nothing of that sort as I tried to make clear in my post. There was a CD player which I removed, and a lamp with AC/DC adapter which I unplugged. Nothing else in the room which has an electromagnet, yet the noise remains unchanged.


Edited by kmbmoll (06/17/11 03:53 PM)

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#1696853 - 06/17/11 06:18 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: kmbmoll]
kmbmoll Offline
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Registered: 06/16/11
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Re: Static noise from CN-33 speakers

One detail I forgot to mention: currently the piano sits in a small room, 3m x 4m max. Can this be the reason for an enhanced perception of this sound?

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#1696854 - 06/17/11 06:21 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Offline
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kmbmoll, I recommend you contact the dealer from where the instrument was purchased to explain the situation. They may decide to send a technician to investigate the problem.

Kind regards,
James
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Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

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#1696857 - 06/17/11 06:38 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Kawai James]
kmbmoll Offline
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All right, doing that. Thanks for your response.

One additional detail I noticed: the sound is actually different in the two speakers, with the bulk of the noise coming from the right one. That may be the indication that it is something specific to the instrument I bought.

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#1696948 - 06/17/11 10:07 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
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Hello kmbmoll. I have a CN33 in a fairly small room too. If I listen closely I can hear a faint transformer hum from it above the keyboard. It is diminished almost totally by closing the keyboard cover and a bit covering the instrument panel (which is how I normally play to avoid visual cues). It is hardly perceptible below the keyboard and NOT coming from the speakers. I cannot hear it sitting 2 meters way or so, but my ears are over 50 years old!

Edit to ask do you have anything else plugged in to the line in or midi? I got a dreadful ground loop buzz through the speakers when I connected a PC out to line in.


Edited by spanishbuddha (06/17/11 10:12 AM)

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#1696986 - 06/17/11 11:18 AM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
NSA Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
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Spanishbuddha,

Is this with all the Kawai's CN-33 so?

Regards,

Nashwan
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Kawai CN-33
Korg PA-800

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#1697013 - 06/17/11 12:21 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: NSA]
spanishbuddha Online   content
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Originally Posted By: NSA
Spanishbuddha,

Is this with all the Kawai's CN-33 so?

Regards,

Nashwan


Nashwan the difficulty of a buzz introduced by a ground loop when plugging in a PC audio out has been mentioned before by others. It is easily solved using a hum destroyer from Behringer for example.

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#1697111 - 06/17/11 03:28 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
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Thanks for the reply spanishbuddha,

The only thing is: I'm new in this forum and don't know anything about a hum destroyer, Behringer or ground loop. :P

Is it very important to know?

Nashwan
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Kawai CN-33
Korg PA-800

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#1697138 - 06/17/11 04:34 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: NSA]
spanishbuddha Online   content
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Registered: 11/08/09
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Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: NSA
Thanks for the reply spanishbuddha,

The only thing is: I'm new in this forum and don't know anything about a hum destroyer, Behringer or ground loop. :P

Is it very important to know?

Nashwan


You can get ground loops, and then audio hum, or video interference when connecting different audio and video items together since usually they have separate power supplies and sources. Just look up ground loop on Wikipedia.

The potential of this being a problem is not unique to the CN33, and also not everyone will experience a problem. It all depends on your set up, electric supply and type so on. The Behringer hum destroyer is one example of a solution, some may say a kludge, but it has worked for a couple of CN33 users. It's available from Amazon, but there are other products that do the same thing. You would only need it if you connect audio out from a PC or some other device to the line in of the CN33 in order to use the CN33 speakers from that other device.

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#1697177 - 06/17/11 05:31 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
kmbmoll Offline
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Hello spanishbuddha, thanks for your reply. Now that you mention it, I DO distinguish two different sources of noise: one is a faint hum above the keyboard, and the other is a more cracking sort of faint noise from the speakers under. I cannot understand what on earth may cause a hum just under the keys, but it does change slightly with moving the lid. However, this becomes less severe while sitting upright away from the keyboard, just as you mentioned, and I can live with it.

The other noise mostly from the right speaker underneath has got to be an issue with my piano itself, and I am waiting for a visit by the Kawai service people. I actually discovered that a bookshelf wall right next to the piano was amplifying the noise and bringing it upwards (a cramped study is no place for this grand instrument!), so after moving that shelf the upper area has now become quieter. I have nothing plugged in for the line in or midi or such.

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#1697180 - 06/17/11 05:41 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: amigaoneit]
pv88 Offline
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Posts: 2630
Hi amigaoneit,

I see that there is no bench, or, chair, in front of your piano, in the picture.

Did you get one with the piano, or, are you going to use something else?

pv88

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#1697183 - 06/17/11 05:54 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
NSA Offline
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Registered: 06/12/11
Posts: 35
Hello guys,

Is it true that the CN-33 has a usb-port. So can you record music on the piano and transfer it to your computer by usb?

Cheers,

Nashwan
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Kawai CN-33
Korg PA-800

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#1697215 - 06/17/11 07:08 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9162
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Nashwan, yes the CN33 allows MIDI files to be loaded and saved from/to USB devices. The higher specification CN43, CA93/CA63, and MP6/MP10 also allow songs to be recorded as MP3 or WAV files.

For more information, please refer to the brochures on this page.

Kind regards,
James
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Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

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#1699463 - 06/21/11 05:22 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
kmbmoll Offline
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What is the recommended method of cleaning the surface of the keys?

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#1699467 - 06/21/11 05:30 PM Re: Kawai CN-33 Arrived ! [Re: Fred Lierman]
Kawai James Offline
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9162
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
kmbmoll, a damp cloth should be sufficient.

James
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Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

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