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#1714229 - 07/15/11 11:37 PM Saving to USB stick on Kawai CA-63
dmd Offline
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I am having difficulty figuring out how to save a song to my USB memory stick on my CA-63. I can save to the piano internal memory but the directions for saving that audio file to a USB memory stick do not seem to work. I am reading from page 40 and 41 from my manual but those directions do not seem to work.

I do not wish to save directly to the USB as I play it, I wish to save it to an internal memory spot and then save THAT to the USB stick.

Anyone with experience on this ?
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#1714234 - 07/15/11 11:47 PM Re: Saving to USB stick on Kawai CA-63 [Re: dmd]
Kawai James Offline
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Don, it is not possible to save recorded audio (MP3/WAV files) to internal memory, only to USB.

However, it is possible to record a song to the internal memory first (using parts 1 & 2 for example), then convert this song to an MP3/WAV file. This process is explained on page 45.

If possible, please go through the instructions on page 40/41 step-by-step, then post back here when you believe something is going wrong.

Kind regards,
James
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#1714335 - 07/16/11 07:49 AM Re: Saving to USB stick on Kawai CA-63 [Re: Kawai James]
dmd Offline
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Ok, I got it.

It worked fine.

Thanks.

Oh, there was one thing of note ...

The volume of the MP3 file was substantially lower than the volume at which I had recorded it. I had to turn the volume way up on my computer to hear it. Not a biggie, just thought I would mention it in case you happen to know of some particular reason for that.

Otherwise, it will be fine.



Edited by dmd (07/16/11 08:06 AM)
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#1714407 - 07/16/11 11:30 AM Re: Saving to USB stick on Kawai CA-63 [Re: dmd]
Kawai James Offline
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I'm glad you got it sorted out Don.

Regarding the low recording level, this is a characteristic that a number of CA63/CA93 owner's have reported. The official line is that the recording level is set a little low to prevent clipping/distortion when playing very loud (fff) passages. Unofficially, however, I agree that the recording level is perhaps a little too low.

An option to adjust this level may be added in a future software update, however in the meantime I recommend using a tool such as MP3Gain to normalise the volume of the track.

Kind regards,
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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