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#2231196 - 02/13/14 09:20 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Wouter D'hoye, according to the Bose L1 product page it accepts a stereo input.

Kind regards,
James
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#2231306 - 02/14/14 04:03 AM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Wouter D'hoye Offline
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Hi,

true. One can use a stereo signal as input. But the output of the system is mono so it appears. At least that's what i've found so far on other forums...

Wouter.

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#2236795 - 02/24/14 01:18 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
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Registered: 05/09/13
Posts: 4
Loc: Near NYC, US
James,

Just an update. I decided to go with the Kawai VPC-1 controller. I have to say I have played the ES7 and really enjoyed the sound and feel of it, but was unable to find a local place to play the VPC. It's enroute, but this entire search has made me a fan of Kawai instruments in general. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I had begun with my mind set on the FP-7f, so the journey has been full of surprises. I haven't gigged very frequently in recent years, so I decided to favor the studio. For the times I'll need to haul it along, I can only blame myself. (VPC-1 65 lbs- ES7 49lbs).

Whipple

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#2236984 - 02/24/14 07:15 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Thanks for the update MrWhipple!

Perhaps you could return to post some shots of your VPC1 setup once you receive it?

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

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#2242295 - 03/06/14 05:00 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
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James,

Haven't picked new monitors yet, need something a little smaller than the old Yamaha NS10Ms in this setup. I use this room to pay the bills as well. I'm using Logic X with some Kontact Pianos as well as Pianoteq, which I can't say I love. I love a murky piano for songwriting. I used to use an old east west sample that doesn't live up to this keyboards potential. I've played some old mournful Wurlitzers, but haven't found a sampled version to match. The piano feel is great, and I've worn myself out playing it. I've used it on a number of other instruments, and I feel I can really play around with the articulation on the plucked sounds with confidence, due to the great response of the keys. I bought a yoga mat and trimmed off a strip and that holds everything in place nicely.

Cheers,
Whipple
Not sure if this is actually showing up, all I see is a link. [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/25230413@N05/12977596065/[/img]


Edited by MrWhipple (03/06/14 05:12 PM)

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#2242333 - 03/06/14 06:31 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Looks like a cool setup - thanks for posting the pic!

James
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Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

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#2246207 - 03/13/14 09:37 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
kawainoob Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 2
I'm new here and new to digital pianos, and the es7 is my first smile

Forgive me if this is a stupid question coming from someone who should probably be able to figure it out for himself, but how do you all listen to mp3s on the es7. Mp3s straight from your computer, on a USB drive? It's detecting the USB, but no matter what, it can't seem to detect any mp3s. It doesn't even detect mp3s I recorded through the es7! Please help e, because it sounds like you all have it working.

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#2246216 - 03/13/14 09:46 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
kawainonob, welcome to the forum.

I don't have an ES7 in front of me, however playing back MP3/WAV files from USB should be relatively straight forward. Please try the following:

1. Copy some MP3 files to a USB memory stick.
2. Plug the USB stick into the ES7.
3. Press the [PLAY/STOP] button on the right side of the ES7's panel.
[A list of the files stored on the USB should be shown in the display]
4. Press the VALUE UP/DOWN buttons to move the selection cursor over the MP3 file you wish to play.
5. Press the [PLAY/STOP] button.

The selected MP3 file should start to playback.

I hope this helps. For more information, please refer to page 54 of the ES7 owner's manual.

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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#2253870 - 03/29/14 10:15 AM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
sukebe Offline
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Registered: 03/29/14
Posts: 1
Hiya, just a quick note from a newbie to the forums smile Proud owner of ES-7, bought after much comparison with other DP's I could find to try, including the MP6 and 10. Actually preferred the feel of the ES-7, to play. Bought to replace a fatar studio 90 that I'd had from new, some 15 years ago, and a chalk-cheese upgrade. Internal sounds better than expected, although I also use it running kontakt berlin grand, with a softer response curve helping dynamics for the way I play. Win7 64 PC, works perfectly as MIDI controller, as far as it goes. VPC not out when I bought it, so may have considered that then, but find I actually like having the speakers, not having to boot everything up to just play for a bit. Triple pedal may be an option at some point, although not sure if I can use it without the stand - have keyboard on desk, not interested in HM stand as difficult to integrate with everything else :), but pedals on floor are useful.
General thoughts - very positive, lovely feel to keyboard, and on-board sounds decent. Can hear some ringing on resonances, maybe looping on higher frequencies?, but not bad sounding. Wish list - would be nice if the sequencer buttons gave out MMC, so I could control sequencer from it. Just my tuppence worth, and saying hello to the forum.

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#2256814 - 04/04/14 03:56 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: Kawai James]
kawainoob Offline
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Registered: 03/10/14
Posts: 2
Sorry for the massive delay in response. Yes! It worked! Thank you kawai James.

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#2256882 - 04/04/14 06:44 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Registered: 09/06/07
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Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Good to hear - thanks for the update!

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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#2261145 - 04/13/14 05:47 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
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Hi guys, let's see if we can help somebody in Chile. He's referring problems with several keys not sounding at all, when played at the same time.
Besides, he's been told to have just a 3 month guaratee, which seems very strange.
I've given the usual tips to him (contacting the dealer, reset, updates, etc.), here in a spanish forum, but perhaps someone in pw knows more than me.
Here you are a video: http://youtu.be/UB7Xe2bgzE8
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#2261205 - 04/13/14 07:51 PM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Yes, the customer should contact the dealer and ask for the issue to be resolved. This approach is usually more effective than posting a video to YouTube.

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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#2261370 - 04/14/14 03:28 AM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
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Sure, James, but I think that most of the people posting videos has previously tried other ways to solve their problem. Sometimes is a kind of warning to other potential customers, like the message in a bottle.
In this case, it seems that some store there in Chile is selling deffective instruments and giving strangely short periods of guarantee. Three months...very strange, given the two years I have here in Spain. I've already seen two posts in just one week about this issue, in two different forums, both naming this model and referring different failures.
Of course it has nothing to do with Kawai, but perhaps Kawai would like to be aware of this, just in case...
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#2261380 - 04/14/14 03:51 AM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Registered: 09/06/07
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Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Originally Posted By: mabraman
I think that most of the people posting videos has previously tried other ways to solve their problem.


While this may indeed be the case in this particular instance, the majority of time I actually believe the opposite to be true - that users often take to the internet to complain about an issue or post a video of the problem before contacting the retailer/manufacturer.

Originally Posted By: mabraman
In this case, it seems that some store there in Chile is selling deffective instruments and giving strangely short periods of guarantee.


I believe it is rather unlikely that any store would purposely sell defective instruments to customers. However, I have passed on the YouTube URL and other relevant information to my colleagues responsible for the South American market.

Originally Posted By: mabraman
I've already seen two posts in just one week about this issue...


Are they both from customers based in Chile?

Perhaps you can provide links to the two forum posts in question? While I cannot help directly, the information may be useful to my sales colleagues responsible for this market.

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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#2261389 - 04/14/14 04:08 AM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
mabraman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
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Loc: Valencia, Spain
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#2261397 - 04/14/14 04:38 AM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8376
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Thank you for the additional info - I have forwarded it to my colleagues.

Am I correct in assuming that 'Christian' and 'luchorh' are the same person?

Cheers,
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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#2261403 - 04/14/14 05:04 AM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: Kawai James]
mabraman Offline
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Registered: 12/24/12
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Loc: Valencia, Spain
Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Thank you for the additional info - I have forwarded it to my colleagues.

Am I correct in assuming that 'Christian' and 'luchorh' are the same person?

Cheers,
James
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Why do you assume such thing? smile
They posted different messages in different forums on different dates, talking about different issues. Lucho is the familiar short name for Luis, nothing to do with Christian, so no clue here, too.
The one in Hispasonic is what I linked here, the other one is complaining about random loud bangs (velocity problems)among other things.Both complain about 3 month guarantee periods.
If you want I might translate those messages into english, so that you understand them properly.
Thanks in advance for your kind efforts.
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Kawai ES7.

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#2261414 - 04/14/14 05:36 AM Re: Kawai ES7 user thread [Re: mabraman]
Kawai James Online   content
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 8376
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Okay, I see. I assumed that two Chilean ES7 customers reporting similar keyboard issues and both having previously owned Casio instruments suggested they could indeed be the same person.

Thank you for your offer to translate their posts, however it is not necessary. As I say, I have forwarded this information to my sales colleagues and am confident that they will work with the Chilean distributor to resolve the customer(s) issues.

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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