Creating a 2 keyboard setup


Ned

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I'm a beginner when it comes to MIDI so my question may be very basic, but I don't know the answer.

I just bought a Roland FA-08 and I have an old Casio WK-1630. The Casio has some arranger functions which I would like to use, such as chord recognition. Both keyboards have a MIDI in and MIDI out.

Is it possible for the Casio to mimic, in real-time, every note I play on the Roland? How would I do this?

This way the Casio can recognize the chords I am playing on the Roland and appropriately adjust the auto-accompaniment based on that.

Thanks.
 
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happyrat1

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Sorry, not doable.

The Casio's auto accompaniment is not a standard MIDI function and is limited to being played only on the Casio keyboard itself.

However, one thing you may be able to accomplish is to enable Accomp Out on the Casio and use it to drive the voices of the FA-08.

You'd still have to play the tune on the Casio though and patch it thru to the Roland via MIDI or else export it as a MIDI to a DAW on a computer and play it back thru any MIDI instrument of your choice.

Gary ;)
 

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Or use your left hand on the Casio and your right hand on which ever keyboard has the right sound for the section of song. (Baby Wakeman)
 

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Thanks for your replies.

This is what it said in the Casio's manual, and from what it says it looks like it would be possible, but I may be wrong:
"Use MIDI IN CHORD JUDGE when you want to use note data received from an external device through MIDI IN to play chords. It comes in handy when you want to control Auto Accompaniment chord progressions from a computer or external device."
 
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It sounds like I'm wrong then.

The only way to know for sure is to hook up a couple of MIDI cables and test it.

Always hook up IN to OUT and vice versa.

Gary ;)
 

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