To clear song memory (have a clean start):
1. Press the 'song memory' button...the display shows 'SG (0 thru 4) Play. Use the 'yes/no' buttons...to select which song (0 thru 4) you want to access.
2. Press the 'down cursor'...the display shows 'SGx SongDel?' (the ‘x’ is the song slot 0 thru 4)
3. Press the 'yes' button...display shows 'SGx Sure?'...press 'yes' again. The display says 'please wait' then returns to the normal display.
To record a song:
1. Press ‘song memory’ button ( 1 time to play...2 times to record)...’REC’ should be flashing to indicate ‘standby record mode’. Quickly select your song slot (0 to 4), using the ‘yes/no’ buttons. You can now make the other selections (no time limit) to set up the song parts.
2. Press the Tone button and select the tone you want (and select a DSP effect if you want one)... to record to ‘track 1’.
3. Press the Rhythm button, and select the rhythm you want to record to ‘track 1’.
4. Now choose tempo & mode (Casio chords/ fingered/ full range chords) .
5. You can then start the song recording session, with the ‘Sync/start’ or ‘ intro’ or ‘variation’ button.
The song will record to ‘channel 11’. This track holds the rhythm parts for ‘channels 5 thru 10’ (this is the accompanyment), and also will hold the notes you play (the tone you selected), along with the rhythm.
If you look at the big buttons, under the display screen...you will see that the ‘Registration’ buttons are also labled as ‘tracks 1 thru 6’ (under the buttons). These tracks are displayed as the ‘channels 11 thru 16’...on the display screen. After you get track 1 recorded ( channel 11....holding the rhythm and first part you record ). Press the ‘start/stop button to stop recording (or the ‘ending button’).
To record the next part...press the ‘song’ button (until the ‘rec’ is flashing on the display screen). Now press the big button ‘track’ ( 1 thru 6 )...to set up the path for the next part you want to record. Choose your next tone... (remember only one DSP effect can be active at a time...but you can apply it to several different tones). Press the ‘start’ button...the tracks that are already recorded will play (and the channel bars will move...showing which tracks are already holding recordings)...and you can add the next part (to the ‘track’ you have selected). You can repeat this process... filling up to the 6 track limit. If you record to the same track...you will erase the current recording (good if you made a mistake).
Other tips... the ‘layer/split’ features wont work in the ‘Casio song sequencer’ mode...when recording. The ‘song’ file will only play on the Casio...because it stores the information to control the accompanyment (it is not a midi file). You can record the ‘song’ to a computer based sequencer program ( like Power Tracks www.pgmusic.com
)...using midi cables to the computer, or record the song as an ‘audio’ recording ( using the headphone out of the Casio...to the ‘line in’ of the computer)...also done in Power Tracks type program.
Recording to the computer (with a program like Power Tracks)...you can skip all the ‘hoops’ that Casio makes you jump thru...and you can edit bad notes out much easier in the computer. I hope this will help. Please post back how you do, and if you have any more questions.
[This message has been edited by Jim Wintringham (edited 04-02-2006).]