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Help with midi  

David Heath
Uptown funk Lister

Hi all, I'm new to this and having just bought a PC3 k 61 was hoping someone to give me any tips on loading midi files and playing them back. I've managed to load one from a pen drive (I think) but can't find it now to play it back, I've consulted the manual but it doesn't seem to reference this. Any clues as to where the midi file might have gone anyone? 

Posted : 11/10/2020 9:08 pm
Never gonna give you up Lister Patron

I own a PC3K8 and personally if I want to play a GM file I'll load it up on the computer and let the computer play it back thru the Kurzweil's USB MIDI port.


Same thing for general sequencing.  I've basically ignored the onboard sequencer, preferring instead to compose and play back with a DAW Sequencer like Cakewalk By Bandlab.


Gary 😉


Posted : 11/10/2020 10:29 pm
David Heath
Uptown funk Lister

thanks Gary, it's a learning curve for me so I'll keep trying to load a midi file into the machine and play it back as well as change some of the programs/sounds in it

Posted : 11/10/2020 10:48 pm
Ordinary World Lister

I've got a PC3LE, so things are a little different. But reading the PC3 Musician's Guide, it seems like you could do one of these to find your song:

- go to Storage mode, and try to export a song. It will show you all the user songs. Yours should be in that list.

- go to Song mode, and scroll through all the songs (ugh)

- go to Master mode, and pretend to delete an object, and select by Type (pick the user's songs). Again, your loaded song should be in the list.

The Musician's Guide has large chapters on both Song mode and Storage mode, so it's easy to not find what we're looking for.

This post was modified 1 week ago 2 times by mikeh11

PC3LE6 2.27 | K2000R 3.87J | MBP 2012 macOS 10.12.6

Posted : 19/10/2020 1:46 am
David Heath
Uptown funk Lister

Hi Mike, thanks for the advice, loaded a midi file, went into song mode and bingo there it was!! Doh, silly me, thanks again mate.

Posted : 19/10/2020 10:19 pm