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Offline scenario

External control from DAW
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:05:43 AM »
Hi there,
I'm trying to control the left hand auto section of a PSR-E453 from Logic Pro DAW, but cannot get the keyboard to respond
I want to be able to punch in the chords individually on logic and then let it play the psr.
I have done this on other models (keyboards) but cannot get it to work on this one
Control channel is usually CH 1, but no response there!.
Any ideas, or have I bought the wrong keyboard?
Thanks
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: External control from DAW
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 05:51:59 PM »
I don't think anyone has figured out how to do that yet-- if it's even possible.

On other models (PSR-S and Tyros) there are MIDI settings which let you assign an incoming MIDI channel to the style control, but there are no such settings on the PSR-E453's menu.

Other models can also use XG SysEx messages related to style control, but those messages don't seem to work on the PSR-E453, possibly because it uses XGlite rather than XG per se.
Michael Rideout
YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443
 

Offline scenario

Re: External control from DAW
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 08:19:35 AM »
Mmm. Just as I thought. I had a look at the MIDI spec. chart and there is no mention there. The unit does receive bank change messages but that doesn't help with this situation I guess I will just have to get better at playing!!
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Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: External control from DAW
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 10:36:21 AM »
If I understand what you're trying to do-- automate the auto accompaniment-- one thing you can do is record a User Song of yourself playing just the chord changes and section changes of the style. Then you can play back the User Song and play the main parts of the song using both hands.
Michael Rideout
YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443
 

Offline SeaGtGruff

Re: External control from DAW
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 05:33:25 AM »
One thing that's frustrating is that the PSR-E453 and its siblings do, in fact, use MIDI messages for selecting a style, section, and chord, but the messages can't be streamed remotely from a DAW. When the auto accompaniment is recorded in a User Song, the keyboard records MIDI messages that select the style, section, and chord, not the actual style playback itself. But the messages are Sequencer-Specific Meta events, which can be used in MIDI files but can't be transmitted over a MIDI connection. (The status byte for a Meta event-- FF-- is a System Reset message when it occurs in a MIDI data stream.)
Michael Rideout
YPT-400, PSR-E433, PSR-E443