Korg Forums Forum Index Korg Forums
A forum for Korg product users and musicians around the world.
Moderated Independently.
Owned by Irish Acts Recording Studio & hosted by KORG USA
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Sound of silence
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korg Forums Forum Index -> Korg Pa2XPro - Pa800 - Pa500
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Kiddo



Joined: 02 Mar 2019
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Sound of silence Reply with quote

First of all, thank you if you decide to spend even 5 secs on this case with me !

Here's the thing : I bought an arranger for the first time, a Pa 500 from someone here in Tunis a few months ago. I had issues from the start as I can't seem to choose and play the sounds on the keyboard when I want. I know it's possible, cause the former owner showed me. I can sometime make the keys work but most of the time, the keys just don't make any sounds and they don"t get recognized as midi info in my Daw neither. The pitch knob works fine though. WHEN it works, it works from the moment I turn on the arranger.


I did read the manual and started in easy mode...ALSO, the former owner took away the on / off button on the keyboard, so you have to unplug it. You do with what you find in this country Smile


Does anyone has a step by step process please ? Or could give me a clue ?

Cheers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kottan



Joined: 03 Jul 2008
Posts: 25
Location: Bavaria

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd strongly recommend to reinstall latest software and reset the machine to initial status.
best regards,
kottan
_________________
Korg PA2Xpro, Korg microSTATION
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kiddo



Joined: 02 Mar 2019
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, but does that mean that all the new sounds will be erased ? They are part of the reasons i bought it.

Also, do I need to buy the software or can I just find it on Korg website ?


Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
karmathanever
Platinum Member


Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 8462
Location: Australia (Oz !!)

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kiddo

Everything you need is here - &free:- http://i.korg.com/SupportPage.aspx?productid=294

Cheers
Pete Very Happy
_________________
A picture paints a thousand words whereas music paints a thousand pictures
------------------------------------------------------------------
Korg:------- PA4X-76, Kronos-61, WaveDrum Global
Roland:---- Integra-7
------------------------------------------------------------------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kiddo



Joined: 02 Mar 2019
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome man, I'll use just that if nobody has another solution. Also, would like to know if I'm going to loose news sounds please
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
karmathanever
Platinum Member


Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 8462
Location: Australia (Oz !!)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
would like to know if I'm going to loose news sounds please

I don't have your keyboard but you could work this out by comparing the default factory sounds in the manual to those currently in the keyboard.

Would certainly be sensible to bak up the current USER data first.

Cheers

Pete Very Happy
_________________
A picture paints a thousand words whereas music paints a thousand pictures
------------------------------------------------------------------
Korg:------- PA4X-76, Kronos-61, WaveDrum Global
Roland:---- Integra-7
------------------------------------------------------------------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kiddo



Joined: 02 Mar 2019
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey there !

So I bought an 4gb SD card (could not find 2Gb) in order to save data and restart the system. But the machine does not recognize it...

Any help here ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
karmathanever
Platinum Member


Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 8462
Location: Australia (Oz !!)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will need to format it
See page 224 in the manual - easy to do..

Very Happy
_________________
A picture paints a thousand words whereas music paints a thousand pictures
------------------------------------------------------------------
Korg:------- PA4X-76, Kronos-61, WaveDrum Global
Roland:---- Integra-7
------------------------------------------------------------------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kiddo



Joined: 02 Mar 2019
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks but it still says Card with a "?" and I can't even open it. It goes "Device not known or unrecognized format". When I press format, I get this :


The card is this model (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Team-Group-SDHC-Class-Memory/dp/B004B4DD2I).
Please, this is really annoying as I can't even use the thing as a midi keyboard dammit Mad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
karmathanever
Platinum Member


Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 8462
Location: Australia (Oz !!)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you format it on your PC? (I think it has to be FAT32)
_________________
A picture paints a thousand words whereas music paints a thousand pictures
------------------------------------------------------------------
Korg:------- PA4X-76, Kronos-61, WaveDrum Global
Roland:---- Integra-7
------------------------------------------------------------------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kiddo



Joined: 02 Mar 2019
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pete,

I just did using this http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm. It still doesn't work...
But I realized I bought and SDHC and not SD which is nowhere to be found here, could that be the reason ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kiddo



Joined: 02 Mar 2019
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UP
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
karmathanever
Platinum Member


Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 8462
Location: Australia (Oz !!)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a different card - it could genuinely be corrupted - check it out on PC first

BUT maybe the PA500 does not accept SDHC... I don't have the manuals any more.....

Very Happy
_________________
A picture paints a thousand words whereas music paints a thousand pictures
------------------------------------------------------------------
Korg:------- PA4X-76, Kronos-61, WaveDrum Global
Roland:---- Integra-7
------------------------------------------------------------------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Kiddo



Joined: 02 Mar 2019
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UP
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
siebenhirter
Platinum Member


Joined: 13 Oct 2011
Posts: 1076

PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:30 pm    Post subject: SD for Pa500 Reply with quote

Kiddo wrote:
.. bought .. SDHC and not SD which is nowhere to be found here, could that be the reason ?


With Pa500 you only can use SD Memory cards of earlier generation, that was developed before SDHC. SD are an improvement / derived over MultiMediaCards (MMC), that has become the industry standard for the time used in Pa500.

So do not try to use high-capacity SDHC but try to get SD between 8MB or maximal 1GB (SD 1.0) or 2GB (SD 1.1) and format with FAT (FAT16); good experience you will get with 512MB-cards (also with MMC-Cards).
_________________
kind regards
- siebenhirter, austria -
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korg Forums Forum Index -> Korg Pa2XPro - Pa800 - Pa500 All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group