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This menu allows you to practice (inside sound only), record (and save) or play live (outside speakers) using your AX unit with your midi instrument. Opening Keyboard Performance will cancel anything that is currently playing. Manually or automatically scheduled music is suspended while in this menu.
 
This menu allows you to practice (inside sound only), record (and save) or play live (outside speakers) using your AX unit with your midi instrument. Opening Keyboard Performance will cancel anything that is currently playing. Manually or automatically scheduled music is suspended while in this menu.
  
The six colored buttons below Primary Keyboard can be assigned or edited by tapping Instruments under Settings. On the Keyboard Settings screen, you may choose the six voices to assign to the main Keyboard screen. For each one, you may choose to have one instrument over the whole keyboard, or split the single keyboard in two, providing accompaniment on a harp instrument. When you have made your choices, tap return. You will see your changes on the top buttons. If you have a secondary keyboard connected to your system, you may set the primary keyboard as any single or dual instrument and your secondary keyboard as any harp instrument.
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== Keyboard performance screen ==
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The left side of the screen has eight instrument selectors for up to two keyboards. On the right is a volume control for the inside speakers. Top middle are the recording controls. At the bottom in the Settings section is an Instruments button to customize the instrument selectors and an outside speaker enable switch (normally off). You can play a live performance by turning the outside speakers on. You may also record while playing live. When you audition your recording in the the keyboard screen, the outside speakers are automatically muted.
  
The Keyboard(s) you have selected will have a white border. A Keyboard can be changed at any time, even during a recording or performance, as long as it is displayed on the main Keyboard screen.
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=== Primary keyboard ===
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If you only have a single keyboard, use the primary keyboard instrument selection buttons to select your voice. The selected instrument will be highlighted. Instruments may be selected at any time, including while you are recording your performance.
  
The volume slider only adjusts inside volume. By default, when you open Keyboard Performance, the outside speakers are off, so any keyboard playing will only be heard inside. This is the practice mode.
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=== Harp keyboard ===
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Harp instruments are provided for a second keyboard channel, typically an alternate organ manual. MIDI channels are set up in the Keyboard configuration screen on the system settings menu (not the instrument settings).
  
To use the record feature, tap the record button to start recording and tap it again to stop. You can listen to your recording before saving it by tapping the green play button; the red stop button will stop the playback. If you wish to save your recording, tap the grey save button and type a title for your piece. If you do not wish to save your recording, simply record over it. Any recording which is not saved and titled will be lost with the next recording.
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=== Recording and playback ===
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To use the record feature, tap the record button (red button with round icon) to enable recording. Recording will begin when you play the first note. Tap the record button again to end the recording. You can listen to your recording before you save it by tapping the green play button; the red stop button will stop the playback. If you wish to save your recording, tap the grey save button and type a title for your piece. If you do not wish to save your recording, simply record again. Any recording which is not saved and titled will be lost with the next recording.
  
You can play a live performance by turning the outside speakers on. You may also record while playing live. The same instructions apply. When you play back your recording, the outside speakers automatically turn off. Save the recording to play it outside.
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=== Monitor ===
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The volume slider only adjusts inside volume. By default, when you open Keyboard Performance, the outside speakers are off, so any keyboard playing will only be heard inside. This is the practice mode.
  
Recordings may be saved into an existing album. A unique title is required to save the recording.
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=== Customization ===
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The six Primary Keyboard instruments can be assigned by tapping the Instruments button in the Settings section. Choose the six lead or solo voices on the left side of the screen. For each button, you may choose to have either a solo instrument, or split the keyboard and select an accompaniment harp instrument for the left hand. When you have made your choices, tap return. The selector buttons will reflect your changes.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:13, 26 July 2019

AX-KBscrn.jpg

This menu allows you to practice (inside sound only), record (and save) or play live (outside speakers) using your AX unit with your midi instrument. Opening Keyboard Performance will cancel anything that is currently playing. Manually or automatically scheduled music is suspended while in this menu.

Keyboard performance screen

The left side of the screen has eight instrument selectors for up to two keyboards. On the right is a volume control for the inside speakers. Top middle are the recording controls. At the bottom in the Settings section is an Instruments button to customize the instrument selectors and an outside speaker enable switch (normally off). You can play a live performance by turning the outside speakers on. You may also record while playing live. When you audition your recording in the the keyboard screen, the outside speakers are automatically muted.

Primary keyboard

If you only have a single keyboard, use the primary keyboard instrument selection buttons to select your voice. The selected instrument will be highlighted. Instruments may be selected at any time, including while you are recording your performance.

Harp keyboard

Harp instruments are provided for a second keyboard channel, typically an alternate organ manual. MIDI channels are set up in the Keyboard configuration screen on the system settings menu (not the instrument settings).

Recording and playback

To use the record feature, tap the record button (red button with round icon) to enable recording. Recording will begin when you play the first note. Tap the record button again to end the recording. You can listen to your recording before you save it by tapping the green play button; the red stop button will stop the playback. If you wish to save your recording, tap the grey save button and type a title for your piece. If you do not wish to save your recording, simply record again. Any recording which is not saved and titled will be lost with the next recording.

Monitor

The volume slider only adjusts inside volume. By default, when you open Keyboard Performance, the outside speakers are off, so any keyboard playing will only be heard inside. This is the practice mode.

Customization

The six Primary Keyboard instruments can be assigned by tapping the Instruments button in the Settings section. Choose the six lead or solo voices on the left side of the screen. For each button, you may choose to have either a solo instrument, or split the keyboard and select an accompaniment harp instrument for the left hand. When you have made your choices, tap return. The selector buttons will reflect your changes.