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USER'S GUIDE ( Tutorial )
● Before using this TRACKFORMER for the first time,
be sure to read the separate USER'S GUIDE
(Basics) to familiarize yourself with basic operations.
XWPD1-E-2A
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    USER’S GUIDE ( Tutorial ) ● Before using this TRACKFORMER for the first time, be sure to read the separate USER’S GUIDE (Basics) to familiarize yourself with basic operations. XWPD1-E-2A...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Names of Controllers Connecting to a and their Functions ....EN-1 Computer ......EN-22 Connection Examples..........EN-3 Minimum Computer System Requirements ... EN-22 Connecting TRACKFORMER to Your Computer........... EN-22 Sequence Creation Flow..EN-4 Using MIDI ............. EN-23 1. Getting Ready............EN-4 Saving and Loading TRACKFORMER Data 2.

  • Page 3: Names Of Controllers And Their Functions

    Names of Controllers and their Functions This section explains the numbers and names used in this manual for buttons and controllers. Selector panel • SAMPLING button Samples a sequence or external input. • PLAY button Starts and stops sequence playback. •...

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    Names of Controllers and their Functions MIX FADER Sequence step keys Adjusts the volume balance between the internal When using the step sequencer, toggle each step sound source (sequence) and an external sound between on and off. These keys are also used when source.

  • Page 5: Connection Examples

    Names of Controllers and their Functions Battery compartment Speaker Connection Examples IMPORTANT! • Before connecting an external device, first set VOLUME to minimum volume. Household power outlet Smartphone Speaker EN-3...

  • Page 6: Sequence Creation Flow

    Sequence Creation Flow This section provides a general overview of sequence To assign tones and effects to all pads or creation steps. to a particular pad 1. Getting Ready NOTE • For information about tone types that can be assigned, refer to the “User’s Guide (Basics)” that Selecting a Sequence Data File Number comes with TRACKFORMER.

  • Page 7: Layering

    Sequence Creation Flow To change the configuration of a pattern 3. Layering using Pattern Edit For details about configuring a pattern, see “Changing To change the bank the Configuration of a Pattern” (page EN-13). After pressing the BANK selector button, press the sequence step key that corresponds to the number of 5.

  • Page 8: Effect System

    Effect System TRACKFORMER comes with 200 built-in effects. These effects are divided among the four blocks shown in the table below. One effect can be assigned per block, which means you can apply up to four effects simultaneously. For information about which built-in effect belongs to each block see the Effect List (page EN-33). Block Effect Type Roll, Reverse Roll, Step Back, Tape Stop, LFO Scratch...

  • Page 9: Sampling Tutorial

    Sampling Tutorial TRACKFORMER lets you sample the built-in sound Assigning a Sampled Tone to source or an external sound source and assign the a Specific Pad result to a pad. You can also use this function to record samples while slicing. For information about sampling Making all pad tones drum type and then sampling basics, refer to the “User’s Guide (Basics)”...

  • Page 10: Specifying The Number Of Beats And Sampling

    Sampling Tutorial Specifying the Number of Beats and Sampling You can use the procedure below to specify the number of beats to be sampled in a range of 1 to 16, and then sample a sound. The range of the number of beats you can specify depends on the sample length and the tempo.

  • Page 11: Mastering Trackformer Operations

    Mastering TRACKFORMER Operations The FUNCTION mode lets you change the Sequence Step Key Display Description configuration of a variety of different settings. (Mode) Message 10 (VELOCITY) For changing the pad Navigating Between velocity (degree of volume level change). FUNCTION Modes 11 (PAD VOLUME) For changing the pad set volume level.

  • Page 12: Muting A Particular Sound Or Sounds

    Mastering TRACKFORMER Operations To delete a pattern NOTE • You can solo play multiple banks or pads. Enter the CLEAR mode. • When all banks or pads are lit (indicating all are soloing), pressing any sequence step key or pad Press the PATTERN selector button.

  • Page 13: Copying Data

    Mastering TRACKFORMER Operations To delete pad settings To copy bank contents Enter the CLEAR mode. Enter the COPY mode. Press the PAD selector button. Press the PADSET selector button. Press the pad you want to delete. While holding down the sequence step key that corresponds to the bank number of the This deletes the settings of the pad and returns it to its initial settings.

  • Page 14: Changing The Pitch Of A Sequence

    Mastering TRACKFORMER Operations Changing the Pitch of a Changing the Number of Steps Sequence Per Measure Use the procedures in this section to change the pitch Enter the MAX STEP mode. of a sequence when all pad tones are note. This will cause the sequence step key that corresponds to the number of steps to flash.

  • Page 15: Entering The Midi Control Mode

    Mastering TRACKFORMER Operations Use the sequence step keys to select the Entering the MIDI Control number of the pattern group you want to edit. Mode Entering the MIDI Control Mode stops sequence playback. A special application (Data Editor) can be Pattern group 4 used to configure assignments of pads, control buttons, etc.

  • Page 16: Changing The Pad Velocity

    Mastering TRACKFORMER Operations Use the pads to change the volume level of Changing the Pad Velocity each bank. You can use this setting to fix the volume level when a Setting values: 0 to 127 • To make fine adjustments press any one of the pads pad is tapped, or to change the volume level in in the bank you want to adjust.

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    Mastering TRACKFORMER Operations Grouping Pads Configuring the Effect Target Sounding a grouped pad while the sound of another You can configure settings so effects are applied to a one of the group’s pads is sounding will cause the particular bank, or to the internal sound source or previous pad’s sound to stop.

  • Page 18: Changing The Initial Default Slice Length

    Mastering TRACKFORMER Operations To change the sample playback method Using the Equalizer Use the procedure below to adjust four equalizer NOTE frequency bands (HIGH, HIGH MID, LOW MID, • This function can be used while the pad type is LOW). sample.

  • Page 19: Configuring Other Settings

    Configuring Other Settings This section explains how to configure global TRACKFORMER and sequence settings. Configuring Settings While holding down the FUNCTION selector button, press sequence step key 16. Press the pad (1 through 6) that corresponds to the menu you want to access. Press pad 16 (ENT).

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    Configuring Other Settings Menu for configuring knob, fader, and button operation settings. Fader Curve. Changes the fader curve of the MIX FADER. 00, 01, 02 External Vol. Internal Vol. External Vol. Internal Vol. External Vol. Internal Vol. MIX FADER position MIX FADER position MIX FADER position Fader Assign.

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    Configuring Other Settings Menu for configuring global TRACKFORMER settings. Version Information. – Auto Power Off. On: TRACKFORMER turns off automatically if no operation is Off, On performed for a preset amount of time. Auto Resume. On: TRACKFORMER remembers current settings when power is Off, On turned off, and restores them the next time power is turned on.

  • Page 22: Adjusting Controller Operations

    Adjusting Controller Operations You can use the procedures in this section to adjust Press the PLAY selector button. TRACKFORMER faders, knobs, pads, and other This will start calibration of knob and fader operations controllers whenever operations seem to be misaligned to their center positions.

  • Page 23: Adjusting Pad Sensitivity

    Adjusting Controller Operations Adjusting Pad Sensitivity Use the procedure below to adjust the sensitivity of a pad whenever you feel its velocity is different from that of other pads when tapped. Change to a smaller sensitivity value when the velocity of the pad is greater than that of other pads.

  • Page 24: Connecting To A Computer

    Configure the music software settings to *1: Windows Vista (32-bit) *2: Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) select “CASIO USB-MIDI” as the MIDI device. *3: Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) • For information about how to select the MIDI device, *4: Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit) see the user documentation that comes with the music software you are using.

  • Page 25: Using Midi

    TRACKFORMER data on a computer, where it is easier to work with. A special Data Editor application is required in order to perform these operations. Go to the CASIO WORLDWIDE site at the following URL. http://world.casio.com/ At the site, select a geographic area or country.

  • Page 26: Appendix

    Sid Wilson (Slipknot) collection 3 SID BEATS 2 Sid Wilson (Slipknot) collection 2 SID BEATS 4 Sid Wilson (Slipknot) collection 4 CASIO VINTAGE 1 Casio Vintage 1 SID BEATS 5 Sid Wilson (Slipknot) collection 5 CASIO VINTAGE 2 Casio Vintage 2...

  • Page 27: Pad Set Tone List

    Appendix Pad Set Tone List Number Bank Prog Display Name Number Bank Prog Display Name SYNTH Retro Bass 7 XW SoloSyn 1 Synth Hit 1 XW SoloSyn 2 Synth Hit 2 XW SoloSyn 3 VirtualWaves XW SoloSyn 4 WaveNation 1 MM Raw Lead WaveNation 2 XW SoloSyn 5...

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    Appendix Number Bank Prog Display Name Number Bank Prog Display Name Glockenspiel Bassoon Music Box Clarinet Marimba Piccolo Xylophone Flute Tubular Bell Recorder Dulcimer Pan Flute DrawbarOrg 1 Bottle Blow Perc Organ Shakuhach Elec Organ Whistle Jazz Organ Ocarina Rock Organ Nylon Guitar Dist RockOrg Steel Guitar...

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    Appendix Number Bank Prog Display Name Number Bank Prog Display Name SequenceSaw2 Poly Drop Trance Lead Square Lead5 VA SynthLead Saw Lead 4 VA Synth 1 Calliope VA Synth 2 Chiff Lead VA Synth 3 Charang VA Synth 4 Voice Lead 2 VA Synth 5 Fifth Lead VA Synth 6...

  • Page 30: Pad Tone List

    Appendix Pad Tone List ■ Tone Type: Sound Display Name Display Name Display Name Display Name Display Name Display Name Blank Inst Kick 60 Snare 6 Snare 66 Snare 126 Tom 22 Kick 1 Kick 61 Snare 7 Snare 67 Snare 127 Tom 23 Kick 2...

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    Appendix Display Name Display Name Display Name Display Name Display Name Display Name Hi-Hat 2 Hi-Hat 66 Tambourin 1 Timpani G#2 Riq Tik 2 Bass Sound 8 Hi-Hat 3 Hi-Hat 67 Tambourin 2 Timpani A2 Riq Slap Bass Sound 9 Hi-Hat 4 Hi-Hat 68 Tambourin 3...

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    Appendix ■ Tone Type: Phrase Display Name Display Name Display Name Display Name Display Name SynthPhrase1 Strings 4 Latin EP PlagalCadnce Hi-HatPhrase SynthPhrase2 Minor Ballad Bossa Guitar Chord Prg 1 PD1 Phrase 1 SynthPhrase3 Pop Ballad Bossa Piano Chord Prg 2 PD1 Phrase 2 SynthPhrase4 CrunchStrum1...

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    Appendix EN-31...

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    Appendix EN-32...

  • Page 35: Effect List

    Appendix Effect List Display Name Full Name Block A Block B Block C Block D FX 1 Knob FX 2 Knob ASSIGNABLE Fader Velocity Low Pass Filter – Filter – – Cutoff Resonance Fade-in Speed – High Pass Filter – Filter –...

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    Appendix Display Name Full Name Block A Block B Block C Block D FX 1 Knob FX 2 Knob ASSIGNABLE Fader Velocity Up-Flanger Saw-up LFO Flanger – Flanger – – LFO Speed LFO Depth Feedback – Down-Flanger Saw-down LFO Flanger –...

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    Appendix Display Name Full Name Block A Block B Block C Block D FX 1 Knob FX 2 Knob ASSIGNABLE Fader Velocity PitchUp-Roll Saw-up LFO Pitch Shift + Roll Roll Pitch Shifter – – Roll Frequency, Pitch Shifter Pitch, Pitch Shifter Dry Level –...

  • Page 38: Signal Diagram

    Appendix Signal Diagram LINE SELECT OFF INTERNAL SOUND GENERATOR MIXER OUTPUT MASTER STEREO MAIN MIX FADER MAXIMIZER PHONES LINE SELECT ON IMAGER VOLUME LINE SELECT LINE OUT SPEAKER EXTERNAL TRACK TRANSFORM INPUT EFFECT MONAURAL TRACK TRANSFORM EFFECT STEREO Block A Block B Block C Block D...

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