With over 500 sounds available from the Casio Music Forums site, it is important to know how to be able to load them even when you’re away from a computer and the PX-5S Data Editor. To start, you’ll need a USB drive. The drive will need a folder on it called “MUSICDAT“, in all capitals. Files that you download from Casio Music Forums can be placed this folder. Keep in mind there are some “sets” of sounds that are contained within a .zip file. The file should be unzipped and the contents placed in the MUSICDAT Folder. Once you’ve put all the sounds on the USB Drive, the you’re ready to load them into the PX-5S.
Before you go any further, it is important for you to find a Stage Setting that you’d like to replace with the new file. Find a Stage Setting that you don’t need or aren’t using and remember its location number. Stage Settings in Bank 9 are a good place to start.
Put your USB drive in the PX-5S, then directly to the left of the USB port, is a button labeled AUDIO RECORDER / MEDIA. The arrow pointing down next to the word MEDIA indicates that if you HOLD the button down for a couple seconds, you can access the MEDIA Menu.
Now the display will give you the option to play a MIDI file, LOAD something or SAVE something. Use the cursor down key to select Load, then press ENTER.
Stage Setting is first selection Stage Setting, press Enter and then you’re ready to choose a file.
On the next screen you can choose from the variety of files you have on your USB drive. It is important that before you choose the file and press ENTER, that you choose the LOCATION where this file will go. Cursor down so you have the numbers selected below the file name. => is indicating the destination. Choose a location from 0-0 to 9-9 to load the file. If you accidentally replace the wrong file, don’t worry you can download the original Stage Settings from Casio Music Forums.
If you’ve been over to http://www.casiomusicforums.com recently, you’ll see that there is a new Downloads section. As of today, there have been just under 1,000 downloads. So if you haven’t been over there, you’re missing out on the flexibility and diversity of the PX-5S. So once you download some sounds, how do you load them in? There are two ways.
The first way involves using the USB storage on the PX-5S. Take the files you’ve downloaded and put them on a USB drive. They must go in a folder called MUSICDAT. Then, press and HOLD the MEDIA button. It’s the button that is also labeled Audio Recorder. From here, the screen will display an option to LOAD and you can choose the type of file you want to load. When you select your file, also make certain to change the location of where this file will go. Not to worry, if you accidentally replace a Stage Setting, all the originals are also in the Downloads section of the forum.
The other way to load in the new sounds or Stage Settings is using the Data Editor. The Data Editor features a handy TRANSFER window that lets you drag and drop tones or Stage Settings where you need them. The only trick is putting the files that you’ve downloaded in the right place. To find out where you need to put them, check the Preferences tab in the Data Editor because it’s different for Mac and PC.
Enjoy the sounds.