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Transferring Recordings From Kurzweil PC4
#3023911 01/16/20 04:23 AM
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Hey,
I’m wondering, does anyone know how to transfer a song recorded from a Kurzweil PC4 onto a thumb drive? I’ve looked in the user manual with no luck. I plug the thumb drive into the back of the keyboard, but it doesn’t do anything on the screen.

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Tessila #3023981 01/16/20 05:00 PM
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Hi Tesslia,

Here is a quick step by step of saving one select song to USB thumb drive:

(Assuming the power is on)

Insert a USB thumb drive
Press GLOBAL
Press FILE
Press STORE
Press ADVANCED
Use the data wheel to select (highlight) your song from the on screen list of objects
Press STORE
Press OK
Give your file a name
Press OK
Press YES if asked “Save Dependent Objects”

(Manual reference pg.9-16 through 9-21)

I hope this helps.
Any questions, please contact me here:
support@kurzweil.com


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Kurzweil Music Systems
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Re: Transferring Recordings From Kurzweil PC4
Tessila #3024006 01/16/20 06:02 PM
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I see Kurzweil support has already given you an answer that was covered in the manual for how to save your song as a PC4 file. I assumed you were trying to export a Standard MIDI file; I recall having trouble finding this function when I first got my PC3, I'm not sure why Kurzweil's manuals are coy about how to do this. I can't imagine with they haven't included the ability to save and load SMFs. If that's what you're trying to do, then I agree it isn't in the manual, a search of the online PDF found no reference to 'smf', 'standard midi file', or 'export'. If you can't find it among the file storage menus, it's probably tucked away in song mode somewhere. Good luck.

Another interpretation of your question is that you're hoping the PC4 can poot out a wav file of a song. I'm not aware of it having that capability.

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Tessila #3025006 01/22/20 04:48 AM
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Thanks for the helpful replies. I was able to transfer a file to the thumb drive, but now I'm puzzled as to how I'd convert it from a .pc4 to an .mp3 file. Is that possible?

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If your looking for a recording the .pc4 is not that. The .pc4 file is a set of program instructions for telling the PC4 how to create the song. To record the song you need a computer or some other device capable of recording the audio directly. You could take the output from the PC4 playing the song and using an adapter connect to the microphone input of the computer making sure the level is appropriate and use a program like Audacity. Or even better use an audio interface, there are several USB audio interface that are low cost and and provide very good quality sound. Or record the output directly into a small field recorder such as Zoom H1n


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Tessila #3025115 01/22/20 08:22 PM
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Kurzweil sequencers record midi, not audio. Your .pc4 song file that you saved is a midi data file. You can't directly convert a .pc4 file to an .mp3 file.

like Toano88 says, you will need to record the audio from the PC4's audio outputs. There's many ways to do it.

What the .pc4 song file does when you hit play, is to give the PC4 all the info it needs to play back what you've recorded into it.

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Tessila #3025123 01/22/20 08:41 PM
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Okay, I see. Thank you, guys, for your help!


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