richforman Posted December 12, 2013 Share Posted December 12, 2013 Okay, I just received my new Alesis Vortex keytar, grabbed it for a great deal on HelloMusic on Black Friday, anyway I sit down with it and the manual to just learn the basics and I am already stumped, has anybody else played with one? (I have it midi'ed up to my Fantom X7 and that's working fine.) The first task I wanted to do was to set a split point, simple enough. But the instructions for how to do so in the Quick Start manual, under the heading "Setting Split Points" on p. 6, seems to be missing something. I go into Patch Edit mode, okay, the LED says PE to confirm that. Step 2, press the Split Button, the fifth round button on the keytar's neck, that works as described, it lights up and the # of the current split point is displayed on the LED. Step 3, I press the key on the keyboard that I want to be the split point, and that works as expected too, the corresponding # for that key now appears on the LED. Step 4 is what doesn't work - it says "Press the Enter key to save changes," now the only way I can think to interpret "Press the enter key" is the key on the keyboard that has the word "Enter" printed above it. The rightmost 19 keys on the keyboard have these function names printed above them (or numbers, for the range of keys that acts as a numeric keypad for value entry), and it is the very top key that is designated as Enter. But when I press it, it just interprets it as another new value that it thinks I want to enter for the split point. The documentation doesn't (seem to me to) tell how you tell the machine that you are done specifying your split point key, and that the next key you press should trigger the associated action. (My intuitive guess would have been that it only takes the first key entry after specifying Split Zone as the intended split point, but I guess not). Anyway, does anyone know how to complete this operation, and then for extra credit, how to then save that as a performance present? thanks guys. Rich Forman Yamaha MOXF8, Korg Kronos 2-61, Roland Fantom X7, Ferrofish B4000+ organ module, Roland VR-09, EV ZLX12P, K&M Spider Pro stand, Yamaha S80, Korg Trinity Plus Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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