Kawai Q80

HxC Floppy emulator support for all others Keyboards/Samplers...
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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by synth-emu » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:12 am

I swapped emulator drives and ribbon cables with my Korg DSS-1, but get same no save result. Looks like there is something wrong with my Kawai Q80's hardware. Strange, since I bought this almost 2 years ago "like new". :(

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:37 am

synth-emu wrote:I swapped emulator drives and ribbon cables with my Korg DSS-1, but get same no save result. Looks like there is something wrong with my Kawai Q80's hardware. Strange, since I bought this almost 2 years ago "like new". :(
Try this old firmware version :
http://hxc2001.com/download/floppy_driv ... d_RevB.zip

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by synth-emu » Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:57 pm

I forgot to mention, my firmware was already 1.7.2.0. I downloaded and upgraded with the newer one (1.8.2.40). I don't think this makes any difference, but since upgrading to newer firmware, I've noticed "WET0" is now a "WES0".

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by synth-emu » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:16 am

I bought another Kawai Q80, but I don't expect to receive it until next week. I'll post again when I install the drive and test it. Hopefully we can finally get to the bottom of this.

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by Jeff » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:08 am

BTW you got an new image to try into your email box.

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by synth-emu » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:12 am

I went ahead and bought myself another Q80 and it works with the Quick Install file. I was able to successfully load and save files! I guess the other Q80 had an unseen/unknown hardware malfunction involving the disk controller? I give many thanks to Jean-François for helping me through e-mail communication. Hopefully I can use this for as long as the Q80 lasts or until someone out there can make a sequencer as good as the Q80! 8)

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by synth-emu » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:38 am

Long time no post! Here's a new dilemna, but this time it has to do with trying to browse files using the Hxc Floppy Emulator Software. When I load the disk image from my SD card and click "Disk Browser", I get the message "Null sized DOS image ! Invalid disk !" Why does this happen?

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Re: Kawai Q80

Post by synth-emu » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:11 am

Problem solved! Formatting the SD Card within the Q80 made the HxC software recognize the files. Strange how I was able to save and load on a "unformatted" disk within the Q80 without any problems.

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