JOHN C. --We all have a system that we use and most of us swear by that system.
Posted by Elizabeth. (I have added my comments as JOHN C.)
My system is a bit different because I store the on-board styles rather than specific songs to the panel memory. Example: All 8 memories in PM-A are dedicated to "Latin Rhythms", PM-B is "Super Good Sounds", PM-C is Piano combos. PM-1 is "Jazz", etc....
JOHN C. –I use the SAME SYSTEM except I called them the bands: Latin strong band, ballad soft band – I use 13 different setups, 13 different bands. No expanded memory here. JOHN C. – In my second set up I use expanded memory and store all I need to play a song including the pads.
I do a lot of "tweaking" and changing of instruments in each rhythm AND also add a performance pad that I like. When I have the sounds I like (in that moment) I press the center "set" button FIRST, then, while holding the set button down also, the number of the memory I want to save to.
JOHN C. -- Fully agree, your set up is constantly growing. I also find using “Favorites to select instrument a great help when playing on-the-fly.
As long as I remember to Save everything when I close down the entire program, everything newly changed is saved every time, including each performance pad I have selected for each rhythm.
JOHN C. – on the second page of SAVE, on the right side is “PERFORM” This will save everything but – Midi, Home Page, Favorites, and Custom Rhythms. I like to add Favorites to the save. DANGER---DANGER If you use “PERFORM” in saving and you have programed all 13 banks in the memory panel – you will only save the first three banks and lose banks 1 through 10. Been there—done that—screamed!
I mark my music (in pencil) with the specific Panel Memories that have the rhythm or rhythms I like to use for that music....
JOHN C. --- I also add which fills, intros, and endings to use.
If anyone has any challenge with this, let me know and I will attempt to help further. It will feel so good to know that I have actually helped someone with 7K programming! ;))
JOHN C. -- No challange, just some additions.
PS, Pads WILL BE save if selected in Expandable Memory