Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada
A few years ago when I was deciding between a Korg or Yamaha I had been concerned about the availability of styles for a Korg board.
I now have two style SET's with many more styles than will fit in the Pa600. I have friends that regularly jam. The music they play is mostly older Country (e.g. Hank Williams to George Strait), older Pop, and a bit of Pop Celtic (e.g. Wild Colonial Boy).
Although I do enjoy a little of the Boom-Boom of the popular "Dance/Rave" music, it's not something I would actually use. So is there a way to pick the Country styles from one SET and overwrite the Dance/Rave styles of the currently installed SET or combine them into an amalgamated SET?
I noticed that there is a Korg PA Manager recently listed, but how was it done before? I haven't noticed anything in the Korg manual. Is there an earlier thread somewhere on this?
I don't know about the 600, but in the 900 and the 3X you can turn off memory protect and copy and paste your user styles to any of the main styles. Then after you have the arrangement you like, just turn on the protection again to protect your new settings.
Loc: Nova Scotia, Canada
Yes, I believe the Pa600 is the same.
I've been reading a tutorial "How to customize a style bank" at Korgpa.com and I think this is how I would do it:
- Connect my second styles SET to the KB via the USB port, - open the SET folder and select the desired bank and style, - select the target location where I want a style from my first SET overwritten.
I think where I initially went astray was thinking I would do this combining of styles from my two huge SETs separate from my KB using just my PC alone. (I guess that is where the "Korg PA Manager" that was recently released would be used.)
Am I correct in assuming that most KB owners do the same thing, pick and choose to make their own very large custom set and then back it all up so they don't have to do this detail combining more than once and then just add the odd new style to their custom SET when needed?
Loc: East Greenwich RI USA
To Edit/Change/Replace a Factory Style in any Style Set, you must first go to Global>Mode Preferences>Media and 'un-check' the Factory Style and Pad Protect. You can then do whatever you want with the Factory Styles.
When I want to add or replace a Factory Style, I usually D/L the new style into a User area and then 'Copy and Paste' the style from User to Factory.
Always back up what you do, but I do not think these settings will change unless you change them or do a Factory Reset.
However, keep in mind that if you Edit the 'Bossa Nova' style in "Latin P1 Slot number 3" and set it up for a song, let's say "Girl From Ipanema' and put it in a playlist, if you later change "Latin P1 Slot number 3" to "Classic Cha Cha" and move "Bossa Nova" to another location, you must then re-configure "Girl From Ipanema" to look where "Bossa Nova" now resides. The notation "Girl From Ipanema" in the 'Songlist' (Playlist) refers to the the LOCATION of the associated style, not to the style itself.