So I’ve been getting near to filling up my A4’s memory, and have been atrting to offload stuff via sysex to my computer. However, there really doesn’t seem to be much info on the best way to organize the A4’s data. The manual isn’t great at explaining whats going on, and I seem to keep accidentally overwriting important stuff and needing to go back to my “full backup” (which is cool but takes like 10 minutes to load.
So is there anyone out there with a good grasp of organizing stuff on the A4 that could perhaps write a quick tutorial or some advice?
Some specific questions I have-
Is there any way to dump all 128 sounds at once? Under the sysex dump menu there are options for:
but not “all sounds”
So does this mean that it’s necessary to dump each sound separately into c6?
when I dump a sound into c6, it just shows up as “recieved data” with no name or anything. So do I then have to save and name each file individually for all 128 sounds?
Sysex kits+patterns saves the 4 sounds that coincide to each track of a kit, correct? But not the sounds that are sound locked to different steps.
So does this mean that I cannot remove or replace any sounds that have a little lock icon next to them? And-theres no way to even know what pattern or kit is using these soundlocks, correct?
Is there a general “tried and true” method for saving/storing data on the A4? Or for creating live setups etc…
If you can, be patient and make do until presumably early to mid December. There is an OS update coming that unlocks the +Drive and will allow storing 128? projects on the A4 which includes all sounds, patterns and kits.
Having some problem receiving sysex dump via USB.
C6 says (after correctly recognizing instrument) “receiving: 0 bytes”. A4 says “sending…” and supposedly finishes it after a short while, but it’s still 0 bytes indefinitely at the receiver side.
midi out on a4 is set to ‘usb’
I have no problem sending sysex (soundbanks) on the other hand.
Any help would be appreciated!
same problem here … sometimes when I want to send the patches to the machine I have to restart bot A4 and C4, but now I’ve tried it several times and still doesn’t work … any ideas would be appreciated … I really need backup, I’m going oldschool and try it over DIN cable
Make sure you check the A4 MIDI config settings to make sure that MIDI out is also going to USB. I was running into issues where it was just hanging at “waiting to receive…” until I saw usb was not enabled. For some reason.