Sheet Music Scores
As a memory player this is not something
I have looked at a lot, I have tried to load the Scores but
nothing seems to happen? However, a phone call from a
member today has unlocked the secret of the Music Scores.
For the benefit of any that may have
found the same problem, this is what we have to do.
Go to SETTINGS then tap the SHEET MUSIC
icon. Highlight the song you require from the drop down list
then touch LOAD The screen will return to the main page.
At the top of the screen above the save tab another tab
named NOTEN has now appeared. Touch this and the music
The music pages scroll up and down and
you can change via the tabs underneath from music to text.
To the right is the tab to close.
I have just loaded the latest software
revision which contains some very useful additions plus some
great bug fixes. I say 'great' because the slight glitch of
which I personally experienced using the expression
crossfade feature, has now been solved to which I am truly
grateful. I can now start creating my presets again in
the 'style I am accustomed to' (to quote a well known
There is quite a lot to this revision
some of which I have not looked to deeply as yet but will
hope to come back with more about it later. However
there are a couple of additions that I have looked at that I
will definitely be using.
On previous revisions it was only
possible to achieve a 'FILL' on the accompaniment by hitting
one of the four style variation buttons but now we have a
choice. Go to the ACC MIXER then STYLE SETTINGS and the
Break 1 & 2 buttons can be used in three configurations,
STYLE, BREAK and FILL However, the FILL is not yet
programmable into the footswitch settings. My own personal
setting now will be to have the STYLE assigned to the left
expression pedal footswitch and the FILL assigned to BREAK 1
on the control panel. Not quite sure of the difference
between STYLE and BREAK, If anyone knows please let me know.
Correction - 29/10/16
If you have your foot switch set to BREAK 1 and you have
saved your style settings to FILL, when you kick the switch
you get the FILL instead of BREAK 1.
More to come when I get chance to delve
Importing User Styles
One point of discovery for me personally is the very easy to use method of importing
Styles. Having acquired many Wersi and Yamaha styles
over the years I was pleasantly surprised by how easy it has
now become to audition, import, and put them into the exact
location for easy retrieval.
Having put the styles on a USB stick,
press any style button on the console to bring up a styles
page on the screen. Insert the USB into the instrument, a tab appears at
the top of the page named USB. Touch this tab and the
folders of the USB appear where the styles were mapped. Open
one of the style folders and the contents will be displayed
on the mappings pages . You can now audition all the styles
at will from the USB without loading any. If you find
a style you wish to import permanently simply activate it,
touch the import tab at the bottom of the screen, a box
appears showing the next free location, if your happy with
the location selected then touch 'save'. Another box appears
asking you to select one of the twelve style buttons which
are now "flashing" where you would like the style to be
imported to. Press the style button and the job is done. To
locate the imported style press the style button you saved
it to, and then touch the User tab at the bottom of the
page. All imported user styles can also be
accessed from the User button in the style section.
If you already own a Sonic I am sure you
have probably discovered the ease of use of this feature
already. However, if you don't then the
information could well be a point of interest for some.
I have to make a slight amendment to my
initial ramblings about the 'Live Accordions and
In my initial investigation, I said that
the 'Mussette American' Virtual Accordion was missing
that was originally in the OAS sound package. Although
the virtual instrument is not there, I am very pleased to
say I have now discovered the actual eleven sounds from this
instrument in the sound list, these individual sounds can be
loaded into a preset to get the full sound effect of the
Mussette American Accordion.
On a similar theme. All, except for
one of the virtual Live Accordions has its individual
register sounds mapped so they can be loaded as individual
sounds. They can be found by pressing the Accordion
Preset Tab. The one that is not mapped is the French
Mussette 2voice but again, if you wish to make a preset
using the '2voice' sounds, they are also listed
in the main sound list.
So all is well!! All my
Squeezeboxes I had on OAS are here also on OAX and I
have nearly finished making separate preset banks for all of
them. There are of course, some that may conclude that
I need to get a life!! Well for me anyway,
squeezeboxes have just that, Life!!