Re: New Q-card owner: some questions
Posted by coldfact on June 28, 1999 at 17:56:26:
In Reply to: Re: New Q-card owner: some questions posted by Chad on June 26, 1999 at 07:50:05:
I just reread your post, and what I was daying doesnt make any sense: obviously you can't right to ROM! I just assumed that to get the other *syx banks, you would need to write to it...but your note on putting them into the user bank totally clears that up. ROM vs RAM...duh!...shows you how long I have been working with computers!
: Oh, one more thing, since you said you also have a flash card, remember that the demo sequence numbers are slot dependent. If you have the Q-card in slot A, it's 00-49 and if it's in slot B, its 50-99. Adjust accordingly.
: : The only reason I know anything is that since I'm not really a keyboardist (I got the QS for my son) so I read the manual for both the QS and the Q-Card cover to cover. There is also a lot of good info in the FAQ's on this website.
: : Yes, apparently, the *.syx are the standard as well as extra banks (loadable into user memory) that make the built in samples into the 128 (each) programs (voices).
: : I don't know how to extract the samples off the q-card. I can read how to create programs using them, and how to scroll through them while choosing one of the 4 sounds for each program, but I don't know how to get them off the card for the purpose of burning them back to another flash rom.
: : The last thing you said confuses me though. I didn't think (though I could be wrong) that the Q-cards were FLASH rom. I though they were just normal PCMCIA roms and were not reformatable. But again, don't go by what I think, cause I don't really know.
: : As far as the hidden demo, on the Eurodance card, sequences 00, 01, 02, and 03 are the published demos. The rest come back with "no sequence data" except for . . . 42 (life, the universe, and everything). On mine it's some wierd sound, followed by the display showing some Pinky and the Brain quote, followed by a series of letters that I later found out are the initials of all the people who worked on that card. Lemme know what the HIP HOP card has. I think the Alesis people just had to blow off a little creative steam.
: : CF
: : : Oh....so there are samples on the card, and the *.syx banks contain code which mixes various samples to create various unique voices. Cool...I am clueless at this, sorry!
: : : I also have a blank 2 meg flash ram card...to make it into a q-like card, I would need to load samples and a *.syx bank onto it, I guess. I could also add midi sequences etc....
: : : But please tell me, where are all of the procedures required to do this documented....any pointers to URLs or Alesis guides/programs would be much appreciated!
: : : chad...I got the hip hop q-card, partly because I am interested in some of the dance loops....but mainly because it was 99 bucks at zzounds (and since the blank 8 meg cards are something like 80 + bucks...I figured I could just reformat it if I didn't like it!). Thanks for your reply...yes, tell me where the hidden demo is.