A K2000 comes with 200 (withoutORCH ROM) built-in programs which reside in Program numbers 1-200. The CECM studios, however, have extensive libraries of addition programs on both CD-ROM and SCSI Hard Drive. As you become familiar with programming, you may also wish to store your work on both the Hard Drive and an external back-up, such as our EZDrive.
This document gives simple, step-by-step directions for locating and loading these programs into the K2000. Many of these programs have large numbers of samples, so the loading process may take a minute or two. If you are using these programs in the preparation of a sequence, make a note of how you load them in, so that you can duplicate the process for each session. It is a common mistake to create sequences with patch changes which no longer correspond to the original programs.
Program information from previous users remains in memory even if the power has been turned off, although RAM sample data will disappear--this is why you see programs listed that may not sound in the over-199 locations. It is recommended that you begin each session by deleting this information so your programs load consistently into the same program numbers.
Press DISK and dial the Alpha Wheel until you see the drive you wish to load information from--if it is a CD-ROM or EZDrive drive, make certaim the CD-ROM or EZDrive cartridge is inserted. Watch the bottom of the display for information about what drive is connected as you dial through the SCSI numbers. Press LOAD when you find the correct drive (Direct Access=Hard Drive, CD-ROM, Syquest, or floppy). You will see a list of program groups or directories which you select via the Alpha Wheel. If it is a program group press OK to load. If it is a directory, press OPEN to see its contents, then select a program group by dialing and pressing OK. To move back up a level, press PARENT.
When you press OK, you will be asked what bank you wish to load the files into. I suggest you start at 200. Select the bank and press OK. You will then get a list of options for loading. Load your first bank with FILL. You may then select additional banks until you reach the memory limit of the K2000 (32 Megs in the studios). When you select an additional program group to load you may save it to a new bank by selecting 300, 400, etc. or you may add it onto the 200's bank you loaded the first group into. To do so, press APPEND. Make a note of your proceedure, since it will affect program numbers you may call up in your sequences. See the K2000 manual for explainations of the other loading options such as MERGE OVFILL, etc.
In DISK mode, watch the SAMPLES: number at the top of the display. It will tell you how much memory you have left. By comparing it with the size of the program groups you wish to load, you can determine if enough memory exists. If it does not, this is one problem synchronizing to a multitrack can solve--record with one set of programs, empty the machine and record a new group.
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