JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Bank Edit Menu

Roland JP-80×0 Editor Chapter 6 – Librarian Edit Menus

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Everything you need to know about our product install, setup steps, configuration and usage of various features

LIBRARIAN EDIT MENUS

This chapter contains a lot, so let’s break it down a bit. When Librarian View is set to SINGLE PATCH BANK mode, Bank Edit menu contains different elements compared to PERFORMANCE BANK mode.

I.e., You can write SINGLE patches to a certain RAM bank in hardware, whereas in PERFORMANCE mode, there is only one destination available for data write.

We will cover PATCH MODE functions from the menu first and compare those to PERFORMANCE MODE functions in the context.

After BANK functions are done with, we will check how to import banks to Librarian and how to save banks to HDD. There is also some helpful actions in the menu as well.

Let’s begin!

BANK EDIT menu overview

Open menu by clicking the BANK EDIT [1] button in the Librarian.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Bank Edit Menu

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Bank Edit Menu

There are different segments in the menu to keep functions in order:

  • Request Patch / Performance Data…
  • Store Patch / Performance Data…
  • Sync Current Data from HW
  • Push Current Multi to HW

Functions above represents hardware to software and software to hardware specific commands.

  • Overwrite Bank
  • Save As…
  • Import…
  • Refresh Folders

Functions above are HDD to librarian and librarian to HDD specific commands. Rest of the functions are not relevant to Librarian usage, and we will discuss them later in the manual.

Request PATCH Data from Hardware

Open BANK EDIT menu and select Request Patch Data… [1] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different request options:

[2] from Active Layer to Editor GUI

  • Request data from hardware buffer to active layer on Editor user interface.

[3] from Active Layer to Librarian

  • Request data from hardware buffer to active slot in the librarian view.

[4] from Selected Program Slot

  • Request data from hardware to active slot in the librarian view, based on bank and program combination.
    • Bank is chosen from the Editor control display.
    • Program is determined by the chosen slot in the librarian view.

[5] All Patches from USER A – USER B

  • Requests all patches from the selected hardware RAM bank to librarian.

[6] All Patches from PRESET1 A … PRESET3 B (*)

  • Requests all patches from the selected hardware ROM bank to librarian.
JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Request Patch Data Options

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Request Patch Data Options

*) Menu items vary just a little between JP-8000 and JP-8080 models.

Store PATCH Data to Hardware

Open BANK EDIT menu and select Store Patch Data… [1] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different storing options:

[2] To Currently Selected Slot & Bank

  • Store single patch data to hardware memory based on Editor Bank & Patch combination.

[3] from Selected Bank to RAM A … D (*)

  • Store all patches from currently active Librarian list to selected RAM destination!
JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Store Patch Data Options

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Store Patch Data Options

*) Menu items vary just a little between JP-8000 and JP-8080 models.

TIP: You can toggle on Search filter on the Librarian and store search result patches to the hardware memory if you wish to do so! Just remember to make the lower list active before storing data.

TIP: Do not disturb the data flow while writing is in progress. Let it complete the write task and start your tweaks after it is finished.

Request PERFORMANCE Data from Hardware

When Librarian View is in PERFORMANCE MODE [1], open BANK EDIT menu and you can see that it has different items compared to SINGLE BANK MODE. Select Request Performance Data… [2] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different request options:

[3] from Temp Buffer to Editor GUI

  • Request Performance data from hardware buffer to Editor user interface.

[4] from Temp Buffer to Librarian

  • Request Performance data from hardware buffer to active slot in the librarian view.

[5] from Selected Program Slot

  • Request data from hardware to active slot in the librarian view, based on current program.
    • Program is determined by the chosen slot in the librarian view.

[6] All Performances from Selected Bank

  • Requests all Performances from the hardware to librarian.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Request Performance Data Options

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Request Performance Data Options

Store PERFORMANCE Data to Hardware

Open BANK EDIT menu and select Store Performance Data… [1] item from the menu. This will open a sub menu, with different storing options:

[2] To Currently Selected Slot & Bank

  • Store single performance data to hardware memory based on Editor Patch number.

[3] All Performances from Current Bank

  • Store all performances from currently active Librarian list to hardware! There is only one bank available so we can’t offer any RAM bank destinations.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Store Performance Data Options

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Store Performance Data Options

Sync Data with HW

Sync Data from HW [1] will request the entire Performance, Upper & Lower layer and System settings from the JP to the Editor user interface.

Push Current Multi to HW [2] will push your current Editor user interface settings to the hardware temp memory. Librarian view “PUSH DATA TO HW” button has the same function, and it is very helpful if you open your session in a different studio and their JP is connected in different MIDI configuration. After setting the MIDI I/O, you can just push the Editor settings to their JP (or yours if needed)!

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Sync and Push Data Options

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Sync and Push Data Options

Overwrite Bank

This option will overwrite your currently chosen bank in the Upper Librarian View. In this case we would overwrite “Alan Marcero – Trance Soundset A.mid” permanently!

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Overwrite Bank

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Overwrite Bank

If AutoSave [1] is toggled on, then any changes made to the left bank view [2] will be automatically overwritten to the bank in question [3]. Again, there is no UNDO, so be cautious when using this feature!

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual – AutoSave will Overwrite Bank Automatically

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – AutoSave will Overwrite Bank Automatically

NOTE: If bank is previously saved with JP-8000 configuration and your current model is now set to JP-8080 model, bank will be overwritten with JP-8080 format standards. Same rule applies when current model is set to JP-8000 and bank is in JP-8080 format resulting JP-8000 formatted bank in HDD.

Save As…

Standard MIDI (*.mid) [1]

  • Writes the current left list bank as a Standard MIDI (*.mid) file to your HDD.
    (automatically converts bank to JP-8080 format if any JP-8080 formatted presets are found).

JP-80×0 HE Format (*.j8k) [2]

  • Writes the current upper list bank as a J8K formatted (*.j8k) file to your HDD.
    (automatically converts bank to JP-8080 format if any JP-8080 formatted presets are found).
 

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Save Bank As..

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Save Bank As..

NOTE: Save your bank to Patches folder / sub-folder to view it in Patch Librarian.

NOTE: Keep the naming scheme simple and short to view the full name in librarian bank dropdown area!

Import…

[1] Standard MIDI (*.mid)

  • Import Standard MIDI files to Librarian. See notes below!

[2] SysEx (*.syx / *.j8k)

  • Import System Exclusive / JP-80×0 Editor J8K files to Librarian. See notes below!

[3] WinJPLib Performance (*.pfm)

  • Import WinJPLib Performance files to Librarian. If you have WinJPLib performance banks in your archives, you can import the bank to our JP-80×0 Editor!

[4] WinJPLib Patch (*.pat)

  • Import WinJPLib Patch files to Librarian. If you have WinJPLib patch banks in your archives, you can import the bank to our JP-80×0 Editor!

[5] Roland SH-201 (*.mid / *.shl / *.she)

  • Import Roland SH-201 MIDI, SHL (SH Editor Library) or SHE (SH Editor Patch) files to librarian. These files are converted to Performances automatically. Note that all Performances do not sound 1:1 with the SH-201 and JP!

[6] Roland SH-01 GAIA (*.mid / *.svd)

  • Import Roland SH-01 GAIA MIDI, SVD files to librarian. These files are converted to Performances automatically. Note that all Performances do not sound 1:1 with the GAIA and JP!

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Import Bank..

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Import Bank..

NOTE: Librarian will only import data to librarian if the file contains Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080 formatted Patches / Performances.

Refresh Folders

If you have made changes to the Patches folder outside the Editor, you can click Refresh Folders to reload the Patches folder content and rebuild the menu structures.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Refresh Menus for New Banks

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Refresh Menus for New Banks

You can click Bank Edit menu -> Other Helpful things.. -> Open Data Folder to reveal the Editor data root in your OS. Open Patches folder and place your custom banks there. Then click “Refresh Folders” to view them in the librarian.

Other Helpful Things…

Some helpful actions and sources have been collected on this menu. Open BANK EDIT menu and choose Other Helpful Things … to view the sub menu with following options:

[1] Open Data Folder

  • Open Data Folder will open the data folder based on you OS. If you run macOS, different location is opened compared to Windows. See data location notes earlier in the manual!

[2] Open Support Ticket

  • Sends you to our Discord server joining page. All members are welcomed to our community!

[3] Check for Updates

  • Checks for available product updates from internet.

[4] Initialize Bank

  • Initializes the entire bank from the Left Data list view. This action can be reversed with DISCARD button if AutoSave is NOT on.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Other Helpful Things..

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Other Helpful Things..

Register Editor… / REGISTERED

Indicates if the Editor has not yet been or is registered. We covered this topic earlier in the user manual.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Register Indicator

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Registered Indicator

Version xx.xx.xx | dd-mm-year

Displays which version of the Editor you are using as well as the release date.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Version Information

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Version Information

About…

Opens About window.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - About This Editor

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – About This Editor

Click in the top right corner to exit.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - About This Editor

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – About This Editor

Librarian View Right Click menu

We are not done with Librarian functions yet. We still have right click menu functions to cover.

Right click in right list only shows option to copy, whereas in left list it has a lot more options because the left list is our edit buffer like mentioned earlier.

Let’s dive into the details!

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Right Click on Left List View

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Right Click on Left List View

Right list Right Click

Like mentioned above, there is only one option in the right list, which is Copy. This will copy the right clicked librarian item to the clipboard.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Right Click on Right List View

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Right Click on Right List View

Left list Right Click

Left list has a lot more options than the right list because this is our “edit buffer” like mentioned earlier.

[1] Copy

  • Copy data from the chosen librarian slot to the clipboard.

[2] Paste

  • Paste data from the clipboard to chosen librarian slot.

[3] Rename

  • Opens a new dialog to rename the patch in the librarian.

[4] Initialize Slot

  • Initializes the currently selected slot.

[5] Get DATA from..

[5.a] Editor (active patch)

  • Gets currently active layer data from the Editor user interface to selected librarian slot.

[5.b] Hardware Edit Buffer

  • Gets data from currently active hardware layer to selected librarian slot.

[5.c] Hardware by Prog No.

  • Gets data from hardware based on the selected librarian slot.
JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Right Click on Left List View

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Right Click on Left List View

 

This is it – You’ve got it all from the Editor perspective.

If you have any questions about the product, you can reach us from our Discord server

We are open for new feature requests, roses and surely, we would love to know if we’ve done something wrong as well!

If you would like to contribute and help our development work, head to our Ko-fi page and support us there – That would be super helpful and keep the business alive.

User Manual contents

Chapter 1

Introduction to our Editor, what it can and can not do

Chapter 2

Checking wiring diagrams, Hardware and MIDI settings + registration guide

Chapter 3

Successfully establish the connection to your Hardware

Chapter 4

Hardware functions and our custom functions explained in great detail

Chapter 5

Basic layout and guide how to use the Patch Librarian

Chapter 6

Deeper analysis of the Patch Librarian Menu functions

Troubleshooting

Why there is no sound? Why no connection? Time to troubleshoot!

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