JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Patch Librarian

Roland JP-80×0 Editor Chapter 5 – Using The Librarian

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

Using the Patch Librarian

In this chapter, we are going to walk through the usage of the Patch Librarian and all its functions & possibilities. It might take some time to understand how it works, but for those who used Emagic SoundDiver in the past, this workflow is pretty much the same.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Patch Librarian

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Patch Librarian

We have made the librarian look and feel the same across all our products. i.e., Waldorf Blofeld Editor has the same functions in the librarian, with some additional features like ability to import microQ and Q banks in the librarian.

But in general, you can request data from hardware to the librarian, store data from librarian to hardware, store banks to HDD as you make edits etc.

NOTE: Librarian view is not synchronized with hardware memory. Librarian view displays SINGLE or PERFORMANCE data stored in your HDD ( [data folder]/Patches/ -folder ).

NOTE: Keep your banks organized. If you have too many levels in your folder tree, librarian is not able to solve it. Detail below.

  • [data folder]/Patches/sub folder 1/sub folder 2/my bank.mid – this is OK.
  • [data folder]/Patches/sub folder 1/sub folder 2/sub folder3/my bank.mid – this is NOT OK.

There is a lot to cover in this chapter, so it is perfect time to get some coffee or tea.

Let’s dive in!

BASIC LAYOUT AND FUNCTIONS

Let’s start with the definitions of basic layout and button / menu explanations.

  • [1] = Open Bank Edit menu, with most of the available request, write and other utilities. More details below.
  • [2] & [5] = Select previous SINGLE or PERFORMANCE bank from the bank tree.
  • [3] & [6] = Display popup menu of SINGLE or PERFORMANCE banks. Menu displays banks from data folder.
  • [4] & [7] = Select next SINGLE or PERFORMANCE bank from the bank tree.
  • [8] = Toggle on Search function. Search results will be shown in the lower data view. Check Utilities menu functions above to learn more about Librarian Preferences regarding to Search settings.
  • [9] = Display SINGLE or PERFORMANCE mode programs in the librarian window.
  • [10] = Set destination bank where SINGLE or PERFORMANCE data is stored.
  • [11] = Left data view, also used as EDIT BUFFER. Data can be edited only in the left data view. Double click any entry to send the data to currently active layer or drag the patch from librarian to the layer you want.
  • [12] = Right data view. This view can be changed while left data view is locked due to unsaved data changes. Double click any entry to send the data to currently active layer or drag the patch from librarian to the layer you want. 
  • [13] = Select source where SINGLE or PERFORMANCE data is requested from.
  • [14] = Save data from currently selected part TO selected librarian slot.
  • [15] = Sync Data From Hw function was explained earlier in the manual.
  • [16] = Push Data To Hw function. More details below.
JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Librarian Toggles

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Librarian Toggles

Now that we understand the basic layout, we can dive into more specific details per function.

Left Data View

Left [1] and right data list views has different function in the Editor behavior. Left list acts as an edit buffer or “destination” for your bank editing.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Left Patch List View

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Left Patch List View

Here is what you can do:

  • drag and drop data from left list slot to another slot in left list OR
  • drag and drop data from right list slot to left list slot.
  • copy data from left OR right list slot and paste the data to any of the left list slots.
  • rename any single patch or multi program in left list
  • initialize single slot from left list view or initialize the entire bank at once.

Here is what you cannot do:

  • drag and drop data from left list to right list.

 

Right Data View

Right [2] data list acts as a “source” where you can copy data from and still browse banks while left list view has unsaved edits. Search results are shown in right list.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Right Patch List View

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

You can also initiate search for a certain patch from the entire catalogue, even when bank editing is active.

Drag and Drop Examples: 1 and 2 are OK – 3 is not going to work

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Drag and Drop options

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Drag and Drop options

Send SINGLE or PERFORMANCE to hardware

Double click with Mouse or Drag’n’drop

Sending data from Librarian slot to hardware is simple. Choose layer [1] where you want the data to be sent and then double click any program name [2] from left or right data view. You can also drag and drop presets from Librarian to layers. Start dragging a preset from the list and drop it over the layer selector!

This data is sent to hardware edit buffer. It is not written to hardware memory. This also updates the software interface, so you are in sync with parameters on both ends.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Double Clicked Patch Sent to Active Layer

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Double Clicked Patch Sent to Active Layer

Computer keyboard Arrow keys

You can also use keyboard arrow keys to select programs. This works only when mouse cursor is over the left or right list view.

  • Arrow down will select patch below the current patch.
  • Arrow up will select patch above the current patch.
  • Arrow left will select patch left to the current patch.
  • Arrow right will select patch right to the current patch.

 

Editor Program Change buttons

Changing librarian programs with DEC [1] or INC [2] buttons work too, but only when LIBRARY CONTROL ON PROG CHANGE [3] is toggled on.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Library Control with Program DEC/INC Buttons

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Library Control with Program DEC/INC Buttons

Program Change via MIDI

Program changes via MIDI will select corresponding patch from the librarian and send it to the hardware as well. i.e., Program Change 9 will send patch from slot 21 to the hardware.

TIP: Programs are sent to hardware based on the currently active list. Active list is the one which has the white box around the program name.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Left list is active and acts as a source for any programs

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Left list is active and acts as a source for any programs

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Right list is active and acts as a source for any programs

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Right list is active and acts as a source for any programs

Selecting Previous or Next Bank

Use – [1] or + [3] to select between previous and next bank from the HDD. You can also select bank by clicking the bank name [2] area. This will show a pop-up menu with all compatible banks in the Patches folder. Both lists behave the same unless Search filter is on.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Librarian Bank Select

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Librarian Bank Select

TIP: You can use the right data list if left data list view is locked due to unsaved edits. This is handy if you want to combine patches from different banks to your personal favorites bank.

TIP: You can also change bank from the main control display area if Librarian Control on Program Change is toggled on as mentioned earlier.

Save Data to Slot

SAVE DATA TO SLOT function is only available when left data list view is active.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Save Data to Active Librarian Slot

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Save Data to Active Librarian Slot

Now, to understand how this function works, let’s break it down:

Once you click SAVE DATA TO SLOT [1] button, Editor will GET data from currently active layer [2] to currently selected librarian slot [3]. If the Editor is set to PERFORMANCE MODE, then the entire Performance is stored into the active slot!

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Data Saved From Lower Layer to Slot 28

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Data Saved From Lower Layer to Slot 28

Once data is stored, RED * sign will appear next to the BROWSER [1] button to indicate that there are unsaved changes in the current bank.

Left list bank – / + and bank drop down menus are disabled, until changes are saved or if you DISCARD [2] to trash your changes.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Unsaved Changes in Librarian

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Unsaved Changes in Librarian

You can continue browsing between different banks with the right data view if you wish.

Librarian Mode

LIBRARIAN MODE button allows you to view SINGLE patch bank contents in the data view areas or PERFORMANCE bank contents.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Librarian Mode View

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Librarian Mode View

When SINGLE mode is chosen, you can load individual patches to your currently selected layer.

When PERFORMANCE mode is chosen, you can load PERFORMANCE program to JP, which contains information about the PERFORMANCE, individual layers and Voice Modulator (if JP-8080 is used).

NOTE: if you write SINGLE data to your hardware memory, PERFORMANCE data is not aware of this change and cannot map the sound from different location of the hardware even if it would be available.

We recommend using SAVE UI DATA function to write your data in our HDD. This format has each layer patch stored in it and it loads them from the file once they are being opened.

Search Filter

You can search patches from the entire patch catalogue based on your search terms. Activate search function by clicking the magnifying glass.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Search Option

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Search Option

 

Librarian Mode toggle will be replaced by search field [1] and case sensitive search [2] filter.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Enter Search Keyword

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Enter Search Keyword

To perform a successful search, type in at least three characters to get some results. Search results are then shown in the right list and selecting patches happens like mentioned earlier. You can also copy and paste search results to left list as you wish.

Use case sensitive [2] toggle to define if search results should match the case how you typed it or leave it off to show a much broader results screen.

  • PLK search term with case sensitive filter off [aa] will show all patches containing plk and PLK or plK etc.
  • PLK search term with case sensitive filter on [Aa] will show results containing exact match.

If search term gives you multiple banks or results, you can view them just like with the category filter by choosing different bank with – / + buttons or bank select drop down menu.

In the sample below, I tried to perform search for “bat” [1] but I got popup window saying No Hits! [2].

JP-80x0 Editor Editor Manual - No search results

JP-80×0 Editor Editor Manual – No search results

I thought that one or more patches MUST have a word “bat” in it, so I changed search settings from Utilities [1] menu -> Librarian Preferences [2] and unchecked Limit Search to Active Bank [3].

Search results Containing… [4] was also turned on, which will search patch name containing your search term, instead searching from the 1st character onward.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Librarian Search Preferences

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Librarian Search Preferences

Still using search term “bat” [1] and as we can see, there are some results [2]. Limit Search to Active Bank defaults to on.

JP-80x0 Editor User Manual - Librarian Search Results

JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Librarian Search Results

Toggle of magnifying glass to display normal patches in the lower data list.

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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