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Roland JP-80×0 Chapter 4 – Main Functions

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v2.6.0 - 2020-March-17

Custom Added Functions

Our plug-in includes a lot of custom added functions as requested by the users.

In this part we will walk you through each of the functions and how they can improve your workflow.

USER INTERFACE SIZE

You can adjust the plug-in user interface size with * 0,66 / * 1,33 zoom function. Click * 1,00 [1] in the plug-in and choose a different size. Note that our graphics are not yet vector based, which means the plug-in will zoom the graphics making them a bit blurry if I may say so.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – User Interface Size

Basic user interface size is 1500 pixels by 757 pixels which is more than enough for modern setups.

Note #1: You must reload your project / session in order to reload the plug-in graphics with new size option.

MASTER KEYBOARD SWITCH (deprecated)

Always keep it Disabled. This is deprecated function and no longer needed. 😆 We will remove this function and UI elements in the upcoming release later on.

EXPANDED / SYSTEM SETTINGS

Click EXPAND [1] button to open expanded settings window. From this view you can access some of the JP-8000 / JP-8080 System Settings and modify them as needed.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Expand Settings View

Settings Expanded in image below

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Global Settings Toggled On

Expanded settings can not be viewed while Browser is toggled on.

RANDOMIZE PATCH / PERFORMANCE

With RANDOMIZE [1] button, you can trigger either single layer randomizing process or full performance randomization based on your current mode.

If plug-in UI is in Patch mode, currently selected layer will be randomized.
If plug-in UI is in Performance mode, full Performance will be randomized.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Randomize Button

TIP #2: To make the most out of Randomizer, use Section Locks [1] in conjuction with Randomizer to get better results. i.e. If your randomized Patch has a great Pitch Envelope & Oscillator setting, toggle on the Section Lock for those sections in order to prevent them being randomized! Read more about the Section Locks further below.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Section Locks

SECTION LOCKS

We added functionality to lock certain sections of the plug-in to prevent changes up on layer program changes. If you find a perfectly adjusted filter or lfo modulation you can lock the section to keep those settings while browsing other patches.

You are able to lock any of the sections which has the LOCK [1-15] symbol in it

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Section Locks

Locking any of the sections above, will also lock the correspondive velocity / control values as well.

RELEASE ALL LOCKS [1] button allows you to release all of the locks with one click. This is ideal if you have overlooked your layers and data is being transmitted back and forth even if you don’t want that. When any of the locks is toggled on, it will change the lock image and color to RED [2].

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Release All Locks

Note #1 While you have sections locked, there will double the amount of SysEx traffic in the MIDI stream due to the fact that the plug-in has to send the ”locked” info back to hardware after the patch is requested. If you scroll patches from librarian, then the data stream is normal.

Note #2 If your plug-in is in Performance mode or Layer Link is toggled on, then Release All Locks will also release Arpeggiator Lock. Otherwise Arpeggiator Lock will stay as it is and won’t trigger Release All Locks button to appear in the user interface.

PANEL / LAYER SELECT

LOWER [1] and UPPER [2] panel select buttons are normal JP-8000 / JP-8080 function, which will change the current Panel / Layer of the synthesizer. Based on the currently set Panel, data from the plug-in user interface will be sent to it. i.e. if you move Filter Cutoff from the UI while Lower Layer is selected, then Filter Cutoff in the Lower Layer of the synth will change.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Layer Switches

PANEL / LAYER LINK

Panel LINK [1] button is also normal JP-8000 / JP-8080 function, which will allow you to play both Layers at the same time. Also, control changes are sent to both Layers when changing the value in the plug-in user interface.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Layer Link Toggle

Learn more about Panel / Layer LINK function from the Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080 User manual.

REQUEST DATA ON PROGRAM CHANGE

REQUEST DATA ON PROGRAM CHANGE [1] means that if the plug-in receives program and/or bank change message from MIDI input, plug-in will initiate Patch request from the JP to the plug-in user interface.

Inputs valid for this function:

  • Plug-in MIDI In port (Plug-in).
  • DAW gateway (Plug-in).
  • Plug-in Program Change [2] & [3] buttons (per layer) (*1).
  • Plug-in Program Number display [4] (per layer) (*2).
  • Plug-in Bank Number display [5] (per layer) (*3).
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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Request Data on Program Change

If this switch is toggled off, plug-in will only send the program change messages to the hardware but won’t request any data back. This is good in some cases where you might want to quick browse hardware patches / performances.

(*1 See below for Program Change Buttons).
(*2 See below for Program Number Display).
(*3 See below for Bank Number Display).

LIB CONTROL SWITCH

LIB CONTROL [1] switch allows you to take control of your library patches / performances with incoming program changes via MIDI or with the plug-in user interface DEC / INC buttons and Bank Number Display / Program Number Display menus.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Library Control On Program Change

If the LIB CONTROL switch is toggled on and you send a program change message from your master keyboard / controller to the plug-in, it will send the corresponding program from the librarian to the hardware – isn’t that just neat?!

You can also quickly view the banks located in your Patches folder and programs contained in the current bank with the Bank / Program Control Displays. See below for instructions.

Note #1 Patches are sent to the hardware only to the currently selected slot. If Panel Link is toggled ON, patches will not be sent. Make sure to toggle off the Panel Link if it is active before sending any data.

Note #2 If the program change message is received from MIDI channel 4 and you currently have Lower Layer set to channel 1 and Upper Layer to channel 2, no action will be taken.

Note #3 If the program change message is received from MIDI channel 1 and both Layers are set to channel 1, no action will be taken. Change the MIDI channel temporarely to different value.

PROGRAM INC / DEC BUTTONS (*1)

INC [1] button will change to next program.
DEC [2] button will change to previous program.

This will trigger MIDI Out message with appropriate program number based on the Program Number Display [3] value. See above how this button behaves when Plug-in is in Patch / Performance mode and how it will behave when Request Data on Program Change is toggled on / off.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Program Change Switches

PROGRAM NUMBER DISPLAY / SELECTION MENU (*2)

Program Number Display [1] acts as a menu as well as a display to show the current Performance or Layer Patch program number depending on the currently set mode. You can quickly navigate to different banks of programs without having to click INC / DEC buttons like crazy.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Patch Dropdown Menu

In default status, this popup menu will display program numbers in different banks of programs. See image below.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Layer Patch Menu without Lib Control

But things get exciting when you toggle on LIB CONTROL [1] switch: You can now view currently active Patch / Performance Bank patches being listed on the menu and browse them directly from the main UI!

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Layer Patch Menu with Lib Control On

Check above for further details about the Library Control function.

BANK NUMBER DISPLAY / SELECTION MENU (*3)

Bank Number Display [1] acts as a menu as well as a display to show the active Layer Patch bank number. You can navigate to different banks based on your selected JP model.

If your model is set to JP-8000, bank menu does not have as many options as when JP-8080 is set as a current model. This is because JP-8080 has a lot bigger memory capacity than JP-8000.

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

When Request Data On Program Change [1] is toggle on, this popup menu will display bank numbers available to browse. See image below.

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JP-80×0 User Manual – Hardware Bank Selection

Like with Program Number Display, this menu will behave completely different when LIB CONTROL [1] is toggled on. You can now view all available Patch / Performance Banks located in Patches folder.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Layer Bank Select Menu with Lib Control On

PATCH / PERFORMANCE BROWSER

BROWSER [1] tab allows you to send, request, store and manipulate your patch and performance banks.

Double click any item to send it to currently active layer. Drag and drop patches from one slot to another and save your custom bank as you go. Rename patches directly in librarian view.

Read more about patch / performance librarian functions in its own section.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Patch Librarian

PATCH NAME DISPLAY

Patch Name Display [1] is activated only in Patch Mode [2]. Display will show you the current Layer [3] patch name. Click the name field to change the layer patch name. Layer data will be sent to the hardware after the name is changed or if it is changed at all.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Lower Layer Patch Name

NOTE #1: Renaming single patch from the “Control Display” does not change the name in the librarian. If you want to rename librarian items, check further down the manual for librarian functions.

PERFORMANCE NAME DISPLAY

Performance Name Display [1] is activated only in Performance Mode [2]. Display will show you the performance name. Click the name field to change the performance name. All performance data will be sent to the hardware after the name is changed or if it is changed at all.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Data Mode Toggle and Performance Name

NOTE #1: Renaming performance from the “Control Display” does not change the name in the librarian. If you want to rename librarian items, check further down the manual for librarian functions.

TOTAL RECALL

This is one of the best features we can think about our plug-in, total recall. It does what it says: recalls your saved session data from the plug-in user interface to your synthesizer, without the need of doing it manually! It is all automated, if you have the same MIDI device hooked into your setup as it was when saving the project.

It there are any trouble with the total recall, please check below for further instructions how to Push Data to HW manually.

Possible reasons for failure of total recall are:

1) Your MIDI interface is no longer in the system, or it is hooked into a different USB port.
2) Plug-in update does not fully support the previous version data package. There is a work-around for that as well, so be sure to check out our knowledge base for more details about that.

ABORT PROCESS

Cancel current request / writing task by clicking ABORT PROCESS button, if process is taking too long, or if you get constant Device ID checks while any data request is active.

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JP-80×0 User Manual – Abort Process in Librarian View

This same button appears next to plug-in control display when Librarian tab is not open.

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JP-80×0 User Manual – Abort Process in Main View

Abort Process button will disappear after plug-in has scanned Device IDs and if the request process has timed out.

PATCH / PERFORMANCE MODE SWITCH

Patches and single layer sound files whereas Performances include sound data from both layers and some extra settings too. You can toggle between Patches and Performances with the PATCH / PERF [1] button. Now this will have several effects in the plug-in user interface and how the plug-in behaves.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Data Mode Switch

  1. When in Performance mode;
    1. Program DEC and INC buttons will send program change commands to PERFORMANCE MIDI CH.
    2. Librarian will display Performance files found from the Patches folder.
    3. Bank Number Display menu will show options for different Performance request locations.
    4. Program Number Display menu will send program changes to PERFORMANCE MIDI CH.
  2. When in Patch mode;
    1. Program DEC and INC buttons will send program change commands to currently selected PANEL MIDI channel, i.e. LOWER MIDI CHANNEL.
    2. Librarian will display Patch files found from the Patches folder.
    3. Bank Number Display menu will show options for different Patch request locations.
    4. Program Number Display menu will send program changes to currently selected PANEL MIDI channel, i.e. LOWER MIDI CHANNEL.

VELOCITY ASSIGN LAYER

As you know, you can set Velocity sensitivity level / morphing level for almost every knob. To access these parameters, you need to click the Velocity Assign [1] button.

From this tab, you can choose the level of your Velocity / Morph amount for knobs which has orange [2] ring around the knob. This amount can be negative or positive. When the knob is at 12 o’clock, amount is 0. When you move the knob counterclockwise, you will apply negative amount of sensitivity and when you move the knob clockwise, you will apply positive amount of sensitivity. 

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Velocity Assign Layer

Learn more about Velocity Assign function from the Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080 User manual.

CONTROL / RIBBON ASSIGN LAYER

As you know, you can set Control sensitivity level / morphing level for almost every knob. To access these parameters, you need to click the Control Assign [1] button.

From this tab, you can choose the level of your Control / Morph amount for knobs which has orange [2] ring around the knob. This amount can be negative or positive. When the knob is at 12 o’clock, amount is 0. When you move the knob counterclockwise, you will apply negative amount of sensitivity and when you move the knob clockwise, you will apply positive amount of sensitivity.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Control Assign Layer

Learn more about Control / Ribbon Assign function from the Roland JP-8000 / JP-8080 User manual.

Loading patches between different models?

You can load patches and performances created on either model. When JP-8080 patches or performances are loaded to JP-8000, Unison, Distortion and some other features are not available in the JP-8000.

 

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