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

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v2.6.0 - 2020-March-17

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.

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

NOTE #2: 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.
  • [2] & [6] = Select previous PATCH or PERFORMANCE bank from the bank tree.
  • [3] & [7] = Display popup menu of PATCH or PERFORMANCE banks. Menu displays banks from data folder.
  • [4] & [8] = Select next PATCH or PERFORMANCE bank from the bank tree.
  • [5] = Discard Button which is used to reset librarian bank modifications
  • [9] = Toggle on Search function. Search results will be shown in the right data view.
  • [10] = Display PATCH or PERFORMANCE mode programs in the librarian window.
  • [11] = Store Data To dropdown menu, used to define where Patch or Performance data is written.
  • [12] = Request Data From dropdown menu, used to define which bank is requested to librarian.
  • [13] = Request Interval – Adjust request interval if you get time-out messages while requesting data.
  • [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 was explained earlier in the manual.
  • [17] = 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 part.
  • [18] = 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.
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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Patch Librarian Toggles

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

Send PATCH or PERFORMANCE to hardware

Double click with Mouse

Sending data from Librarian to hardware is quite 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.

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.

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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.

 

Plug-in Program Change

Changing librarian programs with DEC [1] or INC [2] buttons works too, but only when LIB CONTROL [3] is toggled on.

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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 15 will send patch from slot 27 to the hardware.

TIP #3: 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.

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

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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 + [2] to select between previous and next bank from the HDD. You can also select bank by clicking the bank name [3] 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.

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

TIP #4: 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 #5: You can also change bank from the main control display area if Librarian Control on Program Change is toggled on as mentioned earlier.

Librarian View

LIBRARIAN MODE [1] button allows users to toggle between Performance / Patch files in librarian view. Performances contains Upper and Lower Layer Patches, making it performance. You can also toggle the mode from the main user interface PATCH / PERFORMANCE [2] button to toggle between the modes.

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

When PATCH mode is chosen, you can load individual patches to upper or lower layer.

Save Part to Slot

With SAVE PART TO SLOT [1] you can quickly get data from the plug-in user interface to the librarian. Data will be put to an active librarian slot on left edit window. If right data view display is chosen, this function will not be available. Once the data is in the chosen librarian slot, you can then save the bank, rename the patch / performance or discard your changes.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Save Layer Data to Current Slot

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

Once you click SAVE PART TO SLOT [1] button, it will GET data from currently active part [2] to currently selected librarian slot [3].

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Data Saved From Lower Layer to Slot 12

Left list bank – / + and bank drop down menus are disabled, until changes are saved or if you DISCARD [1] to trash your changes.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Discard Button shown to indicate unsaved changes

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

Search Filter

You can search patches from the entire patch catalogue based on your search terms. Activate search function by clicking the magnifying glass [1].

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Search Option

Once Search icon is toggled on, search field [1] and case sensitive search [2] filter are shown.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Search Options

In order 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 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 by choosing different bank with – / + buttons or bank select drop down menu.

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

Request Interval

If under any case you run into a situation where our plug-in constantly scans for different Device IDs while it is requesting data from the hardware, it might be wise to increase the Request Interval [1] by next value.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Request and Write Interval

This could happen due to bad MIDI or bad driver for the specific MIDI interface.

You can experiment with the Request Interval setting yourself. What we have set as a default is good starting point.

Left Data View

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

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

Here is what you can do:

  • drag and drop data from right list slot to left list slot.
  • copy data from right list slot and paste the data to any of the left list slots.
  • rename any single patch or performance program in left list view.
  • 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.
  • drag and drop data from left list to left list.

 

Right Data View

Right [1] data list acts as a “source” & search results display area. What this means is that if there are on-going edits in the left list view, you can still browse right list to select different programs from different banks.

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JP-80×0 Editor User Manual – Right Data 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: 3 is OK – 1 and 2 are not going to work

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

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