Re: FLASH RAM Help
Posted by Chris on December 27, 1998 at 17:00:57:
In Reply to: FLASH RAM Help posted by Tom Sullivan on December 26, 1998 at 20:44:39:
These are some infos about the two types of cards, Flash RAM and SRAM cards:
1. SRAM can hold Everything: Samples, banks with sounds and sequenses
2. SRAM is very expensive so we don't want it for samples and we use it only
for sounds (8 MB Flash RAM cost 90$ and 8 MB SRAM cost 500$!!)
3. So we buy only 256KB or 512KB SRAm card with cost about 50-60$ and use it only for Banks of patches.
4. In 256KB SRAM card we put 4 Banks(=4X128 programs+4X100 mixes, In 512KB card
we put 8 Banks
5. We can save edited sounds from synth in an SRAM card with STORE button
and also you can load banks from SoundBridge in an SRAM card.
6.Flash RAM is cheap (8MB 90$).
7.You can't add things but only load from the beginning. (even if you have a
200 KB sample in it and the other 7.800 KB are empty, you can't add samples from Soundbridge because FLASH card need formating every time you want to load anything on it)
8.You can load things in FLASH card only from Sound Bridge and this could be: 1(only one) bank (128p+100m)+50 mid files type 0 (means 1 up to 50)+Samples.
9.If you try to save a patch or bank from synth to Flash card, you will see a
message "card is read only".
10. YOU NEED 70 MIN TO LOAD 8 MB DATA TO FLASH CARD WITH MIDI IN/OUT
11. WITH SERIAL CABLE YOU NEED ABOUT 30 MIN.
I must tell you that some times is boring. But if you need small samples
like drums or others about 500KB or 1 MB its not big problem.
In a few words:
1. You can save bank(s) from synth into SRAM card but you can't do this with FLASH card (FLASH card is read only).
2. You can load bank(s) from Sound Bridge into SRAM card. Also you can load from Sound Bridge into FLASH card but ONLY ONE bank.
3. You can load to synth's User bank from SRAM card and you can do the same with the bank in a FLASH card.