I got two well made videos from the shop, one showing the installation of the User Program,Over and above anything first you need to have the EXPANSION that contains the sounds first. Sets and UPG's (User Programs) are separate and can be installed in either order.
Fast question... doesn't the place you bought them from offer any install instructions?
That should read " I did Not order any sounds Expansion"I got two well made videos from the shop, one showing the installation of the User Program,
The other the installation of the Set.
I think I'm missing a link somewhere along the line and I just wanted to be sure about the order in which I install the two files.
I did order any sound Expansions.
The Set is made up of existing accordion sounds in the instrument programmed to give nice musette sounds , some with electric bass and chords.
I will upload the YouTube demos later
Thank you JMJust a little more info on what JerryPH said. I have purchased the RIchard Noel User Program Banks. They are $150.00. They may seem expensive, but it's the best money I've spent in a long time--a great value. The first thing he has you do is read your opening screen when you turn on the 8X to see what is in your 4 expansion slots. My 8X had Alpine, Dallape, and AccOrchestra. My fourth slot was empty. Richard sent me the Balkan sounds to load in the 4th expansion slot. Based on the expansion slots, he sends you 32 User Program Banks (14 Programs in each bank). With all four expansion slots I have 304 orchestral sounds to choose from. His 32 Banks uses many of these orchestral sounds. His instructions for how to load the Expansion slot and all of his 32 program Banks is extremely detailed-very well written. What I like, is using Roland's PC Editor. I can modify his programs and "fine tune" any program to my liking. I have set my 14 registration switches to my favorites (several Accordion sounds, Piano, Vibraphone, Clarinet, Clean Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, and several Hammond Organ Drawbar settings that I created). Any of these I have available instantly at the press of one of the 14 register switches.
P.S. Richard's Program banks are available at www.noelaccordion.com Once you at his website, select "Digital Accordionist Page"
I sure appreciate the solid information that you post on the 8X on this forum ( I finally got my bellows to where my tone expression/comfort level of bellows pressure is where I like it after I read a recent post of yours). You got me to "first base" and I could do a little "trimming in" to what I liked. I didn't know where to start with a range on the bellows resistance of -64 -> +64. I had my resistance at +64 and the curve at X-Heavy. It was was too "tight"/sensitive for me.Here is a little tidbit of info... the order in which the expansions are installed is also not critical.
I currently have installed:
1 – Alpine
2 – Dallape
3 – AccOrchestra
4 – Balkan
If I reverse or randomize the order, all my sets and UPG's continue to work well. It's like the code references the name of the expansion and not the number of the slot that the expansion is located in.
It's just time, like most people, my knowledge is a combination of general combined with a focus on what my needs are. Richard Noel... a special guy for sure, he was out there programming and selling his sets back when it was a black art and there were no computer editors made by Roland, and shortly around the time the FR-7x was released.back in (I believe) 2010-2011.You sure know the "Inside & outs" of the 8X. There is one other fellow, that I have communicated with, that has impressed me with his knowledge on programming of the 8X, and that's Richard Noel.
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