How can I get a PC3/PC3LE/PC3K/X-Pro sequence into an external sequencer?
The easiest approach is to save your sequence as a SMF (Standard MIDI File - .MID) and then import that into your external sequencer/DAW.
SMF can be exported directly over USB to your computer or to xD Card (PC3/X-Pro) or USB Thumb Drive (PC3A/K/LE).
To Export directly over USB:
Connect a USB cable now between your unit's USB "Computer" port and your Computer.
To Export to xD or Thumb Drive:
On the PC3 you will see:
The .MID file will then get saved to the your selected destination (confirmed by a brief message on screen).
Direct USBDrv Users: The file you just created is can now be found inside the temporary USB Drive/Window on your computer desktop. The file(s) now needs to be copied to your computer's permanent drive for long term storage. It is critical you copy your data out of the temporary desktop drive onto your desktop (or wherever you want to keep the files) before you exit Storage mode on the PC3 as when you exit Storage (following a warning prompt mentioning the same) the files in the temp USB drive will be erased.
xD Card users: to get this SMF into another sequencer, let's say a computer based DAW for ex., you may also need an xD-USB drive (sold separately, wherever computer peripherals are sold). You can then take the xD card from your PC3, insert it into the xD-USB drive attached to your computer and copy the files as needed.
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