What is the best way to organize and quickly recall my favorite Programs/Setups?
You have several options for corralling and retrieving your favorite Programs and Setups in the PC3LE, but Quick Access Mode (chpt 8 in the PC3LE Musician's Guide) is generally ideal for this, and is especially well-suited for live performance.
With QA Mode, you can "bookmark" up to 10 "favorites" (programs and/or setups) that can be viewed and immediately accessed from one comprehensive screen at the touch of a button.
Each group of 10 entries is referred to as a "QA Bank" and can be named for easy identification. The PC3LE comes equipped with numerous factory QA Banks to get you started but of course the real power comes in assembling your own (more on that below).
Press the front-panel "Q Access" Mode button you will see something like:
There are two front-panel methods for selecting a desired QA Bank:
The designated bank is selected, and you return to the Quick Access mode page.
TIP: switching QA Banks does not itself activate a new Program/Setup. This permits "surfing" to the next Program/Setup without interrupting the selection currently being performed (and sounding).
Once you have selected the desired QA Bank, you can then select any of the 10 on-screen entries using various methods:
Creating your own QA bank starts with editing an existing bank.
To start from an empty template select "QA Bank 99 Basic QA Bank":
To fill each QA Entry:
Note the current "Entry" counter displayed in the top-right corner which reflects the currently selected Entry slot.
The highlighted selection on the left is this slot's current occupant ("None" to start with in our ex.)
The list on the left displays either all Programs -or- all Setups currently in memory (both factory and user).
In our example here we have assigned Setup #41 to Entry 1.
The standard save dialog appears allowing you to designate a location to save to, name the Bank, etc.:
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