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Quick Access Mode - an Overview

Question:
What is the best way to organize and quickly recall my favorite Programs/Setups?

Answer:

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).

Selecting QA Banks

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:

  • Use the Chan/Zone buttons (left of the display) to scroll through banks (up/down) sequentially.

  • Use the bank selection shortcut: press the +/- or Clear button on the alphanumeric pad, and you'll be prompted to enter a bank number. Type the desired number on the alphanumeric pad, then press Enter (or scroll to your selection with the data wheel). Press OK.

    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).

Selecting QA Entries

Once you have selected the desired QA Bank, you can then select any of the 10 on-screen entries using various methods:

  • Numeric Keypad: You will note, the layout of the entries on screen match the numeric keypad layout one-for-one. In other words pressing "1" selects the entry in the upper left had corner of the screen. Pressing the "9" selects the entry in the lower right hand corner, and so forth. This makes for very fast and intuitive selection.

  • Cursor Keys, Data Wheel, +/- Buttons: usual data input methods can all be used to move about the screen up/dn, left/right.

Editing/Creating QA Banks

Creating your own QA bank starts with editing an existing bank.

To start from an empty template select "QA Bank 99 Basic QA Bank":

Press EDIT:

To fill each QA Entry:

  1. Using the Chan/Layer buttons, select the Entry slot to fill.
  2. 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.)

  3. Push the TYPE soft button to toggle the selection list to display "Programs" or "Setups" as needed.
  4. The list on the left displays either all Programs -or- all Setups currently in memory (both factory and user).

  5. Using the Alpha Wheel, -/+ buttons, or alphanumeric keypad select the desired Program/Setup.
  6. In our example here we have assigned Setup #41 to Entry 1.

  7. Go back to step 1 and repeat, as needed, for all 10 Entries.

  8. Press SAVE when finished:
  9. The standard save dialog appears allowing you to designate a location to save to, name the Bank, etc.:


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