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Basic Overview of Sound Selection

Question:
What is the basic procedure for navigating the SP2 Sound Select menu?

Answer:

Basic Procedure

You have two rows of 8 buttons on the right hand side, grouped together and named Sound Select:

-The upper 8 buttons are used to select the desired category of instrument (ie Pianos, Strings, Organs etc)

-The lower 8 buttons are used to make selections within each of the 8 categories. There are 8 choices per category.

So (8 categories) x (8 choices within each category) = 64 total sound selections available in the whole unit.

The process to select any one of the 64 is pretty simple:

  1. Press desired sound category from the top row
  2. Press the desired sound within that category for the 8 choices in the 2nd row

Examples

It would help to refer to pg. 3-6 in the owner's manual as there is a table there showing all 64 sounds, in their 8x8 layout.

If you wanted to select the "Concert Grand" sound:

  1. from the top row, press PIANO
  2. from the bottom row, press the 4th button from the left (labeled "9")**
    On screen the number "4" will be displayed indicating sound 4 in the list as seen in the table on pg. 3-6.

** Don't let the button labels in the bottom row throw you. As these same buttons are used for data entry input in other modes of the machine, they are numbered straight 1-9, then 0 (plus a few other functions), starting in the top row continuing through the bottom row. But for sound selection these numbers are not relevant or used here. The button NAME in the top row and the button position in the bottom row (counting from left to right) are the keys to grasp.

Let's try another example. If you wanted to next select "ProgRocker'sB":

  1. from the top row, press Organ/Clav
  2. from the bottom row, press the 5th button from the left (aka "0")
    On screen the number "21" will be displayed indicating sound 21 in the list as seen in the table on pg. 3-6.

TIP: if you are selecting a new sound from the SAME category, there is no need to re-select the same category you are already in. In such an instance simply select a new lower-row button. You only need to press a top-row button when changing categories.


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