Snapshot Buttons

The push buttons in the snapshot area issue commands to the program that operate on items in the snapshot. Sometimes some of the buttons are disabled. This is because some of them need a certain number of items selected, or the items need to be a certain type, or both.

These buttons work on the snapshot items only, not the library items - don't try to select a library item and click the Edit Item button to edit it, it won't work! Double-click the library item to copy it into the snapshot. Remember, only the first seven snapshot items can be edited. See Editable Items for a full explanation.

Edit Item

This will bring up the editor for the selected item. If the item is a bank item, then a program change is sent to the TX81Z (which it may or may not receive - see Program Change Switch), and the item is copied into the one of the edit buffers within the program. See Edit Buffers for more about that.

If nothing in the snapshot is selected, or more than one snapshot item is selected, then this button will be disabled.

Transmit Program Change

This will just send a program change to the TX81Z that will change it to the currently selected bank item.

If a bank item is not selected, then this button will be disabled.

Add To Lib 1
Add To Lib 2

This will copy all of the currently selected items into a library. If any of the items already exist in the library, then they are not copied and a window will pop up to tell you this. TODO: As of this writing, there is no way to find out which items are duplicates, though.

If there are no snapshot items selected, then these buttons will be disabled.

Bundle To Lib 1
Bundle To Lib 2

These buttons will create performance bundles from the currently selected performances and add them to a library. See Performance Bundles for more information on bundles.

If there is nothing selected, or there is anything selected besides performances, then these buttons will be disabled.

Copy Items From Lib

This button copies items from a library into the snapshot. It will be disabled most of time. To enable the button, you have to fulfill three conditions:

  1. There must be items selected in both the snapshot and one of the libraries.

  2. The same number of items must be selected in both.

  3. If there is more than one type of item selected, the same number of items of each type must be selected in the snapshot and the library.

    For example, if you want to copy two voices and two performances from a library, then you must select exactly two voices and two performances in both the snapshot and the library you want to copy them from, otherwise the Copy Items From Lib button will remain disabled.

The relative positions of the items are preserved when items are copied. In other words, once they are copied into the snapshot, they will be in the same order as they were in the library.

VMEMs are voices, and can be copied into the VCED or any of the memory slots in the user bank (I01..I32). PMEMs are performances and can be copied into the PCED or one of the perforance slots (PF01..PF24).

Note that items are not transmitted to the unit when you copy them into the snapshot. You have to transmit them separately with the Transmit Selected Items or Transmit Snapshot Data button.

Retrieve Selected Items
Transmit Selected Items

These buttons will retrieve or transmit the items that are selected in the snapshot from or to the TX81Z unit.

If you use one of these buttons to transfer a bank item, the entire bank will be sent or transmitted. The TX81Z can't receive or transmit one item if it's part of a bank, so be careful.

Store Item

This button will be disabled unless one of the edit buffers is selected. This function stores the edit buffer in the TX81Z, and copies it into the corresponding position in the snapshot. When you click this button a dialog box will pop up to ask you which memory slot you want to store the voice in.

Click the memory number and click OK to store it. Click Cancel if you change your mind.

The FX, PC, MTO, MTF, and SYS can't be stored, since they don't have edit buffers associated with them (or memory banks, depending on how you want to look at it).

It's very important that you have the TX81Z configured to accept program changes. The storing function needs to send a program change to the unit so it can store the patch in the right place.

It's also very important for the program to be able to receive incoming data from the unit to store patches. If you have things set up so that you only have the computer transmitting to the unit and not receiving, then you should not store patches or performances within the program, but do it from the front panel.

Retrieve Snapshot Data
Transmit Snapshot Data

These two buttons bring up a dialog box to ask you what you want to retrieve or transmit to the unit.

Check which items you want to retrieve or transmit. The Check All and Clear All buttons check or clear all of the check boxes. Nothing will be sent or retrieved until you click OK when some check boxes are checked.