PCG BANKS MANAGEMENT
Karma PCG Manager is a powerful organizational tool of Karma Edit Pro. PCG files can be organized and saved in a form that is most efficient for the user. The PCG Manager can be used to organize or check on the state of the loaded banks before opting to send the data to Karma and/or the Editor. This feature is an important safeguard to accidental overwriting of unsaved loaded programs in Karma RAM. The user can essentially pick and choose the desired programs from a PCG bank and send only those that are needed to the editor Banks and/or Karma. This Management function is complementary to the Karma Bank Manager.
The user can load an Editor bank into one of the PCG banks, cut and paste programs into this loaded bank and then send it back out to the Editor when satisfied.
Karma PCG Manager is accessed when in Program or Combi Modes only. From File drop down menu select Karma Banks Manager .
Once in the PCG Manager window the user loads data in two ways. Select Load PCG File from in PCG menu . These are saved with .pcg extension.
As indicated earlier, data can also be loaded from PCG menu but also from tool menu button and selecting Load from File the drop down menu .
Note: Global settings can be inserted as well from tool bar button .
After loading the data from the selected source to Karma PCG Manager the bank is selected by clicking one of the tool bar buttons causing the Manager to load the Program and Combi bank list for use (circled example next image.)
Individual programs can be copied and pasted between Program Banks. By example, if you have selected Bank A (as in image above) you can right click on "BD Grand Concert," select Copy by right clicking, then change banks by left clicking on , this loads into the Program Bank list all of PCG Bank B, by right clicking on a list member and selecting Paste you will over write the program in A with "BD Grand Concert" from A.
User can also paste the copied program into a bank in Editor by right clicking in list menu and selecting paste. In the example below the program in Bank A "Marcato Str Orch" is being overwritten with Paste by BD Grand Concert.
Note: you can NOT copy and paste between Program Bank and Combination Bank list.
In Program (Play) Mode the user can toggle between Auto Program Audition feature ON/OFF . The program selected is automatically available in Editor for use. It is only available in Program (PLAY) Mode.
TRANSMITTING DATA TO Karma
When all desired work is finished on the banks PCG Manager allows for all of the work to be sent to Sound Editor and/or Karma.
The individual banks can be saved as stand alone files when Save As, Save PCG Bank ... As or Save is selected from any of the dropdown menus associated with the following buttons (with the obvious exception of the PCG button.)
When Send To is selected from any of the dropdown menus (exception PCG) associated with the same buttons the program sends the selected reorganized bank to the Editor and then prompts the user with a pop up window as to weather the data should be sent to Karma as well ( The image below uses Program as example - Global send direct without setting up the next window discussed: Transmit.)
If Ok is selected the program will prompt for user to Set Intervals for transfer for Programs, Combinations, Drum Kits and Patterns .
The bank data Transmission to Karma has to be slowed down for Karma to process the incoming data. In Karma-EditPro long transmission time can be optimized by setting time intervals between dumps. Default values were tested and should work correctly. In case, when at the end of the transmission you see "Midi Receive Error" displayed on Karma's LCD, interval time should be increased.
Sync to Karma option ensures correct transmission but is much slower since Karma-EditPro has to wait for "received complete" signal from Karma before sending another data dump.