PCG BANKS MANAGEMENT
Triton PCG Manager is a powerful organizational tool of Triton 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 Triton and/or the Editor. This feature is an important safeguard to accidental overwriting of unsaved loaded programs in Triton 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 Triton. This Management function is complementary to the Triton 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.
Triton PCG Manager is accessed when in Program or Combi Modes only. From File drop down menu select Triton 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 Program, Combi, Drum Kit and Pattern files or Editor banks individually by selecting from associated tool menu button and selecting Load to PCG Bank from their respective menu.
Global settings can be Inserted as well from tool bar button . Select option from dropdown menu.
After loading the data from the selected source to Triton 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.
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.
NOTE: The individual programs cannot be renamed within the PCG Manager by double clicking and retyping the name as can be done in Triton Bank Manager.
TRANSMITTING DATA TO TRITON
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 Triton through the PCG dropdown menu . The PCG Manager allows for the newly loaded programs to be then saved as PCG files.
NOTE: Rename the file to be saved if it is important to save originally loaded PCG file. Saving modified PCG banks will overwrite the existing banks in original file.
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
When Send To is selected from any of the dropdown menus 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 Triton as well.
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 Triton has to be slowed down for Triton to process the incoming data. In Tri-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 Triton's LCD, interval time should be increased.
Sync to Triton option ensures correct transmission but is much slower since Tri-EditPro has to wait for "received complete" signal from Triton before sending another data dump.