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Using A USB Memory Stick
My band have decided that they want to use 4 different set lists for various gig functions. Is there any way that i can just plug an adapter extension USB into the G70 via the USB socket and load set programs from there.
I can't afford the expense of a new lap top to make this happen and floppies went out with the ark.
I will appreciate all / any help on this matter.
You can load separate UPS files into the G70 from the pool of UPG files. Why the need to load them in from an external source?
How many entries is each Set List?
If you are running out of room in the Internal memory, you simply need to get a card for the rear slot to dramatically increase the amount of room you have for UPG and UPS files. I used to have a 1GB and a 512MB card for my G70's, and because the G70 doesn't have any audio capabilities, found that it was MORE than enough for multiple bands and playing situations...
If that is insufficient, try to run it in the compatibility mode for Windows 7.
You did not say which error you got when using the Flashcards.
You need to format those on the G-70 Arranger and not on PC.
B.T.W. you can not use an usb memory stick on the Roland G-70.
The most common one is that you may have moved files around using a computer (transfer from Internal to Card, e.g.) and the Database has got confused.
It is VERY important to leave files where they are unless you use a G70 Database program, otherwise the G70 gets confused. Essentially, the G70 does not keep track of the files' names (like a computer does) it simply keeps track of the location those files should be. Move them without somehow updating the DB, and the G70 gives you the dreaded 'File not found' message..!
One other possible cause for an error message is not formatting the Cards in the G70 itself. Did you simply put the card in the G70 without doing this step?
There are a few articles in the old forum legacy section about managing your data. In essence, it recommends, once you have a decent size Card in the back, that ALL User data (styles, SMF's, UPG's and UPS's) reside on that one card. That way, a) the DB cannot get confused by things moving about, and b) backup of your ENTIRE User data is a simple matter of copying the Card wholesale to your computer.
I know it gets a bit complicated, but I strongly recommend you read up on these memory and data management articles.
While the G70 is still an excellent arranger, it has a far more complicated data system compared to the BK series and EA-7. Fortunately, Roland learned that direct access to the stick and putting ALL data on the one source is by far the best way to go. Something that, so far, even the top competition has yet to learn. Roland's system of EVERYTHING residing on the USB stick with instant access to all is something the rest of the industry really needs to adopt.