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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9....

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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1481
How do assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9 in settings ?....secondly
what would be the most common & practical choices regarding the 4 buttons during playing..etc...

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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1482
The beauty of them is, basically, what do you NEED? Everybody's needs are different...

One of my main uses is the UPR1/2 switch. My RH gets kinda busy, it's nice to have a way to change sounds in the RH while still playing.

Another favorite is the SN Ac Guitar harmonics.

Fade outs are cool, with the bonus that, if you are using the mic in for your voice, that gets faded too!

For country songs with the occasional half bar fill in, the SW is handy. And, seeing as Roland have for decades refused to implement a proper Break/Fill :whistle: , assigning a SW to Break allows you to hit it just after the 'one', and then pop over to the Variation buttons (with auto fill ON) and hit one on the 'three' or the 'four'. Not perfect, but better than nothing! I do wish that, if you did that, only the drums and bass would play in the fill, but whatever...

BTW, if you use the BK-9 to DJ on the breaks, the Audio XFade allows you to navigate between break music folders, select the next track, and crossfade between them. Very slick. Be nice if it did it when changing Performances changed the MP3, and it might be better if you could set the fade time (it's a bit slow at times) but you can't have everything, I guess!

You also can decide whether you want a set of four SW's that 'hold' between Performances so you always have the same layout, or use the Performance to store them per song. I prefer the latter...

p.132 in the manual details how you assign them...

Bottom line, as everyone plays a bit differently, there really is no one hard and fast set of assignments that makes sense to everyone. Analyze your needs and wants, and see if the SW's can fill them.
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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1483
Diki excellent info just what I was looking for...Thanx
...now I can get started with setting up these buttons for my needs when I'm playing my BK9.
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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1484
Thanks.

Don't forget about your extra Pedal Control pedal input as well. If you don't have an FC-7 (or even if you do!), there's a ton of stuff that this can do, all hands-free.

If you play a lot of B3 stuff, putting the Leslie Slow/Fast to this makes life easy.

If you do a very regimented show, placing the Performances in order that you need and using the pedal to Perf. Next can step you through it hands free. Or set up Performances for each change you need per song in order, and simply hand select the first Performance, then use the foot switch.

Need the Break/Mute hands free..? Here you go! Or Bass Inv, Portamento on/off, whatever.

Main thing you need to remember is, unlike the assign SW's, this setting is Global, not per Performance. So make sure you need it a LOT!

And don't forget about that D-Beam too! I am particularly fond of using this for muting Parts in styles. In combination with the Track Mute button on the right side, it can offer a lot of variety in your accompaniment.
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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1485
Diki again thanx appreciate all the great information...
I am diligently working on implementing the suggestions to suit my needs on the BK9 a few I never even thought of also!!
Really enjoying playing it & finding new things......great keyboard.

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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1486
Hi Diki....please excuse my ignorance..after almost an hour of reading pg 132 and instructions I am still a bit confused as to how to easily set up each of the 4 buttons to what I want them to do......could you briefly go thru the step by step procedure to assign the buttons....once I understand the procedure I'll be able to continue...
I must be missing something with regarding MFX, & S1 S2 S3 S4...Thanx
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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1487
Are you skipping saving the Performance?

Menu>Performance Edit>Assign Switches>[Select switch>set function (repeat for all four)]>Write Performance

If you want the one assignment to use for all Performances (not my choice, but you may feel the need for a stock setup), go to Global>Performance Hold>Assign Switches>Save Global.

What has any of this to do with the MFX?
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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1488
"p.132 in the manual details how you assign them...'Hi Diki....this is what was confusing me,...
this page talks about MFX thought it was part of it......

"If you want the one assignment to use for all Performances (not my choice,
but you may feel the need for a stock setup), go to Global>Performance Hold>Assign Switches>Save Global."


For now one global assignment for all 4 buttons will fit MY needs to a degree.....
later on I see how you can get fancy using different assignments for each performance songs etc,..

also is there an assignment for let's say a song like Old time Rock & Roll where in the middle you can just push a S-button to shut off all style parts
and leave the drums on...and bring all parts back?

Thanx so much for the instruction.....I'll try implementing it asap.

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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #1511
Aha..! I'm referring to the PDF e-manual, possibly the paper one is numbered differently. But look in the index for Assign Switches, it will point you to the correct place. Indexes are your friends!

You will see that no, there are no Part Mute options for the As. SW's. Either the D-Beam (for the LH) or the Track Mute button (for the RH) are best here.
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How to assign S1, S2, S3, S4, buttons on BK9.... #2876
ok Diki....NOW I am going in the right direction!!......all this info is pertinent to most of my needs...

Thank you and happy Holidays to you and yours!
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