As an alternative to creating Styles on Pa300, you can import a
Standard MIDI Files (SMF) from your computer to a Pa300's
Style. See "Import: Import SMF" on page 221 and "Export SMF"
on page 224.
Entering the Style/Pad Record mode
While in the Style Play operating mode, press the RECORD but-
ton. The following page will appear in the display:
You can edit Factory Styles or Pads, assuming the status of the
"Factory Style and Pad Protect" parameter in the Global > Mode
Preferences > Media page is set to Off (see page 154)
Select Record/Edit Current Style to edit the current Style.
Select Record New Style to start from a new, empty Style.
Default Style Settings will be recalled. When finished
recording, you will save the new Style onto a Favorite or
User Style location. (Styles may also be saved onto Factory
Style locations only when the "Factory Style and Pad Pro-
tect" parameter is set to Off).
Select Record/Edit Pad to select an existing Pad to edit.
Select Record New Pad to start from a new, empty Pad.
When finished recording, you will save the new Pad into a
User Pad location. (Pads can be saved into Factory Pad
locations only when the "Factory Style and Pad Protect"
parameter is set to Off).
After having edited the Style or Pad, please save it (see "Exit by
saving or deleting changes" below) and exit the Style/Pad Record
Then, edit the Style or Pad track settings.
• With a Style: Go to the Style Play mode, edit the Style Settings
to adjust track settings (Tempo, Volume, Pan, FX Send... see
page 95 and following in the "Style Play" chapter) and save it by
selecting the "Write Current Style Settings" from the page menu
(see "Write Current Style Settings dialog box" on page 109).
• With a Pad: Go to the Pad page of the Style Play or Song Play
mode, assign the new Hit or Sequence to a Pad button, and
adjust the various Pad settings (Volume, Pan, and FX Send... see
"Pads: Pad" on page 106). Finally, save the Pad settings by select-
ing the "Write Current Style Settings" command from the page
Note: After a record or edit operation, the memory is automati-
cally reorganized. Therefore, when you press START/STOP there is
a delay before you can actually listen to the Style. This delay is
higher with a Style containing more MIDI events.
Note: While in Record mode, the footswitch is disabled. On the
contrary, volume/expression-type pedals can be used.
Exit by saving or deleting changes
When finished editing, you can save your Style or Pad in mem-
ory, or abort any change.
• To save changes, select the "Write Style/Pad" command from
the page menu (see "Write Style/Pad dialog box" on page 226).
• To abort all changes, select the "Exit from Record" command
from the page menu, or press the RECORD button, to exit from
record and return to the main page of the Style Play mode.
Hint: Save often while recording, to avoid accidentally losing your
changes to the Style/Pad.
Listening to the Style while in Edit mode
While you are in Style/Pad Record mode, you can listen to the
selected Chord Variation or to the whole Style or Pad, depending
on the page you are in.
To select a Chord Variation, go to the Main page of the Record/
Edit mode. For more details, see "Element (Style Element)" and
"Chord Var (Chord Variation)" on page 198.
When you are in the Main, Event Edit, Quantize, Transpose,
Velocity, or Delete pages, you can listen to the selected Chord
Variation. Press START/STOP to check how it works. Press
START/STOP again to stop the playback.
When you are in the Sounds/Expression, Keyboard Range,
Chord Table, Trigger/Tension, Delete All, Copy, Style/Pad
Element Controls or Style/Pad Control pages, you can lis-
ten to the whole Style or Pad. Press START/STOP and play
some chords to do your tests. Select any Style/Pad Element
using the control panel buttons (VARIATION 1-4, INTRO
1-3, AUTO FILL, BREAK, ENDING 1-3). Press START/
STOP again to stop the playback.
When you are in the Guitar Mode page, you can listen to the
pattern you are programming, played in the selected Key.
Note: When entering Style Record mode, the Chord Recognition
mode changes according to the mode that was selected while in
Style Play mode. For a chord to be recognized, a minimum of three
notes must be played.
Chord Recognition Mode
Style Play mode
Style Record mode
Note: In this mode, the pattern is always played back in loop, even
if the "Pad Type" parameter is set to "One Shot" (see page 219).