Loading & saving data, and creating CDs
Types of data that can be saved
There are three ways to save data; you can write it into
internal memory, save it to media (internal hard disk,
internal CD‐R/RW, or a USB‐connected hard disk, CD‐
R/RW, or removable disk), or transmit it as a MIDI data
dump. You can also use WAVE files to create an audio
CD that can be played by CD players.
Writing to internal memory
The following types of data can be written into the
Programs 000–127 in banks INT‐A...F, USER‐A...G
Combinations 000–127 in banks INT‐A...G, USER‐
• Global settings
(Global P0: Basic–P3: Category Name)
• User wave sequence patterns
Banks INT: 000...149, Banks USER‐A...G: 00...31
• User drum kits
Banks INT: 00...39, Banks USER‐A...G: 00...15
• User template songs U00–U15
Song settings such as the song name and tempo,
track settings, KARMA, and effect settings can be
saved (written) to internal memory. However, the
musical data for song tracks and patterns are not
saved to internal memory. Furthermore, settings
that govern how the musical data is played back
such as "Meter," "Metronome," "PLAY/MUTE,"
"Track Play Loop (including Start/End measure),"
and RPPR settings will not be saved either. Use the
Sequencer mode page menu command "Save
Template Song" to write this data; for more
information, see "Save Template Song" on page 583
of the Parameter Guide.
RAM Multisamples and Samples must be saved to
and loaded from disk; they cannot be written into
This means that if you turn the power off and then
on once again, but do not re‐load the necessary
RAM Multisamples or Samples, any data that uses
such multisamples or samples will not sound as
intended. This can include Combinations,
Programs, Drum Kits, Wave Sequences, and
Data that you edit in Sequencer or Sampling mode
can only be saved to disk; it cannot be saved in
Saving to disk, CDs, and USB media
The following data can be saved to various types of
• .PCG file:
Programs, combinations, global settings, drum kits,
and wave sequences (The data that was checked in
the check boxes of the Save dialog box will be
• .SNG file:
Song and region data.
• .KSC, .KMP, .KSF files:
Lists of sample and multisamples (.KSC file),
multisamples (.KMP file), samples (.KSF file).
• .KFX file:
Effect preset data.
• .MID file:
Saves a Sequencer mode song in Standard MIDI
File (SMF) format.
• .EXL file:
System exclusive data from an external device that
was saved on the OASYS (This allows the OASYS
to be used as a data filer.)
• .WAV and .AIF files:
A sample you recorded can be exported (written) as
a WAVE file or AIFF file.
• .KCD file:
These are track lists for audio CDs.
MIDI data dump
The following types of data can be transmitted as a
MIDI data dump and saved on an external data filer or
• Programs, combinations, global settings, drum kits,
and wave sequences
For more information, see "Dump Program" on
page 742 of the Parameter Guide.
About preloaded data and preset data
"Preloaded data" refers to the data that is loaded in the
OASYS when it is shipped from the factory. You are
free to rewrite this data, and with the exception of the
demo songs, the data will be written to the location
listed in "Writing to internal memory." All of this data
is stored in the internal hard disk.
• Program banks INT‐A, B, C, D, E (HD‐1 program):
000–127, INT‐F, USER‐F (EXi program): 000–127
• Combination banks INT‐A, B, C: 000–127
• Drum kit banks INT: 00–39