Loading & saving data, and creating CDs
Saving to disks, CDs, and USB media
For details on the data that can be saved on storage
media. (See "Types of data that can be saved" on
Song data and region data in the OASYS's
Sequencer mode, as well as multisamples and
samples cannot be written into internal memory.
This data will disappear when the power is turned
off. In order to keep this data, you must write it to
the internal hard disk, to CD media in the internal
CD‐R/RW drive, or to an external USB storage
media (hard disks, flash media, etc. When you've
come up with settings you like, it's a good idea to
save them, so that even if you subsequently edit
those settings, you'll always be able to reload the
previous settings if desired.
Types of media you can use
Internal hard disk
The internal hard disk uses the Linux Ext3 format.
Internal CD-R/RW drive
OASYS supports three CD‐R/RW formats: UDF, CD‐
DA (audio CDs) and ISO9660 (level 1).
Standard saving and loading from the CD‐R/RW drive
uses the UDF format, which allows you to treat CDs
much as you would a hard drive. For more
information, see "CD‐R/RW disks on the OASYS: UDF
and packet‐writing" on page 1086 of the Parameter
You can load data from ISO9660 (level1) discs, but
OASYS does not write directly to ISO9660 format. You
can, however, convert a UDF‐formatted CD‐R/RW to
ISO9660 format, for easier loading on other systems.
For more information, see "Convert to ISO9660
Format" on page 783 of the Parameter Guide.
Finally, you can sample audio from CD‐DA (audio CD)
discs, and can also record your own music to audio
CDs. For more information, see "Ripping – P5: Audio
CD" on page 143, and "Creating audio CDs" on
External USB storage media
• Hard disks
• Removable disks
Hard disks and removable disks in MS‐DOS format
FAT16 or FAT32 are supported.
FAT32: up to 2 terabytes = 2,000 Gigabytes (GB)
FAT16: up to 4 GB
With external USB CD‐R/RW devices, you can use
the same formats as with the Internal CD‐R/RW
drive, as described above.
• Floppy disks
MS‐DOS format 3.5 inch 2HD and 2DD floppy
disks can be used. The formatted capacity of the
floppy disks will be 1.44 MB (18 sectors/track) for
2HD, and 720 KB (9 sectors/track) for 2DD.
These types of media are not included. You will
need to purchase them separately.
This section explains how to make the OASYS
recognize media so that data can be saved on it.
Setup for saving data on the internal hard disk
1. Press the MODE DISK switch to enter Disk mode.
2. Use Drive Select to select HDD: INTERNAL HD.
Setup for saving data on CD-R/RW media in the
internal CD-R/RW drive
1. Insert CD‐R/RW media in the drive. Be sure to
read "CD‐R/RW handling" on page ii for details
on proper handling procedures.
2. In order to save data on a disc, you'll need to
format it first. For more information, see
"Formatting media" on page 176.
3. Press the MODE DISK switch to enter Disk mode.
4. Use Drive Select to select CDD.
Setup for using a USB device
1. Use a USB cable to connect the USB 2.0 connector
of the OASYS to the USB connector of your USB
device (hard disk, removable disk, CD‐R/RW).
Note: The OASYS's USB 2.0 connectors support hot‐
plugging; you can connect or disconnect the USB cable
while the power is on. However in order to do so, your
USB device must also support hot‐plugging.
2. Turn on the power.
3. If you are using a USB hard disk, removable disk,
or CD‐R/RW drive, turn on the power of your USB
device and use a USB cable to connect it to the
OASYS's USB 2.0 connector.
Note: The above step assumes that your USB device
supports hot‐plugging. If you are using a device that
does not support hot‐plugging, connect it with the
power turned off. Then turn on the power.
While the OASYS is accessing the USB device, do
not connect another USB device or disconnect the
connected device. Doing so may damage your data.