Q.The samples that were loaded in the SP-404’s memory when it was new are no longer there. How can I reload them?

A.The SP-404 comes with factory-loaded samples in Sample Bank A and Sample Bank B (Pads 1 and 2). Once they are erased, they cannot be re-loaded unless they have been backed up to an optional CompactFlash memory card beforehand.

If you wish to keep the factory-loaded samples, you should obtain a CompactFlash card and save the samples on it as backup data before erasing them from the SP-404’s internal memory.

The SP-404 can save backup data (all internal data, including sample banks and pattern banks) on a memory card. Up to twelve sets of backup data can be saved.

    Procedure for saving backup data:
  1. Insert a CompactFlash card into the SP-404’s Memory Card slot.
    (You’ll need to format the card if it has not been used with the SP-404 before.)
    You can use a memory card that currently has SP-404 backup data on it as long as it has a free backup destination.
  2. While holding [CANCEL], press one of the BANK [C/G] - [F/J] buttons.
    "SAV" appears in the SP-404’s display. Blinking pads will indicate the available backup destinations.
  3. Press a blinking pad to select the desired backup destination.
    The selected pad will light solid, the other pads will stop blinking, and [REC] will blink.
    (If you wish to cancel the backup procedure, press [CANCEL].)
  4. Press [REC] so it lights solid.
    The dot (.) in the display will blink while the data backup is stored to the card. When the data backup is finished, the blinking will stop.

    Note:
    To prevent damage to the memory card or the backup data contained on it, never turn off the power while the data backup is being stored to the card.

(2005/10/14)

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