FR-1X/3X/7X: How to use the FR-1X/3X/7X V-accordion Set Editor

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The V-accordion set editor provides an easy way to create user sets, assigning your favorite orchestral sounds to the main registers on the right and left side of the accordion for easy recall.  You can also adjust select parameters including chorus and reverb, as well as assign your favorite accordion sounds to specific registers. 

 

The first thing you need to do is download the free V-accordion set editor, found here:

http://www.rolandus.com/support/by_product/fr-1x/updates_drivers/5592

 

Once you've downloaded the software onto your computer, you can use the following procedure to get going:

1) Open the software, and select which accordion you have (1X, 3X, or 7X - this software is not yet available for the FR-8X accordion)

2) Select the register of the tone type that you'd like to edit.  For example, if you want to change the orchestral sound for the second register of the set, select "2" across from orchestral register.

4) Next, press the edit button that is straight to the right of  "orchestral register"


5) In the window, you'll see that is says "Timbre", and has a bar with an arrow at the end that says whichever tone is selected. Press on that bar, and see that many other sounds are available. 


6)* Scroll up or down until you see the sound that you would like to assign to the selected register from step 2

* If you have loaded expansion sounds into your accordion, the new sounds will be found in this section.  Scroll to the bottom of the list to find your expanded sounds, with the post-fix "exp".  If you have not loaded any sound expansions into your accordion, you will not be able to use these sounds in your accordion.

7) Press the red X in the top left-hand corner of the screen, to return to the main editor screen.

8) Continue this procedure with each register of your set, until you have assigned all of the tones to your liking (including the accordion registers, orchestral bass, orchestral chord, and orchestral free bass registers).

 

Once you have assigned all of the new sounds to the location of your choice, you'll need to save that set and import it into your accordion. Please follow these instructions: 


1) Press the button that says "create set file" on the set editor 


2) Save the set, assigning it a new number if you prefer.

3) The set will now be located on your computer (you can save it to the desk top). 


4) Plug a USB flash drive into your computer, and drag the new set onto the content of the flash drive.

 

Follow these instructions to import your newly created user set into your V-accordion, which is located on your USB flash drive: 


FR-7X

1. Plug your USB flash drive into your accordion

2. Press the Menu button

3. Rotate the [Data/Enter] knob until you reach the "Utility" page, and press the Data/Enter knob to enter

4. Rotate the [Data/Enter] knob until it says "Import Set", with an 11.7 in the top right hand corner.

5. Press the [DATA/ENTER] knob and rotate it to select the Set memory that you would like to load.

6. Press the [DATA/ENTER] knob to select the “FILE” field.

7. Press the [DATA/ENTER] knob to confirm the files selection.*

*To open an existing folder, select it by rotating the [DATA/ENTER] knob, then press the [DATA/ENTER] knob. You can also select the “(level up)” entry and press the [DATA/ENTER] knob to return to a higher level (i.e. leave the current folder).

8. Rotate the [DATA/ENTER] knob to select the file to import and press it to confirm.

9. Press the [DATA/ENTER] knob to import the settings.

10. Press the Menu/Write button to confirm the procedure.

 

FR-3X

1. Plug your USB flash drive into your accordion

2. Press and hold down the [SET] register. The display shows the name of the last parameter you selected. 


3. Use treble register [3] or [4] (PARAM LIST) to select “USt” (User Set). 


4. Use treble registers [1] and [2] to select the file number of the set you want to load. Your newly created user set (or sets) will appear. (If the USB memory doesn’t contain any Set files, the display will show “---” instead of a number.) 


4. Press treble register [7] (ENTER) to confirm your selection. The FR-3x suggests “USER” memory “1” as target for the Set file.

5. Use treble registers [1] and [2] (VALUE) to select the desired target memory.


6. Press treble register [7] (ENTER) to load the selected Set. The display shows “lod” (Load), then “don” (Done) to indicate that the file was loaded successfully. Next, the FR-3x returns to the main page.

7) Repeat this process to import any additional sets you have created.  Be sure not to overwrite the sets (unless you want to), but selecting a different target memory location for each new set.  

 

FR-1X

  1. Insert an optional USB memory into the FR-1x’s USB MEMORY port.

  2. Press and hold down the [SET] register.

    The display shows the name of the last parameter you selected.

  3. Use treble register [3] or [4] (PARAM LIST) to select “USt” (User Set).

  1. Use treble registers [1] and [2] (VALUE) to select the file number of the Set you want to load.*
    *If the USB memory doesn’t contain any Set files, the display will show “---” instead of a number.

  2. Press the [USER PROGRAM] (ENTER) button to confirm your selection.
    The FR-1x suggests “USER” memory “1” as target for the Set file.

  3. Use treble registers [1] and [2] (VALUE) to select the desired target memory (1~4).

  4. Press the [USER PROGRAM] (ENTER) button to load the selected Set.

  5. Repeat this process to import any additional sets you have created.  Be sure not to overwrite the sets (unless you want to), but selecting a different target memory location for each new set.