monsterjazzlicks wrote:However, there is whats called a 'Partition Memory Indicator' which basically tells me (in words) what the status of my memory allowance currently is.
The Sound Manager has been updated and this is the current way it shows you what's going on.
monsterjazzlicks wrote:Now this amounts to nearly 120MB and so i was not able to install anything else whatsoever into the keyboard. i admit i am quite shocked of how small the Nord Stage internal memory is. Obviously the file sizes of the samples need to be what they are and so i would have thought Nord would have made a larger onboard memory capacity (esp. since they provide a staggering 9 x location slots for each keyboard instrument !!).
Yes, the Classic has a tiny memory compared to the newer versions. Deciding what to keep is a painful process. This is why they doubled the memory size for the EX and again for the Stage 2. Also, the newer samples are steadily increasing in size and even the older samples have become larger as they have been adjusted for the newer models.
monsterjazzlicks wrote:1 x Clavinet (it has 4 x settings - ABCD and so i am not sure if this is classed as one our four samples ??)
The A B C and D settings all count as one sample.
The pianos you have listed to keep is a fairly typical selection and is similar to my own, although I have chosen to use a smaller piano to make room for my harpsichords.
monsterjazzlicks wrote:Regarding the installation of Piano samples from my PC to the keyboard, i could not see any page offering the facility to 'drag&drop' new files ?? The only way i could see of installing a new sample was by clicking on 'Sound Download', choosing the Piano sample from my desktop, and then clicking on 'OK' to perform the operation. And also, in my Nord Stage manual the Sound Manager is called Stage Manager (i know it has since been updated) and the facilities and layout appear to be closer to your descriptions than those of the Sound Manager ?? There is even a picture explaination of the 'drag&drop' page in the Nord Manual !!
There is a newer manual for the current version 6 Sound Manager on the Nord website. I have only just installed the newer version myself, so I'm not completely familiar with it yet. I don't know whether it supports drag and drop for uploading and downloading. I just right click on the empty Piano slot I want to use and select "Download". I think it's just the same as you are doing.
The Sound Manager does support drag and drop for swapping Program and Synth locations, which gives you a handy way of organising things. Any Program or Synth swapping, renaming or deleting you do in the Sound Manager is automatically sent to your Stage at the same time.
monsterjazzlicks wrote:Some of the upper toolbar icons do not appear to light and so nothing happens when i click on such items ?? i would have thought they they would all be automatically working as otherwise there is no point in them being there !!
The Sound Manager works with all the current Nord keyboards, so only things that are relevant to your particular version will be available to use. The Classic simply does not support many of the new izzy-whizzy things that you can do with the Stage 2.
monsterjazzlicks wrote:Perhaps i am not doing something correctly because apart from uploading/downloading Banks/Restore files i do not seem to be able to achieve very much from the Sound Manager ??
The Classic only does:
Uploading and Downloading - single sound, one bank, or full Backup and restore.
Piano sample, Program and Synth deleting.
Program and Synth location swapping.
Program and Synth renaming.
(You cannot rename or swap Piano samples).
monsterjazzlicks wrote:In any case, i would like to try deleting everything from my Piano Section except for the Lady D Grand, and then installing 1 x Bosendorf and 1 x Yamaha C7 (so have a total of 3 x Grand Pianos onboard)....But, because of the issues i seem to be experiencing with the Sound Manager i am extremely apprehensive about deleting/replacing Piano samples on my keyboard in case i end up in a situation where i lose something !!
You're really not experiencing any issues, it's just a case of understanding what the sound Manager does and doesn't do with the Stage Classic. Just go ahead and do it, there's nothing to worry about, it's a reliable and robust system.