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Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby nunofeist » 12 Jun 2018, 13:39

Greetings all,

Just taken the plunge and purchased a NS3.

Is there a way to view my NS2EX backup file WITHOUT having my keyboard present? I just want to see what sounds/samples I used for some programs, so I can then manually insert them into the new board.

My NS2EX is in a theatre 30 miles away, and I'm trying to avoid having to go there especially just for this. Just want to see a list of all programs and what I used.

Many thanks.

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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby nunofeist » 12 Jun 2018, 20:53

Answered, many thanks to Pablo for his help :)

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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby Eumel » 12 Jun 2018, 21:23

Hi nunofeist,

Can you please share Pablo‘s hint with the forum? That is interesting maybe for many of us.

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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby nunofeist » 12 Jun 2018, 21:43

Hi Eumel,

Basically the format is a zip file, so extract it like any zip, and the folder structure appears.

Unfortunately I can’t go into micro detail as to what sounds create the programs, I just see the program name in the Nord format. Make sense?

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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby Berretje » 12 Jun 2018, 22:25

The structure (after unzipping) is similar to this:

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So you can extract separate parts from it if you like.

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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby nunofeist » 13 Jun 2018, 01:47

Bart,

Thx for this - I have a question, might be a stupid one, but here goes:

Is it possible to extract the programs and reload them into the NS3, or are they not compatible?

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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby maxpiano » 13 Jun 2018, 08:01

nunofeist wrote:Bart,

Thx for this - I have a question, might be a stupid one, but here goes:

Is it possible to extract the programs and reload them into the NS3, or are they not compatible?

Best

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As repeatedly answered on this forum, due to the different sound engines structure programs are NOT compatible across different Nord generations, even of the same model (Stage, Electro,..) and there are no utilities to adapt/convert them...

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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby Hervshahn » 13 Jun 2018, 13:34

There is even no way to show the parameters/settings of programs without having the instrument available as I have been told by Nord’s support, which would help re-building a program on a newer version of the Stage as much as possible.

I have found that thread here which mentiones a way to load a program into a tool based on CTRLR, that should at least show the settings: nord-stage-forum-f3/a-patch-editor-for-the-nord-stage-based-on-ctrlr-t1580.html#p8381

Did anyone gave it a try and does it work?
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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby maxpiano » 13 Jun 2018, 13:44

Hervshahn wrote:There is even no way to show the parameters/settings of programs without having the instrument available as I have been told by Nord’s support, which would help re-building a program on a newer version of the Stage as much as possible.

I have found that thread here which mentiones a way to load a program into a tool based on CTRLR, that should at least show the settings: nord-stage-forum-f3/a-patch-editor-for-the-nord-stage-based-on-ctrlr-t1580.html#p8381

Did anyone gave it a try and does it work?


You cannot load “a Program” (meant as a .ns2p file) into CTRL, because it can only read a MIDI CC dump and show/modify related values (so all parameters not mapped to a MIDI CC are also excluded).

And to do a MIDI CC dump you need... the original instrument available.
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Re: Viewing NS2EXB backup files

Postby Hervshahn » 13 Jun 2018, 16:25

Ah ok, seems as if I misunderstood it ... really a pity that there is no tool which is able to at least list all settings from a particular program of a NS and NS2 or whatever ....
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