Transferring data files Including Song Files, Style Files and Backup Files

The following types of data can be transferred between the computer and instrument.

■ Data that can be transferred

Song files with the extension “.MID”

External Song

This refers to Song data which is created on an external device other than your instrument (such as a computer). This refers also to Song data obtainable over the Internet.

User Song

This refers to Song data which is created via the Recording function of the instrument. User Song data can be transferred to the computer as backup, and then returned to the instrument.

Style files with the extension “.STY”

External Style

This refers to Style data which is created on an external device other than your instrument (such as a computer). This refers also to Style data obtainable over the Internet.

User Style

This refers to Style data which is created via the Recording function of the instrument. User Style data can be transferred to the computer as backup, and then returned to the instrument.

Backup files with the extension “.BUP”

These files which include the panel settings and performance data can be transferred to the computer and saved as backup. The Backup files on the computer can be returned to the instrument again, allowing you to recall the panel settings and performance data you created previously.

The items included in the Backup files and data which can be transferred differ depending on the instrument. For details, refer to the “Data formats compatible for transfer” column in the “Target Models and Functions” or the Owner’s Manual supplied with your instrument.

Also, the file transfer method differs as follows depending on the instrument you are using. Refer to the "File transfer method" column in the "Target model and supported data".

    Transferring files using Musicsoft Downloader (free)

    Transferring files with a Computer using Explorer, Finder, etc.

NOTICE

     If batteries can be installed to the instrument: To avoid power down during file transfer and possible data loss, make sure to use the power adaptor rather than batteries when transferring files.

NOTE

     Make sure to stop playback of the Song or Style when using Musicsoft Downloader, since internal memory of the instrument cannot be accessed from the computer during playback.