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Postby Mothra72 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:14 pm

All of my Drum Set settings have changed back to Factory Settings and I have no idea why.
Does anyone how I might get back what I had? Why this has happened?
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Re: Alesis SR-16

Postby desmond » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:55 pm

Did you have a backup copy of your custom patterns etc saved (ie to a sysex file)?

I'm wondering if the memory backup battery is low, hence your user settings were lost.

If you didn't have a backup, then no, it's likely gone I'm afraid...
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Re: Alesis SR-16

Postby Mothra72 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:22 pm

Thank you for responding.
Sadly, no I did not have a back up.
It says it has 54% memory, though the drum machine plugs in and does not run on battery.
All of my songs are now ruined because heaven knows what sounds I had placed.
I don't feel I was asking too much for it to function as it should.
Grumble... hehehe

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Re: Alesis SR-16

Postby desmond » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:12 pm

I didn’t say it ran on battery. Digital gear often has batteries inside that maintain the memory when the mains power is off, and these batteries typical last for 5-10 years or so.

I’m not saying this happened, just giving you a possibility if the machine really no longer has stored your data. You should *always* back up important data, don’t expect the gear to always work and keep it for you. Sometimes stuff breaks...
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Re: Alesis SR-16

Postby Gronow » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:55 pm

Hi this has got me thinking I ought to backup my SR16. Could someone tell me how please? The manual suggests a cassette recorder...
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Re: Alesis SR-16

Postby desmond » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:05 pm

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Re: Alesis SR-16

Postby Gronow » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:08 pm

Fab thank you :bouncy:
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