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9 CP5/CP50 Reference Manual
Internal Design of the CP5 & CP50 > Tone Generator
Using External Performance Memories
In order to save Performances in an External Performance memory or to use an External Performance memory from a USB
flash-memory device, the USB flash-memory device in question must be plugged into your CP5 or CP50. When you do so,
the stage piano will behave in a number of different ways depending on whether or not it already contains an External
Performance memory and when the USB flash-memory device was last plugged in. Each of these actions is described
Root directory does not contain an External Performance memory:
As soon as you plug in a USB flash-memory device, your stage piano will check its root directory for an External
Performance memory. If none exists, it will create one in the form of a file named EXTBANK.C5E or EXTBANK.C6E.
Root directory contains an External Performance memory:
If an External Performance memory already exists in the root directory of the USB flash-memory device, the action taken will
— as described below — depend on whether or not that specific memory device was previously plugged in and removed
after you turned on the stage piano.
• Not previously plugged in after turning on the stage piano:
If the USB flash-memory device is being plugged in for the first time after turning on your CP5 or CP50, the data from its
External Performance memory will be automatically loaded into a dedicated section of the instrument's internal memory
NOTE If a different USB flash-memory device has already been plugged in and removed after turning on the stage piano, the
instrument will operate in line with the description from Previously plugged in after turning on the stage piano (below).
Whenever an External Performance memory from a USB flash-memory device is loaded into the stage piano, all External
Performance memory data from the DRAM and data in the Edit Buffer will be overwritten. Before plugging in a USB flash-
memory device, therefore, be sure to store any important External Performances residing in the DRAM and any
Performances located within the Edit Buffer and containing unsaved modifications.
• Previously plugged in after turning on the stage piano:
Whenever you plug in a USB flash-memory device that has already been plugged in and removed at least once after
turning on the stage piano, you will be asked whether or not its External Performance memory should be loaded. If the
External Performance memory currently loaded into the stage piano contains irreplaceable Performances with unsaved
modifications, be sure to press Knob 3 (NO [PUSH]) at this time.