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Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:54 pm
by Jabberwalky
Hey! I have a Korg Ds-8 that I like using as my master keyboard with it's great keyboard feel and aftertouch. Anyways, it work 100%, saves patches fine, and has no issues EXCEPT that it will not save my midi settings in the global menu. It always forgets my midi channel, if omni is on/off. I don't really understand why, since it saves everything else. Can anyone else with a DS8 chime in? Is this the way it was designed or do I have a dying battery?

Thanks,
Karl

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:44 pm
by max badwan
All the Function mode settings should be stored automatically, it should remember the MIDI channel, and OMNI on/off, etc. Could be a battery thing, not really sure, but I hope that helps.

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:49 am
by Synthetech
Looking at the service manual, it appears to have two RAM chips in it.
A 8k and a 2k chip.

I bet the 2k chip is where global settings are probably saved, might not be getting battery voltage to it or it's defective.

ALso could be a data line to signal write mode to it.. if it doesn't get a Write signal, it won't save.

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:30 am
by Jabberwalky
Hmmm, interesting. Thanks for the info synthetech. That's a good place to start. :)

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:07 am
by madtheory
Lots of synths do that, it's probably a "feature".

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:22 am
by max badwan
madtheory wrote:Lots of synths do that, it's probably a "feature".
Storing "local on/off" used to cause headaches.
"my synth has died" "did you check the local settings" "yes, I'm here in Brighton"
Boom Boom

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:59 pm
by Jabberwalky
That's true. The Poly800 tape switch used to get everyone!

Re: Korg Ds8 won't save global settings

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:00 pm
by liwiusz_x
Hi!

I have the same problem, well, kinda the same. DS-8 seems remembering MIDI channel setting, but everything else (like my pedals alignment) needs to be set up again after turning instrument OFF. Did anyone has the same problem? :|