I'm including my email here to see if others have the exact same issues I have, or if for some weird reason, they are exclusive to my set up. If you have these same problems, please let me know - hell let Soundtower know, as they always reply that they never hear of any problems with their software.
I am using a mac, OS 10.6.8 and my P12 is now version 1.0.3, but I had these issues with 1.0.0 as well.
1) If you try to save bank U4 from the editor to your computer, it saves bank U3. If you have bank U4 selected, and choose "save bank" it gives you a file named U3 - you can rename that U4, but it contains the patches from bank U3 not U4. I have screenshots of that included. Not being able to save bank U4 sure is annoying, and it used to happen on my Mopho editor as well as my old Evolver editor. This bug has been around a long time.
2) If you add say 30 patches to a library, and save that. Then add 30 more, save it, and then add say 20 more. You should have a giant library file. But when I load library files, an arbitrary number of patches are included. For example I had a library of 127 patches - saved it, but when I loaded it back up only 37 patches loaded. Why just 37 I don't know, but saving libraries of sounds has never worked for me - I don't get back what I saved, only 'some' of the patches.
3) when you have a bank of patches, and you sort them in alphabetical order, strange things happen. Choosing a patch may not choose the patch that matches the name - but the patch in the synth that 'would' have been in that position numerically. Keep sorting by alphabetical and patch names duplicate. I can get a patch name to appear hree times in my my alphabetical list, when the patch is only in the bank once. Sorting back to numerical order seems to fix this, but there is no way to reliably sort patches in alphabetical order, for example to see if a patch is in a bank twice.
There is a start. There are other issues that have happened to me with the P12 editor and the other DSI editors, but these issues are consistently reproducible. This product does not function as a basic librarian, it loses patches, and I have lost hours of work because of it.
On 2014-03-14, at 12:07 AM, SoundTower wrote:
I'm sorry to hear about your trouble.
As a matter of fact we had tested the editor in many ways and it had also been tested at DSI. We have not experienced problems you are describing. I suppose the problem lies not within the editor but elsewhere. There are few possibilities - mainly setups and MIDI connections.
How is your Prophet 12 connected with the computer - direct USB or MIDI interface - if MIDI, what is the make and model?
Are you running it on a Windows PC or on Mac - what is OS level?
What is the OS level of your Prophet 12?
Please make sure that the following Global settings are set manually on the Prophet (not through the computer):
MIDI Controller enable: ON
MIDI Parameter Send: NRPN
MIDI Parameter Receive: NRPN
MIDI Sysex Enable: ON
MIDI Sysex Cable: USB or MIDI (depending on your connection)
MIDI Out Select: USB or MIDI (depending on your connection).