D-108 Owner's Manual (Saving and Loading Song Data)
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As mentioned earlier in the SAVE/LOAD procedures using a SCSI disk, you can setup the D-108 with a DOS-
formatted disk, in addition to the usual backup disk, to SAVE/LOAD in WAVE file (RIFF WAVE file format,
hereafter WAV). Data saved or loaded in WAV file allows the user to save and re-read data as in the earlier
case of "SAVE/LOAD". The data saved is read into the computer (PC AT) and can be used as materials to play
or edit using music software that run WAV.
SAVE/LOAD using a DOS-formatted disk (WAV file)
The D-108 does not have the function to format disks in DOS from the "Disk Format?" menu in the SETUP
mode. Therefore, all disks used to save or load WAV must be pre-formatted on the computer prior to use.
When formatting in DOS format a removable disk or a fixed disk with more than 2GB space you
may have to select a file format of either [FAT16] or [FAT32]. The D-108 is only compatible with the
[FAT16] file format. Make a point to select only the [FAT16] file format when formatting a disk.
Note that disks that are formatted in [FAT16] can only have up to a maximum of 2GB of space in one area.
This means, that regardless of how much disk space there is, the D-108 can only recognize data up to 2GB
in size. Also note that saving and loading in WAV is not compatible with partitioning. Therefore, the
system will only recognize the first partition of harddisks that have been partitioned. The other partitions
will not be recognized at all.
To save or load in WAV, always use a disk that has been newly formatted. Using a disk that has been
previously saved or loaded may result in slower access speed.
Saving and loading in WAV only accesses the file on the route and therefore, the folder is not recognized.
Note that there is a limit to the number of characters and symbols that can be input for the title since DOS
file names only allow for 8 characters and an extension (.WAV) and cannot accommodate long file
names. Therefore the title input on the current drive may be replaced with other characters/symbols
when saved. It is important to input a recognizable title when saving the file. (For more details refer to
"How To Save" operations described below)
WAV file names are identified with a 6 character file name, with the remaining 2 characters indicating
the track number (equaling 8 characters). The track number is automatically assigned when the file is
When saving one program (song) in WAV, 24 WAV files as shown in the figure below are created (1 file
for 1 track). Files like that shown in the figure below are created for tracks that are not recorded, as well.
###### (6 characters) indicates the title name and 01, 02 indicates the track number. (Example: icon
It is recommended that you always backup the data on the current drive prior to saving or loading on a
DOS formatted disk to prevent damaging or losing the data due to error taking place on the D-108.
Saving in WAV also saves the silent range as "Zero Data", therefore, it may take more disk space. If, for
example, 2 minutes of space are recorded, with a breakdown of 1 minute between the points ABS 0" to
ABS 1", and 1 minute between ABS 10" to ABS 11" (ABS 1 minutes to 10 minutes are not recorded), only
2 minutes worth of space are consumed on the current drive,however in WAV, a total of 11 minutes of
space is consumed.