Promenade Menu Options
- Load file - Load a file into local memory. If memory
is arranged for two sounds, you will have a chance to choose which
part the file will apply to.
- Save file - Save data in local memory to a file. If memory
is arranged for two sounds, you will have a chance to choose to save
either of the two sounds, or both in a single file.
- Exit - Close Promenade
- EPROM Type - Select EPROM type, size and memory arrangement.
The type of EPROM and memory arrangement set the size of the local
memory buffer. If you are going to be programming EPROMs, be sure to
select the EPROM type that best matches your parts. Choosing the wrong
type could permanently damage the parts during programming.
- File format - Choose a default filename extension for saving
and loading files. This default may be overridden at the time you load
or save a file. The choices are .BIN for binary, .HEX for Intel Hex and
.WAV for Windows Wave files. The filename extension is used to
determine the file type when a file loaded, or what extension to use if
none is given when creating a new file. If a file is loaded with a
filename extension other than one of these three, the file contents are
first examined to identify signatures normally found in Wave files and
Intel Hex files. If neither of these signatures are found, the file will
be treated as binary.
- MIDI devices - Select MIDI Input and Output devices for
Prommer connection. You should have a Windows compatible MIDI hardware
interface connected to your computer. If multiple devices are listed,
be sure to choose the ones applicable to external MIDI and not internal
sound generators. Use two standard MIDI cables to connect the computer
MIDI Out to the Prommer MIDI In and the Prommer MIDI Out to the computer
- Audio settings - Set default sample rate for local sound
playback and other audio options that apply when a file is loaded.
"Auto-scale WAV Files" will expand the sample headroom to
maximum to get the best sound quality from your drum machine.
"Auto-Zero First Two Bytes" will set the first two samples of
your sound to zero to eliminate a possible high frequency noise in the
DMX. "Auto Detect BIN File Sample Rate" looks at the first
two bytes of the sample to set the same sample rate for local playback
that was used for recording (Prommer recorded samples only).
- Get Prommer data - Read data from Prommer block 1 into local memory.
Requires MIDI connection to Prommer.
- Send Prommer data - Send computer memory buffer to Prommer block 1.
Prommer block will be sized to match the local buffer size, based on the EPROM
selection and memory arrangement.
- Cancel operation - Cancel a Prommer transfer operation in progress.
- Blank check - Check the EPROM in the Prommer to determine if
it is erased. See the Prommer display for the result of this operation.
- Read EPROM - Read the EPROM into Prommer memory and transfer
data to local memory buffer. Prommer block 1 will be used as an
intermediate buffer to hold the EPROM contents. If memory is arranged
as multiple EPROMs, you will be prompted for which EPROM section you are
- Program EPROM - Transfer local memory to Prommer and program
an EPROM. Prommer block 1 will be used as an intermediate buffer to
hold the EPROM contents. See the Prommer display for the result. If
memory is arranged as multiple EPROMs, you will be prompted for which
EPROM section you are loading.
- Verify EPROM - After programming, verify that the EPROM
matches local memory. If memory is arranged as multiple EPROMs, you
will be prompted for which EPROM section you are verifying.
- Clear checkmarks - After programming or verifying an EPROM, a
checkmark is placed on the screen next to the appropriate button. This
menu item is used to clear all checkmarks.
- Help - Show this help file.
- About - Display information about Promenade.