A Quick Tour of the OAX700 Layout

In the coming months, we will be working on a series of videos that will take a closer look at sections of the OAX instrument family along with how you can modify various settings to match your own personal preferences. Let’s get started with a quick look at the overall layout of the OAX700.

10 thoughts on “A Quick Tour of the OAX700 Layout

  • 04/02/2017 at 19:22

    Hi Curt,
    I purchased the “rhythm designer” and the “muti-track” add on options for my Scala. Is there something
    similar on the Sonic? The multi-track record was much more user friendly than the sequencer.

    • 04/03/2017 at 07:20

      Hey Jim – Welcome!

      There is a feature in OAX called “Audio Record”. At this point it’s a very simple implementation. Simply hit record and whatever you play will be recorded. There are no editing features and you can’t add tracks. But there is a trick to get around that:

      1 – Record something and save it.
      2 – Load that saved recording as an accompaniment.
      3 – Bring up the Audio Recorder again, load the first recording as an “audio style” and this time you can play along with the first recording you just made and record another “track”. When complete, save that as a second/new recording.

      I’m not familiar with the OAS “rhythm designer”. In OAX they do have a way to edit styles. We have not spent much time there as we lean towards sequencing vs. using the “styles”. We did see your other comment and will add that to the list of upcoming video requests.

      Now that I’m thinking about it maybe a short video on those first three steps above might be useful to some folks – Maybe we should also add that to the list as another video idea!

      If you have additional questions about the audio record steps – Please ask.

  • 11/06/2016 at 06:15

    Hi, Hope you’re enjoying your new Sonic, mine is working and sounding great, have you tried to ADD a new sound?, I can change sounds 1 &2 but although I have a button marked ‘3’ I’m struggling to and an extra sound panel which I could then fill !
    I can find settings with 3 sounds on the ‘easy’ mode but I’m sure I’m missing something on the Professional mode !

    • 11/06/2016 at 07:14


      Exactly what we are going to go over in the next video. There are a number of things you can do in the screen that may not be obvious. For your question:
      1 – Go to “Prof” mode. (That’s where are the fun stuff is located)!
      2 – Notice on the right a button called “Sound Pool”
      3 – Touch and hold the Sound Pool button and drag it over to the Upper Manual area.
      4 – You should see a new box with a thin green line around it.
      5 – At this point you can select a sound from one of the groups over on the upper right console or I recommend touching the “Sounds” button on the right side of the screen and selecting a sound from there.

      Let us know if you are still having trouble.

      On a related note – You can actually add more than three sounds… 🙂

      • 11/08/2016 at 04:55

        Great, I knew it would be easy if I only saw it once !
        OK, now that I’ve got that, can you help me sort out the split points? I’m aware that some split points won’t ‘appear’ to work because of the range of the instrument and by moving the octave up or down it will play, is there an easier way?
        Thanks again, Barry,

        • 11/08/2016 at 06:59

          Glad that helped Barry.

          Ah – Split Points. WAY to hard if you ask me. While I have set a split point it doesn’t work as I expect. We are working out the kinks and will publish a video on just that topic once we are a little more comfortable with the process.

          I’d be interested in what other Sonic owners have to say about the current implementation. To complex or “works fine for me”?

  • 11/01/2016 at 12:53

    Barry – Great news! We are simply having a blast with ours. Keep us posted as you note the differences between OAS and OAX. Sadly I missed that generation so some of what I post from time to time might be old news to all of the folks running or coming from OAS.

  • 11/01/2016 at 12:15

    I had my 700 Sonic delivered yesterday in the UK ! 10’31’2016 mine is in the white finish and although it replaces my Scala it’s obviously totally different!


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