Mapping Imported Styles to Categories

Mapping imported styles to categories came up in some of the discussions as folks loaded IMMusic_Style_Pack01 over the past few days. We took a look and found one way to accomplish it on OAX. Not sure if the OAS folks have a similar option or not?

First, follow the steps in the earlier video that show how to do a “simple” import of a style. After you have the styles you like copied/imported to your Sonic, follow along with the steps in this video. After you’ve given it a try post your feedback in the comments section and let us know if this is what you are looking to do?

Speaking of Style Packs, we have IMMusic_Style_Pack02 just about ready to go. We also did a little work regarding the zipping and unzipping issues that some folks ran across. I think I have the kinks worked out on that and it should be a smoother process for everyone on the next set of styles.


8 thoughts on “Mapping Imported Styles to Categories

  • 03/05/2018 at 17:47

    Only had time to have a quick look at page 127. Although so far I’m up to 365 installed styles on 25 pages under the USER Button. Have only mapped a few but all seem to work OK.
    If you inspect the location numbers it looks as though Wersi have allocated 200 for each of the 12 Buttons, not sure what happens if you go above that. But the highest location numbers I have found are around 7300 but that is including Audio and Midi Styles.

    Very confusing !!

  • 03/05/2018 at 09:45

    Thanks Curt for another excellent video.

    I had actually tackled this in a slightly different way.

    After pressing the Accompaniment button, I selected USER in column two and ALLE in column three.
    I then created sub group under ALLE, by selecting a blank slot and renaming it POP.
    Then I selected a style from the main list and pressed both ASSIGN buttons.
    I then selected POP and a pop up tells me that the style has been assigned to USER/POP

    However, the problem arises when I now go back to the main screen and press the physical accompaniment button POP, and under factory settings, I scroll across to the last page and find the styles have been added to the factory style mappings. Unfortunately as there is no EDIT button on this screen, there’s no way of deleting them. The only way I have found, is to actually totally delete the style at which point it disappears from the mapping. Then it can be re-imported.

    I’m not sure if this is a bug or a feature! Of course it does no harm to have them appear under factory mappings, but I’m wondering if they would get overwritten if future factory styles were added.

    Hope all this make sense.

    • 03/05/2018 at 09:51

      Forgot to mention, one of the advantages of this method is that its possible to MARK a selection of styles to assign them all in one go.

  • 03/05/2018 at 04:55

    At least your way seems to work. Can’t find that way in the Manual but that’s no surprise.
    Any idea how many can be saved total?

    Derek… PS. Thanks for that…..

    • 03/05/2018 at 06:38

      Glad to hear that helped and a good question. I have no idea, but I guess we will find out as we folks give it a try.

      Anyone “fill” it up yet?

      • 03/05/2018 at 10:14

        Just installed all of Geoff’s Styles – when you press import and it comes back with a number to insert too, you can page down and it go’s to 2499 so I guess that’s the magic number??

        Derek…. PS Thanks Geoff….

      • 03/05/2018 at 10:16

        I think its 15 screens of 15 giving a total of 225. (page 127 of the user manual).

        • 03/05/2018 at 10:17

          That’s the mapping total. Not the import total.


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