Can Anyone Help William?

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From William:

I have a Gala CD700, and I need advice about installing the system disks.  When the batteries were changed, some functions (Golden gate “U’ and memory Tower levels 5,6,7, and 8) were lost.  Basic  1, 2 and GG1 and GG2 remain.  I have two system floppies (Golden Gate System 1 and System 2) but do not know the procedure for reconstituting the PROM in the organ to the original program.  Could someone tell me the proper sequence?

4 thoughts on “Can Anyone Help William?

  • 08/01/2019 at 08:11

    On the panel above the touch screen press the “Program” button. You will see the screen change on the touch screen with new touch buttons labeled “HDD/Floppy” and another button labeled “Dump”.
    There should be files with a .dmp extension when touching either button. The Dump button will load everything into the user levels. Select the file you want to load and follow the instructions on the screen. Second way to load files is “HDD/Floppy” Button. You can select the dump options of “Combis” (Sounds) or styles etc. Note: UGG is the user level of Golden Gate.

  • 07/29/2019 at 10:01

    I still have my Gala with Golden Gate and still working great (29 years old). Memory tower banks 1 thru 4 are user programmable banks. Banks 5,6,7,8 are factory banks. About 15 years ago I lost all info on maybe bank 7 or 8. The solution was to replace the ROM chip on the memory tower assembly. The U on Golden Gate I believe is the User storage area. I will check my instrument tonight to verify and look through my assembly manuals. If backups were made on the hard drive you can restore the user section by reloading from the hard drive. I still play it from time to time because of the drawbar sound quality. The Sonic live drawbar sound is no where near the sound quality of the CD instruments.

    • 07/30/2019 at 19:19

      Thank you for the input. I have a Golden Gate Notes which appears to be much the same, but in English. It discusses how to modify the programs, but not how to put them back.



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