I notice that when I press the 'PERFORMANCE HOME' button, the 'CATEGORY SEARCH' button goes out and the 'PERFORMANCE CONTROL' button illuminates automatically.The normal default is for the [PERFORMANCE CONTROL] button to light, when you initially recall a Performance. This is because it is the most useful for most Performances, but this is programmer’s choice. For example, recall any of the Tone Wheel organ (B3) sounds where a flashing [PART CONTROL] is the default — it flashes to denote the Faders are now Element/Operator level instead of Part Volumes. This is a programming choice. It means the Faders can be used as pseudo-drawbars.
Normally there is only one of each Single Part Piano in the 'Preset' Category. There are 39 of them. But when I call up 'Category Search' from the 'Performance Home' screen by tapping on the Part title I want to change - it changes first to the 'User' Bank and I select the 'Preset' Bank, then the 'Single' Attribute, then 'Name' and 'Piano' to arrive back at the Preset Single Part Piano screen correctly - but there are 43 of them, not 39. This is because 4 of them are repeated - Concert Grand Piano, CP2007, Honkytonk, and Rock Brite Piano - those 4 appear twice each.Next, repeat entries: You are using “Part x Category Search” - means you are replacing an existing Part. The discrepancy between the 39 Acoustic Pianos you see when searching “Performance Category Search” and the 43 you see when doing a “Part Category Search” comes down to the first time they are listed you are seeing just the Preset Single Performances. The second time it includes the “GM Bank” entries 001 “Concert Grand Piano”, 002 “Rock Brite Piano”, 003 “CP2007”, and 004 “Honkytonk”.... which are available as both.
Hello BM - that is the most illuminating piece of explanation ever! Thank you Sir! It shines a light into all sorts of dark corners and will transform my working methods. I know I grumble about some of Montage's quirks, but this shows the depth of thought that's gone into its structure. I thought Montage had a GM set somewhere - I've never found it - but it hadn't occurred to me that that was the reason for the apparent duplication of only a few of the Pfs. I'd lay a bet you've opened quite a few eyes with this!You’re quite welcome. We have placed all of this information in the various tutorial articles you’ll find in the “Learn” area of this website.
No combination-press or anything that would bring up the GM Set?