David, in the MODX there is no linking of voices (=parts). The parts are embedded in the performance!
So if you import a performance the voices will be put into the performance itself. If you import multiple performances which use the same voices, you will get multiple copies of the voices. If you import the voices in addition you will get one more performance for each voice, which then contains the voice. There is no way around that.
The good thing is that that allows you have up to 9 * 640 * 16 voices in the MODX, theoretically... so no shortage of memory. So I would not worry about duplication...
Alternatively, you can Load your .X6A File directly to one of your 8 Library locations.
Thanks! Questions: As you mention, I have to pick VOICE or PERF, I can't bring in both with the same operation. So my first thought was to bring in the Voices, then bring in the Performances, but since it sounds like every time I do this it will warn me that I will be overwriting what is already there, it sounds like when I go to bring in the Performances, they will over-write the Voices I already brought in. So how do I bring in both?@Scott
Also, as long as you mention it, ;-) how would I load the .X6A file into a Library location, and what are the pros/cons of that approach as opposed to th first?
Load as a Library File - this lets you pick which data to keepThat was extremely helpful! One piece of info I don't have yet is how to copy selected performances FROM libraries TO the main set of user performances, but I haven't looked. ;-) But the strategy you describe makes sense for me... my "all" file from the MOXF6 only contains about 30 Voices and 10 Performances that I care about (and no custom waves). (And in fact, even many of the Voices are stock Voices that just moved to a more convenient location!) So loading the entire set of User Voices *or* Performances into the MODX main sound set would just fill it up with lots of stuff I don't care about (and lots of redundancies too, since the MOXF User Voices were mostly "blank" spots that were merely taken up with duplicates of stock Voices, all of which are already in the MODX as well). It would just be clutter! So I'm going to wipe out the user stuff I did (maybe factory reset is the quickest way to do that?) and, if I understand correctly, my strategy should be, in order:
Load as a User File - then you can pick which data to eliminate..
Just curious, but have you tried using the John Melas editors? It makes the process of moving things and combining things much easier.Ah. So you'd say even for the pretty simple use I described, the Melas tools be a significant time/effort saver? (The simple use being: (a) Load my MOXF Voices into a User Library; (b) Copy just the Voices I need to the main sound set User area; (c) Load my MOXF Performances into the same User library (which will replace its previous contents); (d) Copy just the Performances I need to the main sound set User area.) Again, in this case, there is no new wave data, all the Voices and Performances use factory resident wave data. As soon as we start dealing with custom waves, yeah, the Melas Wave Editor (at least) clearly makes sense.