How to edit a drumset for a song?

Hi,
I just got my Alesis SR 18 and I love it so far but I'm facing an issue here: I created a song by putting together some pattern. Now I want every pattern to have the same drumset but actually can't get it working. Of course I looked in the manual, but just can't get the point where I'm mistaking.

This is what I'm doing:
- setting my SR in Song mode
- choosing my song (nr. 00)
- STEP 00 with the chosen pattern
- hit the DRUM SET button, scroll to the one I like (btw, when I hit the PLAY button, it plays the pattern with the selected drum set)
- SAVE/COPY and REC (ENTER) -> it says SET SAVED
- now I save the whole song by getting back to the song menu, push SAVE/COPY and REC (ENTER) and it says SAVE DONE

Then, when I play the song, it just doesn't play with the edited drum set. When I edit the drumset directly in the USER PATTERN and save it there, it also changes in the song I created before.
Am I doing something wrong here or is it just not possible to edit drum sets for each pattern in song mode?

Hope you can help me!
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Maurice
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  • Hi Maurice,

    Thanks for posting. We would like to help you out. Please contact our technical support team to assist you with your SR18. Simply log onto http://www.alesis.com/support to contact the support team.
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  • Hi Maurice, (or Bill)

    is there a positive response to this question?

    I believe that if you use preset patterns in a song, they will always use the default drum set of that pattern, so if you use a variety of preset patterns in a song you will have a surprising (and frankly irritating) variety of drum sounds during the song.

    This is very ludicrous because you can try, for example Preset 10 (HipHop1) with all the drum sets, but if you use it in a song it will only ever use it's default drum set HipHop3 029.

    It must be a firmware issue, and an incredibly limiting one, because without it you would have access to 100 rhythms with 100 different drum sets

    Perhaps Bill would be kind enough to suggest this for a firmware upgrade
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