I cannot erase patterns I hit save but when i power off and back on the pattern is back

sr 18 I try to clear an existing user pattern. I erase a and fill then b and fill. it says EMPTY PATT on both and if I hit play they are empty but if I turn the unit off and back on the pattern is back I have tried hitting save after each operation it still comes back.I have followed the directions on page 34 Erasing an in tire pattern sounds simple but does not work
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  • Hello,

    I would like to help. Let's try reinitializing the SR18. Power up unit while holding down the Save/Copy and Erase buttons. All User Patterns, Songs, and Kits will be erased. After performing this, let me know if that cleared up your patterns.
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  • Hi Chris,

    I am having the same problem with an SR18 I just bought used. I cannot get the unit to save User Patterns (or patterns I have erased) after powering down. I am saving new user presets by holding save/copy and pressing and releasing REC. I am erasing factory patterns by holding Erase and pressing REC twice.

    I Power the unit off and back on, and the previous user preset is back again. User pattern 00 for example keeps reverting to World 2, which is the default pattern in factory settings.

    I have restored it to factory settings. I have reinitialized it, as you mentioned above. The issue persists. The system is version 1.02.

    What step am I missing?

    Thanks,

    Jon
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  • After a little more reading and testing, it appears that the SR18 will not save EMPTY user patterns in slots 00-75. Can you confirm this?

    If that is true, I will just save a basic user pattern (MY EMPTY) with one beat in it to overwrite all the factory user presets. It's less confusing for me to know that all those user pattern slots are (basically) empty, rather than having 75 of them filled with patterns I will not use.

    Really a cool piece of gear.

    Thanks,

    Jon
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  • Hello,

    You can save your recorded pattern in those slots just make sure that your in the right selection. Ensure that you are in PRESET/USER section NOT the PATTERN/SONG section.

    1. Press the RECORD and PLAY buttons simultaneously. The SR18 will begin recording.
    2. Play the sounds on the pads. As you record, the display will show the current beat number.
    3. The Pattern will "loop" during the record process so that you can overdub different drums on
    different passes.
    4. To stop recording, press STOP.
    5. Press PLAY to audition the Pattern from the beginning.

    When recording your pattern it’s a good idea to locate the drum set that you want to use for the pattern ahead of time. You can change this later. For instructions on selecting a Drum Set, see the section 'SELECTING, EDITING AND CREATING DRUM SETS'. Note that a Drum Set is a collection of sounds such as the Drums, Percussion and Bass sound. Therefore, if you would like to change the Bass sound in a Pattern, for example, you will need to modify the Drum Set to contain a different bass instrument.
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    Thanks for your reply, Chris, and for the tip on selecting the drum set first. That's a good practice.

    The point I was hoping to confirm is that an EMPTY slot cannot be saved in 00-75.

    --If I have even one beat in the pattern, it saves the pattern and keeps it after it's powered off.
    --If I ERASE the pattern and save it as EMPTY, after a power off the previous pattern is restored in that slot. Can you confirm that is the normal functionality?

    Thanks,

    Jon
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    • Yes, I think this is page 34 that the OP mentioned in his post, and which I also followed to the T. However, the erased pattern slot is filled again with the factory pattern after powering down.

      I created a one-beat pattern and named it MY EMPTY, and saved it into every slot from 00-75, and they actually stay saved after powering down.

      I'll check it again tonight, to see what happens if I erase my one-beat MY EMPTY pattern, to see if the factory pattern comes back. I'll let you know what happens.
    • Sounds good. Let me know Jon.
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