Manual
BK7 - EDITOR
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(C) GFS-SOFT 2012
BK-7m is a registered trademark by ROLAND
Access97 und Access2003 are registered trademarks by MICROSOFT
Contents
INSTALLATION............................................................................................................................................... 3
ACC97 RUNTIME Version ............................................................................................................................... 3
ACC2003 Version ............................................................................................................................................. 4
REGISTER FULL VERSION ................................................................................................................................ 5
START PROGRAM ........................................................................................................................................... 6
DEMOVERSION ......................................................................................................................................... 6
CHANGING THE FIRMWARE VERSION ............................................................................................................... 6
PREFERENCES ................................................................................................................................................ 8
IMPORT PERFORMANCE-LIST .................................................................................................................. 9
EDIT PERFORMANCES............................................................................................................................. 10
CHANGE THE TITLE / NAME OF A PERFORMANCE ............................................................................................ 10
COPY MARKED PERFORMANCES .................................................................................................................... 11
a) Creating a “basic list” .................................................................................................................................. 11
b) Duplicate Performance................................................................................................................................ 11
c) Copy performances - Creating lists with duplicates ....................................................................................... 11
c) Copy performances into a new list................................................................................................................ 12
EDIT MIDI-FILE STORAGE ............................................................................................................................ 13
a) Creating new performances according to MIDI-files ..................................................................................... 13
EDIT ARRANGER STYLE SETTINGS ................................................................................................................. 14
EDIT EXT.STYLE-FILE STORAGE ................................................................................................................. 14
a) Creating performances according to Ext. STYLE-files .................................................................................. 15
EDIT PART TONES SETTINGS ..................................................................................................................... 15
OPEN MIDI-FILES AND EDIT THEM WITH A SEQUENCER APPLICATION ............................................................. 16
WRITE DISPLAYED LIST TO USB................................................................................................................... 17
COMPRESS THE DATABASE ........................................................................................................................... 17
UPDATES ..................................................................................................................................................... 18
SUPPORT .................................................................................................................................................. 18
REGISTRATION TO FULL VERSION ................................................................................................................. 18
KNOWN PROBLEM AND TROUBLESHOOTING WITH WINDOWS/MSACCESS ........................................................ 19
END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT........................................................................................................ 20
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Introduction
First of all, english is not my native language, inspite of this I hope all my explanations can
help to use this little software tool and no questions will be left.
Before going into software details, some remarks to the philosophy of this editor.
The Bk7-modul saves all options to a specific title in so called „performances“, something
like „complete registrations“.
Each performance has a name and a couple of performances can be saved as performace-list
to a usb-stick as a file with the extension .UPS.
Typing in names for performances, styles, mp3s, and so on, is a lot of work using the toggle
wheel of the modul. This was the main reason to create a software tool for naming, renaming,
copying and managing single performances and lists on a personal computer.
That’s what the BK7-editor is doing for you.
The editor can not set or edit internal parameter, effects or rythms, because we don’t know
the internal structure of a performance record in detail.
What the editor can do:
The Bk7-editor knows the specific size of a performance and can recognize the textstrings of
the included titles, midis, waves, external styles with their pathes. So we can edit,replace,
copy and manage them into new lists.
This is not neccessary a disadvantage, because setting parameters, effects, voices must be
heard, so you must do this with the modul, not with the pc.
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Installation
The software is based on Microsoft © ACCESS and is actually delivered for the versions
ACC97 and ACC2003.
Download from our web-site
www.gfssoft.de
ACC97 RUNTIME Version
You don’t need to own an access version. If you don’t, there is an ACC97-runtime
version. Download this version and you will get a runtime modul, that enables you to
run the MDE-file, which contains program code. All data is stored in a separate
„bk7data.mdb“ file, so that you later can install program updates without changing the
data.
Unzip the downloadfile, which creates a folder „BK7SETUP“.
Before installing please read the END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT at the
end of the manual.
Always make a backup of your UPS-files, before editing them.
Enter the BK7SETUP-folder and start
setup.exe
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keep the standard installation folder:
C:\program files\BK7EDIT
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choose standard installation
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if messages show, that there are existing moduls or dlls, always keep the existing
files
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ACC2003 Version
Owners of an AccessVersion 2003 don’t need the runtime modul.
Create a folder C:\BK7EDIT on your pc and unzip the download file into this
folder. You can copy the start-ink („BK7EDITOR.INK“) on your desktop.
If you get an error message „system.mdw not found“, please try one of the following
methods:
a) search for the file „system.mdw“ on your system an copy it into the folder, where
the message expected it to be, normally in „C:\windows\system32“.
b) edit the startup-ink with the complete path to the MSACCESS.EXE,
normally „C:\program files\Microsoft office\office11\msaccess.exe“.
Example:
Click on the icon and choose the preferences
window:
There are two elements, separated by a blank
and included in remark signs.
Path to your ACCESS2003-exe file
( the string shown in the example refers to my
system, please replace with your setting )
“C:\program files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE”
path of the MDE-file
“C:\BK7EDIT\bk7edit2003.mde”
This should work !
Due to fact that this is a low-price shareware product and that there are a lot of
different system and Office-setups or installations, we cannot give any installation
support.
We recommend to install and test the demo-version. In case of trouble try the
ACC97RuntimeVersion. And only if it works on your system, you should order the
licence-code!
Maybe an additional help can be found by users in national roland forums.
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Register full version
click the button
Register
Type in your name and email an click on order license code per mail.
The software creates a small emailtext, which can be send with your standard
email client.
You will get the payment information and after your payment was checked a
license-code will be sent to your email adress.
Then you can enter name, email adress and the delivered license-code into the
registration form and complete the registration with a click on the
„Registration“ button.
After restarting all information will be shown in the main window and your
software has full functionality.
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Start program
After the installation you can start with a click on the program icon on your desktop or
using the windows START button
START  Program files  BK7EDITOR --> BK-7m Performance Editor
DEMOVERSION
The demo version allows full functionality except saving and printing.
Changing the firmware version
Doubleclicking on the version number switches between firmware version V1.06 and V1.06.
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First of all and only once you should edit your system preferences.
Connect the USB-stick to your system and wait until it’s recognized.
Click Preferences
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Preferences
You can edit the path to the start
folders manually.
If the edited directory doesn’t exist, it
will be created. Device characters
must refer to your pc-system.
You can even use the
Open-file-dialogs to choose
the folders.
Remember, that there must
be at least one entry in a
folder, to select it.
( Empty folders can’t be
selected, in this case use
the manual entry)
„Wordpad.exe“ or "Notepad.exe" are standard editors in
windows. You’ll find them in „C:\Windows“
If you’re working with a sequencer program, you can enter
it here, and it can be started right from the midifile-entry
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Import PERFORMANCE-LIST
After editing the preferences the program shows you the correct folder to choose a UPS-file.
Otherwise you have to select the folder in the open-file-dialog.
Doubleclick on the the filename to import.
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Edit PERFORMANCES
This is the main edit page.
Recordmarker to select a single record
To delete a record, please mark this
record with a click on the recordmarker,
then press DEL.
CC Codes as information,
they can be used to invoke
a performance via midi
Marker to select record to
be used in a copy process.
Global buttons for UP1, UP2, LWR, MBS, Split, & Splitpoint
to copy the setting of the selected record (recordmarker) to all
entries of the active list.
In this view you can :
- overwrite the performance title/name
- change part activation , split an split point
- save remarks to single performances
(only for very special use, this remarks are not stored in the device, so that they
disappear while importing from device)
- select single performances with a marker
- change the position of the performances
- renumber the performance list
- print the performance list
- delete the entire database
- delete a single performance
- copy marked performances
- duplicate a performance
- write the active (shown) list to a usb-device as performance list
- copy the setting (UP1, UP2, LWR, MBS, Split, & Splitpoint ) of a selected record
(recordmarker) to all entries of the active list
Change the title / name of a performance
Simply click inside the text box and write. Please do not create an empty text name.
This feature is extremely useful when you create only a short file name on the BK7 (maybe
one character) and edit this then subsequently on your PC.
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Copy marked performances
As described in the philosophy of the program the program cannot "create" performances by
selecting voices, effects or other parameters. We don’t have enough information about the
internal structure of a performance.
New performances must always base on an already stored “basic performance”, which was
created on the device and includes basic settings.
By selecting (clicking on a marker) of such a basic performance the basis for new
performances will be created.
IMPORTANT! Marks will always be sought in the entire database (all imported lists). So you
should delete all existing markers with the button marked "no" when beginning a new copy
process. The advantage: You can easily determine the entries for a new list by selecting in all
available lists.
The buttons
are self explaining.
When duplicating the selected entries are copied to the end of the list,
"Copy into a new list" queries a new file name and creates a new UPS file.
Some examples:
a) Creating a “basic list”
this is a recommendation, not a program function, because a “basic list”, consisting of one
“basic performance” record, can be used as basis for many other operations.
Create a new list on the device. Then make all the settings for the parts, MIDI settings, split
and so on. Save these performance and store with WRITE as "basic list".
b) Duplicate Performance
• First, delete all the markers in the database by clicking on the "no"-button.
• Mark the entry to be duplicated by clicking the recordmarker on the left side.
• Click on the button "duplicate".
• The duplicated performance is added to the list (at the end). If necessary, scroll the list to
check the result.
• Rename the duplicate
c) Copy performances - Creating lists with duplicates
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You can import performances from all imported lists simply by copying them into the
displayed list.
Mark all entries to be copied with the marker on the left side. With the two buttons "All" and
"No" you can select or deselect all records in the entire database.
Example:
• First, delete all the markers in the database by clicking on the "no"-button.
• Select one or more lists with records you want to copy and mark them in the marker box.
• If you have selected all the desired performances, choose and open the list, in which all
records should be imported
• Click on the button "duplicate"
• The selected performances will be added to the list. Scroll to check the result.
• Unused items can be deleted by clicking on the record selector
on the left side of the screen and press the DEL key.
• Write the active, displayed list to USB
c) Copy performances into a new list
With the two buttons "All" and "No" you can select or deselect all records in the entire
database.
Mark all entries to be copied with the marker on the left side.
Example:
• First, delete all the markers in the database by clicking on the "no"-button.
• Select one or more lists with records you want to copy and mark them in the marker box.
• Click on the button "copy into a new list"
• You will be asked for a file name and all marked records will be copied into this UPS-file.
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Edit MIDI-file storage
Click the EDIT Button in the MIDI/AUDIO area
You need to connect the USB-stick, normally used with the Bk7, with your PC. Doubleclicking in the miditextbox will show the open-file-dialog to select a midi-file. Be sure, that you select a midifile, which is stored on
the USB-stick, otherwise it can’t be found, when the stick is connected to the bk7 again. Remember, only the
filename including the path is stored in performance, not the content of the midifile itself.
a) Creating new performances according to MIDI-files
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Copy your midifile into the folder "My Songs" on your USB-Stick.
Select and load the „basic list“ with at least on record. The settings of the first record in the list will be
used as base of the records, containing the links to your midifiles
Click the EDIT button in the MIDI/AUDIO area.
Click „Import complete MIDI/AUDIO-FOLDER“"
doubleclick in the openfile-dialog on one (not specific) midifile in the midifile-folder
That’S all
Close the MIDI-edit-window and you can edit the new created performance list and sae it to a new name on your
USB-stick.
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Edit arranger style settings
Click the EDIT Button in the STYLES area
Some arranger style settings can be easily edited with this software.
Marker to select record to
be used in a copy process.
Use listboxes to change sttings of
Bass/Inv, Intro/Ending or Variation
Set tempo
Global buttons for BASS/INV, INTRO/ENDING, VARIATION
to copy the setting of the selected record to all entries of the
active list.(recordmarker)
Edit Ext.STYLE-file storage
Click the EDIT Button in the STYLES area
You need to connect the USB-stick, normally used with the Bk7, with your PC. Don’t change then names of
internal styles, if you don’t know, how it’s written correctly. You can replace each entry with an external style.
Doubleclicking in the styles-textbox will show the open-file-dialog to select an external style-file. Be sure, that
you select a style-file, which is stored on the USB-stick, otherwise it can’t be found, when the stick is connexted
to the bk7 again. Remember, only the filename including the path is stored in performance, not the content of the
stylefile itself.
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a) Creating performances according to Ext. STYLE-files
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Copy your style-files into the folder "My Styles" on your USB-Stick.
Select and load the „basic list“ with at least on record. The settings of the first record in the list will be
used as base of the records, containing the links to your style-files
Click the EDIT button in the STYLES area.
Click „Import complete STYLES-FOLDER“"
doubleclick in the openfile-dialog on one (not specific) stylefile in the stylefile-folder
That’s all
Close the Ext.STYLES-edit-window and you can edit the new created performance list and save it to a new
name on your USB-stick.
Edit PART TONES settings
Click on TONES
Use listboxes to select part tones
Set volumes
Activate or deactivate parts
With "Tones edit" you can edit the Tone parameters CC0 CC32 and PG. This is unfortunately neccessary,
because the documentation in the technical manual is not completly correct. Obviously ROLAND has changed
some CC0 parameters in the last firmware update without publishing them. Some error were found by "trial and
error", but not all. May be you'll find somme more, then you can edit them.
Only if you made changes you must press the second b) Button, to make the changes work in the program,
especially in the listboxes.
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Open MIDI-files and edit them with a sequencer application
You only can do this, if you have a midi sequencer installed on your PC.
Put the USB-stick from the BK7 into your PC and connect the PC and the BK7 via MIDI.
Click the EDIT Button in the MIDI/AUDIO area
Open the submenu with a RIGHTCLICK in the midifile-textbox and select „start sequencer“ with a
LEFTCLICK.
If evrything works fine, the installed sequencer will start with the selected midifile loaded.
We cannot guarantee, that this function works, because there are too many different kinds of sequencers on the
market.
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Write displayed list to USB
This menu allows you to save your work on the USB stick.
Note that the order of registrations in the stored file corresponds to the display order on the screen.
Because the records are written top down to UPS-list file , the display order does not correspond to the
numbering on the left. This can be used restore the prior result after sorting in alphabetical order.
Before saving, but you should click on the button "renumber list", because then the numbering of the records
displayed is identical to the numbers in the stored UPS-file.
You will be asked before the save operation, whether you want to change the name of the list. If you want the
overwrite an existing file, answer no.
Compress the database
After some time, especially after a lot of delete-operations, we recommend to compress the
database („bk7data.mdb“).
If your are working with the Access 2003 version you have to start Access2003 and select
“compress and repair”
In the open-file-dialog select ”C:\BKEDIT\bk7edit2003.mde”
With the ACC97Runtimeversion you can use the items in the windows start menu
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Updates
If you have registered the software, you should check for updates under
http://www.gfssoft.de/bk7updates.html
Unzip the download file an replace the following files in your program folder
( Bk7m97.mde  Acc97)
( Bk7edit2003.mde  Acc2003)
We will go on testing and optimizing the software.
SUPPORT
Due to fact that this is a low-price shareware product and that there are a lot of different system an Officesetups or installations, we cannot give any installation support.
We recommend to install and test the demo-version. And only if it works on your system, you
should order the licence-code!
Known problems with windows- or office-setups are described below.
Feel free to report errors to support@gfs-music.de
Registration to full version
The demo version has full functionality except storing an printing.
To register the software please order the license-code.
You can do this via mail or with a special button in the software.
We need your name and your email address.
You can find all informations for ordering an payment on our webadress
http://www.gfssoft.de/licence__registration.html
The price is actually 15 €.
The easiest and fastest way to get the licence is using PAYPAL.
After having received the licence code, enter all information in the registration form
To finish the registration process the software needs the rights to create a file in the \windows\system32
directory. If you get an error message, that any access on a path is denied, make sure that
a directory \windows\system32 exists and enable “write access” on this directory.
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Known problem and troubleshooting with windows/Msaccess
The following hint is are published with the kind permission of a user:
If you have already installed a MSACCESS version one problem could be, "that in the initial loading of
Microsoft Office there are a number of facilities which are optional and not loaded by default. One of these is
"WZTOOL80.MDE". This file includes the functions which can be used in Access ; 1. "Add-In Manager" 2.
"Database Splitter" 3. "Linked Table Manager" . I checked my original MS Office 97 disk and found that this file
was on it but when I checked if it had been loaded to the PC it was not.
Now one could say well so what, these facilities are only additional options which are not strictly required to run
Access so why should it cause the hiccup we refer too. This is the unbelievable part., despite the fact that they
were never loaded in the setting up procedure they were included and written into the registry so that on start-up
of Access they are expected to be there !!
There are two ways to overcome the problem ether remove them from the registry if you feel you do not require
them or alternatively copy the missing files from the original disk into the Office folder on the PC and fix the
registry as I did as follows:
Go to HEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - SOFTWARE - MICROSOFT - OFFICE - 8.0 - ACCESS - MENU ADD-INS and in
the following folders ; "&Add-In Manager, &Database Splitter and &Linked Table Manager " add the following
respectively :
Library ……….REG_SZ …………C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\wztool80.mde
Library ……….REG_SZ …………C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\wztool80.mde
Library ……….REG_SZ …………C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\wztool80.mde
A very useful and informative site on this problem is:
http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~ccmjs/accesswizard.html
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Installing this software, you accept the terms of use mandatory. You are allowed to use the trial version without
registration. Any use of the full version is only permitted without prior registration.
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FOR "BK7 Performance Editor"
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE
AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTINUING WITH THIS PROGRAM
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