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Offline Pianoman

Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« on: November 26, 2019, 11:29:31 PM »
My Genos freezes for several minutes when I select the styles button when I want to
open a 3rd party style on my main USB underneath the keyboard.

It eventually opens up after a few minutes but then freezes again if I were to press copy
or save.

This only happens with 3rd party styles, or a modified style, many of which I normally use
in performing.
An example would be the Genos style for "Superstition " where I modified the drums because
I didn't like the the original drums. It takes ages to open up the style.

It is a bit of a dilemma for me because I want to travel to a recording session in
another country just carrying a USB stick, and where a Genos will be provided for me.

I am now also using the version 2 superior pack in.my repertoire, so if I use my USB on a
version  1.41 studio Genos my 3rd party styles will open easily  but I won't be able to use the new
Superior pack.

I have formatted my USB stick correctly on Genos and everything worked perfectly until
I upgraded to version 2.

I have the exact same amount of styles (450) in the USB folder as I have in the User section folder ,
which opens without hesitation.

Keeping in mind that this has never happened before, I am completely mystified why it's
happening now.

Has anybody else experienced this problem?

Best Regards,

Abby.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2019, 11:38:00 PM by Pianoman »
 
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Online overover

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 12:11:52 AM »
Hi Abby,

possibly the Genos is busy creating / updating the Search Index in the background.

Have you recently copied many style files to the Stick?

It might help to let the Genos "rest" for a while (directly after turning on, with the Stick connected).


Best regards,
Chris
« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 01:08:50 PM by overover »
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Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 12:55:16 PM »
Hi Chris.

Thank you for your reply.
Yes, this is a folder i created a few days ago as I transferred all my registrations and styles
from my User section of the Genos to the USB stick.

As I mentioned above, the purpose is to travel to another country, thus saving 700 in
shipment costs for my Genos and all the customs hassle of travelling with a
keyboard from one country to another.

I have other style folders at contain up to 3 times as many styles and they open with
maybe a couple of seconds hesitation.

This particular folder that I created takes up to 3 minutes to open.

I photographed all my settings before updating to version 2 and once I updated I
put all my settings back to how they were before.

This is a 4GB stick that has never given me trouble before.

Best Regards,

Abby.

Offline soryt

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 01:51:55 PM »
I have the same problem , with styles and registrations  in User drive, selecting a style /registration cost almost 40 seconds .
I have mailed Yamaha about this problem after update V2 , i hope the have a solution  , ( did reset and it didnt help)
Trying to put the old v 1.41 back again , but it cant be installed anymore

Soneg  8)
« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 08:07:56 PM by soryt »
 

Offline travlin-easy

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 03:43:07 PM »
There may be a couple solutions to this problem, both of which are fairly easy. first and foremost, try copying the folder to the root directory of the keyboard and accessing the files from the root - made a big difference with my S-950.

Option #2 is to use a smaller USB drive - something just large enough to hold the files with enough left over for copying and pasting. The size of the USB drive, especially with the newer keyboards, seems to have some bearing on the access time. I don't know why this happens, but it did with my friend's S975.

Good luck,

Gary 8)
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Offline whataguy

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 03:51:54 PM »
Experience same thing every so often, I just turned it off and back on and resumed playing. Like life, it's just a little bump in the road. No big thing. Don in MI

Offline DonM

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 04:42:27 PM »
I have not experienced this.  I have folders and subfolders with styles, text files, midi files, CDGs and registrations in them and they all pull up instantly.  Using a 32 gig stick. 
I am using the USB port on top, and sometimes the one on the back.  Have not used the one underneath.

Offline Toril S

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 05:01:07 PM »
No problems here. I have a 64 GB stick.
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 06:24:51 PM »
There may be a couple solutions to this problem, both of which are fairly easy. first and foremost, try copying the folder to the root directory of the keyboard and accessing the files from the root - made a big difference with my S-950.

Option #2 is to use a smaller USB drive - something just large enough to hold the files with enough left over for copying and pasting. The size of the USB drive, especially with the newer keyboards, seems to have some bearing on the access time. I don't know why this happens, but it did with my friend's S975.

Good luck,

Gary 8)

Hi Gary,

Good to hear from you.

I just got back from the Computer store where I bought a new USB drive.
It is a 4GB Kingston drive that I think is approved by Yamaha.

My present drive is 4 GB, and it's the smallest capacity that I need for my Files.
They don't sell 2 GB drives anymore here, and 1 GB would be too small.

I think that I should maybe first try your option #1.

My styles folder IS in the root directory of the drive, but I'm thinking of putting
the styles themselves in the root directory, minus the folder.

It will of course mean that I'll have to save the styles directly to the root directory
and then save each single registration per style as I go along.

I just need the drive to work for a couple of weeks, to travel to Germany to
record.

So I'm going to format my new drive in the Gemos and  just load the 60 styles and
registrations that I need for this particular job, right in the root directory, and nothing
else.

They have found a Genos over there from a small outfit  that rents it out to people.
I don't know in what condition it is but it saves me the trouble of taking mine along.

Talking about recording, I was by folks here that it is legal to use Genos styles for
commercial recording. That there are no copyright issues.

Just checking again as I know there some very knowledgeable people here
regarding this question.

I will post my results after I'm. done with transferring the styles and registrations.

My thanks to all for your advice and suggestions.

Best Regards,

Abby.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 06:33:41 PM by Pianoman »
 

Offline soryt

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2019, 07:42:16 PM »
After having downloaded and installed the V2 again, it is malfunctioning
slow loading of styles and registrations solved
! ;D

Soryt  :)

Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2019, 11:14:57 PM »
Hi Soryt.

I'm glad that you have managed to solve the problem, sorry about the malfunctioning though.

For my part, I have bought a Yamaha approved USB drive and am in the process of saving
alll my USB styles and registrations directly onto the root directory, without using any folders.

The styles that I've already moved still take a while to open but don't get stuck on "checking "
like they did before.

It is a long and tedious process and I am now at day 2 and am not even halfway through yet.
I just hope that it is a one time thing and that I won't have to reverse the process again.

I formatted the USB drive in the Genos first, just as I always did with other drives that
I've used for my keyboards.

This is a solution that has been proposed by Gary (travlin-easy ) and it seems to have
improved the opening time of styles and registrations.

My  final verdict though, will be when I have completed the correct transfer of all
the remaining styles and registrations, as those that remain in the styles folder still
make the keyboard freeze for a couple of minutes when selecting them for saving to
the root directory of the USB drive.


Thank you Gary.

Best Regards,

Abby.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2019, 11:47:18 PM by Pianoman »
 

Online overover

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2019, 01:07:37 AM »
... For my part, I have bought a Yamaha approved USB drive and am in the process of saving
alll my USB styles and registrations directly onto the root directory, without using any folders.
...

Hi Abby,

please be careful: In my opinion this is NOT a good solution! I would NEVER save a larger number of files directly in the ROOT directory of the USB flash drive!

If everything is alright with the Genos, the update has been correctly installed and a suitable USB stick is used, it must make no difference in the loading time, whether a file is stored directly in the ROOT or in a FOLDER. The folder structure should of course not be too "nested". It is ideal to use at most one subfolder level in the main folders (which are located directly in the ROOT).

Compared to previous models, where a folder could contain a maximum of 500 files and subfolders, this number was increased in the Genos to a maximum of 2500.

But beware: In the ROOT directory it can already cause problems with much fewer files! It is NOT recommended for ANY operating system, to store MANY files directly in the ROOT of drives without using folders.

It may be due to certain (defective / corrupt) user files on the USB stick that the file selection reacts so slowly.

In any case, the Genos must be given enough time to create / update the internal Search Index for a specific USB stick. This can take a relatively long time for a particular Stick, if it contains a very large number of files. In NO case, however, I would advise you to save a lot of files directly in the ROOT of a stick!


Best regards,
Chris
« Last Edit: November 29, 2019, 01:14:32 AM by overover »
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Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2019, 01:37:44 AM »
Hi Chris.

Thanks for the warning.
I will stop at once, even though I just wanted to put 450 styles and their associated
registrations to the root directory.

It was to have been for just 2 weeks in a recording studio where I didn't want any slow
loading or freezing while recording.

The recording gig consists of chaining up to 60 songs like a live gig, jumping from
1 song to the next (with canned applause between songs) for a total of 3 hours of music.

That's why it's essential that there be no slow loading or freezing of the keyboard.

My install of the version 2 upgrade went without a hitch, but I think I'll do it again and
see if that will solve the problem.

This problem only applies to the USB drive. The User section works perfectly but I won't be
travelling with my Genos. There will be another Genos provided for me at my destination.

Thanks again for the warning. I was desperate because my time window is closing.

Best Regards,

Abby.

Offline DonM

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2019, 06:25:07 AM »
Abby, I agree with Chris, the fact that you are using folders should make no difference at all in the speed.
I'm reading all text, midi files, CDGs, Registrations and a number of styles from USB and it is all loaded instantly.
Each category is in its own folder, and some styles are several folders deep.
What Gary said was probably true on some older models, but I never experienced that on any of them. 
I think you either have a corrupt style somewhere, or your Genos is malfunctioning. 
I will talk to Gary on the phone tomorrow and maybe we can put our heads together to think of something else.
DonM
 

Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2019, 10:22:17 AM »
Hello Don.

Thank you for your prompt reply.

As I mentioned above, my intention was to save 450 styles and their associated registrations
to the root directory of a USB drive dedicated just for these styles and nothing else.

That was partially incorrect. 450 are ALL the styles that I have in my usual gig
folder.

What I intended to do was to load some 60 styles and 50 registration banks on to the.
root directory just for a 2 week stint.
That is the entire amount of styles and registrations that I need for this particular project.

Do you think that this could be harmful to the keyboard?

I have now stopped loading any more styles to the root directory until other solutions
can be found.

I am considering reinstalling the version 2 upgrade again, to see if that will help.
I'll first have to take snapshots of all the effects and system settings that I have made
since upgrading.

Waiting to hear your first recordings on your new Genos.

Best Regards,

Abby.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2019, 10:42:37 AM by Pianoman »
 

Offline soryt

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2019, 11:53:19 AM »
I downloaded the V2 software again and after installing it my EQ, Midi and other settings are not changed.
I hope it wil work fore you

Soryt  :)
 

Offline EileenL

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2019, 02:35:07 PM »
I have never had any problems with my Genos. I use a Fast reading 64 Gb USB stick and have an exact copy of my user drive on it so if I use another Genos everything is there that I require. I use the underside USB port when using my own keyboard but when using another Genos use the front port.
All works as it should. I even updated my keyboard with the stick in and still all fine.

Offline Fred Smith

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2019, 02:49:46 PM »

Trying to put the old v 1.41 back again , but it cant be installed anymore


I had no problem reinstalling 1.41, so it can be done.

Cheers,
Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
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Offline soryt

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2019, 02:57:14 PM »
Thats strange , i tried it several times and it didnt load ?

Soryt  :-\
 

Offline EileenL

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2019, 03:36:53 PM »
Yes you can reinstall it but why would you want to.

Offline Fred Smith

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2019, 03:55:21 PM »
Yes you can reinstall it but why would you want to.

To get decent size fonts in text files.

Cheers,
Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
Genos, Bose L1 compacts, Finale 2015
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Offline soryt

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2019, 04:48:30 PM »
I have never had any problems with my Genos. I use a Fast reading 64 Gb USB stick and have an exact copy of my user drive on it so if I use another Genos everything is there that I require. I use the underside USB port when using my own keyboard but when using another Genos use the front port.
All works as it should. I even updated my keyboard with the stick in and still all fine.
Than you have a lot of luck  ;D , I have loading times of 40/60seconds since the Update from my user drive , and several freeze ups
I have done a new download of the V2 and re installed it  , its a little better but not as good as before the update .
And i am waiting for a reply  of Yamaha EU if they know a solution of this "problem"

Soryt  :)
 

Offline DonM

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2019, 05:00:03 PM »
Hello Don.

Thank you for your prompt reply.

As I mentioned above, my intention was to save 450 styles and their associated registrations
to the root directory of a USB drive dedicated just for these styles and nothing else.

That was partially incorrect. 450 are ALL the styles that I have in my usual gig
folder.

What I intended to do was to load some 60 styles and 50 registration banks on to the.
root directory just for a 2 week stint.
That is the entire amount of styles and registrations that I need for this particular project.

Do you think that this could be harmful to the keyboard?

I have now stopped loading any more styles to the root directory until other solutions
can be found.

I am considering reinstalling the version 2 upgrade again, to see if that will help.
I'll first have to take snapshots of all the effects and system settings that I have made
since upgrading.

Waiting to hear your first recordings on your new Genos.

Best Regards,

Abby.
There should be no problem with doing that.  Not sure why you are having this problem.
I do not think reinstalling the older OS will help.
I will do some recording on the job this weekend.  I did one at home last night but am not happy with the vocal sound.  I may use the external processor (T.C. Helicon Harmony M) on the job until I can tweak the onboard vocal sound some more. 
DonM
 
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Offline EileenL

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2019, 07:07:39 PM »
I am not lucky at all Soyrt and there are lots of us who have not had any trouble at all. I use lots of third party styles and make sure I only keep the ones that work well on my keyboard. Have done every up grade and also never had a problem. Use good quality USB sticks always formatted on the keyboard. I have one in the underside compartment which is 64Gb and one I use for transferring content from my computer. Very rarely use the back USB slot as I don't need to. My styles always load as they should and it is only the Audio styles that need that little extra time to load but that is normal.

Offline EileenL

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2019, 07:19:24 PM »
Hi Abby,
 Since the styles of the Superior pack are in the Expansion part of the keyboard and you have to press  expansion to access them did you then save them one by one to the user section or USB.

Offline Fred Smith

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2019, 07:22:45 PM »
Than you have a lot of luck  ;D , I have loading times of 40/60seconds since the Update from my user drive , and several freeze ups
I have done a new download of the V2 and re installed it  , its a little better but not as good as before the update .
And i am waiting for a reply  of Yamaha EU if they know a solution of this "problem"

Soryt,

It sounds to me like your search indexing has not been updated, or is not working.

When I search, I get a message at the bottom which says "updating search information" or "search information updated n minutes ago".

If you see the "updating" message on a search, then leave the keyboard alone for a while. Make sure all power saving features are disabled. It should take no more than 20 minutes to update the index. Then your searches will be a lot speedier.

I would try this first with no USB stick to test the User drive searches. Once that works, do it again with a USB stick inserted.

Cheers,
Fred

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Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
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Offline Toril S

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2019, 07:24:37 PM »
Maybe the CPU? Hope you get it sorted out soon!
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

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Offline travlin-easy

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2019, 10:39:15 PM »
Spent some time talking with Don Mason this afternoon, and both of have come to the conclusion that Abby more than likely has a corrupt style file in his collection that is causing the problem. Though they are rare, indeed, they can occur and when they do, usually, the only fix is to go them one at a time, which is a painful process, until the problem repeats itself.

Though I have never encountered a complete lockup with any of my arranger keyboards, I have encountered style files and MIDI files that produced error messages, and my only solution, regardless of pushing the OK button, was a quick reset, which is the kiss of death during a live performance. The last thing I ever wished to happen during performance was extended dead time. Fortunately, I always had a work around and could instantly select an MP3 Karaoke video from my laptop and keep the show going while I rebooted the arranger keyboard. The second it rebooted, I would get on the keys and play along with the MP3 file, thus no one was the wiser, but it scared the Hell out of ME!

Gary 8)
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Online overover

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2019, 11:52:55 PM »
Spent some time talking with Don Mason this afternoon, and both of have come to the conclusion that Abby more than likely has a corrupt style file in his collection that is causing the problem. Though they are rare, indeed, they can occur and when they do, usually, the only fix is to go them one at a time, which is a painful process, until the problem repeats itself. ...

I recommend to use the PC (Windows) program "PSR Style Database":

http://www.wierzba.homepage.t-online.de/psd/psdmain.htm

This program can list huge amounts of Styles in a relatively short time. The Styles to be listed / analyzed can be stored on a USB-Stick, on the PC's hard disk or in the User drive of the Genos (if connected in USB Storage Mode to the PC). Up to 20 columns with all needed information about the Styles can be configured by the user. The red-bordered fields in this image clearly indicate a corrupt Style file:




By the way: This program can also used to list MIDI files: After installing you will find TWO new shortcuts on the Windows desktop (to start the program either in Style mode or in MIDI file mode).


Best regards,
Chris
« Last Edit: November 29, 2019, 11:58:46 PM by overover »
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Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2019, 01:22:00 PM »
There is a tendency by some people of saying " there is no problem with mine " in many different
posts over the years after  people who have encountered a problem in their keyboard appeal for
 suggestions, explanations or solutions.

In a way, I think that it's an attempt to protect Yamaha's reputation at all costs,  but also
adds insult to injury for those who are struggling with a problem.
It is not helpful.

It's like buying an identical gas heater as one's neighbour, then when seeing the neighbor's
house gp up in flames because of the heater, standing outside on the lawn and saying
" my heater has no problems".

I must reiterate again that this is not a helpful attitude.
It would better to not comment at all.

Best Regards,

Abby.

Offline EileenL

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2019, 02:21:51 PM »
There are two ways to look at this Abby. One way is to reassure members who are planning on buying Genos that they are getting a reliable keyboard. I think you will agree that there has been so much negativity spoken on here about the keyboard, more than I can ever remember than any other keyboard which has gone on and on and been more harmful than good. The other way is that although I and many others have had no problems we will always still try to help if some one asks for it so I have to disagree with you on this one.

Offline Fred Smith

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2019, 02:58:14 PM »
There is a tendency by some people of saying " there is no problem with mine " in many different posts over the years after  people who have encountered a problem in their keyboard appeal for suggestions, explanations or solutions.

I must reiterate again that this is not a helpful attitude.
It would better to not comment at all.


Abby,

Why are you being so hard on people who are trying to help?

In fact, the first thing you want to know is whether others are experiencing your problem or not.

When I reported the problem of reduced font sizes for text files in V2.00, it would have been very helpful to know that it was working for others. It's the first step in finding a solution.

People post comments on this forum not to be mean, but because they are trying to help. Any comments which reduce their propensity to help are not helpful.

Cheers,
Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
Genos, Bose L1 compacts, Finale 2015
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Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2019, 05:27:18 PM »
Abby,

Why are you being so hard on people who are trying to help?

In fact, the first thing you want to know is whether others are experiencing your problem or not.

When I reported the problem of reduced font sizes for text files in V2.00, it would have been very helpful to know that it was working for others. It's the first step in finding a solution.

People post comments on this forum not to be mean, but because they are trying to help. Any comments which reduce their propensity to help are not helpful.

Cheers,
Fred

Hello Fred.

It is absolutely not my intention to be hard on anyone.

I was simply making a suggestion that when a forum member reports a problem,
it is not helpful to respond with "mine works fine."

People don't invent these issues.
They report them because they are experiencing a real issue.

In this particular case, several others have reported experiencing the same problem.

My apologies to all   if my comments were considered as being hard on anyone.

I didn't have any particular person in mind when I commented.
It's just that the "mine is fine " responses keep popping up every now and then.

As you can see from the posts above,  there are members who are genuinely trying
to help, and I cannot thank them enough.

I have offered them my deep and sincere thanks and will continue to do so as other
members chip in.

I am desperate, as I have to travel in a few days armed only with my USB drive and
really appreciate positive suggestions that might lead to a solution.

Best Regards,

Abby.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 07:30:40 PM by Pianoman »
 

Offline DonM

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2019, 09:20:35 PM »
Abby,
As Gary says, it MIGHT be a corrupt file, but it also might be that there is something wrong with your USB stick or the keyboard itself.  Although rare, these things do malfunction.
I suppose there is not another Genos anywhere close to you that you might try the drive with. 
If you want to make a copy of your USB drive and send it to me, or upload it to where I can get it, I will try it on my Genos to see if the same things happen.  That would eliminate a few things, if it were to work o.k. on mine.

Offline travlin-easy

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2019, 09:53:29 PM »
I agree with Don. Upload that stick so others can provide some first hand assistance using their Genos keyboards and try to duplicate, and possibly solve the problems you encountered.

Good luck,

Gary 8)
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Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2019, 11:12:54 PM »
Hello Gary and Don.

Thank you both for your response.

I have bought a brand new 4GB USB drive and saved just the 60 styles that I'll need to use for the gig,
together with the lyrics, registrations, and edited RH voices that I use.
I have nothing else on the drive.

It has been properly formatted, but that's a given, as i always format my USB drives on the
keyboard itself since the days of my T3, when I only used a USB drive to transfer stuff from
my PC.

The problem with freezing seems to have disappeared with this new drive, but that's probably
because I am using a very small quantity of files now.

I'd like to stress again that my usual USB drive beneath the keyboard had been working
perfectly with no trouble at all since February, when  I acquired my keyboard, and that the
issue of the keyboard freezing only began after the update to V2, about a week ago.

Thank you both for your suggestion of my uploading the USB drive for study.
 I may well do that but I will wait a few days first, to see if the problem has been banished
for good

For now I am just content that I can concentrate on the music and travel preparations.gh

I will delve deeper into my USB drive problem when I get back, as I probably will be
quite busy for the next 2 or 3 weeks.

Thanks again and  Best Regards.

Abby.

Offline travlin-easy

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2019, 06:38:00 PM »
Abby, just checking to see if your problem has been solved by the new USB drive.

Inquiring minds want to know, ;)

Gary 8)
Love Those Yammies...
 

Offline Pianoman

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2019, 04:52:51 PM »
Hi Gary.

It is a strange problem that now comes and goes.
It not only does it with 3rd party styles, but also with T3 and T5 styles.

I have now spent 5 days moving registrations and styles back to the User drive of
my keyboard, as well as making long overdue adjustments to style and RH volumes
and live control settings.

I had a huge folder of styles on my USB drive that I had downloaded from a website called
Songstyles.nl that had many corrupt styles, and once I had removed the folder the USB
drive started opening up a little better but the problem soon returned.

Even though Chris advised me not to put styles on the root directory of the USB drive, I
decided to take a risk and put 60 styles and associated registrations there anyway,
which seems to have taken care of the freezing problem with those particular styles

Now I have the styles on my User drive connecting to registrations also on the User
drive, and the styles on USB connecting to registrations on the USB.

But when I use registrations where one song connects to USB and another song connects to
the User drive, the freezing problem starts all over again.

I hope that this explanation makes sense somehow.

Sorry that it took so long to reply.
I've  been working overtime on the freezing styles problem as well as practising,
in the hope that we can finish this recording business before the studio people decide
to run off for Christmas vacations.

Best Regards,

Abby.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2019, 04:55:57 PM by Pianoman »
 

Offline travlin-easy

Re: Genos freezes when searching for 3rd party styles on USB
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2019, 07:11:21 PM »
Sounds as if you are in the process of getting the bugs worked out - at least I hope that is the case.

Good luck, old friend,

Gary 8)
Love Those Yammies...