Save Voicecard Settings on Ambika?

Hi, I can edit and save sounds on my Ambika, but everytime I boot up only voices 1,3 and 5 are active, so that I have manually activate the other voices. How do I save those voicecard settings that it boots up as a 6 voice synth? Thanks in advance, Paul

Update: I can save the edited sound (for example my edit of 0000 junon), but only as long as I not turn off my ambika. After powering off and switching on, the previous state of the preset is again loaded?

There is a command to save the current configuration of the synth and have it restored every time it is powered on.

The command is labelled “>ini”

After confirming, all current settings (voice allocation but also the sound synthesis parameters for all 6 parts) are saved.

What you call a “preset” or “sound”, is actually a program and it only stores the sound synthesis parameters and sequencer data.

6 programs + the voice allocation = a multi, and this is what you need to save here!

Relevant paragraph from the manual:

A voice is a physical monophonic sound production device, consisting of digital oscillators, CV sources, an analog VCF and a VCA. A voice is only capable of producing a single-note sound. Ambika contains 6 voices, each of them being a physically different circuit board.

A part is one or many voices sharing the same synthesis settings. Ambika can manage up to 6 parts. Each part stores its own synthesis, arpeggiator and sequencer settings. Each part listens to a MIDI channel, and is assigned a range of keys on the keyboard.

Each of the 6 voices in Ambika needs to be linked to (assigned to) a part. This is a bit like showing each musician (voice) in an orchestra which staff they must play on a musical score! If you assign the 6 voices to the same part, Ambika will behave like a classic monotimbral polysynth. If you assign each voice to a different part, Ambika will behave like 6 independent monophonic synths. If you want to play a bassline on the lower part of the keyboard, and a brass riff on the upper part of the keyboard, you need to use two parts: one part with 1 voice for the bass, and a second part with 5 voices for the brass sound.

A patch is a specific combination of synthesis settings stored into a part.

A program consists of a patch, and additional sequencer/arpeggiator settings.

A multi stores 6 programs (one for each part of Ambika) along with the mappings between voices, parts, midi channels and keyboard range. This is a complete snapshot of the Ambika configuration!