When you boot up the ADA Software disk you will be greeted by a menu offering 9 options:
1 SOUND SAMPLES
2 PRESET RHYTHMS
3 REAL TIME REC/PLAY
5 MUSICAL KEYBOARD
6 SCALE TUNING
7 EXTERNAL INTERFACE
8 LOAD/SAVE BASE
9 BOARD SLOT (3)
The first thing to do is to check that the DSS is installed in slot #3 ~ the default slot for the software ) or you must enter option 9 and configure the software for the slot you have installed your board,
Let's just familiarize ourselves with some of the terminology used here. The digital data from the sound sample is refer to as a soundbase. This soundbase occupies a continuous 24K segment of Your computer's main memory. This soundbase can be saved or new ones loaded by using the LOAD/SAVE BASE option from the main menu. The soundbase can be divided into different sized slices. These slices are called MODES. You have the choice of six different MODES. Each mode divides up the total soundbase in a different way. In this way you can save several sounds in one soundbase. Just remember the more ways you divide the pie, the less everyone eats. You only have so much memory so use it wisely.
Now let's look at the options available from the main menu one at a time.