One of the first things I wanted to do when I unboxed my new Roland FA06 was import some fresh samples and try out those sample pads! Here’s a quick start guide on how to import samples into your FA06 sample pads. (The video that follows is me importing a couple of samples into my FA06)
Step 1: Copy Samples Onto Your SD Card
If you haven’t already, first remove the protector that covers the SD card on the back of your keyboard. You’ll need a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws. Set the plate aside and press inwards on the SD card to release it. Then slide it out. Put your SD card into an SD card reader (Here’s the one I use on Amazon: FA06 SD Card Reader). Copy you WAV or MP3 samples into the IMPORT folder on your FA06 SD card. Now you can remove your SD card from the computer and put it back into the FA06. I don’t think you have to power down to put the card back into the FA06. I didn’t and it worked fine.
Step 2: Load Your Samples From the SD Card to Your FA06 Sample Pads
- Press the SAMPLE button to the left of the sample pads.
- Hold SHIFT and press the SAMPLE IMPORT soft key (#5).
- Use the CURSOR buttons to highlight the sample that you would like to import and click SELECT.
- Use the CURSOR buttons to select the pad that you would like to drop the sample on and press the EXECUTE soft key (#7).
- Click OK.
The FA06 will convert the file to Roland format and the sample pad that you selected during the import will now be glowing red and ready to use! Products Used:
Here’s My Video Demonstration on How to Load Samples On Your Roland FA06
If you have any questions, please leave me a comment!