BankStick - Seq V4

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Can someone point me to documentation (or explain) about the BankStick?

I've built a Seq V4 (with the STM32F4 core) and I thought everything was being stored on the SD card, but then find that on the Pattern screen there are 64 Patterns but each one has three additional "versions" that are stored on the BankStick that you can get to by turning the #3, #7, #11 and #15 encoder?

Also, is there a way to disable those #3, #7, #11 and #15 encoders on the Pattern screen so I can't accidently  change to a BankStick pattern (I go to turn the #4 encoder to change a pattern but mistakenly grab and turn the #3 instead)?  I am fine with 64 Patterns.

Any help is greatly appreciated  :-)
Confused Drew

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As far as I know, there haven't been banksticks in use since 2008. You might be confused with Patterns though. You get 64 patterns per Group, so each of Tracks 1-4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16 have 64 patterns storable. 

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The official manual does mention banksticks, saving to a bankstick etc. in several places, I would guess that it's a leftover from earlier MBSEQ models.

The manual's name for the "x" in pattern names such as x:A1, x:A2 etc. is a Bank. "x" is 1, 2, 3 or 4, so you have four banks of 64 patterns each. Even though by default Group 1 plays patterns from Bank 1, Group 2 from Bank 2 etc., there's nothing stopping you from playing, say, 3:A1 (=pattern A1 from bank 3) in any of the four groups.

To my knowledge the bank selection cannot be disabled.

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