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How to download User Targets from this website to your C16, via your computer.

This article is directed at users of a PC with Windows® 95 or later. The instructions assume some familiarity with your operating system and sequencer.

Although the Target files are actually standard MIDI files, their file extension (suffix) is .c16, rather than .mid. This will allow the file type to be associated with our special C16 Editor program. It may also discourage the unwanted automatic loading of a MIDI file player, when you click on the files in a browser or file utility program. However, sometimes a media player is so keen that it recognises the file format anyway!

Decide which Target you wish to download. Right-click (or click & hold on mac) on the corresponding , or on the download filename.c16 message. Select Save Link As or Save Target As from the menu. A file Save As dialogue box should then open.

Navigate to and/or create the folder (directory) in which you wish to store the C16 Target file. If you are not using the C16 Editor software, you could, at this stage, edit the File name – changing the file extension from c16 to mid. Then click the Save button, and the relevant Target file should very quickly be transferred to your computer.

You can use our C16 Editor for Windows to send the .c16 file to your C16. If you are not using the C16 Editor, and if you did not change the file extension at download time, you can easily do it later. You will need to use file utility program, such as Windows® Explorer, which is set to display the full filename, including the extension (suffix). Locate the Target file and right-click on the filename or its icon. Next, select Rename from the menu, and then edt the file name using the keyboard, replacing the last c16 with mid. You may also be able to use the free C16 Editor program to export a .c16 file as a .mid file, or to transmit the MIDI SysEx data directly to your C16.

When you wish to transfer the Target data to your C16, you should start your MIDI sequencer program and then Open or Import the relevant Target .mid file as a standard MIDI file.

Make sure that the sequencer is set to transmit MIDI System Exclusive (SysEx) messages, and that the track or tracks holding the C16 set-up messages are routed to the MIDI OUT port which is talking to the MIDI IN of the C16. There is more information in section 3.6 of the C16 User's Guide.

Then, all you should have to do is select PLAY, and in a couple of seconds, the new Target program will have been transferrred, and stored in Target numbers 98 and/or 99 of your C16.

Some of the screen grabs (pictures) above are taken from Evolution Sound Studio Pro.

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