Forgot your password? Anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong or anyone can can instruct me how to get my Roland D70 back to how it was? You need the help of Paolo, he did a guess the synth game both on here and on GS and went into great detail about factory resets on a thread over there with Don Solaris If reading through that thread doesn't give you an immediate answer then drop him a PM or he will will be along shortly, he's a moderator here and will be no doubt be able to help you further.
I'm here. Don't worry! You only need to slow down the transmission rate of the sysex, and the D will receive it. You can also press 5 when powering up and it will offer the menu to load sysex, but I found you don't need it really Paolo you saved me man And it worked!!!!
Only thing I had to do was to switch the internal memory to off switch was on the back. Thanks alot!!!! Now that I see some D70 users I love the Piano and Strings factory patch I was wondering if somebody knew if that patch has been ported exactly to any sampler or other synth not in my XV Newbie to all this stuff.
I have a D70 that was missing a ton of patches and wanted to a factory reset. Here's step by step what I'm doing when I try to do a factory reset. And as soon as I do that I get the error message on my Keyboard Screen.
And to top it all off I have a gig in two days and need to use it! Please help. You don't mention it in your post above, so just to double-check Also, for my experience, not all MIDI interfaces are created equal Finally, what sysex file of the original sounds are you using?
It could also be a corrupted file Keep us posted, if all fails, I can try to do a video with all the steps going from my computer to the D If you could do a video I would appreciate it so much, but I know that would take time and energy out of your day.
I don't know if this is the software I would need to perform this dump, but everything about it indicates it is. It was found at this link:. So, after many slow, painful, mind numbing hours of trying to restore the D70 I made some progress. This is what I did and it somewhat worked for me.Billed as the next in line to the Roland "LA" synthesis crown, the D70 is an odd keyboard. In fact, if you open it up, you''ll find the circuit boards are labelled "U50".
The D has a sample playback engine married to D50 style TVF filters, together with on-board effects, and a percussion soundset. The filters are resonant, and add some much needed "welly". This is the D's redeeming feature, because the filters are actually pretty damn good. It's a shame that to this reviewer's knowledge it doesn't seem possible to filter the drum samples though. Performance wise, the D70 has a good quality 76 note keyboard in a sleek housing, and given its size, it's remarkably light.
It is equipped with a large LCD display, to the left of which are 4 assignable faders. There is a fifth controller fader, labelled "C1" just above the pitch bender, in between the volume and brightness filter cutoff faders.
The faders can be assigned in real-time to the following parameters: Level, Pan, Tuning, Cutoff, Resonance, Attack, and Release, using the keypad to the left of fader 1. This gives the performer real-time tweakability for doing filter sweeps, changing the relative levels of tones for drawbar-style effectsetc.
As an added bonus, the faders send MIDI data It has keyboard splitting and zoning options that you'd expect to find on master keyboards. That's if you can decipher the midi implementation and work your way round an interface that redefines the word "awkward".
Couple that with a page manual, and it's not something you really want to do on stage, unless you've got it all worked out in advance. The D70 is one of those synths that you'll find yourself both enjoying and cursing in fairly equal measure. This may not sound too appealing - if you're looking for genuine acoustic instruments, then it's not for you.
But, the D70 has some remarkably good Rhodes and Organ patches, and some fantastic synth bass and lead sounds. Couple this with the on board fx, and it is a bit like a souped-up D50 with much better filters, which provide both squelchy resonance and knob-twiddlyness. It sounds better than the U If you're looking for a "proper synthesizer" you may be disappointed.
Real shame actually; a bit more effort on Roland's part and this could have been a right little stomper. Due to the fact that it was never really a success, the D70 can prove very hard to find on the used market.
But once you've got one, you probably won't want to let it go - it has JUST enough features in several different departments to redeem itself, and the warmth of the synth sounds belies their digital origin. Images from Perfect Circuit Audio. Roland D VSE Rating. User Rating. Check Prices. Fired it up and reloaded the factory settings via Midi. This is my third A lot of peeps can't stand this machine but after Read more Help for my Roland D70!!!!!!!!
Hi i want to ask you something I have a Roland D70 but i have aproblem with all four banks low 32 keys, Roland D70 keybed I just purchased a Roland D70 rather cheap due to the epoxied keys oozing I guess and rendering I noticed that after about 10 - 15 minutes of playing I lose the screen readout.
The contrast Roland D70 ConversionThe combination made the D one of the best-selling professional keyboards ever. I had a play with this last night. Pretty damn awesome… way better than the Anthology version.
Having the ability to layer those samples is really what makes a D worth having. And with the patch editor in place, it makes me wonder why they even bothered making an Anthology version in the first place. I owned a D for years and it sounds every bit as good. Particularly when playing patches in lower octaves where that low-end really shines.
It feels and sounds exactly the same. Heres to hoping they come out with a collection of all the SR cards for vst format in the near future. Id jump on that in a heart beat. This is amazing. I can continue paying for a VSTi forever. The old system of buy once sucked. I hated it. This will fit in nicely with subscriptions for other software, utility payments etc.
Alternately, I would pay a monthly subscription to spend time in an actual studio that had nice synths. I am already waiting on the first price raise and we will see what happens then. The whole point is to make things more expensive on the long run by adding stuff which some may find okay but others never need. No, thanks…. For software like Adobe CC it makes sense because the programs are expensive and routinely used by companies or freelances for whom accounting and taxes become more convenient if renting or leasing their tools instead of outright buying them.
For an amateur user it makes little to no sense to rent software. It makes a lot of sense for the producer though as such a business model provides a steady revenue stream. What they have to be aiming for is the same thing that Adobe is doing — eliminating the upfront barrier to entry for people, so you can get a lot of people subscribing.
With music software, though, there are tons of inexpensive tools available that are very capable, so Roland will have to offer a really compelling package if they want this to fly.Roland D review with audio demo - June 10 Roland D audio demos. Roland D photos click on thumbnails to enlarge. Roland D manual. The sequel to the classic D even though it was really more like an upgrade of the U - or "U" as found on the motherboard.
The D is a wonderful synthesizer, that captures the spirit of the classic D, and takes it to a new dimension. This is a quality synth from a bygone era. Great features include 76 keys, sound layering, and a very expressive aftertouch. Like the D, Eric Persing and team did an unbelievable job with the sounds of the D Patches like "Ghosties", "Prologue" and "SpaceDream" are masterpieces of synth sound design.
The sounds in ROM have a very punchy, full, "complete" sonic character that sounds great even today. The on-board effects are also of very high quality. Great use of the aftertouch to engage the powerful and great-sounding on-board filters. Gorgeous string ensemble, Roland really had great orchestral samples coming from the S-series library in those days. Very interesting patch which combines "jet noise" fx, and hypnotic choir.Roland JV-1080 Vst Finally Released ( Sounds Beautiful )
Solid drum sounds, straight from Roland's own R-8 drum machine of that era. Roland D specs. Type of resource.But with the D50 panel, many parameters are not recognized by Ableton. My goal was to split your controller by each partial and map them into individual racks so that I can work around the limit of midi CCs.
I hope you can follow my crude description and maybe have an answer or instruction on how to map all parameters. The D50 editor have parameters, if you open modulator list from panel menu, you will see all parameters having a VST index number 0 toyou can modify by double click and change value.
Maybe someone else can answer this in the forum why Ableton only recognize VST index 0 to 63 only.
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It worked after several trys for one time a few day ago. But now there is only silence. I run it in standalone mode and just the Programms are changing on my Keyboard. What am I missing? The lower partials work fine, but if I play any note on the keyboard, all upper partial parameters get set to 0 the slider goes all the way to the bottom.
OK, I debugged the problem and sent meastempo an update to the Lua code. Looks like I have the same problem as Zain above. I can change programs but nothing else seems to work. Any ideas what else it could be? I tested it with 3 different midi interfaces and had no issues like you describe, also only tested with Ableton Live.
My D50 was s sold last year and i planning to get an D sometime. Great work on this I greatly appreciated it.
I have a question. I tried in in standalone mode works great so far, but in reaper when I exported a dll there are 2 things I noticed. One I can not use the current midi port I think I am supposed to use pass through and also the enable disable partials buttons will not work.
Do you think you can help me in a fader that will emulate the D joystick on the upper and lower partials balance.
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I am trying to do it via midi cc live for a song I am working on in reaper. If i remember correctly i only tested it with midi channel 1 in the D In Ableton i only see midi parameter 1 — 64, this editor have parameters total. Just tried it on a D that I bought to replace my D Worked out of the box. Great job on this. UI is a bit complex to me yet however.
There is a little bug in controlling the mute status of the upper partials.
I tried using this with the new Roland D with no success. Is it usable with the D and if so could someone give me some advice on getting it to work? When going up the patchname is lagging behind … always the previous one is shown. Anyone any idea what the problem can be?Finding the best synth VST plugins can be painstakingly difficult since they are strewn all over the internet.
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At home I took it apart to find out that the construction of the keybed is identical to the U, D-5 and JD and probably some others including the KR-series I think. These are very nice keybeds to play but they used a very flimsy pcb circuitboard made of a thin plastic film which is extremely fragile. A D has a connector just like this one the left and right hand side of the keybed.
Very fragile. If you disconnect this you most likely destroy the 16 traces that are in the flexible ribbon cable and it will never work again. Some repair this by replacing the plastic strip by a metal one to apply pressure to the connection. Sometimes this works. I tried it on my D but pretty much all the keys on the left hand side stayed dead.
Roland sells a replacement part for this. So no more fragile connection. I used 16 wires from a standard network cable. This is just to keep them in place. After I tested for continuity I soldered all 16 wires to the small pcb where you would normally attach the white ribbon cable.
What type of wire glue do you use? I bought some graphite based wire glue and it did not close the circuit when tested with a multimeter. Like Like. Is it possible to use Carikoke 44 conductive paint and redraw the traces? Thank You. So Frustrated. Great post but scary! I am experiencing that. If you separate the connector you should see black exposed contacts coming from the green pcb.
These black tracer are usually damaged. You can repaint them with wireglue. Just be carefull not to connect the 16 individual traces. If the black contact trace is completely gone you can also scrape some plastic off the green pcb exposing the trace within it so you can glue a wire with wireglue to that trace.
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Before I had wireglue I only had silver paint. This is very thin so this made repainting the traces almost impossible. Now that I know how wireglue works I would attempt to repaint the 16 traces on both ends of the connector and then putting the connector back together like it was. You can always resort to soldering 16 wires later.
What a cool advice… …I had already cut my Ethernet cables. I was close to recover the contacts with this paint. Thanks God I havent….