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  • Roland D70 Factory reset

    Hey Forum,

    I'm new here and allready in need of urgent help!!

    I did a factory reset on my roland d70 (Powered on holding down BANK 8, pressed ENTER then pressed WRITE.......stupid stupid stupid!!) and tried to reset the factory sounds by doing a sysex dump through a link I've found on the internet (http://www.synthzone.com/midi/roland/d70/D70/) ,but with no succes.
    I think I'm doing something wrong but I can not figure out what.
    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?

  • #2
    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...

    http://www.gearslutz.com/board/electronic-music-instruments-electronic-music-production/513884-guess-synth-game-21-a.html

    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.
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    • #3
      I'm here

      Don't worry! You only need to slow down the transmission rate of the sysex, and the D-70 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... the D-70 receives the sysex from the main screen as well (which right now you see as a garbled mess - it's okay).

      The key in my case was to slow down the sysex transmission to very slow.

      You can use any sysex software you like, but the shareware Bome's SendSX worked well for me:

      1. Go to Options-->Settings and set the "Speed of Sending MIDI" to the lowest position

      2. In the same menu, set "Wrap long sysex messages upon loading".

      3. Also don't forget to select the MIDI interface that you are using, in the Bome's "Midi Out" menu.

      4. Connect the MIDI out from your computer to the D-70's MIDI In

      5. On the D-70, press Edit -->System Setup and set the "Exclusive RX" to ON and the Unit Number to "17"

      6. Send the sysex to the D-70 -
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      • #4
        Paolo you saved me man...., I followed all the steps you mentioned. And it worked!!!! Only thing I had to do was to switch the internal memory to off (switch was on the back). Thanks alot!!!!

        Links I used:

        FTP server for D70 files (.MID, Patches and .SYX)
        Download the d70_orig.syx for factory sounds.
        (http://www.synthzone.com/midi/roland/d70/D70/)

        Bome's Sendsx 1.30(to transer .syx file to your d70)
        (http://www.bome.com/products/sendsx/downloads

        This worked for me!!!

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        • #5
          Glad it worked!
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          • #6
            Hi,

            Now that I see some D70 users... I love the Piano and Strings factory patch... yes, it's fake, but yes it is perfect for music of that era... I was wondering if somebody knew if that patch has been ported exactly to any sampler or other synth (not in my XV 3080)... that sound has some magic in it...

            Thanks,

            Regards,
            Hipo

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            • #7
              Newbie to all this stuff. I have a D70 that was missing a ton of patches and wanted to a factory reset. I did everything Paolo said to do, but I keep getting an error when I start the dump that says "Exclusive Data Error! ". Here's step by step what I'm doing when I try to do a factory reset.

              1) Hook up computer to keyboard with a USB to MIDI cable.
              2) Open Bome's SendSX version 1.30
              3) Change Settings to Wrap Long Sysex Messages Upon Loading
              4) Set the MIDI Out to USB Audio Device and MIDI In to USB Device
              5) Turn on Keyboard and hit Edit
              6) Hit F5 for System Setup
              7) Turn On Exclusive RX and Set the Unit Number to 17
              8) Open the Sysex file d70_orig.syx
              9) Hit Send

              And as soon as I do that I get the error message on my Keyboard Screen. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff, so if there's anything anyone can think of - and I mean ANYTHING - that I am doing wrong or not doing at all, please let me know.

              And to top it all off...I have a gig in two days and need to use it! http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/eek.gif

              Thanks!

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              • #8
                Newbie to all this stuff. I have a D70 that was missing a ton of patches and wanted to a factory reset. I did everything Paolo said to do, but I keep getting an error when I start the dump that says "Exclusive Data Error! ". Here's step by step what I'm doing when I try to do a factory reset.

                1) Hook up computer to keyboard with a USB to MIDI cable.
                2) Open Bome's SendSX version 1.30
                3) Change Settings to Wrap Long Sysex Messages Upon Loading
                4) Set the MIDI Out to USB Audio Device and MIDI In to USB Device
                5) Turn on Keyboard and hit Edit
                6) Hit F5 for System Setup
                7) Turn On Exclusive RX and Set the Unit Number to 17
                8) Open the Sysex file d70_orig.syx
                9) Hit Send

                And as soon as I do that I get the error message on my Keyboard Screen. I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff, so if there's anything anyone can think of - and I mean ANYTHING - that I am doing wrong or not doing at all, please let me know.

                And to top it all off...I have a gig in two days and need to use it! http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/eek.gif

                Thanks!


                Maybe a long shot, but did you turned on the synth?

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                • #9
                  Maybe a long shot, but did you turned on the synth?



                  Yes I had the D70 on when I started the dump. I tried the midi dump two ways:

                  *The first being at the main screen (which didn't do anything)

                  * and the second way by holding 5 and powering on and selecting F2 for Bulk Load (which gives me an error message once I start the dump from my computer).

                  Somebody HELP! I want my D70 back!!!

                  Please help

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                  • #10
                    Yes I had the D70 on when I started the dump. I tried the midi dump two ways:

                    *The first being at the main screen (which didn't do anything)

                    * and the second way by holding 5 and powering on and selecting F2 for Bulk Load (which gives me an error message once I start the dump from my computer).

                    Somebody HELP! I want my D70 back!!!

                    Please help


                    You don't mention it in your post above, so just to double-check... have you set the sysex transmission speed in Bome at its lowest?

                    Go to Options-->Settings and set the "Speed of Sending MIDI" to the lowest position

                    because if you get the transmission error message as soon as you start the transmission, that sounds like the speed is too fast and the D-70 can't handle it (just a guess)

                    Also, for my experience, not all MIDI interfaces are created equal... some work better than others - and again, for experience, "cheaper" MIDI-USB interfaces like the M-Audio Uno and similar knockoff offerings from eBay, while being fine for triggering MIDI instruments, don't work very well for transmitting Sysex data, especially with older instruments like the D-70.

                    If you have a chance, also try an older but "beefier" MIDI interface, instead of a chepear MIDI-USB interface ... because that could also be the problem...

                    Also, like dwight17 above noted... set the protect switch to off in the back...

                    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-70 .. good luck for now
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                    • #11
                      Hey Paolo thanks for responding!

                      I have the "Speed of Sending MIDI" set to the lowest position in Bome. I am using the d70_orig.syx file downloaded from dwight17's link above.

                      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.

                      Also, I tried using the sysex software called MIDIEX Patch Exchange Utility. 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:

                      http://www.synthzone.com/midi/roland/d70/D70/

                      It is the last file on the list you are able to select and it is called d70sysex.zip

                      Lastly, which older MIDI Interfaces would you recommend trying?

                      Thanks for your time and help!

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                      • #12
                        this one was on of the gear i wanted at the time, but got disapointed finding out that it sounded more like a u-20 than a d50...
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                        • #13
                          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.

                          1) Downloaded the d70orig.mid file from the link dwight 17 posted.

                          2) Downloaded MIDIOX

                          3) Set the buffer in MIDIOX to 33 for both the output buffer and input buffer (this can be changed under "Options" where it says "Configure Buffers...")

                          4) Selected "Play Midi..." from the "Actions" menu which opens MIDI Bar (included in the MIDIOX download)

                          5) Opened the d70orig.mid file

                          6) Set the MCI Port to USB Audio Device

                          7) Played the d70orig.mid file into the D70

                          But, like I said above, this only partially worked. I still received an errorload message on the D70, but it wasn't any of the ones I received earlier. All the names of the patches are back on the D70, but a few of them are really quirky and don't sound right. Also, I am unable to edit any of the patches in any way, whether it be setting a zone or a cutoff value, etc. However, I am able to access the patches that I need (mainly the organ and piano patches) and use them.

                          I tried using Bome's SendSX to load the original sysex file, but had no luck whatsoever. I would always get an error message on the D70 no matter what I adjusted in Bome.

                          Also, I used the Boot Sequence 5 when powering on the D70 to do a Bulk MIDI Dump because I had no luck trying to dump the midi file on the main screen.

                          So, all that being said and done...I'm still not satisfied!! (But a lot less frustrated)

                          Does anyone have the d70orig.mid file from a different source other than the one I used from dwight17's link?? The only two things I can think of that caused the midi dump to be incomplete are 1) The midi file I used is corrupt in some way, or 2) The rate that the midi file was sent was still too fast.

                          Sorry this post is so long, but if it helps anyone out in the future who is experiencing the difficulties I am I guess it's worth it! And on that note, I'm going to bed.

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                          • #14
                            this one was on of the gear i wanted at the time, but got disapointed finding out that it sounded more like a u-20 than a d50...


                            cool...

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                            • #15
                              Sorry if I have missed something, but what midi interface are you using, your step by step instructions says you connected the keyboard to the computer with a usb to midi cable, does it have an interface in the middle of it? If it doesn't you will get no results at all.
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