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Roland JD-XA  | demo + 256 patches


 



  
 

Via PayPal:
Please send 22,00 (Euro) to this paypal address: [wcologarb at gmail.com] writing "jd-xa patches" + your email in the title. I will send the presets to your email after I get notified about your payment.

Via Debit / Credit Card:
Send me an email letting me know you'd like to have your card charged - I will send you a payment request and it will be processed by my Paypal (you don't have to own a Paypal account, your card is enough - here's a fuller explanation).

How many patches?:
You will receive all the sounds from my Youtube videos plus more (200 original sounds + variations = 256 sounds in total).

What format / import method?:
My soundset will come to you in two shapes: as a backup file, and as individual files in SMF (*.mid) format.

If you want to use the backup file, just copy the whole "ROLAND" folder onto your pendrive and insert the pendrive into your JDXA (read the owner's manual about this procedure, otherwise you risk damaging your instrument).

If you want to use the SMF option, here's how to do it: you load the SMF files into the Roland Librarian software on your computer by using the menu File->Import SMF. Each sound will show up on the Librarian list as "WC OLO GARB". Then you select that sound on that list and send it to the JDXA (you push the "Write->Selected" button). Remember that if my sound was saved in slot P10 in my JD-XA, then you will have to scroll the Librarian list all the way down to "P" to see this "WC OLO GARB" sound. It's quite cumbersome, but it seems that companies have abandoned the more straightforward sysex format for whatever reason. To make it easier to locate my sounds from the demo, they come with the names according to this format: "wcog_jdxa_12_diamondlove_g10" where:
[12] means it is the 12th sound in the youtube demo,
[diamondlove] hints at the visuals used in the demo for that sound,
[g10] is the location in the synth's memory (the location on the Librarian list).

Remember to "set up midi devices" (USB) in your JD-XA before importing the soundbank (again, read the owner's manual).
 


Thanks, and why so long:


So here it is, a new demo after 6 years of slumber. It's too early to say whether my comeback will change into something stable for years to come and whether creating music will again be my main activity, nevertheless it looks promising and I would like to thank all of you who helped me get to this point by reaching out to me, by words of encouragement, by answering my questions, and most importantly by patiently supporting me via Patreon or Paypal donations. It is a factor that binds the whole thing up and makes it work, simple as that. Because when you give me a bit of your money, you transfer a bit of your energy to me, which I then transfer, or convert, into a synth demo. Otherwise I would have to put that energy into my day job and would have little left for the creative stuff. And it takes a considerable amount of energy for me to make a demo, because I treat it more like a short film (or an EP album). I cannot explore and understand an instrument and then present a visually & musically coherent and entertaining piece in one week or even month. I'm thinking about scaling down the visual / editing element and concentrating more on pure sound design (it would mean demos appearing more frequently), but I'm not sure this is what we all want and enjoy. This format means blood, sweat and tears, but I guess striving for the unattainable perfection is paradoxically one of the joys of life.


 

 

 

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