Roland XP-50 is transposed up by whole step?

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Roland XP-50 is transposed up by whole step?

Post by stirpe » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:59 pm

Hello everyone,

So I managed to snag a used Roland XP-50 for free earlier this year (made a music video for a band, they couldn't afford to pay me so they gave me that instead, heh)

Anyways.. I've been playing it for a good 4 or 5 months now; it's my very first synth, and I've been loving it. However, recently when I brought it to a jam session for the first time some of my mates pointed out that the whole thing is transposed up by one whole step! (eg. pressing C actually results in playing a D, a B results in a C#, etc.) It's incredibly confusing and frustrating.. The whole thing is in-tune to itself, but it's impossible to play with anything else like that.
I hunted through all the menus but I can't find anything to transpose it.. I managed to fix the problem by tying down the mod wheel to the left, but that's obviously a rather inelegant solution...

Anyone have any insight on how to fix this? [-o<

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Re: Roland XP-50 is transposed up by whole step?

Post by Johnny Lenin » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:53 pm

Does the pitch bender work? I had an XP-10 where the pitch bender was stuck in the note-up position.

In any event, you should be able to transpose the whole keyboard down a whole tone. Just check out the manual here: http://media.rolandus.com/manuals/XP-50_OM.pdf

If it's the pitch bender, you should also be able to set the pitch bend value to 0.

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Re: Roland XP-50 is transposed up by whole step?

Post by ShadowsWithin » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:32 am

have the same problem with my XP-80 except less drastic, when i use my pitch bender it brings it up like a quarter of a semitone....but when i pitch down it corrects it.

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