Reply 20 of 22, by darry
Falcosoft wrote on 2022-05-13, 10:50:
It's exactly the other way around. DB X2GS's default bank is the Roland bank. You can change the Roland bank to Buran with a s […]darry wrote on 2022-05-13, 04:54:
Otherwise, the default user bank (Buran) is used . After a power cycle, the X2GS defaults to the default user bank (Buran) once again, so replaying one of those aforementioned MIDI files is required to switch it back to the GS bank, if desired .
It's exactly the other way around. DB X2GS's default bank is the Roland bank.
You can change the Roland bank to Buran with a sequence of NRPN messages (not SysEx). The above linked Midi files just do this.
But after a reset/reboot the Roland bank will be the active bank again unless you explicitly close a jumper marked as 'J2' (actually 2 holes in case of the current design) .
BTW it's worth trying the Buran bank since it has higher quality instruments (especially guitars) if you are not a Roland Sound Canvas fan/purist.
You are absolutely right and I was absolutely wrong! I just reread https://serdaco.com/downloads/X2/X2GS_Documen … BANKSPECSV1.pdf and saw that I had misread "The X2GS uses X2GS bank at startup. This document further describes the X2GS sound bank" as the exact opposite for some obscure reason .
Thank you fore correcting me.
EDIT: Thanks also for the NRPN vs SYSEX correction.