Roland JD-Xi Firmware 1.5 Interactive Chord – External Gear!

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This video shows how to use the interactive chord feature on the JD-Xi with external gear. The feature is able to transpose sequences via the root note of a chord.

See video description for more info 🙂

UPDATED firmware!

Roland have released a small fix for the Interactive Chord feature:

Many users were complaining there was some weirdness happening with the chord if a root note other than “C” was used. This is the fix for this bug.

Live Jam – Roland JD-XI, System-8 and more!

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This jam features the interactive chord setting on the JD-Xi which is able to transpose a sequence from the root note of a chord – and it can do it to external gear via MIDI!

Gear used for the geeks:

  • Roland System-8
  • Roland System-1
  • Roland JD-Xi
  • Roland MX-1
  • Roland TR-8
  • Korg Minilogue
  • Korg Electribe ER-1
  • Waldorf Streichfett
  • Strymon BigSky
  • EHX Small Stone
  • Lexicon MX-200

Behind-the-scenes – Roland MX-1 setup, Ableton Push, Connections + more!

Behind the scenes setup of a recent Live Jam video (link below) that goes over the gear connections, Ableton live (DAW) and the main mixer (Roland MX-1) setup.

** THIS VIDEO COVERS A LOT OF GROUND ** – so you’ll expect it to be longer than usual. Some of the areas are:

* AIRA Host – USB connections
* Audio connections to the MX-1 mixer
* Sends and FX returns (AUX) connections with Strymon Big Sky
* Ableton Push setup
* Ableton Live sequencing and linking to live mixer
* Roland MX-1 Performance mode (PC input)
* Syncing gear together with master clock

Stay subscribed for the next part of this series which will go over the individual synthesizers, drum machines and samplers.

Live jam video link:

Link to diagram:

Behind the scenes diagram
Behind the scenes – diagram