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LAYOUT: Roland D50 (Updated 8 feb 2015: v1.1) - MIDI Designer Q&A

Rating: GoldLAYOUT: Roland D50 (Updated 8 feb 2015: v1.1)

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asked Jan 25, 2015 in Community Shares by bleunoir83 (560 points)
edited Oct 4, 2016 by MIDI Designer Team
That explains a lot, I didn't know that. Thank you!
I added visual structure buttons today, so you won't have to refer to a printout anymore :)
Can settings be saved and recalled on this, or would I have to write it to a patch on the D50 itself?
Assuming that the patch can be COMPLETELY recalled from MIDI Designer, you can use Global Presets in MIDI Designer for this. Thanks!
This is awesome! I've been tempted to buy a D-50 (...err D-550) and was looking for an editor. I'll totally get this. I may update the layout to the new glow design, but this is just perfect. I know how hard it is to make a layout for these synths (I made the RT Accelerator layout and that took me weeks to make)! So I appreciate the dedication and hard work!!!!!

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Hello, I would like to inform on the d50 of the layout results in all parameters in real time, such as filters, rhesus monkeys, etc.

I ask this question, because I want an iPad to buy to check the Roland D50 and PG1000 is very expensive and not parameters in real time, which informed me change.

thank you

João Pedro
answered Dec 20, 2015 by k3quasar (170 points)
Hello João!

Unfortunately it's not possible to make the parameters show in real time. So if you load up a patch on the D50, the parameters on the iPad layout do not change.

That said, buying an old second hand iPad 2 and MIDI designer is still a lot cheaper than a PG1000 which also doesn't update in real time.


Hello, thanks for the explanation, but what I really wanted to know is when to play these if you are changing a parameter as eg. filter, just changes the value or have to re-load the D550 keys.
Thanks & Best Regards.

João Pedro
Hello João,

When you change a parameter on the D50, you can't hear it until the next key press. It doesn't matter if you change it on the synth itself or via the layout, it's how the synthesizer was designed, unfortunately. there is no way to 'sweep' the filter manually.

Hope this answers your question.

Kind regards,