Any D2 Users here?

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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby djayhooker » 00:17, 10 July 2007

Just thought I'd mention that you can use the mc505 pc editor program with the d2 to program all your sounds and it also adds functions that are not accessible from the d2.

I may have this wrong, but you can change the analogue feel pot from the editor, I think you can't do that from the d2, but you can from the pc editor as I do.

It can do almost anything the mc505 can do if you set up a midi keyboard with pots, like a novation or oxy or whatever you want.

Personally I find the pad great, a little unresponsive some times, it work best if you press with your nail rather than you skin though.

I may take to using a soft tool like a nintendo D.S pen.

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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby Gothboy » 18:37, 12 July 2007

Could you please post a link to that MC-505 editor?
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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby djayhooker » 21:21, 12 July 2007

4th search down on google...

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/mc ... load.shtml

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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby Gothboy » 21:44, 12 July 2007

....Thanks but shareware is no longer offering it as a download. Anyway you can send me a zip file of the editor?
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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby djayhooker » 01:33, 14 July 2007

worked for me, I tested the link ?

oh well i'll load it to my esnips account. brb!

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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby djayhooker » 01:37, 14 July 2007

http://www.techno-id.com/freeware/mc_50 ... editor.htm

found this link insted.

Man its all on googles first page of results just looksee ;)

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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby Gothboy » 22:11, 15 July 2007

OK, I've got it now, thanks! What is this "analogue feel" pot that was mentioned in an above post. I've had this D2 for years and I've never seen it in the manual.

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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby djayhooker » 02:40, 16 July 2007

Thats my point, you won't find it in the manual because the d2 doesn't have one.
But it has the same board as the 505 so you can access the 505 functions in the d2.
So the function of the analogue feel parameter is there in the d2 but you will never physically see it as it was not marketed with it.

This is often the case, it is cheaper to put the same internals as more expensive products in cheaper products and just not let the user access it.
This provides more sales for them as they can hit people at a cheaper budget range too.

Basically we all get ripped off all the time. But that is the same as alot of companys, they treat the budget end customers like idiots.

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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby Gothboy » 16:15, 17 July 2007

Well it's not surprising that the D2 wasn't marketed with all the surface features of the MC-505...the 505 retailed for much more than the D2, about $1000.00 more in fact, so I don't consider it a ripoff really. The D2 was about $250.00 back when I bought it and it can still be had for about $150.00 on ebay so it's held a lot of it's value.
I haven't started to use the editor yet but I had a few questions about it for you as to how it relates to the D2:
1) When changes are made in the editor how are they saved in the D2?
2)Can you make knob tweaks recorded into a sequencer from the editor? here's a link to to general question about this:
http://forums.rolandclan.info/?action=s ... d=3&page=1
3)When making a setting change in the editor...say raising or lowering a parts' volume...does the D2 settings numbers change as well if I'm in that part of the menu?

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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby bob starbone » 15:01, 12 October 2009

Hey Everybody and all my drum droids out there!

What's good?

I have visited the Roland Clan for some time and never noticed the forums, I guess I was too into the info. My bad.

Anyway, I love the D2. My wife got it for me when we were dating back in the day. Is she great or what? Love that girl.

The D2 always makes me smile, what a fun and funky box. Yes, it has it's limits, but for live/performance use, it rules. I thought headphone jams were it, that is until I pumped it through a proper sound system, WOW! Even through my Peavey KB60, it sounds awesome...

Right now, I am wondering, does Roland/anyone/any company out there service the D-pad? Is there a replacement if I completely wear mine out? I hope so.

By the way, I am definitely going to peep that 505 sound editor software, why not? Right? Good looking out.

Well, I'll be around. Be good...
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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby thepuncher » 02:02, 4 July 2010

Present!

Odd little things, aren't they? They benefit greatly from a MIDI controller with the old skool MIDI DINs. I don't use it a ton... the preset patterns are a joke for the most part, but then I guess my complaint is that they shoulda had half the presets and more user patch slots.
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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby stefaan » 22:28, 4 July 2016

yeah , using the BCR2000 on it , sounds great
sombody here asked the cc codes , here they are.

PITCH COARSE TUNE EXCLUSIVE CC#21 16 - 112 (Midden=64)
FINE TUNE CC#77 CC#77 14 - 114 (Midden=64)
FILTER FILTER TYPE EXCLUSIVE CC#34 0 - 4
CUTOFF CC#74 CC#74 0 - 127
RESONANCE CC#71 CC#71 0 - 127
AMPLIFIER TONE LEVEL EXCLUSIVE CC#36 0 - 127
TONE PAN EXCLUSIVE CC#35 0 - 127 (Midden=64)
RND PAN EXCLUSIVE CC#37 0 (OFF), 63 (ON)
P-ENVELOPE DEPTH EXCLUSIVE CC#25 52 - 76 (Midden=64)
A EXCLUSIVE CC#26 0 - 127
D EXCLUSIVE CC#27 0 - 127
S EXCLUSIVE CC#39 1 - 127 (Midden=64)
R EXCLUSIVE CC#40 0 - 127
F-ENVELOPE DEPTH CC#81 CC#81 1 - 127 (Midden=64)
A CC#82 CC#82 0 - 127
D CC#83 CC#83 0 - 127
S EXCLUSIVE CC#28 0 - 127
R EXCLUSIVE CC#29 0 - 127
A-ENVELOPE A CC#73 CC#73 0 - 127
D CC#75 CC#75 0 - 127
S EXCLUSIVE CC#31 0 - 127
R CC#72 CC#72 0 - 127
LFO1 WAVEFORM EXCLUSIVE CC#15 0 - 7
RATE CC#16 CC#16 0 - 127
P-DEPTH CC#18 CC#18 1 - 127 (Midden=64)
F-DEPTH CC#19 CC#19 1 - 127 (Midden=64)
A-DEPTH CC#80 CC#80 1 - 127 (Midden=64)
PORTAMENTO SW CC#65 CC#65 0 - 63 (OFF), 64 - 127 (ON)
TIME CC#5 CC#5 0 - 127
SOLO CC#126/127 CC#126/
127
126=1 (ON), 127=0 (OFF)
PART MIXER LEVEL CC#7 CC#7 0 - 127
PAN CC#10 CC#10 0 - 127 (Midden=64)
KEY SHIFT EXCLUSIVE CC#85 16 - 112 (Midden=64)
REVERB CC#91 CC#91 0 - 127
DELAY CC#94 CC#94 0 - 127
MFX SW EXCLUSIVE CC#86 0 (OFF), 1 (ON), 4 (RHY)
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Re: Any D2 Users here?

Postby esaruoho » 21:24, 30 August 2016

Thanks for that CC-list!
Is it really true that there's no Pitch Envelope CC control for the D2?
Or Delay settings / Reverb settings?

I'm trying to piece together a full list of CC from this and the MC505 list that I found somewhere else..
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