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XV-5080 freezing with MIDI
#3056760 08/01/20 03:58 PM
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Any Roland XV-5080 owners here, who use it with a sequencer? Mine is having a weird issue: whenever I connect MIDI from my Mac into it, it freezes!

My MIDI interface is a Roland A-880 rack that I've connected to my audio interface (which has traditional MIDI in/out). I can play the 5080 just fine via the A-880 with a master keyboard, but disconnecting it (selecting the "computer source") freezes the unit.

The "freeze" also happens if I power it on while the computer MIDI "source" is selected - it goes into the SCSI test and stays there forever. frown

Any idea what's going on? I think the system version on the synth is "the latest" which I believe was 1.30. I'm using Ableton 10.

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Re: XV-5080 freezing with MIDI
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I guess this is a bit of a longshot, since not many use this piece anymore and it's available as a Cloud plugin too...

This guy (https://www.harmonycentral.com/forums/topic/183701-xv-5080-problems/) had the exact same problem (in 2004 laugh)

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I seem to recall Roland has had a history of not always playing nice with other systems. Something about the way they send running status bytes or something...


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Re: XV-5080 freezing with MIDI
BRW #3056899 08/02/20 06:48 PM
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Not all Roland products are totally generically midi class compliant. For example my DS61 wont talk to my computer without a special "vendor" driver that for me is currently inconvenient to download and install. But all my hardware to hardware midi functionality so far works. So at this time , no tone manager for me.

The OP situation is probably similar. Look for a special driver online somewhere.

Re: XV-5080 freezing with MIDI
BRW #3056908 08/02/20 08:01 PM
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This unit was from about 2001. "Ancient" in today's terms, but still modern technology.

All I'm trying to do is send external MIDI data from my DAW (Ableton) via an audio interface and the A-880 MIDI interface into the 5080. Granted, that's a few extra steps, but nothing major. And like I said, it works fine using a master controller (and the A-880).

I'm gonna try a different DAW, like Logic, to see if it makes any difference...or contact Roland (yikes).

Weird!


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