FAQ

How can I import a configuration from my SPD-SX?

Connect your SPD-SX via USB. After connecting, you will see a drive like a USB-stick called „SPD-SX“ on your computer. Click the „Open”-button in the SPD-SX-Editor an select the mentioned drive. Note: The USB mode of your SPD-SX must be set on „WAVE MGR“.

How can I import a wave?

Click the „Import wav”-button and select a wave. Note: Please be aware, that a file name should not be longer than 16 characters or already exist on your SPD-SX.

How can I import multiple waves?

To import multiple waves, just drag & drop the files from your local folder to a pad in the SPD-SX-Editor.

Is my license valid on multiple computers?

A license key is fixed to the mainboard of your computer. That means the license is only valid on the computer you activated during the order process.

How to transfer my license key to another computer?

Please contact the support. Send them your old license key, your new computer-id and the reason for your transfer.

I can't install the application on my mac. What should I do?

Choose „Apple menu“ > „System Preferences“, click „Security & Privacy“, then click „General“. Choose „App Store and identified developers“ and restart the SPD-SX-Editor.

I can't install the application on my windows. What should I do?

Please check if your antivirus is blocking the application and add an exception into your antivirus for the SPD-SX-Editor.

Why do I have to pay for a license, although I bought an SPD-SX?

The SPD-SX-Editor is not a product form Roland Corp., it’s build by a drummer, for drummers .

I haven’t received my license key yet.

The order process can may take up to a day. Please check as well your spam folder.

How can I backup my SPD-SX with the SPD-SX-Editor?

The SPD-SX-Editor doesn't containing a backup function, but there’s a workaround to do a backup. If you connect the SPD-SX via USB, you will see a normal flash-drive like a USB stick. On this drive you will find a folder named „Roland“. Please do not rename nor edit this folder and its content. Now you can create a new folder on your computer named as you want, for example „backup_bandname_170401“, and copy the „Roland“ folder from your SPD-SX into your new folder.
To restore a backup, do a backup before. Remove the „Roland“ folder on your SPD-SX and copy your edited „Roland“ folder onto the device. With this workaround, it’s also possible to edit your configuration offline. That means you can open the configuration without an SPD-SX on your USB port. Later you can copy/paste your configuration back to your SPD-SX. See the description below.

Is it possible to make changes in a configuration and push it later to the SPD-SX?

Yes, it’s also possible to edit your configuration offline. That means you can open and edit a configuration without an SPD-SX on your USB port. Do a backup from your Roland SPD-SX as described above. Instead that you open the flash-drive „SPD-SX“ with the editor, you simply open your backup folder. Now you have a backup version and a offline editing option.
To add your changes to your SPD-SX, do a backup before. Remove the „Roland“ folder on your SPD-SX and copy your edited „Roland“ folder onto the device.

How can I delete a wave from a pad?

Click with the right mouse button on a pad and select „Delete wave“.

How can I open the context menu on a pad?

Click with the right mouse button on a pad.

How can I add a wave as a subwave to a pad?

Hold the „shift”-key on your keyboard and drag & drop a wave from the wave list to a pad.

The changes I made are not saved.

To save your changes, click the „Save“-button. Please wait until the loading indicator is hidden before you eject your SPD-SX or import a new configuration.