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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.

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.