JD-Xi System Program (Ver.1.52 )

Checking the Version
Before you download the system program, check the version of your JD-Xi.
  1. Press the [ Menu/Write ] button.
  2. Press the cursor [ > ] button several times to select "Version Info," and then press the [ Enter ] button.
    The screen shows the current version.

    * If you already have the latest version, there's no need to update.
Update history
[ Ver.1.52 ] NOV 2021
The version number has been updated due to management-related circumstances.
Product specifications are unaffected.
[ Ver.1.51 ] APR 2017
[ Bug Fix ]
The following bug was fixed.
  • With the interactive chord function, unintended operation sometimes occurs when the original key is set to a value other than "C."
[ Ver.1.50 ] OCT 2016
[ Additional Functions ]
Please refer to the "JD-Xi Version 1.50 Supplementary Manual ( JD-Xi_v150_e01_W.pdf )" in the [ Owner's Manuals ] page for detailed information.
  • Interactive Chord function was added.
  • Transpose function was added.
  • Shuffle function was added.
  • Side Chain Compressor function was added.
  • Startup Program function was added.

[ Bug Fixes ]
The following bugs were fixed.
  • When Mode on the CLICK menu is set to ALWAYS, changing the setting of Sync Mode on the MIDI menu from SLAVE to MASTER results in clicking being sounded continuously.
  • Holding down the [Erase] button and stopping a pattern results in Erase remaining flashing.
  • When recording is conducted after a batch delete of patterns, a part other than the currently selected one is recorded.
[ Ver.1.10 ]
[ Additional Functions ]
Please refer to the "JD-Xi Version 1.10 Supplementary Manual ( JD-Xi_v110_e01_W.pdf )" in the [ Owner's Manuals ] page for detailed information.
  • Exporting User Data to a Computer
    Programs (sounds and pattern data) that you created on the JD-Xi can be exported to a computer. Exported data can also be imported into an extra bank.
  • Adding Data from a Computer to the JD-Xi
    Data that you exported to your computer as described above or that you downloaded from Roland’s website "Axial" can be loaded into the JD-Xi as follows.
  • Erasing Knob and Wheel Movements Recorded in a Pattern
  • Temporarily Disabling Program Changes (Preventing Mistaken Operation)

[ Bug Fixes ]
The following bugs were fixed.
  • Switching the program during pattern playback sometimes produces noise.
  • The defaults for Compressor parameters are all 0.
  • Analog Filter sounds sometimes do not change smoothly.
  • Executing a pattern copy sometimes results in system hungup.
  • Arpeggio behavior is sometimes erratic during arpeggio hold.
  • When the MIDI Sync Mode is set to Slave, Tempo is displayed and the setting value can be changed.
  • When Favorite is in effect, erasing an entire pattern of patterns is not possible.
  • Noise sometimes occurs during Analog Synth Part play.
  • During real-time recording at Scale = 1/12, the recording position is sometimes out of sync with the step.
  • Arpeggio playback is possible during step recording.
  • The information shown on the display changed when Pattern Length was set.
  • The sound played sometimes changes between the first and second pattern loops.
  • The level sometimes slowly rises when switching a program that uses Compressor.
  • The sound of Triangle wave is distorted at the start of play when switching from a program using Vocoder to a program using Triangle wave with Analog Synth.
  • Sometimes patterns recorded in real time goes out of tune during playback.
  • When the keyboard is fingered during playback of a pattern in which pitch and modulation wheel operation have been recorded, the wheel operation is not applied to the keyboard sound.
  • Inserting a tie using the Key Hold button during step recording results in behavior in which ties are inserted in other parts as well.
  • Duration is erratic when a tie is entered in step recording.

What you will need to update your JD-Xi
  • JD-Xi
  • A computer with a USB connector ( Windows, Mac OS X )
  • USB cable

Caution when performing the update
  • Never apply this update data to any product other than the JD-Xi. This update data may destroy the data or system program of other products.
  • Never power-off your JD-Xi while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the JD-Xi won’t be able to start up in normal operating mode. This will require servicing, so you will need to contact Roland service center near you if this occurs.
  • We regret that we are unable to answer questions regarding the update procedure using this system program. Please perform the update responsibly, following the directions given in this document.

Getting the update file
Please open/extract the downloaded "" file on your computer to get the update file in the "jdxi_sys_v152" folder.

Procedure for the update
For more information on the Update Procedure, refer to "JD-Xi Version 1.50 Supplementary Manual" (JD-Xi_v150_e01_W.pdf) in the "Owner's Manuals."


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