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U-20 ReaderU‑20 Reader v1.0d - This free online utility reads U‑20 Bulk Dump *.SYX files and displays all of the Patch and Timbre names on screen. This can be useful for identifying specific sets to help organize your sound library. The cool thing is that you don't need to install any software. It's all done using Chrome, Firefox, Safari or whichever web browser you use. It's a new approach. This way, any computer can run the utility. Works with every browser except Internet Explorer (not really an issue for most people)




Operating System: Any Computer With A Web Browser


U-20 Reader     ← PICK ONE →     U-20 Reader
 
SYNTHESIZER COMPUTER DESCRIPTION
Several WWW Link SysEx File Verification Utility v1.1(b)

This free utility reads SysEx files from 100+ synths and samplers. It will display The Op Code, identify the synth or sampler make and model and suggest a MIDI channel to use when loading. It's a handy utility to verify unknown SysEx files and/or enable "broken" SysEx files to load using the correct MIDI channel

     Download JX-Edit

Operating System: Mac OS X / Windows / Linux / Atari ST / Amiga 1200 / Anything

SysEx Reader
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Windows Logo U‑20 / U‑220 Patch Editor v4.1 - Editor/Librarian for the U‑20 and U‑220

Note: This is a legacy Windows program. I'm a Mac user. If anyone can verify this works on Windows 7 or higher, please shoot me an eMail (One visitor to the U‑20 Homepage has reported this program will not work with Windows 10)

U-20 Editor

     Download CPJXWIN

Operating System: Windows
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LIB220 - Editor/Librarian for the U‑20 and U‑220

Note: This is a legacy Windows program. I'm a Mac user. If anyone can verify this works on Windows 7 or higher, please shoot me an eMail (One visitor to the U‑20 Homepage has reported this program will not work with Windows 10)
U-20 Editor

     Download CPJXWIN

Operating System: Windows

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U‑20 / U‑220 SOFTWORKSTATION - Freeware Librarian/Editor for the U‑20 and U‑220

This is available only as a legacy file for brave composers who still use classic Atari hardware Smiley

     Download CPJXWIN

Operating System: Atari ST

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SYSEX LIBRARIAN - Freeware SysEx Loader/Librarian from Snoize Software

     Download CPJXWIN

Operating System: Mac OS X

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SEND SX - Shareware SysEx Loader from Bome Software

     Download Bome Send SX Freeware

Operating System: Windows

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U‑20 Reader v1.0e - Same as the U‑20 Reader v1.0d shown above except this offline version can be run locally from your hard disk or flash drive. This means you don't need to always run it online. One utility displays Patches and the other displays Timbres. This *.zip file contains two *.html files which simply load into your web browser

     Download Bome Send SX Freeware

Operating System: Any Computer With A Web Browser



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U-20 PDF Logo U-20 Reference Cards"U‑20 Reference Cards"
   v.2015‑04‑03

A "quick-look" guide for finding commonly used menu items. I print these pages, get them laminated at Kinko's and reference them whenever I forget how to the use the U‑20 menus... which is quite often

     Download Super JX Reference Cards

File Format:
PDF Document
U-20 JPEG February 1990 Keyboard Magazine Article
KB Reader Tips
A useful article from the "Reader Tips" column titled, Effective Memory Allocation For The Roland U‑20. How to program up to 192 splits and layers on a stock U‑20

     RUG Patches

File Format: JPG Image
U-20 JPEG January 1990 Keyboard Magazine Article

An in-depth U‑20 review from the "Keyboard Report" column
KB Review
     RUG Patches

File Format: PDF Document
U-20 WWW Link August 1989 Music Technology Magazine Article

A great overview of the U‑20 when it was first released in the U.K.
U-20 Ad Icon
     RUG Patches

File Format: Webpage
U-20 JPEG Magazine Advertisement For The U‑20

Large scan at 1200 x 1600 pixels. If you want the ridiculously large version of this ad, a 2400 x 3200 11MB scan can be downloaded here instead
U-20 Ad Icon
     RUG Patches

File Format: JPG Image
D-70 JPEG August 1990 Keyboard Magazine Article

An in-depth D‑70 review from the "Keyboard Report" column. I've included this review since the D‑70 is often referred to as the big brother of the U‑20
KB Review
     RUG Patches

File Format: PDF Document

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Rhodes 760

JPEG SN-U110 PCM Sound Chart Inserts

Some doofus on eBay is selling reproduction prints of the SN‑U110 Sound Charts at $10 per card. Forget that shit! Roland Japan has them posted online in the Support section and you can download them for free. High-resolution scans of the original Sound Charts in one handy PDF file here

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     SN-U110 Sound Charts

File Format:
PDF Document
Several WWW Link Roland Spare Parts Cross Reference

CROSSREF I've compiled a small cross reference chart which is useful for matching duplicate spare parts on Roland synths and samplers. I use this list to find spares on broken equipment bargains found at eBay auctions. I just bought an S‑220 for $3.26 which has enough spare parts for 19 different Roland synths and samplers. Gotta love eBay ANIMATED_SMILE

     Download Super JX M-64C Sheet

File Format: Web-page Link
Several ZIP

JPEG

GIF
Roland User Group Patch Sheets Synths
Patchpages A collection of Patch Sheets featuring the D‑5 / 10 / 20 / 50 / 70 / 110, DDR‑30, GK‑1, GM‑70, GP‑8, JD‑800 / 990, JX‑3P / 10, ME‑5, MKS‑20 / 70 / 80, MK‑80, MPD‑4, S‑50, TR‑505 / 707 / 808, U‑20, Roland Checksum Info plus Questions and Answers Columns. A giant collection of sounds

     RUG Patches

File Format: Zip file containing several JPEG + GIF Images
Several ZIP

JPEG

GIF
Roland User Group Patch Sheets Synths
Patchpages Another collection of Patch Sheets

     RUG Patches

File Format: Zip file containing several JPEG + GIF Images
U-20 Mac Logo U‑20 Control Jack Templates

I designed these templates after being frustrated time and time again by having to move my keyboards away from the wall to locate where certain audio and control jacks are located. This makes it easier to plug cables in and out without having to always face the back of the synth... or use a mirror. There are four template variations with different fonts and color schemes

JX10 JACK TEMPLATE

     MKS-70 Battery Replacement Guide

File Format: PDF Document
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WWW Link

JPEG
U-20 DRUM MAP IconU‑20 Drum Map

     U-20 DRUM MAP


U‑220 Drum Map

     U-220 DRUM MAP

U‑110 Drum Map

     U110 DRUM MAP


File Format: PDF + Webpage
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Adobe Illustrator U‑20 / U‑220 / U-110 High-Rez Vector Art
Logos - Adobe Illustrator CS6 is required to use these art files

U-Series Vector Art Icon      U-20 VECTOR

File Format: Webpage
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WWW Link

JPEG
Factory Timber, Drum Map & Patches Preset Lists

U‑20 Factory Preset Lists

     U-20 VECTOR


U‑220 Factory Preset Lists

     U-20 VECTOR

Patch_List Icon

File Format: Webpage/PDF
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D-70
WWW Link Internal Battery Replacement DIY
If you are experienced with a soldering iron and know what ESD is, this is for you. These instructions are geared towards the U20 but the same general instructions also apply to the U‑220 and U‑110

     U-20 Battery Replacement Guide

File Format: Web‑page Link


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