There is no sound
- If you do not hear sound when you play the keyboard, check whether the Local Switch is turned OFF.
- Make sure that the Local Switch setting is turned on.
Specific pitch ranges do not sound
- The Drums part does not sound in the high register where no instruments (sounds) are assigned.
The volume level of the instrument connected to INPUT (MONO) jack is too low.
- Is the rear panel LINE/GUITAR select switch set appropriately?
- Could you be using a connection cable that contains a resistor? Use a connection cable that does not contain a resistor.
When I play the keyboard, notes do not stop
- Could the [Key Hold] button be on?If Key Hold is on, notes you play on the keyboard are sustained.
- Press the [Key Hold] button to turn it off.
The sound cuts off when I switch sound (program)
- The JD-Xi allows you to apply a variety of effects, but when you switch sounds (programs) the type of effect assigned to the sound (program) will change.
- At this time, the sound is muted to prevent the unexpected sound that would otherwise occur due to the discrepancy between the currently heard sound and the type of effect.
Although the same tone is selected, it sounds different when I listen to it in the Program
- Within a program, the specified sound (tone) can be further modified by the parameters of each part, such as the pan and octave settings, the filter cutoff, and the effects. For this reason, the sound may be different than when you recall and play that tone.
I can’t play arpeggios. The pattern won’t play
- Could the system setting “Sync Mode” (p. 12) be set to “SLAVE”?
- If “Sync Mode” is set to “SLAVE,” the JD-Xi needs to receive MIDI clock messages from an external device.
- You should leave “Sync Mode” set to “MASTER” unless you’re synchronizing the JD-Xi to an external device.
The sound of the Analog Synth changes
- In the Analog Synth part, the oscillator, sub-oscillator, and filter sections consist of analog circuits, so the sound may be affected by the temperature or the state of the power supply.
Issues Related to Microphone
There’s no sound when I connect a microphone
- Could a device be connected to the rear panel INPUT jack?
- Disconnect the device from the rear panel INPUT jack.
The microphone picks up noise
- You can reduce the noise by using the noise suppressor.
- In the system settings “INPUT” menu, adjust the “NS SW,” “NS Threshold,” and “NS Release” parameters.
No sound or insufficient volume from the microphone
- Could you be using a condenser microphone? The JD-Xi does not support condenser microphones.
- In the SYSTEM setting INPUT menu, is the “Mic Sel” parameter set appropriately?
Issues Related to Effects
Effects not applied
Check the following points while referring to the parameter guide PDF.
- Could the effect switch be off? Check the on/off setting of each effect.
- Are the various effect settings correct?
- Is each part’s Output Assign set to “Effect 1,” “Effect 2,” “Delay,” or “Reverb”?
- Effects do not apply if the send level to each effect is set to 0. Check the settings.
- Even if the send level to each effect is above 0, effects do not apply if the effect output level, delay level, or reverb level are set to 0. Check each setting
Issues Related to MIDI or External Devices
Exclusive messages are not received
- Does the Device ID number of the transmitting device match the Device ID number of the JD-Xi? The device ID number is fixed at “17.”
The JD-Xi does not produce sound when an external sequencer or MIDI keyboard is connected to the MIDI IN connector
- Make sure that the MIDI transmit channel of your external MIDI device matches the MIDI receive channel of the JD-Xi.
- The channels used by the JD-Xi to transmit and receive MIDI messages are fixed and cannot be changed.
- Digital Synth 1: Transmit Channel 1/Receive 1
- Digital Synth 2: Transmit Channel 2/Receive 2
- Drums: Transmit Channel 10/Receive 10
- Analog Synth Channel 3/Receive 3
- It is customary for drum kit performance data to be transmitted and received on MIDI channel 10