I wanted to know if there was any way I could reset a Roland D-20 back to all its original settings.

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  • I edited this question for clarity - to be more like a StackExchange question in it's form. Also, it's not about guitars, but since it looks like the fate of guitars.SE is to be merged with other musical topics, I didn't see any reason to eliminate it. – gomad Apr 22 '11 at 21:12
  • ok thanks i put the guitar tag because im new and the piano tag didnt exist and i couldnt make it thanks ill try it – Caleb Pendergast Apr 22 '11 at 21:16
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    Pleasse define "and all". Are you just missing the initial sounds, or do you want to get it back to factory settings as well? – Zeronyne Apr 25 '11 at 14:13

The Roland D-20 can be reset by following this procedure:


According to a synth reset guide page.

  • i asked three times on how to use MIDI and how to get other sounds on audio production sounds for like an hour and only ONE view on all three very disapointing :( – Dan the Man Apr 23 '11 at 20:43

If you need the factory patches, they exist as .MID files here:


You can dump them into your D20 with any freeware MIDI sequencer and a MIDI interface.

  • I don't know what "Factory" is – Dan the Man Apr 26 '11 at 18:33
  • Factory patches are the sounds that came with the D20 from the factory. – Zeronyne Apr 26 '11 at 18:56
  • ohhhhhh yeah i got all those cause i reset it – Dan the Man Apr 26 '11 at 19:16
  • @Zeronyne Any help? – Dan the Man Apr 26 '11 at 21:18
  • Um, you asked how to reset the Roland D20 in this sentence, and apparently you have. What's the issue? – Zeronyne Apr 26 '11 at 21:25

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