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Diagram of the Xio modulation matrix. Many thanks to Jonathan W. Mills for submitting this to us!
Yes! X-Station patches can be used in the Xio. You can use the Xio Template Editor to import patches from your X-Station.
The Xio can be categorize as a subtractive synthesizer, not a sample playback module. Therefore the closest piano sound you can get are electric pianos, organs, rhodes. If you are after the sound of...
You can is use the Patch Librarian feature in the Xio Template Editor to organise the patches stored on the Xio. It allows you to dump one of the two Xio patch banks into the editor and then re-order...
It is possible to edit the templates on the Xio in two ways: onboard using the Xio template editing or using the Xio Template Editor software for your Mac or PC. For details on editing your templates...
If your Xio will not boot up for one reason or another, it is possible to reload the operating system using an Emergency Software Upgrade procedure. To start up the Xio in this mode, hold down the...
If your pitch/mod stick is not behaving correctly, for example not sending out the correct values, you should try re-calibrating it. You are also required to re-calibrate the pitch/mod wheel after...
Go into the x-gator/arp menu (bottom row, coloured blue). To access 'arp' (rather than x-gator), press the button twice. Scroll up until it says 'ARP Notes'. If this is set to 'INT', the arpeggiator...
There is no hardware factory reset function on the unit itself since the factory OS, templates, patches and global settings are not stored on a memory chip inside the unit. There are two stages to...
Use the Xio Template Editor to send templates to/from the Xio and also to create your own templates. The Editor can be downloaded from the Xio downloads page . To upload a template to the Xio follow...
Follow these steps to set the Xio up tow work with Reason: 1. Make sure you have Reason 3 or later installed. 2. Connect the Xio to your computer, turn it on and launch Reason. 3. In Reason go to the...
To update your Xio's OS to the latest version, please follow these instructions: 1. Download the latest Xio template editor from here . 2. Download the latest OS for the Xio. v2.1.07 is currently...
The synth engine in the Xio has all the same programmable features as the X-Station with added extras like the X-gator. The Xio has fewer physical controls, however all the same features are...
The latest Novation USB drivers will work with Windows XP SP2, Windows XP X64, Windows Vista and Windows Vista X64. These drivers offer multi-client support for the following Novation USB products:...
A few computers, including the aluminium power books, may exhibit problems when trying to power the Xio via USB. This will depend on whether or not phantom power is being used on the Xio and in the...
In the template edit menu, there is a 'Synth by MIDI' option. This needs to be set to 'On' for any MIDI information from the computer to be sent to the synth engine in the Hybrid mode template. If...
The signs of corrupted patches are: no sound, strange sound, unreadable/jumbled patch names. If you upload the factory patches again, it will solve the problem. The factory patches can be uploaded to...
In the template edit menu there is a 'Synth By MIDI' option. This needs to be set to 'On' for any MIDI information from your computer to be sent to the Xio synth engine when a Hybrid mode template is...
When you start Sonar, it sends out MIDI messages to switch off local control on your synths. This is what is causing your Xio to 'lock up', if you go into the synth global menu on your Xio (Press the...
The Arpeggiator and X-Gator can be latched "On/Off" by holding down the associated button for 1 second.
New templates and synth patches for X-Station and Xio will be made available on novationmusic.com . In addition, you will find loads of synth patches and templates on the X-Station and Xio Yahoo user...