Some of the factory patches of my Xio seem to be corrupted.

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 the unit as follows;




1. Download and install the latest "Novation USB driver", "Xio template editor" and "Xio Factory Soundbank" from here. Run the installer without the Xio connected.

4. Connect the Xio to your computer and turn it on. Make sure it is in synth mode and then open the Xio editor software.

5. If the editor welcome box appears select 'Nothing Thanks' and click 'OK'. In the editor select 'Select MIDI Input/Output Device...' from the 'Device' menu and make sure the Xio is set as the MIDI input and output, then click 'OK'.

6. Select 'Patch Librarian' from the 'Device' menu to open the patch librarian window. The Patch Librarian window will pop up.

7. Click "Open" and select "Sound Bank1 XIO_1003.syx" from the "Xio Factory Soundbank folder", then click 'Open'.

8. On the Xio, press the 'global' button to enter the global menu and scroll to the 'Mem Protect' page. Make sure this is set to 'OFF' then press 'play/synth' to return to play mode.

9. As we are trying to overwrite bank 1, make sure the current patch on the Xio is patch 1XX. You can scroll through patches using the "Prog Data" knob.

10. Now press "Upload" in Patch Librarian. You should see it bank 1 uploading now.

11. In Patch Librarian, click 'Open' again and select "Sound Bank2 XIO_1003.syx" from the Xio Factory Soundbank folder, then click open.

12. As we are trying to overwrite bank 2 now, make sure the current patch on the Xio is patch 2XX. You can scroll through patches using the "Prog Data" knob.

13. Now press "Upload" in Patch Librarian again. You should see bank 2 uploading now.

14. Press 'OK' in Patch Librarian to finish.