SD-20: Connecting to a Computer

Tags: Computer, USB, SD-20

The SD-20 can be connected to a computer so it can be integrated with music software applications. This will use a standard USB cable connected to the square USB port on the back of the SD-20 and then to a standard USB port on your computer.

1. On the SD-20, confirm that the select switch on the back panel is in the "USB" position.

2. Download and install the SD-20 USB driver for your computer and connect the USB cable. You can download the latest drivers from our website here.

Make sure you download the driver that corresponds to the type of computer you have (Mac or Windows-based) and the version of operating system you are using. Once downloaded, you will need to run the setup application to install the driver into your system. This may include re-starting your computer.

3. Confirm that the USB driver is installed correctly and that the computer is communicating correctly with the SD-20.

  • On a Macintosh, look in the Audio MIDI Setup utility and confirm that the SD-20 is listed in the MIDI Studio window.
  • On a PC, open the Device Manager and confirm that the SD-20 is listed under "Sound, video, and game controllers."

4. Activate or enable the SD-20 in your music software. You will need to consult with the documentation for your specific application for this, but usually there is a preferences menu where you will need to enable the PCR so it can be used by your software.


Note: The last USB drivers released for the SD-20 supported Windows 7 and OSX 10.9 (Mavericks). If you are trying to connect to a computer with a later version operating system, you will need to use a separate MIDI or Audio/MIDI interface with drivers that support the newer system.


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