Pro Audio Support

Q:
How do I reinitialize my Alesis unit?
 
A:
Digitally controlled hardware, such as a reverb, leyboard, or ADAT is controlled by instructions lock in its memory. Sometimes ( as a result of a power glitch, a cosmic ray hitting one of the memory cells, or a particular set of incoming commands), these instructions get scrambled and the machine doesn't work normally. Other times, there's nothing really wrong, but people have inadvertently changed a setting causing a problem.

Reinitialization "recharges" the device's memory with a fresh copy of the instruction (sort of like rebooting a computer), and is the first step to try when your product begins behaving strangely. Merely turning the device off and on doesn't reinitialize it.

You have to hold particular buttons on the front panel while turning the device on in order to reinitialize it. Be advised, though, that reinitialization will also reset all parameters to the original factory settings. For example, on a QS synthesizer, the MIDI settings may become different from what you choose for your setup. On an ADAT or BRC, all Locate points will be reset to zero. So, write down or back up via MIDI any information that's crucial to your setup. (Be advised, however, that sometimes the user data itself IS the problem, if it contains illegal commands. Test the unit to see if reinitialization solved the problem before you reload your user data.

PRODUCT RE-INITIALIZATION ROUTINES

CAUTION! - Most of these routines will cause memory to revert back to factory specifications, thus losing all edited parameters. To ensure that loss of "USER" programs does not occur, back up DATA via MIDI or RAM Card.
PRODUCT RE-INITIALIZATION ROUTINE
ADAT Power up while holding "PLAY" and "RECORD".
"Drum on" Hrs will not be reset.
ADAT-XT Power up while holding "PLAY" and "RECORD".
"Drum on" Hrs will not be reset.
ADAT-XT-20 Power up while holding "PLAY" and "RECORD".
"Drum on" Hrs will not be reset.
ADAT-LX-20 Power up while holding "RECORD".
"Drum on" Hrs will not be reset.
M-20 Power up while holding "PLAY" and "RECORD".
"Drum on" Hrs will not be reset.
BRC Power up while holding "PLAY" and "RECORD".

AI-2 Power up while holding "STORE".
(ADAT tape header information will also be cleared)
BRC Power up while holding "PLAY" and "RECORD".
D4 Power up while holding "OUTPUT" and "VOICE".
DM5 Power up while holding "OUTPUT" and "VOICE".
HR-16 Power up while holding "ERASE" "DELETE" and "RECORD".
HR-16B Power up while holding "ERASE" "DELETE" and "RECORD".
MidiVerb III Power up while holding "INT PROG" and "STORE".
MidiVerb 4 Power up while holding "PROG" and "D".
MMT-8 Power up while holding "ERASE", "PAGE UP" and "PAGE DOWN".
QS6 Keyboard Power up while holding keypad buttons "0" and "3".
QS6, QS7, QS8 Power up while holding keypad buttons "0" and "3".
QSR Power up while holding the «"CURSOR"» button.
(Note: Press both sides of button)
QuadraSynth Keyboards
Power up while holding Data Buttons 1 and 4.
(Note that this clears only the edit buffer. Currently there is no hard reset/re-initialization routine available.)
QuadraVerb Power up while holding the "BYPASS" and "PROGRAM".
QuadraVerb GT Power up while holding the "BYPASS" and "PROGRAM".
QuadraVerb 2& Q-20 Power up while holding the "PROGRAM" and "COMPARE".
This is a soft reset (sets global to default, clears edit buffer but leaves user memory intact).
Power up while holding the "PROGRAM" and "COMPARE" and «BLOCK.
This is a hard reset (set all functions to default and clears user memory).

S4/S8 Sound Modules Power up while holding Data Buttons 1 and 4.
Note that this only clears the edit buffer. Currently there is no hard reset/re-initialization routine available.)
SR-16 Power up while holding "ERASE" and "PLAY".
Wedge Power up while holding the "BYPASS" and "PROG".
X2 Console Power up while holding "ALT" "ERASE FWD" and "DEC". This is a soft reset. Factory mute parameters will be loaded into memory. Currently there is no hard reset/re-initialization routine available.)