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GM2 sound list for the Roland HP603, HP605, LX7 and LX17

Posted by Roy Sinclair on 19 January 2016 at 12:10pm    9 comments

Owners of any of Roland's latest range of HP/LX premium digital pianos will see that there are 255 GM2 instruments available under 'Other > GM2' sounds. However, these are not listed in the piano's manual nor anywhere else I can find, and the instrument descriptions can be a little vague. This blog post corrects this situation, and offers a full GM2 sound list (with MIDI patch and bank numbers, and Roland's reference numbers) in two formats: HTML (below) and PDF (see the download link on the right).

Also available for download as a PDF is (1) a single A4 page listing only the GM2 sounds found in the Roland HP603, HP605, LX7 and LX17; and (2) a single A4 page listing the full set of sounds and tones found in the Roland HP603, HP605, LX7 and LX17, up to and including firmware update v.1.05.

General MIDI Level 2 (GM2) Sound List

General MIDI or GM is a standard or specification for MIDI enabled synthesizers, designed to ensure that a labelled sound created on one MIDI instrument has a degree of consistency with all other MIDI instruments. General MIDI 2 or GM2 extends both the number of available sounds in the standard, and the amount of control available for sound editing and musical performance. Further technical information can be found on the website of the MIDI Manufacturers Association.

The following GM2 sound list is derived from Wikipedia and includes the Roland reference number (as used on HP603, HP605, LX7 and LX17 digital pianos) for Roland's equivalent sound in each case. This is not an authoritative list as Roland do not publish their specification - not that I can find, at least - but most of the sound names match up exactly with Roland's labels, and those that do not are not difficult to work out. If you disagree with the data mapping of any sound, please leave a comment below.

The downloadable PDF presents the sound list in a much more meaningful way, on both sides of a single A4 sheet, for owners of Roland digital pianos from the HP/LX range.

patch no.bank no.Roland no.instrument description
Piano
0 0 20 Acoustic Grand Piano
  1 21 Wide Acoustic Grand
  2 22 Dark Acoustic Grand
  3   Tine Acoustic Grand
  4   Acoustic KSP Piano
  5   Piano Strings
  6   Dream
1 0 23 Bright Acoustic Piano
  1 24 Wide Bright Acoustic
  2   Brite + Grand
  3   Brite KSP
2 0 25 Electric Piano
  1 26 CP 80
  2   Radio Piano
  3   Claxia
  4   Electric KSP Piano
  5   Detuned CP 80
3 0 27 Broken Pub Piano
  1 28 Wide Broken Pub
  2   Tine Pub
  3   Pub KSP
4 0 29 Tine Electric Piano
  1 30 Detuned Electric Piano 1
  2 31 Electric Piano 1 Variation
  3 32 60's Electric Piano
  4   Cool Galaxy
  5   Tine KSP
  6   Hyper Tine
5 0 33 Synth Electric Piano
  1 34 Detuned Electric Piano 2
  2 35 Electric Piano 2 Variation
  3 36 Electric Piano Legend
  4 37 Electric Piano Phase
  5   Sm. Piano Variation Phase
  6   Synth + Analog Phase
  7   Synth KSP
  8   Venus E.P
6 0 38 Harpsichord
  1 39 Coupled Harpsichord
  2 40 Wide Harpsichord
  3 41 Open Harpsichord
  4   Farxiga
  5   Harpsichord 2
  6   Harpsichord KSP
7 0 42 Clavinet
  1 43 Pulse Clavinet
  2   Harpsichord + Clavinet
  3   Solarize
  4   Clavinet KSP
Chromatic Percussion
8 0 44 Celesta
  1   Celesta 2
  2   Celestial
9 0 45 Glockenspiel
  1   Tinespiel
  2   Kids Percussion
10 0 46 Music Box
  1   Orgel
11 0 47 Vibraphone
  1 48 Wet Vibraphone
  2   Jazz Rtm
  3   Vibes KSP
12 0 49 Marimba
  1 50 Wide Marimba
  2   Africa
  3   Marimba KSP
  4   Sine Marimba
  5   Balimba
  6   Log Drum
13 0 51 Xylophone
  1   Xylophone 2
14 0 52 Tubular Bell
  1 53 Church Bell
  2 54 Carillon
  3   Orient Bell
  4   Small Bell
  5   Ringing Clock
  6   Cosmic
  7   Wine Glass
15 0   Dulcimer
  1   Applichan Dulcimer
  2   Hammered Dulcimer
  3   Cimbalom
  4 55 Santur
Organ
16 0 56 Tonewheel Organ
  1 57 Detuned Organ 1
  2 58 60's Organ 1
  3 59 Organ 4
  4   60's Organ 2
  5   70's Organ 1
  6   70's Organ 3
  7   Calasthetic
  8   Jazz Organ
  9   Organ Base
  10   Cheez Combo
  11   70's Organ 2
  12   Tonewheel 2
17 0 60 Percussive Organ
  1 61 Detuned Organ 2
  2   Organ 5
  3   Lite Organ
  4 62 Percussive Organ 2
  5   Voice Organ
18 0 63 Rock Organ
  1   Rotary Organ
  2   Slow Rotary
  3   Fast Rotary
  4   Purple Organ
19 0 64 Church Organ 1
  1 65 Church Organ 2
  2 66 Church Organ 3
  3   Notre Dame
  4   Organ Flute
  5   Tremolo Organ Flute
  6   Chapel
20 0 67 Reed Organ
  1 68 Puff Organ
21 0 69 French Accordion
  1 70 Italian Accordion
22 0 71 Harmonica
  1   Modern Harp
23 0 72 Bandoneon
Guitar
24 0 73 Nylon-String Guitar
  1 74 Ukulele
  2 75 Open Nylon Guitar
  3 76 Nylon Guitar 2
  4   Velo Guitar Harmony
25 0 77 Steel-String Guitar
  1 78 12-String Guitar
  2 79 Mandolin
  3 80 Steel + Body
  4   Nylon + Steel
26 0 81 Jazz Guitar
  1 82 Hawaiian Guitar
  2   Jazz Amp
27 0 83 Clean Electric Guitar
  1 84 Chorus Guitar
  2 85 Mid Tone Guitar
28 0 86 Muted Electric Guitar
  1 87 Funk Guitar
  2 88 Funk Guitar 2
  3 89 Jazz Man
29 0 90 Overdriven Guitar
  1 91 Guitar Pinch
30 0 92 Distortion Guitar
  1 93 Feedback Guitar
  2 94 Distortion Rtm Guitar
31 0 95 Guitar Harmonics
  1 96 Guitar Feedback
  2   Guitar Harmonics 2
Bass
32 0 97 Acoustic Bass
  1   Jazz Rhythm
  2   VX Upright
33 0 98 Electric Bass
  1   Finger Dark
  2   Bass Guitar EG
  3 99 Finger Slap
  4   Mode Bass
34 0 100 Picked Bass
  1   Moded Pick
  2   Mute Pick Bass
35 0 101 Fretless Bass
  1   Fretless 2
  2   Fretless 3
  3   Fretless 4
36 0 102 Slap Bass 1
  1   Punch Theme
37 0 103 Slap Bass 2
  1   Velo Slap
38 0 104 Synth Bass 1
  1 105 Synth Bass 101
  2 106 Synth Bass 3
  3 107 Clavi Bass
  4 108 Hammer
  5   Techno Bass
39 0 109 Synth Bass 2
  1 110 Synth Bass 4
  2 111 Rubber Bass
  3 112 Attack Pulse
  4   Mellow Synth Bass
  5   Sequenced Bass
  6   Click Bass
  7   Synth Bass 2 Dark
  8   Moduler Bass
  9   DX Bass
Orchestra Solo
40 0 113 Violin
  1 114 Slow Violin
41 0 115 Viola
42 0 116 Cello
  1   Slow Cello
43 0 117 Contrabass
44 0 118 Tremolo Strings
  1   Slow Tremolo Strings
  2   Suspend Strings
45 0 119 Pizzicato Strings
46 0 120 Harp
  1 121 Yang Qin
47 0 122 Timpani
Orchestra Ensemble
48 0 123 Stereo String Ensemble
  1 124 Slow Strings
  2 125 60's Strings
  3   60 Orchestra
  4   Orchestra
  5   Orchestra 2
  6   Velo Strings
49 0 126 Mono String Ensemble
  1   Stereo Slow Strings
  2   Legato Strings
  3   Warm Strings
  4   Kingdom
  5   Staccato Strings
  6   Chrome
50 0 127 Synth Strings 1
  1 128 Synth Strings 3
51 0 129 Synth Strings 2
  1   Synth Strings 4
52 0 130 Choir Aah
  1 131 Choir Aah 2
  2   Stereo Choir
  3   Mellow Choir
  4   Losers Aah
53 0 132 Voice Doo
  1 133 Humming
54 0 134 Synth Voice
  1   Synth Voice 2
  2   Choral
  3 135 Analog Voice
55 0 136 Orchestra Hit
  1 137 Bass Hit
  2 138 6th Hit
  3 139 Euro Hit
  4   Orchestra Hit 2
  5   Impact
Brass
56 0 140 Trumpet
  1 141 Dark Trumpet
  2   Warm Trumpet
  3   Sweet Trumpet
57 0 142 Trombone
  1 143 Trombone 2
  2 144 Bright Trombone
58 0 145 Tuba
  1   Wet Willy
59 0 146 Muted Trumpet
  1 147 Muted Trumpet 2
60 0 148 French Horns
  1 149 French Horn 2
  2   Solo Horn
  3   Horn Orchestra
61 0 150 Brass Section 1
  1 151 Brass Section 2
  2   Big Band Brass
62 0 152 Synth Brass 1
  1 153 Synth Brass 3
  2 154 Analog Brass 1
  3 155 Jump Brass
  4   Rezzo Synth Brass
63 0 156 Synth Brass 2
  1 157 Synth Brass 4
  2 158 Analog Brass 2
  3   Soft Brass
  4   Choir Brass
Reed
64 0 159 Soprano Sax
  1   Sweet Soprano
65 0 160 Alto Sax
  1   Breathy Alto Sax
  2   Sax Section
66 0 161 Tenor Sax
  1   Breathy Tenor Sax
  2   Sweet Tenor
67 0 162 Baritone Sax
  1   Contrabass Sax
68 0 163 Oboe
  1   Solo Oboe
69 0 164 English Horn
  1   Fails
70 0 165 Bassoon
  1   Contrabassoon
71 0 166 Clarinet
  1   Bass Clarinet
Wind
72 0 167 Piccolo
  1   Orange Flute
73 0 168 Flute
  1   Pure Flute
  2   Sweet Flute
74 0 169 Recorder
  1   Piano Horn
75 0 170 Pan Flute
  1   Warp Whistle
  2   Sweet Pan
76 0 171 Plastic Bottle Blow
  1   Glass Bottle Blow
77 0 172 Shakuhachi
  1   India
78 0 173 Irish Tin Whistle
  1   Mouth Whistle
79 0 174 Ocarina
  1   Synth Flute
Synth Lead
80 0 175 Square Lead
  1 176 Square Lead 2
  2   LM Square
  3   Hollow
  4   Shroud
  5   Mellow
  6   Solo Sine
  7 177 Sine Lead
81 0 178 Saw Lead
  1 179 Saw Lead 2
  2   Thick Saw
  3   Dyna Saw
  4   Digi Saw
  5 180 Doctor Solo
  6 181 Natural Lead
  7 182 Sequenced Analog
82 0 183 Synth Calliope
  1   Vent Lead
  2   Vent Synth
  3   Pure Lead
83 0 184 Chiffer Lead
  1   Sequenced Lead
84 0 185 Charang
  1 186 Wire Lead
  2   Distortion Lead
85 0 187 Solo Synth Vox
86 0 188 5th Saw Wave
  1   Big Five
87 0 189 Bass & Lead
  1 190 Delayed Lead
  2   Big & Low
  3   Little & High
  4   Fat & Perky
  5   Soft Whirl
Synth Pad
88 0 191 Fantasia
  1   Fantasy
89 0 192 Warm Pad
  1 193 Sine Pad
90 0 194 Polysynth Pad
  1   Polymer
91 0 195 Space Voice
  1 196 Itopia
  2   Square Pad
92 0 197 Bowed Glass Pad
  1   Bell Pad
93 0 198 Metal Pad
  1   Xenon Pad
94 0 199 Halo Pad
  1   Halo Pad Variation
  2   Halo Pad Phase
  3   Halo Pad Legend
  4   Angels
  5   Equinox
95 0 200 Sweep Pad
  1   Dark Moon
Synth Sound FX
96 0 201 Ice Rain
  1   Clavi Pad
  2   Shanaaz
  3   African Wind
  4   Carib
97 0 202 Soundtrack
  1   Prolouge
  2   Empilouge
98 0 203 Stardust
  1 204 Synth Mallet
  2   Synth Drum Comp
  3   Popcorn
  4   Tiny Bell
  5   Rind Glock
  6   Glock Chime
  7   Clear Bell
  8   Choir Bell
  9   Soft Crystal
  10   Air Bells
  11   Bell Harp
  12   Gamelmba
99 0 205 Atmosphere
  1   Warm Atmosphere
  2   Hollow Relics
  3   Nylon EP
  4   Nylon Harp
  5   Harp Vox
  6   Atmosphere Pad
100 0 206 Brightness
  1   Bomb
101 0 207 Goblin
  1   Goblin Synth
  2   Creeper
  3   Ritual
  4   To Heaven
  5   Night
  6   Glisten
  7   Bell Choir
102 0 208 Echo Drops
  1 209 Echo Bell
  2 210 Echo Pan
  3   Poly Drop
103 0 211 Star Theme
  1   Space Synth
Ethnic
104 0 212 Sitar
  1 213 Sitar 2
  2   Detuned Sitar
  3   Sitar Pad
  4   Tamboura
105 0 214 Banjo
  1   Mute Banjo
  2   Zheng
  3   Rabab
  4   Gopintch
  5   Oud
106 0 215 Shamisen
  1   Tsugaru
107 0 216 Koto
  1 217 Taisho Koto
  2   Kanoon
  3   Pi Pa
108 0 218 Thumb Piano
109 0 219 Bagpipe
  1   Sheng
  2   Sou Na
110 0 220 Fiddle
111 0 221 Shanai
  1   Di Zi
Percussive
112 0 222 Tinkle Bell
  1   Bonang
  2   Altair
  3   Gamelan
  4   S. Gamelan
  5   Rama Cymbal
113 0 223 Agogo
  1   Tine Bell
114 0 224 Steel Drums
  1   Glass Percussion
  2   Thai Bells
115 0 225 Woodblock
  1 226 Castanets
116 0 227 Taiko
  1 228 Concert Bass Drum
  2   Grand Cassandra
117 0 229 Melodic Tom 1
  1 230 Melodic Tom 2
  2   Real Tom
  3   Rock Tom
118 0 231 Synth Drum
  1 232 Analog Tom
  2 233 Electric Percussion
119 0 234 Reverse Cymbal
Sound Effect
120 0 235 Guitar Fret Noise
  1 236 Guitar Cut Noise
  2 237 String Slap
  3   Guitar Cut Noise 2
121 0 238 Breath Noise
  1 239 Flute Key Click
122 0 240 Seashore
  1 241 Rain
  2 242 Thunder
  3 243 Wind
  4 244 Stream
  5 245 Bubble
  6   Feed
123 0 246 Bird
  1 247 Dog
  2 248 Horse-Gallop
  3 249 Bird 2
  4   Horse-Whinny
  5   Maou
  6   Cow
  7   Snake Hiss
  8   Chicken Cluck
  9   Rooster Crow
124 0 250 Telephone 1
  1 251 Telephone 2
  2 252 Door Creaking
  3 253 Door Closing
  4 254 Scratch
  5 255 Wind Chimes
  6   Phone Call
  7   Scratch 2
  8   Clock Tick
125 0 256 Helicopter
  1 257 Car-Engine
  2 258 Car-Stop
  3 259 Car-Pass
  4 260 Car-Crash
  5 261 Siren
  6 262 Train
  7 263 Jetplane
  8 264 Starship
  9 265 Burst Noise
  10   Rollercoaster
  11   Submarine
  12   Boat
126 0 266 Applause
  1 267 Laughing
  2 268 Screaming
  3 269 Punch
  4 270 Heart Beat
  5 271 Footsteps
  6   Slap
  7   Burping
  8   Farting
127 0 272 Gun Shot
  1 273 Machine Gun
  2 274 Lasergun
  3   Minigun
  4   Bazooka
  5   Tank
  6 275 Explosion
  7   Firework