The TD-50X supports 32 channel audio and MIDI to the computer via its USB port. For this functionality, the TD-50X drivers must installed in your computer, and the USB Mode in the TD-50X must be set to "VENDOR" from its default - (which is "GENERIC"). Here are steps and information for proper setup:
First, download and install the appropriate USB drivers. For Mac OS and Windows 8.1, drivers can be found on the TD-50X downloads page here:
Installation instructions are included within the download.
*** Take note of the Mac OS troubleshooting informational link on each downloads page, as OS 10.13 thru current OS versions will block the installation of drivers in the background. You must "approve" that the drivers can be installed in the Security and Privacy section in your Mac.
For Windows 10/11, drivers will be downloaded and installed automatically once you have changed the TD-50X's USB Mode to VENDOR, connect the TD-50X via USB to your PC, and have an internet connection established. (Note - there is no physical driver file to download for Windows 10/11).
Here's how to set the TD-50X's USB Mode to "VENDOR."
- Press the SETUP button.
- Press F2 (USB AUDIO).
- Cursor to highlight "GENERIC" for the Driver Mode.
- Turn the main dial clockwise to choose "VENDOR." - A USB Driver message prompts in the TD-50X's display stating that the new change will not become effective until the TD-50X is powered off and on again. Press ENTER to select "OK" for this message.
- Use the power switch on the TD-50X to turn off the power, and then power back on again.
After installing the drivers and switching the TD-50X's USB Mode to Vendor, connect the USB port on the TD-50X to your computer, then select it as an audio and/or MIDI device within your software.
Below is a list of the audio routing for the 32 channels:
Channels 1-2 = MASTER OUTS L/R
Ch 3= DIRECT 1
Ch 4 = DIRECT 2
Ch 5 = DIRECT 3
Ch 6 = DIRECT 4
Ch 7 = DIRECT 5
Ch 8 = DIRECT 6
Ch 9 = DIRECT 7
Ch 10 = DIRECT 8
Ch 11-12 = KICK
Ch 13-14 = SNARE
Ch 15-16 = TOM 1
Ch 17-18 = TOM 2
Ch 19-20 = TOM 3
Ch 21-22 = TOM 4
Ch 23-24 = HI HAT
Ch 25-26 = CRASH 1
Ch 27-28 = CRASH 2
Ch 29-30 = RIDE
Ch 31-32 = AUX 1-4
By default, the TD-50X's MIDI Channel is set to 10.