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I have a Roland A-90EX with the VE-RD1. I 't know how to

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I have a Roland A-90EX with the VE-RD1.
I don't know how to load sounds back on to the expansion card.
Quite a while ago the battery went flat on the card, and when we put a new battery in, all the sounds that had been on the card had disappeared. I contacted the previous owner of the keyboard, and they were able to send me a backup of all their sounds, and said use a midi cable and something like garageband and load it up on the keyboard, following the instructions in the manual. I've looked at the manual, and I can't find the instructions - the closest I came was to how to backup the sounds you have on page 52 of the owners manual volume 2.
I'm no musician I just play a little, but I have 3 kids learning to play, this has been a great instrument - I would love to put some of those other sounds back on.
We have 64 sounds on the keyboard itself, so I want to add the sounds from 65 up.
I have a usb midi cable, and garageband on my mac.
I've been searching for youtube videos or forums, but no luck.
Thank you in anticipation
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
Expert:  ITPeter replied 1 year ago.

Hi Karen,

Do you still need assistance with this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I haven't received a response yet.
Expert:  ITPeter replied 1 year ago.

First, make a backup copy of the existing files in case they get wiped.

Then try adding the previous owner's backup.

Will you be using Garageband, or something similar for this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll be using garageband. But what steps do I need to do 1) on the keyboard and 2) in garageband?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, do you have any instructions for me? I already have a backup of all the sounds. I just don't know how to get the sounds on to the keyboard.
Expert:  ITPeter replied 1 year ago.

Sorry for the delay, let me check if another tech can assist you further with this.