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System ProgramAR-200R Ver.2.03 System Program

This system program updates the AR-200R system program to the latest version 2.03.


Table of Contents
How to know the version
Before you start, check the system program version of your AR-200R.
  1. Turn AR-200R power OFF
  2. While holding down [DEC], turn power ON.
  3. The version will be displayed.
  4. Turn power OFF.
* If this shows the latest version, there’s no need to update your AR-200R.

Update history
[ Ver.2.03 ]
  • AR-200R could not play back correctly when an audio phrase was registered as pattern phrases or song phrases, whose RDAC-Mode was "H-LINEAR" or "MODE3" and whose start position of the Playback Point was not zero.
[ Ver.2.02 ]
  • The volume value set to a song phrase could not be reproduced on playback.
[ Ver.2.00 ]
[ Functionality added ]
  • You can play WAV files directly.
[ Improved functions ]
  • Improved process when mounting a CF card.
    The phrase configuration file is updated only if the phrase file has been changed.
NOTE when using ARE-3000 with AR series Ver.2:
We plan to publish the ARE-3000 Ver.2 in the middle of November, 2010. You will be able to edit a CF card included WAV files on the ARE-3000 Ver.2.
There is the following limitation to the ARE-3000 Ver.1.05.
  • You cannot edit a CF card included a WAV file made with AR series Ver.2.
    * You can edit a CF card without a WAV file.
    * A CF card made with ARE-3000 Ver.1.05 is usable on AR-200R/200R/200S Ver.2.
[ Ver.1.02 ]
[ Improved functions ]
  • An error might occur in MIDI recording if you connect a equipment that the transmission interval of MIDI Active Sensing is slightly longer than the recommended value of the MIDI standard to MIDI IN.
    Now you can record normally even if such an equipment is connected.
[ Bug Fix ]
  • CLIP LED was lit on around 9dB lower level than an actual level when stereo recording.
    * There is no problem regarding recorded data itself at all.
[ Ver.1.01 ]
[ Improved functions ]
  • In rare instances, some phrase playback might have been ring-modulated. This symptom occurred under certain unusual PC Card circumstances.
  • When CF cards were formatted by PCs, the AR-200Rs might not be able to format the PC cards again. This update enables AR-200Rs to re-format CF cards formatted by PCs. Note: Formatting by AR-200R is always recommended.

What you will need to update your AR-200R
  • AR-200R
  • A Roland CF card
  • A computer with a CF Card Reader/Writer

Caution when performing the update
  • If you update on the normal mode of AR-200R against the correct procedrue, this update data may destroy the system program.
  • Never power-off your AR-200R while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the AR-200R won’t be able to start up in normal operating mode. This will require servicing, so you will need to contact Roland service center near you if this occurs.
  • We regret that we are unable to answer questions regarding the update procedure using this system program. Please perform the update responsibly, following the directions given in this document.

Getting the update file
Please open/extract the downloaded “ar200r_sys_v203.zip” file on your computer to get the update files named “_AR200R.PRG” in the “ar200r_sys_v203” folder.

Procedure for the update
Never power-off your AR-200R while the update is in progress!
Creating the Update Card
  1. Format a CF card by the AR-200R.
  2. Using the CF Card Reader/Writer, copy update file _AR200R.PRG to the root directory of a CF Card.
Update Procedure
  1. While holding down [INC], turn power ON.
  2. "UPdt" will be displayed.
  3. Press [STOP] to select the card update. "CuPd" is displayed.
  4. Insert the Update Card to the AR-200R.
  5. The card data will be loaded and the version "2.03" will be displayed.
  6. Press [DEC]. "GO" will be displayed.
  7. The number being written such as "GO 1" will be displayed during writing.
  8. When the update is complete the display will show the checksum "38C6".
  9. Turn power OFF to complete the update process.

License Agreement

Be sure to read the Safety Instructions and the License Agreement before proceeding download.

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