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Mobile Studio Canvas

Sound Module with DAW Software (SD-50)

UpdatesSD-50 System Program (Ver.1.04)

This system program updates the Mobile Studio Canvas SD-50 system program to the latest version.

Products:Mobile Studio Canvas

Table of Contents

How to know the version 
Before you start, check the system program version of your SD-50.
  1. Turn SD-50 power on.
  2. Check the version of your SD-50 (Refer to "Viewing Information About the SD-50 (INFORMATION)" of the Owner's Manual P.78)
    Note: If this shows the latest version (Version 1.04 or later), there’s no need to update your SD-50.
  3. Turn SD-50 power off.

Update history


[Version 1.04]

  • Power consumption reduced to almost zero during standby by Auto Power Off function.
  • At the effect settings for audio input, Mic Echo Level now works
[Version 1.03]
  • The problem that USB function was unstable on some computers equipped with Core i3/i5/i7 CPU has been improved.
  • The Master Volume function of MIDI System Exclusive message has been fixed to operate correctly.

What you will need to update your SD-50
  • SD-50
  • A 64MB or more USB-memory device
    * A USB 3.0 memory device cannot be used for updating.
  • A computer with a USB connector (Windows or Macintosh)

Caution when performing the update
  • Never apply this update data to any product other than the SD-50. This update data may destroy the data or system program of other products.
  • We recommend that you use the “User Backup” function. Please use “User Restore” function to re-load the backup data (Refer to the Owner's Manual P.75).
  • Never power-off your SD-50 while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the SD-50 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 “sd50_up_104.zip” file on your computer to get the update files named “sd50_up.bin” in the “sd50_up_104” folder.

Procedure for the update
  1. Format a USB memory for the update by using your SD-50. (Refer to the Owner's Manual P.76)
  2. Start your computer then connect the USB memory to a USB connector of the computer.
  3. Copy the update file “sd50_up.bin” onto the root directory of the USB-memory device.
    * Do not copy the “sd50_up_104” folder.
  4. Un-mount the USB-memory device through the correct procedure, then disconnect from the computer.
  5. Connect the USB-memory device to SD-50 with the power turned off.
  6. Turn SD-50 power on. Update process starts automatically and the BATTERY LED blinks.
    About a minute later, “Completed” will be displayed.
  7. Turn SD-50 power off, and disconnect the USB-memory device.
  8. Please verify the version number “1.04” with the procedure described in “How to know the version” part of this document.

* After you perform the update, you must delete the update file from the USB-memory device for the normal usage.

License Agreement

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

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