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System ProgramGAIA SH-01 System Program Version 1.04

This system program updates your GAIA SH-01 to the latest version 1.04.

Products:GAIA SH-01

How to know the version
Before you start, check the system program version of your GAIA SH-01.
  1. Switch on the power to the unit.
  2. Hold down [CANCEL/SHIFT] and press [TRANSPOSE].
    [TRANSPOSE] Button flashes, and the version number of the program is displayed using the indicators.
    • Ver.1.02: The [CANCEL/SHIFT] button, the WRITE PROTECT indicator and the [NUMBER 2] button light.
    • Ver.1.03: The [CANCEL/SHIFT] button, the WRITE PROTECT indicator and the [NUMBER 3] button light.
    • Ver.1.04: The [CANCEL/SHIFT] button, the WRITE PROTECT indicator and the [NUMBER 4] button light. In this case, there's no need to update it.
  3. After verifying the version, press [CANCEL/SHIFT].
    The unit returns to normal operation.

Update history
[ Ver.1.04 ]
  • Improved the Power Save Mode so that it does not function while an arpeggio is performing.
  • Improved the behavior when shutting down a personal computer connected with SH-01 via USB.
    * This does not guarantee that all personal computer will operate correctly with SH-01.
[ Ver.1.03 ]
  • Added a System parameter which can set the PCM sound generator parts to OFF.
    (GAIA SH-01 comes with a multitimbral PCM sound generator (Number of parts: 15) that supports GM2 sound mapping in addition to a Virtual analog synthesizer sound generator (Number of part: 1).)

    The procedure for setting the System parameter is the followings. The parameter is called "GM Parts Switch".
    1. Hold down the [CANCEL/SHIFT] button and press the [V-LINK] button to enter the System Setting mode.
    2. Hold down the EXT IN [CENTER CANCEL ON] button and press the [EFFECTS ON/OFF] button to switch the "GM Parts Switch" ON and OFF.
    * You can confirm the parameter setting by verifying the following light condition while holding down the EXT IN [CENTER CANCEL ON] button.
    [EFFECTS ON/OFF] lights up: GM Parts Switch is ON.
    [EFFECTS ON/OFF] lights down: GM Parts Switch is OFF.

What you will need to update your GAIA SH-01
  • GAIA SH-01
  • USB Memory ( Roland's M-UF2G is recommended )
    * The USB Memory need to be formatted on a GAIA SH-01.
  • A computer with a USB connector (Windows XP/Vista/7, MacOS X v10.4.3 or later)
  • Update file downloaded from this page

Cautions with the update
  • We recommend that you save your user data to a USB memory before you perform the update. If a problem occurs and your user data is lost, you will be able to restore the original state by reloading the data you saved. For details on the procedure, refer to the following sections of the "File Management" of the Owner's Manual.
  • Never apply this update data to any product other than the GAIA SH-01. This update data may destroy the data or system program of other products.
  • Never power-off your GAIA SH-01 while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the GAIA SH-01 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 “sh01_sys_v104.zip” file on your computer to get the update files in the “sh01_sys_v104” folder.

Procedure for the update
Never power-off your GAIA SH-01 while the update is in progress!

Creating the Update USB memory
  1. Using your computer, copy the “sh01_up.bin” file to the root directory (top level) of your USB memory.
  2. Un-mount the USB memory device through the correct procedure, then disconnect from the computer.

Update Procedure
  1. With the GAIA SH-01's power turned off, connect your USB memory to the GAIA SH-01.
  2. Switch on the GAIA SH-01's power.
    The update will begin automatically.
    When the update begins, the [TAP TEMPO] button will blink green, and the NUMBER [1] - [8] buttons will blink in succession.
  3. The update process will be done within a minute. When the update is complete, the [TAP TEMPO] button will light orange, and all of the NUMBER [1] - [8] buttons will blink.
  4. When you’ve verified that the update has been completed, turn off the power.
  5. Disconnect the USB memory from the GAIA SH-01.
  6. Please verify the version number “1.04” with the procedure described in “How to know the version” part of this document.
  7. When the entire update process has been completed, connect the USB memory to your computer and delete the file “sh01_up.bin” from USB memory.

License Agreement

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

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