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Creative Sampler with Performance Effects

UpdatesSP-555 System Program Version 1.04

This system program updates the SP-555 system program to the latest version 1.04.


Table of Contents
How to know the version 
Before you start, check the system program version of your SP-555.
  1. Turn SP-555 power off.
  2. While holding down [MARK], turn on the SP-555.
    The display will indicate the version number.
V1.03 or earlier: Update required. Please follow the instructions below to update the SP-555 to the latest version.
V1.04: No update required. It is the latest version available.

Update history
[Version 1.04]
  • Improved the compatibility with some Compact Flash cards.

What you will need to update your SP-555
Caution when performing the update
  • Don't use this system program for any product other than the SP-555. Doing so may damage the data or system of your other product.
  • We recommend that you save your user data 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 "Saving backup data (backup save)" section and "Loading backup data (backup load)" section of the Owner's Manual.
  • Do not power-off the SP-555 while the update is in progress. When the update fails, execute the update again.
  • If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the SP-555 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 cannot answer questions regarding the procedure of installing this system program. You must perform the installation on your own responsibility, in accordance with the information provided in this document.

Getting the update file
  • Please open/extract the downloaded “sp555_sys_v104.zip” file on your computer to get the update files named “SP555-??.MID”(15 files) in the “sp555_sys_v104” folder.

Procedure for the update

* Before you update, exit all applications on your computer.

  1. While holding down [PLAY] and [METORONOME], turn on the SP-555.
  2. Connect the PC/Mac and the SP-555 with a USB cable.
  3. Double click on the UpdSMF icon to launch.
  4. Select "Roland SP-555" at "MIDI Out Device" setting.
  5. Click on [Path] button to locate the sp555_sys_v104 folder that contains the 15 SMF files.
  6. Click on [Scan SMF] button ( not required for Mac ) then check if the update files are shown on the file list.
  7. Click on [Send] button to start the file transfer.
    * The processing time will be approximately 10 minutes.
    * Do not power-off the SP-555 while the update is in progress.
  8. The pads will blink like below after successful update process.
    13 14 15 16
    9 10 11 12
    5 6 7 8
    1 2 3 4
  9. Update process completed. Close the UpdSMF and turn off the power of SP-555.
Please verify the version number “1.04” with the procedure described in “How to know the version” part of this document.

License Agreement

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

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