RD-64

Digital Piano

System ProgramRD-64 System Program Version 1.4

This program is used to update the RD-64 system software to the most recent version.

Products:RD-64



Table of Contents
How to know the version
Before you start, check the system program version of your RD-64.
  1. While holding down [ FUNCTION ], [ TRANSPOSE ] and [ OCTAVE + ], and press POWER.
  2. When [ EFX 2 ], [ OCTAVE - ] and [ OCTAVE + ] are lit, perform the update.
    When [ EFX 2 ] and [ OCTAVE - ] are lit, perform the update.
    * When [ EFX 1 ] is lit, the update is unnecessary.
  3. Turn off the power.


Update history

[ Ver.1.4]
[ Bug Fix ]
The following bug was fixed.
  • RD-64 would automatically be switched off four hours after even if you were playing or operating it.


What you will need to update your RD-64
Caution when performing the update
  • As long as you follow the procedure, no error occurs during the update with this program. If you fail the update, you can perform the update again.
  • Never power-off your RD-64 while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the RD-64 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 "rd64_sys_v14.zip" file on your computer to get the update files named "_0000001.mid" in the "rd64_sys_v14" folder.


Procedure for the update
Install the unzipped system program to the RD-64 following the procedure below.
* Never turn off your RD-64 while the update is in progress.
  1. Make sure that the power of the RD-64 is off.
  2. Disconnect all the USB cables connected to the computer (except a keyboard and a mouse).
  3. Install the Digital Piano Driver.
    • Windows: Install the Digital Piano Driver following the Readme file. When the message "Ready to install the driver. ---" appears, go on to procedure 4.
    • Mac: Install the Digital Piano Driver following the Readme file. After the installation is completed, restart the Mac and go on to procedure 4.
  4. Connect the USB COMPUTER port of the RD-64 and a USB port on the computer with a USB cable.
  5. While holding down [ TRANSPOSE ] and [ OCTAVE + ], press POWER to switch on the power.
    [ OCTAVE + ] flashes.
    * When your operating system is Windows, click [ Close ] after the installation of the Digital Piano Driver is completed.
  6. Double-click "UpdSMF" displayed on the screen to start the UpdSMF.
  7. Set "MIDI Out Device" to "Roland Digital Piano".
    * If you cannot find "Roland Digital Piano", check that the Digital Piano Driver is installed correctly.
  8. Click [ Path ] (click [ Select... ] for Mac) on "UpdSMF" and specify the location where the update file (_0000001.mid) is from SMF Path (SMF Folder for Mac). Then, click the [ OK ] button.
  9. Click [ Scan SMF ] (unnecessary for Mac) to check that the update file (_0000001.mid) is displayed in the file list.
  10. Click Send.
    Sending of the update program starts. After about 1 minute, the update finishes, and [ OCTAVE + ] and the octave indicator on the RD-64 flash in alternation.
  11. Click [ OK ] on the Send SMF/Complete dialog box (the Complete Update dialog box for Mac) of "UpdSMF".
  12. Click [ Exit ] (click [ Quit ] for Mac) of the "UpdSMF" to exit "UpdSMFJ".
  13. Turn off the power of the RD-64 and disconnect the USB cable from the RD-64.
  14. While holding down [ FUNCTION ], [ TRANSPOSE ], and [ OCTAVE + ] , press POWER to switch on the power.
  15. Check that [ EFX1 ] flashes.
  16. Turn off the power of the RD-64.



License Agreement

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

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