SONAR V-STUDIO I/O

System ProgramVS-700R Fantom VS System Program Version 1.30

This system program updates your VS-700R Fantom VS to the latest version 1.30.

Products:SONAR V-STUDIO I/O / V-STUDIO 700 / SONAR V-STUDIO 700 Hardware




This system program includes update to make the VS-700R compatible with the ARX Expansion Series.
Please perform this update if you would like to use the ARX Series with VS-700R.



How to know the version

Before proceeding to the download, follow the instructions below to check the version.

* VS-700R I/O Editor is required to check the version.
  1. Launch the VS-700R I/O Editor on your Windows PC or Mac.
  2. On Windows, select "Version information of the VS-700R I/O" from the Help menu.
    On Macintosh, select "About VS-700R I/O" from "VS-700R I/O Editor".
  3. Check the versions of FANTOM VS shown in the "About VS-700R I/O" window.
    *No update required if the version was 1.30 or later.
  4. Press [OK] to close the dialog window.
  5. Quit the VS-700R I/O Editor.



Update history
[ → Ver.1.30]
*VS-700 driver Ver.2.0.0 or later is required for Windows.
*VS-700 driver Ver.1.0.0 or later is required for Mac OS X.

  • The OCTA-CAPTURE works together with the VS-700 to expand the I/O.
    * Please refer to the PDF document "I/O Expansion by using the OCTA-CAPTURE with the VS-100/VS-700" for details.
  • Lower latency available
    Super low latency and high stability has brought by newly introduced "VS STREAMING" technology.
[ → Ver.1.10]

  • Became compatible with the ARX Expansion Series.



Things to prepare

Following items will be required to update the VS-700R to the latest version.

  • VS-700R
  • Windows or Mac with the system requirements, VS-700R driver installed.
  • A USB cable



Caution when performing the update ( IMPORTANT !! )
  • Never power-off your VS-700R while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the VS-700R 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.



Downloading and expanding the archive
Download the "vs700rvs_sysw_v130.zip" for Windows or "vs700rvs_sysm_v130.zip" for Mac to the desktop or any location.
Downloaded file is an archive file in zip format. After expanding the archive, the folder "vs700rvs_sys_v130" will be available, which contains system update files from "FantomVSUpdate.mid" and "UpdSMF" simple SMF player application.



How to install

Install the expanded files to the VS-700R with instructions below.

  1. Be sure the VS-700R is turned off.
  2. Make the VS-700R only connected with power cable to electric outlet.
  3. Remove the expansion cover from the top panel of the VS-700R then turn on the switch "4" of SW1 at the right end, turn off the other switches.
  4. Turn the [SAMPLE RATE] knob at the left end on the top panel to "192kHz".
  5. Turn on the power of the VS-700R.
  6. Confirm that [USB], [CONSOLE], [MIDI IN], and [MIDI OUT] LEDs are blinking.
  7. Turn off the switch "4" of SW1.
  8. Confirm that [USB], [CONSOLE], [MIDI IN], and [MIDI OUT] LEDs are all out.
  9. Connect the VS-700R to the PC with USB cable.
  10. Confirm the [USB] and [MIDI OUT] LEDs light up.
  11. Double click on the UpdSMF(.EXE) to launch on a Windows PC, UpdSMF on a Mac.
  12. Select [FANTOM VS (VS-700)] as "MIDI Out Device", [FANTOM VS] on a Mac.
  13. Locate the folder including the file "_00001.mid" or other update files to "SMF Path" or "SMF Folder" on a Mac.
  14. Click on the "Scan SMF" (not required on a Mac) then confirm that update files are on the list.
  15. Click on the "Send".
    Data transfer begins and [MIDI IN] LED starts blinking.
    Progress bar will be shown on the computer display.
  16. Both [MIDI IN] and [MIDI OUT] LEDs start blinking indicates the successful update.
    *About three minutes to complete the update.
    *Never turn off the power during the update process.
  17. Click on the [OK] in "Send SMF / Complete" dialog window.
  18. Click on the [Exit] or [QUIT] on a Mac to quit the application.
  19. Turn off the power of the VS-700R.
  20. Restore the expansion cover to the top of the VR-700R.
  21. Turn on the power of the VS-700R again.
  22. Restart the VS-700R I/O Editor and confirm that the version is now V1.30.


License Agreement

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

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