FA-06/FA-08 Driver for Mac OS X

This is the FA-06 / FA-08 driver for Mac OS X 10.6.8 / 10.7 / OS X 10.8 / OS X 10.9.

* To use this driver, you must set the [SYSTEM] - [USB Driver] of the FA-06/FA-08 to "VENDOR."

[ CAUTION on OS X Mavericks (10.9) ]
* If Mac sleeps while playing a music file in the Finder, and then Mac resumes, the Finder may freeze. Here's procedures to recover the Finder:
  1. Press command - option - esc keys at the same time.
  2. Choose Finder and click [Relaunch] button.
  3. The display will indicate "Do you want to force Finder to quit?"; click [Relaunch] button.

* If Mac sleeps while using an audio application, like DAW, and then Mac resumes, playback/recording may not work. If this happens, please relaunch the audio application.

Apple and Roland are looking into these two issues now.


  • FA-06 08 Driver Ver.1.0.1 for OS X 10.9
  • FA-06 08 Driver Ver.1.0.0 for OS X 10.8
  • FA-06 08 Driver Ver.1.0.0 for Mac OS X 10.7
  • FA-06 08 Driver Ver.1.0.0 for Mac OS X 10.6.8

System requirements
This driver has the following requirements.

* Please also check the System requirements for the audio/MIDI application and the operating system you're using.

Operating System
Mac OS X v10.6.8 / v10.7 / OS X v10.8 / OS X v10.9
Apple Mac series computer with on-board USB

* Even if connected to a USB 3.0 port, the performance of the product will not change.
* Mac computers running Microsoft Windows are not supported.

Caution if using a Mac equipped with a 64-bit processor
On Mac OS X v10.7 / v10.6, software that is 64-bit compatible will run in 64-bit mode.
If your software does not run correctly in 64-bit mode, you may be able to avoid the problem by starting up your software in 32-bit mode as follows.

  1. If your software is running, close it.
  2. Control-click the icon for your software, and choose "Get Info."
  3. Under "General," check "Open in 32-bit mode."
    * This setting is not available for software that is not 64-bit compatible.
  4. Start up your software.

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