VR-1HD: How to Update the System Program Firmware

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Caution:

  • Never apply this update data to any product other than the VR-1HD. This update data may destroy the data or system program of other products.

  • Never power-off your VR-1HD while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the VR-1HD 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.

 


  

Procedure:

 

 

Step 1

Download the System Program Firmware update file from the VR-1HD Downloads Page.

Click on the System Program link, scroll to the bottom of the page, and download the .ZIP file.

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The update file will be contained in the downloaded .ZIP archive file. You will need to extract the .PRG file inside the .ZIP file, and save it for later.

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Do not open the .PRG file, it is not a program that runs on your computer, and do not rename it. You will later upload it to the VR-1HD in the following steps.

 

Step 2

Connect a USB 2.0 or 3.0 cable between the USB STREAM port on the VR-1HD and the computer.

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Step 3

Hold down both the [MENU] button and the [ON AIR] button at the same time and turn on the power.

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Continue holding down the buttons until the [BGM] button repeatedly flashes Blue.

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Step 4

Open the "VR-1HD" drive folder on your computer.

  • Windows: Within My Computer (or Computer), open "VR-1HD" (or Removable Disk).
  • Mac: In Finder or on the Desktop, open the "VR-1HD" icon.

 

Step 5 

Copy or drag and drop the "VR-1HD.PRG" file in the "vr1hd_sys_v120" folder into the root directory of the "VR-1HD" drive.

Note: The root directory is the top level or main folder you see when you connect a USB flash drive and click to open it.

 

Step 6

After the copy has been completed, safely remove the virtual drive on your computer.

  • Windows: Right-click on the "VR-1HD" icon in My Computer (or the "Removable Disk (*:)" icon) and click "Eject."
  • Mac: Drag the "VR-1HD" icon to the Trash icon in the Dock.

 

Step 7

Unplug the USB cable from the back of the VR-1HD.

The [ON AIR] button will start flashing.

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Step 8

Press the [ON AIR] button to start the update process.


The SCENE buttons will start to repeatedly flash Red from SCENE [A] through SCENE [E], acting as a progress bar.

  • Do not turn off the VR-1HD while updating.
  • The update takes about 5 minutes.

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When all five SCENE buttons light up Red at the same time, the update is complete.

 

Step 9

Turn the VR-1HD power off. This completes the update.

The new system program runs at the next startup.

  • Startup time is longer for the first boot cycle after the update.
  • Startup requires approximately 1 minute 40 seconds.

 

Step 10 

To verify that the update, go to [MENU] > [SYSTEM], and scroll to the end of the menu to get the VERSION number.

 

 

More Information

 

For more information about VR-1HD Firmware, refer to the System Program link on the Downloads page.

Note: This is separate from the manuals.

 

 
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