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#1634437 - 11/01/19 04:06 PM Issue when trying to update VS 1680 from v 2.00 to 2.024
degerfeldt Offline
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Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 4
Hi forum

After just having fixed an SCSI issue (incompatible drive) I would now like to update my 1680 to the latest (recommended) OS, 2.024. I had not used it for a long time and would like to restart recording the old way ;-)

I was able to download the 2 versions available at Roland (the 1-file version and the mid files). Both fail to install:

- 1-file version (VS1680.PRG) - I burned it onto a RW CD on a Win 10 PC and started the VS 1680. According to the manual the 1680 is supposed to recognize the update file in the ZIP drive (I am using a CD drive though), but in my case is does not. The device boots as normal, loads the first song and is ready to play/record. The update file is not seem to be recognized. I also cannot load the file as song or so.

- mid files. I was loading the first mid file into cubase 10/mid track, it is recognized as a sys ex file. I start the VS with pressing the two "7" buttons. The VS enters in update mode, after confirming with "yes" the device is awaiting data as per text book.
I then start playing the midi file on cubase and data arrives on the VS. However when entering the "2nd portion" it stops saying "wrong mid format".
I tried different speeds (120 bpm and 80 bpm) without effect, same error.

I was not able to find the little tool from Roland allowing to update without sequencer, however I do not know if this would even work on a Win 10 machine... (I also have a Mac Book Pro on Mojawe), however cannot seem to download that file, too.). I also owe a NI Maschine but have never used that with midi...

Any idea what I may try next?

Thank you

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#1634438 - 11/01/19 05:01 PM Re: Issue when trying to update VS 1680 from v 2.00 to 2.024 [Re: degerfeldt]
uptildawn Offline
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Registered: 12/15/01
Posts: 8508
Loc: Iowa
To begin - you can't use a cd drive in place of a zip drive to do an update.

My best suggestion for the midi update is to use the SMF tool that Roland has made available - found here - https://1drv.ms/f/s!ApQxVDASwyuYj2kiaTwvH1aew1hC
I have no idea why Roland doesn't fix the broken link to the SMF tool. You can download it from my onedrive link for a time. I will eventually void the link, so please do this soon.
I don't know if this is specific to a pc (as opposed to a mac). I use a pc....... if it doesn't work, then maybe that is why.


Edited by uptildawn (11/01/19 05:02 PM)
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#1634450 - 11/01/19 09:12 PM Re: Issue when trying to update VS 1680 from v 2.00 to 2.024 [Re: uptildawn]
degerfeldt Offline
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Registered: 01/24/19
Posts: 4
Hi uptildawn

many thanks! The prompt answer and upload of the file is much appreciated.
The file arrived safely and it seems to work well on my Win 10 machine.
I have now started the update. It seems to take a while and I might need to cancel it as itīs getting late here in Europe... Dawn is not far anymore ;-)
The upload to th eVS appears slower than via a sequencer on 80 bpm but I believe I passed the stage when I got the error when using Cubase.
I will report on the status tomorrow.
Thanks for now and best regards

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#1634485 - 11/02/19 09:34 AM Re: Issue when trying to update VS 1680 from v 2.00 to 2.024 [Re: degerfeldt]
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It may be slower than what you're used to, but if the VS is acknowledging it and appears to be uploading it, then let it go until it's finished. I hope it worked fine for you. It ought to. I've never had it fail for me.
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