RC-30 System Update Version 1.60

This system program updates your RC-30 to the latest version 1.60.

How to tell the version
Please check the version of the system working on your RC-30 before downloading the archive file.
  1. Set the [ RHYTHM OUTPUT LEVEL ] knob to the the minimum position.
  2. Set the [ TRACK 1 ] slider and the [ TRACK 2 ] slider to the minimum position.
  3. Hold down the [DOWN] button and the [RHYTHM ON/OFF] button, and connect a plug to the OUTPUT L/MONO jack. Then it will turn on.
  4. The display indicates the current system version, which alternately displays the integral portion and the fractional portion.
    When displaying the integral portion, TRACK1 STATUS indicator lights.
    When displaying the fractional portion, TRACK2 STATUS indicator lights.
  5. Disconnect the plug from the OUTPUT L/MONO jack.
*Don't perform the update if the product is already up-to-date.

Update history
[ Ver.1.60 ]
    Bug Fix
    The following bug was fixed.
    • The problem in which performing overdubbing after recording to a empty phrase sometimes resulted in an "EF" error display was corrected.
[ Ver.1.40 ]
    Bug Fixes
    The following bugs Were fixed.
    • Some personal computers might not recognize the device connected with the USB 3.0 port.
    • Other USB equipments might not work when a personal computer rebooted with connecting the device via the USB 3.0 port.
[ Ver.1.30 ]
  • It was corrected that the silence interval issued when you perform the Memory Shift function on playing.
    The Memory Shift function on playing performs as follows with this update.
    * When you perform the Memory Shift function near the end point of a phrase (within about one second), the current playing phrase sounds once again and then the function performs.
    * From about one second before switching the phrase, the PLAY indicator blinks and the Memory Shift function cannot be accepted.
[ Ver.1.20 ]
  • Decreased sound degradation when changing a tempo.
  • It was corrected that it cannot import a WAV file exported from the LOGIC software.
  • The POWER indicator is blacked out on sleeping.

What you will need to update your RC-30
  • RC-30
  • USB cable (It must be compatible with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.)
  • A computer with a USB 2.0 connector ( Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP, MacOS X )
  • AC Adaptor ( PSA Series )

Caution when performing the update
  • We recommend that you back your user data up to your computer before you perform the update. If a problem occurs and your user data is lost, you will be able to restore the data by reloading the data you saved. For details on the procedure, refer to the step four of the "Connecting to Your Computer via USB" section in the owner's manual.
  • Never apply this update data to any product other than the RC-30. This update data may destroy the data or system program of other products.
  • Be sure to power the unit using the AC adaptor. Executing the update while running on only battery power may cause the update to fail and result in incorrect operation if the batteries go dead before the update finishes.
  • Never power-off your RC-30 while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the RC-30 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 " rc30_sys_v160.zip " file on your computer to get the update files in the " rc30_sys_v160 " folder.

Procedure for the update
* You must not do the following operations on restoring. Doing so might make your computer freeze, or might result in the loss of all of the RC-30's data.
  • Turn off the RC-30's power.
  • Disconnect the USB cable.
  • Allow your computer to enter suspend (standby) or hibernate mode, restart it, or shut it down.

  1. Connect an AC adaptor to your RC-30.
    * The RC-30 will not operate on USB bus power.
  2. Set the [ RHYTHM OUTPUT LEVEL ] knob to the minimum position.
  3. Set the [ TRACK 1 ] slider and the [ TRACK 2 ] slider to the minimum position.
  4. Hold down the [ TAP TEMPO ] button and the [ WRITE ] button, and connect a plug to the OUTPUT L/MONO jack. Then it will turn on and the display will indicate the " UP ".
  5. Use a commercially available USB cable to connect the RC-30's USB connector to your computer's USB connector.
    When the RC-30 is recognized from your computer correctly, the display of the RC-30 will indicate " UP. ".
  6. Open the "BOSS_RC-30" drive.
    [ Windows users ]
    Within My Computer (or Computer), open "BOSS_RC-30" (or Removable Disk).
    [ Mac OS users ]
    On the desktop, open the "BOSS_RC-30" icon.
  7. Copy (drag and drop) the " RC-30ROM.BIN " and the " ROMINFO.TXT " in the " rc30_sys_v160 " folder into the root directory (the same hierarchy as the " ROLAND " folder) of the " BOSS_RC-30 " drive.
  8. After the copy has been completed, unmount or remove the drive on your computer.
    * Refer to the step four of the "Connecting to Your Computer via USB" section in the owner's manual.
  9. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer.
    The RC-30's display will indicate the "U.P" after the connection is disabled correctly.
  10. Confirm the "U.P" message on the display and then push the [ WRITE ] button.
    The display will indicate the "__".
  11. Push the [ WRITE ] button again to start the update process.
    The [ TAP TEMPO ] button will blink while updating.
    When it has completed, the [TAP TEMPO] button will light and the display will indicate the " OK ".
  12. After you confirm the update completion with the " OK " indication, remove the plug from the OUTPUT L/MONO jack. Then it will power off.
    * The update program copied into the RC-30 will be removed automatically when the update has completed.
  13. Please verify the version number "1.60" with the procedure described in "How to tell the version" part of this document.