HPi-50 System Update Version 1.10

This system program updates your HPi-50 to the latest version 1.10.

How to know the version
Before you start, check the system program version of your HPi-50.
  1. Hold down [ X ] and [ O ] and turn the power on.
    If this shows the latest version (version 1.09 or later), there's no need to update your HPi-50.
  2. After verifying the displayed version, turn the power off.

Update history
[ Ver.1.10 ]
Bug Fix
The following bug was fixed.
  • When Auto Sync is used with "Grandfather's Clock," sound drop-out sometimes occurs at a specific measure.
[ Ver.1.09 ]
Functionality Improvements
  • The default value of Auto Sync was changed to "Off."
    When playing while reading music from other than DigiScore, such as in a commercially available score book, use the piano with the Auto Sync setting under Function left set at "Off." When using the Auto Sync function, set it to "On."
  • The system was improved so that the Auto Sync setting remains in memory automatically after the power is turned off.

    The Auto Sync setting can be made by using the following procedure.
    1. At the Notation screen, press the [ O ] button to display the Notation Setup screen.
    2. Press the [ UP ] or [ DOWN ] cursor button to move to "Auto Sync."
    3. Press the [ LEFT ] or [ RIGHT ] cursor button to change the setting to "On."
    4. Press the [ X ] button to close the Notation Setup screen.
[ Ver.1.08 ]
Additional Functions
  • "Ch.1" was added to the Part score setting as a function for compatibility with song data created on the HPi-7F or 6F.

    If the score does not appear on the display when importing data containing a performance recorded to a user track on the HPi-7F or 6F, set the Part score setting to "Ch.1."
Functionality Improvements
  • Operating speed at the Song Selection screen has been improved.
  • The screen color tones have been adjusted to improve visibility.
[ Ver.1.07 ]
Bug Fixes
The following bugs were fixed.
  • You could not select except the right arrow cursor when you selected "Other Songs" in the "Visual Lesson" after pushing the [Song] button and selecting a song in a USB memory device.
  • You might not be able to store a song after performing the "Audio Converter" function.
Additional Functions
Please refer to "HPi-50 Version 1.07 Supplementary Manual ( HPI-50_l_V107_je01_W.pdf )" for detailed information.
  • Added "Resolution" as the "Options" items of the notation screen
    You can change the minimum note value that is shown in the screen and the standard by which Visual Lesson and Medal Collection will be graded.
  • Added "Tempo Recordiong" function
    You can change the tempo of a song that you recorded or of an internal song.

What you will need to update your HPi-50
  • HPi-50
  • USB Memory ( Roland's M-UF1G or M-UF2G is recommended )
    * The USB Memory need to be formatted on HPi-50.
  • A computer with a USB connector ( Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Mac OS X v10.4.3 or later )
  • Update file downloaded from this page

Cautions with the update
  • We recommend that you save your user data to a USB memory before you perform the update. If a problem occurs and your user data is lost, you will be able to restore the original state by reloading the data you saved. For details on the procedure, refer to the following sections of the Owner's Manual.
    • Copying a Saved Songs (Refer to the owner's manual to copy a Save Songs to the USB memory)
    • Automatically-saved settings (Make a note of the settings.)
      - Display Brightness
      - CD/Audio Type
      - USB Driver
      - USB Memory Mode
      - Auto Off
    • Stored Memory Backup settings (Make a note of the settings.)
  • Never power-off your HPi-50 while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, HPi-50 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 "" file on your computer to get the update files in "R050_HPI50" folder.

Procedure for the update
  1. Copy the entire folder containing HPi-50 update data ( R050_HPI50 ) to the root directory of the formatted USB Memory, and then detach the device from the computer.
  2. Turning the power off HPi-50; connect the USB Memory to the USB Memory Port.
  3. Hold down [ Rec ] and turn the power on HPi-50.
    Please wait for about thirty seconds until displaying "--- Updating ---"
  4. The update starts.
    Wait eight minutes. When "Completed." is displayed, the operation is finished. Turn the power off.
  5. Detach the USB Memory from the unit.


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