VP-03 System Program (Ver.1.04)

How to know the version
Before you start, check the system program version of your VP-03.

  1. Hold down 1 button switch on the power to the unit.
  2. Check the illumination of the indicators to determine the current version.
    If the indicators are not lighted as shown below, carry out the update.
    * If the pattern of lighted is as follows, the system is at the latest version. No update operation is necessary.
    • The 8 button is lighted.
    • The 14 button is lighted.
  3. After checking version of the product, power off the VP-03 without performing any button operation.

Update history
[ Ver.1.04 ] NOV 2016
Additional Functions
  • Adjustment of the Sampling threshold was added.
  • A Pre-sampling time setting was added.
Please refer to the "Functionality Added to the VP-03 (Ver.1.04)" in the [ Owner's Manuals ] page for detailed information.

What you will need to update your VP-03
  • VP-03
  • Micro USB cable (Dedicated charging cables cannot be used.)
  • A computer with a USB connector ( Windows, Mac )

Caution when performing the update
  • Never apply this update data to any product other than the VP-03. This update data may destroy the data or system program of other products.
  • Never power-off your VP-03 while the update is in progress!
    If a power failure or similar accident occurs during the update process, the VP-03 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 file in the "boutique_sys_104" folder.

Procedure for the update
  • You must not rename the extracted file.
  • Never turn off the VP-03's power while the update is in progress. Otherwise the system program or the VP-03 itself may be destroyed.

Please install the extracted system program file into your VP-03 according to the following procedure.
  1. Connect the computer to the VP-03's USB port by a USB cable.
  2. Hold down [ PLAY/STOP ] and switch on the power.
  3. Open the "VP-03" drive folder in your personal computer.
  4. Copy BQ2_UPD.BIN in the "boutique2_sys_104" folder into the "VP-03" drive by dragging and dropping it.
    * Do not copy the "boutique2_sys_104" folder.
  5. After copying the file is completed, remove the USB drive from the personal computer.
    With Windows
    Right-click on the "VP-03" icon in My Computer and execute "Eject."
    With Mac
    Drag the "VP-03" icon to the Trash icon in the Dock.
  6. Press the [ PLAY/STOP ] button to start updating the file.
    When the [ PLAY/STOP ] button lights up, the update is finished.
  7. Turn the VP-03 power off.
    * At the initial startup after the update, all indicators might remain unlighted for about 10 seconds. Continue waiting until the unit starts normally.


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