RC-505 Demo Data

What you will need to recover your RC-505
  • RC-505
  • USB cable (It must be compatible with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed.)
  • A computer with a USB connector (Windows, Mac OS X)

Getting the recover files
Please open/extract the downloaded “” file on your computer to get the recover files in the “rc505_demo_data” folder.

Setting the USB Mode
Set the USB mode to STORAGE before you connect the RC-505 to your computer.
  1. Press the [ SYSTEM ] button a number of times until the "USB Mode" parameter appears.
  2. Turn the [ MEMORY/VALUE ] knob to select the "STORAGE."
  3. Press the [ EXIT ] button.

Restoring the demo phrases to your RC-505
* Performing this operation will erase all phrase memories that are currently saved in the RC-505. Be sure to make a backup before you proceed. (Refer to the "Backing up to your computer" of the owner's manual.)
* Put off one WAV file in the each folder "0XX_Y" in the folder "ROLAND" - "WAVE." (The XX in "0XX_Y" is the phrase memory number and the Y is the track number.)
* 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-505's data.
  • Turn off the RC-505's power.
  • Disconnect the USB cable.
  • Allow your computer to enter suspend (standby) or hibernate mode, restart it, or shut it down.

  1. Use an USB cable to connect the RC-505's USB connector to your computer's USB connector (a connector that supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed).
    When the connection to the computer is completed, the message "Idling..." appears.
    * You can't make USB connections if the RC-505 is not stopped, or if there is a phrase that has not been saved
  2. Back up the data as described below.
    [ Windows users ]
    Within My Computer (or Computer), open "BOSS_RC-505" (or Removable Disk).
    [ Mac OS X users ]
    On the desktop, open the "BOSS_RC-505" icon.

    Recovering demo data from your computer to the RC-505
    In the BOSS_RC-505 drive, delete the "ROLAND" folder, and then copy the "ROLAND" folder in the "rc505_demo_data" folder from your computer to the BOSS_RC-505 drive.

    Writing individual WAV files from your computer to the RC-505's phrase memory
    You can copy WAV files from your computer to the "001_1", "001_2", "001_3" - "099_1", "099_2", "099_3" folders within the "ROLAND" - "WAVE" folder in the BOSS_RC-505 drive (In the folder name "0XX_Y," the XX is the phrase memory number and the Y is the track number).
  3. When you've finished copying WAV files, disconnect the USB drive as follows.
    [ Windows users ]
    Right-click on the "BOSS_RC-505" icon in My Computer (or the "Removable Disk (*:)" icon) and execute "Eject."
    [ Mac OS X users ]
    Drag the "BOSS_RC-505" icon to the trash ("Eject" icon).
  4. Press the [ EXIT ] button of the RC-505.
  5. To disconnect the connection, press the RC-505's [ WRITE ] button.