User Manual Roland - SP-555
Connecting the SP-555 to your computer
The SP-555 provides USB audio/MIDI interface
If you install a dedicated driver in your computer and use a
USB cable (sold separately) to connect the SP-555 to your
computer, you'll be able to output sound from your computer
via the SP-555. By using the included SONAR LE software,
you can use your computer to record sound from a guitar or
mic connected to the SP-555.
You can also use SP-555 Wave Converter to convert WAV/
AIFF format files that you created on your computer into SP-
555 samples, or to convert SP-555 samples to WAV/AIFF
You must install the driver before you connect the SP-555 to
* In order to install the driver and the software, you’ll need to log
on as a user who has administrative privileges.
Installing the driver
Start up your computer with all USB cables
disconnected (except for a USB keyboard and/or
mouse, if used).
Navigate to the SP-555 UTILITY CD-ROM “Driver”
“XP” folder, and double-click Setup.exe.
When the display indicates “Roland SP-555 Driver will
be installed on your computer....” click [Next].
Follow the on-screen directions to proceed with the
SP-555 UTILITY CD-ROM
contains a Readme file that describes how to install the driver,
and provides troubleshooting information. Be sure to read this
before you use the system.
Installing SP-555 Wave Converter
Navigate to the SP-555 UTILITY CD-ROM “Wave
Converter” folder, and double-click Setup.exe.
The “Welcome” screen will appear. Click [Next].
Follow the on-screen directions to proceed with
installing SP-555 Wave Converter.
Installing SONAR LE
Place the installation CD-ROM into your computer’s
* If the auto-play dialog box appears, choose “Run Setup.exe”
and proceed to step 4.
From the Windows Start menu, choose “My
The drives detected by your computer will appear;
double-click the CD-ROM drive.
The installer will start up. Proceed with the installation
as directed by the on-screen instructions.
* If SONAR LE automatically starts up after installation is
Installing the driver and software
Windows XP users
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