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Offline SLIM JIM

gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« on: February 02, 2012, 08:17:21 AM »
anyone having trouble  importing tracks from the usb thumb drive on the gr-55.......i insert in the on board gr-55 drive
and comes up blank    i can  insert the  thumb drive back into my  computer and it will play.......what's is going on???
it there a  down load from roland?? or what?  in need your help

Offline Brent Flash

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 08:34:01 AM »
Welcome to the group SLIM JIM!  :)

You can't use mp3s, that may be your problem.

Offline gumtown

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 12:49:58 PM »
The files must be a specific format (*.wav or *.aiff) and sample rate (44.1kHz).
The GR-55 is also fussy about some types of thumb drive, i hope you are using only the side USB port.
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline SLIM JIM

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 03:52:32 PM »
CAN I  USE MY  MEDIA PLAYER TO DOWNLOAD  ONTO THE USB THUMB DRIVE????
WAV  FORMAT................DO YOU HAVE TO  FORMAT THE THUM DRIVE????
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

Offline gumtown

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 08:31:07 PM »
CAN I  USE MY  MEDIA PLAYER TO DOWNLOAD  ONTO THE USB THUMB DRIVE????
WAV  FORMAT................DO YOU HAVE TO  FORMAT THE THUM DRIVE????
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
Windows Media player will typically save song files in *.WMA format, you need to probably convert your song files to *.WAV format and then copy and paste to the thumb drive.
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline Elantric

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 09:05:17 PM »
You can use iTunes or Audacity to convert MP3s to Wav or AIFF.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


How to Convert MP3 or AAC Files to AIFF Format with iTunes:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1348

The GR-55 Player needs these file types:
File format: WAV, AIFF
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
Bit depth: 8/16/24 bits

The Thumb drive should be FAT-32 format too.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2012, 09:23:04 PM by Elantric »

Offline Bluesman

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 10:48:16 PM »
Most DAW's will also let you import mp3's etc, you can then edit them to suit (think intro to Pink Floyd - Time as an example) and export as WAV files. You can have a lot of fun with this feature.  ;D
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Offline Rexx

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 12:12:58 PM »
 This is a great feature on the GR-55. 
 I learned the hardway that my USB thumbdrive needed to be formatted FAT 32 to upgrade my firmware, once done I put some music in wave format, cool.
 Question: Is there a way to rewind when learning from songs?

Offline gumtown

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 01:48:12 PM »
The Page < > buttons skip 10 seconds with each press.
Free "GR-55 FloorBoard" editor software from http://sourceforge.net/projects/grfloorboard/

Offline Rexx

Re: gr-55 want play usb thumb drive
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 07:23:29 PM »
 :) Great! Thanks.