Congratulations on your new Roland piano! You can get more out of your Roland piano by connecting via Bluetooth to your smart device.

Here is your step-by-step guide.

Contributed by Hiyori Matsushima for Roland Corporation Australia

Select your model below to see your guide

DP-603 / HP603 / HP605 / LX-7 / LX-17 / GP-607

FP-30 / F-140R 

RP-501R 

FP-90

DP-603 / HP-603 / HP-605 / LX-7 / LX-17 / GP-607

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The first thing you need to do before trying to connect your Roland DP-603HP-603 / HP605 / LX-7 / LX-17 / GP-607 digital piano to Piano Partner 2, is to ensure that it has the latest system program update, which is version 1.09 or later.  To check your version, please follow this procedure:

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  1. Simultaneously press the AMBIENCE button and the BRILLIANCE button.
  2. Press and hold the [ >] button and select “Version.”
  3. Press the ENTER button.
  4. If this shows the latest version (version 1.09 or later), there’s no need to update your DP603 / HP603 / HP605 / LX-7 / LX-17 or GP607.
  5. Simultaneously press the AMBIENCE button and the BRILLIANCE button to exit the Function menu.

 

If your piano does not have version 1.09, please click HERE to find updating instructions and downloadable files for the latest system program update.

 

Here are the steps to connect your Roland DP/HP/LX/GP digital piano to an iOS device:

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On your Piano:

  1. Turn power ON.
  2. Press the AMBIENCE and BRILLIANCE buttons together at the same time to enter the Function menu.
  3. Use the [right arrow] button on your piano to scroll until you see “Bluetooth Turn/MIDI” on your screen.
  4. Press the [+] button to select “MIDI” only.
  5. Press both the AMBIENCE and the BRILLIANCE buttons together at the same time to exit the Function menu.

 

On your iOS device: 

*When you connect Piano Partner 2 for the first time, your device requires an internet connection.

  1. Open “Settings”. settings
  2. Select “Bluetooth”, and turn to “ON”.
  3. If you see your piano model number such as “HP-603” listed under devices in this Bluetooth menu, DO NOT SELECT ITPress the i  icon next to the device, and follow the steps to “Forget this device”.
  4. Exit out of the settings on your iOS device, and open Piano Partner 2.
  5. Press the Settings wheel icon in the upper right hand corner of the app.
  6. Next, click on “Bluetooth MIDI devices”.
  7. You should see your Roland piano (e.g. “HP-603”) listed here. Click on the device, and proceed to “Pair the device”.
  8. You should see an orange progress bar loading the data for your piano, and then display “Connected with HP-603” in the lower left hand screen of the app.
  9. Your piano is now wirelessly connected to the Piano Partner 2 app via Bluetooth, and you can enjoy the touchscreen interface that now controls your piano!

 

Here are the steps to connect your Roland DP/HP/LX/GP digital piano to an Android device:

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On your Piano:

  1. Turn power ON.
  2. Press the AMBIENCE and BRILLIANCE buttons together at the same time to enter the Function menu.
  3. Use the [right arrow] button on your piano to scroll until you see “Bluetooth Turn/MIDI” on your screen.
  4. Press the [+] button to select “MIDI” only.
  5. Press both the AMBIENCE and the BRILLIANCE buttons together at the same time to exit the Function menu.

 

On your Android device: 

*When you connect Piano Partner 2 for the first time, your device requires an internet connection.

  1. Open “Bluetooth settings” and turn to “ON”.
  2. Open up the Piano Partner 2 app. When the device asks if you can “Access the USB device”, select “OK”. The app should automatically open to its Home screen.
  3. Press the Settings wheelicon in the upper right hand corner of the app.
  4. Next, click on “Bluetooth MIDI devices”.
  5. You should see your piano (e.g. “HP-603”) listed here. Click on the device, and proceed to “Pair the device”.
  6. You should see an orange progress bar loading the data for your piano, and then display “Connected with HP-603” in the lower left hand screen of the app.
  7. Your piano is now wirelessly connected to the Piano Partner 2 app via Bluetooth, and you can enjoy the touchscreen interface that now controls your piano! *

 

*With Android devices, you cannot access the “Rhythms Feature” of the app when connected via Bluetooth MIDI. To use the Rhythm Feature of Piano Partner 2 with an Android device, you must connect with a MIDI cable via the “hard-wired” method (see details below). This is a limitation of the Android system.

If you’ve tried one of the above procedures and connection is unsuccessful, please try these troubleshooting tips:

  1. Perform a Factory Reset on your piano (this will return all of the piano settings to their default positions. However, it will not erase the songs in the internal memory or on an external USB flash drive).
    • Turn your piano on by pressing the POWER button.
    • Press the AMBIENCE and BRILLIANCE buttons together at the same time to enter the Function menu.
    • Use the [right arrow] button on your piano to scroll until you see the setting #32 called “Factory Reset”.
    • Press the PLAY/STOP [►/■] button to select this function.
    • Press the ARROW [ ►] button to highlight and select “Yes”, and then press the PLAY/STOP [►/■] button to confirm the procedure.
    • The screen will show the word “Executing”. Once that word goes away, turn the power of the piano to the “OFF” position, and then turn your piano back on again.

 

  1. Restart your iOS or Android device.
    • First, turn the Bluetooth settings on your device to the “OFF” position.
    • Now restart your device.

 

      1. Make sure you are using a compatible device. You will find a chart listing compatible devices at the bottom of this article.
      2. Follow the connection procedure detailed above from the start once again. Take note of the following details:
  • Be sure that you connect to your device from within the Piano Partner 2 app, and not from within the Bluetooth Settings menu. This is crucial.
  • Make sure you have an active internet connection. The app may be trying to search for updates when you open it up, which requires an internet connection – without one, the app may not be able to function properly. This can be through either a cellular data connection or a Wi-Fi internet connection.
  • At step 5, make sure you return to the home screen of the piano. Sometimes when you have the “MIDI” parameter from the Function menu opened up on your piano, the device won’t be able to properly connect.
  • At step 8, make sure that you click the “i” and “Forget this device”. If there are any other devices listed in your Bluetooth settings at this time, please click the “i” icon next to their names and proceed to “Forget this device”. Clearing this menu can make it easier for the Piano Partner 2 app to successfully find the piano via Bluetooth MIDI.

 

Hard-wired Connection

Another useful thing to know is that you can always connect the Piano Partner 2 app to your Roland piano via a hard-wired connection. This connection needs to go from the USB computer port on the back of your piano (the square-shaped port), into your device.  This will likely require an adaptor, as you’ll need to be able to plug a standard USB cable into your device.

Cable: For this connection, you will need a standard A/B USB computer cable. An example of a proper cable for this connection type can be found HERE.

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Adaptors: For Apple devices, we recommend the camera connection kit, which plugs into the power port of your Apple device and creates a USB port.

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Roland FP-30, F-140R

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The first thing you need to do before trying to connect your Roland FP-30 digital piano to Piano Partner 2, is to ensure that it has the latest system program update, which is Version 1.02 or later.  To check your version, please follow this procedure:

    1. Hold down SLOW button and FAST button and switch on the power to the unit. The middle indicator above the VOLUME button (the third indicator from the left) lights up.
    2. Examine the pattern of lighted and dark indicators to determine the current version.
      If the two indicators are not lighted and dark as described below, perform an update.
      * If the pattern of lighted and dark is as follows, the system is at the latest version. No update operation is necessary.
    3. The METRONOME button is lighted.
    4. The PLAY/STOP button is dark.
    5. After checking version of the product, power off the FP-30 without performing any button operation.

 

If your FP-30 does not have version 1.02, please click HERE to find updating instructions and downloadable files for the latest system program update.

FP-140
The first thing you need to do before trying to connect your Roland F-140R digital piano to Piano Partner 2, is to ensure that it has the latest system program update, which is Version 1.02 or later.  To check your version, please follow this procedure:

    1. Hold down + button and – button and switch on the power to the unit.
    2. If this shows the latest version (version 1.08 or later), there is no need to update your F-140R.
    3. After verifying the displayed version, switch off power.

Here are the steps to connect your Roland FP-30 digital piano to an iOS device:

On your iOS device: 

*When you connect Piano Partner 2 for the first time, your device requires an internet connection.

      1. Open “Settings”. settings
      2. Select “Bluetooth”, and turn to “ON”.
      3. If you see your piano model number such as “FP-30” listed under devices in this Bluetooth menu, DO NOT SELECT ITPress the i  icon next to the device, and follow the steps to “Forget this device”.
      4. Exit out of the settings on your iOS device and open Piano Partner 2.
      5. Press the Settings wheel icon in the upper right hand corner of the app.
      6. Next, click on “Bluetooth MIDI devices”.
      7. You should see your Roland piano (e.g. “FP-30”) listed here. Click on the device, and proceed to “Pair the device”.
      8. You should see an orange progress bar loading the data for your piano, and then display “Connected with FP-30” in the lower left hand screen of the app.
      9. Your piano is now wirelessly connected to the Piano Partner 2 app via Bluetooth, and you can enjoy the touchscreen interface that now controls your piano!

 

Here are the steps to connect your Roland FP-30 digital piano to an Android device:

On your Piano:

      1. Turn your piano on by pressing the POWER button.
      2. Press and hold the FUNCTION button, and simultaneously press the lowest “A note” piano key to turn on the MIDI mode. Let go of both the key and the button.
      3. Press and hold the FUNCTION button, and simultaneously press the lowest “B note” piano key to turn on the Bluetooth functionality. Let go of both the key and the button.

 

On your Android device: 

      1. Open “Bluetooth settings” and turn Bluetooth to “On”.
      2. Open up the Piano Partner 2 app. When the device asks if you can “Access the USB device”, select “OK”. The app should automatically open to its Home screen.
      3. Click on the little gear in the upper right hand corner of the app.
      4. Next, click on “Bluetooth MIDI devices”.
      5. You should see your “FP-30” device listed here. Click on the device, and proceed to “Pair the device”.
      6. You should see the app load up with an orange bar, and then say “Connected with the FP-30” in the lower left hand screen of the app.
      7. Your FP-30 piano is now wirelessly connected to the Piano Partner 2 app via Bluetooth, and you can enjoy the touchscreen interface that now controls your piano!*

 

*With Android devices, you cannot access the “Rhythms Feature” of the app when connected via Bluetooth MIDI. To use the Rhythm Feature of Piano Partner 2 with an Android device, you must connect with a MIDI cable via the “hard-wired” method (see details below). This is a limitation of the Android system.

If you’ve tried one of the above procedures, and can’t seem to get a successful connection, please try these troubleshooting tips:

        1. Perform a Factory Reset on your piano (this will return all of the piano settings to their default positions; however, it will not erase the songs in the internal memory or on an external USB flash drive).
          • While holding down the FUNCTION button, turn the power on. Keep holding down FUNCTION button for at least six seconds. The PLAY/STOP button and the RECORD button will blink. If you decide to cancel, press the PLAY/STOP button.
          • To execute the Factory Reset, press the RECORD button. When all the LEDs on the buttons are lit, the operation is complete.
          • Turn the power OFF, then on again.

 

        1. Restart your iOS or Android device.
          • First, turn the Bluetooth settings on your device to the “OFF” position.
          • Next, turn your entire device off, and then back on again.

 

          1. Make sure you are using a compatible device. You will find a chart listing compatible devices at the bottom of this article.
          2. Follow the connection procedure detailed above from the start once again. Take note of the following details:
  • Be sure that you connect to your device from within the Piano Partner 2 app, and not from within the Bluetooth Settings menu. This is crucial.
  • Make sure that you have an active internet connection. The app may be trying to search for updates when you open it up, which requires an internet connection – without one, the app may not be able to function properly. This can be through either a cellular data connection or through a Wi-Fi internet connection.
  • At Step 6, make sure that you click the “i” and “Forget this device”. If there are any other devices listed in your Bluetooth settings at this time, please also click the “i” next to their names and proceed to “Forget this device”. Clearing this menu can make it easier for the Piano Partner 2 app to successfully find the piano via Bluetooth MIDI.

 

Hard-wired Connection

Another useful thing to know is that you can always connect the Piano Partner 2 app to your Roland FP-30 piano via a hard-wired connection. This connection needs to go from the USB computer port on the back of your piano (a square-shaped port), into your device.  This will likely require an adaptor, as you’ll need to be able to plug a standard USB cable into your device.

Cable: For this connection, you will need a standard A/B USB computer cable. An example of a proper cable for this connection type can be found HERE.

USB-200AB_RGB_856-350x230

Adaptors: For Apple devices, we recommend the camera connection kit, which plugs into the power port of your Apple device and creates a USB port.

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Roland RP-501R

 

Here are the steps to connect your Roland RP-501R digital piano to an iOS device:

On your piano:

    1. Turn your piano on pressing the power button.
    2. Press the [Metronome] button and the [Split] button at the same time to enter the function mode.
    3. Use the [-] and [+] buttons to select the function setting called “F15”, which is the “Bluetooth Function”.
    4. Press the [play/stop] button to enter the F15 setting.
    5. Use the [-] and [+] buttons to select “On”.
    6. Press the [play/stop] button to return to the function menu.
    7. Use the [-} and [+] buttons to scroll up to function setting “F16”, which is “Bluetooth Page Turn/MIDI Switching”.
    8. Press the [play/stop] button to enter the F16 setting.
    9. Use the [play/stop] buttons to select “n”, which stands for MIDI Switching.
    10. Press the [play/stop] button to return to the function menu, and then the [Metronome] and [Split] buttons at the same time to exit out of the function menu fully.

 

On your iOS device:

    1. Open the “Settings” app.
    2. Select the “Bluetooth settings”, and turn your Bluetooth to “On”.
    3. If you see “RP-501R” listed under the devices in this bluetooth menu, DO NOT SELECT IT. Press the little “i” listed next to the device, and follow the steps to “Forget this device”.
    4. Exit out of the settings on your iOS device, and open up the Piano Partner 2 app.
    5. Click on the little gear wheel in the upper right hand corner of the app.
    6. Next, click on “Bluetooth MIDI Devices”.
    7. You should see your “RP-501R” device listed here. Click on the device, and proceed to “pair the device”.
    8. You should see the app load up with an orange bar, and then say “connected with the RP-501R” in the lower left hand screen of the app.
    9. Your RP-501 piano is now wireless connected the Piano Partner 2 app via Bluetooth, and you can enjoy the touchscreen interface that now controls your piano!

Here are the steps to connect your Roland RP-501R digital piano to an Android device:

On your piano:

    1. Turn your piano on pressing the power button.
    2. Press the [Metronome] button and the [Split] button at the same time to enter the function mode.
    3. Use the [-] and [+] buttons to select the function setting called “F15”, which is the “Bluetooth Function”.
    4. Press the [play/stop] button to enter the F15 setting.
    5. Use the [-] and [+] buttons to select “On”.
    6. Press the [play/stop] button to return to the function menu.
    7. Use the [-} and [+] buttons to scroll up to function setting “F16”, which is “Bluetooth Page Turn/MIDI Switching”.
    8. Press the [play/stop] button to enter the F16 setting.
    9. Use the [play/stop] buttons to select “n”, which stands for MIDI Switching.
    10. Press the [play/stop] button to return to the function menu, and then the [Metronome] and [Split] buttons at the same time to exit out of the function menu fully.

 

On yourAndroid device:

    1. Open ip the “Bluetooth settings” and turn the Bluetooth to “On”.
    2. Open up the Piano Partner 2 app. When the device asks you if you can “access the USB device”, select “OK”. The app should automatically open to its home screen.
    3. Click on the little gear wheel in the upper right hand corner of the app.
    4. Next, click on “Bluetooth MIDI devices”.
    5. You should see your “RP-501R” device listed here. Click on the device, and proceed to “pair the device”.
    6. You should see the app load up with an orange bar, and then say “connected with the RP-501R” in the lower left hand screen of the app.
    7. Your RP-501 piano is now wireless connected the Piano Partner 2 app via Bluetooth, and tou can enjoy the touchscreen interface that now controls your piano!

Roland FP-90

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Here are the steps to connect your Roland FP-90 digital piano to an iOS device:

On your Piano:

  1. Turn power ON.
  2. Press the FUNCTION button, and then use the [3] [4] buttons to select “Bluetooth Turn/MIDI.”
  3. Press the FUNCTION button.
  4. Press the [3] [4] buttons to select “Bluetooth Turn/MIDI,” 
and then use the [–] [+] buttons to select “MIDI.”
  5. Turn on the Bluetooth function of the mobile device.

 

On your iOS device:
*When you connect Piano Partner 2 for the first time, your device requires an internet connection.

  1. Open “Settings”.
  2. Select “Bluetooth” and turn to “ON”.
  3. If you see your piano model number such as “FP-90” listed under devices in this Bluetooth menu, DO NOT SELECT IT. Press the i  icon next to the device, and follow the steps to “Forget this device”.
  4. Exit out of the settings on your iOS device, and open Piano Partner 2.
  5. Press the Settings wheel icon in the upper right hand corner of the app.
  6. Next, click on “Bluetooth MIDI devices”.
  7. You should see your Roland piano (e.g. “FP-90”) listed here. Click on the device, and proceed to “Pair the device”.
  8. You should see an orange progress bar loading the data for your piano, and then display “Connected with FP-90” in the lower left hand screen of the app.
  9. Your piano is now wirelessly connected to the Piano Partner 2 app via Bluetooth, and you can enjoy the touchscreen interface that now controls your piano!

 

On your Android device:

  1. Open “Bluetooth settings” and turn Bluetooth to “ON”.
  2. Open up the Piano Partner 2 app. When the device asks if you can “Access the USB device”, select “OK”. The app should automatically open to its Home screen.
  3. Click on the little gear in the upper right hand corner of the app.
  4. Next, click on “Bluetooth MIDI devices”.
  5. You should see your “FP-90” device listed here. Click on the device, and proceed to “Pair the device”.
  6. You should see the app load up with an orange bar, and then say “connected with the FP-90” in the lower left hand screen of the app.
  7. Your FP-90 piano is now wirelessly connected to the Piano Partner 2 app via Bluetooth, and you can enjoy the touchscreen interface that now controls your piano! *

 

*With Android devices, you cannot access the “Rhythms Feature” of the app when connected via Bluetooth MIDI. To use the Rhythm Feature of Piano Partner 2 with an Android device, you must connect with a MIDI cable via the “hard-wired” method (see details below). This is a limitation of the Android system.

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