Downloads for the RS290


Downloads for the RS290

Downloads are PC format only


RS 290 Echo Delay update - 12/07/07

RS 290 Echo Delay update - 26/04/07

RS 290 Flash update - 22/07/04

RS 290 Flash update - 29/06/03
RS 290 echo delay update - 30/09/03
RS 290 Presets with pot settings - 30/09/03

Download Instructions

There are two methods of updating the RS modules
1) BootFlash programmer. This is the recommended method.

System requirements:
A PC running Windows 95 or later
A sound card game port or other midi interface
A midi cable for your computer
An RS295 expander module( if updating RS290.)

Make sure the expander (if updating rs290) is correctly plugged into the RS module
Connect the midi cable to your computer
Connect midi out from the computer to midi in on the expander(only if updating rs290)
Connect midi in on the computer to midi out on the expander or module

Updating the firmware:
Turn the RS module on and select 'Firmware update' from the misc
settings menu.

If this is the first time you have done a firmware update you may have
to set the BootFlash software up to work with your machine.
Click on 'Configure' then 'Midi in' then select you midi input port from
the list (usually called MPU-401).
Do the same for midi out.
Open the update flash file then click on the 'Check connection' button
to check everything is working. If not then check your wiring and port
If the software finds the module then press the 'program' button to
update your firmware. BootFlash will ask you to select the firmware file
to download.

If the programming is interrupted for any reason (power cut, program
crash etc) the module will go into fail-safe mode. When you turn the
module on the display will be blank and the module will not work.
However all is not lost - it will still talk to the programmer.
Connect everything up as before and run the programmer again.

2) Midi sysex dump.
System requirements:
Any computer with a Midi port and midi player software, for example a
Mac, a PC running Linux or even a midi data recorder.
A midi cable to suit
An RS (or RS295 expander) module.

The downloaded zip file contains a midi file ( for example)- echodelay xx-xx-xx.mid.
Load this into your midi player program and plug the midi output from
your computer into the midi input of the RS module. Turn on the RS module and go
to Special Options->Upgrade firmware. Enter 'yes'when asked. Now play
the file into the RS module. When it has finished playing, turn the RS module
off and on again. If all has gone to plan the RS module will now have
updated firmware. If it does not start up then try playing the midi file
into it again.

Presets programmed by Rob Jenkins of Stone Idols -