As of December 9th, 2013, there is a user installable firmware update available for the class leading Roland FP Series pianos.

Version 1.10 adds 3 major user requested functions to both the FP-50 and FP-80 Pianos.

The new functions include:

  1. A great organ sound requires control over the Rotary Speaker effect. Now you can control the Rotary effect by way of an optional footswitch connected to FC1 or FC2.
  2. Master Expression control gives the player control over the output of their piano. Sometimes a player wants that extra control. It is now possible using an optional footswitch connected to FC1 or FC2.
  3. Piano Partner iOS App compatibility  with Arranger control. Roland’s innovative Piano Partner app for iPad allows browsing of all internal songs and tones, as well as interactive learning games. With the addition of FP series compatibility, now you can have control over your powerful arranger engine at the tips of your fingers.

The update for FP-50 is available here:

The update for FP-80 is available here:

Download Piano Partner here: