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GEM Operating System Firmware Information

***TABLE UNDER DEVELOPMENT***
Downloadable Operating System (Firmware), were used in the later GEM equipment.

Whilst this is not a definitive list (as it may expand), a number of firmware revisions and updates maybe shown below. Please review the latest, or one matching your version. If updating to a later version, you ideally be sure to backup any settings first.

Firmware files are available in the Members download area. We welcome any new, or updated code and models.

In alphabetical order. List being updated. Please use table search, or column sort, as needed.
ModelVersionDateNotesFile
Ahlborn Organum II1.03AhlbornOrganumII103.zip
Equinox 611999-02-08 00:00:00Bug Fixes080299e6.zip
Equinox 611999-05-05 00:00:00Bug Fixes050599e6.zip
Equinox 612000-04-02 00:00:00020400e61.zip
Equinox 612000-07-06 00:00:00060700e61.zip
Equinox 612000-07-07 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed. Also has been added next features:

SOUND FINDER Pressing the Help button, you'll find this new function. It is a quick search for sounds, all the sounds are classified by families, so you can listen, for instance, to all the Bass sounds and select the one you like. It works in Sound, Performance and Sequencer mode.
Jaz drive (1 and 2 Gb) compatibility
Zip250 compatibility
Multicopy FD to HD and vice versa / HD to SCSI and vice versa
Stereo Samples import and edit
User performances selection from keypad.
Faster screen and parameter update in Sample Translator mode
User Panel: Controller assignment to buttons for Internal and Sequencer.
User Panel: The Type parameter works as Normal or latch when "Note on" is selected.
Performance Auto store in Rec Mode (Sound, Volumes, Pan etc....)
New default template for songs
New input data system (alpha dial + cursor) for files names writing
Bug Fix
?????
Equinox 612000-10-11 00:00:00Bug Fixes (Last Update)111000eq61.zip
Equinox 761998-11-10 00:00:00Bug Fixes101198e7.zip
Equinox 761999-05-05 00:00:00Bug Fixes050599e7.zip
Equinox 762000-04-02 00:00:00020400e76.zip
Equinox 762000-07-07 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed. Also has been added next features:

SOUND FINDER Pressing the Help button, you'll find this new function. It is a quick search for sounds, all the sounds are classified by families, so you can listen, for instance, to all the Bass sounds and select the one you like. It works in Sound, Performance and Sequencer mode.
Jaz drive (1 and 2 Gb) compatibility
Zip250 compatibility
Multicopy FD to HD and vice versa / HD to SCSI and vice versa
Stereo Samples import and edit
User performances selection from keypad.
Faster screen and parameter update in Sample Translator mode
User Panel: Controller assignment to buttons for Internal and Sequencer.
User Panel: The Type parameter works as Normal or latch when "Note on" is selected.
Performance Auto store in Rec Mode (Sound, Volumes, Pan etc....)
New default template for songs
New input data system (alpha dial + cursor) for files names writing
Bug Fix
?????
Equinox 762000-10-11 00:00:00Bug Fixes (Last Update)111000eq76.zip
Equinox 882000-04-02 00:00:00020400e88pro.zip
Equinox 88 Pro2000-07-07 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed. Also has been added next features:

SOUND FINDER Pressing the Help button, you'll find this new function. It is a quick search for sounds, all the sounds are classified by families, so you can listen, for instance, to all the Bass sounds and select the one you like. It works in Sound, Performance and Sequencer mode.
Jaz drive (1 and 2 Gb) compatibility
Zip250 compatibility
Multicopy FD to HD and vice versa / HD to SCSI and vice versa
Stereo Samples import and edit
User performances selection from keypad.
Faster screen and parameter update in Sample Translator mode
User Panel: Controller assignment to buttons for Internal and Sequencer.
User Panel: The Type parameter works as Normal or latch when "Note on" is selected.
Performance Auto store in Rec Mode (Sound, Volumes, Pan etc....)
New default template for songs
New input data system (alpha dial + cursor) for files names writing
Bug Fix
?????
Equinox 88 Pro2000-10-11 00:00:00Bug Fixes (Last Update)111000eq88.zip
Genesys1.01GENESYS_OS_v101D.zip
Genesys1.052002-12-05 00:00:00genesys_os_v1_05.zip
Genesys1.05GENESYS_OS_v105.zip
Genesys1.102003-05-05 00:00:00In GEM Song Mode you can select Genesys Sounds Presets to play along.
The preset tracks are appended to the song tracks. The song tracks in play mode, will be automatically
put in Mute.
• Now global transpose can be stored as a parameter within Memories.
• MIXER LOCK function in keyboard tracks has been inserted.
This is a very useful function in case a mute keyboard is required, in order to perform using midifiles.
• A new COLLECT function in DISK menu is implemented.
This function allows to create a multiple copy list of midifiles, Wav and MP3 files, from FD and CD to
a defined folder or directory in the hard disk.
• Updates of all musical resources.
• General debug
genesys_os_v1_10.zip
Genesys1.10GENESYS_OS_v110.zip
Genesys1.12
Genesys1.152004-09-01 00:00:00UP1.15_Genesys.zip
Genesys1.162005-11-07 00:00:00genesys_1_16.zip
Genesys2000-01-01 00:00:0001012000 Genesys CD2.iso
Genesys2002-07-03 00:00:0003072002_Genesys.iso
Genesys2002-07-03 00:00:0003072002_Genesys.zip
Genesys2002-12-05 00:00:0005122002_Genesys.iso
Genesys2002-12-05 00:00:0005122002_Genesys.zip
Genesys2003-05-05 00:00:0005052003_Genesys.iso
Genesys2003-11-13 00:00:0013112003_Genesys.iso
Genesys2003-11-13 00:00:0013112003b_Genesys.iso
Genesys2005-01-21 00:00:0021012005 Genesys CD1.iso
Genesys2005-07-28 00:00:0028072005 Genesys OS Only.iso
Genesys Service Test File (Testall)GenesysServiceTestDisk.zip
Genesys Service Test Files - ExtractedGenesysServiceTestFiles.zip
Genesys 1.012003-10-17 00:00:00genesys_genesyspro_1_01.zip
Genesys Ensemble Grand1.032005-10-14 00:00:00Genesys_Ens_Grand_1_03.zip
Genesys Pro 1.012003-10-17 00:00:00genesys_genesyspro_1_01.zip
Genesys Pro 1.052004-09-01 00:00:00UP1.05_GenesysPro.zip
Genesys Pro 1.062005-11-07 00:00:00genesyspro_1_06.zip
Genesys Pro (Patch)1.022003-11-13 00:00:00genesys_pro_upgrade_patch_1_02.zip
Genesys Pro Oriental1.002005-12-20 00:00:00
Genesys Pro Oriental1.012005-10-14 00:00:00GenesysProOriental_1_01.zip
Genesys Pro Oriental1.012016-03-20 00:00:00Last Version
Genesys Pro S2.01
Genesys Pro S0/0/2006
Genesys S26/09/2005
Genesys XP1.042005-09-23 00:00:00GenesysXP_1_04.zip
GPS25001.30Windows Update ToolOSDISK_1_30.zip
GPS25001998-04-03 00:00:00
GPS26002000-03-07 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed.070300ps2600.zip
PK71999-11-02 00:00:00021199pk7.zip
PK71999-11-11 00:00:00
Promega 21.01Windows EXE SetupPromega2 Update v1.01.zip
Promega 31.052003-01-25 00:00:00Not the latest version
1. Now when a section is set in LOCAL OFF mode the BANK SELECT and the PROGRAM CHANGE midi events are transmitted correctly.
2. Now assigning the analog outs of a section to a single OUT 1 or OUT 2 jack the audio signal goes out from the correct output, in the previous releases they are inverted.
Promega3 Update v1.05.zip
PS10002000-02-02 00:00:00
PS10002000-02-14 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing
speed.
140200ps1000.zip
PS13002000-02-14 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing
speed.
140200ps1300.zip
PS15001998-06-09 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing
speed.
090698ps1500.zip
PS25001.30Windows Update ToolOSDISK_1_30.zip
PS25001998-04-03 00:00:00This new OS version implement a new optimization of the internal DSP computing.
The result is a more fast keyboard... then.... speed it up!!!!
030498ps2500.zip
PS25001998-04-03 00:00:00
PS26002000-03-07 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed.070300ps2600.zip
SK761.30Windows Update ToolOSDISK_1_30.zip
SK761998-04-03 00:00:00This new OS version implement a new optimization of the internal DSP computing.
The result is a more fast keyboard... then.... speed it up!!!!
030498sk76.zip
SK7601999-05-17 00:00:00170599sk760.zip
SK7602000-07-18 00:00:00SCSI improvement: Compatibility with ZIP 100, ZIP 250 ,Jaz using 1 or 2 Giga Disk 
Multicopy function on Disk menu' .Allow to copy file from Hard Disk to SCSI and vice versa
True Stereo sample compatibility on Sample Translator .SCSI drive supported for import and export sample
Midi File Player on Song menu'. Keyboard BALANCE and Melody ON/OFF toggle
AUTOSTORE function. On Record mode sound stored automatically before to press Start button.
180700sk760.zip
SK881.30Windows Update ToolOSDISK_1_30.zip
SK881998-04-03 00:00:00This new OS version implement a new optimization of the internal DSP computing.
The result is a more fast keyboard... then.... speed it up!!!!
030498sk88.zip
SK8801999-05-17 00:00:00170599sk880.zip
SK8802000-07-18 00:00:00SCSI improvement: Compatibility with ZIP 100, ZIP 250 ,Jaz using 1 or 2 Giga Disk 
Multicopy function on Disk menu' .Allow to copy file from Hard Disk to SCSI and vice versa
True Stereo sample compatibility on Sample Translator .SCSI drive supported for import and export sample
Midi File Player on Song menu'. Keyboard BALANCE and Melody ON/OFF toggle
AUTOSTORE function. On Record mode sound stored automatically before to press Start button.
180700sk880.zip
SOLTON SG-11.032017-01-12 00:00:00SOLTON_SG-1_OS_v103.zip
SOLTON SG-1Service Test File (Testall)SoltonSG1ServiceTestDisk.zip
SOLTON SG-1Service Test Files - ExtractedSoltonSG1ServiceTestFiles.zip
WK 2000 HD1.01
WK11.002001-06-11 00:00:00First release110601wk1.zip
WK1 Oriental1.002002-03-08 00:00:00First release080302WK1or.zip
WK21998-06-09 00:00:00Bug Fixes090998wk2.zip
WK2 1999-05-05 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed.050599wk2.zip
WK2 MIDI1999-05-05 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed. Also has been added next features:

- Compatibility with series EP Roland
- Single style loading after to have occupied the 8 RAM location
- Damper optional pedal programming
050599wk2ma.zip
WK2 MIDI1999-06-01 00:00:00010699k2midi.zip
WK2 MIDI 1999-05-24 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing
speed.
240599wk2maa.zip
WK2 Midi Arranger1999-05-05 00:00:00
WK2 Midi Arranger Accord.1999-05-24 00:00:00
WK2 Midi Arranger Oriental2000-04-11 00:00:00
WK2 MIDI Oriental2000-04-11 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed.?????
WK2 Oriental1999-05-05 00:00:00This release has been developed in order to improve the keyboard computing speed. Also has been added next features:

- Compatibility with series EP Roland
- Single style loading after to have occupied the 8 RAM location
- Damper optional pedal programming
050599wk2o.zip
WK20002002-11-22 00:00:00Lyric text delay or missing in some song.221102wk2000.zip
WK31998-06-09 00:00:00Internal DSP computing optimization.090698wk3.zip
WK31998-06-09 00:00:00Internal DSP computing optimization.wk3_update_090698.zip
WK31998-07-10 00:00:00Bug Fixes100797wk3.zip
WK3 Oriental1998-06-09 00:00:00Optimization of internal DSP computing speed.090698wk3o.zip
WK3 Oriental1998-06-10 00:00:00
WK41.30Windows Update ToolOSDISK_1_30.zip
WK41998-04-03 00:00:00This new OS version implement a new optimization of the internal DSP computing.
The result is a more fast keyboard... then.... speed it up!!!!
030498wk4.zip
WK4 Plus1998-04-03 00:00:00030498wk4plus
WK62000-06-28 00:00:00SCSI improvement: Compatibility with ZIP 100, ZIP 250 ,Jaz using 1 or 2 Giga Disk 
Multicopy function on Disk menu' .Allow to copy file from Hard Disk to SCSI and vice versa
True Stereo sample compatibility on Sample Translator .SCSI drive supported for import and export sample
Midi File Player on Song menu'. Keyboard BALANCE and Melody ON/OFF toggle
AUTOSTORE function. On Record mode sound stored automatically before to press Start button.
280600wk6wk8.zip
WK6 2000-06-28 00:00:00
WK81999-05-17 00:00:00170599k8.zip
WK82000-06-28 00:00:00
WK82000-06-28 00:00:00SCSI improvement: Compatibility with ZIP 100, ZIP 250 ,Jaz using 1 or 2 Giga Disk 
Multicopy function on Disk menu' .Allow to copy file from Hard Disk to SCSI and vice versa
True Stereo sample compatibility on Sample Translator .SCSI drive supported for import and export sample
Midi File Player on Song menu'. Keyboard BALANCE and Melody ON/OFF toggle
AUTOSTORE function. On Record mode sound stored automatically before to press Start button.
280600wk6wk8.zip
WK8 SE2000-06-28 00:00:00SCSI improvement: Compatibility with ZIP 100, ZIP 250 ,Jaz using 1 or 2 Giga Disk 
Multicopy function on Disk menu' .Allow to copy file from Hard Disk to SCSI and vice versa
True Stereo sample compatibility on Sample Translator .SCSI drive supported for import and export sample
Midi File Player on Song menu'. Keyboard BALANCE and Melody ON/OFF toggle
AUTOSTORE function. On Record mode sound stored automatically before to press Start button.
280600wk8se.zip

This table was last updated February 4, 2021

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