Danielo's VS Wave Export Software

This page, and all software referenced on it, was created by the original authors. I'm hosting it here only because some of the links to the original source sites are not working properly.

Hook - 12-13-2007

This Software is designed to convert RDAC (Roland Digital Audio Coding) encoded audio tracks as created by Roland VS multitrack machines to simple wave files.

this is the latest build: VSWaveExport1.24a.zip

.) supports MT1/MT2/MTP/M16/M24 formats
.) supports 2480, 2400, 1880, 1680 and 880EX
.) supports direct harddisk access
.) supports VirDis: simply drag .bin or .hdd files into the list
.) supports files ripped from backup CDR/DVD: drag SONG files into the list
.) NEW: Partition Analysis function for data recovery
.) NEW: create self extracting RDAC files


Simple answer: there is no installation. Just unzip the downloaded file, you will get a folder conatining several files, double click the 'VS Wave Export.exe' file to start the program. Upon first startup/closedown the program will write your last used settings like the export path into the registry under HKCU\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\VSWaveExport At any time you can delete the folder for 'deinstallation' of this or older versions of the software (the registry keys will, of course, remain).

Using a Harddisk:

To operate the tool on a hard disks it is required that a VS formatted media with the projects in playable format is connected to the PC. This could be the main VS hard disk, an external SCSI device or a Song Vault disk. It will not work with projects copied in backup mode. It might work with 100MB ZIP disks (FAT 12 formatted), due to lack of an SCSI ZIP drive I could not test it.
If the tool reports that there is no VS disk, please check that your BIOS has identified the disk correctly (maybe you have to adjust master/slave jumpers) and that Windows shows the first 4 partitions (note that the tool can access all 12 partitions). If everything looks correct and the tool keeps ignoring the disk, you can force it to look at a specific partition by dragging the disk icon (the one you find in the 'My Computer' view of the Windows Explorer) onto the list of Found Roland Drives.

Using VirDis:

To operate on VirDis Files, drag the *.bin or *.hdd file into the list of Found Roland Drives. After storing a file via VS onto the VirDis, hit F5 in the Wave Export App to refresh the content.

Using ripped files:

To extract the files from your backup CDR/DVD, bears ripper utility V 015 is included in the distribution
You can start the ripper tool with the 'Rip from CD-R' menu item. Once you set up the commandline for your purpose, VSWE will remember it and you can rip CD-R with a few clicks.

The output will be 24bit waves in case of MTP/M24, if youve got problems opening these, please make shure that your audio software can handle 24bit waves.


When I try to run the program I get a message 'The file mscomctl.ocx is either missing or incorrectly installed'
mscomctl is Microsofts Common Controls collection used by many programs. If you have'nt got it already installed you can install it on your computer, a negative effect to your computer DAW is very unlikely:

1. Download MSCOMCTL.OCX or find it someones PC and copy it.
2. Back up your current copy of MSCOMCTL.OCX (If you have it?) and copy the new version to the same file location. This file should be located in the WINDOWS\SYSTEM directory on your C: drive (for Windows NT and 2000: \WINNT\system32).
3. Using your mouse, click on the "Start" button and then click on "Run".
4. According to your Operating System, type the following command to register this library file:
Windows 95, 98, or Me:
regsvr32 \windows\system\MSCOMCTL.OCX

Windows NT or 2000:
regsvr32 \WINNT\system32\MSCOMCTL.OCX

Windows XP:
regsvr32 \windows\system32\MSCOMCTL.OCX

5. You should see a message saying "DllRegisterServer ... succeeded"
If you are getting an error telling you that the file is missing, then you are not typing the command in correctly. You will need to type it in *exactly* as as shown above for your operating system. * Please note that there is a SPACE after "regsvr32" and before the rest of the command. You should probably copy and paste the command so that you are unable to mistype it
(Thanks to Paul Miller for the detailed description)

An external SCSI harddisk is connected to the PC, the drive shows up in windows correctly, driveletters like E: F: are displayed, but the tool reports "No Roland Device found!"
For some reasons SCSI devices might not be accessable as physical drives. In this case try dragging one of the driveletters into the white box underneath 'Found Roland drives:' The tool should now display the content of the VS formated drive.

A window named ‘Output:’ appears with strange messages
In this case some entries in the EVENTLST are not as they usually should be. The EVENTLST format is not 100% understood, i would be interested to look into these messages.

V1.2a: released 12.May 2007 added: Partition Analysis, Partition Shuffler, Self Extracting executeable, Bears CD ripper. Several improvements including Eventlist interpretation, RDAC decoding etc.
V1.15b: fixed a bug in CD-R ripped file mode
V1.14b: added drag and drop support for CD-R ripped Files, tested filebased 1680, added untested 880EX
V1.13b: added, but not tested(!) FAT12 support; added and tested VS1880 support
V1.12b: added, but not tested(!) 1680 family support
V1.11b: removed a bug in export start/stop time, and added another GUI gimick

Additional Tools

Bear's Stand-alone CD Ripper (this is bundled in the VSWaveExport tool, but some may want it stand-alone): Cd2Rol018.zip

Bear's Stand-alone CD Ripper - Version 021 of the ripper - should now work with VS2000 - file types will emulate VS2480 file types .VR1 (instead of native .VS2 which the reaper .dll does not know about): Cd2Rol021.zip

Bear's Stand-alone CD Ripper - Version 022 of the ripper - removes the 32-character path name restriction found in all previous versions: Cd2Rol022.zip

Randygo's Reaper DLL: reaper_vs_0991.zip