MIDI Firmware Update

Sorry, stupid noob question. Can someone outline the procedure for updating the firmware on the Shruthi-1 via MIDI on a Mac?
I’ve tried playing out the .sxy file via Sysex Librarian, but that doesn’t seem to do it. I get a flashing # symbol on the Shruthi screen, but nothing else seems to happen.

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Download MIOS studio and send the sysex with a delay of 1000 perchance? Worked fine for me on my MBP.

I simply do it the way Olivier described in the manual? Works every time for me…
Using the C6 utility to fire of the syx file.
You pressed S6 during power on?

Thanks for the near-instant reply, Jojjelito.
I just tried that. I can see something is being received on the Shruthi, but it doesn’t reboot into the new firmware. If I power-cycle it, it reboots into the old firmware. Do I have to send a sysex string before sending the firmware, to put it into firmware-reception mode?

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You need to power on the Shruthi-1 with the 6th switch pressed to put it into firmware reception mode.

That’s the missing piece of the jigsaw, thank you pichenettes…

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Done! Thanks guys.
Was that an RTFM question?

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From the manual:

Updating the Shruthi-1 firmware by MIDI

To update the Shruthi-1 firmware, hold the S6 switch while the synth is being powered on. Instead of being greeted by the splash screen or the filter page, the screen remains empty, and the LEDs L1, L3, L5 and L7 are lit. The Shruthi-1 is now waiting for SysEx data containing firmware update commands.

@pichenettes hmm… think that answers my question… sorry guys.
In my defence, it says on the firmware page to look at the end of the manual, and there is sysex-related information at the very end of the manual (but not the relevant detail about which button to hold down, which you have to track back a bit to find).

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Hi,
I was looking for a simple how-to do it for mac because i still dont get what I must use to send the firmware update via midi?
Thanks

Its in the Manual:

Updating the Shruthi-1 firmware by MIDI

To update the Shruthi-1 firmware, hold the S6 switch while the synth is being powered on. Instead of being greeted by the splash screen or the filter page, the screen remains empty, and the LEDs L1, L3, L5 and L7 are lit. The Shruthi-1 is now waiting for SysEx data containing firmware update commands.

This data is compiled into a MIDI file you can download on the Mutable Instruments website. During the firmware update procedure, the LEDs will light up one by one – the last LED being lit will also blink as the data is received. The update takes about 1 minute. If something goes wrong during the update procedure, the Shruthi-1 is not bricked: it is possible to restart it with S6 held down, to retry the update procedure.

If you want to use a dedicated SysEx transfer tool, we recommend Elektron’s C6 tool available for both Windows and OS X, with the following timing settings

No Offence, just answering this question the 100th time :wink:

Suggestions and translations are welcome!

@schrab

That’s cool

schrab, you are my hero…

I’ll take one on grey size XL, please.

qp, printed upside down? =)

Heroic version special for Frank:

T-shirt alert. Size L :smiley:

Just glue a Shruthi-1 to a t-shirt and walk around with a 9V battery pack :slight_smile:

But then I’ll miss the cool line art, unless I start going wild with marker pens :smiley:

Embarrassed: what is ‘combo’ feature?