Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online Now
108 registered members (Bill McKaig,RPT, abomic, AnnInMiami, Bett, brendon, Alex Hutor, 32 invisible), 1,593 guests, and 6 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
kawai mp8ii software update help #1854324
03/01/12 03:39 PM
03/01/12 03:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
S
simonl99 Offline OP
Junior Member
simonl99  Offline OP
Junior Member
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
Hello,

This is my first post, but a rather technical one, I'm afraid.

I'm failing to update the software on my MP8ii via Garageband and USB cable. I made a new Garageband file, dropped the 1.15 Midi file on to it and hit play after setting up the piano as per Kawai's instructions, copied below. The Mac's built in Audio Midi Set-Up program says Midi in and out are set to channel 1.

However, the MP8ii's display doesn't change from "Flash Programing wait command" while the Midi file is playing. Can anyone help, please?

All the best,
Simon



Kawai's instructions:
You need a PC or MAC with a MIDI sequencer software and a MIDI interface or USB. Make sure that MIDI data can be send to the correct MIDI OUTPUT. In many software programs you must first set the right MIDI Output first. If you don’t know how to do it, please ask the maker of your software. You may also use the Windows MediaPlayer. Before using, please set the default MIDI device in the Control Panel to the proper MIDI Out, because MediaPlayer uses this default driver for playback. (Usually the Wavetable GS driver is default.) Via USB, please select the Windows driver “USB-Audio-Device”. Open the first MIDI file (mp8ii_v115.mid) with this software and set the track MIDI channel to 1. Make sure that your software has no activated SYS-EX filters. When using MediaPlayer no setting are needed. (Hint: Cubase Version SX 1 or higher has problems in sending SYS-EX data and therefore cannot be used! Cubase VST32 etc. works.)
Decide to use USB or MIDI IN jack for the update.
Via MIDI IN:
Hold the buttons 6, 7 and 8 in the lower row and turn power on.
The display shows:
Via USB:
Hold the buttons 6, 7 and 8 in the upper row and turn power on.
The display shows:
Step 1:
Flash Programing wait command
Flash_Programing wait command
Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 4:
IMPORTANT:
1. Set the playback tempo of your sequencer to 70 BPM, because any higher tempo may cause data loss.
When using MediaPlayer this is not needed.
2. Turn off your screen saver!
3. Never interrupt the transmission of data.
Start the playback. (MediaPlayer automatically starts after you loaded the MIDI file.) The MP 8 II display shows first ERASE and then “Data Packet” with a hex counter running. After the transmission “End of File” appears. The whole transmission may take a few minutes.


Kawai MP8ii
Technics SX P30
(ad) SWEETWATER Lowest Prices
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1854541
03/01/12 10:10 PM
03/01/12 10:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello Simon,

I'm not overly familiar with the MP8II's software update procedure (via MIDI/USB cable), however I wonder if importing the MIDI file into GaragaBand, rather than 'playing' it directly is perhaps affecting the update?

Please try using 'SysEx Librarian' instead:

http://www.snoize.com/SysExLibrarian/

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1854702
03/02/12 05:26 AM
03/02/12 05:26 AM
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 96
Zurich
S
Smaug Offline
Full Member
Smaug  Offline
Full Member
S

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 96
Zurich
Last time I used Garageband you weren't able to send MIDI to an external keyboard. It could only receive MIDI and playback to internal instruments. How are you routing the MIDI to your keyboard?

Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: Kawai James] #1855120
03/02/12 07:16 PM
03/02/12 07:16 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
S
simonl99 Offline OP
Junior Member
simonl99  Offline OP
Junior Member
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
Hello James,

Thanks very much for suggesting SysEx Librarian. I imported the Midi update file and "played" it to the MP8ii, and after a few minutes the "End of File" message appeared on the piano's display.

Kawai's update instructions then said to switch off the piano and switch it on again and all would be well. However, all I have now on the display is filled in squares on the top row and a flashing cursor at the start of the bottom row. None of the lights are on, and I can't get any sound out of it.

It does still obey the holding the upper row buttons 6, 7 and 8 while powering up instruction, when the display reads "Flash_Programing wait command", and have replayed the file, redownloaded the file and replayed it, all to no avail.

Is there any way to do a hard reset or even obtain an earlier version of the software, to see if that works? I love my MP8, and thought it would be a good idea to get its software up to date, but at the moment I'm stuck.

All the best,
Simon


Kawai MP8ii
Technics SX P30
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: Smaug] #1855131
03/02/12 07:26 PM
03/02/12 07:26 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
S
simonl99 Offline OP
Junior Member
simonl99  Offline OP
Junior Member
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
Hello Smaug,

I'm using a USB A-to-B cable directly from the piano to my Mac. As you said, Garageband wasn't the right program to do this, so, before Kawai James replied, I downloaded a couple of free sequencer programs, Ardour 3 and MU Lab, but neither wanted to talk to the piano like this.

James' suggestion of SysEx Librarian worked perfectly - it is actually designed to handle software/firmware updates. However, I do still have some problems, as detailed above.

All the best,
Simon


Kawai MP8ii
Technics SX P30
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1855190
03/02/12 08:42 PM
03/02/12 08:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello Simon,

As noted previously, I'm not terribly familiar with the 'update-via-MIDI' process used on older Kawai instruments (this is a little bit before I joined the company), however I'll obviously do everything I can to get your MP8II up and running again.

Originally Posted by simonl99
I imported the Midi update file and "played" it to the MP8ii, and after a few minutes the "End of File" message appeared on the piano's display.


Just to clarify, prior to "End of File" do you see the other messages "ERASE", then "Data Packet" with a hexadecimal number counting up?

Originally Posted by simonl99
It does still obey the holding the upper row buttons 6, 7 and 8 while powering up instruction, when the display reads "Flash_Programing wait command", and have replayed the file, redownloaded the file and replayed it, all to no avail.


Okay, well it sounds like you're doing everything correctly. It's good that you can still access the flash programming mode, but for some reason the data being sent to the MP8II isn't working correctly. You've re-downloaded the update file, so this should rule-out the possibility of corrupted data.

I wonder if it may be worth double-checking the firmware version by holding the STORE button when powering-on the instrument? This should provide some indication of whether or not the update failed completely. Do you happen to remember which firmware version your MP8II was running before attempting the update?

Originally Posted by simonl99
Is there any way to do a hard reset or even obtain an earlier version of the software, to see if that works?


Sure, let's try with the previous version:

http://kawai.de/service/mp8ii_v114_en.zip

Please repeat the same update process using the 1.14 firmware linked above.

If this is unsuccessful, I would suggest trying to apply the update using a Windows PC.

Fingers crossed you are able to get the MP8II functioning again soon. If not, I'll ask the MP development team for additional recommendations on Monday morning.

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: Kawai James] #1855218
03/02/12 09:47 PM
03/02/12 09:47 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
S
simonl99 Offline OP
Junior Member
simonl99  Offline OP
Junior Member
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
Hello James,

Thanks very much for such a prompt reply, I didn't expect you to be working on a Saturday!

I've just tried the 1.14 version you kindly provided, but to no avail.

Regarding your questions, (apologies, but I'm not sure how to quote posts) during the writing process, the display does show ERASE, Data Packet and the hex counting before saying End of File.

The Store option to reveal the version doesn't work, all I'm getting is a blank display, except when setting up to receive firmware with buttons 6, 7 and 8.

After writing the firmware to the piano, and switching off and on again, if I leave the USB cable connected to the computer, the display continues to show the End of File message, but if I disconnect the cable after the update and restart the piano, I just get the aforementioned filled-in squares and the cursor.

The firmware I was on before was 1.05, which is why I thought it time to update!

I can get hold of a Windows laptop sometime over the weekend to see if that helps matters.

Apologies for such a technical question, and thank you for all your help so far.

All the best,
Simon



Kawai MP8ii
Technics SX P30
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1855224
03/02/12 09:52 PM
03/02/12 09:52 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello Simon,

Originally Posted by simonl99
Thanks very much for such a prompt reply, I didn't expect you to be working on a Saturday!


Well, I'm not really working. Just at home, eating my breakfast with a cup of tea and Radio 5-Live. wink

Originally Posted by simonl99
I've just tried the 1.14 version you kindly provided, but to no avail.


Okay, so I would appear that the file itself isn't the problem - more the way it's being sent to the MP8II.

Originally Posted by simonl99
I can get hold of a Windows laptop sometime over the weekend to see if that helps matters.


Yes, I'm hopeful that this will do the job.

Best of luck!

Cheers,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: Kawai James] #1857222
03/06/12 03:12 PM
03/06/12 03:12 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
S
simonl99 Offline OP
Junior Member
simonl99  Offline OP
Junior Member
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
Hello James,

I'm still getting nowhere in reviving my MP8II, even after trying various Windows programs on it. All I discovered was that Midi and Windows definitely weren't designed for each other!

Would you mind asking your MP department if there's anything else I can do?

Many thanks,
Simon


Kawai MP8ii
Technics SX P30
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1857373
03/06/12 07:26 PM
03/06/12 07:26 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello Simon,

I'm sorry to hear that your MP8II is still not functioning - I was hopeful that updating using Windows would do the trick.

I'll some of my colleagues for further suggestions and keep you informed.

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1857422
03/06/12 08:53 PM
03/06/12 08:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Simon,

When 'End of file' is shown in the LCD, do you also see '7FBE'?
If not, it's possible that the update was not sent to the MP8II correctly.

Also, when using Windows to perform the update, which software did you use?

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1857526
03/06/12 11:46 PM
03/06/12 11:46 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,692
Hobart, Australia
A
ando Offline
5000 Post Club Member
ando  Offline
5000 Post Club Member
A

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,692
Hobart, Australia
Having had firmware fail on routers and video machines and turn them into junk, I wouldn't update firmware again for any of my stuff unless it was necessary to correct a fault. If it's working fine, I just leave it be. Too risky otherwise. I hope you get it sorted out, Simon.

Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1857991
03/07/12 07:28 PM
03/07/12 07:28 PM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,842
San Jose, CA
Jeff Clef Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Jeff Clef  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,842
San Jose, CA
Well, now I'm discouraged from taking this task up again. I had figured that applying the update via Cubase and Windows Media Player (well over a year ago, by now) was simply beyond my intelligence, and thought, "Well, maybe one of these days." But I have no complaints about how my MP8ii operates.

As they say, "The devils you know..." Prankish imps, to be sure, but also familiar friends. Or familiar fiends.


Clef

Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: Kawai James] #1858014
03/07/12 08:32 PM
03/07/12 08:32 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
S
simonl99 Offline OP
Junior Member
simonl99  Offline OP
Junior Member
S

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 6
Middlesex, UK
Hello James,

The full message the piano gives after the update has finished writing is:

Flash_Programing
End of File 7F9E

not 7FBE, as you asked.

On Windows, I tried and failed to install it with Media Player, and had success with ChangeIt and BorgLib, insofar as they wrote the files. Sysex Librarian for Mac was by far the easiest to deal with.

I must confess that there was nothing wrong with the piano before I embarked on this update odyssey. It's worked perfectly for four years, and I do regret having attempted all this, but I thought it would be a fairly straightforward process!

At this point, I'd be very happy to be able to install any version of the software, if it got the MP8II working again.

All the best,
Simon


Kawai MP8ii
Technics SX P30
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1858117
03/08/12 12:13 AM
03/08/12 12:13 AM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 32
Canada, NS
G
gnembon Offline
Full Member
gnembon  Offline
Full Member
G

Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 32
Canada, NS
Seeing how one updates MP8, I am glad that I got MP10. To be honest - I think that Kawai should write their own simple player to simply play this MIDI to an appropriate MIDI device and bundle it with some installer software (I used NSIS) and share this way. It will save them (Kawai) lots of hassel.

Last edited by gnembon; 03/08/12 12:13 AM.
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1858130
03/08/12 12:40 AM
03/08/12 12:40 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
gnembon, I agree, updating using MIDI is horribly messy, and it would be beneficial to have a simple Kawai-branded player.

However, there are other things that can go wrong, including USB-MIDI drivers.

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1858159
03/08/12 01:38 AM
03/08/12 01:38 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello Simon,

Thank you for the update.

Originally Posted by simonl99
The full message the piano gives after the update has finished writing is:

Flash_Programing
End of File 7F9E

not 7FBE, as you asked.


Okay, this means that insufficient data (60H = 96 bytes) was sent/received, for whatever reason.

Originally Posted by simonl99
On Windows, I tried and failed to install it with Media Player


Could you be a little more specific, please?
One of my colleagues claims to have used Windows Media Player from Windows XP right up to Windows 7 to update Kawai DP firmwares without any problems.

Since you appear to have had greater success with your Mac, I wonder if it's worth trying a different MIDI player?

How about Mighty MIDI?

http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Audio/Mighty-MIDI.shtml

or Q-MIDI?

http://www.mixagesoftware.com/

It may also be worth trying to connect the instrument using the MIDI jacks (i.e. not USB-MIDI), although you will require an interface or USB-->MIDI cable.

Best of luck!

Kind regards,
James
x

EDIT: I intend to bring my OS X netbook to the office tomorrow to check these Mac apps to confirm whether or not they are sending the MIDI file to the MP8II correctly.


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #1858708
03/08/12 11:45 PM
03/08/12 11:45 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Well, I tried performing the firmware update using 'SysEx Librarian' running on my OS X netbook, but encounter the same problem you experience - the MIDI transfer did not complete fully. I tried with both a standard USB A-B cable and a Yamaha UX-16 USB-->MIDI cable, but the result was the same.

I also tried a couple of free MIDI players, but was even less successful.

Then I tried the transfer using Media Player (9) on a Windows XP machine, and it transferred the complete file successfully first time. Note that I double checked the Control Panel to confirm that the USB-MIDI cable was being used as the default output device.

Unfortunately, I'm not overly familiar with Macs, but will ask a colleague who is, and will try to find a solution for you.

Kind regards,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019
Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #2523956
03/23/16 05:41 PM
03/23/16 05:41 PM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1
M
mwl10 Offline
Junior Member
mwl10  Offline
Junior Member
M

Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 1
This is a post that, hopefully, will help others with an old Kawai MP8. Like the OP, I wanted to upgrade the firmware on my MP8 which was at v.1.32. The last update for this keyboard is v.2.15. Up to this point, when I attempted to edit a sound I didn’t get the displays shown in the manual. Further, there was mention somewhere that v.2.09 allowed editing of sounds. So, ok, I started to read online about upgrading and found this post. Unfortunately, in this post, it did not have a happy ending for the OP. It was left up in the air by the Kawai technician in Japan. So, I hope to provide that ending.

I tried a number of players on my Mac in the hopes of being able to play midi data into the MP8. Nothing was working so when I found this post, I saw that SysEx Librarian was recommended by Kawai James. When the OP used this program it wiped out the MP8 and made it worthless. There was a lot of back and forth between Kawai James and the OP but no clear resolution. I thought, this post is 4 years old, surely that won’t happen to me, so I proceeded to install SysEx Librarian and prepared to install the v.2.15 update. Well, it went through the motions, the Kawai instructions said to set the midi sequencer to 70 ppm. SysEx Librarian only has percentages for transmit speed, so I set it for 70%. Well, the Kawai looked like it was receiving data A-OK but, like the OP, when I rebooted it, it came up with just squares on the display. Again, like the OP, I was not able to do anything except put it back in Midi Receive mode by pressing and holding the top 6,7, and 8 buttons in the Instrument section while powering up (BTW, if you push and hold the lower 6, 7, and 8 you will not be able to transmit midi data over USB, so it’s foolproof as far as that). I tried it again and same failure thing when powering up. I then called Kawai and spoke with Alan in Technical Support. He was great and sent me a program called MidiWind, which is Mac based, as well as, another copy of the upgrade software, in case mine was corrupt. He also suggested playing with the transmission speeds but suggested higher speeds than lower. Tried that and each time it ended in failure. I thought my MP8 was now a boat anchor at worst, or I’d need an expensive repair to install a new motherboard (if they even exist in 2016!!). Alan was fairly certain that all was not lost and we communicated back and forth via email.

After a fitful night’s sleep, I decided to try and find a PC laptop running…surprise, Windows XP. That was what Kawai James recommended in the posts preceding mine. Ok, I work in IT and managed to find an old PC at work which was slated to be salvaged but it had XP SP3 on it and Windows Media Player, also the recommended program for playing the midi data into the MP8. I ended up fighting with the PC most of the day all the while trying different data transmit speeds from the Mac to the Kawai. Finally late in the day, after writing down my speeds and not making the final hex address of of 7FBE, I tried the slowest setting on SysEx Librarian…1 %. Prior to this, I had disabled any energy saving configurations, screen savers or anything else that could impede data flow. I set SysEx Librarian to the above mentioned 1% and walked away…for about 4 hours. When I saw that it was near the end of transmitting the data, I was reading the hex addresses on the MP8’s display. The highest I’d gotten in the previous attempts was 7FB8. I was seeing a pattern that the slower I set the player to transmit, the further I got. Finally, finally, at the very end I saw the words: End of File 7FBE! I was a little scared to hope this was it but I thought, finally it’s done. I rebooted the Kawai and saw that it displayed like before the update! Wow! I freaked out for a minute when I didn’t hear anything but realized my amp was off. Piano is the default voice when the unit is booted and there it was. My instrument was restored, or so I thought. When I attempted to access other sounds…nothing…hmmm. In the back of my mind I thought I might have to do a system reset. I tried accessing Setup and that seemed ok. Ok, I’ll reset it. Once that was done and rebooted, all was good again!! The firmware was updated and now I could edit instrument sounds.

Sorry for being long winded but I wanted to let anyone else out there know how this story ended for me in 2016. I hope it might help someone who runs into this problem like the OP and myself.

Regards,

Mike

Re: kawai mp8ii software update help [Re: simonl99] #2524078
03/24/16 02:52 AM
03/24/16 02:52 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Kawai James  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 15,258
Hamamatsu, Japan
Hello Mike,

Thank you for your post - I'm glad to hear that you were eventually able to restore your MP8.

Just to clarify, am I correct in thinking that the Windows XP laptop was in fact not the solution, and that you were able to restore the firmware using the 'SysEx Librarian' software on the Mac?

As I wrote in my last post:

Originally Posted by myself
I tried performing the firmware update using 'SysEx Librarian' running on my OS X netbook, but encounter the same problem you experience - the MIDI transfer did not complete fully.


So it seems that I was at least on the right track, just that I probably did not use the slowest setting. My last post was just over four years ago, so I'm afraid I do not remember exactly which settings were used.

Anyway, thanks again for the post - enjoy your newly updated MP8!

Cheers,
James
x


Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 & occasional rare groove player.

"I agree that the User Manual is very good." - arc7urus, March 2019

Moderated by  Piano World 

(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Bechstein
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways
New Topics - Multiple Forums
How not to press with my 4th finger
by Veve87. 07/21/19 03:41 PM
Learning scales
by Steve-22. 07/21/19 03:28 PM
Recommendations for me a digital audio mixer?
by Tyrone Slothrop. 07/21/19 03:05 PM
Motivation for adult beginners
by Tom97. 07/21/19 02:43 PM
What's Hot!!
PIANO TEACHERS Please read this!
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics193,109
Posts2,850,403
Members93,934
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1