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Hello folks, welcome to the Kawai CA99/CA79, NV10S/NV5S software update thread!

I would like to use this thread to provide information about the latest software updates for the CA99/CA79 and NV10S/NV5S and plan to update this first post to ensure that customers are always using the most recent software available.

Latest release
LCD Touch Panel: v1.2.0 (October 2021)
System Firmware: v2.08 (October 2021)

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Touch Panel System
V3.4.0-6 (October 2021)
- Added: Support for adjusting 'User' Virtual Technician parameters.
V3.3.21 (April 2020)
- Improved: UI Update system.
V3.3.20 (March 2020)
- Improved: Update system.
V3.3.17 (February 2020)
- Added: A-B Repeat function added.
- Fixed: Various bugs.
V3.3.8 (December 2019)
- Fixed: Various bugs.
V3.3.6 (December 2019)
- First production version.

Touch Panel UI
V1.2.0 (October 2021)
- Added: Support for adjusting 'User' Virtual Technician parameters.
- Fixed: Bug related to stored sounds not being recalled correctly at startup.
- Improved: Language setting can now be stored and recalled at startup
V1.0.6 (April 2020)
- Improved: Various improvements and fixes related to the PianoRemote app.
V1.0.4 (February 2020)
- Added: Overdubbing (Recorder) function.
- Added: User Tone Control setting.
- Added: Bluetooth MIDI display name setting.
- Fixed: Various bugs.
V1.0.3 (December 2019)
- Fixed: Various bugs.
V1.0.2 (December 2019)
- First production version.

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System Firmware
V2.08 (October 2021)
- Added: Support for adjusting 'User' Virtual Technician parameters.
- Fixed: Bug related to switching between Piano and Sound screens.
V1.0.8 (April 2020)
- Improved: Various improvements and fixes related to the PianoRemote app.
V1.07 (March 2020)
- Improved: Sound changes.
- Fixed: Bug related to USB memory player playback.
V1.05 (February 2020)
- Added: Overdubbing (Recorder) function.
- Added: Bluetooth MIDI display name setting.
- Fixed: Various bugs.
V1.04 (December 2019)
- Fixed: Various bugs.
V1.03 (December 2019)
- First production version.

This software update files and accompanying update instructions can be downloaded from the CA79/CA99 and NV10S/NV5S product pages or software updates page of the Kawai Global website, accessible via the following URLs:

https://www.kawai-global.com/product/ca99/
https://www.kawai-global.com/product/ca79/
https://www.kawai-global.com/product/nv10s/
https://www.kawai-global.com/product/nv5s/
https://www.kawai-global.com/support/updates

To check the versions of the software currently used by your instrument, please follow the procedures explained in the update instructions PDFs.

Please do not attempt to apply these software updates to the CA98/CA78, NV10/NV5, or ATX3/AURES instruments. They will not work.

As always, Kawai software updates are cumulative, meaning that the latest update will include the fixes and improvements provided with all previous versions. It is recommended to update the touch screen software first, and then the system firmware, however the order in which the updates are applied should not affect the outcome.

That's all for now - please feel free to post your feedback in this thread.

Kind regards,
James
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Worked fine for me. About 10 min for both. Note that USB key should be inserted in a different location for the second update. Instructions are very clear.

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It was strange that the USB drive had to be inserted in different locations for the UI and the system update. But it works and makes the UI much better. The system update fixed some weird distorted, metallic sounds I was getting in the middle octaves. I had a very old firmware version (1.04).

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Thank you for confirming that the update was successful.

Originally Posted by grd-dan
Note that USB key should be inserted in a different location for the second update.

Originally Posted by richdinoso
It was strange that the USB drive had to be inserted in different locations for the UI and the system update.

Yes, this is because the piano essentially has two separate main PCBs: one for the sound engine, and one for the touchscreen, both running their own software.

Originally Posted by richdinoso
The system update fixed some weird distorted, metallic sounds I was getting in the middle octaves.

That's good to hear!

Cheers,
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For those who have not noticed yet, the PianoRemote is available on the Appstore for download. Just did it on my iPad, works well on Bluetooth.

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Originally Posted by grd-dan
Worked fine for me. About 10 min for both. Note that USB key should be inserted in a different location for the second update. Instructions are very clear.

It also worked fine for me but it took me only 10 seconds for the UI update and less than a minute for the system.
No more "Engligh" language :-)

I didn't know about the PianoRemote app. It goes quite well. Thanks!!

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The PianoRemote is WAY faster on an iPhone or iPad than the one installed on the piano. Very fluid. My new preferred interface with the piano. Did not notice any difference from the UI Logic on the piano.

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The pianoremote-app works fine on my iPhone 7. However not on my ipad Air 3rd gen. it doesn't let me swipe swipe on the main page. I can't swipe from the SK-EX to other pianos.

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The swipe works well on my iPad Air (not sure which version). I can switch to SK 5 and back for example.

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Originally Posted by BastiaanB
The pianoremote-app works fine on my iPhone 7. However not on my ipad Air 3rd gen. it doesn't let me swipe swipe on the main page. I can't swipe from the SK-EX to other pianos.
Killed and restarted the app several times.
The problem was resolved after I restarted the iPad.

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Originally Posted by grd-dan
For those who have not noticed yet, the PianoRemote is available on the Appstore for download. Just did it on my iPad, works well on Bluetooth.

Hey...Great!

Any dates on the android version?

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Has the new update made it possible to completely (along with the backlight) turn off the screen?

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Originally Posted by Galuwen
Originally Posted by grd-dan
For those who have not noticed yet, the PianoRemote is available on the Appstore for download. Just did it on my iPad, works well on Bluetooth.

Hey...Great!

Any dates on the android version?

Galuwen

I've actually just downloaded the Android version, and it's working fine. The only thing - for some reason the USER sounds category isn't showing on the remote app?

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Originally Posted by Galuwen
Originally Posted by grd-dan
For those who have not noticed yet, the PianoRemote is available on the Appstore for download. Just did it on my iPad, works well on Bluetooth.

Hey...Great!

Any dates on the android version?

Galuwen

I've actually just downloaded the Android version, and it's working fine. The only thing - for some reason the USER sounds category isn't showing on the remote app?

Can you share the link please. I can't find it.

Thx galuwen

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Originally Posted by 9190
Has the new update made it possible to completely (along with the backlight) turn off the screen?
I didn't see any difference to before the update.

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Originally Posted by Galuwen
Originally Posted by Amy H
Originally Posted by Galuwen
Originally Posted by grd-dan
For those who have not noticed yet, the PianoRemote is available on the Appstore for download. Just did it on my iPad, works well on Bluetooth.

Hey...Great!

Any dates on the android version?

Galuwen

I've actually just downloaded the Android version, and it's working fine. The only thing - for some reason the USER sounds category isn't showing on the remote app?

Can you share the link please. I can't find it.

Thx galuwen

Sure, here it is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.kawai.denshi.PianoRemote

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I just looked on your link Amy and it had listed CA9900GP. Hmm does that mean Kawai is making a grand piano too?


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Hi,
has anyone done any testing to update the CA98 to CA99 v1.0.4 firmware?
Last week, I have sent a message to the support to know if they prepare a new firmware (latest is v1.0.2)...
Sometimes, my CA98 is blocked if I want to store my music to the USB stick --> all the touches are disabled after. I have tried to reset/upgrade to v1.0.2 without any result.
I read, that problem appears for several customer.

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Originally Posted by EPW
I just looked on your link Amy and it had listed CA9900GP. Hmm does that mean Kawai is making a grand piano too?
It's a model for the Japanese market. And no, it does not have a grand piano cabinet (google it for pics).


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Originally Posted by Pascaloux
Hi,
has anyone done any testing to update the CA98 to CA99 v1.0.4 firmware?
Last week, I have sent a message to the support to know if they prepare a new firmware (latest is v1.0.2)...
Sometimes, my CA98 is blocked if I want to store my music to the USB stick --> all the touches are disabled after. I have tried to reset/upgrade to v1.0.2 without any result.
I read, that problem appears for several customer.
The CA99 firmware cannot be used with the CA98. Navindra tried it on his NV10 (same firmware as CA98) and almost bricked his piano. Or so he wrote.


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