In order to update the firmware for your controller you will need to download the Firmware loader for your OS:
In macOS you only need to drag the file to your Applications folder.
Then, you’ll need the firmware file.
There is an unified file for update Yaeltex controllers . The file is named like this:
where vX-XX corresponds to the version number, for example: v0-20
You can always find the latest firmware on our Gitlab page, inside the binaries folder. We’ll also post the updates in the Update log category in this forum.
Download the ytx-v2-firmware file corresponding to the version you want to use.
Open the application, and select the MIDI device from the list.
Choose the entry that matches the name of your controller to put it into bootloader mode. If it fails (typically in Windows) the port might already be taken by another application, so make sure to close every application that might be using your MIDI ports, i.e. Kilowhat or a MIDI monitor.
When it succeeds to open the port, it will automatically reboot your controller to bootloader mode (you will see some colors cycle on the Yaeltex logo), and set it ready to receive a new firmware. You will see Device: KilomuxBOOT and a blue check icon right next to MIDI device label when all is set. Also, you will see “Connected” in the status label.
If you only see the Device: None, try restarting the YTX Firmware Manager app.
Now, select the file by pressing the Load File button
Choose the right firmware file and press OK
If the update file its OK, you will see the File: ytx-v2-firmware-vX-XX.bin and a blue check icon right next to Firmware label
If the connection with the device is correct and the update file is loaded, you will see “Ready!” in blue on the status label.
It only remains to send the update
Press SEND TO DEVICE button to start the update. You will see a progress bar indicating the update process
when it completes the controller will be restarted and ready to go!
NOTE: Updating a firmware won’t erase your Kilowhat configuration
If by any chance, after a firmware update you don’t see your controller listed as a USB device anymore, we set a hard entry to the bootloader.
For this you’ll need a MIDI cable. Hopefully, you have one of those, and if you don’t, there is still a way to make it work: Wired way to enter force bootloader entry
Steps for this are:
- Unplug USB.
- Plug the MIDI OUT port to the MIDI IN port with a DIN5 MIDI cable. If you don’t have a MIDI DIN5 cable, it’ll be a little harder, but it can be done. You’d need to wire like in the picture linked above, both pins 4 and 5 on the MIDI OUT connector to its matching pin on the MIDI IN connector.
- Plug the USB, and you should see that the status LED cycles through different colors. This indicates bootloader mode is active.
- You should see the green “KilomuxBOOT” label in the firmware loader app.
- Send the firmware to the controller.