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MICROCOSM FIRMWARE

Microcosm is capable of receiving firmware upgrades via MIDI. If you do not have a MIDI interface, email us here and we can help you upgrade your pedal.  

 

Update instructions for both Mac and Windows can be found at the bottom of this page.



Latest Microcosm Firmware

v1.1 August, 2020

Updates include:

-Improved triggering/tracking, especially when using synths, drones, fuzz, or inputs without a lot of distinct transient information.

-More output gain available to the effects section, adjustable with the "Effect Volume" secondary control. When set to 100%, granular effects can now be much louder than the dry input signal. 

-Improved MIDI functionality

-Various bug fixes and stability improvements

UPDATE INSTRUCTIONS

Use a program for sending MIDI sysex files from your computer. We recommend SysEx Librarian for Mac and MIDI SysEx File Transfer Utility for Windows.

Instructions for MacOS >


1. Download and install SysEx Librarian. 2. Download the Microcosm Firmware update and unzip the file. 3. Connect the MIDI interface to a USB port on your computer. 4. Connect MIDI Out cable from your computer to the MIDI In port on the back of Microcosm. 5. Make sure Microcosm is powered on. 6. Open SysEx Librarian. 7. Use the Destination drop down menu to select the device you are using to send the firmware to Microcosm. 8. Drag the Microcosm firmware .syx file into the SysEx window. 9. Click on the Play button located in the upper left corner of the SysEx Librarian window. At this point, Microcosm will begin to update. The pedal’s indicator lights will flash a blue “loading bar” animation during the update. *note: only press the “Play” button once. 10. Once the update is complete, Microcosm’s indicator lights will pulse green. Power cycle the pedal at this point. Upon restarting, the lights will display another “blue loading bar” animation before returning to normal operation. 11. The update will now be complete. It is safe to disconnect the MIDI connections at this time.




Instructions for Windows >


1. Download and install SysEx File Transfer Utility. 2. Download the Microcosm Firmware update and unzip the file. 3. Connect the MIDI interface to a USB port on your computer. 4. Connect MIDI Out cable from your computer to the MIDI In port on the back of Microcosm. 5. Make sure Microcosm is powered on. 6. Open MIDI SysEx file transfer utility. 7. Using the drop down menu under “MIDI Output Port,” select the device you are using to send the firmware to Microcosm. 8. Click on the “Pick SysEx File to Send” button. Then select the Microcosm Firmware .syx file. 9. Click on the Validate and Send SysEX. At this point, Microcosm will begin to update. The pedal’s indicator lights will flash a blue “loading bar” animation during the update. *note: only press the “send sysex” button once. 10. Once the update is complete, Microcosm’s indicator lights will pulse green. Power cycle the pedal at this point. Upon restarting, the lights will display another “blue loading bar” animation before returning to normal operation. 11. The update will now be complete. It is safe to disconnect the MIDI connections at this time.





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