Firmware updates are occassionally available for some products. Based on their design some products
can be updated by the end user. We provide free update software, and firmware files for these products.
NO WARRANTY: Firmware updates, software, and procedures listed on this page come
with no warranty or technical support. We can update your module for only the cost of shipping if
you feel uncomfortable performing the update yourself.
WebMidi Update Tool
We are pleased to present our new online KAUpdate Firmware Updater featuring WebMidi technology.
No software or firmware files need to be downloaded, simply click below to launch the application in your browser.
Launch KAUpdate Firmware Updater WebUSB Bootloader Installer for CARBON
If you are running CARBON firmware version 1.18 or lower and wish to update to the latest version it
is necessary to install the CARBON MIDI bootloader. This will allow you to update CARBON using the KAUpdate WebMIDI
tool shown above. This process only has to be performed once, and after that you can simply install new firmware
for CARBON via the WebMIDI tool.
Launch KCARBON Bootloader Loader Firmware Version Info
K4815 / K4816 Pattern Generator 1.23
improved handling of motion type encoder for older units
all the improvements of version 1.21:
patterns, motions and scales can be updated over MIDI using the
KPatternEdit WebMidi-based editor for K4815
clock divider and motion length show popup with the value when changed
MIDI CC control over pattern type, motion start and motion length
MIDI start, continue and stop handling improvements
reset switch / input sends song position pointer message
numerous bugfixes and improvements
K1600 MIDI Converter 1.40
added mono CV pitch/velocity mode
it appears just after the ARP mode
pitch output on CV1
velocity output on CV2
gate output on GATE1
all the improvements of version 1.31:
additional bug fixes and improvements
all the improvements of version 1.30:
K2579 Step Sequencer 1.02
improvement for pulse input triggering
version 1.27 changes:
better mixer sound quality
version 1.26 changes:
ability to ignore MIDI clock stop commands so CLOCK OUT
generates pulses continuously
version 1.25 changes:
mixer pan pot leakage fixed
version 1.24 changes:
sequencer can now be started while external MIDI clock is used
delay LED works correctly with low settings
bug fixes and improvements
usage notes included with firmware archive
version 1.21 changes:
same functionality as 1.18 but designed for MIDI bootloader install
version 1.18 changes:
the USB device now shows up as CARBON on a PC
step recording cutting off the first note is fixed
overdub realtime recording works on subsequent passes
USB host driver has been improved for silicon bug workaround - hopefully now with better reliability and lower resource usage
version 1.14 changes:
added scene change sync option - it can now be set to beat, or the end of loop on track 1
more options for MAGIC - there are now Range and Chance options to adjust the output
changed step edit in drum mode so it doesn't replace all notes - this works better for editing drum parts
changed record to disable multiple track selection
added record immediate and overdub - realtime recording now stays active until stopped
added more arps
added the ability to edit the gate patterns directly on CARBON
added the ability to adjust the step-record note length
added fine gate time control with shift
added song list end point actions so you can loop the last scene, reset the entire song, or just stop the sequencer
Additional bug fixes and improvements.
version 1.12 changes:
Added more scales - thanks to CARBON user Bill Butler
Improved MIDI clock to be even more precise.
Added a CV Output Offset function as per user request.
Added autolive function to enable live playing over sequences.
Additional bug fixes and improvements.
version 1.11 changes:
Fixed a problem where some track mutes were overwritten during song load.
version 1.10 changes:
Fixed a problem where some GUI information might not be update after a scene change.
Fixed regression that made resetting song mode impossible.
Fixed gate output on CV velocity mode.
Internal improvements not related to user experience.
version 1.08 changes:
show externally locked MIDI clock tempo
local tempo changes are locked out when externally synced
tap tempo is locked out when externally synced
GUI clock source display refreshes on song load/clear
added clock source in menu instead of multiple ins
clock out run on straight time signal
GUI displays "EXT" in green colour when locked to ext sync, grey otherwise
playback can be controlled locally to start while ext synced
version 1.07 changes:
MIDI remote control ignores messages correctly when MIDI Rmt Ctrl is off
external clock sync is completely redesigned and should stay locked to external clock better
external clock loss causes correct stop behaviour
removed some debug code from the clock module
small fixes to make code cleaner - should not have any effect
version 1.06 changes:
Fixed possible buffer overrun during real-time recording
version 1.05 changes:
LCD type can be set via SYSEX during production
Fixed real-time recording of CC data
MIDI inputs now respond on all channels
Change to how song.c handles invalid song loading
version 1.04 changes:
Fixed a regression found in 1.03 where MIDI program change couldn't be disabled.
version 1.03 changes:
support for new LCD module used on new production units (shipping November 2016)
song version writes back properly into song file - this is needed to support automatic song updating on newer firmwares
program change can be disabled after set
support for MIDI song select as part of the MIDI remote control mode
metronome volume (duration) can be controlled
menu timeout can be adjusted or disabled
external MIDI clock input can be disabled on a per-port basis
step length and arpeggiator can now be set to triplet divisions
step edit can set a note to any valid MIDI note number and notes that become invalid due to transposing are discarded while being sent
step size in the track info display now displays properly after a scene change
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