MODX OS Updater V2.50

This update is applicable to the following models:
MODX6 / MODX7 / MODX8 with firmware versions earlier than 2.50.

  1. Press the [UTILITY] button to open the Utility display.
  2. Touch [Settings] tab -> [System] tab at the left side of the display.
  3. The following message appears in the bottom of the display:

MODX Firmware Version : *.**.*(c)2018 Yamaha Corporation

The unit's version is indicated by " MODX Firmware Version : *.**.* "

Only the numbers up to the two decimal places after the first dot are important in reading the version number, you can ignore the numbers after the second dot.
Ex.) 1.02.0 =1.02 , 1.10.0= 1.10

  • One USB flash drive of over 1GB capacity formatted on the MODX

Fixes and Enhancements

V2.00 to V2.50

New features;

  • New Performances have been added.
  • The Smart Morph function has been added.
  • New functions have been added to the Pattern Sequencer.
  • The DAW Remote function has been added.
  • Controllability and playability have been improved.

V1.10 to V2.00

New features;

  • New effect types have been added.
  • New Performances have been added.
  • The Pattern Sequencer function has been added.
  • You can now play songs, patterns and audio files from the Live Set display.
  • Super Knob Link has been added to the data that is recorded in the Scene function.
  • Keyboard Control has been added to the data that is recorded in the Scene function.
  • Increased the range of the LFO Speed parameter.
  • You can now connect MIDI equipment via the USB TO DEVICE terminal.
  • The Global Micro Tuning settings have been added.
  • The Audition Loop setting has been added.
  • Improvements have been made to the user interface.
  • The Note capacity (total area in Store) has been increased from 130,000 to 520,000 (for Songs) and 520,000 (for Patterns).

Fixed problems;

  • Fixed other minor problems.

V1.00 to V1.10

New features;

  • A new function has been added that allows you to selectively enable (or disable) recording of Arpeggio data, when recording MIDI songs.
  • You can now set a Center note in the Edit Waveform display.
  • You can now set a key for assignment when loading WAV files or AIFF files as waveforms.
  • You can now select the Assignable Knob for Common Parts, by pressing the [PART SELECT MUTE/SOLO] in the dialog displayed when selecting the Part parameter and pressing the [CONTROL ASSIGN] button.
  • The Panel Lock function has been added to prevent inadvertent operations during your performance.

Fixed problems;

  • Fixed a problem in which the footswitch would freeze when it's used as a sostenuto in combination with the sustain pedal.
  • Fixed minor problems.
  • This updater is only for the MODX synthesizer.
  • This updater is to be used at the user's own risk.
  • All User memory (Library data, User data, User sample and so on) will be initialized by this updater. Please make sure that you have saved all User data to a USB flash drive before performing this update. To make backup file, connect USB device and go [UTILITY] > [Contents] > [Store / Save], set “Content Type” to “Backup File”, then Select the desired directory of the USB flash memory device and touch [Done].
  • The unit may become inoperable if the electrical supply is interrupted while running the updater (by disconnecting the AC cord, etc.). If this happens, run the updater again from the first step.
  • If the unit does not function after running the updater, please contact your nearest Yamaha service center.

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