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hammond korg cx3 firmware upgrade made simple

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  • Upgrade safely your korg CX3 V2 to latest firmware version 2.01 [email_address] Also on facebook Jimmy Hammondfan
  • Aknowledgments
    • Thanks to user DIPCHING from Audiofanzine Belgium for the screenshots and for giving me the will to perform the upgrade despite all the negative comments from around the internet …
    • Thank you for korg conceptors, engineers for providing us with such a beautiful looking and sounding machine
  • Why this procedure ?
    • I have met a lot of people discouraging the firmware update of your Korg CX3 V2,
    • That's a great pitty as that upgrade enhances the usage of the keyboard as a hammond replacement very much.
    • As I didn't find a comprehensive step by step guide anywhere I decided to provide this one by myself aggregatin various resources I found on the internet and my own personnel experience.
  • WARNING: This procedure is for KORG CX3 V2, with the drawbars over the keyboard not on the side !!!
  • WARNING
    • Follow the procedure step by step, don't miss anything and everything will be ok
    • It's safe, I did it various times on various cx3 v2's and it always worked !
    • Sit back and relax, the procedure is safe, but …anyway I must say "Do it at your own risk" as it's impossible for me to be accountable of any particuliar problem you may encounter
  • Do You already have latest firmware revision ?
    • Power on the Korg CX3
    • If you have the drawbar animations, the software is already the latest, DONT DO ANYTHING !
    • If it's just writen KORG CX3 without the drawbar animations, you should upgrade following this procedure
    • OR else
    • Power on the CX3 while pressing presets 1 and 8 at the same time if revision isn't 2.01, then it's not the latest firmware , you should upgrade following this procedure
    • You should upgrade if you see something like:
    • Ipl V2.00  000422AB
  • Prerequisites
    • KORG CX3 V2
    • Strong and reliable power supply for all hardware (cx3 + computer)
    • Reliable "usb to midi interface" -> at least 1 midi In / 1 midi OUT
    • Drivers for usb to midi interface installed
    • PC with Windows XP or Windows 7
  • STEP 1 Prepare the CX3 V2 for the upgrade
    • Power on the Korg CX3 Select Global for global parameters menu Set global midi channel to 1 Set Midi RC SYS EXEC parameters to ENA (enable)
    • Save your changes: press Write - press Global - press Write again
    • Power off the Korg CX3
  • STEP 2. Install physical midi connexion between your computer and the CX3 V2
    • Buy a professional "midi to usb device" with at least 1 midi IN and 1 midi OUT connector
    • Install drivers for your "midi to usb device"
    • Plug in your "mido to usb device" into your computer (usb)
    • Connect your "midi to usb device" midi IN connector to your CX3 midi OUT connector
    • Connect your "midi to usb device" midi OUT connector to your CX3 midi IN connector
    • If it is an option available, set your "midi to usb device" default midi channel to 1 (that may not be necessary as generally all channels will be available)
  • STEP 3: Check your firmware version and enable CX3 for upgrade
    • Power on the KORG CX3 while pressing 1 and 8 presets at the same time
    • The firmware revision will show something like V2.0 IMDB DDD
    • Your CX3 is now ready for upgrade !
  • STEP 4 Prepare your computer
    • It works on Windows XP and Windows seven !
    • Completely deactivate your screen saver
    • Set your battery settings to never stop nor the computer nor the harddisks !!!
    • Download the software upgrade http://www.korg.com/uploads/Download/PC_Updater_CX3V2_634514287846020000.zip
    • Stop all other unnecessary applications on your computer
    • Install the software (in windows 7 as admin)
  • STEP 5 Run the software installation wizzard
  • Set the midi channels to use
    • Midi Input (your midi to usb device IN)
    • Midi Output (your midi to usb devide OUT)
  • Test your midi link
    • I failed this test when the dump midi parameter was not enabled you MUST set Midi RC SYS EXEC parameters to ENA (enable) (refer to the CX3 manual)
  • You have already done the Power off/on and press 1-8 earlier, if no, do it now !
  • Updating the firmware, about 10-15 minutes !
    • First Sub then Main processors
  • Updating main Processor, last step before ultimate happyness
  • You are king of the WORLD !!!
  • ENJOY !
    • Power off your computer
    • Power on your computer
    • Look at the wonderfull drawbar animations while powering on
    • Congrats you raised your keyboard value by 250 US$ at least.
    • Enjoy the new features: http://www.korg.com/services/downloads/pdf/Addendum_CX3V2.pdf
    • Say Thanks & if you like, send me some cash !!! I'll use it to buy a real HAMMOND B3 with a leslie 122
  • Other resources
    • Complete User guide http://www.korg.com/uploads/Support/CX3_OM_E4_633652867280470000.pdf
    • General resources http://www.korg.com/SupportResults.aspx?productid=84
    • Other considerations about the upgrade http://clonewheel.ashbysolutions.com/cx-3bug.html
    • Forum discussion http://acapella.harmony-central.com/archive/index.php/t-1954013.html
    • User reviews at Harmony Central http://www.harmonycentral.com/products/63435
    • Audiofanzine link where I copied the screens http://www.audiokeys.net/forum/showthread.php/20740-KORG-CX3-II-mise-%C3%A0-jour-os-version-2-les-d%C3%A9tails-de-l-op%C3%A9ration .
    • Contact me if you need [email_address]