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How can I force my ZeRO SL to update via MIDI?

PLEASE NOTE: It is highly unlikely that you will ever need to do this unless you have been instructed to do so by a member of Novation Technical Support.

On the ReMOTE ZeRO SL, it is possible to force the unit to update via midi.

Please note: In order to do this, you will need a 2nd midi interface (beside your SL) and a midi cable.

To get started, download the sysex files attached to this article...

If you Use a Mac:

The 1st step is to download "sysex librarian" from www.snoize.com

Once downloaded, run the application.

Now drag and drop the two sysex files (OS and Data) into sysex librarian.

Connect a midi cable from the "midi out" of your chosen midi device to the "midi in" of your ReMOTE ZeRO SL.

Connect your chosen midi device and select it within sysex librarian, then ready your SL for OS update:

To force the SL into the "update via midi" mode, connect your SL via USB and hold down the 3 bottom left "row select" buttons as you power up the unit. Then press the top left "page scroll" button to confirm the action. The SL LCD screen should display "waiting to receive OS via midi...".

Now you should be able to proceed by clicking "play" in sysex librarian.

You will know when the SL is upgrading as the percentage value of the installer will increase on the screen of the SL.

When the update reaches 100 percent on the left LCD screen, power cycle the unit.

Then you can load the "data.syx" file into sysex librarian, although this time you should be able to select the SL "port 1" in sysex librarian and send this direct to the unit via USB. This does not require the SL to be put into receive mode but "memory protect needs to be set to "OFF" in the "global" menu.

If you are still encountering problems, please contact technical support for further assistance.



If you use a PC:

The 1st step is to download Midi-Ox from: www.midiox.com

Once downloaded, run the application.

Open the application and set your chosen midi device within
"Options\midi devices..." Connect a midi cable from the "midi out" of your chosen midi device to the "midi in" of your ReMOTE ZeRO SL.

Now go to "view" then "SySex". Then load the OS SySex file into the window by going to "Command window\Load File"

To force the SL into the "update via midi" mode, connect your SL via USB and hold down the 3 bottom left "row select" buttons as you power up the unit. Then press the top left "page scroll" button to confirm the action. The ZeRO SL LCD screen should display "waiting to receive OS via midi...".

Now you should be able to proceed by going to "File\Send sysex file...".

You will know when the SL is upgrading as the percentage value of the installer will increase on the screen of the SL.

When the update reaches 100 percent on the left LCD screen, power cycle the unit.

Then you can load the "data.syx" file into Midi-Ox, although this time you should be able to select the SL "port 1" in "Options\midi devices..." and send this direct to the unit via USB. This does not require the SL to be put into receive mode but "memory protect needs to be set to "OFF" in the "global" menu.

If you are still encountering problems, please contact technical support for further assistance.