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Open source

We release the firmware of our controllers under an open source creative commons attribution-sharealike license. This way you can freely upgrade your controller to the latest version, or even re-program it to have it better fit specific your need. Follow this instructions to install the necessary software to open and upload the firmware to the micro-controller inside your MIDI controller : https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/teensyduino.html

You will need this extra library to compile the firmware : http://bildr.org/2011/08/74hc595-breakout-arduino/

SFC-60 firmware:

Latest version, V11: SFC_60_RevA_V1_11
Previous version, V10: SFC_60_RevA_V1_10

SFC-101 firmware:

SFC_101_v1_8_no_presets

How-to update the firmware

To update your MIDI controller, you will have to set-up the Arduino IDE programming environment. Please note that the MIDI device name of your controller will change after updating the firmware but I’ll show how to put it back at the end of the tutorial.

Step 1 : Download and install the Arduino IDE (only versions 1.0.6/1.6.1/1.6.3/1.6.4.) : http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
Step 2 : Download and install the Teensyduino add-on : https://www.pjrc.com/teensy/td_download.html
Step 3 : Download the Shifter Arduino library : http://code.bildr.org/download/944.zip
and use this guide to install it : http://www.arduino.cc/en/Guide/Libraries
Step 4 (optional) : We can change the USB-MIDI device name and overwrite the Teensy default value.
On Mac: Right click the Arduino application, click “Show package contents” and locate this file :
Applications/Arduino.app/Contents/Resources/Java/hardware/teensy/avr/cores/teensy3/usb_desc.h

Locate this section:
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and rename “Teensy MIDI” with the name of your device (SFC-60 or SFC-101). Change every character between the apostrophes.

Save the file and close it.

ATTENTION : This need to happen before you compile the firmware (see below) and the Arduino IDE MUST BE CLOSED/NOT RUNNING. Please note your computer MIDI buffer might keep the old name in memory… this is build in the OS and there is much we can do. But you can be sure that the new name is uploaded if you follow my instructions.

Step 5 : Start Arduino and select the right board and usb type :

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ATTENTION : Controllers purchased before June 2015 are using a Teensy 3.1 and later units a Teensy LC. Please choose the board accordingly.


Step 6 : Download and unzip the latest firmware version (see below)
Step 7 : Open the .ino file in the Arduino IDE
Step 8 : Plug your MIDI controller or Teensy in your computer
Step 9 : Go to Sketch -> Verify/CompileScreen Shot 2015-05-28 at 12.07.06 PM

Step 10 : The code should compiled correctly and display “Done compiling”.
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If not, you probably have the wrong board/USB type settings, wrong Arduino IDE version or you forgot to install the shifter library.

Step 11 : Go to File -> Upload to upload the code to the Teensy board :
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Step 12 : The controller will reboot (Leds go off and back on) and you’re good to go!