Help with Upgrading the Firmware

Hi there, this is my first post. I want to upgrade an Machinedrum Mk2 to the new unofficial firmware X05. I have an Mac (running 11.6), and downloaded Transfer by Elektron. I have connected the Machinedrum with an USB Midi Interface which I have selected in Transfer (the Interface I mean). But transfer does not connect to the Machinedrum which is in boot venue - >“Midi Upgrade”, displaying “ready to receive midi upgrade”. Nothing. Can anyone help?


I’m pretty sure Transfer won’t work. You need to use C6 or something similar.

Kind regards


Sysex librarian did the trick! Thank you!

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Is this firmware update still possible/available? The link does not work anymore, and I cannot find it on this forum.

Just go to the Machinedrum topic, and it’s like the 5th thread from the top.

Thank you, I feel stupid, but I did miss how the topics work on this forum…

About the USB to MIDI interface that is needed for this: is this simply a usb to midi cable, like here or do I need some sort of hardware in between? (I am completely new to using MIDI, so I just want to be sure I am not buying the wrong thing).

I was thinking the same thing. Is a Behringer UMC204, a Presonus Audiobox or an Arturia Minifuse able to transmit a Sysex upgrade?