I updated the A4 and AR using C6 only recently. If it’s not working for you, you could send the sysex using MIDIOx or similar. The sysex transmission can be performed by other apps too. Perhaps if you described your problem someone here would be able to help.
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Win 7 or Win 8? Win 7 has an Win XP compatibility mode, which you could try.
Otherwise do what Cenk suggested, check the USB connection, and make sure no other driver is blocking here. If it worked a week ago, check what changes you made to the system. Maybe an update of something?
Try to remove anything attached to the computer and just leave the most necessary mouse, keyboard, monitor attached. Then attach your A4 and start C6. If it is still not working (dont forget to set the config) delete C6 and install it new. If that still not works, try to send the update via Midi connection instead of USB.
I dont know if Win 7 does it like Win XP, but in the device manager you should be able to see driver conflicts.
If it worked before, I’m kind of baffled, unless you’ve switched PCs, or you’re plugging in to a different port, which can also cause issues. The question to always ask yourself is: Have I done anything differently since it worked?
This probably isn’t it, but I thought of it when you mentioned issues on a Win 7 64-bit machine. Good luck to you!
oooh, look at that … i actually own a focusrite, but thank god havent had a problem so far …
will check next time in the usb device manager thing…
i havent moved the cable, switched pc, made updates, changed hardware or anything … thanks for the good tip mate!
overbridge is not coming before 2015, make that late 2015 … just my 2 ct and a vague idea I have from how elektron handles their business at the moment … would surely be VERY nice if that worked … i would also like to see a online update for the gear … plug into internet, receive newest OS … just my 2ct