Yo! So I’ve not upgraded in a while and want to get the new OS on my machines. I downloaded the Transfer app (OSX Catalina). On the Connection page it’s seeing my A4 but when I press ‘Connect’ the spinning arrows spin but nothing happens.
On the LEGACY page I try to send the OS update to the device and get CHECKSUM ERROR on the A4 and it crashes. OK I’m on 1.23 from a while ago (alright I’m lazy! I know I know).
My main priority is backing up. I did some backups a while ago so most stuff is safe. How the heck am I supposed to backup to this Transfer app?!?!? Is there another way THAT WORKS? Yeah I’m looking at YOU Elektron
Shortest explanation: the update, as received by the hardware, was corrupted. Which might mean the original file was corrupted, or it might mean the file was good, but something went wrong sending the file to the hardware.
So you could just retry, both retry the update to the hardware, and retry the download of the file.
Given that you’re combining a new Mac OS, with therefore presumably a very new version of transfer, against what sounds like an old version of the firmware … maybe this is a bit of a special case, and worth filing a support ticket (presumably on elektron.se ) ?
Caveat: I’m new to the whole Elektron thing, but I’m thinking about this as a developer.
Sysex librarian. Havent tried it yet, seems to work for some people here. ( search this forum and/or your search engine) Also I mention beware of data and saving structure on a4 ( soundbanks and projects seperate). But you said it worked with c6.
Or visit a friend who has windows or mojave with a usb stick and a bottle of wine.
Good luck have a nice evening
Edit: librarian, not liberarian
And thats for backup, transfer should work for os update in catalina.
Edit : seems maybe not, someone was given advice to use librarian for catalina os upgrade too, when he had a checksum error on model sample.
Cheers guys, great advice. I figure it’s because I haven’t upgraded in ages and stuck on an old OS. Serves me right for not keeping everything up to date but oops sorry I have a LIFE! Only joking of course.
Gonna try Sysex librarian. Also I have an old dual boot MacBook running High Sierra so will try that too. Failing everything gonna open a ticket.
Hello, me again. I got my A4 updated with the latest OS using SysEx Librarian, so now I can see it ok in Transfer, but how the heck do I backup my projects to the Transfer app? Sysex dump does nothing - what am I missing here? How to people backup these days since C6 has disappeared?