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Posted on: January 05, 2017 @ 10:58 AM
sobluesy
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Hi Mantra
The good new is that I’ve good it all working - with Cubase or Motif of its own
However I was not able to update the FW to 1.07-2
If everything works .....then everything works!
Many thanks guys for the help Very much appreciated

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Posted on: January 26, 2017 @ 09:04 PM
fromby
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Good day.
I have a same issue: How to connect XS8 to Macbook Pro via FireWire.

I read this topic and tried to make all this steps. Something went wrong.

Basic statement:
- Yamaha XS8 with 2 firewire ports
- FW cable (it cost 8$, perhaps it is a problem?)
- MacbookPro with Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter (made by Apple)

I downloaded and installed this firmware and drivers:
- moxs160.zip (Motif XS8 firmware 1.60, ~250Mb). Installed from flashcard on Yamaha + reboot+Factory reset.
- mac_fw_v175.zip (Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver, ~14Mb). Installed on Mac + reboot + . Issue: Driver does not see XS8 (empty screen). I also allowed Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver to control my computer in Security&Privacy;. I don’t know why.
- motif_xs_editor_sa_vst_166_mac (Standalone Editor for Yamaha). Installed. It works fine with USB cable. But I think it’s an issue with firewire: I don’t see pushing keys while I playing on XS. But I can manage XS’s Modes (Voices, Song, Pattern) through Editor directly.
- motif_xs_extension_161_mac. Installed. I don’t understand what is it and how to check it work.
- IEEE1394_Firmware_Updater_V107-2_mac. I doesnt start because of 2 reasons.
1. Could not open the data file. I downloaded it twice from different websites (Ru, ENG Yamaha).
2. Just doesnt start.

Does anybody can help me?

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Posted on: January 27, 2017 @ 02:19 AM
troycarpenter
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fromby - 26 January 2017 09:04 PM

Good day.
I have a same issue: How to connect XS8 to Macbook Pro via FireWire.

Does anybody can help me?

Hi Fromby,

After your factory reset ensure you go back and put the correct settings and store them, otherwise they will be lost on reboot.

Firewire settings should be as follows:-

Press Utility > F1 (General) >Set the IEEE1394 driver to FW
Press Store

Utility > F5 (Control) > Set the Interface midi in/out to MLAN
Press Store.

That should be the settings on the XS.
I have my XS8 running in MBP running sierra.

Hope it helps.
Troy…

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Posted on: January 27, 2017 @ 02:41 AM
fromby
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Hi Fromby,

After your factory reset ensure you go back and put the correct settings and store them, otherwise they will be lost on reboot.

I did it, certainly.

Firewire settings should be as follows:-
Press Utility > F1 (General) >Set the IEEE1394 driver to FW
Press Store

I set is as “mLan”. Is it right?

Utility > F5 (Control) > Set the Interface midi in/out to MLAN
Press Store.

I did it, certainly.

That should be the settings on the XS.
I have my XS8 running in MBP running sierra.

Hope it helps.
Troy…

Thanks, but all this steps I did.

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Posted on: January 27, 2017 @ 05:22 AM
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fromby - 26 January 2017 09:04 PM

[...] - mac_fw_v175.zip (Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver, ~14Mb). Installed on Mac + reboot + . Issue: Driver does not see XS8 (empty screen).[...]

The driver you installed won’t work correctly with FW until the IEEE1394 firmware is updated to version 1.07.

 

fromby -

- IEEE1394_Firmware_Updater_V107-2_mac. I doesnt start because of 2 reasons.
1. Could not open the data file. I downloaded it twice from different websites (Ru, ENG Yamaha).
2. Just doesnt start.

You could try downloading it from:
http://download.yamaha.com/search/product/?site=usa.yamaha.com&category_id1=16277&product_id=106375
I had no problem unzipping the V107-2 Mac updater from there. Since I don’t own a Mac, I can’t verify anything beyond that, other than the contents seem to all be there.

Once unzipped, read and carefully follow the instructions in Update_mac_en.pdf.  Note that the Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver must be properly installed in order for the IEEE1394 updater to run.

If you still have a problem…
Which OS version is installed on your Mac?

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Posted on: January 27, 2017 @ 06:44 AM
fromby
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>>Note that the Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver must be properly installed in order for the IEEE1394 updater to run.

What do you mean?

Should I uninstall Yamaha Stainberg FW driver? And start installation from IEEE1394 updater?
What is a right sequence installation?

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Posted on: January 27, 2017 @ 07:31 AM
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Be sure the driver you installed is correct for the OS version on your Mac.

Please read the instructions in Update_mac_en.pdf.
System Requirements on page 2 shows driver requirements.

If you follow the instructions, there shouldn’t be a problem doing the update.

If you still aren’t successful, I suggest that you contact Yamaha Support in your country.

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Posted on: January 27, 2017 @ 07:46 AM
fromby
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Macbook Pro OS is 10.12.2 (16C68).
I read instruction several times.

A Macintosh computer equipped with the following conditions:
One of the following drivers is installed and works properly on the computer.
- YamahaSteinbergFWDriver
- mLANDriver/mLANTools

How to check that driver YamahaStainbergFW works properly?

>>If you still aren’t successful, I suggest that you contact Yamaha Support in your country.
Thanks )))

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Posted on: January 27, 2017 @ 08:57 AM
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fromby - 27 January 2017 07:46 AM

Macbook Pro OS is 10.12.2 (16C68).
I read instruction several times.

A Macintosh computer equipped with the following conditions:
One of the following drivers is installed and works properly on the computer.
- YamahaSteinbergFWDriver
- mLANDriver/mLANTools

How to check that driver YamahaStainbergFW works properly?

You have apparently installed the correct YSFW driver for the Mac OS you’re running. To verify, go to System Preferences on the Mac, and look for the Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver. If not there, the driver isn’t installed. If there, make sure the proper version is listed under the “About” tab.

Please also read for_MOTIF_XF_user_en.pdf in the for_MOTIF_XF_user folder. It has a Setting up on the computer section.

With XS OS 1.60 (or OS 1.50), and a properly functioning mLAN16E2 (or FW16E), you should be able to go to [UTILITY] > [F1](General) > [SF4]{Auto Load) and set IEEE1394 Driver = FW.

 

fromby -

>>If you still aren’t successful, I suggest that you contact Yamaha Support in your country.
Thanks )))

I suggested that because failed installation of the FW update can sometimes damage the mLAN16E2.

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Posted on: January 28, 2017 @ 12:37 AM
fromby
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I uninstalled all applications and drivers (excluding Yamaha firmware) and started from scratch.

1. Yamaha Steinberg FW driver. There is a result in attachment.
What I do wrong?

OS 10.12.2 (16C68)
Archive Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver V1.7.5
Downloaded from official web-site.

Image Attachments
Yamaha Steinberg.pngYamaha Steinberg2.pngAggregated device.pngHardware Report.png
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Posted on: January 28, 2017 @ 01:22 AM
fromby
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Can I update IEEE1394 Firmware by using Win10?

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Posted on: January 28, 2017 @ 02:17 AM
fromby
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When you are using the Motif XS with the Yamaha Steinberg FW driver (YSFW) you need to verify the following settings in your Motif XS:
Press [UTILITY]
Press [F1] GENERAL
Press [SF4] AUTO LOAD
Ensure that the IEEE1394 Driver = FW

I see IEEE1394 driver as a mLAN. Is it the same?

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Posted on: January 28, 2017 @ 03:36 AM
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fromby - 28 January 2017 12:37 AM

I uninstalled all applications and drivers (excluding Yamaha firmware) and started from scratch.

1. Yamaha Steinberg FW driver. There is a result in attachment.
What I do wrong?

OS 10.12.2 (16C68)
Archive Yamaha Steinberg FW Driver V1.7.5
Downloaded from official web-site.

Sorry, I don’t know what’s wrong. Unless another member can help you, I suggest that you contact Yamaha Support.

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Posted on: January 28, 2017 @ 03:37 AM
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fromby - 28 January 2017 01:22 AM

Can I update IEEE1394 Firmware by using Win10?

You could try. Otherwise, contact Yamaha Support.

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Posted on: January 28, 2017 @ 03:40 AM
fromby
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>>Sorry, I don’t know what’s wrong.

How I can check FW cable?
How I can check FW card in XS?

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