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The top InControl button on my Launchkey MK2 keeps toggling off when pressed

This applies to the Launchkey Mk2 (RGB)

f you are having problems with the top InControl button turning off when you use it in Live, you will need to ensure you have at least firmware version 140 on your Launchkey MK2.

To Check the firmware version, hold the 'TRACK <' and 'TRACK >' buttons below the LCD screen and conenct the USB cable. You'll now see 'btl' on the LCD screen which means 'bootloader'. Press the 'TRACK >' button twice and you'll see 'Fr' on the screen, press the 'record' button in the transport section of the Launchey and the LCD will show you which firmware version is isntalled. If this is less than 140, you should work through the following process to update it.

Mac

Download and install SysEx Librarian. This be found by following the link below:

SysEx Librarian

Download the attached .syx file. Hold down the 'TRACK <' and 'TRACK >' buttons on the Launchkey and then connect the USB cable. This will access the bootloader menu. 'btl' should be displayed on the Launchkey's LCD.

Open SysEx Librarian and drag the .syx file into the SysEx Librarian window. Click on the 'Destination' menu and select 'Launchkey MIDI'. Ensure that the .sys file is highlighted in blue by clicking on it. Click on the 'Play' button.

The Launchkey's LCD should display 'upd'. Wait for the update to complete and the Launchkey will start up again normally.

Now you will need to calibrate the Launchkey MK2. Disconnect the USB cable and, hold down the two circular pads and the rewind/'Scene up' button on the Launchkey and then connect the USB cable.

You will now see either '25', '49' or '61' on the LCD screen, this is refering to the number of keys on your Launchkey. If this is currently incorrect, use the 'OCTAVE -' and 'OCTAVE +' buttons to set the correct number of keys.

Press the 'TRACK >' button to enter the calibration section, the screen should now show 'cAl'. Press the 'record' button in the transport section to begin the calibration procedure. You'll first see 'cbt' on screen, when you see this, move the 'MODULATION' wheel to it's lowest position and then press the 'record' button again. You'll now see 'ctp' on the LCD screen, move the 'MODULATION' wheel to it's highest position and then press the 'record' button. You'll now see 'End' on the screen and the Launchkey will restart normally.

Windows

Download and install MIDI-OX. This can be found by following the link below:

MIDI-OX

Download the attached .syx file. Hold down the 'TRACK <' and 'TRACK >' buttons on the Launchkey and then connect the USB cable. This will access the bootloader menu. 'btl' should be displayed on the Launchkey's LCD.

Open MIDI-OX, click on the the 'Options' menu and select 'MIDI Devices'. Ensure that 'Launchkey' is highlighted in the 'MIDI Output' section then click 'OK'.

Drag the .syx file into the MIDI-OX window. The 'SysEx View and Scratchpad' window should appear. Click on the 'Command Window' menu and select 'Send Sysex'.

The Launchkey's LCD should display 'upd'. Wait for the update to complete and the Launchkey will start up again normally.

Now you will need to calibrate the Launchkey MK2. Disconnect the USB cable and, hold down the two circular pads and the rewind/'Scene up' button on the Launchkey and then connect the USB cable.

You will now see either '25', '49' or '61' on the LCD screen, this is refering to the number of keys on your Launchkey. If this is currently incorrect, use the 'OCTAVE -' and 'OCTAVE +' buttons to set the correct number of keys.

Press the 'TRACK >' button to enter the calibration section, the screen should now show 'cAl'. Press the 'record' button in the transport section to begin the calibration procedure. You'll first see 'cbt' on screen, when you see this, move the 'MODULATION' wheel to it's lowest position and then press the 'record' button again. You'll now see 'ctp' on the LCD screen, move the 'MODULATION' wheel to it's highest position and then press the 'record' button. You'll now see 'End' on the screen and the Launchkey will restart normally.

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