Good evening folks,

In addition to the MP11/MP7 software updates posted a little earlier, Kawai Japan has also issued updates for the previous generation 'legacy' MP10 and MP6 models.

This recommended update backports the USB recorder fixes and damper/sostenuto repedalling improvements from recent MP11/MP7 updates, while also addressing a handful of other minor bugs reported by users in recent years.

While it's understandable for the latest MP models receive most of the attention, we would particularly like to thank players of older MP instruments for their loyalty, positive comments, and valued feedback over the years. We hope these most recent software updates allow you to enjoy your favourite stage pianos for many more years to come!

The full (and final?) MP10 and MP6 changelogs are listed below.

MP10 changelog:
Quote:
V1.07 (July 2015)
– Fixed: Rare phenomenon whereby SETUP selection would not change SUB section's EFX settings correctly.
– Fixed: Potential freeze at end of recording when recording audio to some USB memory devices.
– Fixed: Potential glitches/errors when recording audio to some USB memory devices.
– Fixed: USB memory devices formatted on the instrument no longer trigger Windows 7 check dialogue.
– Improved: Prevent playback of MP3 files with unsupported bitrate.
– Improved: The damper pedal/sostenuto pedal behaviour is improved when replaying the same keys.
– Improved: Pedal Setup+ functionality to ‘jump’ banks when incrementing/decrementing SETUP memory.
The first memory of the next bank is selected after reaching the last memory of the current bank.
E.g. A-4 -> A-5 -> A-6 -> B-1 -> B-2 -> B-3

V1.06 (April 2013)
– Fixed: When FSW is assigned to the HOLD function, the pedal is pressed, some keys are played, the ZONE is turned off, and the keys are released, the played notes are now turned off correctly.
– Fixed: The sostenuto pedal could cause notes to ‘click’ in some playing situations.

V1.05 (October 2012)
– Fixed: Reverb Depth knob no longer affects MIDI IN note events.
– Fixed: When the Jazz Grand1/2 was played at a low velocity, the half pedalling did not always work correctly.
– Fixed: When the sound is changed while pedalling, the half/sustain pedalling did not always work correctly.

V1.04 (October 2011)
- Fixed: The "TemprKey" parameter no longer affects the User Temperament.
- Fixed: The User Temperament’s ‘A’ note can now be adjusted without affecting other notes.
- Fixed: Playing EP sounds should no longer result in truncated rhythm pattern beats.
- Fixed: PGM numbers above 9 are no longer ignored, the default# is selected.

V1.03 (June 2011)
– Fixed: When a SETUP is selected, disabled controller’s settings may not have been initialised correctly.
e.g. EXP=On and EXP Pedal=0. Select a different setup with EXP=Off, but still no sound is heard.
– Fixed: Finetune range was incorrectly limited to ±25. This range is now corrected to ±50.
– Fixed: Pressing/releasing Sostenuto pedal may truncate String Resonance sound.
– Improved: SOUND mode’s panel settings return to POWERON state after edited settings are stored to SETUP.
– Improved: Metronome settings are now stored to POWERON/SETUP.
– Added: FootSW can now be used to trigger Recorder Play/Stop.
[SYSTEM] > [Utility] > [A] FSW Mode : "FSW Mode = Playback" option added.
– Added: ‘Chain Play’ (play all files in a folder) mode when selecting MIDI files.
Press and hold the PLAY/STOP button to enter chain play mode.
– Added: Split functionality for internal (PIANO/E.PIANO/SUB) sections.

V1.02 (March 2011)
– Fixed: Playing a note very softly no longer produces a sound.
– Fixed: ‘popping’ noise that can sometimes occur when turning EFX on/off.
– Improved: MIDI Ch10 can now be used as a drum channel when it is not used as a KEY part. *1
– Improved: File lister now highlights the currently loaded file.
– Improved: USER Temperament range can be adjusted within the range ±50.
– Improved: Do not apply EFX to MIDI playback if EFX settings are different from selected playing sound.
– Improved: Remember the drum kit used for recording.
– Improved: Show a reminder message about slower access times when using large USB memory devices.
– Added: OMNI ON mode added to Rcv.Mode setting.
[EDIT] > [MIDI] > 3.Receive > [A] Rcv.Mode : "Rcv.Mode = O mniOn" added. *2
Notes:
*1 Drum kit program numbers : #01 PLUTINUM SET / #26 ANALOG SET / #33 AMBIENCE SET
*2 Omni On mode : Voice Messages are recognized in all voice channels.

V1.00 (October 2010)
- First production version.


MP6 changelog:
Quote:
V1.13 (July 2015)
USB
– Fixed: USB memory devices formatted on the instrument no longer trigger Windows 7 check dialogue.

RECORDER
– Fixed: Potential freeze at end of recording when recording audio to some USB memory devices.
– Fixed: Potential glitches/errors when recording audio to some USB memory devices.
– Improved: Prevent playback of MP3 files with unsupported bitrate.

PEDAL
– Improved: The damper pedal/sostenuto pedal behaviour is improved when replaying the same keys.

MISC
– Improved: Various other operation/display improvements.

V1.12 (October 2012)
SOUND
- Fixed: When the sound is changed while pedalling, the half/sustain pedalling did not always work correctly.

V1.11 (February 2012)
SOUND
- Improved: Reverb for drum kits.
- Fixed: Noise that could occur with certain combinations of effects.

USB
- Fixed: Folders stored on a USB memory device were limited to a maximum of 126 files.

V1.10 (October 2011)
SOUND
- Fixed: Strange sound (metallic, overdriven, monaural) was produced after power on in some cases.
- Fixed: Pressing/releasing Sostenuto pedal could truncate String Resonance sound.
- Improved: Touch curve for acoustic piano and electric piano sounds.
- Improved: Responsiveness of keyboard when a Tonewheel simulator sound is used exclusively (i.e. no other sounds).
- Improved: Added Hold pedal function for Tonewheel simulator sounds.
- Improved: Added Fine Tune parameter for Tonewheel simulator sounds.
- Improved: Added Zone Transpose parameter for Tonewheel simulator sounds.
- Improved: Added Velocity Switch parameter for Tonewheel simulator sounds.
- Improved: Added ability to adjust Tonewheel simulator drawbars using Zone faders.
* Zone1 fader controls the selected drawbar (shown by a cursor), Zone2 fader controls the following 3 drawbars.

SETUP
- Improved: Metronome settings are now stored to POWERON/SETUP.
- Improved: Damper setting for organ sounds (drawbar, church) set to Hold (not Sustain).

MIDI
- Fixed: String/Damper resonance did not work with Receive Mode=Multi and RcvCh=Zone1~4 in some cases.
- Fixed: Tonewheel simulator received Program Change when Receive Mode=Multi and RcvCh=On, causing strange sounds.
- Fixed: Channel 10 was not reserved for drums when Receive Mode=Multi.

DISPLAY
- Fixed: Some display/operation bugs.
- Improved: Transpose screen is held for a few more seconds.

MENU
- Fixed: Voicing parameter.
- Fixed: FSW parameter when FootSWCC#=SW.
- Improved Added AFT (for external section) to Modulation wheel, EXP, or assignable knobs.
- Improved Added Rotary Slow/Fast to Modulation wheel or FSW.
- Improved Added AMP simulator On/Off to Modulation wheel, FSW, or EXP.
- Improved: SOUND mode’s panel settings return to POWERON state after edited settings are stored to SETUP.
- Improved: Added ability to press and hold either MENU button to cycle through pages.

SYSTEM
- Fixed: Receive mode changed each zone's INT/EXT panel setting.
- Fixed: Program Change Mode was not memorised automatically
- Fixed: User Temperament did not adjust the pitch of note ‘A’.
- Fixed: RESET ALL function did not erase the recorder data.
- Improved: Added ‘Omni On’ option to Receive Mode.
- Improved: Added ‘Plybck’ option (Start/Stop recorder) to FootSW Mode.
- Improved: Added ‘ Metro.’ option (Start/Stop metronome) to FootSW Mode.
- Improved: Added ability to reset values by pressing both VALUE buttons simultaneously.

USB
- Fixed: Pitch bend events were omitted when saving a song.
- Fixed: Drum track conversion could fail after repeated load/save operations.
- Improved: Added ‘One Sound’ function to LOAD/SAVE/RENAME/DELETE menus.
- Improved: Added ‘One Setup’ function to LOAD/SAVE/RENAME/DELETE menus.
- Improved: File lister operation unified with the Recorder menu operation.

RECORDER
- Fixed: A-B repeat function did not work when attempting to repeat from start to end of song.
- Fixed: Damper pedal and pitch bend events were not recorded correctly.
- Fixed: Drum rhythm KIT number was not be memorised when recording a drum part.
- Fixed: Overwriting a recorder part with a Tonewheel simulator sound would not erase the old part correctly.
- Fixed: Sostenuto pedal events were not recorded correctly in some cases.
- Fixed: Modulation wheel events recorded even when Modulation = Off in Menu.
- Fixed: Metronome did not stop counting when Recorder was in standby mode.
- Fixed: Play button LED did not turn off after the erase operation had performed.
- Fixed: All Song Erase function did not clear Song #10.
- Improved: Added ‘Song Transpose’ and ‘Song Memory’ to Recorder menu.
- Improved: Added SMF player (play SMF songs directly from USB, without loading into recorder memory)
- Improved: Added ‘Song Volume’, ‘Song Transpose’, and ‘Minus One Part’ to SMF player menu.
- Improved: File lister operation unified with the USB menu operation.

MISC
- Improved: Exit button operation in some modes.

V1.01 (October 2010)
- First production version.


These software updates and update instructions (with full chagelogs) can be downloaded directly from the Kawai Global website at www.kawai-global.com/support/updates .

MP10 and MP6 owners are encouraged to update their instruments to use this latest (final?) software version. We also recommend that users backup any custom settings, SOUNDs, SETUPs, etc. before applying the update.

Note that Kawai software updates are cumulative, i.e. this latest update includes the fixes and improvements provided with all previous versions.

Once again, our thanks to all MP users for - past and present!

Cheers,
James
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