Viaflash

USB Firmware Flashing Tool 

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Mac: Copy Viaflash.app to a folder outside of the disk image and then run it from the new location on your computer. For now, you may need to install libusb with Homebrew.

Linux: Working on it, contact us for assistance.

WindowsEnsure that the correct USB drivers are installed. Then, unzip into your destination folder and run Viaflash.exe

1. Disconnect Via from eurorack power.

2. Disconnect the expander cable from the expander if installed (no need to disconnect the end connected to the digital board). Some USB hosts don't mind the expander, but some do.

3. Connect it to your computer with a micro-USB data cable while pressing the DFU button adjacent to the usb port. You can release the button once the connection has been made.

4. Click "Detect Via Module".  If successful the status bar located at the bottom will show you the serial number and currently installed firmware, and save presets if available.

If it's your first time flashing with a given Via and computer, and it has firmware installed, Viaflash will ask if you want to store the preset as a calibration preset.  If you got the module from Starling you want to do this.  It will allow your calibration data to persist across firmwares after reflashing.  You should only need to do this step once.  It's recommended (though not necessary) to use the same computer to reflash Via for this reason.

If this is a new DIY build with no firmware, the status bar will report an "option bytes error" which is expected in this case.

5. If connected to the internet, select the firmware from the list and click flash.  If you select "local firmware" from the drop-down menu, any local firmware you load will not save new or restore previous presets. 

6. If you want to restore the default presets, check the "Load Default Presets" button.  Otherwise if there is previous preset data stored it will display information about it on the lower status bar.  If there isn't, the default presets will be automatically loaded.

7. After the flashing has completed, disconnect the module from USB power, reconnect the expander cable, reinstall, and enjoy.  To reflash, the module needs to be unplugged and Viaflash must be restarted.