Wow... what a disappointment. Like everyone else in this thread, I can't get the MIDIControlCenter app to either sync with or update my Beatstep.
A couple of points that are probably worth pointing out:
- I'm running a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Mac Mini with OS 10.9.4 and 4 GBs of RAM
- The MCC app seems to recognize that the device is plugged in, because the Memories slots, Sync, and Firmware Revision buttons all "light up" when it is plugged in.
- I've gone through multiple attempts to get this firmware upgraded, including rebooting my computer, trying alternate ports, unplugging any other Midi gear I have that is plugged in and might be interfering, etc. I've followed all or most of the steps outlined elsewhere in this thread and other threads linked from here.
When I unplug and plug the Beatstep in, it does not go into upgrade mode automatically. It runs through it's usual "pads light up in sequence" light show and then all the lights go dark except for the Cntrl/Seq button, which lights red.
When I force firmware upgrade mode by holding both the stop and start buttons it skips the pad lighting sequence and all the buttons on the left EXCEPT for the stop button, light up (White = Play, Red = Cntrl/Seq and Store, Blue = Ext Sync, Recall, Shift, and Chan... Stop is not lit).
In Apple's Audio MIDI Setup app (Utilities) the Beatstep does not show up automatically. If I click "Add Device" I get a generic "new external device" that doesn't seem to be tied to the Beatstep in any way. When I click "Test Setup" I get a tone when I press the pads on the BS, but I get the same text tones when I press keys on another device that isn't listed in my window as well.
Those of you who have updated Firmware via another computer... does it allow you to sync on your computer that wasn't recognizing your Beatstep once it has been updated?
Sorry for the rambling post. I wanted to provide as much information as I could. Any help or resources anyone can provide would be appreciated. I feel like once I can get this thing going, I'll be really happy with it.