QL5 Firmware V5.10

Use this release notes to update CL/QL to V5.10. Please read the following instructions before updating.

Caution when updating

  • Use the "ql*_firm510.zip "(* is the model number) when updating.
  • Copy file "MQLP5_10.PGM" to the root directory of the USB flash drive. Follow the instructions on the update guide. You also need to update the Dante firmware. You can now update the Dante firmware for QL also by using the USB flash drive. This method allows you to update both the firmware and the "MQLP5_10.PGM" file together at the same time.
  • If the message "NAME SUB CPU is old" appears after updating to V5.10, copy "QL-MD103.BIN" file in QL*_firm510/NAME SUB (* is the model number) to the root directory of the USB flash drive. Follow the instructions on the update guide. This method allows you to update both the Dante firmware and the "MQLP5_10.PGM" files together at the same time.

*IMPORTANT NOTE*

Before copying files, delete all files with extension .PGM and .BIN if any exists in the root directory of the USB memory. Prior to V3.0, the CL and QL Series used different files when updating, but both files used the same name * "C-MD1.BIN." For this reason, an error may occur during update when the incorrect "C-MD1.BIN" file is used or left in the root directory.
Updating Dante firmware by using a USB flash drive takes approximately 20 minutes.

Please do not use the EEE function (*) of network switches in a Dante network.

Although power management should be negotiated automatically in switches that support EEE, some switches do not perform the negotiation properly. This may cause EEE to be enabled in Dante networks when it is not appropriate, resulting in poor synchronization performance and occasional dropouts.

Therefore we strongly recommend that:

  1. If you use managed switches, ensure that they allow EEE to be disabled. Make sure that EEE is disabled on all ports used for real-time Dante traffic.
  2. If you use unmanaged switches, make sure to not use network switches that support EEE.

* EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet) is a technology that reduces switch power consumption during periods of low network traffic. It is also known as Green Ethernet and IEEE802.3az.

Cautions for Dante Firmware

  • You need to update the Dante-MY16-AUD firmware to V3.3.9 or later before using the Dante-MY16-AUD with the QL series.
  • The Dante Firmware Update Manager since v1.4.16.6 for Windows does not support Windows XP. Please use Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10.
  • The Dante settings might not be properly initialized when the firmware is updated, which results in data inconsistency between the CL/QL console and the R series units. This might occur only when the Dante Latency was set to 0.25ms or 0.5ms. Therefore, after updating, it is recommended to briefly change the Latency to 1.0ms on the console with the Console ID #1, then restore the original setting again. This will remove the possibility data inconsistency between the console and the mounted R series units. However, Dante Controller will be needed to manually change the settings of R series units that are not mounted on the console with Console ID #1.

CL/QL/RIVAGE/R/Tio Series Editor/Firmware/R Remote Compatibility

Please make sure to use appropriate version of CL Editor or QL Editor which is compatible with your console firmware in reference to the following compatibility chart. Using an unsupported Editor/firmware combination may result in unexpected behavior.
The Firmware Set is a set of main (and sub) firmware of the device and the Dante firmware. The version of Firmware Set is the same as the version of the main firmware. Refer to the release note of each firmware about the details of the Firmware Set.

Compatibility List

New features in V5.10

  • Added supported devices for DANTE I/O DEVICE.
    Supported devices information
  • The amplifier (NEXO NXAMPmk2*) and Powered Speakers (Yamaha DZR-D series, DXS XLF-D series) can now be operated remotely.

* In order to operate the NXAMPmk2 remotely from the CL/QL series, the following settings are required.

  • Update the LOAD 4 _ 21 or later firmware on the NXAMPmk2.
  • Install the Default card (NXRM104) or the Dante card (NXDT104mk2) in the NXAMPmk2.

Improvements in V5.10

  • NOTE OFF was output when the scene was updated while a NOTE ON MIDI message assigned by the USER DEFINED Key was being output. This has been changed so that NOTE OFF is not output.
  • Corresponded to the hardware change of the Dante module due to some of the discontinued parts.

Fixed bugs in V5.10

  • Fixed the problem in which, when turning on the CL/QL console, Dante-supported I/O devices that are mounted in the console on the DEVICE MOUNT tab of the DANTE SETUP screen are infrequently not properly mounted online.

Fixed bugs in V5.01

  • Solved a problem in which the HA parameter of channel 1 of a device mounted on [#1] on the REMOTE HA ASSIGN screen would be reset to the initial value when one of the following I/O devices were mounted with the WITH RECALL parameter set to OFF on the REMOTE HA ASSIGN screen.
    • Tio1608-D
    • "RedNet 4", "RedNet MP8R" produced by Focusrite
    • "RMP-D8" produced by Rupert Neve Designs
  • Solved a problem in which the console would not receive MIDI messages if the faders and encoder knob were operated simultaneously while receiving MIDI Control Change or MIDI Parameter Change messages.

New features in V5.00

  • Added supported devices for DANTE I/O DEVICE.
  • Now supports the INDIVIDUAL FADE TIME function to set the fade time for each channel when recalling a Scene.
  • Added new “Portico 5045” (Primary Source Enhancer) Premium Rack device.

Improvements in V5.00

  • Changed the contrast setting for Channel Name Display to improve visibility. If it does not suit your environment, please adjust the contrast in the SETUP menu.

Fixed bugs in V5.00

  • Solved a problem in which the HA parameters of some INPUT channels assigned to R-Series (Rio/Ri/Rio-D2) return to current values of the R-Series when the power of the console is set to on, when a Scene is recalled, or when a file is loaded.
  • Solved problems in which, when multiple Rio3224-D2/Rio1608-D2 devices are mounted, HA operation will be delayed, and the “No Response from I/O DEVICE” error will occur.
  • Solved a problem in which, when a power-redundant error occurs in the Rio3224-D2/Rio1608-D2, the SYSTEM/SYNC error message on the CL/QL unit mounted to the Rio3224-D2/Rio1608-D2 is incorrectly displayed as “DANTE SETTING MISMATCH.”
  • Solved some minor problems.

Known issue

  • In firmware V4.00 or later, we found a problem in which CUE functions such as Specific CUE, Clear CUE and so on do not work correctly when MIDI Control Change is received. Operating Cue functions using CL/QL consoles output MIDI Control Change correctly.

    Temporary Workaround

    You can use MIDI Parameter Change to control the CUE functions.

    This problem will be fixed in the next version of firmware V5.10.
  • If Dante Virtual Soundcard (DVS) is patched to the QL series device using Dante Controller, the patching may not be recalled correctly when the QL series device is restarted. In such cases, patch the DVS again. In addition, when using a version of DVS for Windows that is older than v3.2.0, patches after CH41 cannot be performed from QL series consoles.
  • Loading of a file created by CL series version V1.15 or older will not include the mount information of Dante devices other than any connected R-series. It is the same when recalling a DANTE INPUT PATCH LIBRARY. Please reset MOUNT, PATCH, and DANTE INPUT PATCH Library data.

NOTICE

  • You can use the following amount of CL/QL/RIVAGE PM10/PM7/R Remote units to remotely control each device unit (listed at left).
    • RMio64-D/RSio64-D/Tio1608-D(V1.04 or later): Maximum of four CL/QL units, or six R Remote units.
    • Rio/Ri/Ro/Rio3224-D2/Rio1608-D2: Maximum of four CL/QL/RIVAGE PM10/PM7 units plus six separate computers operating R Remote.
  • You can connect maximum of ten iOS devices operating MonitorMix.
  • When setting up the latency in Dante Controller, and there is a discrepancy in latency with the transmit device or the receive device, the largest (slowest) latency setting becomes effective.
  • You need to assign Y###- (# is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)) to the head of the device label for CL/QL consoles to recognize the device as a SUPPORTED DEVICE.
    • An appropriate device label will be automatically assigned to a Dante-supported device manufactured by Yamaha by referring its device ID and so on. (You will still need to assign a device label manually to some of the products such as AIC128-D.)
    • Device labels need to be assigned manually to third-party products including Dante-MY16-AUD2.
    • Regarding wireless receivers manufactured by Shure, refer to their setup guide to set up properly.
    • Restriction of a device label
      • Y###-**********
      • # is a three-digit hexadecimal number containing the digits 0 - 9 and uppercase A - F (000 - FFF)
      • * indicates any desired character (alphabetical uppercase or lowercase, numerals, or - (hyphen) may be used) Up to 31 characters including the 'Y' are supported.
      • For the R-series, make sure that the ID indicated by Y###- is not duplicated by any other R-series unit, even if it is a different size.
  • Custom fader bank settings are not only included in user settings, but in scene data as well. The custom fader bank settings that are called up vary depending on the logged-in user, the type of the loaded data, and the version. Please note the following points:
    • If you load console data of the ALL type as Administrator, the custom fader bank settings for the saved Administrator are recalled. If you load ALL data as Guest or another user, the custom fader bank settings for the saved current scene are called up.
    • If you load ALL data that was saved in CL V1.70 or earlier, since scenes do not include custom fader bank settings, the custom fader bank settings for the current scene when the load was performed are applied to all scenes. Therefore, before loading ALL data, we recommend that you either change users to set the custom fader bank to the desired setting, or that you enable Recall Safe for the custom fader bank.
  • File Converter V5.0.0, compatible with CL firmware V2.xx, V3.xx, V4.xx and V5.xx and QL firmware V3.xx, V4.xx and V5.xx has been made available for use.

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