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SSL 2/2+ Firmware Updates

SSL USB Audio Firmware Updates

From time to time, firmware updates will become available for your SSL device. The following devices have their firmware updated via the SSL USB Audio Firmware Updater application:

  • BiG SiX
  • SSL 2 & SSL 2+
  • PURE DRIVE QUAD
  • PURE DRIVE OCTO

Important Notes

The version numbers below refer to the .zip package which includes the SSL USB Audio Firmware applications for Mac and Windows. Using the updater, you can bring your SSL USB audio device up to the latest firmware version, allowing you access to all the latest features and bug fixes.  Be aware the update procedure will display "please wait" and that process may take several minutes.

Important – On Windows systems, you must first ensure you have installed the latest version of SSL USB ASIO/WDM audio driver before attempting to install the latest firmware update. If you do not do this, the firmware updater may complain about missing .dll files.

Package History and Downloads

The package history below details the changes that have occurred with each version of the firmware updater app. It is recommended to run the latest version of firmware where possible to receive the benefit of all the improvements that have taken place.

V1.3

Update Package for Mac and Windows

Summary: Bug fixes for PURE DRIVE QUAD and OCTO.

PURE DRIVE QUAD and OCTO Firmware Version Number: V1.11 (UID: V29372)

  • USB descriptor Input Channel Name Strings appear correctly on MacOS.
  • USB Output Channel count corrected for Quad at x2 rates from 12 to 8.
  • Internal clock reporting as invalid on MacOS fixed.

V1.2

Downloads

Update Package for Mac and Windows

Summary: Loopback added for SSL 2 and SSL 2+

SSL 2/2+ Firmware Version Number: V1.10 (UID28584)

  • Loopback feature added

V1.1

Summary: Bug fixes for BiG SiX

BiG SiX Firmware: V1.18 (UID 27922) 

Downloads

Update Package for Mac and Windows

  • Adjusted DC-Blocking Filter to ADC channels to improve noise performance.
  • Resolved polarity inversion on ADC Chans 5-12.

 Update Instructions

Mac

  1. Ensure your SSL hardware device is powered on and connected to your computer via a USB cable. SSL 2/2+ users - please note - connecting using a USB-C to USB-C cable may not work and the update may fail. To guarantee a successful firmware update, please use a USB-A to USB-C cable. If your Mac only has USB C sockets, then a USB Hub that has a USB A connection will be needed – something like this.
  2. Download the SSLAudioFirmwareUpdater.zip package.
  3. Within the package locate and unzip the macOS.zip. Unzip it and launch the SslAudioFirmwareUpdater application found inside.
  4. The SSL device will automatically be detected and display its current firmware version in the application. If you have multiple SSL devices connected, select which one you want to update using the drop-down menu in the application.
  5. Select Update Device. The device will begin the update process.
  6. A ‘Device Firmware update complete’ message will appear. You can now close the window. Should the firmware update fail of be interrupted while in progress, power off the SSL device, relaunch the updater application then power on the console once more to re-attempt.
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The image above shows what the updater application looks like when updating BiG SiX for illustrative purposes. When updating the firmware of SSL 2/2+, PURE DRIVE etc it will look similar.

Windows

Important – you can only update one SSL device at a time. If you have multiple SSL devices, then disconnect all other units and update one at a time.

  1. Ensure you are running the latest version of SSL USB Audio Driver. Visit this FAQ to download and install the latest version.
  2. Ensure your SSL hardware device is powered on and connected to your computer via a USB cable.
  3. Download and extract the files from the SSLAudioFirmwareUpdater.zip package.
  4. Once extracted, locate and launch the SslUsbAudioDfu.exe file to open the updater application. If you are on a 32-bit operating system, this can be found in the x86 folder. If you are on a 64-bit operating system, this can be found in the x64 folder.
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  5. Once you've launched SslUsbAudioDfu.exe, the SSL device will automatically be detected and display its current firmware version, plus a message saying, ‘Ready for firmware update….’ in the main Upgrade window.
  6. Select Start to update. The Upgrade window terminal will display ‘Firmware upgrade finished successfully’ upon completion. Should the firmware update fail of be interrupted while in progress, power off the SSL device, relaunch the updater application then power on the console once more to re-attempt.
     

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The image above shows what the updater application looks like when updating BiG SiX for illustrative purposes. When updating the firmware of SSL 2/2+, PURE DRIVE etc it will look similar.