Pigtronix Infinity Looper PC Application Update & Documentation

See below for the directions of the newly streamlined Infinity Looper update process for Windows along with comprehensive, picture laden, instructions on everything you ever wanted to know about updating your Pigtronix Infinity Looper Firmware and Application on Mac and PC

The Instructions can also be had in pdf form, located here.

***PLEASE NOTE*** – You DO NOT need to install old firmware updates to get complete functionality. Each firmware update we release contains all of the Infinity Looper features and enhancements to date.

Automatic Application Updates

Preparing Windows:
Previously, updating the application on Windows required users to download a new executable and place it in the “PC“ folder of the Infinity’s USB Drive. A new method has been developed that will allow for easier, self-repairing, and seamless updates. The following instructions must be followed to begin using the new method.

1. Power Up your Infinity and connect it to your computer using the included USB Cable. The Infinity will reboot into a USB Mode as indicated by the 7-Segment LEDs displaying a “U“
2. The Infinity will appear as a 67MB USB Flash Drive named “Infinity.“ Locate this on your computer:

Infinity Drive ScreenShot

3. Open your computer’s and navigate the Infinity’s Windows Application page: (http://Pigtronix.com/SPLapplication/PC)

Pigtronix Website App PC 1

4. Right-Click the “UpdateApplication.bat“ link and select your browser’s equivalent of “Save Link as…“ (Highlighted in the screen shot).

Pigtronix Website App PC 3

5. You will be presented with a dialog asking where you would like to save the “UpdateApplication.bat“ file. Navigate to the Infinity USB Drive and into the PC folder:
6. Save “UpdateApplication.bat“ into “Infinity/PC“

Updating Windows Application:
Once the “UpdateApplication.bat” file is in the PC folder of the Infinity updating the application is simple:

1. Power Up your Infinity and connect it to your computer using the included USB Cable. The Infinity will reboot into a USB Mode as indicated by the 7-Segment LEDs displaying a “U“
2. The Infinity will appear as a 67MB USB Flash Drive named “Infinity.“ Locate this on your computer and navigate to the PC Folder.
3. Double-click “UpdateApplication.bat“ This will run a program that downloads the newest list of application requirements and a new application.

Pigtronix Website App PC 5
The is cleaner and easier to use. The PC folder now shows three objects.

Pigtronix Website App PC 6
To Update the Application Double-click UpdateApplication.bat.

To Run the Application Right-click and select “Run as Administrator“

Updating Mac OSX Application:
To update the application on Mac OSX:

1. Open your computer’s web-browser and navigate to the Infinity’s Mac OSX Application page: (http://Pigtronix.com/SPLapplication/MAC)
2. Download “Pigtronix-Installer.pkg“ anywhere on your computer.
3. Once downloaded run “Pigtronix-Installer.pkg“
4. This will place the newest Mac OSX Pigtronix Infinity Application into your “Applications” folder, replacing an old one if necessary.

Updating Firmware

The most recently released firmware updates for the Infinity have added many game-changing features that required careful integration and many extensive modifications to the code. For this reason we’ve released numerous Beta firmwares; the update process during this time is slightly different than normal official releases.

The process of firmware updating requires copying the desired firmware into the Infinity’s “LOOPERFW“ folder, ensuring that it is named “fwupdate.dat“, and then power cycling the Infinity while holding “INPUT SPLIT.“ The application’s Automatic Firmware Updater does all of the steps involved in downloading and copying the firmware file into the “LOOPERFW” folder.

The first time that an Infinity is updated to a Beta Firmware, the Infinity must be Manually Updated as described below. Every subsequent update can use the “Load Beta“ function of the Automatic Firmware Update Tool.

Manual Firmware Update

1. Power Up your Infinity and connect it to your computer using the included USB Cable. The Infinity will reboot into a USB Mode as indicated by the 7-Segment LEDs displaying a “U“
2. The Infinity will appear as a 67MB USB Flash Drive named “Infinity.“ Locate this on your computer:

Infinity Drive ScreenShot

3. Open your computer’s web-browser and navigate to the Infinity firmware page (http://Pigtronix.com/SPLfirmware/2.0_BETA):

Pigtronix Website 5

4. Right-Click the “fwupdate.dat“ link and select your browser’s equivalent of “Save Link as…“ (Highlighted in the above screen shot).
5. You will be presented with a dialog asking where you would like to save the “fwupdate.dat“ file. Navigate to the Infinity USB Drive and into the LOOPERFW folder:

Pigtronix Website 7

5.1 First Left-Click on the “fwupdate.dat“ file (1) that is currently in the “LOOPERFW” folder.
5.2 Step 5.1 assigned the named “fwupdate.dat“ to the firmware update you’re about to save. Make sure that the name in the file name box (2) is exactly “fwupdate.dat“ If there are any other characters, such as parenthesis or numbers, repeat step 5.1.
5.3 Select “Save“ (3)
5.4 A dialog box like the one above will ask whether to replace the “fwupdate.dat“ file that is currently in the LOOPERFW folder. Select “Yes“

Firmware Update Replace

6. The Firmware update file should now correctly be located in the LOOPERFW folder of the Infinity’s USB Drive.
7. Eject the Infinity and disconnect the USB Cable.
8. Now Power-Cycle (Disconnect the Infinity’s Power cable and then connect it) while holding down the “INPUT SPLIT“ switch on the Infinity. The Infinity will reboot and begin to firmware update if new firmware has been correctly loaded into the LOOPERFW folder. While firmware updating it will display an “F“ on the 7-Segment LEDs.

DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER WHILE THE UNIT IS FIRMWARE UPDATING. When the firmware is finished updating you will see the familiar set of LEDs indicating that the Looper is booted and the Blank Canvas is selected.

Automatic Firmware Update
Once an Infinity has been updated to a Beta firmware, the Application’s Automatic Firmware Update Tool can be used.

1. Power Up your Infinity and connect it to your computer using the included USB Cable. The Infinity will reboot into a USB Mode as indicated by the 7-Segment LEDs displaying a “U“
2. Perform the necessary instructions to run the Infinity Application for your operating system as described in previous sections.
3. Once the application has successfully loaded select “Tools -> Update Firmware“ from the Menu Bar.

Update Firmware Menu 1
4. Check the “Load Beta“ check box and Left-Click the “Automatic“ button in section (2) of the image below. This will download the newest firmware, rename it, and place it in the Infinit’s “LOOPERFW” folder.

Update Firmware Menu 2

5. Now Power-Cycle (Disconnect the Infinity’s Power cable and then connect it) while holding down the “INPUT SPLIT“ switch on the Infinity. The Infinity will reboot and begin to firmware update if new firmware has been correctly loaded into the LOOPERFW folder. While firmware updating it will display an “F“ on the 7-Segment LEDs.
DO NOT DISCONNECT THE POWER WHILE THE UNIT IS FIRMWARE UPDATING. When the firmware is finished updating you will see the familiar set of LEDs indicating that the Looper is booted and the Blank Canvas is selected.