How to Update Your Missing Link’s Software

Note: You will have to have your Missing Link connected to a WiFi network that has access to the Internet so it can download the update from our Circuit Happy server.

  1. Boot up and wait for your Missing Link to connect to your WiFi network.
  2. Open a web browser and go to your Missing Link’s Control Panel web page. The URL will be something like this: http://missinglink-xxxx.local/
  3. Click on the “Update Missing Link Software” button
  4. Click the “Check For and Install Update” button. A small spinning icon will appear next to the button to show you it is working on downloading and installing the update. Once the update is installed The Missing Link will automatically reboot. Once it is booted back up, The Missing Link will be running the new software version.

A Note About Updating from v1.07 to newer versions

If your Missing Link software version is at version 1.07 then there’s an extra step you will need to do to make sure your whole system is updated to the latest version. Don’t worry, it’s easy!

Once you’ve run the Software Update once, let the Missing Link boot back up and then re-run the Software Update a second time.

You might notice that your Missing Link shows the System Software version as “unknown”. Once you update the software a second time this will display the correct version (currently v1.1). Future updates should only have to run one time to get all of the update. Sorry about that!

v1.1 Release Notes

DIN Sync Support

A new menu item is available called RESET MODE. This menu has three options:

  • Pulse This is the normal Reset output behavior. A short pulse right before the start of a new loop.
  • DIN1 In this option, PPQN is automatically set to 24 and the Reset output will go “high” while the clock is playing.
  • DIN2 In this option PPQN is automatically set to 24 and the Reset output is high while the clock is playing, except for a short period just before the start of the next loop. It is the inverse of the Pulse option.

Note: You will also need a way to translate the Clock and Reset outputs of the Missing Link to a 5-pin DIN connector. If you are handy with a soldering iron, Reset goes to Pin 1 and Clock goes to Pin 3 of a DIN connector. I am planning to sell a small adapter I designed to connect a DIN cable to the two 1/8″ patch cables. Email me if you are interested in trying one out.

Note #2: Although the DIN modes set the PPQN to 24, you can then set the PPQN to any value you wish afterwards.

Link 3.0 Support

The major feature in Link 3.0 is Start/Stop Sync. This feature allows one Link peer to control the starting and stopping of another Link peer. Press the encoder button until you reach SYNC START/STOP. There are two options:

  • OFF: Your Missing Link will only start or stop via the Play button
  • ON: Your Missing Link will start or stop via any Link 3 peer that also has Start/Stop Sync enabled.

Delay Compensation

A new menu item named OFFSET allows you to adjust the time alignment of The Missing Link to your other gear. It works very similar to the Track Delay setting in Ableton Live. The value is in milliseconds.

A More Musical Stopping of the Clock

We have changed the behavior when you press the Play button while the clock is running. Normally this would stop the clock immediately. Now it will keep playing the clock until the end of the current loop. If you wish to stop the clock immediately, press the clock a second time.

Beta Codes!

We added a new feature to the Software Update page in The Missing Link Control Panel. If you are a beta tester I will give you a code that you enter in the box marked “beta codes”. When you click the “Check for and Install Update” button it will install the software keyed to that beta code. To get back to the non-beta software just delete the text in the Beta Codes box and click that Install Update button again.