OAX 1.50-03 -DON’T Install It

If you haven’t installed OAX 1.50-03 yet – DON’T. Turns out after some more run time and feedback from both Ross and Jaap there are some issues with the “03” version.

It appears the default reverb settings have changed. Not a showstopper but not expected. This next one is a deal breaker:

If you load a sound file (wav or mp3) and play it, no problem. If you to load an OAX style afterwards it will show up as loaded, in the Style section of the screen, but rather than the selected style playing the wav or mp3 file starts again.  It requires a reboot of OAX before you can load a style.

I’m in the process of down-leveling back to 1.50-01 and will update this post once completed.

26 thoughts on “OAX 1.50-03 -DON’T Install It

  • 12/27/2017 at 09:45
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    Dear OAX friends, I have asked Wersi.net a question about the update OAX Software Version 1.50-03 which they offer on their website:

    Von: John Bijl [mailto:johnbijl@t-mobilethuis.nl]
    Gesendet: Sonntag, 24. Dezember 2017 11:13
    An: MUSIC STORE Wersi
    Betreff: OAX Software Version 1.50-03

    Sehr geehrter Herr Jasmin Pulo,

    Ich sehe auf verschiedenen Webseiten, das ein Fehler ist im Update OAX Software Version 1.50-03.
    ist das richtig?
    Siehe hier z.B.: http://wersiclubusa.com/oax/oax-1-50-03-dont-install-it/

    Oder kann ich das Update OAX Software Version 1.50-03 ohne Probleme und sicher installieren?

    Vielen Dank im Voraus für Ihre Antwort,

    John Bijl.

    The answer from MUSIC STORE Wersi:

    Sehr geehrter Herr Bijl,

    in der VERSION 1.50-03 gibt es den beschriebenen Fehler.

    Wenn Sie also oft abwechselnd mit Styles und Audio-Dateien spielen und das Ende der Audio-Datei nicht abwarten, sondern vorher schon auf einen Style umschalten, dann sollten Sie warten, bis eine neue Version der OAX-software erscheint.

    Gruß

    OAX Team.

    Translated into English this means:

    By: John Bijl [mailto: johnbijl@t-mobilethuis.nl]
    Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2017 11:13
    To: MUSIC STORE Wersi
    Re: OAX Software Version 1.50-03

    Dear Mr. Jasmin Pulo,

    I see on various websites that is a bug in the update OAX software version 1.50-03.
    Is that correct?
    See here for example: http://wersiclubusa.com/oax/oax-1-50-03-dont-install-it/

    Or can I install the update OAX software version 1.50-03 without problems and safely?

    Many thanks in advance for your reply,

    John Bijl

    The answer from MUSIC STORE Wersi:

    Dear Mr Bijl,

    in VERSION 1.50-03 there is the described error.

    So, if you often play alternately with styles and audio files and do not wait for the end of the audio file, but switch to a style first, you should wait until a new version of the OAX software appears.

    greeting

    OAX team.

    I asked the question to wersi.net, they asked the question again to MUSIC STORE Wersi, because I got the answer from MUSIC STORE Wersi.

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    • 12/19/2017 at 19:36
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      Ross, I dropped back to 1.50-01 based on the issues with switching between Styles and Audio files. That one is a showstopper for me.

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  • 12/18/2017 at 15:24
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    Just had a look on Wersi.net and the current download has changed to …….. 1.40

    One step forward and two steps back!

    Maybe they are preparing for something new?

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      • 12/19/2017 at 04:33
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        Yes, I check it every day for updates. Up to yesterday it was 1.50-03 then changed to 1.40 but the manuals were still showing version 10 for 1.50. But yes as you say, it’s backs to 1.50-03 now. Perhaps Wersi monitor this site and spotted there mistake.

        Geoff

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        • 12/19/2017 at 06:09
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          Well there was talk on the German Forum about a new version due before Christmas that would offer 3rd party sound import and a new EMC Style Convertor Option (Custom Wersi Edition) for more Yamaha Styles, as well as Roland & Ketron styles, so maybe one is immanent. (Interestingly there doesn’t seem to be any info about what went down at the Music Store Demo on Saturday either)

          Bill

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        • 12/20/2017 at 05:23
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          I figured this out. It’s the English language page which shows 1.40 The German language page shows 1.50-03

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          • 12/20/2017 at 07:02
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            Nice detective work Geoff. It would be nice if all of the sites posted the same / current level. Having said that I better go check. I don’t think I ever deleted the copies of 1.50-01 that I posted on this site for folks to download while we waited on the various Wersi sites to put “01” back online.

    • 11/14/2017 at 11:06
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      Thanks Bill, Curt,

      I am back working on 1.50-01 and funny enough all problems have gone away ( hopefully ).

      Regards,
      Derek…..

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  • 11/12/2017 at 05:35
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    Hi All,

    Have loaded new software and can’t find anything wrong with Reverbs. Hall 1 & 2 seem to be working as normal, lucky as I have lost my copy of old software and can’t find anywhere to load from as all sites updated to new one.
    Have not used MP3 / Audio yet so can’t make any comments. If anyone wants me to try anything out etc. on new software just ask..
    Also anyone know where I can download 1.50-01 if I need to go back? Have not reverted backwards before – what’s the correct way to do it if needed??

    Regards,
    Derek…..

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    • 11/12/2017 at 05:59
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      Hi All
      We have heard of one or two possible problems with the latest version, but does anyone know what the plus side and new additions of loading it is?? or is it just a bug fix?

      Ken

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    • 11/12/2017 at 06:20
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      Derek – I have a copy of “01” and can upload to this site if needed by anyone? May or may not be the correct way but I made a copy of the database first and then just did the standard install process of the 01 level – No problems encountered.

      Worst case would be to re-install “fresh” which would re-initialize the database meaning you would lose any user presets, sounds, etc.

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      • 11/12/2017 at 09:39
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        Curt,

        Will leave as 03 for now unless I have any problems. We then have an updated load to check anything if needed.

        Regards,
        Derek…

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    • 11/12/2017 at 07:41
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      Hi all,
      Having just purchased a pre-owned OAX 500LS from Allen’s Music UK, I am little wary of updating to 1.50.03 due to the recent comments on this site.The organ is currently on 1.50.01.Perhaps Derek,once you have tried the audio,midi,styles,you could post your findings,thanks.

      Regards to all
      Steve

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      • 11/15/2017 at 13:33
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        Hi Steve,

        Welcome to Wersi – Leave it on your existing software for the moment, I’ve just contacted Trevor at Allens Music to advise the same. Have converted mine back as I was having many problems and needed to keep reseting.

        Regards,
        Derek… PS Since reverting I have had no problems at all.

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        • 11/15/2017 at 14:19
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          Hi Derek

          Thanks for the welcome,and your advice

          Regards
          Steve

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  • 11/11/2017 at 06:07
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    The .exe file on Wersi.net shows as 500mb, but on Wersi-hochrhein.com it is 503mb. I wonder if there is a difference ?

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    • 11/11/2017 at 06:26
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      Out of interest the one I downloaded and installed was from the Hochrhein site. Suppose I could download from the “Wersi” site and give it another go? Which one did you install from?

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    • 11/11/2017 at 06:29
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      I downloaded both files and they are exactly the same size.

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  • 11/10/2017 at 13:07
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    I’m afraid that doesn’t do the trick Geoff. If I select a style trough one off the accompaniments buttons on the left, the style will start but the mp3 file will also start and they play together… 🙁

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  • 11/10/2017 at 10:55
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    No need to reboot OAX. If you use the accompaniment button the right to bring up the style list it will still be set to audio or midi. Select one of the style group buttons on the left and select a style from the list, which gets around the problem without a reboot.

    Geoff.

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    • 11/10/2017 at 12:10
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      Good to know Geoff. I didn’t see you comment until after I reverted back to 1.50.-01 otherwise I would have tried that.

      We are back at the “01” level and switching between audio / MIDI / styles works as expected without any reboots or workarounds.

      As for the question on changes to reverb – The default settings are the same and I can’t say it sounded any different to me than when as was running on “03”. Ross, you mentioned a large hall type reverb. Are you still thinking that is the case? I wasn’t smart enough to record a couple of sounds before and after to share — DarnIt!

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      • 11/10/2017 at 13:57
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        Hi Curt
        Reverb all sorted you have to change both Hall 1 and Hall 2 reverbs to get any effect.
        Maybe like the mixer Hall 1 for bottom speakers and Hall 2 for the tweeters?

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