I bought what I thought was a version 1 MX49 this week at Guitar Center in Yonkers, NY. It was the only one in stock. The 2nd time I plugged my iPhone 6 (with the latest iOS update on it) it unlocked the FM Essentials app. I can use a lot more than the 10 presets on it, and I can save my own edits as presets for it too, on the phone.
I thought that only a version 2 MX49 (or 61) would unlock this.
There also seems to be no problem running 2-way MIDI and 2-way Audio between this awesome synth and my Macbook Pro laptop (mid-2011 model, running MacOSX 10.9.5 Mavericks, because that's the latest MacOS that Roger Linn's excellent Adrenalinn plug-in can handle) via a single USB cable.
Does this mean, that even though the sticker on the bottom says MX49 BK, it is, in fact, a version 2? edit: It has a white LCD screen, and under JOB/Version, it says Boot 1.01, Firm 1.00 ©2016.)
And while you're here with me, are there different flavors of version 2 - some with an update and some without, or???
After suggesting that this version 1 unit might be discounted, GC said their System nixed that, and made me pay the full retail price (still an AMAZING value!!!!!) for this 'version 1' - so I'm thinking of swapping it for an 'official' version 2 when Guitar Center gets them back in stock - it won't cost me a penny to do that within 45 days....BUT since this one is working as the version 2 is advertised to do, I'm wondering if that's a good idea.
Why mess with success?
Thank you for your help!