How to update Merish5 Software

VIA WI-FI or ETHERNET CABLE (available in version 1.1 and later versions)

1.Check for a new version
It’s necessary to connect Merish5 to the Internet (via WI-FI USB or cable), then you go to OPTIONS and then UTILITIES. If in the “SOFTWARE UPDATE” button appears the yellow symbol of the update, this means that new version is available

2.Update the Software
Go to OPTIONS then UTILITIES, click on “Software Update”. Merish5 automatically downloads and installs the new latest version.  Follow the instructions on the screen till the procedure is completed.

NOTE: Make sure you have no other files named “m5SysSw.upd” in the Download folder of your PC.

1. Check for a new version.
To check the system version number currently installed on your machine you just have to click on OPTIONS and then SYSTEM.
If you have 1.1 Software Version (or previous one) it is necessary to do the update.

– The update version of Merish5 firmware can be downloaded as a .upd file clicking on THIS LINK.
– Once the file has been downloaded copy it on a USB stick. -Remove USB stick from your PC. 3.Update the software on Merish5 
– Insert USB stick in one of USB ports of Merish5.
– Wait until Merish5 recognizes the USB (the USB button shall be shown in the SONGS window).
– Touch OPTIONS and then UTILITIES, then touch the UPDATE button in the SOFTWARE UPDATE area.
– Merish5 recognizes the new firmware and it starts the updating procedure that will take a few minutes.
– Follow the instructions at the end of the procedure (NOTE: at the end of the update procedure it is possible that Merish shows the “RESTART” button: in this case, please disconnect the USB stick, click on RESTART and when the Merish5 logo appears on the screen, just switch off and switch on again the machine).
– Wait for the Merish5 to start again, check the software version as indicated at point 1, in case the update has not been accomplished, please repeat the procedure.

New features in 1.4 Software Version:

Release date 27 Mar 2019

New video format available: MP4 , MOV e MKV.  Not supported video formats will be signaled on pressing PLAY button.
Empowerd MP3 compatibility and lyrics viewing.
Added features that increase/decrease the volume of single MIDI file with possibility to save it inside the song.
Empowered WiFi connection.
Rarely should happen a system freeze on Merish5 boot:  solved.
Solved issue on Melody Tracker “ function and other minor audio bugs on equalizer and master keyboard.
Solved issue on “Loop” function in Markers window.
Solved minor issues in “Songs Log” function.

New features in 1.3 Software Version:

Release date 21 Feb 2019

Empowered WiFi features and added function that delete the network corrently in use.
Changed user interface for MIDI EDIT.
Empowered graphic settings for chords over text visualizzation.
Now MP3+CDG e VIDEO can be shown in full screen.
Empowered compatibility with MIDI files , MP3 e MP3 + CDG.
MIC Mute (pressing 4secs the SMOOTH key). Press SMOOTH again to enable.
Empowered volume EFX Voices on MIC.
Empowered search with special national characters and list of the files with hundreds of songs in the folder.
Decrease time of boot for large archives.
Added eject button for USB stick and USB HDD
Solved issue on chord’s visualizzation if changed tonality.

New features in 1.2 Software Version:

Notification of a new software release on main page. Empowered compatibility with MP3, MP3-CDG and MIDI Files. New features in SEARCH function: – Capital letters lock. – Quick search via F7 key of a PC keyboard connected via USB port. – Research inside folders (holding search button for a few seconds). Correction of an issue in file management. Minor bugs correction

New features in 1.1 Software Version:

Empowered and improved communication with the internet, both via USB and Ethernet cable. MP3 text can be read in standard format and the procedure of import of CDG Files has been improved. Improved Microphone control, especially in preset save. Empowered Midi files compatibility. Melody Mute Led blinks when Half-Mute is selected. In Recording, when you use “Start On Rec” the recording starts and ends with the song. Corrections of some issues with

  • “GO-TO” MIDI files
  • Update procedure

With this release, following update mode are also enabled:


1. Download the software
NOTE: If you have Merish5 Manager installed , step 1 can be skipped.
– Update version of Merish5 Manager can be downloaded HERE for windows and HERE for Mac.
– Install the software and wait for the procedure to be accomplished.

2.Start transfer mode
– Turn on the Merish5.
– Connect Merish5 to the internet via WIFI or LAN from the page OPTIONSNEWTWORK and wait for Merish5 to recognize the connection and gives the Connected notification.
– Go back to main page, leaving the OPTIONS area.
– In the main page without any uploaded song , 3 buttons are showed in the Karaoke text section
– Touch the button on the left, TRANSFER.

3.Steps on Merish5 Manager
– Check that your PC is connected to the same network of your Merish5
– Open Merish5 Manager on your PC/MAC.
– Wait for the Merish5 Manager to recognize Merish5 and to open the page with the list of the files on PC (left) and on Merish (right)
– Click on Options button (Gear Icon) on the upper side of the page.
– A page with 4 buttons will be shown, click on central button “SYSTEM UPDATE OF YOUR MERISH”, an uploading window will be shown, wait until the procedure is accomplished
– Close Merish5 Manager at the end, go back to Merish5 and exit the file data transfer mode.

4.On Merish5
– Go to OPTIONSUTILITIES and in the Software Update area click on UPDATE.

1.Connection to the network
– Turn on Merish5.
– Connect Merish5 to WIFI or LAN in the OPTIONSNETWORK page and wait for the Merish5 to recognize the connection and to indicate connected status in notifications.

2. Software Update
– From OPTIONS area Touch the UTILITIES
– In Software Update touch Update button.
– Merish5 will check for available online update and if any is found it will show a window with request to proceed with updating.
– Touch YES and wait for the end of the procedure.
– Once the procedure is accomplished, switch off and on again the machine.