When your DCP is connected to your computer via USB, with the DCP Access Tool you can check your Cymbal Processor's software and hardware version numbers, check the Gen16 servers for available upgrades, upgrade your Cymbal Processor's firmware, and upload new cymbal and reverb DSP presets to it.
The Access Tool application can also display a variety of information about your Cymbal Processor such as its firmware and hardware versions, which may be important if you ever need to contact Gen16 Tech Support.
The Access Tool will automatically check for DCP firmware updates on launch if a DCP is connected and an internet connection is available. You can also check manually at any time by selecting "Check for Updates" in the Access Tool's "Help" menu. If updates are available, the Access Tool will guide you through the download and installation process.
- Macintosh OS X v10.4 (Tiger) or higher, Intel processor only
- Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Current Access Tool Version Available for Download: Version 3.2.0, Released June 29, 2013.
Access Tool Release Notes for Version 3.2.0:
Complete Version History
- Mac Version 3.2.0 Download
- PC Version 3.2.0 Download
Download the file below and open it with the Access Tool while the DCP is connected to your computer
The installation wizard will guide you through the update process.
Note: The last update firmware that the Access Tool will recognize through automatic updates is 2.1.3. Any updates after this need to be installed manually.
DCP Firmware 3.1.0
The presets in this update require DSP firmware 1.5.8 or higher. If your DSP firmware needs to be updated, the auto-upgrade system will notify you separately.
Access Tool 3.2.0 or later must be used to administer this update.
The update includes 10 presets and 13 reverbs designed for the Direct Source Pickups.
"Cym3" and "Cym4" contain crash tone shapes
"Cym5" contains china tone shapes
Changes since v2.1.3:
- DCP output is briefly muted when changing tone shapes
- AE Microphone Pickup tone shapes have been removed
- 10 improved presets for the Direct Source Pickups
DCP Firmware Updater Release Notes: View
DCP: 3.1.1 Click here for the updated Firmware