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Firmware V1.16
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I'm happy again to finally present you a new Firmware release V1.16 with many new features, improvements and some fixes.
This time it took a bit longer because they were some big functions added which took many hours of development and some refactoring. Also the testphase was quite long because of the many new features. Anyway here we are and i'm very excited!

Some important information before you update:
- make a backup of your SD Card and especially of your projects 
- Old Projects from V1.14 and older can simply be loaded with the new version but keep in mind, once saved with the V1.16 version they can't be loaded anymore with an older version (in case you need to rollback for some reason. You can downgrade always to your older version if needed)
- Even though i mentioned that the V1.16 Release Candidate shouldn't be used productive and that i can't fully guarantee that projects are compatible with the release version, i know some of you already use it productive. Be aware that i can't guarantee that these versions can be loaded with the new release.
However, in most cases except for the early release candidates it is possible to re-use the projects. In case that you got this Mega Project which is really important to you but you can't load it anymore, i offer a conversion of your project files!!

Here is a list of all the changings, in case you didn't check the Release Candidates yet:
  • Added: Automations. 8 Automation slots with the modulation matrix to output the automators to several internal and external functions.
    Current Automators:    LFO, CV inputs. LFO automator with the following settings: Speed, Offset, Invert, Clock, Range, Waveform (Sinus, Triangle, Sawtooth, White and pinknoise), Bitrate, Phase. All automator settings can be manipulated from the FX column of a track. Also, several LFO settings can be manipulated by another automator slot: Speed, Range and Reset. The CV input automator got no settings yet (for next version). Automator destinations: Track 1..6: CV, MOD, Trigger Length (overrules the next trigger in length), Trigger Delay (overrules the next trigger delayed gate function), FX1..FX4 Overrule (overrules the next FX values), CV/MOD Glide+Steps, All probabilities, Step Overrule (experimental). Sample tracks 7,8: Pitch, Volume, Bitcrush, Distortion, Sample position, FX Overrule, All probabilities, Step overrule (experimental)
  • Change: Trigger column overrules the auto-gating from notes. So if a note is filled in and a trigger (from trigger column) at the same step, then the trigger got high priority
  • Added: Next Random FX overrule in FX column. The next FX value from destinations (0 = random fx column, 1..4 = FX 1..4) will be overruled by a random value.
  • Added: Old projects from versions older than 1.16 can be loaded
  • Added: time in sample pattern screen
  • Added: Din-Sync24 output (for clock)
  • Added: Edit steps (change in setup screen). Cursor jumps automatically the amount of steps further when inserting a new value with SHIFT + CURSOR-UP in the pattern screen. Be aware that this can be confusing when you are used to insert values with SHIFT + CURSOR-UP. Inserting new values without the steps jumping can be done with SHIFT + CURSOR-RIGHT. You can disable this function to get back as it used to be if the editsteps are 0.
  • Added: OK button on the trigger column triggers the underlying trigger value
  • Added: Current running table is visible in the pattern screen.
  • Added: Table Stop command. Be aware, tables are not being stopped anymore by using a patch. Table stop is the value left of Table 00.
  • Added: All tracks play (SHIFT + START) from inside a pattern (same like on the sequencer screen)
  • Added: Simple Screensaver. (Enable in Setup Screen. 0 Seconds = Screensaver off)
  • Fix: BRK in sample tracks works now as suppose to be in combination with probability
  • Added: PAGE UP/DOWN in patch screen
  • Added: Clone patch with SHIFT + OK on a current patch
  • Added: Setting (setup screen) to automatically add also a trigger in the trigger column when inserting a note.
  • Added: Sample offset FX
  • Added: Note Prelisten when pressing OK on note (works also with SHIFT + CURSOR-UP/DOWN + OK)
  • Added: Note insertion (note scale) on MOD column. Fast switch by using OK on the mod column swaps between 000, 800, C-0, C-4, C-8.
  • Added: Screen wrap-around (enable in setup screen). Cursor swaps back to the begin/end of the screen up/down/left/right.
  • Added: Setup function: Reset all values/settings on song stop.
  • Added: Highlight rows. The row highlighting from the pattern screen can be changed in the setup screen (eg, 4 = every 4th row is highlightened)
  • Added: Special FX command with multiple functions: Stop track after pattern ready, Stop track directly, Stop Song, Set/Reset clock output, Pulse clock output, Set/reset RESET output, Pulse Reset output, Reset all track current values, Reset all current values, Goto random position, Resync track, Resync All.
  • Added: Modwheel input for live manipulation through MIDI (for MOD)
  • Fix: Mute didn't affect the FX column well
  • Added: Nerd Menu: Reset current Track values, Reset All current values, Resync Track, Resync All
  • Added: Pattern Names. You can give each pattern a name now. (Add name in Nerd Menu on the pattern screen)
  • Fix: Screen edit / key input inconsistencies
  • Added: Trigger function 'FD' will toggle the trigger.
  • Updated: Many small updates and fixes in the screens and background to get a smoother usability feeling and higher performance. Screen change is now much snappier. Removed many mini-glitches.
  • Fix: Basenote didn't reset when a pattern/track was stopped manually

I also updated the Manual but it is still a draft as i will release a re-worked manual soon.

To update the Firmware, put the firmware file (possibly right mouse/ save as) into the firmware folder on the SD-Card (after doing a backup) and on power up (or reset) hold these buttons: SHIFT + COPY + CURSOR_UP until the NerdSEQ enters the Firmware upgrade mode. If it starts booting into the NerdSEQ normally, try again. If it says it couldn't find the SD-Card or any other error: Keep holding the buttons, it will work the next time for sure.
Follow the instructions on the screen to update to V1.16

There you are, check if you want to enable/disable of the new functions in the Setup Screen.

Of course, if you got a gig this weekend, wait until monday before doing the update  Big Grin 
The firmware is also on the Website, in case you don't want to register to the forum.

Heart    Now get it, have fun and spread the word!!!    Heart 

Peace!

(One last disclaimer: Even though this version was going through a long test period by me and you, i can't guarantee that they are no hidden bugs somehow. If, then i try to fix them as soon as possible of course)


Attached Files
.pdf   nerdseq_manual_1_0_2.pdf (Size: 2,08 MB / Downloads: 63)
.hex   nerdseq.hex (Size: 2,23 MB / Downloads: 60)
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#2
Ohhhhh yes! Big Grin
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#3
Nice one Thomas!
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#4
I what versions is that one?i work on 1.16 rcs..i try to upgrade but i'can't ,after push button combination nerd seq say drive handle invalid..and reboot on rcs version..can you help me!...
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(09-17-2018, 03:24 PM)persi74 Wrote: I what versions is that one?i work on 1.16 rcs..i try to upgrade but i'can't ,after push button combination nerd seq say drive handle invalid..and reboot on rcs version..can you help me!...


Quote:If it says it couldn't find the SD-Card: Keep holding the buttons, it will work the next time for sure.
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(09-17-2018, 03:33 PM)XORadmin Wrote:
(09-17-2018, 03:24 PM)persi74 Wrote: I what versions is that one?i work on 1.16 rcs..i try to upgrade but i'can't ,after push button combination nerd seq say drive handle invalid..and reboot on rcs version..can you help me!...


Quote:If it says it couldn't find the SD-Card: Keep holding the buttons, it will work the next time for sure.

Yes now after try a couple of times is working...all the best!
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#7
I have a problem w/the firmware update I have tried 8 or 9 times always the same result. I power down hold the buttons power up boom instant download wait till it ends hit shift get 2 white flashes then the cherries and still says version 1.4 I'm at a loss?
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(09-19-2018, 09:34 PM)mortimore Sneed Wrote: I have a problem w/the firmware update I have tried 8 or 9 times always the same result. I power down hold the buttons power up boom instant download wait till it ends hit shift get 2 white flashes then the cherries and still says version 1.4 I'm at a loss?

Did you put the new Firmware into the 'firmware' folder of the card?

Do you hold the correct buttons like with or before power on? SHIFT + COPY + CURSOR UP... it must enter the Bootloader mode.
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Just a overview of reported issues until now. I will wait some more days until i will release a fixed version as these are minor problems that have mostly been in the older versions already.

- Sequencer doesn't stop (if started) when loading or saving a project. This can lead to a crash if a sequence is playing that is not available in the new project. (I thought it would stop, but i might have lost it when i introduced the new file browser...got to search deeply in subversion...)
- Sequencer can crash or in best case show some weird characters if the global transpose is being set and the lowest playing note + the transpose is lower than C-0 or the highest plaing note + the transpose is higher than C-10. Only happens in the sequencer screen and has been there since forever.
- When browsing in the FX of the automator slots in the pattern screen. Automator slot values are overwritten if the sequencer passes these values. I will change the editing a bit so that can't happen anymore.
- when you are in the sample load screen and choose to delete a sample (SHIFT+Delete) but you are not on a sample but on the Abort row it crashes.
- a little add on for the midi input, 'Clear all sounds' ( Midi CC $78 ) added which releases hanging notes if an external sequencer didn't send the note-off correctly.

Lets see if more oddities show up....
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(09-19-2018, 09:46 PM)XORadmin Wrote:
(09-19-2018, 09:34 PM)mortimore Sneed Wrote: I have a problem w/the firmware update I have tried 8 or 9 times always the same result. I power down hold the buttons power up boom instant download wait till it ends hit shift get 2 white flashes then the cherries and still says version 1.4 I'm at a loss?

Did you put the new Firmware into the 'firmware' folder of the card?

Do you hold the correct buttons like with or before power on? SHIFT + COPY + CURSOR UP... it must enter the Bootloader mode.
First off let me answer your questions yes the .Hex file was in the firmware folder. But today I checked the folder and it appeared  to be empty so I put a  .Hex  file in it and it then showed 2 pages but still showed 2.22 in the folder. But today instead of the download blue box I get a red box and it says 
"Drive handle invalid try again"  and yes I am hollding the three buttons down shift +copy+ cursor up  on power. What can I say its beyond me.
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