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disting EX firmware announcement thread

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This thread is where new firmware for the disting EX will be announced.

Please post comments, requests etc. as new threads.
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28/4/2020 - v1.1

* Added the 'Gate offset' parameter to the SD Multisample algorithm.
* Fixed audio corruption while loading presets from the MicroSD card.
* Fixed a problem where the sample folder would be scanned twice when switching presets in the SD Multisample or SD 6 Triggers algorithms.
* Fixed some problems with the sustain feature in the SD Multisample algorithm.
* Changed the WAV Recorder defaults to 48kHz/16 bit.
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I hope you don't mind me posting this os. I'm assuming it is okay to go ahead with this update?

7/5/2020 v1.1.1

* Incorporated disting mk4 firmware version 4.15 (so adding the Granular Pitch Shifter algorithm).
* Fixed a problem where WAV files containing lots of metadata would cause audio playback algorithms to take an extremely long time to scan folders.

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Yes it's fine.
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Does the current firmware release (1.1.1) include the "auto sampling" functionality? Thx!
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No, that's coming in 1.2.
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Thanks, look forward to trying it!

Would it be possible in the future to use Disting EX to "auto-sample" a live acoustic instrument?
Possibly by setting a threshold for the recording input and then a length for the recording time?
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Nice idea.
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Thanks and apologies as I just saw there is a "feature request" thread which I will copy this to.
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os wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 2:26 am No, that's coming in 1.2.
So THAT'S why I couldn't find anything in the manual about auto sampling. Loopop shows it off in his Disting EX video and I FREAKING WANT IT.
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homeslice1479 wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 12:50 pm I FREAKING WANT IT.
There's a beta knocking around somewhere here, if you can't wait for the official version :)
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22/5/2020 - v1.2

* Added support for up to 6 channel recordings in the WAV Recorder algorithm, and added a graphical display of SD card write pressure.
* Added the 'auto-sampler' to the WAV Recorder algorithm.
* Added support for microtonal scales (using Scala) to the SD Multisample algorithm.
* Added the 'Auto-change startup preset' and 'Auto-save when changing algorithm' settings.
* Increased the length of the filename displayed by the wavetable algorithms.
* Changed the default MIDI CC mapping for single algorithms to start at CC #7.
* Fixed problems with stuck or untriggerable notes in the SD Multisample algorithm, especially when chord mode was active.
* Fixed a problem where the Z knobs would not work in dual mode.
* Fixed a crash when entering any of the dual mode wavetable algorithms without wavetables on the SD card, and when entering the Programmable Quantizer algorithm without scales on the SD card.
* Fixed a problem where the display could become corrupt in the quantizer algorithms if the quantized input was changing too rapidly.
* Dual mode algorithms that send MIDI now correctly use the MIDI channel from the settings.
* Fixed a crash when a folder had more than the expected number of WAV files in it.
* Fixed a possible crash and SD card corruption when adding a new file to the card.
* Fixed a crash in the Wavetable Waveshaper algorithm when processing large input voltages.
* Fixed a crash in the Granular Pitch Shifter algorithm when the pitch was set very high.
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Thanks :tu:
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2/7/2020 - v1.3:

* Added the Looper algorithm.
* Added the Multi-Switch algorithm.
* Incorporated disting mk4 firmware version 4.16 (so adding the Chaos algorithm).
* Added a much more thorough i2c implementation.
* The SD 6 Triggers algorithm can now be triggered by MIDI notes.
* The SD 6 Triggers algorithm now emits end-of-sample triggers via an attached ES-5.
* Added the "Normalisation" parameter to the SD Multisample algorithm.
* The SD Multisample and SD 6 Triggers algorithms now set the relevant parameter maximums to reflect the number of folders/WAV files, improving usability of the R knob for selecting folders/files.
* The WAV Recorder now sends a MIDI note off if auto-sampling is cancelled.
* Improved the smoothness of gain changes when using the Dry and Effect gain parameters in the Augustus Loop algorithm.
* Added the "Default first CC" setting.
* Added a setting for how much the R knob needs to move to take over menu or parameter value changes.
* Improved the smoothness of the L & R knobs (in single mode).
* Wavetable algorithms can now load stereo or 24 bit WAVs (ignoring the right channel/low 8 bits).
* If a dual preset uses a Favourite, the algorithm name is now correctly shown when browsing presets.
* Fixed an issue where the preset name would not be loaded when loading a dual preset.
* Fixed an issue where the Z function would not be restored properly when loading a dual preset.
* Fixed an issue that could occur when both dual algorithms were audio playback algorithms.
* Fixed a crash when there were more than 100 wavetable folders.
* Fixed a rare display corruption issue.
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Somebody has been busy as usual.😁🙌🏻
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os wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:09 am * Improved the smoothness of gain changes when using the Dry and Effect gain parameters in the Augustus Loop algorithm.
Oh, thank you os - I shall look forward to having a play with that.
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31/7/2020 - v1.3.1:

* Significantly reduced aliasing distortion in the Wavetable VCO algorithm when generating high pitches.
* Added a graphical view of the current waveform for all wavetable-based algorithms.
* The Looper 'reverse' function now applies only to the targeted loop(s).
* Fixed a problem where the Looper would incorrectly load WAVs when operating in stereo.
* Fixed a problem where the Looper's pitch would fluctuate unexpectedly.
* Fixed a problem where the Quantizer 2 algorithm's pattern would not be preserved when saving/loading presets.
* Fixed a problem where the module would freeze when entering the MIDI Playback algorithms with no MIDI files on the SD card.
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os wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:27 am 31/7/2020 - v1.3.1:

* Significantly reduced aliasing distortion in the Wavetable VCO algorithm when generating high pitches.
* Added a graphical view of the current waveform for all wavetable-based algorithms.
* The Looper 'reverse' function now applies only to the targeted loop(s).
* Fixed a problem where the Looper would incorrectly load WAVs when operating in stereo.
* Fixed a problem where the Looper's pitch would fluctuate unexpectedly.
* Fixed a problem where the Quantizer 2 algorithm's pattern would not be preserved when saving/loading presets.
* Fixed a problem where the module would freeze when entering the MIDI Playback algorithms with no MIDI files on the SD card.
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The new wave visualisation feature is super rad!!!

Thanks a lot Os!!
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16/9/2020 - v1.4:

* Added the Dream Machine algorithm.
* Added the Filter Bank algorithm.
* Incorporated disting mk4 firmware version 4.17 (so adding the Rotary and Clock algorithms).
* Added the Looper 'Octave down' function.
* Added Looper-specific i2c messages.
* Added hysteresis to knob mappings to avoid jittery behaviour.
* Added settings to enable automatic switching of the current parameter to the one being changed by MIDI or i2c.
* All MIDI transmit channel settings can now be set to 'Off'.
* All single mode algorithms that respond to MIDI notes can now be set to ignore them.
* The dual mode Quantizer algorithm now uses the MIDI receive channel from the settings.
* Reduced the default fadeOut setting for the SD 6 Triggers algorithm (to reduce trigger latency).
* Fixed a problem where changing loop gains in the Looper algorithm could result in zipper noise.
* Fixed a problem where parameters changed by i2c would not immediately take effect.
* Fixed a problem in the SD Multisample algorithm where voice allocation could produce unexpected results when using multiple CV/gate inputs.
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Amazing! Thanks, os!
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2/11/2020 - v1.5:

* Added the Dual VCO algorithm.
* Added quick access to dual mode help text, and added a single screen input/output summary for all dual algorithms.
* Added the auto-save feature.
* Added support for 'smpl' chunks in WAV files to define loop points.
* Added graphical visualisation to the Shift Register Random algorithms.
* Added the 'FM Range' parameter to the Dream Machine algorithm.
* Added support for changing presets via MIDI Program Change, and for changing algorithms via Program Change or CC messages.
* Added support for forwarding incoming MIDI from the breakout to the Select Bus.
* Added the 'oct->semi' quantization mode to the Matrix Mixer algorithm.
* The SD Multisample & SD 6 Triggers algorithms now support up to 1000 folders.
* The SD Multisample algorithm's 'Input mode' parameter can now be set to zero.
* Increased the Four Quadrant Multiplier algorithm's maximum scale factor to 16.
* The 'Z Mode' parameter of the CV To MIDI algorithm now goes up to 127.
* Fixed an issue in the SD 6 Triggers algorithm where disabled voices could still be triggered by MIDI.
* Fixed a problem where the module would hang when parsing WAV filename flags with two digits (e.g. '_RR10' for round robin).
* Fixed a problem in the Shift Register Random CVs & Shift Register Random Quantized CVs algorithms where setting the length to 32 and direction to 1 would produce the wrong result.
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I LOVE the auto-save feature. And the quick access help is really awesome. Thank you so much!
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15/12/2020 - v1.6:

* Added the Poly Wavetable algorithm.
* Added the 24dB/oct VCF algorithm.
* The Side-chain Compressor and Mono Compressor algorithms can now mix the side-chain signal into the outputs.
* Increased the range of the offset and attenuverter parameters of the Shift Register Random CVs and Shift Register Random Quantized CVs algorithms.
* The 'Overdub fade' parameter of the Looper algorithm now goes down to –∞dB, effectively allowing 'replace' instead of 'overdub'.
* Added the 'Lock range' parameter to the Looper algorithm.
* It is now possible retrigger loops in the Looper algorithm without first pausing them.
* Added a 'Transpose limit' setting for the SD Multisample algorithm.
* Added 'MIDI learn' for setting up MIDI mappings.
* Added a SysEx interface to parameter discovery and editing, allowing remote preset editing over MIDI.
* Added a 'Chromatic' scale type for the SD Multisample algorithm and fixed the 'Natural Minor' scale so playing notes actually in the scale produces the correct result.
* A preset can now store the index of a mapping to load automatically when the preset is loaded.
* The 'Show MIDI history' display now shows all messages (was previously blank for clock etc.).
* When selecting dual mode parameters via encoder push-hold-turn, the display now remains in zoom mode as long as the encoder is held.
* Fixed a bug in the Wavetable VCO, Dual VCO, Pulsar VCO, and Dream Machine algorithms which would cause unpleasant aliasing distortion, especially at high pitches.
* Fixed a possible crash when switching from dual to single mode.
* Fixed a bug in the MIDI File Playback algorithms which could corrupt playback of files over a certain size.
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Thanks for the auto learn midi Os,

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