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$Id: CHANGELOG.txt 878 2010-01-02 15:40:58Z tk $
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MIDIbox64E V2.2d
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   o mk_syx now part of the release package
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     (-> tools/mk_syx directory)
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   o added some meta handler examples
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     (-> meta_examples directory)
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MIDIbox64E V2.2c
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   o Update for MIOS V1.9g
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     No change in application itself.
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MIDIbox64E V2.2b
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   o Application can now be compiled for PIC18F4620 as well.
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     No change in application itself.
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MIDIbox64E V2.2
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   o a patch mode has been implemented which can be selected as an
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     alternative option to the common "bank" mode in main.asm
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     In patch mode, each BankStick contains only one bank
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     configuration (means: encoder/pot/button/label setup), but
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     128 snapshots! This allows you to prepare one configuration
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     for your MIDI gear, and to store/recall/morph up to 128 scenes.
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   o there are two new SysEx commands for storing/restoring patches
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   o patches and banks can be changed from external with a
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     "Program Change" command. The channels are specified in
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     main.asm. Default: Channel 16 - Banks; Channel 15: Patches
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   o some minor bugfixes and improvements
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MIDIbox64E V2.1
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   o three new SysEx commands have been implemented to simplify
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     the configuration data up- and download. It's a block
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     oriented format and therefore doesn't require delays between
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     every byte anymore. This means, that data uploads can
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     now also be realized without the use of MIDI-Ox so long the
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     SysEx tool allows to insert delays between every block
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     ("Delay after F7") - it should be 750 mS - thats the
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     same requirement like for MIOS uploads.
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     More infos can be found here:
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        http://www.uCApps.de/howto_tools_mbsyx.html
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   o the mk_syx.pl script has been updated to support the
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     new upload format. It can be downloaded from here:
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        http://www.uCApps.de/midibox/mk_syx.zip
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   o Bankswitching now significantly faster
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   o support for a datawheel (rotary encoder) as replacement for
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     the left/right button. To enable it, set DEFAULT_ENC_DATAWHEEL
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     to 0 - connect the rotary encoder to pin 4 and 5 of the first
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     DIN shift register, connect the exec button to pin 7 and
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     the snapshot button to pin 6
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   o experimental support for AIN/MF modules
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     Although MIDIbox64E has been designed for rotary encoders,
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     it can now also handle with up to 64 pots/faders or up to
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     8 motorfaders.
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     Pots and faders are mapped to the "encoder" entries 64-128.
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     Example: if group width is 16, and group 1 is selected,
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     encoders are using Entry 1-16, and pots are using entry 64-(number of pots)
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   o new hardware setup file for "MIDIbox NG"
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     -> setup_midibox_ng.asm
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     (8 encoders, 8 motorfaders, 8 touchsensors, 64 buttons)
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   o new hardware setup file for "MIDIbox SEQ"
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     -> setup_midibox_seq.asm
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     (16 encoders + 1 datawheel, 44 buttons)
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MIDIbox64E V2.0 - MIOS based version of MIDIbox16E
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   o the complete MIDIbox16E firmware has been ported to MIOS and is
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     now running on a PIC18F452. For new projects it's recommented
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     to switch to the PIC18F452 because of the higher flexibility,
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     but also the update of an existing MIDIbox to MIOS makes sense
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     due to the new features - just only the processor and the
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     crystal have to be changed.
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   o biggest improvement: MIDIbox64E can handle with up to
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     64 rotary encoders and LEDrings!
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   o all 128 virtual pos and 64 button entries stored in a bank can
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     be updated by incoming MIDI events
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   o the previous "subbank" mechanism which divided the 128 encoder
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     entries into 8 "banks within banks" has been renamed to "pages"
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     The width of a page is free definable. This means, that all
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     128 encoder entries can be controlled by MB64E with a single
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     encoder (low-cost solution) as well as with up to 64 encoders!
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   o Note that Serge's vmidibox16e editor (which has been developed
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     for the PIC16F version) can also interact with the new
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     implementation.
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     The transfer rate has to be set to a value less than 150, otherwise
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     the dump won't be received completely. This isn't a bug in MIOS, but
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     a problem related to the PIC18F which can only save 64 bytes at once
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     in the internal flash memory (the PIC16F saves 2 bytes (14 bit)
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     at once).
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   o Beside of the MIDI Learn function, MIDI events can now also be
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     edited directly
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   o Support for on-screen editing of pot lables and banknames
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   o up to 8 BankSticks can be handled by the firmware now (-> up to 64 banks)
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   o the DEFAULT_BANKSTICK_CS setting in main.asm allows you to
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     select a dedicated EEPROM for your application or disable
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     the BankStick support at all. This feature is especially
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     usefull when different applications are used with the MIDIbox
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   o banks can be copied
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   o A morphing function has been added which allows to fade smoothly
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     between two pot scenes: the current pot positions and the pot positions
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     saved in a snapshot (bank)
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   o Encoder events can now be triggered via Remote:
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        F0 00 00 7E 43 [d]9 00 [pot] [value] F7
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     ([d] = device number (0-7),
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      [pot] = pot number (0-63),
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      [value] = pot value (0-127)
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   o Button events (also menu buttons) can now be triggered via Remote:
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        F0 00 00 7E 43 [d]9 01 [button] [value] F7
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     ([d] = device number (0-7),
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      [button] = button number (0-63),
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      [value] = button value (0=pressed, 1=depressed)
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   o Special Functions can now be triggered via Remote:
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        F0 00 00 7E 43 [d]9 02 [sfbn] [sfbp] [value] F7
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      [sfbn] = special function number (0-127),
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      [sfbp] = special function parameter (0-127),
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      [value] = button value (0=pressed, 1=depressed)
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   o A software implemented MIDI Rx/Tx LED function has been integrated
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   o the MIDIbox64E tutorial has been updated (see http://www.ucapps.de)
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   o the LCD screen can now be centered for various displays, the
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     cursor positions have to be configured in main.asm
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     (search for DEFAULT_YOFFSET_LINE*)
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   o the predefined MIDI channels stored in the bank can now be
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     overwritten by a global channel
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   o various default setup_*.asm files are included in this
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     release which are preconfigured for the original
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     MIDIbox16E, MIDIbox NG and MIDIbox SID hardwares
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