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HEADER 3 ChangeLog of MIDIbox64E
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<CENTER><H1>MIDIbox64E Change Log</H1></CENTER>
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<CENTER><H3>Last Release: V2.2d @ 2009-12-29</H3></CENTER>
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<LI><I>V2.2d</I>
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   <LI> mk_syx now part of the release package<BR>
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     (-&gt; tools/mk_syx directory)
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   <LI> added some meta handler examples<BR>
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     (-&gt; meta_examples directory)
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<LI><I>V2.2c</I>
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   <LI> Update for MIOS V1.9g<BR>
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     No change in application itself.
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<LI><I>V2.2b</I>
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   <LI> Application can now be compiled for PIC18F4620 as well.<BR>
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     No change in application itself.
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<LI><I>V2.2</I>
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   <LI> 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<BR>
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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.</LI>
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   <LI> there are two new SysEx commands for storing/restoring patches</LI>
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   <LI> 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 </LI>
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   <LI> some minor bugfixes and improvements</LI>
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<LI><I>V2.1</I>
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   <LI>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.<BR>
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     More infos can be found <A HREF="howto_tools_mbsyx.html">here</A>.</LI>
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   <LI>the mk_syx.pl script has been updated to support the
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     new upload format. It can be downloaded from <A HREF="midibox/mk_syx.zip">here</A>.</LI>
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   <LI> Bankswitching now significantly faster</LI>
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   <LI> 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 </LI>
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   <LI> experimental support for AIN/MF modules<BR>
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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.<BR>
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     Pots and faders are mapped to the "encoder" entries 64-128.
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     encoders are using Entry 1-16, and pots are using entry 64-(number of pots)</LI>
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   <LI> new hardware setup file for "MIDIbox NG"<BR>
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     -> setup_midibox_ng.asm<BR>
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     (8 encoders, 8 motorfaders, 8 touchsensors, 64 buttons)</LI>
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   <LI> new hardware setup file for "MIDIbox SEQ" <BR>
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     -> setup_midibox_seq.asm<BR>
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     (16 encoders + 1 datawheel, 44 buttons)</LI>
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<LI><I>V2.0 - MIOS based version - MIDIbox16E renamed to MIDIbox64E</I>
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   <LI> 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. </LI>
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   <LI> biggest improvement: MIDIbox64E can handle with up to
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     64 rotary encoders and LEDrings!</LI>
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   <LI> all 128 virtual pots and 64 button entries stored in a bank can
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     be updated by incoming MIDI events</LI>
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   <LI> 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!</LI>
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   <LI> 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.<BR>
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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). </LI>
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   <LI> Beside of the MIDI Learn function, MIDI events can now also be
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     edited directly</LI>
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   <LI> Support for on-screen editing of pot lables and banknames </LI>
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   <LI> up to 8 BankSticks can be handled by the firmware now (-> up to 64 banks) </LI>
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   <LI> 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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   <LI> banks can be copied </LI>
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   <LI> A morphing function has been added which allows to fade smoothly
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   <LI> Encoder events can now be triggered via Remote: <BR>
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        F0 00 00 7E 43 [d]9 00 [pot] [value] F7 <BR>
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   <LI> Button events (also menu buttons) can now be triggered via Remote: <BR>
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        F0 00 00 7E 43 [d]9 01 [button] [value] F7 <BR>
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      [value] = button value (0=pressed, 1=depressed) </LI>
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   <LI> Special Functions can now be triggered via Remote: <BR>
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        F0 00 00 7E 43 [d]9 02 [sfbn] [sfbp] [value] F7 <BR>
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      [sfbn] = special function number (0-127), <BR>
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      [value] = button value (0=pressed, 1=depressed) </LI>
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   <LI> A software implemented MIDI Rx/Tx LED function has been integrated </LI>
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   <LI> 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*)</LI>
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     overwritten by a global channel</LI>
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   <LI> various default setup_*.asm files are included in this
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<LI><I>V1.03</I>
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    <LI>Now support for 40 buttons and 32 LEDs like known from MIDIbox64</A>
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    <LI>Each encoder can be assigned to a "fast" or "slow" flag separately within the encoder configuration menu or via SysEx (see the updated <A HREF="midibox/mk_syx.zip">mk_syx</A> script).</A>
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    <LI>The new "Select Parameter" SFB allows to select parameters on-the-fly without bankchange. More details can be found in the <A HREF="midibox16e_tutorial.html">MIDIbox16E tutorial</A>.</LI>
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<LI><I>V1.02</I>
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    <LI>New SysEx command "Switch Bank" allows to change a bank via MIDI (see also <A HREF="midibox16e/midibox16e_sysex_implementation.txt">midibox16e_sysex_implementation.txt</A>). It will be used by one of the next releases of <A HREF="http://serge.ucapps.de" TARGET="_blank">Serge's editor</A> to access all banks via remote. The feature could also be usefull in conjunction with sequencer software like Logic Audio to switch to a bank depending on the selected Song, Window, VST PlugIn (as far as the software supports such an automization).</A>
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    <LI>New SysEx command "Partial Write" allows to write quickly into particular memory locations (see also <A HREF="midibox16e/midibox16e_sysex_implementation.txt">midibox16e_sysex_implementation.txt</A>). It's a feature especially for the editor.</A>
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    <LI>Note: a complete setup file for <A HREF="http://serge.ucapps.de/" TARGET="_blank">Serge's Editor</A> can now be found <A HREF="midibox/vmb16Epresets.ini">here</A>.</LI>
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<LI><I>V1.01</I>
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    <LI>Pin Assignments of Port C (Encoder Input, LED-rings output) have been changed to get the firmware compatible with the <A HREF="mbhp.html">MIDIbox Hardware Platform</A>.</LI>
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<LI><I>V1.00</I>
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    <LI>Rotary Encoder Handler with interpolator (double resolution)</LI>
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    <LI>8 internal banks</LI>
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    <LI>BankStick support (+4*8=32 banks with every BankStick)</LI>
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    <LI>support for 2*16 display</LI>
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    <LI>support for (optional) LED-Rings with up to 16*16 LEDs</LI>
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    <LI>4 customizable LED-Ring patterns in every bank</LI>
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    <LI>Different Display Modes</LI>
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    <LI>MIDI Learn Mode for every encoder</LI>
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    <LI>Meta Events allow you to define SysEx strings and more</LI>
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    <LI>min/max values for encoders</LI>
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    <LI>Sending absolute values: xx xx [from min to max]</LI>
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    <LI>Sending relative events: xx xx 40 +/- speed</LI>
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    <LI>Sending relative events: xx xx 00 +/- speed</LI>
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    <LI>Sending relative events: xx xx 40 +/- 1</LI>
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    <LI>Sending relative CC events: CC Inc/Dec xx</LI>
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