Subversion Repositories svn.mios32

Rev

Rev 2301 | Rev 2318 | Go to most recent revision | Details | Compare with Previous | Last modification | View Log | RSS feed

Rev Author Line No. Line
719 tk 1
$Id: CHANGELOG.txt 2308 2016-02-14 19:30:07Z tk $
2
 
3
Wishlist for future features
4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
5
 
6
-> see bottom of this document
7
 
1877 tk 8
 
2274 tk 9
MIDIboxSEQ V4.091
10
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
11
 
12
   o new parameter type "Chord2" provides an alternative set of 32 chords
13
 
2275 tk 14
   o CPU load display has been re-adjusted for LPC17 and STM32F4
2274 tk 15
 
2294 tk 16
   o hwcfg/wilba*/MBSEQ_HW.V4: default F1-F4 assignments changed to:
17
     F1: Bookmark, F2: Record, F3: Tap Tempo, F4: Save All
2275 tk 18
 
2308 tk 19
   o MBSEQ_HW.V4: added new button/LED functions: FX, MOVE, SCROLL
2294 tk 20
 
2301 tk 21
   o MBSEQ_HW.V4: added new LED_MEASURE function which will activate a LED
22
     when the first step of the measure is played.
23
 
2294 tk 24
   o CC Parameter layer label now prints "#<number>" instead of "CC"
25
 
26
   o Jam page: AStart now starts to record into first step (as intended)
27
 
28
   o New option page item #10 "Initial Gate Trigger Layer"
29
     (empty or trigger on each 4th step)
30
 
31
 
2216 tk 32
MIDIboxSEQ V4.090
33
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
34
 
35
   o Fx->Scale page: the configured scale is now displayed at the right
36
     half of the page
37
 
2217 tk 38
   o Track duplication now also possible with COPY+PASTE in UTILITY page
2216 tk 39
 
2250 tk 40
   o Track selections (Parameter/Trigger Layer, instrument, step view)
41
     can now be handled individually for each track.
42
     This function can be enabled in the UTILITY->Opt menu (item #9/16)
43
 
44
   o added BLM fader configuration to UTILITY->Opt menu (item #14/16)
2227 tk 45
     Up to 8 faders can be connected to the BLM16x16+X
46
     They can send a CC value either to a statically assigned Port/Chn, or to
47
     the Port/Chn defined by the track.
2229 tk 48
 
2228 tk 49
     Optionally value can be sent with inverted polarity (turn encoder beyond CC#127).
2229 tk 50
 
2228 tk 51
     Additional (internal) functions can be added in future.
2217 tk 52
 
2250 tk 53
   o BLM in keyboard mode: transpose only takes place if track not in normal
54
     (no transpose) mode!
2227 tk 55
 
2250 tk 56
   o if a track plays a sustained note, and doesn't play a step anymore
57
     (all gates cleared), the sustain will be cancled now
2229 tk 58
 
2250 tk 59
   o improved Auto Start in Jam page
2230 tk 60
 
2250 tk 61
   o Jam recording options are now stored/restored in/from session
62
     configuration file
63
 
64
   o SONG button has now the same function like the SELECT button: it shows
65
     a configuration page. This makes it more consistent to the EDIT button.
66
     In future, the SELECT button might get a new function in SONG page.
67
 
68
   o Song mode: if Steps per Measure < Steps for Pattern synchronisation, the
69
     song sequencer will already switch to the next pattern with the next measure.
70
 
71
 
2176 tk 72
MIDIboxSEQ V4.089
73
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
74
 
75
   o added DIN testmode which can be enabled from the MIOS terminal with the
76
     "set din_testmode on" command to display button and encoder movements.
77
 
2188 tk 78
   o added "Roll Gate" as new optional trigger layer assignment.
79
     It gates the Roll or Roll2 value which is configured in a parameter layer.
2176 tk 80
 
2192 tk 81
   o Euclid Generator: parameter layer into which the pattern will be copied
82
     now selectable.
83
     Velocity/Accent will only be changed if the first parameter layer is selected.
2188 tk 84
 
2197 tk 85
   o it's now possible to quickly duplicate the steps of a track:
86
     press&hold COPY and press the PASTE button
2192 tk 87
 
2197 tk 88
   o Groove page: by default, groove configuration changes are applied on all tracks now.
89
     It's possible to select a "local groove" by pressing GP7 button in the groove page.
90
 
2206 tk 91
   o BPM page: it's now possible to configure an output delay for each MIDI port.
92
     (positive and negative delays are supported - this is currently an experimental feature!)
2197 tk 93
 
2212 tk 94
   o fixed NoteOff in Jam Forwarding mode if FTS, Limit or Humanizer is enabled
2204 tk 95
 
2213 tk 96
   o NOTE: due to a RAM capacity issue, the UNDO function is currently not available
97
     for the LPC17 firmware
2212 tk 98
 
2213 tk 99
 
2104 tk 100
MIDIboxSEQ V4.088
101
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
102
 
103
   o improved glide function for polyphonic steps
104
 
2110 tk 105
   o BLM16x16+X support for Mute and Solo
106
     The new functions are available at Extra Row Button #3 and #4
107
     (if a BLM16x8+X is connected, they replace Start/Stop at Extra Row Button #1 and #2)
2104 tk 108
 
2110 tk 109
     If Mute active: the extra column buttons mute/unmute tracks
110
     If Solo active: the extra column buttons solo/unsolo tracks
111
 
112
     LED Colour coding:
2112 tk 113
     - LED off: Track neither muted nor soloed
114
     - LED green: Track muted
2110 tk 115
     - LED yellow: Track soloed
2112 tk 116
     - LED red: Track muted and soloed - solo has higher priority, therefore track will be played
2110 tk 117
 
118
     Special Key combinations:
119
     - ALT+Mute clears all mutes
120
     - ALT+Solo clears all solos
121
 
2130 tk 122
   o added Robotizer Fx from Borfo
2110 tk 123
 
2135 tk 124
   o added LCD Screensaver.
125
     It will be active after 30 minutes by default.
126
     The time can be changed in the UTIL->OPT menu page.
2115 tk 127
 
2135 tk 128
   o added DETENTED4/DETENTED5 option for rotary encoders in MBSEQ_HW.V4 file
2130 tk 129
 
2162 tk 130
   o added new parameter layers "Nth1" and "Nth2" which trigger a special action
131
     on each nth bar (Nth1) starting at the 1st bar, or after nth bars (Nth2).
2159 tk 132
     Following trigger conditions are available:
133
     - Pl (Play each nth bar)
134
     - Mu (Mute each nth bar)
135
     - Ac (Accent each nth bar)
136
     - Ro (Roll each nth bar)
137
     - Fx (enable Fx each nth bar)
138
     - Nx (don't enable Fx each nth bar)
2135 tk 139
 
2164 tk 140
   o combined Record and Live page to a new single "Jam" page with sub pages
141
     to improve the overview and simplify the configuration.
2159 tk 142
 
2171 tk 143
   o added Live Pattern Recording to Jam page which can be used to play and record
144
     customizable arpeggiator sequences.
145
     Available in the Jam page (Utility->Jam->Ptn)
2163 tk 146
     See updated user manual for further information.
147
 
148
 
2088 tk 149
MIDIboxSEQ V4.087
150
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
151
 
2092 tk 152
   o new page: "Track Instrument"
153
     Can be selected with MENU->EVNT->Trk Inst (GP #8) or from the main page (after Track Event item)
154
     Allows to configure the MIDI port, channel and instrument name.
155
 
156
   o the new Track Instrument page also allows to select Program Change and Bank (Low/High byte)
157
     If activated, these parameters will be sent when the sequencer is started and on pattern changes.
158
     Please note: a program and bank change can stall your synth so that the first note could be delayed!
159
     Use this function only when the device can handle patch changes quickly!
160
 
2088 tk 161
   o added CV_GATE_SR1 and CLK_SR to MBSEQ_HW.V4 config
162
     This is the prefered option to add CV gates and DIN clock/start signals to your MIDIbox SEQ in future.
163
     See also updated http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_seq_manual_hw.html
164
 
2098 tk 165
   o 8 individual DIN Sync clock outputs with individual divider and pulsewidth values are
166
     provided now. A clock output can optionally be turned to a Start/Stop output.
167
     The outputs are available at the configured CLK_SR DOUT shift register pin D7..D0
168
     (D7=first output, D6=second output, etc...)
169
     The clock parameters can be configured in the CV configuration page.
170
 
2101 tk 171
   o Mixer page: channel events can be dumped by pressing the corresponding GP button.
172
     This also allows to prepare different mixer setups, sending to the same channel, triggered
173
     by a GP button
174
 
175
   o Mixer page: press SELECT to activate/deactivate "live sending" mode (values are sent
176
     while moving an encoder)
177
 
178
   o Mute page: the synchronized mute/unmute option can be temporary overruled by activating
179
     the FAST button function
180
 
181
   o improved step recording display for drum tracks
182
 
183
   o Selected Datawheel mode in edit page now stored/restored to/from SD Card
184
 
2088 tk 185
   o STM32F4: support for bootloader "enforce_usb_device" flag
186
 
187
 
2041 tk 188
MIDIboxSEQ V4.086
189
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
190
 
2057 tk 191
   o various improvements for external BLMs with different dimensions
192
     (previously only BLM16x16+X was properly supported)
193
 
2063 tk 194
   o corrected behaviour of ALL button in EDIT page (GP buttons change
195
     selection pattern with GP buttons)
2057 tk 196
 
2063 tk 197
 
2057 tk 198
MIDIboxSEQ V4.086
199
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
200
 
2041 tk 201
   o MIDI Learn for Drum notes in Track Event configuration page:
202
     on a drum track, press & hold button GP12 to set the drum note
203
     depending on the configured recording port & channel (which has to be
204
     configured in the RECORD page)
205
 
2047 tk 206
   o Edit page: press&hold a GP button to record directly into the selected step
207
 
2048 tk 208
   o Edit page: config page which was previously visible by pressing the SELECT
209
     button now displayed by pressing&holding EDIT button.
2050 tk 210
     SELECT button now toggles step recording mode
2048 tk 211
 
2050 tk 212
   o Edit page: added shortcut to Recording Config (EDIT+GP11/GP12)
213
 
214
   o Record page now allows to toggle the FTS and FX flag for MIDI Forwarding
215
     (same flags can be configured in LIVE page)
216
 
217
   o Step Recording: note length measurements now also working correctly when
218
     the sequencer is clocked in slave mode.
219
 
2041 tk 220
   o Track Event configuration page: VelN/VelA not displayed if they are
221
     not relevant for the selected configuration.
222
 
2048 tk 223
   o Clear function will clear all selected tracks
2047 tk 224
 
2050 tk 225
   o LFO page: Extra CC can now be disabled/enable with a separate switch
2048 tk 226
 
2050 tk 227
   o Echo page: echo can now be enabled/disabled without touching the repeat value
228
 
229
 
2039 tk 230
MIDIboxSEQ V4.085
231
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
232
 
233
   o it's now possible to customize the MENU short cut page in MBSEQ_HW.V4
234
     with the new MENU_SHORTCUT parameter.
235
     See the templates under hwcfg/*/MBSEQ_HW.V4 for further informations.
236
 
237
   o the bookmark configuration files (MBSEQ_BM.V4) are using the same
238
     page names like MENU_SHORTCUT instead of numbers.
239
     The old number scheme will be automatically converted to the new names.
240
 
241
   o improved keypad (SMS-like) entry of names
242
 
243
   o SysEx device page allows to specify a delay between SysEx messages which is
244
     used when a .syx file contains multiple dumps
245
 
246
   o each SysEx device page has now a dedicated port/delay configuration which
247
     is stored/restored from the /SYSEX/<device>/DEVCFG.V4 file
248
 
249
 
2020 tk 250
MIDIboxSEQ V4.084
251
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
252
 
2027 tk 253
   o the STM32F4 variant of the firmware supports USB Host mode!
254
     See also http://midibox.org/forums/topic/18906-usb-host-support-for-mbhp-core-stm32f4/
255
 
2020 tk 256
   o If Force-to-Scale is enabled, the edit screen shows the forced keys at the lower line.
2021 tk 257
     The original value is still displayed at the upper right line.
2020 tk 258
 
259
   o Live Page: FTS (Force-To-Scale) not applied on drum tracks anymore
260
 
261
   o Options Page: added new option which enforces Force-To-Scale for
262
     BLM16x16+X Grid Edit mode
263
 
2027 tk 264
   o Euclid Generator Page: velocities are re-generated automatically whenever
265
     VelN or VelA value is changed
2020 tk 266
 
2027 tk 267
   o the optional RECORD button now toggles between RECORD and EDIT page (previously it
268
     only switched to the RECORD page)
2020 tk 269
 
2027 tk 270
   o Song page: new action "Unmute all" will unmute all tracks and parameter layers
271
 
272
   o Mixer: in the UTIL->Options page it's now possible to define if CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4
273
     should be sent after or before the Program Change event.
274
 
275
   o NRPN MSB=127 allows to modify parameters of the currently selected track
276
 
277
 
2004 tk 278
MIDIboxSEQ V4.083
279
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
280
 
281
   o fixed potential hang-up during pattern change which was introduced with V4.081
282
 
283
 
1988 tk 284
MIDIboxSEQ V4.082
285
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
286
 
287
   o Options in LIVE page are now stored in session specific MBSEQ_C.V4 file
288
 
289
   o initial release for MBHP_CORE_STM32F4
290
 
291
 
1898 tk 292
MIDIboxSEQ V4.081
293
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
294
 
295
   o added USB MIDI workaround for Windows
296
 
1982 tk 297
   o fixed synchronisation issue in Song mode
1898 tk 298
 
1982 tk 299
 
1877 tk 300
MIDIboxSEQ V4.080
301
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
302
 
303
   o SELECT+PASTE transfers the parameter layer, which was active during COPY, to
304
     the current parameter layer.
305
     If a drum track is selected, it's doing this for the trigger layer (and not
306
     for the parameter layer).
307
 
308
   o SELECT+CLEAR clears only the current parameter layer.
309
     If a drum track is selected, it's doing this for the trigger layer (and not
310
     for the parameter layer)
311
 
1883 tk 312
   o it's now possible to control the track steps with CCs.
313
     Each track has a dedicated CC which has to be configured in the
314
     MIDI->Ext.Ctrl page.
1877 tk 315
 
1883 tk 316
   o it's now possible to turn off the track clock by enabling the new "Manual"
317
     mode in the DIVIDER page. Once enabled, a step will only be played if:
318
     - manually triggered in the MANUAL page
319
     - set with the new CC based step control feature (MIDI->Ext.Ctrl page)
320
 
321
     Use cases:
322
     - predefined MIDI events, stored in the track layers, should be manually
323
       triggered (and not sequenced).
324
       E.g. in conjunction with a sampler, you could set each step to a note
325
       which "fires" a certain sample. In addition, you can fire CCs,
326
       Program Change, Aftertouch etc. from the MANUAL page.
327
 
328
     - the track should be controlled from an analog modulation source (e.g. a
329
       sawwave from a LFO). MIDIbox SEQ doesn't provide analog inputs, so that
330
       an external CV-to-MIDI interface is required.
331
       Note that this interface also has to scale the CC value over the desired
332
       step range. If the modulation source should sweep over step 1..16, then
333
       the CV-to-MIDI interface has to scale down the converted value to the
334
       CC value range 0..15!
335
 
336
 
337
 
1821 tk 338
MIDIboxSEQ V4.079
339
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1470 tk 340
 
1864 tk 341
   o added new Fx which allows to send to one or more additional MIDI channels
342
     from a single track with various behaviours (forward to all, alternate
343
     between channels, randomly select channel)
1859 tk 344
     The new functions can be configured at the Fx->Dupl (like Duplicate) page
345
 
1821 tk 346
   o groove page: added possibility to change the intensity for all tracks at once
347
 
1864 tk 348
   o MBSEQ_HW.V4 file: SR numbers for BUTTON and LED functions which are
349
     assigned to the BLM8x8 matrix (-> Wilba's Frontpanel) are now named M1..M8
350
     instead of 17..24
351
     See also the configuration template under hwcfg/wilba/MBSEQ_HW.V4
352
     The old syntax is still provided to keep old MBSEQ_HW.V4 files compatible.
353
     Once the new SRIO_NUM_SR parameter is set to 17 or more SRs, the new syntax
354
     has to be used.
1821 tk 355
 
1864 tk 356
   o MBSEQ_HW.V4 file: new parameter SRIO_NUM_SR allows to specify the maximum
357
     number of DIN/DOUT shift registers in a chain. Up to 23 DINs/DOUTs can be
358
     chained now - this is also the new default value in the MBSEQ_HW.V4 templates.
359
 
360
   o whenever a MBSEQ_HW.V4 file is uploaded with the MIOS Filebrowser, the
361
     configuration will be automatically reloaded (no need to reset the core)
362
 
363
   o official support for Ilmenator's Track Position Display.
364
     See also http://www.midibox.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=tpd_pcb
365
     An example configuration (TPD directly connected to J2 of Wilba's Frontpanel PCB)
366
     can be found under hwcfg/wilba_tpd/MBSEQ_HW.V4
367
 
368
   o the TPD display mode can now be configured in the Utility->Options menu (item #11)
1866 tk 369
 
370
   o added new MIOS Terminal commands:
371
     new, saveas, save, load, delete, session, sessions
1864 tk 372
 
373
 
1806 tk 374
MIDIboxSEQ V4.078
375
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
376
 
377
   o removed MSD (mass storage device) mode to save some memory.
378
     With the MIOS Filebrowser (integrated into MIOS Studio) this mode has a good
1809 tk 379
     replacement meanwhile. For direct access to the SD Card another application (like
1806 tk 380
     MIDIO128) could be temporary uploaded... or the SD Card can be plugged into
381
     a common SD Card reader.
382
 
1810 tk 383
   o Options page has been overworked, so that more options can be added in future
384
 
1806 tk 385
   o experimental: if Live mode or a MIDI Router based "Track" or "Sel.Trk" is active,
386
     and Note, CC, PitchBender, Program Change is received on the selected IN Port,
1819 tk 387
     the corresponding track layer (or LFO CC) will be muted completely, or temporary for
388
     a given number of steps.
1806 tk 389
     This allows to temporary overrule events generated by the sequencer from
390
     an external MIDI keyboard or controller.
1810 tk 391
     This feature has to be configured in the UTILITY->Options page, it's disabled by default!
1806 tk 392
 
1811 tk 393
   o activate the ALL function (press ALL button) in the mute page to get a new
394
     menu page which allows to mute/unmute all tracks, layers of current track or
395
     mute&layers of all tracks.
396
     Sidenote: this obsoletes the UTILITY->MUTE and UNMUTE function, which might
397
     be replaced by something else in future.
398
 
399
   o the 6 new mute/unmute functions are now also accessible from dedicated buttons
400
     (and LEDs). They have to be assigned in the MBSEQ_HW.V4 file.
401
 
1806 tk 402
   o it's now possible to control the track mutes via CCs.
403
     The first CC (for the first track) has to be configured in the MENU->MIDI->Ext.Ctrl
404
     page. The remaining tracks are controlled from the 15 consecutive CCs.
405
     E.g. if the CC number is set to 16, the mutes of track 1-16 are controlled with
406
     CC#16 .. CC#31
407
 
1816 tk 408
   o it's now possible to dump a mixer map via CC. The CC has to be configured in the
409
     MENU->MIDI->Ext.Ctrl page.
410
 
1811 tk 411
   o a CC assigned to a sequencer layer won't be sent if it's also assigned to
412
     the LFO "Extra CC"
413
 
414
   o if a track is initialized, CC layers will be assigned to "off" by default
1819 tk 415
     (no CC will be sent). The desired CC number has to be set explicitly before a
1811 tk 416
     CC layer will send an event.
417
 
1819 tk 418
   o in record mode, incoming CC events will be automatically assigned to free CC
419
     layers so that no pre-configuration is required (like known from MBSEQ V4L).
420
     A CC layer is "free" (unassigned) as long as the CC number is turned "off". This
421
     is the default setting for all CC layers after initialisation, and can be changed
422
     in the MENU->EVENT page if desired.
1811 tk 423
 
1809 tk 424
   o Trigger/Layer/303 edit view working again
425
 
426
 
1794 tk 427
MIDIboxSEQ V4.077
428
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
429
 
430
   o it's now possible to send parameter changes, done from the user interface,
431
     to a specified MIDI output port. This allows to record such changes with a DAW.
432
     The output port has to be selected in the MIDI->Ext.Ctrl page, where also the
433
     input port and channel is specified.
434
 
435
   o a very useful "quick save" function has been added which significantly improves
436
     the song phrases handling.
437
 
438
     The new function will store the current mixer and pattern setup into predefined
439
     bank positions:
440
       - Phrase A will use Mixer Map #1 and Patterns 1:A1 2:A1 3:A1 4:A1
441
       - Phrase B will use Mixer Map #2 and Patterns 1:A2 2:A2 3:A2 4:A2
442
       - Phrase C will use Mixer Map #3 and Patterns 1:A3 2:A3 3:A3 4:A3
443
       - ...
444
       - Phrase P will use Mixer Map #16 and Patterns 1:B8 2:B8 3:B8 4:B8
445
 
446
     After the store operation, following references will be copied into the phrase
447
     slot of the song:
448
       - 1st phrase step: the current mutes
449
       - 2nd phrase step: selects the new mixer map
450
       - 3rd phrase step: selects the new pattern set
451
       - 4th phrase step: jumps to the 3rd phrase step (could be useful in song mode)
452
 
453
     How to use this function:
454
     Start a new session, edit some tracks, start jamming.
1795 tk 455
     Whenever you've found sequences which play well together, change to the SONG page,
1794 tk 456
     press&hold the SELECT button, then select "Save&Take over Patterns" with GP button 16.
457
     Thereafter release the SELECT button, and select the target phrase slot with
458
     one of the GP buttons -> this will store the current mutes/mixer map/patterns
459
     into the predefined bank positions and insert references into the phrase slot.
460
 
461
     Now you can continue jamming, change tracks, change mixer values, change mutes.
462
     Whenever you found a new nice working sequence, go to the SONG page and store
463
     it into another phrase slot (or overwrite an existing slot).
464
 
465
     The stored phrases can be restored as usual with the GP buttons in the song page.
466
 
467
   o it's now possible to specify the initial CC value (for the CLEAR and INIT
468
     function) in the UTILITY->Options page
469
 
470
   o LFO: CC layer modulation is working properly again
471
 
472
   o Mixer Map not switched on pattern changes anymore (this is actually only
473
     part of the "Remix" feature).
474
     To get the Remix function properly working again, please open your
475
     MBSEQ_GC.V4 file with the MIOS Filebrowser, search for "PatternMixerMapCoupling"
476
     and set it to 1.
477
     If this parameter doesn't exist yet, please create it:
478
     PatternMixerMapCoupling 1
479
 
480
 
481
 
1787 tk 482
MIDIboxSEQ V4.076
483
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
484
 
485
   o the MIDI router forwards SysEx messages regardless if channels are filtered,
486
     or "All" is used. It's ensured that messages are only sent once if multiple
487
     router nodes forward to the same destination port.
488
 
489
   o added optional "SAVE" and "SAVE_ALL" button function to the MBSEQ_HW.V4 file
490
 
491
   o it's now possible to change the mixer map name.
492
     In the mixer page, press SELECT + GP16 button to enter the name editor.
493
 
494
   o LFO page: the current CC can be sent manually by pressing the GP14 button.
495
 
1788 tk 496
   o Multi-Arp events are working like intended (again)
1787 tk 497
 
1788 tk 498
 
1771 tk 499
MIDIboxSEQ V4.075
500
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
501
 
502
   o MBHP_IIC_MIDI working properly again on a STM32 core (issue was caused by a compiler change)
503
 
504
   o Track event configuration page: if a parameter layer is configured for CC,
505
     Pitchbender or Program Change, it's now possible to send the event manually
506
     by pressing one of the GP buttons below the controller configuration (GP10, 11, 12, 13)
507
 
508
   o MIDI remote keyboard function now also deactivated when Note On with velocity 0 received
509
 
510
 
1755 tk 511
MIDIboxSEQ V4.074
512
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1751 tk 513
 
514
   o "SD Card connected" message not displayed after boot anymore, instead only
515
     when the SD Card is exchanged
516
 
517
   o whenever the ALL function is active, you can now directly select the steps
518
     which should be modified with the GP buttons (LEDs will show the selection pattern)
519
 
520
   o the ALL function has been enhanced:
521
     - press & hold the ALL button and move the encoder of the already selected step
522
       (marked with >...<) to change all steps to the same value (like before)
523
 
524
     - if ALL button not pushed (but active), move the encoder of the already selected step
525
       (marked with >...<) to change all step values relatively (like before)
526
 
527
     - NEW: if ALL button is active (regardless if pushed or not), and the encoder
528
       of an unselected step is moved, the editor will generate a ramp between the
529
       selected step and the moved encoder.
530
       This feature has been borrowed from Sequentix Cirklon - thanks for the inspiration! :-)
531
 
532
     The "selected step" can either be changed with the datawheel, or it will be
533
     changed if the ALL function isn't active (as before)
534
 
535
 
1746 tk 536
MIDIboxSEQ V4.073
537
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
538
 
539
   o bugfix for "single_usb" option
540
 
541
   o the MIDI router provides the new destination "Sel.Trk"
542
 
543
     Usecase: MIDI events, such as CC or Notes, should be sent from a master keyboard
544
     or MIDI controller to the MIDI port and channel of the currently selected track.
545
 
546
 
1715 tk 547
MIDIboxSEQ V4.072
548
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
549
 
550
   o support for the "single_usb" option, which can be enabled with the
551
     bootloader update application V1.012 ("set usb_single 1")
552
 
553
     Use this option if you are working with a Windows PC which can't handle
554
     the 4 USB ports correctly (e.g. stucking MIDI, Filebrowser operations are failing, etc.)
555
 
556
 
1713 tk 557
MIDIboxSEQ V4.071
558
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
559
 
560
   o if not in song mode, the Rew/Fwd buttons can now be used to select the step view.
561
 
562
   o the MIDI router provides the new destination "Track".
563
 
564
     If this destination is selected, incoming MIDI events will be routed to the
565
     MIDI port and channel of a track depending on the incoming MIDI channel number.
566
 
567
     Usecase: MIDI events, such as CC or Notes, should be sent from a master keyboard
568
     or MIDI controller to synths which are assigned to different port and MIDI channels
569
     in the track configuration.
570
     Just select the track with the MIDI channel on your keyboard/controller, the router
571
     will take care that the events reach the right destination.
572
 
573
   o it's now possible to send a CC when a track has been selected.
574
     This feature allows to synchronize the track selection with a DAW.
575
     It has to be configured in the MBSEQ_HW.V4 file (search for TRACK_CC in hwcfg/*/MBSEQ_HW.V4)
576
 
577
 
1638 tk 578
MIDIboxSEQ V4.070
579
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
580
 
1675 tk 581
   o LPC17: robustness of LCD driver has been improved
582
 
583
   o the MIDI configuration page got a new subpage called "Ext.Ctrl"
584
     This subpage allows to assign CCs to functions like Morph Value,
585
     Scale, Song, Phrase, Patterns, Banks, All Note Off, etc.
586
     Some of these functions can also be assigned to a Program Change Event.
587
     The MIDI port and channel over which these functions are accessible is free assignable.
588
     The MIDI channel is disabled by default, which means that the Ext Ctrl. feature
589
     has to be explicitly enabled in the MIDI->Ext Ctrl. page!!
590
 
1638 tk 591
   o improved transpose handling if loopback track is running with sustain enabled,
592
     or with notes > step length (glide)
593
 
1639 tk 594
   o note stack now automatically cleared if transpose was controlled by a loopback
595
     track, and then manually from an external keyboard.
1638 tk 596
 
1675 tk 597
   o it's now possible to transpose with chords (or multiple notes) from a loopback
598
     track
599
 
1653 tk 600
   o the "sdcard_format" command allows to format the connected SD Card with FAT32
601
     from the MIOS Terminal
1639 tk 602
 
1675 tk 603
   o added BLM_GP_ALWAYS_SELECT_MENU_PAGE option to MBSEQ_V4.HW file
1653 tk 604
 
1675 tk 605
 
1635 tk 606
MIDIboxSEQ V4.069
607
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
608
 
609
   o USB MSD driver: changed endpoint to avoid conflict with MIDI driver.
610
     Note that it's still not possible to use MSD and MIDI in parallel,
611
     but Windows and MacOS should accept the connection (again).
612
 
613
   o Event configuration page: the selected layer type now has to be confirmed with
614
     GP button below the appr. item.
615
     A warning message will pop up to notify about this unusual data entry method.
1638 tk 616
     In addition, the value will be marked with '!' as long as it doesn't match with
1635 tk 617
     currently active value.
618
 
619
    o it's now possible to delete a session from the main page
620
 
621
 
1559 tk 622
MIDIboxSEQ V4.068
623
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
624
 
625
   o support for GM5 driver under Windows.
626
     MacOS and Linux users: just install this update, no additional changes required.
627
     Windows users:
628
     - upload the application with MIOS Studio
629
     - close MIOS Studio
1569 tk 630
     - install the GM5 driver which can be downloaded from http://www.ucapps.de/mios32_download.html
1559 tk 631
     - start MIOS Studio -> 4 "GM5" USB ports should be visible
632
 
633
 
1551 tk 634
MIDIboxSEQ V4.067
635
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
636
 
637
   o USB device settings have been changed.
1569 tk 638
     IMPORTANT: please install MIOS32 Bootloader V1.010 before uploading
1551 tk 639
     the application! Otherwise code upload via USB won't work anymore!
640
     (Backup: upload via MIDI IN1/OUT1)
641
 
642
   o support for MIOS Filebrowser, which will be part of MIOS Studio 2.4
643
 
644
 
1535 tk 645
MIDIboxSEQ V4.066
646
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
647
 
648
   o fixed potential stack overflow in LPC17 build
649
 
650
 
1531 tk 651
MIDIboxSEQ V4.065
652
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
653
 
654
   o the DEBOUNCE_DELAY parameter of the MBSEQ_HW.V4 file will now be also taken
655
     for the BLM8X8 (Wilba's Frontpanel)
656
 
657
   o Mixer: setup now automatically loaded when a new mixer map is selected
658
 
659
   o Sessions: the SAVE function now also stores the current mixer map
660
 
661
 
1529 tk 662
MIDIboxSEQ V4.064
663
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
664
 
665
   o corrected tap tempo function
666
 
667
 
1513 tk 668
MIDIboxSEQ V4.063
669
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
670
 
671
   o The "Guide Track" now synchronizes tracks and pattern changes independent
672
     from the "steps per measure" option
673
 
1515 tk 674
   o it's now possible to change or disable a guide track from a song position entry
1513 tk 675
 
1515 tk 676
   o the "RATOPC" (restart all tracks on pattern change) option now resets the track
677
     synchronously with the next step
678
 
1527 tk 679
   o the clear button now clears the track immediately (2 second delay has been
1523 tk 680
     removed). Please discuss in the MIDIbox forum if you don't like this change.
1515 tk 681
 
1527 tk 682
   o the copy/paste/undo functions now also copy the track and drum instrument names
1523 tk 683
 
1527 tk 684
 
1497 tk 685
MIDIboxSEQ V4.062
686
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
687
 
688
   o fixed potential hard fault when storing preset pattern
689
 
690
 
1495 tk 691
MIDIboxSEQ V4.061
692
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
693
 
694
   o STM32: MBHP_ETH module working properly again
695
 
696
 
1493 tk 697
MIDIboxSEQ V4.060
698
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
699
 
700
   o fixed initialisation of MBHP_AOUT module
701
 
702
   o Song Mode now provides a "Guide Track" which can be configured
703
     by pressing SELECT in SONG page: the length of this track defines
704
     the loop length and once the last loop has been played, all tracks
705
     will be synchronized to step 1.
706
     This allows to program breaks with a step length which is independent
707
     from the measure.
708
 
709
   o Phrase Mode now syncs the pattern changes to the measure of SyncChange
710
     is set in the UTIL->OPT page
711
 
712
   o Phrase Mode manually triggers the "synch-to-measure" option for all tracks
713
     to ensure that all tracks are re-synchronized to step 1
714
 
1494 tk 715
   o MBSEQ_HW.V4 files: changed encoder mode to MIOS_ENC_MODE_DETENTED3
716
     since it's compatible with most encoders
1493 tk 717
 
1494 tk 718
 
719
 
1470 tk 720
MIDIboxSEQ V4.059
721
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
722
 
1483 tk 723
   o added Euclidean Rhythm Generator for drum and synth sequences.
724
     The page can be entered by pressing&holding SELECT in the edit menu -> GP16
725
 
1470 tk 726
   o fixed stack overflow which happened when incoming OSC messages were forwarded
727
     to OSC in Live mode (they are now automatically filtered to avoid feedback loops)
728
 
1488 tk 729
   o fixed group selection in BUTTON_DIRECT_TRACK1...16
1470 tk 730
 
1488 tk 731
 
1461 tk 732
MIDIboxSEQ V4.058
733
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
734
 
735
   o a new Pattern Remix feature has been implemented by Midilab.
736
 
737
     It's optimized for live sessions and got a special page:
738
        - pattern names can be previewed before they are selected
739
        - patterns change when the selection button is pressed a second time
740
        - mixer maps are dumped with pattern change
741
        - the "Remix" function allows to select tracks which should be kept
742
          (not overwritten by pattern changes)
743
        - allows to synchronize with Ableton Live clips
744
 
745
     The full documentation can be found under:
746
     http://svnmios.midibox.org/filedetails.php?repname=svn.mios32&path=%2Ftrunk%2Fapps%2Fsequencers%2Fmidibox_seq_v4%2Fdoc%2Fpattern_remix_manual.txt
747
 
748
     Note that the correct function of this feature requires, that the remix page
749
     is assigned to a dedicated button. This has to be done in the MBSEQ_HW.V4 file
750
     (new entry: BUTTON_PATTERN_RMX) - e.g. you could assign it to F4
751
 
752
   o corrected SysEx output for LPC17
753
 
754
 
1442 tk 755
MIDIboxSEQ V4.057
756
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
757
 
758
   o improved MIDI OUT throughput for LPC17
759
 
760
 
1420 tk 761
MIDIboxSEQ V4.056
762
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
763
 
1421 tk 764
   o pattern page: the ALL button now allows to change all patterns
765
     to the same number at once (banks won't be influenced by ALL button).
1420 tk 766
 
1421 tk 767
   o the ALL function will always be turned off when changing to another page.
1420 tk 768
 
1421 tk 769
   o song page: the previously "Stop" action has been renamed to "End" - it doesn't
770
     stop the sequencer anymore, instead it only exits song mode and loops the
771
     current pattern set endless (e.g. to fade out or as bridge before you select
772
     the next song).
773
 
774
   o song page: press SELECT+GP16 to take over the current pattern set into the
775
     selected song position - this function can be used for quick song/phrase edits.
776
 
777
   o song page: in song mode it's now possible to select a phrase with GP buttons
778
     (like in Phrase mode).
779
     Difference: the song positions will be played until they are looping or "End"
780
     is reached. This allows to split a song into multiple parts which are
781
     interactively selected.
1420 tk 782
 
1421 tk 783
   o song page: Fwd/Rwd button change also the edit position in song page
784
 
785
   o if the sequencer is started in song page, the song will directly jump to the
786
     current edit position
787
 
788
   o the main page now displays the effective BPM. If in slave mode, the received
789
     BPM will be displayed.
790
 
791
   o the BPM digit display shows the received BPM in slave mode.
1422 tk 792
 
793
   o new layer type: program change
1421 tk 794
 
795
 
1385 tk 796
MIDIboxSEQ V4.055
797
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
798
 
799
   o LPC17 build: optimized MIDI IN handling
800
 
801
   o LPC17 build: MIDI clock can now be received over MIDI IN1..4
802
 
803
   o SysEx forwarding via MIDI router working (again)
804
 
1390 tk 805
   o MIDI router supports 16 nodes now! (previously only 8)
1385 tk 806
 
807
   o fixed bug in PitchBender Editing mode
808
 
1390 tk 809
   o added new MIOS terminal commands:
810
     - display network informations, modify network and OSC settings
811
     - display MIDI router informations, modify MIDI router settings
812
     - change BLM port remotely
813
     - "store" and "restore" the session remotely
1385 tk 814
 
1391 tk 815
   o BLM now supports Lemur on iPad
816
     Example configuration (we assume that iPad IP address is 192.168.1.110):
817
     - set osc_remote 3 192.168.1.110
818
     - set osc_local_port 3 8000
819
     - set osc_remote_port 3 8000
820
     - set osc_mode 3 1
821
     - set blm_port OSC3
822
     - store
823
     (the commands can be entered in MIOS terminal).
824
     On your iPad, set the IP address of your MIDIbox with port 8000
1387 tk 825
 
1391 tk 826
   o BLM now allows to record MIDI notes in the keyboard page
827
 
828
 
1349 tk 829
MIDIboxSEQ V4.054
830
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
831
 
832
   o in edit page the datawheel can now be used for different purposes:
833
     it can scroll the cursor, the step view, can change the value (as before)
834
     and it can be used to select the parameter/trigger layer.
835
     The function can be selected by pressing SELECT + GP7/8
836
 
837
   o Rômulo aka. Midilab started to implement a footswitch function which
838
     is especially useful for live recording and track modifications while
839
     playing on a keyboard.
840
     Press&Hold the footswitch to enable record mode, release it to disable
841
     record mode.
842
     Tap the footswitch shortly to delete the track.
843
     The footswitch can be assigned to a free DIN pin in MBSEQ_HW.V4
844
 
1351 tk 845
   o note and chords can now be edited without immediate change by pressing&holding
846
     the EDIT button. The new value will be taken over once another step is
847
     edited, or the EDIT button is released.
848
 
1349 tk 849
   o fixed potential buffer overrun when preset is stored
850
 
851
 
852
 
1346 tk 853
MIDIboxSEQ V4.053
854
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
855
 
856
   o bugfix: MIDI IN ports are working again on MBHP_CORE_STM32 build
857
 
858
 
1345 tk 859
MIDIboxSEQ V4.052
860
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1206 tk 861
 
1345 tk 862
   o bugfix: CC values were influenced when they were displayed on the edit page
863
 
864
   o Hawkeye fixed the BPM/STEP digits output and added a "TPD" (track position
865
     display) option for those who like to add more blink to their MIDIbox!
866
 
867
 
1341 tk 868
MIDIboxSEQ V4.051
869
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
870
 
871
   o improved live-recording of CCs
872
 
873
   o warning is print on screen if poly recording selected on a track with
874
     only one (or none) note layer
875
 
876
   o Drum live/step recording: disabled mapping of drum instruments
877
     to keys C/C#/D/D#/... - it was too confusing.
878
 
879
   o BPM LED Digit function: added optional 4th digit to display the value after the dot
880
 
1345 tk 881
   o added optional LED digits to display the played step.
1341 tk 882
     Anodes require a dedicated Shift Register, the 3 cathode lines can be shared with
883
     the shift register which is used to drive the cathodes of the BPM LED Digits.
884
 
885
   o added optional BPM (Tempo) encoder.
886
     As usual the pinning can be configured in the MBSEQ_HW.V4 file
887
 
888
 
1336 tk 889
MIDIboxSEQ V4.050
890
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
891
 
892
   o added LED functions for received MIDI IN/OUT events to MBSEQ_HW.V4
893
 
894
   o added BPM LED Digit function to MBSEQ_HW.V4
1337 tk 895
     A schematic can be found under http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_seq/mbseq_v4_bpm_digits.pdf
1336 tk 896
 
1337 tk 897
   o SR1 working again (programming error during MBSEQV4L merge)
1336 tk 898
 
1337 tk 899
 
1331 tk 900
MIDIboxSEQ V4.049
901
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
902
 
903
   o support for MIDI OUT4 and MIDI IN4
904
     Provided by MBHP_CORE_LPC17 module only.
905
     MIDI OUT4 is available at J4B.SD
906
     MIDI IN4 is available at J4B.SC
907
 
908
   o fixed USB issue under Win7 if the interface name hasn't been
909
     customized in bootloader
910
 
911
 
1313 tk 912
MIDIboxSEQ V4.048
913
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
914
 
915
   o CC and PitchBender values only send on value changes anymore to save
916
     MIDI bandwith on high-speed tracks
917
 
1318 tk 918
   o Step record: simplified usage of poly mode. Now the step is automatically
919
     cleared when all keys were released and new notes are entered.
1316 tk 920
 
1319 tk 921
   o Step record: duration (note length) will now be recorded as well!
922
 
923
   o Live record: some improvements for the "forward MIDI" option
924
 
1320 tk 925
   o MSD mode (SD Card Reader) can now also be enabled with the "msd" command
926
     in MIOS Terminal
1319 tk 927
 
1325 tk 928
   o Move step: doesn't overwrite new selection anymore
1320 tk 929
 
1325 tk 930
 
931
 
1311 tk 932
MIDIboxSEQ V4.047
933
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
934
 
935
   o MIDIbox SEQ V4 is not beta anymore - but we continue to increment the
936
     version number and just leave out "beta" :-)
937
 
938
   o compiled for new MIOS32 Bootloader V1.005
939
     You can safely enable the "fastboot" option of the bootloader, so that
940
     the application starts immediately after power-on
941
 
942
   o for MBHP_CORE_LPC17: since this board doesn't provide a J5C connector,
943
     following signals are available at J28:
944
     - Clock: J28.SDA
945
     - Start/Stop: J28.SC
946
     - Gate 7: J28.WS
947
     - Gate 8: J28.MCLK
948
 
949
   o OSC Client/Server: support for TouchOSC protocol
950
 
951
 
1281 tk 952
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta46
953
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
954
 
955
   o added multi copy function: press MENU+COPY to export all selected tracks
956
     into the /PRESETS folder on SD Card. The resulting files are named
957
     COPY[track].V4T (the [track] numbers are independent from the actual track
958
     position)
959
 
960
   o added multi paste function: press MENU+PASTE to import "COPY[track].V4T"
961
     files from the /PRESETS folder into all selected tracks, starting from
962
     COPY1.V4T to (up to) COPY16.V4T
963
 
964
   o use these new functions to quickly copy&paste tracks between patterns
965
     and sessions, to create temporary backups, to duplicate tracks, or whatever.
966
 
967
     Note that you can also import these COPY[track].V4T files from the
968
     MENU->Event->PRESETS menu, e.g. to exclude certain parts of the preset
969
 
970
   o buttons of Wilba's Frontpanel are now debounced
971
 
972
 
1278 tk 973
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta45
974
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
975
 
976
   o USB update for MacOS 10.7 Lion
977
 
978
   o Chords displayed correctly when a velocity layer is edited
979
 
980
 
1265 tk 981
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta44
982
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
983
 
984
   o session can be selected again
985
 
986
 
1261 tk 987
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta43
988
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
989
 
990
   o delayed mute/unmute which is synched to the measure.
991
     It can be enabled individually in the global options menu (UTILITY->OPT)
992
 
1262 tk 993
   o trigger assignment page: trigger layer of the current assignment automatically
994
     selected (alternative way to select a trigger layer)
1261 tk 995
 
1262 tk 996
   o random page: random values can now be generated for all parameter and trigger
997
     layers (resp. drums: parameter and drum instruments).
998
     The selection is scrollable with a GP encoder.
999
 
1000
   o random page: special behaviour for drum tracks: parameter layers and each
1001
     individual drum instrument can be randomized (no triggers in this mode
1002
     to keep the code simple)
1003
 
1004
   o random page: new values will only be generated when "Generate" button is
1005
     pressed, or for a single layer if the GP button under the appr. layer is
1006
     pressed.
1007
 
1008
 
1206 tk 1009
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta42
1010
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1011
 
1012
   o Handling of Start/Stop/Pause button changed for Slave and Auto Mode to allow
1013
     proper synchronisation to the measure when multiple sequencers are playing
1014
     together.
1015
 
1016
     Whenever a MIDI clock is received:
1017
     - the STOP button won't stop the sequencer, but just disables the output of
1018
       all tracks (like a Mute). The step progression continues to run.
1019
     - the START button won't start the sequencer immediately.
1020
       Instead MBSEQ will wait for the next measure and then enable track output again.
1021
     - the PAUSE button will enable/disable track output, but the track progression
1022
       continues to run.
1023
 
1024
     In order to notify that track outputs are disabled, the START/STOP/PAUSE
1025
     LED flashes to the beat.
1026
 
1219 tk 1027
   o Added Live page.
1028
     The page can be entered by pressing UTILITY -> Live (GP Button #11)
1206 tk 1029
 
1219 tk 1030
     Inside this page notes (and drum instruments) can be played with the GP buttons.
1031
 
1032
     In addition the 4 MIDI IN Busses for Transposer/Arpeggiator/Live Playing can be
1033
     configured like in the MIDI page.
1034
 
1035
     Following Live Play parameters are available:
1036
     - track selection
1037
     - track mute/unmute
1038
     - Octavewise transpose
1039
     - Velocity (only used for GP button keyboard)
1040
     - FTS (Force-To-Scale)
1041
     - FX on (enables Humanizer, LFO, Limiter and Echo)
1042
       Note: the Echo effect will only work when the sequencer is running!
1043
 
1044
 
1045
   o parameter layer mutes are now also working for
1046
     velocity/length/probability/delay/roll/roll2
1047
 
1048
   o Echo Fx now also works with "zero delay". In conjunction with the Note incrementer
1049
     and (optionally) force to scale this results into a "poor man's chord" mechanism. ;-)
1050
 
1051
   o Move function works beyond step 16 as intended again
1052
 
1053
 
1205 tk 1054
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta41
1055
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1056
 
1057
   o Global/Session bookmarks: the first 8 bookmarks are now stored in the root
1058
     directory, the remaining 8 bookmarks in the session directory
1059
 
1060
   o hwcfg/wilba/MBSEQ_HW.V4: F1 button now assigned to bookmark page
1061
 
1062
   o added 16 dedicated bookmark buttons which can be assigned in MBSEQ_HW.V4
1063
 
1064
   o Manual Trigger Request: now synchronized to next step
1065
 
1066
   o edit page in drum mode: parameter layer is displayed when parameter
1067
     select button is pressed
1068
 
1069
   o added "RATOPC" (restart all tracks on pattern change) option to UTIL->Opt menu
1070
 
1071
 
1203 tk 1072
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta40
1073
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1074
 
1075
   o added bookmark function:
1076
     - Press MENU+SELECT to enter the bookmark page
1077
     - Alternatively this function can be assigned to a dedicated button/LED
1078
     - inside this menu, press a GP button (shortly) to recall a bookmark
1079
     - press&hold a GP button for 3 seconds to store a bookmark
1080
 
1081
   o the bookmark function stores following UI settings:
1082
     - Bookmark name
1083
     - Current page
1084
     - Group
1085
     - Tracks
1086
     - Mutes
1087
     - Parameter Layer
1088
     - Trigger Layer
1089
     - Instrument
1090
     - Step View
1091
     - Step
1092
     - Edit View
1093
     - Solo/All/Fast/Metronome/Loop/Follow button mode
1094
 
1095
   o Bookmarks are stored into the MBSEQ_BM.V4 file, which can be edited with
1096
     a common text editor.
1097
     This is the only way to change a bookmark name (5 characters)
1098
 
1099
   o it's possible to prevent, that a certain UI parameter will be overwritten by a
1100
     bookmark. This can (only) be done by editing the MBSEQ_BM.V4 file:
1101
     Just replace the '+' sign at the beginning of the parameter name by a '-' sign.
1102
 
1103
 
1173 tk 1104
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta39
1105
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1106
 
1107
   o BUTTON_PAR_LAYER_A working again (was overwritten by BUTTON_DIRECT_TRACK16)
1108
 
1109
 
1164 tk 1110
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta38
1111
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1112
 
1113
   o CPU load reduced by more than 20%, this especially results into faster SD Card operations!
1114
 
1115
   o fixed move step function for moves which select the next step view
1116
 
1117
 
1146 tk 1118
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta37
1119
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
719 tk 1120
 
1146 tk 1121
   o Length Page: quick selection now also available for loops.
1122
 
1123
   o Length Page: length/loop presets are now stored in MBSEQ_C.V4 file (located
1124
     in session directory) under the name "QuickSelLength", "QuickSelLoopLength" and
1125
     "QuickSelLoopLoop".
1126
     They could be edited with a text editor if you would like to have different values.
1127
 
1128
   o track transpose page now always starts with "octave" item instead
1129
     of "semitones" item
1130
 
1131
   o it's now possible to define 16 individual "direct track selection" buttons
1132
     in MBSEQ_HW.V4 (search for BUTTON_DIRECT_TRACK*)
1133
 
1134
   o it's now possible to define 2 shift registers for outputing the current track
1135
     selection in MBSEQ_HW.V4 (search for TRACKS_DOUT_L_SR and TRACKS_DOUT_R_SR)
1136
 
1137
   o copy function works correctly now if a track is pasted into another track
1138
     with different partitioning in Paste/Clr = Steps mode (selectable in Utils->Options page)
1139
 
1140
 
1145 tk 1141
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta36
1142
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1143
 
1144
   o The metronome function considers the "steps per measure" correctly now
1145
 
1146
   o received MIDI song position command sets the track positions correctly
1147
     now - this is important when MBSEQ is controlled by a clock master.
1148
     E.g. Logic Studio sends startpoint-1 when the sequencer continues
1149
     in a loop
1150
 
1151
 
1143 tk 1152
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta35
1153
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1154
 
1155
   o bugfix: step view displays steps >= 17 correctly again
1156
 
1157
   o bugfix: step length displayed correctly again in "step view"
1158
 
1159
   o new feature for more comfortable editing of multi-note tracks:
1160
     if assigned parameter layer is Note or Chord, and currently 0, re-start at C-3 resp. A/2
1161
     when value is incremented
1162
 
1163
 
1140 tk 1164
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta34
1165
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1166
 
1142 tk 1167
   o implemented various "Edit Views".
1168
     Press SELECT button to select the view in EDIT screen.
1169
     Following views are available:
1170
     - Step View: you already know it
1171
     - Trigger View: left page allows to select the step, Gate,
1172
       Accent, Roll, Glide, Skip, Random Gate and Random Velocity.
1173
       Right Page allows to edit up to 8 parameter layers.
1174
     - Layer View: allows to select the step, Gate and up to 14
1175
       parameter layer. Especially nice for custom chord editing.
1176
     - 303 View: provides a 303ish interface to select the Step,
1177
       Gate, Accent, Glide, Octave, Note, Velocity and up to 9
1178
       additional parameter layers
1179
     - Step Select: allows to select the steps which are modified
1180
       by the ALL function
1181
 
1182
   o glide trigger now handled (much) more 303-like
1183
 
1140 tk 1184
   o added testmode for AOUT interface connections.
1185
     Enter "testaoutpin" in MIOS terminal for further informations
1186
 
1142 tk 1187
   o step record function now allows to define the step incrementer (+0..16)
1188
     in "Record Mode" item
1140 tk 1189
 
1142 tk 1190
   o BLM keyboard mode: each column plays now an assigned drum instrument
1191
 
1192
   o new BLM entry mode 303:
1193
     - first row selects accent
1194
     - second row selects glide
1195
     - third and fourth row select octave (4 different selections)
1196
     - remaining rows select key of octave and set/clear gate
1197
 
1198
   o new session now initialized correctly after "SaveAs..."
1199
 
1200
   o optional "Tap Tempo" button is working now
1201
 
1202
   o optional "Left" button is working now in all menu pages
1203
 
1204
 
1130 tk 1205
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta33
1206
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1207
 
1208
  o "SAVE AS.." name check now working as intended:
1209
    - if filename is identical to current session, only the current 4 patterns will
1210
      be stored (like if you would push the SAVE button)
1211
    - if filename is not identical, the current session will be transfered into
1212
      a new directory
1213
 
1214
 
1215
 
1125 tk 1216
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta32
1217
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1218
 
1219
  o now it's possible to import/export songs/mixer maps/groove templates/local config as well
1220
 
1126 tk 1221
  o added DEBOUNCE_DELAY to MBSEQ_HW.V4
1125 tk 1222
 
1128 tk 1223
  o fixed pattern change on Normal->Drum tracks
1126 tk 1224
 
1128 tk 1225
 
1123 tk 1226
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta31
1227
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1228
 
1229
  o a powerful session import/export function has been added.
1230
    It allows you to copy one or multiple patterns to any session location.
1231
    Both functions are available in the Utility->Disk page
1232
 
1233
  o "Save as.." shows the current session name as default name
1234
 
1235
 
1119 tk 1236
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta30
1237
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1238
 
1239
  o added LED and BUTTON functions for TRACK_MODE, TRACK_GROOVE, TRACK_LENGTH,
1120 tk 1240
    TRACK_DIRECTION page to MBSEQ_HW.V4 file
1241
    MORPH and TRANSPOSE renamed to TRACK_MORPH and TRACK_TRANSPOSE
1119 tk 1242
 
1121 tk 1243
  o added LED and BUTTON function for FAST2, which is a second "fast" button with
1244
    dedicated button behaviour. In distance to the common FAST button, the button
1245
    behaviour is configured for push (and not for toggle) mode.
1246
    The intended usecase is to use this function with push-button encoders.
1119 tk 1247
 
1122 tk 1248
  o Echo function: support for "dotted delays": 32d 16d 8d 4d 2d
1121 tk 1249
    In order to keep existing patterns compatible, they are mapped to parameter
1250
    value 16..21, but displayed/selected in the right order in the Fx->Echo page.
1251
    Please note that it isn't a bug that 32d is displayed *after* 16T, 16d *after*
1252
    8T etc - the entries are ordered by the resulting delay length!
1253
 
1254
  o a "Forward MIDI" option has been added to the record page.
1255
    Previously events played by an external keyboard were always immediately
1256
    forwarded to the MIDI output. Now it's possible to disable this function for
1257
    keyboards w/o a "local off" function.
1258
 
1259
  o the quantization of recorded MIDI events is now freely configurable in the
1260
    Record page.
1261
    Than lower the percentage value, than lower the quantization (-> events not
1262
    shifted to the next step)
1263
 
1264
 
1090 tk 1265
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta29
1266
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1267
 
1268
  o implemented tap tempo function.
1269
    It can be accessed in the BPM menu page (rightmost GP button), or with MENU+PLAY
1270
 
1117 tk 1271
  o fixed "accent on stretched notes" issue
1090 tk 1272
 
1117 tk 1273
  o fixed pattern synchronisation issue at very first played pattern in song mode
1274
 
1275
 
1083 tk 1276
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta28
1277
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1278
 
1279
  o fixed bug in session load function which happened when no MBSEQ_GC.V4 file exists on SD Card
1280
 
1281
  o added new "udpmon <0..4>" terminal command which allows to monitor incoming and outgoing
1086 tk 1282
    UDP packets, e.g. to debug OSC settings and/or to determine the port of incoming OSC
1083 tk 1283
    packets.
1284
    In MIOS Terminal, use "udpmon 3" to display all packets with port number >= 1024
1285
 
1086 tk 1286
  o now we have a special CV configuration page which allows:
1287
    - to select V/Oct, Hz/V and Inverse curve for each CV channel
1083 tk 1288
    - the slew rate 0..255 mV for each CV channel
1289
    - the pitch range (for pitchbend events)
1290
    - the gate polarity for each CV channel
1086 tk 1291
    - to calibrate each channel
1292
    - to set the DIN Sync Clock PPQN Divider and Pulse Width
1083 tk 1293
    - AOUT Module Type (previously hard-configured in MBSEQ_HW.V4 file)
1294
 
1295
  o each CV channel has now an own notestack.
1296
    This is especially nice if AOUT channels are controlled through the MIDI Router
1297
    from an external MIDI keyboard (live)
1298
 
1299
 
1074 tk 1300
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta27
1301
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1302
 
1303
  o fixed a crash on rescheduled notes (caused by a gcc bug) - this bug only exists in beta26
1304
 
1305
  o BLM keyboard mode: now inverted (lowest button row plays highest velocity)
1306
 
1307
  o BLM keyboard mode takes octave/semitones transpose values into account
1308
 
1075 tk 1309
  o copy/paste function: if Paste/Clr track is activated in options menu, channel and
1310
    port setting will be copied as well.
1311
    This allows to copy&paste a complete track from one pattern to another.
1074 tk 1312
 
1075 tk 1313
  o Paste/Clr steps/track setting in options menu is now a global setting and will
1314
    be written into MBSEQ_GC.V4 instead of (the session specific) MBSEQ_C.V4 file.
1315
    In future versions it might be a good idea to move global settings into a separate menu page.
1316
 
1317
 
1068 tk 1318
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta26
1319
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1320
 
1321
  o SD Card error messages will be sent to MIOS terminal
1322
 
1323
  o added MIOS terminal commands "play" and "stop", so that the sequencer can also be
1324
    started/stopped from MIOS Studio
1325
 
1326
  o the status LED of the core module flashes on each beat now
1327
 
1070 tk 1328
  o bugfix for FAST button
1068 tk 1329
 
1070 tk 1330
  o OSC support for "Pianist Pro" format (an iPhone/iPad application)
1331
    Now you can send notes and pitch changes from Pianist Pro to your
1332
    MBSEQ, and convert them into MIDI events
1333
 
1071 tk 1334
  o support for a third MIDI IN/OUT port.
1335
    The digital MIDI OUT signal (open drain!) is available at J5B.A6
1336
    The digital MIDI IN signal is available at J5B.A7
1337
    Note that the MIDI IO circuit (220 Ohm Resistors, optocoupler, etc.) is not
1338
    part of the MBHP_CORE_STM32 module and has to be added externally.
1339
    This IO port can especially be used for a dedicated BLM connection (this will
1340
    be my personal usecase)
1070 tk 1341
 
1071 tk 1342
  o Gate #7 and #8, which were previously available at J5B.A6 and J5B.A7, are
1343
    now available at J5C.A10 and J5C.A11
1344
 
1345
 
1058 tk 1346
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta25
1347
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1348
 
1349
  o now each OSC port has an individual configuration set which consists of
1350
    the Remote IP, Remote Port, Local Port and Transfer Mode
1351
 
1352
  o an OSC Transfer Mode has been added, it can be configured in the network
1353
    configuration page for each OSC port.
1354
 
1355
    In MIDI mode, all events generated by the track will be embedded into a
1356
    'm' type packet. This mode allows to tunnel MIDI events via ethernet to
1357
    a proxy which runs on the host (or any device which is able to convert
1358
    these messages)
1359
 
1360
    In "Text Msg (Integer)" and "Text Msg (Float)" mode, the OSC packets will
1361
    be encoded the following way:
1362
      - Note Events: /<chn>/note <note> <velocity>
1363
        Integer: note and velocity in range 0 .. 127
1364
        Float: note still as integer, velocity in range 0.0 .. 1.0
1365
      - Poly Pressure Events: /<chn>/polypressure <note> <pressure>
1366
        Integer: note and pressure in range 0 .. 127
1367
        Float: note still as integer, pressure in range 0.0 .. 1.0
1060 tk 1368
      - CC Events: /<chn>/cc <cc-number> <value>
1058 tk 1369
        Integer: value in range 0 .. 127
1060 tk 1370
        Float: cc-number still as integer, value in range 0.0 .. 1.0
1062 tk 1371
      - Program Change Events: /<chn>/programchange <value>
1058 tk 1372
        Integer: value in range 0 .. 127
1373
        Float: value in range 0.0 .. 1.0
1374
      - Aftertouch Events: /<chn>/aftertouch <pressure>
1375
        Integer: pressure in range 0 .. 127
1376
        Float: pressure in range 0.0 .. 1.0
1062 tk 1377
      - Pitchbend Events: /<chn>/pitchbend <value>
1058 tk 1378
        Integer: value in range -8192..8192
1379
        Float: value in range -1.0 .. 1.0
1380
 
1381
    <chn> range: 1..16
1382
 
1060 tk 1383
  o OSC option now supports SysEx transfers (SysEx stream is embedded into blobs)
1058 tk 1384
 
1060 tk 1385
  o it's now possible to route USB/MIDI/IIC/AOUT ports to the OSC ports in
1386
    the MIDI Router page.
1058 tk 1387
 
1060 tk 1388
  o SysEx streams will now be forwarded by the MIDI Router as well.
1389
    The Chn setting has to be set to "All" for source and destination port.
1390
 
1391
    This allows you to access the SysEx functions of your synth - it's even
1392
    possible to upload a new firmware to a MIDIbox which is connected
1393
    to a MIDI port of MBSEQ now.
1394
 
1061 tk 1395
  o MIDI->Misc menu: BLM can now be assigned to an OSC port
1060 tk 1396
 
1397
 
1398
 
1052 tk 1399
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta24
1400
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1401
 
1402
  o support for OSC (requires MBHP_ETH module)
1403
    4 OSC ports are available, currently they only send MIDI packets.
1404
    A MIDI<->OSC proxy is currently only available for MacOS (on request)
1405
    An easy to use Juice based Proxy is planned and will be released soon.
1406
    (Firmware-)configurable OSC packets will be available in one of the
1407
    next releases.
1408
 
1409
  o new network configuration page for the MBHP_ETH module
1410
 
1411
  o the debug terminal now supports a "network" command to retrieve
1412
    the current status of the network configuration.
1413
 
1414
  o now we have global configurations which are stored independent from the
1415
    session configuration in the "/MBSEQ_GC.V4" file
1416
 
1417
    Following parameters have been moved to this file:
1418
      - MetronomePort
1419
      - MetronomeChannel
1420
      - MetronomeNoteM
1421
      - MetronomeNoteB
1422
      - RemoteMode
1423
      - RemotePort
1424
      - RemoteID
1425
      - BLM_SCALAR_Port
1426
      - ETH_LocalIp
1427
      - ETH_Netmask
1428
      - ETH_Gateway
1429
      - ETH_Dhcp
1430
      - OSC_RemoteIp
1431
      - OSC_RemotePort
1432
      - OSC_LocalPort
1433
 
1434
  o probability parameter now incremented correctly in edit page
1435
 
1053 tk 1436
  o if the track plays multiple notes, gate is only cleared if
1437
    all notes are set to "---"
1052 tk 1438
 
1053 tk 1439
  o BLM: triggers now displayed correctly in all stepviews
1440
 
1441
 
1048 tk 1442
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta23
1443
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1444
 
1445
  o "external restart" sends FA at the right moment now
1446
 
1447
  o track transpose page now always starts with "semitones" item instead
1448
    of "octave" item
1449
 
1450
 
1025 tk 1451
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta22
1452
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1453
 
1454
  o running status optimisation can now be optionally disabled in
1455
    the MBSEQ_HW.V4 file for MIDI devices that don't fully comply
1456
    to the MIDI specification.
1457
    Search for "RS_OPTIMISATION" in the MBSEQ_HW.V4 templates for
1458
    further informations.
1459
 
1040 tk 1460
  o chaselight issue for mono colour 4x16 BLM fixed
1025 tk 1461
 
1040 tk 1462
  o trigger assignment page now works as intended in drum mode
1463
 
1464
  o new MIDI Bus parameters now loaded correctly after session change
1465
 
1466
  o another fix for crash if preset name is longer than 7 characters
1467
 
1468
 
1469
 
1014 tk 1470
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta21
1471
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1472
 
1018 tk 1473
  o ongoing preparation work for BLM16x16
1024 tk 1474
    Features will be described under http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_seq_manual_blm.html
1014 tk 1475
 
1023 tk 1476
  o the simple Transpose/Arpeggiator MIDI split function has been replaced by
1024 tk 1477
    a new bus routing concept.
1014 tk 1478
 
1023 tk 1479
    There are 4 busses that can be configured in the MIDI page.
1480
    Each bus provides a dedicated MIDI port, channel and lower/upper MIDI note
1481
    to define a keyboard range.
1482
 
1483
  o the bus can either be routed to the transpose/arpeggiator function ("T&A Mode"),
1484
    or it can be used to play the currently selected track "live" ("Play Mode")
1485
 
1486
  o Track Mode page: now allows to select the bus over that the transpose/arpeggiator
1487
    function should be controlled
1488
 
1489
  o Record function: whenever active, the MIDI port and channel used for recording
1490
    won't be routed to Transpose/Arpeggiator/Play bus.
1491
 
1492
  o the "Roll" trigger now selects a 2D10 roll instead of 3D08 since it's more
1493
    useful in most cases.
1024 tk 1494
    In order to apply customized roll values, please use the roll function of
1495
    the parameter layer instead of the Roll trigger.
1023 tk 1496
 
1024 tk 1497
  o implemented "Roll2" parameter layer function.
1498
    This alternative solution to "Roll" allows to define the number of step repeats,
1499
    and the distance between them.
1500
 
1023 tk 1501
  o added optional button/LED function for UNDO
1502
 
1503
  o fixed MIDI clock issue sent to USB5..USB8 (resulted into multiplied tempo
1504
    values in some DAWs)
1505
 
1506
  o CC assignment displayed correctly in mixer page
1507
 
1508
  o LFO CC not sent anymore if track is muted
1509
 
1510
  o fixed crash if preset name is longer than 7 characters
1511
 
1024 tk 1512
  o fixed step selection of copy function
1513
 
1023 tk 1514
  o inverted encoder behaviour in mute page: moving clockwise will unmute,
1515
    moving counter clockwise will activate mute
1516
 
1024 tk 1517
  o if a previously "empty" pattern/map/song is stored without name, it will be
1518
    labled with "unnamed" now.
1023 tk 1519
 
1024 tk 1520
  o LFO effect now works on CC parameters as intended
1521
 
1522
  o If a track is in CC mode, a CC/Pitchbender value will only be sent if
1523
    the gate trigger is set.
1524
    CCs/Pitchbender events are sent for each step regardless of the gate
1525
    as before if the track is in Note or Chord mode.
1526
 
1527
  o transpose now works correctly on CC and Pitchbender values, but only if the
1528
    track is configured for CC mode.
1529
    Transpose will be ignored for CC/Pitchbender events if track is in
1530
    Note or Chord mode.
1531
 
1532
  o AOUT gates now 0V after power-on
1533
 
1534
  o some minor bugfixes
1535
 
1536
 
987 tk 1537
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta20
1538
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1539
 
1540
  o taken over track/layer button/LED usage of MBSEQ V3 (important if you are
1541
    using the old frontpanel):
1542
    - pattern page: track buttons have the same function like group buttons.
1543
      They allow to quickly jump between groups to select a new pattern
1544
    - song page: track/group and parameter layer buttons can be used to
1545
      set the cursor position while editing a song entry
1546
 
1547
  o AOUT driver working again (was not working in beta19)
1548
 
1549
  o there is now a separate port/channel setting for recording, it can be
1550
    directly changed in the UTILITY->RECORD page
1551
 
1552
  o the MIDI file import function now starts with the first track that contains
1553
    MIDI events to ensure that MIDI file tracks are aligned properly to MBSEQ tracks.
1554
 
1555
    This is a workaround if the DAW uses the first track as a "master track" to
1556
    store tempo informations. Previously this always resulted into an empty
1557
    G1T1 track, and sequences started at G1T2.
1558
 
1559
 
984 tk 1560
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta19
1561
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1562
 
1563
  o changed order of instruments in initial drum map
1564
    (HiHats now at position 3, 4 and 5)
1565
 
1566
  o implemented MIDI file import function (UTILITY->DISK->IMPORT)
1567
 
1568
    MIDI files have to be copied into the /midi directory of the SD Card.
1569
 
1570
    All tracks are imported at once (up to 16) in the same order they are stored
1571
    in the .mid file. Accordingly, track assignments can be done within the
1572
    .mid file before it is imported (e.g. edit the .mid file with your DAW)
1573
 
1574
    Currently only MIDI Notes and drums are supported (no CCs, no Pitchbender).
1575
 
1576
    To import drum tracks, change the import mode from "Note" to "Drum". This
1577
    mode especially allows to control the velocity of each step separately.
1578
    Currently drum instruments are only mapped to a pre-selection of 4/8/16
1579
    notes - this map cannot be customized yet!
1580
 
1581
    Since MIDIbox SEQ is a step sequencer, notes will be quantised with a
1582
    selectable resolution (16th, 32th or 64th).
1583
 
1584
    Also the number of layers/drum instruments is selectable (4, 8 or 16).
1585
    Than more layers are available, than more notes can be played at the
1586
    same step. In "Note" mode, all notes share the same velocity and length
1587
    value, in "Drum" mode each step and instrument has a dedicated velocity
1588
    value.
1589
 
1590
    If the imported track contains different velocity or length values for
1591
    polyphonic played notes, and this characteristic is important, it is
1592
    recommented to split the track into multiple pieces (e.g. for long and
1593
    for short notes) and to import them into separate MBSEQ tracks.
1594
 
1595
    Another hint: if notes of the imported track don't start exactly at the
1596
    16th/32th/64th note position (e.g. because they have a "swing" feel), it
1597
    is recommented to quantize the notes in a DAW before the import.
1598
    The swing feel can be added again after the import (GROOVE page).
1599
 
1600
    All tracks will be initialized depending on the selected resolution and
1601
    layers before the import is started. Than higher the resolution, or than more
1602
    layers are selected, than less bars can be imported (number of bars is displayed
1603
    on screen).
1604
 
1605
    The MIDI port will always be set to DEFAULT during import. The MIDI channel will
1606
    be set to the channel of the first played note (for each track separately).
1607
 
1608
    MIDI Files can be imported while the sequencer is running. This allows you to
1609
    search for a certain file, but also to try different parameters during runtime.
1610
 
1611
  o some minor bugfixes
1612
 
1613
 
965 tk 1614
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta18
1615
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1616
 
1617
  o the current patterns/mixer map/song/groove templates will be cleared before
1618
    a new session is created.
1619
 
1620
  o last patterns now correctly selected after startup
1621
 
1622
 
1623
 
959 tk 1624
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta17
1625
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1626
 
1627
   o implemented "Sessions" concept. Now you can change between different setups
1628
     stored on a single SD Card
962 tk 1629
     See this page for more informations: http://www.ucapps.de/midibox_seq_manual_sessions.html
959 tk 1630
 
1631
   o Sessions can be opened/saved/created in the main menu (press EXIT button)
1632
 
1633
   o your old session isn't lost, it's just at the wrong place.
1634
     To take over this session:
1635
       - enter MSD mode (UTILITY->DISK)
1636
       - create a backup of all *.V4 files on your PC (recommented for Beta17!!!)
1637
       - create a /SESSIONS directory if it doesn't exist yet
1638
       - create a session subdirectory (8 characters maximum)
960 tk 1639
         if you name it "DEFAULT", it will be loaded after startup!
959 tk 1640
       - copy following files:
1641
         MBSEQ_B1.V4, MBSEQ_B2.V4, MBSEQ_B3.V4, MBSEQ_B4.V4,
1642
         MBSEQ_S.V4, MBSEQ_G.V4, MBSEQ_C.V4
1643
       - create a second session subdirectory
1644
       - copy following files:
1645
         MBSEQ_B5.V4, MBSEQ_B6.V4, MBSEQ_B7.V4, MBSEQ_B8.V4,
1646
         MBSEQ_S.V4, MBSEQ_G.V4, MBSEQ_C.V4
1647
       - rename these files to MBSEQ_B1.V4 to MBSEQ_B4.V4
1648
       - don't copy MBSEQ_HW.V4 (always read from root directory)
1649
       - remove the copied *.V4 files from root directory, or move
1650
         them to another directory for backup
1651
       - unmount the SD Card on your computer
1652
       - wait until MSD mode is disabled!
1653
       - press EXIT, thereafter OPEN the session by pressing GP button 9
1654
 
961 tk 1655
  o changed default track configuration to 256 steps/4 parameter layers
1656
    since it's more useful in most cases
959 tk 1657
 
961 tk 1658
 
848 tk 1659
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta16
1660
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1661
 
1662
  o MIDI->Section Control: Octaves which are not taken for section selection
951 tk 1663
    can now be optionally forwarded to a configurable MIDI port.
848 tk 1664
    This saves you from adding a keyboard splitter to your MIDI keyboard, if
1665
    you want to play a MIDI instrument from an unused keyboard zone.
1666
 
951 tk 1667
  o fixed bug in live recording function (notelength sometimes not recorded correctly)
848 tk 1668
 
951 tk 1669
  o MIOS terminal functions have been added. Just enter "help" in the terminal
1670
    which has been integrated into MIOS Studio 2
1671
 
1672
  o copy function now works correctly together with the section concept
1673
 
1674
  o Follow function now available as dedicated button and with key combination MENU+EXIT
1675
 
1676
  o the Follow Song option under UTILITY->Options has been removed. The selected
1677
    follow mode won't be stored on SD Card anymore. Follow is deactivated after
1678
    power-on and has to be manually enabled (e.g. by pressing MENU+EXIT)
1679
 
1680
 
793 tk 1681
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta15
1682
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1683
 
826 tk 1684
  o Track sections which should be played can now be selected via MIDI
1685
    Keyboard as demonstrated in http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_RQL24j8no
1686
 
1687
    Each group (G1/2/3/4) has a separate selection zone on the keyboard.
828 tk 1688
    Key C..B select section 1..12, the first key of the octave (C) plays
1689
    the first section as usual, it has the same effect as if this feature
1690
    is disabled.
826 tk 1691
 
1692
    The width of a section depends on the track length.
1693
 
1694
    E.g., if the track length is set to 32, and if it consists of 256 steps,
1695
    8 sections are available which can be selected with Key C/C#/D/D#/E/F#/F/F#/G
1696
 
1697
 
828 tk 1698
    It is recommented to activate the "Follow" function under UTILITY->OPTIONS
1699
    when using this feature, so that the edit display gets automatically updated
1700
    whenever the section is changed.
826 tk 1701
 
1702
  o the MIDI configuration page has been overworked to handle the new parameters.
1703
    Track sections can be selected from a dedicated MIDI Port and Channel.
1704
    The keyboard zone assigned to the group can be changed, so that it's possible
1705
    to merge groups (e.g. all 4 groups controlled from a single octave).
1706
 
828 tk 1707
  o an individual section can be selected for each track in the StepView.
1708
    Press & Hold StepView + SELECT button, then press the GP button of the
1709
    appr. section.
1710
    This feature is also nice for editing large tracks!
1711
 
793 tk 1712
  o implemented CC#123 (All Notes Off) - it empties the note stacks if
1713
    value 0 is received. Values > 0 will be ignored
1714
 
828 tk 1715
  o bugfix for ALL button as reported by Gridracer
1716
 
793 tk 1717
 
828 tk 1718
TODO for MBSEQ V4.0beta16
1719
  o TODO: sections can also be selected with the BLM4x16 on the same way like
1720
    with a keyboard. The currently active section is displayed by the LEDs.
1721
 
1722
  o TODO: sections can also be selected with the BLM16x16. In this case, we
1723
    have individual selections for all 16 tracks.
1724
 
1725
 
1726
 
784 tk 1727
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta14
1728
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1729
 
785 tk 1730
  o prepared support for MBHP_BLM_SCALAR.
828 tk 1731
    The MIDI port can be configured in MIDI menu (MIDI->Misc.)
784 tk 1732
 
788 tk 1733
  o various minor bugfixes
784 tk 1734
 
788 tk 1735
 
784 tk 1736
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta13
1737
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1738
 
785 tk 1739
  o pulsewidth of DIN Sync clock now definable in MBSEQ_HW.V4 file
784 tk 1740
    (DIN_SYNC_CLK_PULSEWIDTH parameter)
1741
 
1742
  o Parameter/Trigger Layer selection can now be quickly incremented/decremented
1743
    by pressing&holding Layer C button, and incrementing with Layer A button,
1744
    resp. decrementing with Layer B button.
1745
 
1746
  o various minor bugfixes
1747
 
1748
 
769 tk 1749
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta12
1750
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1751
 
1752
  o Tracks can now be stored into/loaded from preset files on SD Card.
1753
    This features opens some new possibilities:
1754
    - you can store your favourite track configurations, melody lines,
1755
      drum loops, etc. in separate files to recall them later
1756
    - you can prepare drum maps for different instruments
1757
    - you can prepare CC setups for different instruments
1758
    - you can share the files (which are stored in the preset/ directory)
1759
      with other users
1760
    - you can view and edit the files with a common text editor.
1761
 
1762
    The preset functions are available in the MENU->EVENT page
1763
 
1764
    You've to create a "presets" directory in the root directory of
1765
    your SD Card before using this feature (the DOSFS driver used
1766
    by MBSEQ doesn't support "mkdir")
1767
 
1768
 
763 tk 1769
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta11
1770
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1771
 
1772
  o paste function now only changes track partitioning if the track mode of
1773
    target track is different. Other settings (number of parameter/trigger
1774
    layers, number of parameter/trigger steps, number of instruments) won't
1775
    be changed if track mode is equal.
1776
 
1777
  o bugfix for BLM_BUTTONS_NO_UI option
1778
 
1779
 
758 tk 1780
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta10
1781
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1782
 
761 tk 1783
  o Tracks/Patterns/Songs can now be exported to a MIDI file.
1784
    The appr. menu function is available under UTILITY->DISK->Export
1785
 
759 tk 1786
  o a simple MIDI In/Out monitor page has been added.
761 tk 1787
    The page can be entered via MENU+MIDI->MIDI Monitor (GP 16 button).
759 tk 1788
 
1789
    MIDI Clock and Active Sense events are filtered by default. The
1790
    filter option can be changed by pressing SELECT in the MIDI Monitor page.
1791
 
761 tk 1792
  o separated "pattern length" from "measure length" parameter in UTILITY->OPT menu.
758 tk 1793
    Pattern length is used for synchronized pattern changes, and measure
1794
    length for the Synch-to-Measure function.
1795
 
1796
    The left encoder below the item allows to select 16 step wise, the right
1797
    encoder and datawheel stepwise.
1798
 
761 tk 1799
  o Paste/Clr behaviour option in UTILITY->OPT menu implemented now
758 tk 1800
 
763 tk 1801
  o HWCFG file option "BLM_BUTTONS_NO_UI" implemented now
758 tk 1802
 
1803
 
1804
 
756 tk 1805
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta9
1806
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1807
 
757 tk 1808
  o If a sequence is already running, the MIDI file player doesn't cause a restart
1809
    anymore. Instead in automatically synchs to the next 16 step based measure.
1810
 
756 tk 1811
  o Track Event page: to trigger the Init function, GP16 has to be pressed for
1812
    2 seconds (a message will be displayed to inform about this)
1813
 
1814
  o fixed various minor bugs
1815
 
1816
 
754 tk 1817
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta8
1818
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1819
 
1820
  o now your MIDIbox SEQ can play MIDI files, either exclusively or in parallel to
1821
    the 16 sequencer tracks.
1822
 
1823
    MIDI files have to be copied into the /midi directory of your SD Card.
1824
 
761 tk 1825
    To select a MIDI file, go to the UTILITY->DISK->PLAY page, and select
754 tk 1826
    the desired modes (Exclusive/Parallel and Loop on/off)
1827
 
1828
  o MIDI file import and export prepared in UI, but not implemented yet!
1829
 
1830
  o MIDI port used to send a SysEx dump now selectable in file list browser
1831
 
1832
  o fixed various minor bugs
1833
 
1834
 
752 tk 1835
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta7
1836
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1837
 
1838
  o a new label editor allows to enter track and pattern names so fast and easy
1839
    like typing a SMS on a mobile phone. Use the first 10 GP buttons or encoders
1840
    to cycle the characters (like on a telephone keypad), and the remaining
1841
    buttons/encoders to select a character directly, move the cursor, delete/insert
1842
    characters, selecting a preset (with the encoder) and to exit the editor.
1843
 
1844
  o implemented synchronous pattern change after x steps (x=1..256)
761 tk 1845
    This function has to be enabled in the UTILITY->OPT page.
752 tk 1846
 
761 tk 1847
  o implemented Follow Song mode. It has to be enabled in UTILITY->OPT menu.
752 tk 1848
 
1849
  o a warning message will be print if Synch-to-Measure is enabled, and a
1850
    track length greater than steps per measure is selected.
1851
 
1852
  o CC number selected in Track Event and LFO Configuration page now has to be
1853
    confirmed with GP button below the appr. item.
1854
    A warning message will pop up to notify about this unusual data entry method.
1855
    In addition, the value will be marked with '!' so long it doesn't match with
1856
    currently active value.
1857
 
1858
  o fixed various minor bugs
1859
 
1860
 
748 tk 1861
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta6
1862
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1863
 
749 tk 1864
  o now it's possible to send SysEx dumps stored on SD Card to MIDI devices.
1865
 
1866
    Preparation: create a directory called "sysex" on your SD Card, thereafter
1867
    create subdirectories for each MIDI Device you want to use.
1868
 
1869
    For example:
754 tk 1870
      /sysex/MBSID
1871
      /sysex/MBFM
1872
      /sysex/MicroQ
749 tk 1873
 
1874
    Now copy .syx files into these directories which should be sent to the
1875
    devices later.
1876
 
1877
    Thats all! On your MIDIbox SEQ, change to the MENU->SYSEX menu, the
1878
    devices will be displayed on screen. Select a device to browse through
1879
    the file list. Select a file to send the dump.
1880
 
1881
    Note: currently .syx files are only sent to the Default port (selected in
1882
    MIDI page). A "store .syx dump" function is planned for later releases.
1883
 
1884
  o Menu page shows the current sequencer position in measure.step.microstep
1885
    format
1886
 
748 tk 1887
  o "About this MIDIbox": separated SD Card Info
1888
 
749 tk 1889
  o fixed various minor bugs
748 tk 1890
 
749 tk 1891
 
746 tk 1892
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta5
1893
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1894
 
1895
  o overworked menu page selection (now uses new list browser)
1896
 
747 tk 1897
  o added new info page "About this MIDIbox" (at the end of menu list) to
1898
    simplify support.
1899
    A lot of additional informations are sent to the MIOS Terminal when
1900
    an item (displayed at left page) is selected with a GP or the SELECT
1901
    button. Use the datawheel or a GP encoder to browse through the list.
1902
 
1903
    MIOS Terminal is part of MIOS Studio, a command line tool for MacOS
1904
    available as well.
1905
 
1906
  o Length 128/256 quick selection won't be displayed anymore if track
1907
    partition doesn't allow this number of steps
1908
 
746 tk 1909
  o fixed various minor bugs
1910
 
1911
 
741 tk 1912
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta4
1913
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1914
 
742 tk 1915
  o MBSEQ Parameters are controllable via NRPN messages from external MIDI devices now.
1916
    See also doc/mbseqv4_cc_implementation.txt
741 tk 1917
 
1918
  o these parameters can also be controlled via Internal Loopback (Bus1 Port).
1919
 
1920
  o Loopbacked CC Parameters are print in text format when edited
1921
 
1922
  o implemented MIDI Remote Keyboard function (note: MBSEQ_HW.V4 has been updated)
742 tk 1923
    See also doc/mbseqv4_remote_functions.txt
741 tk 1924
 
1925
  o fixed various minor bugs
1926
 
1927
 
740 tk 1928
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta3
1929
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1930
 
1931
  o if global loop mode enabled, a "*LOOPED*" message will flash at the
1932
    right corner of the EDIT and STEPVIEW screen.
1933
 
1934
  o following handling has been added to realize a "smooth startup" for
1935
    people who are in the progress of building their MBSEQ. The core is already
1936
    running, they connect a SD Card but don't have LCDs (so that messages
1937
    cannot be read):
1938
      - if a SD Card without Banks/Songs/Mixer Maps is connected, the appr.
1939
        files won't be created automatically anymore.
1940
      - messages are print on the PATTERN/SONG and MIXER page to inform
1941
        that files have to be created from the UTILITY->DISK menu
1942
      - in the DISK->UTILITY menu you will find a special option at the left
1943
        side which allows to start the formatting process (in fact, the SD
1944
        Card won't be formatted, but some files will be created)
1945
      - there is now a nice progress bar which informs about the state
1946
        so long formatting is in progress
1947
 
1948
  o CLEAR button has to be pressed for 2 seconds before action is triggered
1949
 
1950
  o fixed BLM inversion mask configuration
1951
 
1952
 
728 tk 1953
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta2
1954
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1955
 
729 tk 1956
  o Song page got a copy/pase/clear/insert/delete function for song steps.
1957
    Press the SELECT button to select the utility function
740 tk 1958
 
729 tk 1959
  o Copy/Paste/Clear button can be used in song page as well
740 tk 1960
 
729 tk 1961
  o Song/Phrase mode not switched via SONG button anymore (this handling
1962
    is an artifact from MBSEQ V2/V3)
1963
    Instead, the mode can be changed with GP encoder #8 or #9
740 tk 1964
 
729 tk 1965
  o a 16 step selection pattern for the ALL function is now available
1966
    (only selected steps will be touched by the ALL function).
1967
    It can be changed by pressing the SELECT button in EDIT page.
740 tk 1968
 
729 tk 1969
  o the 16 instrument labels of a drum track can be edited now
740 tk 1970
 
728 tk 1971
  o a nice graphical logo is now print during startup
740 tk 1972
 
728 tk 1973
  o lower CPU load if no SD Card connected
1974
 
1975
 
719 tk 1976
MIDIboxSEQ V4.0beta1
1977
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
1978
 
1979
Initial public release.
1980
Short list of changes:
1981
  o uses the new MBHP_CORE_STM32 module (ARM Cortex M3 based derivative)
1982
  o firmware completely rewritten in C - it can be optionally emulated
1983
    under MacOS
1984
  o patterns/songs/grooves/configs/etc. now stored on SD Card in a FAT32
1985
    filesystem
1986
  o USB MIDI natively supported, MIDI events are sent more than 100 times
1987
    faster to a DAW/virtual synth
1988
  o two "common" MIDI IN and MIDI OUT ports, up to 8 additional MIDI OUT
1989
    ports can be added with MBHP_IIC_MIDI modules
1990
  o track length increased to 256 steps
1991
  o track memory can be partitioned, e.g. 64 steps and 16 parameter layers,
1992
    or 256 steps and 4 parameter layers. Each track provides 8 trigger layers
1993
  o resolution increased to 384ppqn (16 times faster than common MIDI clock)
1994
  o new MIDI event scheduler concept priorises and sorts queued MIDI events
1995
  o new parameter layer options like "Pitch Wheel", "Roll" and "Probability"
1996
  o special drum mode for easier editing of percusive patterns
1997
  o additional chords (now: 32 in Major/Minor scale)
1998
  o new track progression parameters like "Interval/Repeat/Skip"
1999
  o groove templates can now be customized and stored on SD Card
2000
  o Echo Fx with variable number of repeats, damp, tempo change, note
2001
    incrementer (can be forced to scale!)
2002
  o LFO Fx with different waveforms, synchronized to track clock, step based
2003
    selection of period and reset, assignable to Note/Velocity/Length
2004
    + separate CC with definable ppqn resolution
2005
  o value range Limiter Fx
2006
  o Loop Fx (also nice for editing)
2007
  o overworked realtime record function with better quantisation
2008
  o hardware configuration file now read from SD Card. No need to recompile
2009
    the firmware on changes.
2010
 
2011
 
2012
Wishlist for future features
2013
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2014
 
2015
  o SysEx librarian, recording and dumping function for external Synths or
2016
    other MIDI gear
2017
  o finish the remote access function, which allows to control multiple
2018
    instances of MBSEQ (either running on MBHP_CORE_STM32 module or in
2019
    simulation) from a single CS (partly working, can be enabled in the
2020
    OPT menu, but not very user friendly yet)
2021
  o allow to switch between different sections of a track (A/B/C/D function
2022
    like known from MB808)
2023
  o "Preloading steps" as proposed by Gridracer:
2024
     Layer A is already active-> I press it again-> LED goes off or starts
2025
     blinking. I change the note numbers of the steps without setting them,
2026
     (audience hears nothing) -> I push Layer A again->  LED is On again.
2027
     Now I can set the new steps which will now play the intended
2028
     notes right from the beginning.
2029
  o SysEx dump for patterns/songs
1017 tk 2030
 
2031
 
2032
Additional input from vcfool:
2033
 
2034
---------------------------------------------------------
2035
 
2036
>> Grooves to DIN Sync
2037
>>
2038
>> [quote name='TK.' date='22 November 2009 - 21:46' timestamp='1258922761' post='121280']
2039
>> You could simply trigger your drummachine from a J5.A0..A7 gate, controlled from a dedicated track which plays 16 notes at the desired clock rate. The clock rate is defined by the clock divider value and normal/triplet mode.
2040
>> Now activate a groove style for this track -> done. :)
2041
>> [/quote]
2042
>>
2043
>> Yes, I know I can do it like this, but...
2044
>> Would loose one track of the MB-SEQ.
2045
>> Would use one Gate on the AOUT and it's associated CV (ok, i have 8, ok)
2046
>> Then I have to make a special cable to route that Gate output to a DIN5 (ok, i already have the cable, ok).
2047
>> But most important it makes the Clock output useless in most situations if you use grooves (and I do love grooves).
2048
>> I use the Clock output not only for the DIN-Machines but also on my modular too. So I'd love to have this implemented. I don't know how much coding this implies. I feel a little bad asking for things ......... of course ultra-low priority if any.
2049
 
2050
TK: low priority
2051
 
2052
---------------------------------------------------------
2053
 
1024 tk 2054
>> -AOUT Gates do not make "Legato" correctly. --> Needed to detail...
1017 tk 2055
 
1024 tk 2056
TK: TODO... (will be some work that hasn't been done yet)
1017 tk 2057
 
2058
---------------------------------------------------------
2059
 
1024 tk 2060
>> -Changing ALL Length is odd ... more explaining to do ....
1017 tk 2061
 
1024 tk 2062
>> -When changing the Length value of ALL notes it would be nice that only the actual inserted (Gate ON) Notes would chnage it's value. The issue I find is like this:
1017 tk 2063
>>
1024 tk 2064
>> INIT a track to get C3 quarter notes at steps 1,5,9,13. We can use this as an example. Press ALL. Increase the Length value. Once it has reached the first 16th note, first Glide, all the notes will be togheter as the empty notes also got the Length increased.
1017 tk 2065
>>
1024 tk 2066
>> I would like to be able to continue increasing the Length of the second 16th note (steps 2,6,10,14) to reach for a 8th note duration, and so on.
1017 tk 2067
>>
1024 tk 2068
>> -If I am making myself clear...  with the actual ALL concept, I know this would probably be hard to code, like the Fast button-changing Octaves suggestion I made sometime before.
1017 tk 2069
>>
1024 tk 2070
>> -Also, I found myself several times wanting to change the Length and Vel. and moving the Encoder won't do anything. I needed to go to Event page and moving the Parameter Layer Assignement (Vel. -> Whatever -> back to Vel.) would make it possible to edit again. I still haven't found the exact things causing this, to know how reproduce it.
1017 tk 2071
 
2072
----------------------------------------------------------
2073
 
2074
>> SYSEX Files
2075
>>
2076
>> -Problems dumping big files (64k of AKAI S612 sample data) over IIC Outs, works fine one the Core OUTs, but LCDs show nothing and SEQ seems frozen. Tried with the SEQ playing, just for fun: it will Stop, and then Continue when the Dump is sent.
2077
>>
2078
>> -Sending the same file from a computer (MIDI-OX) to the MB-SEQ USB1 IN, and routing it to a Core or IIC out, would not work correctly (MIDI TimeOut Protocol). --> GM-5 will work flawlessly here, not a PC problem.
2079
>>
2080
>> -Also tried real (not-USB) MIDI, using a SySex editor on the ATARI ST. ATARI OUT -> SEQ IN2 -> routed to OUT2 -> S612. This won't work either.
2081
>>
2082
>> -Would be nice if the OUT used to send the files for 'each' Sysex folder could be remembered by the SEQ. For a really intrument-ready folder.
2083
>>
2084
>> -Scolling through the .SYX files with the DataWheel, makes the PAUSE LED to turn ON (when reaching the ends of the page). Trigger Layer C LED blinks too. This also happens when browsing .MID files in the MIDI folder.
2085
>>
2086
>> -Note: I never experienced a problem with smaller files (6 bytes of FX data to a GM module) doesn't cause any trouble, and are sent with the SEQ running and no hicupps whatsoever... and using both Core and IIC outs caused no problem at all.
2087
>>
2088
>> -I can send the files if you want to test on them.
2089
 
2090
TK: I know the reasons. Some can be solved, some others not (like that the sequencer is stalled on large SysEx dumps)
2091
Technical answer: there is only one Mutex for all MIDI output ports.
2092
Multiple Mutex (semaphores) will decrease the general performance
2093
 
1024 tk 2094
>> About SysEx Files:
2095
>> Let me make myself clearer.
2096
>>
2097
>> -I don't expect the SEQ to be playing while sending those big sample data files. All the mentioned tests were done with the SEQ stopped. Only tried once while playing, just to see what happened.
2098
>>
2099
>> -I just remarked the fact that, with the SEQ stopped, sending the file won't work on IIC OUTs. Only works on the CORE OUTs.
2100
>>
2101
>> -The LCD could show "Sending..." or something, so you know the SEQ hasn't crashed or anything.
2102
>>
2103
>> -The actual "xxx bytes Sent" message appears correctly at the end. And BTW, it would be nice that it would not appear over the files, because it takes so long to disappear and when sending small .SYX files (while the SEQ is playing, jamming with synth values on-the-fly) there's this time when you won't see the files in there. So maybe using only the upper LCD lines...
2104
>>
2105
 
1017 tk 2106
----------------------------------------------------------
2107
 
1052 tk 2108
>> I have a question regarding the arpeggiator (and transposer)
2109
>>
2110
>> I noticed that the arpeggiator (and transposer) behave different when they are contorlled from external eg. keyboard or from an internal track:
2111
>>
2112
>> - If the contorl notes come from external, the settings HOLD and RESTART work as they are described in the manual
2113
>> - If the contorl notes come from an internal track, the arpeggiator (and transposer) always behaves like if HOLD is ON and RESTART is OFF,
2114
>> no matter to which value they are actual set.
1053 tk 2115
 
2116
 
2117
TK: the handling of loopback tracks differs from normal tracks. MIDI Events are sent
2118
immediately to the transpose/arpeggiator function instead of using the scheduler, so that
2119
note changes take place immediately and independent from the track number before new
2120
MIDI events are scheduled.
2121
Disadvantage of this method: note off events won't be generated, accordingly the gatelength
2122
won't be considered and HOLD/RESTART of transposed tracks won't work as expected.
2123
 
2124
Possible solution: gatelength counter for note off events, only used for loopbacked tracks.
2125
Problem: how should polyphonic loopback tracks be handled?
2126
It could be sufficient to call SEQ_MIDI_IN_ResetTransArpStacks(<bus-number>) depending on
2127
the gatelength
2128
 
1132 tk 2129
----------------------------------------------------------
2130
 
2131
 would it be possible to get a "tempo" button just in the way of scrub? Just a shortcut to the bpm menu and selecting the current speed as long as it is pressed? This would be very cool for live tempo fades ;-) (i am aware of the very nice tempo preset button and page)
1219 tk 2132
 
2133
----------------------------------------------------------
2134
 
1342 tk 2135
Nuke:
2136
in the fx section , theres the humanizer which now can "randomize" notes, vel/cc and length...but since the whole right screen is empty, wouldn´t it be cool to have the trigger layer "humanized" also?...maybe with a percentage-value like probability...
2137
so it would be possible to have some nice variation with accent, slide , rolls, random value etc... each with it´s own amount...?!
1583 tk 2138
 
2139
----------------------------------------------------------
1787 tk 2140
FFW: Für den Humanizer könnte man rechts im Display die Möglichkeit einfügen,
2141
den / die CC´s auszuwählen, auf welche sich der Humanizer beziehen soll.
1583 tk 2142
 
1787 tk 2143
----------------------------------------------------------
2144
 
1583 tk 2145
Marxon http://midibox.org/forums/topic/17484-suggestion-deincrement-values-in-mixer-mode
2146
It would be usefull to have a mixer page to send also relative de/increment values.
1780 tk 2147
 
2148
----------------------------------------------------------
1787 tk 2149
FFW: Man könnte bei der Global-Loop FX Funktion im rechten Display eine Option anbieten,
1780 tk 2150
welche es ermöglicht, den Loop quantisiert ein-/aussetzen zu lassen.
1781 tk 2151
Also zb der Loop setzt, nach Aktivierung (drücken des "on" Tasters) auf 1/8 Takt etc. ein.
2152
 
2153
----------------------------------------------------------
2154
lukas412
2155
Has the possibility of routing a track output to another tracks input ever come up?
1784 tk 2156
 
1793 tk 2157
----------------------------------------------------------
1806 tk 2158
Alex:  I'm wondering if being able to control AOUT tracks with the LRE8x2 (MBNG) is possible yet?
2159
I have my ssm2044 boards hooked up to the AOUT_NG, and would like to use encoders to control cutoff and resonance through NRPN messages.
1793 tk 2160
 
1806 tk 2161
----------------------------------------------------------
1830 tk 2162
fcebreros: remote control on dedicated MIDI port without the need for a remote key
2163
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/13137-midibox-seq-v4-release-feedback/?p=160164
1819 tk 2164
----------------------------------------------------------
2006 tk 2165
Send MTC Timecode
2166
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/18798-midi-time-code
2167
----------------------------------------------------------
2008 tk 2168
Allow to send receive LCD messages via SysEx
2169
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/18813-seq-v4-firmware-question
2170
----------------------------------------------------------
2038 tk 2171
SAVE page, name entry: usability wise, it would be useful if pressing the <> button (GP#12) toggled cursor position between the first character of the category and the first character of the name.
2172
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/18999-wishlist-save-pattern-page-improvements/?p=165964
2173
----------------------------------------------------------
2048 tk 2174
MIDI Remote Control function:
2175
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/13137-midibox-seq-v4-release-feedback/?p=166123
2176
Here's an idea to extend this:  It's really great to be able to quickly set CC values with a midi controller potentiometer.  It's so quick and easy to get the value to where you want it - much faster than an encoder.  It would be great if you could set all the parameter layers this way.  If the SEQ provided external CC controller numbers that were assigned to "adjust parameter layer 1", "...2", "...3" ...16 for the currently held step, then you could use an external midi controller to easily adjust all parameter layers for the currently held step without having to wade through the menus.
2177
 
2178
For example, you could set up a Korg nanokontrol (has 8 faders and 8 potentiometer knobs) so that each fader and knob controlled one parameter layer - so one fader would control velocity, one length, probability, etc...  Depending on how you initialized your track.  Hold a step, move some faders/knobs on the nanokontrol to quickly adjust parameter layers.
2179
 
2180
Some users might not want external faders/knobs to be able to change values in note or chord parameter layers, so maybe an option could be provided to enable/disable external control of chord and note layers via CC
2181
 
2182
...and to extend the idea even further:  The SEQ could also provide external control CCs for the trigger layers, so the trigger layers could also be quickly enabled and disabled from an external controller when a step button is held.
2183
 
2184
You could even activate the LED indicators on the nanokontrol or other midi controllers with LED button indicators by sending MIDI values >0 (anything >= 1 works on most, 127 is required on some controllers, some controllers with multicolor leds require specific values to light certain colors - sending a 1 would be a good default for the "on" state) out from the SEQ on the CC #s for the trigger layers that are active, and sending 0's out to the CCs that are inactive.  This would light the LEDs on a lot of commercial controllers without any further programming on the SEQ.  So the LEDs would toggle on and off to indicate the state of the corresponding trigger layer.
2185
 
2186
For the nanokontrol2, you have to use the korg software to set the LED control to external.  Then, sending a 0 on the right channel to the MIDI CC assigned to a button will turn the LED on that button off, sending a 1 will turn it on.
2187
 
2188
With USB Host working on the STM32f4 core and this feature implemented, a nanokontrol would be a really cheap way to extend the functionality of the SEQ - I can imagine a lot of other uses for a nanokontrol in other modes on the SEQ as well.  Lots of buttons and faders on a nanokontrol for ~$60.
2189
 
2190
Here's the Nanokontrol's midi implementation/ parameter guide - http://i.korg.com/up...09631760000.pdf
2191
 
2192
This could also work on a keyboard with CC-assignable knobs and faders, or any other MIDI controller with assignable controls, of course.
2193
----------------------------------------------------------
2060 tk 2194
Provide trigger layer function for Random Velocity and CC
2195
----------------------------------------------------------
2061 tk 2196
BLM enhancements:
2197
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19034-novation-launchpad-blm-features-discussion-thread/?p=166270
2116 tk 2198
 
2199
- round step buttons along the top light in dim yellow to indicate which steps in the currently visible measure have notes set? and
2200
- when ALT is held (to switch octaves), round track buttons on the right side light to indicate which octaves have notes set?
2134 tk 2201
- copy/paste using the top row of step view buttons: ALT+step button copies that measure, keep holding ALT and press another step button to paste the copied steps into the second step view.  Keep holding ALT and press a third, 4th, 5th, etc. step button to paste the copied steps into additional step views.  Release ALT without pressing a second step button to cancel out without pasting.
2202
- bugfix for drum track switching
2061 tk 2203
----------------------------------------------------------
2144 tk 2204
Trigger steps from another track:
2205
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19410-step-trigger/?p=169253
2206
----------------------------------------------------------
2155 tk 2207
FTS for Random Generator
2208
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/13137-midibox-seq-v4-release-feedback/?p=169562
2209
----------------------------------------------------------
2210
FTS for Recording Mode
2211
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/13137-midibox-seq-v4-release-feedback/?p=169705
2212
----------------------------------------------------------
2191 tk 2213
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19018-seqv4-my-collection-of-feature-proposals/?p=170899
2214
Optional Save&Take behaviour:
2215
while in phrase mode (and using the save&take over patterns function):
2216
-song 1  „save and take over patterns“: a1-p1
2217
-song 2  „save and take over patterns“: a2-p2
2218
-…
2219
-song 8  „save and take over patterns“: a8-p8
2220
----------------------------------------------------------
2198 tk 2221
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19644-muting-independent-drum-lines-notes-via-midi/?p=171143
2222
Clear individual drum instruments
2201 tk 2223
----------------------------------------------------------
2204 tk 2224
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19701-blm-feature-requests/?do=findComment&comment=171522
2225
Scale Editor
2202 tk 2226
----------------------------------------------------------
2241 tk 2227
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/13137-midibox-seq-v4-release-feedback/?do=findComment&comment=172144
2228
Transpose key selection mode
2229
----------------------------------------------------------
2244 tk 2230
Klee Sequencer Tracks:
2231
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19806-klee-sequencer-emulation/#comment-172311
2232
----------------------------------------------------------
2246 tk 2233
BLM16x16: allow to select two tracks for keyboard playing
2234
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19701-blm-feature-requests/?do=findComment&comment=172256
2235
----------------------------------------------------------
2252 tk 2236
Change BPM via MIDI
2237
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19850-remote-bpm/
2238
----------------------------------------------------------
2254 tk 2239
Apply Groove pattern to CV and MIDI clock outputs
2240
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19826-mb-seq-v4-clock-feature/?do=findComment&comment=172791
2241
----------------------------------------------------------
2242
Clock Dividers for MIDI clock outputs
2243
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19826-mb-seq-v4-clock-feature/?do=findComment&comment=172791
2244
----------------------------------------------------------
2259 tk 2245
Allow to use BLM fader handling with external controllers
2246
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/13137-midibox-seq-v4-release-feedback/?do=findComment&comment=172905
2247
----------------------------------------------------------
2261 tk 2248
Random generator: allow to select random range (e.g. SELECT button)
2249
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19867-random-generator-range/?do=findComment&comment=172921
2250
----------------------------------------------------------
2272 tk 2251
Allow to define number of displayed steps:
2252
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/13137-midibox-seq-v4-release-feedback/?do=findComment&comment=173142
2253
----------------------------------------------------------
2288 tk 2254
Allow to delete presets
2255
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19774-question-about-expected-behaviour-in-song-mode/#comment-173653
2256
----------------------------------------------------------
2257
Song Page: add "Mute Pattern" (all 4 tracks) command
2258
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19774-question-about-expected-behaviour-in-song-mode/#comment-173653
2259
----------------------------------------------------------
2260
Add command which copies the current pattern configurations into multiple pattern slots (e.g. current patterns -> A1/A2/A3/...)
2261
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19774-question-about-expected-behaviour-in-song-mode/#comment-173653
2262
----------------------------------------------------------
2297 tk 2263
Drum track: select trigger layer, then push parameter button A or B: parameter values not displayed
2264
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19774-question-about-expected-behaviour-in-song-mode/?do=findComment&comment=173700
2265
----------------------------------------------------------
1980 tk 2266
 
2267
 
2268
Wishlist for MIDIbox SEQ V4 Plus
2269
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
2270
 
2271
V4 Plus will require a STM32F4 core which offers much more memory.
2272
Accordingly, resource hungry features could be implemented.
2273
 
2274
Here a list:
2275
 
2276
- Expression Layer:
2277
  http://midibox.org/forums/topic/18732-fr-expression-layer/
2129 tk 2278
 
2279
- Audio metronome function
2280
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19300-metronome-audio-out-on-stm32f4discovery/
2288 tk 2281
 
2282
- allocate some memory to sort the directory view instead of loading directly from SD Card
2283
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19774-question-about-expected-behaviour-in-song-mode/#comment-173653
2284
 
2285
 
2286
- allow to define delays based on ports & channels instead of only the port.
2287
http://midibox.org/forums/topic/19774-question-about-expected-behaviour-in-song-mode/#comment-173653
2288