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Post by os » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:00 am

Have you reformatted the card? It wants to be FAT32 (or 'MS-DOS FAT' in some utilities).

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Post by NONMIMETICFORM » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:46 pm

YES, Reformatted with no results. I had no issues with 4.2.2 firmware update. Here's a screenshot:[/img]Image
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Post by Shledge » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:29 am

Why is the hex file in a hidden folder?

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Post by os » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:01 am

As Shledge says, the file is in a folder, not in the root of the card.

Also it has the wrong name. The correct name is 'image.hex'.

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Post by Tubefund » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:00 pm

:tu: i would like to give a big thumb up for excellent custumer support from OS aka super deluxe wiggler aka Expert Sleepers on this forum. More then 10000 posts. Excellent product, great value for money and great support :yay:

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Post by os » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:47 am

v4.6 is released.

* Added the Delayed LFO algorithm.
* Added the Scaled LFO algorithm.
* Added the Gate algorithm.
* Turning the S encoder while holding it in now selects the current parameter; it no longer changes algorithm.
* Added Multiplier & Pan parameters to the Clockable Ping Pong (Z feedback) algorithm and Multiplier & Out Mode parameters to the Clockable Ping Pong (Z input pan) algorithm.
* Added Multiplier & individual output attenuverter parameters to the Clockable AD Envelope algorithms.
* All envelope attenuverter parameters now use the range ±32.
* Added an output mode parameter to the Clockable Delay/Echo and Tape Delay algorithms.
* Added coarse and fine control over tape length (effectively delay time), calibrated in milliseconds, to the Tape Delay algorithm.
* Increased the range of the Offset parameter in the CV/MIDI Algorithm.
* Added DC-blocking filters to the input(s) of the Reverb algorithms.
* The MIDI Clock algorithm now stops generating clocks if it receives a MIDI Clock Stop message but MIDI Clock messages continue to arrive.
* Added a MIDI CC to restore control of Z to the knob/CV, if it had been previously taken over by MIDI.
* Improved performance of the Dual Audio Playback algorithms.
* Preset 0 now saves the selected favourite (O1-P8) algorithm if used, rather than the actual algorithm that the favourite refers to.
* Fixed a crash in the Linear/ Exponential Converter algorithm when Z was at the negative end of its range.

http://expert-sleepers.co.uk/distingfir ... dates.html

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Post by LGR » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:41 pm

:yay: :bananaguitar: :yay: :bananaguitar:

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Post by REVIVER » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:32 am

Absolutely loving this Gate algo.

Can drive some really wild "Disintegration Loops"-style dropouts.

Nicely done.

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Post by intafon » Wed May 23, 2018 5:15 pm

Apologies if this is a stupid question, but I'm at work and not in front of my modular, and was just thinking about it (not daydreaming, but waiting on something :P ). I just bought a disting a couple of months ago -- how do I know which firmware it is running? Does it show it in the display on startup perhaps?

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Post by os » Thu May 24, 2018 2:10 am

It does.

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Post by os » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:04 am

v4.7 is released.

* Added the Multisample Audio Playback algorithm.
* Added MIDI Gate parameter to the Shift Register Random Quantized CVs, Quantizer, and Dual Quantizer algorithms.
* Fixed the quantization of natural and harmonic minor scales so that incoming notes already in the scale don't get shifted to neighbouring notes.
* Fixed an issue in the Dual Euclidean Patterns algorithm that could cause it to start incorrectly depending on the position of the Z pot.

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Post by Hththt » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:21 pm

:deadbanana:

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Post by tomatoKetchup » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:36 pm

Don't know if that has already been answered, but I missed a couple of updates. Can I just update from 4.3 to 4.7 to do I have to do all the updates in between first?

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Post by Shledge » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:08 pm

You're reflashing the entire firmware so naturally previous additions would be in the latest version.

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Post by tomatoKetchup » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:13 pm

Cool, cheers, wasn't totally sure about that.

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Post by Waredgo » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:48 am

Is there an algorithm chart available for 4.7?

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Post by os » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:05 am

In the user manual.

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Post by os » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:12 pm

v4.8 is released.

* In this release there have been extensive and low level changes to all parts of the code accessing the SD card. Please be vigilant for related issues.
* All Audio Playback algorithms now use folders to organise their sample files. Playlists are no longer required (but may optionally be used to set file options). Algorithm-specific playlists are no longer used.
* The Wavetable VCO algorithm no longer uses playlists inside wavetable folders.
* The Audio Recorder algorithm now stores its recordings inside a folder.
* All Audio Playback algorithms (with the exception of Audio Playback with Scrub and Audio Playback with Crossfade) now have an 'Env time' parameter, allowing the sample playback to be gated by the trigger input, with optional decay envelope.
* All Audio Playback algorithms with trigger inputs can now be triggered by MIDI notes. Additionally, the Audio Playback with V/Oct and Multisample Audio Playback algorithms use the pitch of the MIDI note for the sample pitch, so you can simply play the disting like a sampler from a MIDI keyboard.
* The Audio Playback with V/Oct and Multisample Audio Playback algorithms support polyphonic operation (one disting mk4 per voice) when triggered by MIDI.
* The disting mk4's Select Bus will now respond to all MIDI not specifically part of the Select Bus protocol as if the MIDI had arrived on its MIDI port, meaning the Select Bus can be used as an additional MIDI input, potentially shared by a number of disting mk4s on the same bus.
* Added the Audio Playback with Crossfade algorithm.
* Added the Mono Audio Recorder algorithm.
* Added the Quantizer 2 algorithm.
* Added 'Sum Mode' parameter to the Precision Adder algorithm.
* Removed the 'with push' variants of the AR Envelope, AR Envelope & VCA, and Dual AR Envelope algorithms and incorporated the Z knob push functionality into the remaining variants (since parameter selection can now be down by push-turning the S knob).
* Added 'Offset A' and 'Offset B' parameters to the AR Envelope, AR Envelope & VCA, and Dual AR Envelope algorithms.
* Added the '-playToCompletion' and '-useStartOnSampleChange' WAV file playlist flags.
* Added an 'Offset' parameter to the Sample and Hold, and Dual Sample and Hold algorithms, to correct for timing variation between the sample trigger and the CV being sampled.
* Added independent control of up and down slew times to the Slew Rate Limiter algorithm.
* Added control of clip/saturation mode and an optional LFO output to the Crossfade/Pan algorithm.
* Added a setting to continuously scroll WAV and MIDI file filenames, rather than displaying them once and then reverting to the algorithm name display.
* Added a setting to control the speed at which text scrolls across the display.
* Improved the performance of the Dual Audio Playback algorithms when triggering both samples together.
* Fixed the Dual Audio Playback with Z Speed algorithm so both samples may now be chosen as the same file without audio corruption.
* Fixed a problem with slew in the Programmable Quantizer algorithm where the pitch CV would never reach its intended final value.
* Fixed a problem with the Mono-to-Stereo Reverb algorithm which could cause excessive noise in the reverb output when nothing was driving the feedback CV (Y) input.

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Post by mpl » Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:24 am

Fantastick, it just gets better and better.I'm now going to sort out the new card functions and protocols, thats my day gone.
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Post by os » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:12 pm

v4.8.1 is released.

* Fixed the Dual Reverb algorithm which was broken by the 4.8 release.

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Post by stefOT » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:08 am

Hi ,

are the folders for the wav samples should have a specific name ?
or just a simple folder as it is created ?

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Post by os » Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:13 am

No specific names.

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Post by os » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:33 am

v4.9 is released:

* Added the Logic algorithm.
* Added the Stereo Compressor, Side-chain Compressor and Mono Compressor algorithms.
* Added selectable output waveforms (including a sub-octave square wave) to the VCO with linear FM & VCO with waveshaping algorithms.
* Added the option for output B of the Wavetable VCO algorithm to be an octave or detuned version of the main output.
* Added control over the envelope shapes for the AR Envelope & Clockable AD Envelope algorithms.
* Added the ability to attenuate the Y CV input of the Quantizer 2 algorithm.
* Added an additional Sum Mode to the Precision Adder algorithm.
* Increased the output level of the Waveform Animator algorithm by 6dB.
* Added the 'WAV sample rate' setting, offering the option to run the Audio Playback algorithms at a lower sample rate, reducing pressure on the SD card's speed.
* In the Dual Audio Playback algorithms, non-looping samples no longer play once when first selected; they only play when triggered.
* Added support for the new form of the Select Bus save state message implemented by the Make Noise René 2.
* The Sample and Hold algorithm now has a parameter for the colour of its internal noise generator.
* Added new options to the Crossfade/Pan algorithm facilitating its use as an external effect loop processor.
* The MIDI File Playback algorithms now support using both outputs as triggers.

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Post by blackdown » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:38 am

installed! will see whats what! thanks.

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Post by analoc » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:30 pm

Just when I thought of buying a compressor module, the Disting gets one. Thanks, os!

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