Social Entropy has published a new OS beta version V0.997a for Engine. It has a lot of new features among changes to the old ones and bugs have been fixed. Engine has been out of stock for a while, but will be available later this year.
New Features -
* DOUBLE the number of snapshots (128) can be used. While holding SNAPSHOT, use BACKWARDS/FORWARDS to change snapshot group. * DOUBLE the number of drum instruments (16) per pattern can be programmed. While holding DRUM SELECT, use BACKWARDS/FORWARDS to change group. * New PATTERN type: SYNTH2 - Used for more traditional polyphonic sequencing * New PATTERN direction: PROBABILITY - Determines if next step will increment or decrement. Adjust probability with knob 2 in direction mode * New NOTE REPEAT mode: STEP REPEAT - Step based note repeat, repeats an entire step before moving on (1-8 repeats) * New ARP direction: PATTERN - Arpeggiates the notes of the current pattern * New mode: REST - Allows keyboard to be played live while muting current pattern * New mode: REPLACE RECORD - Allows replace recording instead of overdub record * Three levels of velocity available for DRUM steps, use control knob 1 or click ACCENT while holding a drum step * RECORD can now wait for note input before starting the sequencer, hold RECORD while clicking RUN, applies to ARP/ROLL as well. * SECTION transpose: in TIME mode FUNCTION + TRANSPOSE allows mini-keyboard to transpose the selected section * MIDI channel for PGM change messages can be set separately (per track), use knob 4 while setting PGM number * TRACK UNSOLO, when soloing a track, now can click the soloed track to return to previous mute state * DRUM INSTRUMENT UNSOLO, when soloing an instrument, now can click the soloed instrument to return to previous mute state * CTRL UNSOLO, when soloing a control, now can click the soloed control to return to previous mute state * UNDO for operations clear/paste/randomize/change pattern type. While in the function, RECORD LED shows possible UNDO, click RECORD to UNDO * CTRL knob track settings can now use different MIDI channel/port per knob or use track channel, set in UTILITY MODE * Boot option to wipe only pattern/song/snapshot data, hold step 13 button (FORMAT PATTERNS) while booting, click SECTION to confirm * TRACK CLEAR can clear track settings or clear all patterns in track to a particular type, in TRACK CLEAR use knob 1 and SECTION to confirm * CV mode "1 track" for synth1 type patterns sends clock signals out GATE outputs 1-6 * Functions clear/copy/paste/rotate/randomize can now be applied to individual controls on CTRL type patterns, hold TRANSPOSE while performing * CTRL pattern steps can have slide set per controller * CTRL steps with SLIDE between them send intermediate MIDI CC value
* Change CTRL pattern programming/view to be more consistent with DRUM type programming * Moved live keyboard mode from ARP/ROLL to REST MODE * Drum learn and MIDI Transpose can both be set in UTILITY mode regardless of current selected pattern type * CTRL step values can be changed using BACKWARD/FORWARD while holding control step * Soft MIDI thru TRACK mode now plays through CV output board also * USB MIDI sync output configured separately from other ports * Reception of MIDI program change to change patterns can be disabled in GLOBAL CONFIG->INPUT CHAN->knob 3. * Operations on DRUM type patterns now apply to whole pattern by default, to apply to individual instrument, hold TRANSPOSE while performing * Pattern clear/copy/paste operations show used patterns on step LEDs, instead of the current pattern chain * Note move function now can wrap around pattern forwards/backwards
Bug Fixes -
* MIDI messages sent from control knobs could cause MIDI data clogging * Out of range note values could cause CV board to crash * ARP/ROLL/LFO was not muted by track mute * Realtime transpose was recording a step late * ARP recording cut off notes during recording, many ARP refinements * SNAPSHOT not changing under certain conditions * CTRL step slides not cleared/copied * PENDULUM pattern direction not playing both directions before switching * Occasional hanging note when leaving RECORD mode