New firmware ideas

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LeCCComte
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New firmware ideas

Post by LeCCComte » Sun May 01, 2016 8:54 pm

I heard there may be a new firmware for the Mother 32 :) so...

PLEASE allow sequence selection via midi CC, way simpler in a computer free rig !

thx moog !

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by Vondragonnoggin » Mon May 02, 2016 9:27 am

Would enjoy a choice of "int" or "ext" for sync option so I don't have to turn it off on my sampler before pressing play on sampler's sequencer transport controls.

No PC here either!
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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by Stevie Ray » Mon May 02, 2016 6:46 pm

Interesting. I understood that whatever firmware there is in the Mother 32 is fixed in the microcontroller and not externally upgradable. Anyone know for sure?

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by Stevie Ray » Wed May 04, 2016 6:14 pm

After some research, the Mother 32 has NO firmware upgrade capability whatsoever. It is what it is.

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by Drew H » Wed May 04, 2016 9:53 pm

............and what it is, is more than good enough!! :D
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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by HookedOnSonics » Wed May 04, 2016 10:46 pm

The lack of USB port like Moog has on the Sub37 kind of gave us that impression that future firmware was not in scope
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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by Stevie Ray » Thu May 05, 2016 5:58 pm

It doesn't require a USB port to enable firmware upgrades though. It could be done by a sysex dump over the MIDI connection. But as far as I am aware (and I've looked into it) it's not an option.

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by LeCCComte » Thu May 05, 2016 7:24 pm

:( :( :(
It's really a shame that you can only select sequence via Program Change, i don't have any midi controller on which i can pre program and simply send a lot of them (my microkontrol is really a PC newbie)

Does someone know about a simple midi controller sending PC easily ? Thx !

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by Stevie Ray » Sun May 08, 2016 8:43 pm

Use your hands and fingers. The seq on the M32 is eminently playable. If you just want to do everything on your DAW by pointing and clicking and dragging then maybe external analogue hardware isn't for you.

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by Vsyevolod » Tue May 10, 2016 1:54 pm

The OP was talking about a "computer-free" rig...

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by rplktr » Sun May 15, 2016 8:16 pm

Well, PC literally stands for "program change". Moog implemented MIDI on the Mother very faithfully. Agreed they could use CC0 for that purpose, too, but decided to allow it on ASSIGN instead.

On the other hand, I agree 100% with being able to disable MIDI START/STOP messages. That's definitely missing. My workaround for now is to use an external MIDI Thru box which has the ability to filter messages by kind. That's fully compatible with a computer-free setup. The issue with that is that then I'm disabling START/STOP on both Moms.

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by LeCCComte » Mon May 16, 2016 11:59 am

"Use your hands and fingers. The seq on the M32 is eminently playable. If you just want to do everything on your DAW by pointing and clicking and dragging then maybe external analogue hardware isn't for you."

wtf ? I use my hardware the way i want and am just asking for help for the way I use instruments.
AND, i want to use my hands and fingers on a midi controller to change the sequences, yeah, in a computer free rig.

That said, can i send PC easily with a midi controller ? Mine has like one and only PC per scene. Want to be able to have like a 4X4 pad section with 16 different PCs.
Thx :)

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Re: New firmware ideas

Post by Akkad » Fri May 01, 2020 6:28 am

Stevie Ray wrote:
Wed May 04, 2016 6:14 pm
After some research, the Mother 32 has NO firmware upgrade capability whatsoever. It is what it is.
Wow that's some awesome research you done there lol!! Very reliable source you are. Bloody misinformation.

& what do you know, Mother-32 has a new firmware out.

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