[RELEASED] Firmware 3.0 & U-SYNC 1.0

Features that have a good chance of being implemented in the future, and Firmware updates.
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Simon
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[RELEASED] Firmware 3.0 & U-SYNC 1.0

Post by Simon »

STATUS: Released, firmware available here: https://files.midronome.com/firmware/

IMPORTANT: this upgrade modifies the settings An.1 and An.2, their value will be reduced by 1 after upgrading to 3.0 (and increased by 1 if you downgrade from 3.0). So make sure to adjust their value after upgrading to keep the same configuration.

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Fixed issues:
  • MIDI Forwarding to MIDI Out 2 is not working on Mac - viewtopic.php?t=369
  • Midronome PLAY flashes in 2.4.P. - viewtopic.php?t=297
  • Preventing conflict between U-SYNC and MIDI Commands by deactivating Start/Stop commands when using U-SYNC and Autoplay
New Major Feature:
  • U-SYNC: simple, precise, and reliable synchronisation with DAWs
Other changes/improvements:
  • All external sync modes now start right away
  • Sync modes: 2.4.P. has been removed, and MidroSync ("Syn") is now hidden
  • MIDI SysEx message limit for forwarding is now 500 bytes - viewtopic.php?t=338
  • New MIDI Commands to start as MIDI CC - viewtopic.php?t=379
  • The USB-MIDI interface "Clock Only" has now been removed (as part of viewtopic.php?t=369 mentioned above)
  • The analog speed settings (An.1 and An.2) now have a value of "0" to turn off the clock -> this means their setting will be changed after upgrading!
  • General improvements regarding synchronisation
  • General improvements regarding USB communication
MPrinsen
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Re: ROADMAP for Firmware 3.0

Post by MPrinsen »

Any update on the ETA? :)
Simon
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Re: ROADMAP for Firmware 3.0

Post by Simon »

ETA is this month :)
MPrinsen
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Re: ROADMAP for Firmware 3.0

Post by MPrinsen »

Awesome! looking forward to it :) I'm checking this forum daily :p
Dave
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Re: ROADMAP for Firmware 3.0

Post by Dave »

Simon wrote: 09 Apr 2024, 14:53 ETA is this month :)
:ugeek:

Fantastic!

Thanks for continuing with this labor of love, Simon.
MPrinsen
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

Post by MPrinsen »

I'm actually pretty excited for the "combined" 24P/2.4.P. mode, as this (if I understand correctly) allows for immediate start upon receiving pulses (like 2.4.P. always did) and also us Midronome as master clock when you're not sending it pulses form your DAW (like 24P always did).
Previously, we had to choose between either of the two.

I love being able to switch between using Midronome synced to my DAW and using Midronome as the master, without fiddling with setting.
Simon
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

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MPrinsen wrote: 26 Apr 2024, 13:40 I'm actually pretty excited for the "combined" 24P/2.4.P. mode, as this (if I understand correctly) allows for immediate start upon receiving pulses (like 2.4.P. always did) and also us Midronome as master clock when you're not sending it pulses form your DAW (like 24P always did).
Correct :) And you can try this already now, it's a Firmware improvement so it does not matter if you are using Mac or Windows ;)
MPrinsen wrote: 26 Apr 2024, 13:40 I love being able to switch between using Midronome synced to my DAW and using Midronome as the master, without fiddling with setting.
Well U-SYNC is particularly good at that, in fact the transition from DAW to master and from master to DAW is extremely smooth ;)

Simon
MPrinsen
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

Post by MPrinsen »

Simon wrote: 26 Apr 2024, 20:38
MPrinsen wrote: 26 Apr 2024, 13:40 I'm actually pretty excited for the "combined" 24P/2.4.P. mode, as this (if I understand correctly) allows for immediate start upon receiving pulses (like 2.4.P. always did) and also us Midronome as master clock when you're not sending it pulses form your DAW (like 24P always did).
Correct :) And you can try this already now, it's a Firmware improvement so it does not matter if you are using Mac or Windows ;)
MPrinsen wrote: 26 Apr 2024, 13:40 I love being able to switch between using Midronome synced to my DAW and using Midronome as the master, without fiddling with setting.
Well U-SYNC is particularly good at that, in fact the transition from DAW to master and from master to DAW is extremely smooth ;)

Simon
Ah that’s great! I thought maybe the update tool was only available for Mac, but the only thing that is restricted to Mac yet is the U-Sync software? Cool, hope to be able to test the new firmware this weekend :)
Simon
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

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MPrinsen wrote: 26 Apr 2024, 22:16 the only thing that is restricted to Mac yet is the U-Sync software?
Correct - sorry for not making that clear enough, I'll update the beta testing page ;)
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

Post by telder55 »

Very excited to test the U-Sync feature out this weekend! I think this will be finally the perfect sync solution for my studio set up :) been a long time coming!
Dave
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

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MPrinsen wrote: 26 Apr 2024, 13:40 I'm actually pretty excited for the "combined" 24P/2.4.P. mode, as this (if I understand correctly) allows for immediate start upon receiving pulses (like 2.4.P. always did) and also us Midronome as master clock when you're not sending it pulses form your DAW (like 24P always did).
Previously, we had to choose between either of the two.

I love being able to switch between using Midronome synced to my DAW and using Midronome as the master, without fiddling with setting.
As long as I still get to choose if it starts auto-playing or not. Sometimes I want that, sometimes I don't. It works great as is < 3.0.
Simon
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

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Dave wrote: 04 May 2024, 03:34 As long as I still get to choose if it starts auto-playing or not. Sometimes I want that, sometimes I don't. It works great as is < 3.0.
Yes that's the A.PL (AutoPLay) setting, this has not changed :)
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

Post by muZikman »

Pretty sure I already know the answer to this question, but just to check...

I am currently using my Midronome to send clock to my hardware directly by using an iConnectivity MioXL. Does/will the U-Sync software require the midronome be plugged directly into the computer, or do we think it may still function through a midi matrix like the mio?

Thanks!
Simon
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Re: [BETA Available] Firmware 3.0

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muZikman wrote: 06 May 2024, 19:01 Does/will the U-Sync software require the midronome be plugged directly into the computer, or do we think it may still function through a midi matrix like the mio?
Hi Zach :) This is not something we have tested but feel free to try! In my experience though, the simplest USB setup the better. So ideally no USB hubs or similar, just straight to the computer, that will definitely give the best results. But I know some beta-testers used it with a hub and said it was working fine, so it might work fine as well with the mio.

Note that this only affect the USB connexion though, you can always use your mio to manage the MIDI ports, getting the Midronome to send the clock to your mio and then forward stuff to your machines will not affect U-SYNC ;)

Simon
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Re: [RELEASED] Firmware 3.0 & U-SYNC 1.0

Post by Antonb »

Great job ;) tanks a lot! I Hope you will do it for Windows to :roll:
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Re: [RELEASED] Firmware 3.0 & U-SYNC 1.0

Post by 1vl »

Thanks for all the work and the great update, Simon!

I know that there are complex advances involved (U Sync, etc.),
but the "Start via MIDI CC" makes me happy right now.
HappyClocker
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Re: [RELEASED] Firmware 3.0 & U-SYNC 1.0 - Key Benefits for Windows Users?

Post by HappyClocker »

Hi,

I've read the FW 3.0 release notes. Nevertheless I don't understand whether it makes sense to update to FW 3.0 considering my relatively simple usecase (I won't need MIDI CC control in near future).
... and FW 2.0 VST plugin works for me when I want to sync my Midronome to Ableton's tempo or measure changes.

So what would be FW 3.0's key benefits for me?

EDIT: THX for the continuous development!
Simon
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Re: [RELEASED] Firmware 3.0 & U-SYNC 1.0 - Key Benefits for Windows Users?

Post by Simon »

HappyClocker wrote: 07 Jun 2024, 17:18 So what would be FW 3.0's key benefits for me?
Well you don't have to upgrade, but there is no reason not to :)
(except this bug! but hopefully this is soon solved in a 3.1 version)

The big thing about 3.0 is definitely U-SYNC which you will not be able to use (for now), but each new version solves minor bugs and issues, some of them written in detail in the changelog, and some as part of the "general improvements" statement.

Note that you can freely upgrade and downgrade at anytime :)
HappyClocker
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Re: [RELEASED] Firmware 3.0 & U-SYNC 1.0

Post by HappyClocker »

Thank you :idea: ! Then I will wait for FW 3.1.
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