[SIZE=6]1 Settings Menu Improvements[/SIZE]
New Settings Menu Help System Whenever you see the (?) symbol next to a menu option, press the right arrow button to highlight it and then press the Tap button to see an explanation of that Setting option. No more looking through the manual to understand what a setting does.
Change Font Size No more squinting at small words! We will now have an automatic larger font size when entering Folder / Song selection window with the footswitch.
(Settings > Font Size)
Hide Sobriety Feature option For the parents who don’t want to explain this little joke to their kids.
(Settings > Sobriety > Hide Sobriety Option)
[SIZE=6]2 Use the Footswitch as the Main Pedal[/SIZE]
Many of you would like to have the BeatBuddy up at table top (or keyboard) height so you can choose songs without bending down. You can now set one of the footswitches to act like the Main Pedal.
(Settings > Footswitch > Function > Main pedal)
Please Note: If the footswitch detector detects a latching footswitch, it disables the main pedal option since it cannot work with a latching footswitch. A momentary footswitch is required. All Singular Sound Footswitches manufactured after May 2015 are momentary.
To test your footswitch:
(Settings > Footswitch > Footswitch detector)
Double Tap Outro Disable: Some Beat Buddies complained that they are accidentally hitting the double tap outro during a performance. You can now disable it.
(Settings > Main Pedal > Outro)
You can set one of the footswitches as a single tap outro at
(Settings > Footswitch > Function > Playing)
[SIZE=6]3 New Accent Hit Options [/SIZE]
Global Accent Hit: A single sound that is triggered no matter what song or song part you are in (as opposed to the Default Accent Hit which is a sound set to the specific song part). You can choose from all the Accent Hits available on the SD card and any WAV files added in the EFFECTS folder of the SD Card.
(Settings > Footswitch > Accent hit > Source)
Accent Hit Volume: You can now adjust the accent hit volume! Accent volume can range from [-40db, + 6db], Default value is set to 0db.
(Settings > Footswitch > Accent hit > Volume)
[SIZE=6]4 Cue Fill options[/SIZE]
Some users have said that the fills sound smoother if they start on the next half beat (1/8th note), next beat (1/4 note) or next measure rather than immediately when the pedal is pressed.
So we have added these options. Default is still ‘immediately.’
Please note: When set to ‘Immediately’, if the pedal is pressed in the last half beat of the measure, the fill will play in the next measure because it’s very unlikely that you want less than a half beat of fill so you probably pressed it too early.
[*](Settings > Main Pedal > Cue Fill)
[SIZE=6]5 MIDI Command Change[/SIZE]
When unpausing with drum fill (by tapping the main pedal), the MIDI “Start” message is sent after the completion of the fill and the main loop begins.
This means that the looper only begins playback after the fill is complete, which is a more accurate representation of what usually happens in a live performance.
[SIZE=6]6 Technical Improvements[/SIZE]
Increased the Polyphony from 24 to 64 simultaneous instruments.
Added Non-Percussion Instrument handling: Now the drum sets with bass will sound better!
[SIZE=6]7 Bug Fixes[/SIZE]
Fixed MIDI Note In Problem. (Under some circumstance, some MIDI note received in the MIDI in port were retransmitted on the MIDI out port even if it was set to MIDI-OUT.
Added quick release to reduce “clicking” sound when removing sounds (when max polyphony is reached)
Fixed release buffer coefficient calculations.
Fixed midi merge sync bug.
Fixed Incorrect Drum set loading bug
Fixed not looping transition bug. (On the last part of the song)
[*]Removed Stop commands when changing songs if player is not playing