I have a new (7/22/22) Midi Maestro. I really like the idea of using it with my BB, but so far it’s been quite the rocky start.
Initially, I had an older BB firmware, and didn’t check the MM firmware, but it’s whatever it shipped with. Remember, it’s brand new.
My MM only seemed to have one problem but it was a pretty big one. the tempo was frozen at 1 BPM and there was not increasing it. The few other things I tried seemed ok, I could start and stop a beat, I could apply a variety of accent hits, moving through folders seemed fine. Just could not change the tempo. Not even with the tempo knob on the BB pedal. So, I updated firmware, thinking that would help.
I have updated the firmware on my BB 1.4.1
I have updated the firmware on my MM to 1.7.1 using my iPhone and associated app.
Now nothing on the MM works. The buttons press and the message changes on the MM screen, but the BB doesn’t do whatever command you selected.
I rolled back the BB firmware to 18.104.22.168 experimenting to see if that helps. Now the BB is stuck on 300 BPM. I can get accent hits but they latch (stay on unitil you hit the button again, but sometimes taht doesn’t work) You can get the BB to start and stop a beat, but again, 300 BPM and no moving the tempo. Half time and double time do something, but not sure what. The BB responds, but not sure what it’s doing really. Overall I would say the MIDI layout is a mess and needs to be straightened out somehow, but I don’t know how or what to do on that behalf. The hardware seems ok from what I can tell, all cables are brand new.
My goal for using the MM was to just hook it up and use it in default BB Mode and nothing else.
If I could get to a point where that is possible, that would be very good.