Support

User Manuals

DMC-3XL Gen3 / DMC-4 Gen3

DMC-3XL Gen3 Manual v1.03d (updated 12/30/16)

DMC-6 Gen3 / DMC-8 Gen3

DMC-6 Gen3 Manual v1.02c (updated 12/30/16)

DPC-5 Gen3

DPC-5 Gen3 Manual v1.00d (updated 12/30/16)

 DPC-8EZ

DPC-8EZ Manual Rev 105

SMARTClock

SMARTClock Manual 1.04 (updated 5/20/15)

SMARTSwitch 2

SMARTSwitch 2 Manual

gHOST Converter

gHOST Converter Manual

TNT Triple Tap N Toggle

TNT Manual Rev1


Discontinued Products

DMC-2 Gen2

DMC-2 Gen2 Quick Start

DMC-2 Plus

DMC-2plus Quick Start

DMC-2 Gen1 (small and large box versions)

DMC-2 Quick Start

DMC-3 / DMC-3XL / DMC-4 Gen1

DMC-3 DMC-3XL Manual

DMC-3XL Gen2 / DMC-4 Gen2

DMC-3XL Gen2 v2.0 Quick Start (updated 5/13/15)

DMC-6 / DMC-7 / DMC-6L

DMC-6_L_7-Manual-v1.01

DMC-6D / DMC-8D (also discontinued DMC-7D.)

DMC-6D Quick Start Universal

DMC-6D Quick Start Ableton

DPC-4EZ

DPC-4EZ Manual Rev 101

DPC-5

DPC-5 Manual Rev 115c

SMARTLoop

SMARTLoop Manual v1.1


Drivers and Utilities

Uploading firmware requires a Windows or Mac computer and a USB cable.  Install the USB driver first, then open and follow the instructions in the .ZIP file for the appropriate Disaster Uploader.  Firmware files are listed below.

ALL DISASTER AREA PEDALS SHIP WITH THE MOST CURRENT FIRMWARE AVAILABLE.  YOU SHOULD NOT NEED TO UPDATE FIRMWARE ON NEW PEDALS.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Programming the wrong firmware into your pedal can result in incorrect operation of the pedal.  Please make sure that you are using the correct version and type of firmware for your pedal.

Any Disaster Area pedal with an LED screen is a “Gen2” pedal.  This includes the DMC-3XL Gen2, DMC-4 Gen2, DMC-6D, DMC-7D.  In addition, the DPC-8EZ is also a Gen2 pedal.  These pedals all require Gen2 firmware to operate.  If you accidentally load Gen1 firmware into them, they will cease to function.  Please contact Disaster Area for instructions on how to recover from an incorrect upload.

Firmware Uploader

Gen3

GEN3 Pedals do not require an updater application!

Disaster Area Gen3 Firmware Update Procedure v1.1

Gen2

Supported pedals: DMC-3XL GEN2, DMC-4 GEN2, DMC-6D, DMC-7D, DPC-4EZ, DPC-5 (above s/n 405,) DPC-8EZ

Xloader Disaster Area (Windows XP, Vista, 7)

Disaster-Uploader-X-v2.1 (Mac OS X 10.6 or above, Intel only)

Gen1

Supported pedals: DMC-2, DMC-3, DMC-3XL, DMC-4, DMC-5K, DMC-6, DMC-7, DPC-5 (under s/n 405,) SMARTLoop

Xloader Disaster Area (Windows XP, Vista, 7)

Disaster-Uploader-X-1.3 (Mac OS X 10.6 or above, Intel only)

USB Drivers

Gen3 Pedals do not require USB drivers!
Gen1 Drivers (FTDI-based)
Windows Driver:
Mac OS X Driver
Gen2 Drivers
Windows Driver:
Disaster_Bootloader_Driver (signed driver for Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8)
Mac OS X Driver
USB Drivers are not required for Gen2 pedals on Mac OS X.

Firmware

DMC-3XL Gen3 / DMC-4 Gen3:

DMC_3XL_Gen3_103i (updated 3/30/17)

Changes:

v1.03i
fixed problem with checkBypass() function

v1.03g
Added support for Elektron Analog Drive
Added support for Boss SY-300
Fixed a display error in scrolling mode
Updated Meris pedals to 16 presets each
Updated Meris Ottobit Jr. tap CC value

v1.03f
Added support for the Meris pedals

v1.03e

Fixed an issue with returning from the Favorite with names enabled.

v1.03d

Fixed an issue with loading / returning from favorite
Added Memory Protect (default is OFF) to prevent accidental editing
Added Hologram Dream Sequence device

v1.03c

Fixed an issue with freeze not sending correct values

v1.03b

Added JACK / TOGGLE as device for channel switching
Fixed an issue with selecting USB HOST or MIDI if clock is enabled
Fixed an issues with saving names if FOUR is selected

v1.03a

Fixed an issue with loading names after FAVE is called
Add Atomic AmpliFIRE device
Fix Boss DD-500 tap tempo

v1.03

As of v1.03, USB HOST and USB MIDI are available a single combined firmware build.
Added USB mode to Setup menu.  Factory reset CFG OR enter Setup and manually set USB after update.

DMC-6 Gen3 / DMC-8 Gen3

DMC_6_Gen3_102h (updated 4/4/17)

DMC_8_Gen3_102h (updated 4/4/17)

Changes:

v1.02h
fixed problem with large jumps in preset mode
Added ACCESS MODE for Ableton control – hold the D button to enter.

v1.02g
Added device for Buzz Electronics Looper / GM no bypass
Fixed code for checkBypass() function

v1.02f
Added jumpValue to change the large jump speed per device

v1.02e
Fixed bank name bug!
Added support for Elektron Analog Drive
Changed looper record / play setup to reduce lag

v1.02d
Fixes an issue with saving the favorite – hold FAVE to save
Changed the hold time on the looper record button to zero – fixes looper length issue.
Added support for Meris pedals

v1.02c
added Hologram Dream Sequence device
added Memory Protect option in Setup
added 6-channel configuration for Expression input jack

v1.02b
added MIDI notes / ACCESS mode
fixed issue with expression not sending to E and F device

v1.02a
Added MultiJack Channel Switching as device – see manual for details
Fixed a minor issue with preset naming

v1.01c
Fixed an issue with adjusting BPM in 0.5 increments
Fixed an issue with selecting USB HOST or MIDI if clock is enabled
Fixed an issue with naming banks and preset zero

v1.01b
Added bank names + config

v1.01a
Fixed an issue with loading names after FAVE is called
Add Atomic AmpliFIRE device
Fix Boss DD-500 tap tempo
v1.01
As of v1.01, USB HOST and USB MIDI are available a single combined firmware build.
Added USB mode to Setup menu.  Factory reset CFG OR enter Setup and manually set USB after update.

DPC-5 Gen3

DPC_5_Gen3_100i (updated 3/30/17)

Changes:

v1.00i
Fixed a bug in the checkBypass() function

v1.00g
Fixed bug when sending MIDI notes
Fixed bank name bug!
Added support for Boss SY-300 (user programs only)
Added support for Elektron Analog Drive
Changed looper record / play setup to reduce lag
(Unfortunately this means we lose looper pre/post control
since we need to assign its button to reverse!)
Added commands to keep mute relay alive in host mode

v1.00f
Fixed an issue with the D preset button canceling the mute
Added support for Meris pedals
Fixes an issue with sending program numbers over 127 to certain devices

v1.00e
Fixed an issue with the Loop 2 NAME being overwritten when using MUTE or FAVE
Fixed an issue with Looper Pre / Post not displaying correctly
Fixed an issue with Looper Half Speed not working on looper devices other than A

v1.00d
Added Memory Protect (default is OFF) to prevent accidental editing
Added Hologram Dream Sequence device
Added MIDI CC commands for loop activation (50-54 for L1-L5)
Added MIDI CC commands for TRS activations (56 for CTL1, 57 for CTL2)
Added MIDI CC commands for MUTE and TAP (58 for mute, 93 for tap)
Streamlined mute / tune behaviour
Changed Mute and Tune display to reflect what’s actually happening
Fixed an issue with “SAVE” not displaying after preset name saved
Fixed issue with MultiJack device config, added TOGGLE to list of MultiJack destinations

v1.00c (12/20/16)

Fixed an issue with recalling CTL1 / CTL2 in presets

DMC-3XL Gen2 / DMC-4 Gen2:

Changes:

(UPDATE AS DMC GEN2 / v2.1 UPDATER)
v2.03
Added USB MIDI control for loading presets
Added Panda Audio Future Impact
Fixed an issue with loading and restoring favorite
Added looper pre/post to L2 mode as well as L3

DMC_3XLD_203.cpp.hex (updated 8/19/2016)

v2.02f
Fixed an issue with sending REDO before UNDO after boot
Added support for Alexander Super pedals
Allow preset loading without scrolling modes
Added Boss DD-500 support (preliminary)
Fixed issue with split expression
Added program change to save procedure for 8EZ
UNITS EQUIPPED WITH gHOST OUTPUT ONLY
(Will not boot on non-gHOST devices!)

DMC-6D / DMC-7D:

(UPDATE AS DMC GEN2 / v2.1 UPDATER)
Universal Firmware (controls Timeline, Mobius, BigSky, Eventide, Line 6)
(Updated 4/15/14)
Ableton / DAW Control

DPC-4EZ:

(UPDATE AS DMC GEN2 / v2.1 UPDATER)

DPC-5:

(UPDATE AS DMC / v1.3 UPDATER)
     DPC_5_1_15f
Gen2 version only (serial numbers greater than 0418)
(UPDATE AS DMC G2 / v2.1 UPDATER)

DPC-8EZ:

(UPDATE AS DMC GEN2 / v2.1 UPDATER)
     DPC_8EZ_104 (rev 1 boards only)
     DPC_8EZ_105.cpp.hex (rev 2 boards only)

SMARTLoop:

(UPDATE AS DMC / v1.3 UPDATER)

 SMARTClock:

(Update as DMC G2 / v2.1 UPDATER)

v1.11b adds the Golden Ratio “PHI” as one of the available tap divisions

SMARTClock_1_11_b.hex (updated 5/20/15)

gHOST Converter:

(Update as DMC g3 / v2.1 UPDATER, HOLD RESET BUTTON TO ENTER UPLOAD MODE)

gHOST_Converter_101a


Discontinued Products

DMC-2:

Small-Box Pedals with mini-USB port on back panel 

Strymon Timeline / Mobius Version (hold both buttons to access TL looper mode)

DMC_2_Gen2_100

Strymon BigSky Version (hold both buttons to access freeze / tap mode)

DMC_2_Gen2_102_BigSky

Eventide Version

DMC_2_Gen2_EVT_100

Small-Box Pedals with mini USB port on inside
(UPDATE AS DMC / v1.3 UPDATER)
Strymon Version
     DMC_2_204
Eventide Version
Line6 Version
Large-Box Pedals (Legacy)
(UPDATE AS DMC / v1.3 UPDATER)
Strymon Version
     DMC_2_106

DMC-3:

(UPDATE AS DMC / v1.3 UPDATER)
Strymon Timeline Version

DMC-3XL / DMC-4:

DO NOT USE WITH GEN2 PEDALS / LED DISPLAY MODELS

(UPDATE AS DMC / v1.3 UPDATER)

These firmware versions also work on the DMC-3.

Strymon Timeline
Strymon Timeline + BigSky Version
Strymon Timeline + Mobius Version
Strymon Timeline + Eventide Factor / H9 Version
Strymon Timeline + Line6 M5 Version
Strymon “Trinity” (controls Timeline + Mobius + BigSky)
Line 6 M9
Eventide H9 / Factor (Timefactor, Modfactor, Pitchfactor) / Space

 DMC-6 / DMC-7:

DO NOT USE WITH GEN2 PEDALS / LED DISPLAY MODELS

(UPDATE AS DMC / v1.3 UPDATER)

Universal Firmware Version (controls Timeline, Mobius, Space, Eventide, Line6)
Requires RGB LED in upper-right position