New DMC-3 Firmware Release

Version 1.20 is available on the Files Page.  This version allows the user to change a couple of parameters to customize the pedal to their tastes.

Blue Mode is now changed to allow either Bank Scrolling or Program Scrolling.  With Bank Scrolling, a press of the buttons increments or decrements the Timeline Bank display, then you press A or B on the Timeline itself to engage a preset.  With Program Scrolling, a press of the buttons goes directly from one program to the next, with the preset already activated.

In Green Mode, we now allow either Delayed Stop or Instant Stop on the right button.  With Delayed Stop, a press of the right button will play the loop, and a press+hold will stop.  In Instant Stop, pressing the right button plays the loop if you’re not currently stopped, and pressing it a second time stops the loop.  This is more similar to the Line6 looper implementation, and it means you lose the ability to repeatedly trigger a loop.  Instant Stop does let you stop the loop without retriggering it first, which a few folks requested.

Engaging the new modes:

  • Bank Mode + Delayed Stop:  Press Left SW at power up
  • Program Mode + Delayed Stop:  Press Right SW at power up
  • Bank Mode + Instant Stop:  Press Left and Center SW at power up
  • Program Mode + Instant Stop: Press Right and Center SW at power up
The DMC remembers the mode you were last in and doesn’t need to be reconfigured at every start.
To update your firmware, please review the instructions on the Files Page.  PC users can use the DisasterUploader, which also works in VMWare on a Mac or Linux.  Mac or Linux users may also use the Arduino IDE to update their pedals – full details on this will be coming soon.
Finally, thanks to crxshdxmmy we’ve got a nice video explaining the whole mess:

 


DMC-3 + TimeLine Videos posted

One of our customers has graciously allowed us to post some of his videos on the site.  He’s got some really good info on there and the video and sound quality are excellent.

Overview:

Bank Switching:

Looping:

On-The-Fly Mode Switching:

Just wanted to give a huge thank-you to crxshdxmmy for posting these.

 

DMC and the Strymon TimeLine

I’ve gotten quite a few questions regarding MIDI control for the Strymon TimeLine:

http://www.strymon.net/timeline/

I don’t have one to test with, but the MIDI spec is in the manual and the DMC series can handle all of the required commands with a firmware change.

TimeLine Looper Control:

The looper is pretty straightforward on the TL.  If the LPEXIT global parameter is set to “PLAY,” then sending MIDI looper commands (MLC) should allow independent looper control.

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