BLOCKS Firmware 0.4.5 Released

We're happy to announce the release of BLOCKS Firmware 0.4.5.


The most significant change is the addition of auto MIDI channel reassignment over DNA connections which avoids channel clashing issues, as well as a fix to the 'Hardest' pressure tracking mode on the Seaboard Block.


IMPORTANT NOTE: MIDI communications between blocks has changed in this version, please update all Blocks to ensure MIDI messages are received.


Changes to BLOCKS firmware include:


LIGHTPAD

  • Add auto MIDI channel reassignment over DNA - avoids MPE channel clash issues. Note that individual Blocks have their channel settings upheld when reassigning (e.g. single channel blocks will stay on that channel). Note that all connected Blocks must be updated to at least this version for MIDI to work over DNA.
  • Improve DNA stability
  • Improve internal comms stability
  • Fix dropped messages on Bluetooth
  • Improve lift calculation


NOTE: MIDI communications between blocks has changed in this version, please update all Blocks to ensure MIDI messages are received.


SEABOARD

  • Add auto MIDI channel reassignment over DNA - avoids MPE channel clash issues. Note that individual Blocks have their channel settings upheld when reassigning (e.g. single channel blocks will stay on that channel). Note that all connected Blocks must be updated to at least this version for MIDI to work over DNA.
  • Improve DNA stability
  • Improve internal comms stability
  • Fix dropped messages on Bluetooth
  • Fix support for hardest pressure tracking


NOTE: MIDI communications between blocks has changed in this version, please update all Blocks to ensure MIDI messages are received.


CONTROL BLOCK

  • Add auto MIDI channel reassignment over DNA - avoids MPE channel clash issues. Note that individual Blocks have their channel settings upheld when reassigning (e.g. single channel blocks will stay on that channel). Note that all connected Blocks must be updated to at least this version for MIDI to work over DNA.
  • Improve DNA stability
  • Fix dropped messages on Bluetooth
  • Add colour correction for LEDS




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I just got firmware 1.1.0 for the ROLI blocks but one issue still hasn’t been resolved. The loop block cannot control garageband on the iPad and I raised this issue with ROLI support (ticket number #81733) and this was acknowledged and confirmed reproduce-able from your side. Can this be resolved in future updates please? Otherwise it makes the loop block unusable. 

WOOHOO! running much smoother now! THankyou!


Firmware 0.4.5......The same what Christophe Tornieri said : after pressing the arrows to octave up/down on the Seaboard Block while in piano mode, it is not going in 1 octave steps but more steps with one press. Please fix that.

Cheers Much appreciated team! Looking forward to getting my Lumi to add to my fit-out. 


Still no updates? This sucks! I'm never buying another Roli product again. You would expect at least some amount of support and response to issues with stuff that costs so much money...

When does the updates 0.4.5 will be released? Or maybe 0.4.6?

Thanks, Marcus!


Question : is the Seaboard's single channel behaviour solved 0.4.5?


https://support.roli.com/support/discussions/topics/36000012166

Thank-you so much for this update! I bought a 2nd Seaboard block to extend my range and was having issues with playing more than 3 notes at a time, this has now completely resolved it! I can play a chord on one block and lead on the other with no issues at all. YES!


Now I'm off to have some fun :)

I will try it again.......when can we expect the fix for the 0.4.5 firmware? The flashing on my Blocks is really annoying.

can i get the latest firmware download?


Updated my all my lightpads and blocks and I'm noticing some flickering now on the light pads. In between the squares. I'm sure this must be some sort of malfunction as I've not seen this the whole time I've been using my blocks. Moreover I'm getting a stuck note every now and again is there anyway to fix that? 

Still no news from you about this issue with octave up and down! Do you read the messages in the forum? Thanks for giving us a feedback. At least just acknowledge that you have the same issue.
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