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've updated my lightpad block m from 0.4.4 last night to 0.4.5

Now there is faint white flickering rows/columns in random places at random times. I've power cycled, paired with other devices, and I can't get it to stop. This is a result of the firmware update. I've not even had my lightpad for a day but I know it was working fine before this.

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Hi Christophe,


We are aware of the octave issue when in Piano mode, and are working to resolve it in the next firmware updates.


If you experienced better performance with the previous firmware, you may revert to 0.44 using the files earlier on in this thread.


Many thanks for your patience as we work to resolve these issues and we will let everyone know when the next firmware is available.


Kind regards,

Marcus




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When can we expect a updated 0.4.5 firmware version?


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Thanks for sharing your feedback. 


The software team is aware of the issue of flickering between the pads in grid mode on the Lightpad Block with firmware 0.4.5. They have assured me that this will not affect the playability of the Lightpad and is at the top of their priority list to fix in the next firmware update. 


If you would like to revert to the previous firmware version you may do so, the files are attached to this message. We would not recommend this however, as the 0.4.5 firmware resolved several playability issues, and the flickering is cosmetic only. 


Please also bear in mind that if you downgrade your Lightpad firmware, you will also need to downgrade any other BLOCKS you own in order to use them together.


I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, the team are working hard on a fix to stop the lights flickering. 


Marcus | Creator Support Agent

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@Roli Can you please say something about the octave up/down 0.4.5 firmware problem? Can this be fixed?


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Hi, Thanks Marcus for your feedback. Christophe

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OK great to know. I was worried that it was a serious fault. As you say, it still functions perfectly so is still functional. 

Look forward to the 'fix'!



The 1.1.0 update is available. When you connect your Blocks to your computer or device (that’s connected to the internet), you’ll be  able to download it. They just haven’t updated these forums with that info.


It resolves several issues and you should upgrade as soon as possible.

I’m hoping there’s an update that aligns with the release of the Studio editions today.
Updated the seaboard block to last firmware and I have an issue when I activate the piano mode. The octave down and up do not work as expected. They sort of jump to lowest and highest octave instead of moving one octave at a time.

Are 0.4.5 syx files available somewhere? I have a problem with Loop block firmware update on Windows 10 (from a dashboard).

hello, guys! i've just updated all my roli devises and notice that i cant go to instrument page in Noise app by button on my loop block. it change pages to loops, mixer, effects, and back to loops page. this is a bit strange 

When are we getting fixes for the issues in this thread? It's been 3 months and I have to deal with what looks like a broken lightpad

Yesterday my Seaboard Block and my other Blocks received a firmware update, v. 1.1.0.


The octave up/down problem on the Seaboard Block is solved. Thank you, Roli!

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