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SEQUENTIAL/DSI => Tempest => Topic started by: cbmd on June 27, 2016, 12:15:02 PM

Title: Tempest FINAL OS - Main 1.5.0.2 and Voice 1.5
Post by: cbmd on June 27, 2016, 12:15:02 PM
Here is the new Tempest beta release. Please note, you need to update both the Main and Voice OS if you do not already have Voice 1.5 installed.

Our normal changelog is below, and immediately following this post is a write-up from Roger that organizes the bug fixes in relation to the petition for reference. Please post any new bugs to the sticky'd Bug Reporting thread so we can track them for the official release.

Note that we’ve locked this thread so people don’t have to search through lots of pages to find the first post containing the download. But we’ve created a new thread immediately following this thread for you to post any bug reports. Thanks for your help in testing!

ALWAYS BACKUP YOUR IMPORTANT WORK VIA SYSEX DUMP BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY OS UPDATES!!
Not that we're expecting bad things to happen, but always better safe than sorry. Just remember, you're never going to say to yourself "Man, I wish I hadn't backed that up..."

We do not recommend using the following MIDI interfaces for sysex transfers as we have had multiple users experience problems with them:

To check if the OS update was properly installed, restart the unit and press the "system" button.  Navigate to the "show system information" menu item and select the menu item.  The currently loaded Main, Voice, SAM, and Panel OS version numbers will be displayed on screen.

If your OS update failed: (http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/updating-tempest-os/[/url)
INSTALLATION NOTE: It is recommended to recalibrate the oscillators/filters and reset the system parameters after installing a Main and/or Voice OS update. These functions can be found in the system menu.

Main OS 1.5.0.2
PLEASE NOTE: alphabetization of the sound menus in live sound loading removed on 1.5.0.2 as it was causing sync issues during playback.  We looked into alternative fixes which would preserve the menu's ordering, however, we did not have adequate code space to do so.


Main OS 1.4.5.14

Main OS 1.4.5.13 - REMOVED.

Main OS 1.4.5.12

Main OS 1.4.5.11

Main OS 1.4.5.10

Main OS 1.4.5.9

Main OS 1.4.5.6

Main OS 1.4.5.5

Main OS 1.4.5.4

Main OS 1.4.5.3

Main OS 1.4.5.2


Main OS 1.4.5.1

Main OS 1.4.4bb

Main OS 1.4.3.2b

Main OS 1.4.3b

Main OS 1.4.2.5b

Main OS 1.4.2.1b

Main OS 1.4.0.15b

Voice OS 1.5


Title: Re: Tempest BETA OS - Main 1.4.5.1 and Voice 1.5
Post by: the_dave on March 06, 2017, 04:58:59 PM
First, and most importantly, I’d like to thank you for being a loyal Tempest user. We appreciate all of your support, feedback, and especially your creative use of the Tempest over the course of its 6-year development. It is now a mature product that has undergone many changes and improvements.
 
When the Tempest was first conceived, we never imagined the many ways you would ultimately put it to use. As such, over time, we've done our best to add as many features as we deemed implementable within the Tempest's technical framework. We've listened to your requests and have enhanced its operation, editing, and performance capabilities. While there are still some minor bugs remaining, we’ve addressed the bugs affecting the Tempest’s essential operation and feel that it is stable, reliable, has abundant functionality, and is very fun to play.
 
Though some of you continue to request new features and offer useful suggestions for improvement, we’ve reached what we consider the limits of the instrument's available memory and processing ability. For these reasons, we consider this release (OS 1.4.5.1) to be our final Tempest OS release.
 
Again, we deeply appreciate your enthusiasm for the Tempest. As we move forward, we are committed to creating still more ground-breaking instruments in the future.
 
-Dave
Title: Re: Tempest BETA OS - Main 1.4.5.1 and Voice 1.5
Post by: Roger_Linn on March 06, 2017, 05:05:42 PM
I'd like to add a few words to Dave's statement above. Though I may have chosen differently, I understand Dave’s decision to finish Tempest development with this update. He’s devoted far more effort and resources to Tempest than any of his other products, and I feel that even with some remaining minor bugs, Tempest is incredibly deep and remarkably functional, and in my opinion has no competition for what it does. The interesting thing about a a product that stores your music is that it’s an invitation to an infinite number of feature requests, because everyone’s needs for music creation are unique. I actually would have preferred a simpler Tempest with less features, but I admire Dave and his team for working so hard to implement so many of your requests, and those efforts have probably made it a better product than I originally envisioned. On balance, if you look at the totality of things Tempest can do and its vast internal complexity, I think it’s pretty amazing and may never be equalled. I certainly couldn’t have made Tempest on my own and appreciate that Dave was willing to devote so many of his resources to this collaboration of ideas.
Title: Re: Tempest FINAL OS - Main 1.5.0.2 and Voice 1.5
Post by: cbmd on August 03, 2017, 05:06:05 PM
Tempest 1.5.0.2 is the final official OS version for the Tempest.  You can download the file from the following link:

http://www.davesmithinstruments.com/updating-tempest-os/

The 1.5 manual addendum can be found here:

https://www.davesmithinstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tempest-1.41.5-Addendum.pdf?x72411