OB-X8 Beta Main OS

OB-X8 Beta Main OS
« on: January 06, 2023, 12:19:02 PM »
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..."

To check currently installed OS, enter the GLOBAL menu.

When the OS file is transmitted to the synth a count from 0 to 100 will be shown on the synth's main display to indicate reception of the OS file.  Once the count reaches 100, a second count from 100 to 0 along with the words "Saving OS" will show, indicating writing of the OS to internal memory.


The synth will return to normal operating after the writing stage completes.  Power cycle the synth off and back on to finish the update.

**After updating and power cycling, the OS shown in the Global menu will display "".**

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

    Native Instruments Maschine
    Digidesign Mbox/Mbox2
    Digidesign 001/002

To check if the OS update was properly installed, restart the unit and press the GLOBAL button.  The main OS version number will be shown on screen.

If your OS update failed:

1. Update your MIDI drivers for your MIDI interface to the latest or last known stable version
2. Try alternate speed settings: transfer speed settings as low as 25% and as high as 100% have worked for some users when 80% did not
3. Try an alternate MIDI interface. The M-Audio MIDI Sport Uno works well here and is relatively cheap
4. In Windows with MIDI OX on Windows XP:  Try doubling or quadrupling the Size setting to start, and halving/doubling the number of buffers
5. Search Google and/or forums for the company that produces your MIDI interface to see if other users are having similar problems with Sysex transfers and whether there is a solution specific to your interface
6. If you are on Windows XP, try another OS or machine. Although it's not ideal, we have had less problems with Mac OSX and Windows 7. Windows XP has known issues with sysex transfers

**INSTALLATION NOTE: It is recommended to reset Globals and clear calibration after updating from any OS.  You will need to calibrate the synthesizer from scratch following the update and subsequent resets.

RESET GLOBALS : Enter the GLOBAL menu and scroll to Reset Globals. Hit Write to perform the function.
CLEAR CALIBRATION: Hold Transpose Down and Up buttons and press Global. The first item is Clear Calibration. Press Write to perform the function.
FULL CALIBRATION: Enter the GLOBAL menu and scroll to Full Calibration. Hit Write to perform the function. If you notice tuning instability thereafter, run full calibration again, and/or press the TUNE button on the front panel.


OBX8 Main Changelog

Bug Fix: Local Control Off Global now works correctly
Bug Fix: Calibration improvements

OBX8 Main Changelog

New Feature: Arp MIDI clock global added
New Feature: Page 2 portamento destination added
New Feature: Page 2 velocity/AT amount added
New Feature: Page 2 quick scroll implemented (hold Page 2 and turn scroll encoder to jump through sections)
New Feature: Display saved parameter added
New Feature: Linked editing for splits/doubles added
New Feature: User bank added
Bug Fix: Chord function improvements
Bug Fix: Calibration improvements

Various minor bug fixes

OBX8 Main beta Changelog

Bug Fix: Improved voice to voice volume levels
Bug Fix: Improvements to Calibration
Bug Fix: Patch naming error

« Last Edit: July 07, 2023, 07:51:30 PM by gus »

Re: Latest OBX8 OS
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2023, 12:19:48 PM »
New OB-X8 beta OS has been posted.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2023, 12:18:13 PM by gus »