UPDATES AND FIXES
– Improved handling of Fills.
– Added Clock Mode 24P for delay-free DIN sync.
– Improved Looping with external resets.
– Improved saving to internal memory when using external clocking.
– Auto-save when DIN/24P Run goes low.
– Current Group maintained when switching to/from Zoom.
CHECKING FIRMWARE VERSION
To display the current
firmware version, press the Global button while in Vertical view. Once the display changes to Global view, press the A button (seventh button in the Group column) and the three-digit firmware version will display for a few seconds.
To load the new firmware on to your USB device:
– Download the firmware file to your computer.
– Copy the file onto the root level of your USB key drive. The downloaded firmware file is called image.hex and the CR will only recognize files with this name.
Follow these remaining steps to update your CR:
– Power down the CR and unscrew from rack
– Insert the USB key drive into USB port on the back side of the CR.
– Hold down the Vertical button on the lower right.
– While continuing to hold down the Vertical button, power on the CR.
– Firmware update takes about 5 seconds and the Swing LED will light.
– Once the firmware is updated the CR will boot normally.
– Remove USB drive and reinstall the CR into rack.
It is sometimes recommended to erase the internal memory after firmware upgrade:
Clearing the Internal Memory:
The internal memory that holds all data and settings while power is off can be reset if desired. Hold the Zoom button down on power up and the memory will be set to default values.
AUDIO PULSE FILES
This folder contains a set of audio files for sync
between any DAW (or audio recorder) and Tiptop Audio’s clock based devices.
The audio files are 24 bit, 44.1 kHz WAV format with the left channel containing the 24 PPQN clock and the right channel a single reset pulse.
Tempos from 60 to 150 BPM are provided in 10 BPM increments, each having 1 and 2 bar durations, and 120 BPM has additional files of 4 and bars plus a 16th note sync file. This set of files is in no way intended to be comprehensive, but as a starting point for integration into a DAW.
The Circadian Rhythms manual has a section on using raw pulses which is copied below:
Audio Loop Sync
You don’t need a special plugin to sync the CR to your DAW. In fact, the CR will just as easily sync to an audio loop of a sync clock. Tiptop has provided some source clock audio files at various BPMs on the Tiptop Audio website.
To use the audio sync file, simply follow the directions above for using SW Sync, but substitute the audio sync file. Loop the file in your DAW for the duration of your project and you’ve got one channel of clock throughout your session.
These files are simply example templates to demonstrate the technique. Making your own audio sync files is just a matter of placing the clock and reset pulses at the correct locations in the DAW timeline.
NB: You’ll need an audio sync file that was generated at your desired BPM. Most DAWs include time-stretching algorithms to alter the length of audio files to match a sequence’s BPM. However, in our experiments, we have found audio loop files altered using time-stretching algorithms to match specific BPMs offer inconsistent levels of sync accuracy. We recommend using an audio loop sync file created at the BPM you desire. This method also works in reverse: record the Clock and Reset outputs of the CR into the DAW as the sync track for all additional overdubs.