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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #425 on: June 23, 2017, 05:56:35 AM »
MIDX-20 V2 Available now.
I'll start shipping upcoming week.
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« Reply #426 on: June 23, 2017, 06:45:04 AM »
Great news, Robert!  Looking forward to getting mine :-).

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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #427 on: July 02, 2017, 12:11:40 PM »
...and don't forget you folks having an earlier MIDX-20:

The new V2 firmware is free and available here: http://primovasound.com/midx_20_page2.html
You just download and install the new PC Assistant (you may have to uninstall the old PC Assistant first, if you ever used it) and the new V2 firmware is bundled. Pretty easy thing, assuming you have a USB to MIDI cable like UM-ONE MKII or similar to connect with the MIDX unit.

PC Assistant Manual V2 covering the new features here: http://primovasound.com/pdf/MIDX20_Assistant.pdf

http://primovasound.com/midx_20_page2.html
http://www.vguitarforums.com/smf/index.php?topic=19048.msg153081#msg153081
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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #428 on: July 10, 2017, 06:12:09 PM »
I received my MIDX-20 last week.. Robert shipped the unit from Sweden to me in America superfast!
  I am still in the process of learning the ins and outs of this fantastic device...
   Setting it up to run my Katana head thru the Katana bridge software was a breeze.. I finally have 100% control of every parameter including sneaky amps via my midi foot controller..
   Next I will be testing the unit with my GP-10 ..
   Thanks Robert for all the hard work you put into this fantastic piece oe equipment !
   
   

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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #429 on: July 14, 2017, 04:36:19 AM »
There's a bug in V2.0 firmware in the Katana Bridge.
- CC#40 Katana Noise Gate on/off does not work.

Also I will try to squeeze in CC#7 as "Volume pedal controller" requested by Snhirsch
I quote Snhirsch:
"This parm is independent of the various amplifier master volume settings and permits those to be used to balance relative gains between models while CC#7 controls overall level.  I believe this parameter is tied to the GA-FC 'Volume' expansion pedal jack (but otherwise not exposed in BTS or built-in MIDI CC). "

I hope to address the above during next week.
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« Reply #430 on: July 14, 2017, 08:46:56 AM »
There's a bug in V2.0 firmware in the Katana Bridge.
- CC#40 Katana Noise Gate on/off does not work.

Also I will try to squeeze in CC#7 as "Volume pedal controller" requested by Snhirsch
I quote Snhirsch:
"This parm is independent of the various amplifier master volume settings and permits those to be used to balance relative gains between models while CC#7 controls overall level.  I believe this parameter is tied to the GA-FC 'Volume' expansion pedal jack (but otherwise not exposed in BTS or built-in MIDI CC). "


I hope to address the above during next week.
/Robert

Adjusting the Volume using an expression pedal occurs when connecting a Roland EV-5 to either the Katana's rear Expression pedal jack, or the Expression pedal jack on GA-FC.

I always thought both were tied to the same parameter



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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #431 on: July 14, 2017, 11:11:46 AM »
There's a bug in V2.0 firmware in the Katana Bridge.
- CC#40 Katana Noise Gate on/off does not work.

Also I will try to squeeze in CC#7 as "Volume pedal controller" requested by Snhirsch
I quote Snhirsch:
"This parm is independent of the various amplifier master volume settings and permits those to be used to balance relative gains between models while CC#7 controls overall level.  I believe this parameter is tied to the GA-FC 'Volume' expansion pedal jack (but otherwise not exposed in BTS or built-in MIDI CC). "

I hope to address the above during next week.

Cool, thanks!  For completeness, might also be helpful to implement the sysex-based reverb on/off.  I realize this can be accomplished through the built-in CC#18.

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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #432 on: July 14, 2017, 11:14:30 AM »
Adjusting the Volume using an expression pedal occurs when connecting a Roland EV-5 to either the Katana's rear Expression pedal jack, or the Expression pedal jack on GA-FC.

I always thought both were tied to the same parameter

Agreed.  My sense is that both of them target the same sysex parameter (pedal volume).

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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #433 on: July 15, 2017, 09:43:32 AM »
Cool, thanks!  For completeness, might also be helpful to implement the sysex-based reverb on/off.  I realize this can be accomplished through the built-in CC#18.

Why? I snag CC#18 at the bridge MIDI channel and passes it on to the Katana using the katana MIDI channel.
(And that goes for all built in CC#)

What will Sysex reverb on/off add to it?
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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #434 on: July 16, 2017, 03:10:25 AM »
Love the new functionalities added. Give me an option to block a CC range and I'll be extatic! :)
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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #435 on: July 16, 2017, 04:16:04 AM »
Love the new functionalities added. Give me an option to block a CC range and I'll be extatic! :)

Why didn't I think of that. Great idea! I'll see if it's feasible.
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« Reply #436 on: July 16, 2017, 08:56:46 AM »
Why? I snag CC#18 at the bridge MIDI channel and passes it on to the Katana using the katana MIDI channel.
(And that goes for all built in CC#)

What will Sysex reverb on/off add to it?

Like I said, not critical, but it would appeal to my sense of symmetry to have a CC# adjacent to the reverb control range.  Just the way I (over) think matters - don't waste time on it :-).

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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #437 on: July 16, 2017, 05:46:47 PM »
Please note that a New MIDX-20 PC-Assistant software V2.02 has been posted
bundled with the new MIDX-20 Firmware V2.1 (and V2.0 and V1.3)

You will have to uninstall the old Assistant before installing the new version.

MIDX-20 Release notes:
V2.1 2017-07-17
Fix: Katana Noise Gate On/Off (CC#40) did not work.
New: Katana CC#7 - Global volume added.
New: Katana CC#8 - Store to current preset added.
New: Katana CC#9 - Store to selected preset (1-4) added.
New: CC# Operation/Translation: 'Remove CC# Range' added.

All manuals updated, new PDF versions posted.
(you may have to clear cache in web browser, all docs should be dated 2017-07-17).

Download page:
http://primovasound.com/midx_20_page2.html

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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #438 on: July 16, 2017, 07:30:41 PM »
Please note that a New MIDX-20 PC-Assistant software V2.02 has been posted
bundled with the new MIDX-20 Firmware V2.1 (and V2.0 and V1.3)

You will have to uninstall the old Assistant before installing the new version.

MIDX-20 Release notes:
V2.1 2017-07-17
Fix: Katana Noise Gate On/Off (CC#40) did not work.
New: Katana CC#7 - Global volume added.
New: Katana CC#8 - Store to current preset added.
New: Katana CC#9 - Store to selected preset (1-4) added.
New: CC# Operation/Translation: 'Remove CC# Range' added.

All manuals updated, new PDF versions posted.
(you may have to clear cache in web browser, all docs should be dated 2017-07-17).

Download page:
http://primovasound.com/midx_20_page2.html

As always, your responsiveness and productivity are awe-inspiring!  Thanks, Robert.

And, I'd like to publicly thank you for your kind words about me in the MIDX-20 manual.  Very much appreciated.

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Re: PRIMOVA MIDX-20 Dual Roland USB MIDI Converter / Ctrl Interface
« Reply #439 on: July 16, 2017, 11:12:37 PM »
Man, that was quick. Off to re-use my VoiceLive 3 extreme as a Katana controller. Thx, Robert.  :D
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