After my 2-weeks holidays, i’m in Mas Fort, the family country-house for the rest of summer. Barcelona is too hot in summer
It’s a relaxed semi-holidays time, although normally is quite productive, probably because of the relaxed ambient. I’m quitely working in the MIDI filter and other internals, preparing the way for the sequencer and other big improvements.
This update includes a lot of re-factoring, specially in the zyncoder, as i’ve commented here in detail:
These are the main functional improvements and features that you will get by updating your zynthian software right now:
Channel Clone: it’s the new method for “layering” sounds while allowing to change volume and other controllers independently. Any MIDI channel can be bond to other channels, what it means that all the note on/off + pitch bending + channel presure (aftertouch) messages received by the source channel will be cloned to the bond channels.
Multi-port Architecture: the new MIDI router allows having several input and output ports, that can be configured and routed easily (by code). This will allow to adapt the Zynthian MIDI Router to the new features as we develop it.
Active Channel: this feature, that can be enabled/disabled from the webconf tool, allows to forward all MIDI input to the active layer’s channel. This is very useful when your master keyboard can’t change its MIDI channel easily. You can rotate the active layer by clicking the “layer” knob, or selecting from the layer list.
Improve Filter Rule System:
- Fix IGNORE rules. Now it should work as expected!
- Add new events types: NOTE_ON, NOTE_OFF
- Program Change event name has changed from PG to PC!!!
- Allow specifying PC number in rules, so you can set rules for specific Prog.Nums.
More to come very soon!! Stay tunned …