Jan 17, 2022
In Poly Cinematic Forum
You spoke, we listened. Version 2 firmware is released today ahead of our new production run shipping at the end of January. Check out the download section for the website for the firmware release itself. Some of the highlights include: Chord Mode. Play one finger chords over midi and stack chords polyphically. Midi CC. Control many more parameters remotely using midi CC. Imporved chord triggering. Play in new chords and trigger them instantaneously without voice stealing. User adjustable micro-tuning. Now users can alter the tuning temperament to extreme values or none at all. Extended reverb control. Decay time and Send amount can now be separated. Pitch Envelope. Assign the envelope generator to oscillator pitch. Here is the changelog in full: Chord Select: •Chord Select CV updates for approx 10 microseconds after the chord is triggered. This gives the chord selector enough time to detect the intended incoming voltage when the gate or trigger is detected (often they change at the same time if coming from a keyboard or sequencer). •Voice management has been improved to allow the chord selector to detect chords over midi and play them back over cv gate instantaneously without notes being swallowed or stuck. Chord Mode: Poly Cinematic now features a chord mode that allows chords to be played back over midi by playing a single note, or several notes, with polyphony only limited by the number of free voices. To toggle between Chord Mode and Poly mode hold Shift and press Trigger for 3 seconds until it flashes and then release Trigger then release Shift. Midi CC: Many parameters and preferences can be adjusted using midi CC. Some feature below can be permanently stored after power cycle. •Flip Tuning. Reverses the tuning functionality where the tune knob becomes fine tune by default and coarse tune when holding shift. Accessed and stored through midi CC. •Dynamic Microtuning. Poly Cinematic's dynamic micro tuning feature can be user adjusted by holding Shift and turning Detune. User setting can be stored. •Pitch Envelope. Oscillator pitch can be linked to the envelope by holding Shift and turning the Env Depth control. •Reverb Decay. Reverb decay can be controlled separately by holding Shift and turning the Reverb knob. Turning Decay to zero invokes Auto decay, the default setting that increase reverb send with decay times. User setting can be stored. See instruction manual for more details. Bugfixes: •Midi transport messages deleted stored chords. Fixed.
Nov 17, 2021
In Poly Cinematic Forum
This firmware is already in our latest batch of Poly Cinematics so if you've just bought one this week you can probably ignore this. If you are not sure, try creating some hanging notes (hold down a few sustained notes and pull out the midi trs cable) then press Shift rapidly 4 times or more, if the notes stop then you're already running 1.06 or higher. The firmware can be downloaded from the Download section on the website. Poly Cinematic Firmware 1.06 Changelog Midi panic mode improvements: • Pressing Shift button rapidly 4 times turns off any held notes. • Midi panic mode message now detected on any midi channel. Chord Select: • Chord Select input now updates continuously while a Gate/Trigger is detected. This means chords can be reliably selected when played by CV/Gate. Previous versions sampled the Chord Select input voltage at the moment a Gate was received which was unreliable as the voltage was usually changing at that point. Silent Waveform Switching: • Less DC popping and clicking when switching between Saw|Square|Organ waveforms