TimeLine Firmware Revision Release Notes

We always work hard to improve the experience our customers have with our products. The release notes below list out new features we’ve added to TimeLine and issues we’ve resolved.

Current Release

TimeLine Firmware Rev. 1.87 (Released March 2019):
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What’s new?

  • Added support for MultiSwitch Plus

 


TimeLine Firmware Rev. 1.84 (Released November 2017):
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What’s new?

MIDI Clock

  • Added midi clock per preset functionality.  The MIDI CL (MIDI clock) parameter is no longer found in the GLOBLS menu.  It is now available in the PARAMS menu to be saved independently for each preset.

MIDI THRU

  • Added THRU mode for a true MIDI Through option which passes incoming MIDI messages to the MIDI Out jack without merging messages generated by the pedal.
  • ON mode (from previous Firmware revisions) has been renamed MERGE, and merges messages generated by the pedal with incoming MIDI messages.

Nixie 1.0

  • Compatibility with Strymon Nixie 1.0.

What’s fixed?

  • HF audio fidelity of the LOOPER has been improved.
  • Resolved issue where the Vinyl effect from the LO-FI delay machine is missing in new custom presets.  Also, adjusting the Vinyl level while in bypass no longer turns on the Vinyl effect.
  • Resolved issue for MultiSwitch when EXP MD is in LOOPER mode, other EXP modes were broken.
  • Resolved issue where repeated presses of the UNDO parameter during LOOPER playback with no overdubs would glitch the looper playback.
  • Resolved issued where remote tap controller message is not sent out via midi.
  • Resolved issue where setting the GRIT parameter to 0 when using the FILTER delay machine would kill the filtering effect on the delay repeats.
  • Resolved issue when pedal is receiving MIDI Clock where only 23 pulses were counted the first time through its first cycle.
  • Resolved issue where selecting a preset with full wet mix made the dry signal come on.

Archived Releases

TimeLine Firmware Rev. 1.58 (Released February 2015):

What’s New:

  • Added MultiSwitch EXP controller support with TAP, Bank, Preset, and Looper EXP modes.
  • Added MIDICL global parameter to allow for turning off response to MIDI clock.
  • Added input level test to TEST mode.
  • Added MIDIST global parameter to turn on “send state on preset change”.
  • Added Continue-Clock midi message to realtime midi handler.
  • Improved MIDI thru.
  • Improved TAP average precision.
  • Improved MIDI throughput rate.
  • Alias Looper MIDI note messages to higher octave.

What’s Fixed:

  • Resolved issue where MIDI clock start/stops can cause loss of wet signal.
  • Resolved issue in Looper where half speed only dubs right channel.
  • Resolved display issue with invalid characters and decimal points in a name.
  • Resolved issue where the Bank Up feature can get stuck.
  • Resolved issue with Delay Trails cutting off when delay preset is BYPASSED while the pedal is set to FEEDBACK LOOP mode.
  • Resolved issues with entering GLOBLS menu while in LOOPER mode.
  • Resolved issue where FILTER effect does not apply to delay repeats in PRE location.
  • Resolved issue where continuous midi commands may prevent GLOBLS mode from being entered.
  • Resolved issue where using dual delay can cause loss of dry signal.
  • Resolved bounds to midi clocking.

 


Firmware Rev. 1.43 (Released June 2013):

Firmware revision 1.43 is an archived release and is no longer available for download.  All features and fixes in this revision have been ported over to our current release version 1.58.

What’s New:

  • All new features ported over from firmware 1.42

What’s Fixed:

  • Fixed an issue that involved saving different TAP subdivisions per preset

 

Firmware Rev. 1.42 Public Beta (Released March 2013):

Firmware revision 1.42 is an archived release and is no longer available for download. 

What’s New:

  • MIDI Clock Sweep (MC SWP) global parameter:
    • We’ve added the option to keep or remove delay pitch artifacts when changing TAP tempo from external MIDI Clock source.
  • MIDI Clock Reset (MC RST) global parameter:
    • Now, you have the option to re-sync TimeLine back to an external MIDI clock source tempo after manually tapping in a new tempo or sweeping the Time knob on TimeLine.
  • Added new MIDI Commands for looper:
    • We’ve added two new absolute MIDI commands for Reverse and Half Speed looper controls. Reverse = 103 and Half Speed = 104
  • Changed MIDI Preset Recall Behavior
    • In older code revisions, recalling presets via MIDI automatically altered the bypass state of the preset to ON. Now, if your preset is bypassed before you send a new MIDI preset program change, the new preset recalled will remain bypassed.
  • Improved Swell Delay triggering:
    • We’ve made improvements to the way the swell is triggered when using the Swell Delay machine.
  • Global Tap Tempo per preset:
    • You can now turn Global Tap Tempo on or off per preset. Useful when you have some presets that require Global Tap and others that don’t.
  • “SUCCESS” indicator when installing factory/user presets:
    • Now, when a factory or user preset SysEx file is loaded into the TimeLine, the LED will display “SUCCESS” indicating a successful file transfer.
  • Preset Dump:
    • We’ve added a Preset Dump function in the Global menu. This is a great way to make a backup of your TimeLine presets.

What’s Fixed:

  • Improved looper design to remove audible ticks when controlling looper reverse and half speed functions with a MIDI controller
  • Fixed and enabled Global TAP per preset feature. You can now turn Global TAP Tempo on and off per preset. Useful when you have some presets that require Global TAP and others that don’t.
  • Fixed an issue caused when using the looper with the pattern delay machine
  • Kill Dry function now kills dry signal when TimeLine is bypassed
  • Fixed audible glitch in spillover from dBucket to Dual delay machine when in parallel configuration
  • Resolved an issue caused when utilizing the feedback loop while TimeLine is bypassed

Firmware Rev. 1.33 (Released February 2013):

Version 1.33 is an archived release. While this release does make some improvements over 1.23, we noticed some minor issues with the new features that were added in 1.33. Specifically, there is an issue with the new global tap per preset feature, and in some instances you may hear a subtle audio tick when using the looper via MIDI. If you already have v1.33 installed on your TimeLine, you may feel free to continue to use this version. We also have a public beta version (downloadable above) that you may install.

What’s New:

  • Improved Swell Delay triggering:
    • We’ve made improvements to the way the swell is triggered when using the Swell Delay machine.
  • “SUCCESS” indicator when installing factory/user presets:
    • Now, when a factory or user preset SysEx file is loaded into the TimeLine, the LED will display “SUCCESS” indicating a successful file transfer.
  • Preset Dump:
    • We’ve added a Preset Dump function in the Global menu. This is a great way to make a backup of your TimeLine presets.

What’s Fixed:

  • Kill Dry function now kills dry signal when TimeLine is bypassed
  • Fixed audible glitch in spillover from dBucket to Dual delay machine when in parallel configuration
  • Resolved an issue caused when utilizing the feedback loop while TimeLine is bypassed

 


Firmware Rev. 1.23 (Released February 2012):
What’s New:

  • Preset naming
    • Display an (optionally) scrolling 16 character preset name, or the bank number
  • Global Tap tempo
    • Keep the most recently tapped tempo across all of your presets
  • 5 second Spillover
    • Once you’ve played for at least 5 seconds on a patch, the current sound will spill over when you change to a new patch
  • Tap averaging
    • Tap tempo now averages your taps to more easily zero in on the desired tempo. Some have better rhythm than others 😉
  • Kill dry
    • Mutes your dry signal for use in a parallel effects loop
  • Looper Undo to initial loop & Redo
    • Undo all overdubs and revert to the first recorded loop. Redo will bring back the recorded overdubs.
  • New dedicated MIDI CC for Bypass
    • Bypass or Engage TimeLine via MIDI regardless of which preset you are currently on
  • Also … new MIDI CCs for Looper Level, Looper Undo, Looper Redo, and Infinite Repeats
  • Loop transitions are now smoother
  • Ability to record 100% wet with the looper
  • Save to MIDI patch number – when a MIDI program change message is received during a save, the patch will automatically be saved to that location.
  • Some miscellaneous “under the hood” bugs were also addressed with this update.

Firmware Rev. 1.14 (Released August 2011):

Version 1.14 is an archived release.

What’s New:

  • Tap subdivisions are now always applied when TAPDIV is set to something other than quarter notes. Delay time is always displayed in quarter notes.
  • The TAP LED now changes to amber color if TAPDIV is set to something other than quarter notes. When quarter notes are selected the TAP LED is green.
  • If BPM/Time is currently displayed, it will now still be displayed after banking up/down to change presets
  • Dedicated MIDI CCs have been added for control of the looper. MIDI note messages were already supported to control the looper and now CCs can be used if a MIDI controller doesn’t support note messages. The looper CCs have been posted in a new revision of the user manual.
  • A few “under the hood” bugs were fixed