Test Mode

A Test Mode has been implemented since firmware 1.04 in order to test the unit while building it.

Pressing F1 and F2 and Power On unit load to Test Mode.

This allows you to test the switchs and LEDs and potentiometers of the interface.

Pressing a switch highlights the LED next to it. Moving a potentiometer shows its position between 0 and 127. The display is used to show you the action. It does output similar messages through Serial USB too (115 KBauds). This allows you to see which switch/LED is defective or which potentiometer has jitter (99% it is an unsoldered potentiometer).

 

Pressing KEY2 and KEY3 and KEY4 reboots the System (and leave Test Mode).

 

Moreover a permanent test has been implemented to test the Midi connection by SysEx messages. The following messages need to be sent to the Matrix Ctrlr Midi Core input :

The Ctrlr answers on its display to those two messages ????

 

 

 

 

Recent Posts

Matrix Ctrlr firmware v1.42

A new Matrix Ctrlr firmware is available on GitHub as a free update :

  • better workflow to save the patches (turning the encoder show temporarily the name and the position). Thanks to Thomas P. Heckmann for the help !
  • minor enhancements on boot to reach quickly Test Mode.
  • Chord Memory based on Roland alpha Juno feature

 

On page5 of ARP menu, 3 different chords (e.g : Major, minor and 7dim) can be memorised at the same time and you select the one you need  :

They are empty by default. To create a chord in cm1 slot, press KEY3 to select. Press KEY1 to record the chord. Play a chord on your keyboard (6 notes max), release. The chord is in memory cm1 (wiped on power off). You can immediately find back this chord by pressing C4 (midi note 60) on your keyboard and transpose it all along the other keys ; this is very inspired by alpha Juno.

 

 

Many people are asking for Matrix Ctrlr kits. We are working on it, but you may know that the prices of the components have been multiplied by 2 or 3 lately, especially semiconductors – and there is a chips shortage on top of that ! Taxes and freight are also higher, so we do our best to keep costs down (we have to be very creative). You may expect a little rise in our prices …

 

 

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