Version 3.4 of the disting mk3 firmware is now
released. This adds MIDI file playback (from SD
card) modes, as well as significant improvements
to the audio file playback features. It also adds
algorithms for interfacing Eurorack with Buchla
Version 3.3 of the disting mk3 firmware is now
released, adding the much anticipated SD card
audio playback feature. Three sample playback
algorithms are provided, offering various sample
selection, pitch and retriggering options.
This update also adds two other new algorithms - a
vocoder, and a version of the precision adder algorithm
with fractional voltage offsets. The latter is largely
intended to make it simple to achieve semitone offsets
when processing pitch CVs.
v1.0.5 (Mac OS X and Windows VST versions only) is
released. This update fixes a problem where the
plug-in settings would not be restored properly
after saving and reloading a song in the DAW.
The Expert Sleepers Licence Manager tool
has been updated to v1.2.0. This version allows
users to deactivate their licences themselves
before transferring them to another machine, which
previously could only be done by Expert Sleepers
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