Befaco Updates VCMC, CV Thing Firmware With Polyphonic Mode & More

Befaco has introduced firmware 1.2 for the VCMC & CV Thing.

The new firmware adds new features like polyphonic mode, labeling of each control, 14 bit CCs, save memory expanded to four slots and a Web editor that lets you configure the modules and create your own presets.

The new code is shipping in the new units currently in production. The firmware can be upgraded, as the bin files are available in github. Also, the source code is available for those interested in customizing it.

Version 1.2 firmware changes include:

  • New Polyphonic mode added.
  • Changed save structure. Now there are four save spaces available.
  • 14 bit CC implemented.
  • Web configurer available.
  • Controls now can be named. List of common names is available as well as a list of user defined names.
  • Velocity now applies to notes sent via Gates.
  • Digital functions can be mapped to CV inputs
  • Changed clock handling.
  • Changed Sysex structure to improve compatibility with MACOS
  • Panic can be mapped to gates
  • RTC initialization removed from mk20dx128.c to avoid startup issues on high loaded systems (applied to Bin file)
  • Default mapping fixed to match manual and Bitwig script.
  • Gates are no longer visualized in the screen as redundant.
  • Some minor visual tweaks on menus.
  • Improved stability on menus.Now configuring during performance is not disturbing usability.
  • Calibration ranges change depending in input range.
  • Calibration is not resetted when changing Input range.
  • In Note mode now you can choose the time for the Note OFF
  • Fader readings are smoother now.
  • NRPNs values can be set now in decimal format.
  • Fixed code to improve SPI screen compatibility.

Details are available at the Befaco site.

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