A few months back Kay Dee from Waldorf support has been participating in an unofficial Blofeld Facebook group. There has been discussion and buzz about Waldorf starting to work on a firmware update for the Blofeld including a thread where Kay requested feedback on new feature requirements. For those not familiar with Waldorf, they are a very small company and tend to focus the company on a product at time then rotate through to do updates. It’s clear work has begun on a new update as evidenced by this interim bug fix update that’s now in beta.
Interestingly, Waldorf announced this on a Facebook post as a first move even before posting on their web site. It’s a small touch, but a nice way to give back to the FB group who’s been giving them feedback.
So what’s new in V1.16B2?
Blofeld Public Beta Firmware V1.16B2
– Fix for some units that exhibited occasional clicks with Reverb and/or Modwheel
– Less sensible [I think they mean “sensitive” so you don’t get erroneous values] encoder scanning for improved accuracy
– Possible fix for spurious 'Init' sound program deadlock situation
– Category search improved
Since the most annoying bugs are those that only occur on some units under
very specific circumstances, we would be happy about any feedback, positive
or negative, about this public beta firmware.
Please send you findings to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Waldorf Team
Be aware, this is a beta release. I installed it and works fine. Some people on the FB group are reporting that some patches that used to have “pops” in them have been cleaned up.
- Zip file with Firmware ftp://www.waldorfmusic.de/blofeld/system/BlofeldV1_16B2.zip
- Blofeld Facebook Group
- Blofeld 411
- Other Blofeld Posts
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