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User Manual

The user manual for the disting EX is available in pdf form. Please choose the manual corresponding to your firmware version below.

Firmware Updates

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Firmware downloads

VersionRelease dateCommentsFirmware downloadUser manual
1.4 16/9/2020
  • Added the Dream Machine algorithm.
  • Added the Filter Bank algorithm.
  • Incorporated disting mk4 firmware version 4.17 (so adding the Rotary and Clock algorithms).
  • Added the Looper 'Octave down' function.
  • Added Looper-specific i2c messages.
  • Added hysteresis to knob mappings to avoid jittery behaviour.
  • Added settings to enable automatic switching of the current parameter to the one being changed by MIDI or i2c.
  • All MIDI transmit channel settings can now be set to 'Off'.
  • All single mode algorithms that respond to MIDI notes can now be set to ignore them.
  • The dual mode Quantizer algorithm now uses the MIDI receive channel from the settings.
  • Reduced the default fadeOut setting for the SD 6 Triggers algorithm (to reduce trigger latency).
  • Fixed a problem where changing loop gains in the Looper algorithm could result in zipper noise.
  • Fixed a problem where parameters changed by i2c would not immediately take effect.
  • Fixed a problem in the SD Multisample algorithm where voice allocation could produce unexpected results when using multiple CV/gate inputs.
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1.3.1 31/7/2020
  • Significantly reduced aliasing distortion in the Wavetable VCO algorithm when generating high pitches.
  • Added a graphical view of the current waveform for all wavetable-based algorithms.
  • The Looper 'reverse' function now applies only to the targeted loop(s).
  • Fixed a problem where the Looper would incorrectly load WAVs when operating in stereo.
  • Fixed a problem where the Looper's pitch would fluctuate unexpectedly.
  • Fixed a problem where the Quantizer 2 algorithm's pattern would not be preserved when saving/loading presets.
  • Fixed a problem where the module would freeze when entering the MIDI Playback algorithms with no MIDI files on the SD card.
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1.3 2/7/2020
  • Added the Looper algorithm.
  • Added the Multi-Switch algorithm.
  • Incorporated disting mk4 firmware version 4.16 (so adding the Chaos algorithm).
  • Added a much more thorough i2c implementation.
  • The SD 6 Triggers algorithm can now be triggered by MIDI notes.
  • The SD 6 Triggers algorithm now emits end-of-sample triggers via an attached ES-5.
  • Added the "Normalisation" parameter to the SD Multisample algorithm.
  • The SD Multisample and SD 6 Triggers algorithms now set the relevant parameter maximums to reflect the number of folders/WAV files, improving usability of the R knob for selecting folders/files.
  • The WAV Recorder now sends a MIDI note off if auto-sampling is cancelled.
  • Improved the smoothness of gain changes when using the Dry and Effect gain parameters in the Augustus Loop algorithm.
  • Added the "Default first CC" setting.
  • Added a setting for how much the R knob needs to move to take over menu or parameter value changes.
  • Improved the smoothness of the L & R knobs (in single mode).
  • Wavetable algorithms can now load stereo or 24 bit WAVs (ignoring the right channel/low 8 bits).
  • If a dual preset uses a Favourite, the algorithm name is now correctly shown when browsing presets.
  • Fixed an issue where the preset name would not be loaded when loading a dual preset.
  • Fixed an issue where the Z function would not be restored properly when loading a dual preset.
  • Fixed an issue that could occur when both dual algorithms were audio playback algorithms.
  • Fixed a crash when there were more than 100 wavetable folders.
  • Fixed a rare display corruption issue.
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1.2 22/5/2020
  • Added support for up to 6 channel recordings in the WAV Recorder algorithm, and added a graphical display of SD card write pressure.
  • Added the 'auto-sampler' to the WAV Recorder algorithm.
  • Added support for microtonal scales (using Scala) to the SD Multisample algorithm.
  • Added the 'Auto-change startup preset' and 'Auto-save when changing algorithm' settings.
  • Increased the length of the filename displayed by the wavetable algorithms.
  • Changed the default MIDI CC mapping for single algorithms to start at CC #7.
  • Fixed problems with stuck or untriggerable notes in the SD Multisample algorithm, especially when chord mode was active.
  • Fixed a problem where the Z knobs would not work in dual mode.
  • Fixed a crash when entering any of the dual mode wavetable algorithms without wavetables on the SD card, and when entering the Programmable Quantizer algorithm without scales on the SD card.
  • Fixed a problem where the display could become corrupt in the quantizer algorithms if the quantized input was changing too rapidly.
  • Dual mode algorithms that send MIDI now correctly use the MIDI channel from the settings.
  • Fixed a crash when a folder had more than the expected number of WAV files in it.
  • Fixed a possible crash and SD card corruption when adding a new file to the card.
  • Fixed a crash in the Wavetable Waveshaper algorithm when processing large input voltages.
  • Fixed a crash in the Granular Pitch Shifter algorithm when the pitch was set very high.
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1.1.1 7/5/2020
  • Incorporated disting mk4 firmware version 4.15 (so adding the Granular Pitch Shifter algorithm).
  • Fixed a problem where WAV files containing lots of metadata would cause audio playback algorithms to take an extremely long time to scan folders.
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1.1 28/4/2020
  • Added the 'Gate offset' parameter to the SD Multisample algorithm.
  • Fixed audio corruption while loading presets from the MicroSD card.
  • Fixed a problem where the sample folder would be scanned twice when switching presets in the SD Multisample or SD 6 Triggers algorithms.
  • Fixed some problems with the sustain feature in the SD Multisample algorithm.
  • Changed the WAV Recorder defaults to 48kHz/16 bit.
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1.0 3/4/2020 First release. Download User manual