Adventurous people who want to try the upgrade can grab the file here .
- Fixed a bug that prevented the system settings to be written in memory in some situations.
- Added a new setting to the RANG menu that locks the output frequency to 440 Hz (useful as a reference for tuning other modules).
- Altered the phase and amplitude of some waveforms in the WTBL and WMAP modes to make the interpolation/scanning smoother.
- Added new wavetable mode, WLIN, which allows the wavetable data to be scanned linearly by the TIMBRE control; while COLOR morphs between various interpolation methods and resolutions (between waveforms or within waveform sample data).
- Added new wavetable mode, WTx4, generating four voices of wavetable synthesis. TIMBRE morphs through a representative selection of the waveforms; while COLOR selects various intervals between the four voices (unison with detuning, octaves, chords…)
- Added two new synthesis modes, /| x3 and |_| x3, with 3 voices of anti-aliased sawtooth or square waves. TIMBRE and COLOR control the interval/detuning of the second and third voices.
- Added new synthesis mode, DRUM, which is a variant of BELL generating an additive timpani-like sound. TIMBRE controls its decay, while COLOR the tone brightness.
- Reworked the FOLD mode to provide more destructive wavefolding on its triangle/sine internal inputs.
How to upgrade? (copy-pasted blurb from the user manual)
Unplug all CV inputs/outputs from the module. Connect the output of your audio interface/sound card to the FM input. Set the FINE knob to 12 o’clock, and the FM attenuverter to 5 o’clock. Power on your modular system with Braids’ encoder pressed. The screen will show _RDY, with a “snake” pattern on the first character.
Make sure that no additional sound (such as email notification sounds, background music etc.) from your computer will be played during the procedure. Make sure that your speakers/monitors are not connected to your audio interface – the noises emitted during the procedure are aggressive and can harm your hearing. On non-studio audio equipment (for example the line output from a Desktop computer), you might have to turn up the volume to the maximum.
When you are all set, play the firmware update file into the module. The display shows the number of data packets received. The firmware contains between 90 and 112 packets, and the unit reboots after the last packet has been received. In case the signal level is too weak, the unit will display
SYN. Try adjusting the position of the FM attenuverter, click the encoder and retry from the start of the update file. The unit displaysCRC if a data packet is corrupted. It is suggested in this case to retry the procedure from another computer/audio interface, and to make sure that no piece of equipment (equalizer, FX processor) is inserted in the signal chain.