To replace the firmware on your USTA, you need a computer with an SD card reader. Use the following instructions and select the firmware version you want to install from the menu below.
The ‘project revision’ column refers to the data formatting system employed in the .ust project file. In case that some future updates may need a different formatting system, thus requiring a conversion of your saved project, it will be notified here.
Remove the µSD card
- Turn off the module.
- Unmount it from your case removing all the screws.
- Unplug the module power cable.
- Take off the µSD card from the back of the module by pushing it (it’s a push-push mechanism).
Insert the µSD card
- Safe remove the µSD card from the computer.
- Put the µSD card back in place onto the module: if you are looking at the back of the module, the µSD card contacts should look at you. Insert the µSD card into the µSD card holder and push to retain it.
- Plug the module power cable.
- Remount it safely in your case using all the screws.
- You can now turn on the module.
- Turn off and unplug your case.
- Remove the µSD Card (follow previous instructions).
- Download the firmware file below.
- Connect the µSD card to your computer – use the adapter provided with the USTA if needed.
- Rename the downloaded file as “USTA.bin” (keep the extension .bin, it is important).
- Place the renamed file on the root of the µSD card – if there is another USTA.bin, replace it (if you have an older install in there and you don’t replace it, you know what happens right?).
- Insert the µSD Card (follow previous instructions).
- Press and hold the navigation encoder until the Project Menu is displayed.
- DO NOT TURN OFF POWER FROM THIS POINT
- Select Replace FW and push the encoder. A window will open, asking for confirmation. By default the answer is NO, to prevent accidental misbehaviors. Rotate the navigation encoder counter-clockwise to select YES, then push the encoder to launch the upgrade.
- Wait for the module to restart.
- If it has properly restarted, you’re done, enjoy. You can check the firmware version number on the lower left corner of the display while booting. Otherwise get in touch with us.
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NEXT FIRMWARE – FIX & IMPLEMENTATIONS
- clone pattern settings across tracks
- cut/insert stages in a pattern or rearrange stages in a pattern
- external play/stop via AUX in
- improvement of modulations possibilities
- autofill channel/pattern
Implemented in Next Revision – USTA151
- fixed an issue that prevents the proper visualization of selected channel RGB LED when changing from Edit to Performance in Song Mode
- fixed an issue that prevents the pattern reset to start from the pattern selected as first
- fixed an issue that prevents the swing value visualization when the internal clock is in use
- fixed an issue that prevents the pattern recall and pattern mix to always work properly
- fixed an issue that prevents store pattern functionality to always store the proper values
- fixed an issue that allows the use of Stage Loop in Song Mode: now it is not allowed. Stage Loop is also automatically disabled when entering Song Mode
- extended store pattern functionality to Length, and now includes also channels of that pattern, not only the one selected
- changed shortcut for the channel Hold function
- previous: holding ESC and the desired channel (cvA, cvB, gtA or gtB)
- new: holding SET ALL and the desired channel (cvA, cvB, gtA or gtB)
- added external PPM (Pulses per Minute) value to the dashboard up to 3000 – how many pulses are received in a minute by the external clock input
- added currently playing stage details in Dashboard, between last edited pattern and stage loop area
- added display total length (in units) per pattern
- via a new Dashboard design
- added mute of channels
- holding ESC and pressing the desired channel (cvA, cvB, gtA or gtB)
- added CW or CCW pattern rotation while editing it
- holding the track button and rotating the navigation encoder, on the selected pattern, affects the lengths and the values and color of cvA, cvB, gtA, gtB
- added quick initialization of track values
- holding for 3 seconds the pencil button in edit pattern initializes to default all the stage values of the selected track
- holding for 3 seconds the pencil button in edit song initializes to default all the song slots of the selected track
- added infinite stage loop
- setting stage loop length at value “0” (now accessible)
- disable stage loop double-clicking SET ALL to exit and continue the pattern
- added clone layer between cvA & cvB and gtA & gtB
- holding the target layer button while pressing the corresponding encoder to apply the clone to a definite pattern
- fixed an issue that prevents Temperament from being updated on project load
- fixed an issue that shifts the song slots by one unit on loading
- fixed an issue that occasionally creates an additional gate event at the end of a green gate stage while using external clock
- added fast change of first/last pattern settings in performance mode on
the selected track: hold SET ALL and push an encoder for the first pattern and another for the last pattern
- added the cloning of first/last pattern settings, in performance mode, from the selected track to the others, by double-clicking SHIFT ALL
- navigating thru stages in composition mode updates the stage values on the display across cvA, cvB, length, gtA and gtB