I’d like to announce the release of 16n Firmware 2.0.1!
That’s right: big version 2. Now, before you get all excited: this adds no new functionality to the hardware of the device. It also will have no impact on people only using the CV outputs of the device.
However, it does make one huge change going forward: configuring the device no longer requires compiling the firmware, or using Arduino IDE. Instead, all configuration can be done in a web browser.
Upgrading to firmware 2.0.0+ will erase any custom channels/settings you have on the device. Sorry. However: you should be able to get them back super fast. And then, from that point on, settings will persist between firmware upgrades.
Before I tell you how to upgrade, here’s the editor in action, with everything that’s changed:
How to upgrade
These instructions apply to upgrading standard 16n hardware/firmware. If you have a board running any kind of custom firmware, this may not work. If you’re not sure, speak to your builder who flashed it in the first place.
From now on, I no longer recommend compiling firmware yourself, unless you are highly confident of that. Instead, recommend process is:
- download the .hex file for the appropriate release from the releases page
- download a standalone version of Teensy Loader
- follow the instructions on the wiki for how to flash your 16n
- once flashed, visit the editor, and configure your faders, and calibrate to taste.
It is likely you will need to adjust the maximum (but not minimum) fader calibrations via the editor. You might need to bring the upper calibration figure down to something in the 7000s. Have a fiddle and see what works for you.
Also, note that the recently overhauled Github Wiki for the project is your best source of documentation, user guide, and so forth.
I hope that this makes for a significant quality of life for users and makers going forward; it’s a good foundation to build on. Needless to say, the editor itself is open source.
The hex file is available from the Github Releases Page for the firmware/hardware.
Thanks to all the alpha testers who helped check this out for me; it was really appreciated.
- updated top post to reference v2.0.1, which solves issues with LC boards.