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VoiceLive 2 – Firmware Update – 1.5.00
VoiceLive 2 gets a firmware update!
We’ve put together a free update with bug fixes and tweaks for this amazing vocal processor. Read the important stuff about backing up for sure if you have presets and a setup configuration you want to keep.
Added STEP and BYPASS to Global Mic-Control options. Yay!
- When a preset is saved into a new location, the USER tag is automatically assigned in the Wizard.
- Screen should no longer flicker when changing presets.
- Mic-Control/300BPM Tap Tempo craziness should no longer occur.
- Random Freeze with MIDI devices – This was the crazy “we can’t find it” random MIDI bug.
- Fixed an issue where guitar would appear on both L/Mono and R/Dry when Output is set to Mono.
- Delay/Reverb tails should now properly stop when entering BYPASS/TUNER mode.
- Set Delay Trails default to ON. “Trails” means that delay taps and reverb decay complete when turning the effect on/off within a preset.
- Looper should now properly be output via USB.
- Aux level should no longer increase when entering BYPASS/TUNER mode.
- Harmony Hold Release now works.
- Hardtune controlled by guitar/Naturalplay now works correctly upon entering the mode.
- Harmony key defaulting to Bmaj2 when key/scale is entered manually should no longer occur. Any key/scale saved to the preset should be recalled properly when entering set key/scale. If a chord via guitar or MIDI is received shortly before entering set key/scale, that chord will over-ride the saved key/scale. This allows saved key/scale to be retained, but natural play to take precedence when you want it to. NaturalPlay must be set to SCALE for this to occur. (either globally or within the preset)
There are also a ton of audio path optimizations too but we won’t bore you with the gory details. We’ve endeavored to make this firmware release super reliable, so you can count on your VoiceLive 2 more than ever.
- Connect your VoiceLive 2 to VoiceSupport.
- Click the PRESETS button at the top of the screen.
- Click the big preset button in the middle of the screen to capture your current presets and setup data.
- You will see a progress bar at the bottom of the screen.
- When it’s done getting your data, click the ARCHIVE button at the top of the screen.
- A small window will pop up. Name your archive and click OK. This contains both your PRESETS and your SETUP data.
- Click the FIRMWARE button at the top of the screen.
- Select the top-most firmware release (1.5.00) and click YES when the “Firmware Update!” window pops up.
- Buttons will flash on VoiceLive 2 while you wait for it to accept the firmware and reboot. This may take several minutes. VoiceSupport will ask you to rescan, so go ahead and do that. Okay, now your unit is updated! Let’s move on to restoring your data.
Note: if you’re upgrading from an older version than VoiceLive 2 Build 118, you’ll have to Export your presets and then Import them. Sorry, but your Setup data from the early builds will be lost. That’s where a pencil and paper comes in mighty handy!
- After the upgrade, click on the PRESETS button on VoiceSupport’s top menu.
- Click the big button in the middle of the screen and wait for the progress bar to finish.
- Click on the Archive tab you created before the firmware upgrade. You MUST have the archive clicked in order to send the setup data correctly.
- Click “Send Setup”. This will send your setup data to the VoiceLive 2. Done! One more step follows.
- If your archive tab is still highlighted, proceed to the next step, if not, click it again.
- Select all of the presets to copy in your archive by pressing Ctrl+A (PC), or Cmd+A (Mac).
- Click preset 1 in the Archive window and drag it to the preset 1 slot in the Working Data window. This will drag all presets along with it.
- Release the mouse button then choose Copy from the little pop-up.
- Click Apply Changes to send your presets to VoiceLive 2.
- You’re done!
So yeah, that’s a lot of steps, but we realize that you’ve spent a lot of time tweaking your VoiceLive 2 just the way you want it and don’t want to lose any of your precious data!
Now get back out there and keep making killer music!