Echosystem Firmware Download

How to upgrade your Echosystem's firmware

1) download the firmware file here:

Download Firmware Version 1.07
MD5 Checksum: d0d80930fae0dcd32a570b68d9564ac6

OR

Download Newest Beta Firmware Version 2.00
MD5 Checksum:a6bd544e38420073c016a01497190d8e

 

2) copy the file to the root directory of a high-capacity SD card that's been formatted FAT32.

3) insert the SD card then power on the pedal (which may look like a reverb but is actually an echosystem in disguise)

4) The preset LEDs should marquee yellow for a bit, then all turn green when the update is complete.

5) remove sd card, cycle the pedal's power, and you're good!

Change Log

Instructions for using the V30 looper can be found here.
All versions and their md5sums are kept at http://assets.empresseffects.com/firmware/echosystem
2.00 (beta date: May 4, 2018)
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- V30 looper 
  - looper will corrupt whatever file system you have
    on the SD card, so don't use an SD card with important
    data on it!
  - works when effect is bypassed.
  - overdubbing implemented
  - always begin playing from start of loop
  - looper now requires a V30 SDHC card
  - fixed error with looper recording no sound after 20 seconds
- added: Echorec mode (Analog Yellow) (thanks Jim Quarnstrom)
  - Echorec mode has four playback heads and one record head.
  - thing 1: each dot selects a different combination of playback
    heads to send to output
  - thing 2: each dot selects a different combination of playback
    heads to send to the record head.
- presets can now be saved and loads from SD card
  - to save presets, make a directory in the root directory of the 
    sd card called "from_echosystem". On startup, Echosystem will populate this
    directory with presets and the advanced config settings.
  - to load presets, make a directory in the root directory of the sd card
    called "to_echosystem". Presets that are named NN_echosystem.bin when NN
    is a number between 0 and 35 inclusive will be loaded into Echosystem
    memory.
- fixed: signal path level issues when bypassed
  when running with digital dry (ie. cabsim/looper/lofi modes on).
- fixed: no sound sometimes when loading 2 drunk ewok presets back
  to back.

1.08 ( beta date: on forum Sep 21, 2017)
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- first version of super beta multitrack looper.
- added midi out of the knob and mode parameters to use with DAWs/Editors
- fixed: sometimes reverb, drunk ewok, and input rider modes would 
  sound distorted if using two of them at once.
- Added: Lofi Red Mode
    Mode is meant to do high feedback swells into nasty distortion
    in the style of the Boss PS2 (but less harsh).
    thing 1: drive amount for distortion. 
    thing 2: sets compressor threshold on the output so you can  
    control the volume of high feedback distorted repeats.
- Added Midi CC40 for engine order swapping in dual modes.
- Changed: Midi Clock only sync's presets that are set to global tap source. Tap
  hold features now work while running midi clock.
- Fixed: signal getting muted with a single-tap in multi-tap modes.
- Fixed: dry signal muted when bypassed with cab sim on, and output less than 50% 
  and mix at all wet.

1.07 (beta date: July 25, 2017)
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- fixed: Midi issue when sending knob parameters.
- fixed: New Tape thing 1 knob.
- updated: knob delay source presets load without ramping to the delaytime and causing
  pitch change. (Unless it's going from two presets with the exact same mode(s)
  and delay sources.)
- fixed: In HW insert and trails presets loading incorrectly sometimes.
- fixed: Delay time export using external tap in bank presets.
- fixed: No sound w/advanced config 'starting up pedal in preset 1' in bank mode.
- fixed: Lofi blue was putting wet in the dry path in wet/dry mode in serial routing
  if it was in the 2nd engine slot. 
- fixed: tap tempo led showing wrong time sometimes with expression pedal
  control of delay time/ratio.
- added: Midi CC's for:
    solo: eng A 41, eng B 42 (send 0 un-solo, any other value solos)
    switch engine order: 40 (send any value)
    Save Preset: 39 (send 0-35 to save to that preset).
- added: input rider with all-pass filter mode. (Aqua Ambient)
    thing 1: controls level into the delay line (so
    you can get swells by assigning it to the expression pedal).
    thing 2: Adds in all-pass filter signal which 
    smooths out transients a bit and makes it sound
    like a small room reverb.
- fixed: Factory presets with knob tap source had weird behavior 
  with expression pedal plugged in.

1.06 (beta date: June 9, 2017)
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- add mix taper option to advanced configuration. now there's an option that is more heavily weighted towards
  the dry side.
    - advanced configuration option found at green digital
    1. wetter mix taper (default)
    2. dryer mix taper (new)
- added Shimmery Fixed Pitch mode (Red Whiskey)
    Thing 1 is pitch shift in semitones, thing 2 is modulation.
- slowed down the delay time knob response so it sounds more tape-like when moving it around.  
- fixed: modulation thing 2 knob in Deluxe Memory Boy mode.
- changed Thing 2 taper in BBD mode slightly.

1.05 (beta date: May 11, 2017)
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- fixed: expression pedal implementation
- fixed: midi clock no longer triggers infinite feedback
- fixed: engine swapping and routing and preset bug
- fixed: preset LED dimming
- fixed: filter blue mode. was clipping at low thing 1 settings
- fixed: crackles in stutter mode.
- fixed: cycling through engines in lo-fi was creating a loud pop
- fixed: really short knob delay times making clicks in ambient blue and multi red.
- upped the feedback in multi mode and filter blue mode
- changed auto stutter mode so the tap stomp action depends on delay time source
    knob = hold and let go
    global = tap to trigger
    local = auto trigger
- can now tell order of engines: after engine swap focus goes to engine 0
- tremolo and panning modes: when delay time source is knob, tap stomp accepts tap tempo

1.04 (production date: April 26, 2017)
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- initial release