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Lofi-12 XT

version 1.1

Ver.1.1.156 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

(Update: Jun-13 2024)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.

What’s new in version 1.1

Improvements and Fixes to the SND features:
- Pressing func + A knob now displays the sample slots, allowing for selecting a sample (push A knob or OK to apply, CLR to cancel).
- Adjusting func + B knob will now snap changes in pitch to semitone units.
- In the SLICE screen, the OK button can be used to create a slice point, and the D-pad left / right buttons can be used to select a slice point.
- Single-cycle waveforms are now displayed correctly.
- Other minor problems including the MONO voice mode have been fixed and improved.

Improvements and Fixes to the Sample Assignment features into the Sample Slots:
- The preview is no longer played continuously, but you can preview it again by pressing the D-pad left button.
- The TAG SEARCH displays the TAG icon and the name of the current folder.
- The selection state for BROWSE / TAG SEARCH is now remembered along with the current folder.
- Fixed problems and enhanced the speed of the FILE NAME SEARCH.
- Other minor problems including the FILE DATABASE have been fixed and improved.

Improvements and Fixes to the Patterns:
- Selected pattern numbers now pop up in the PATTERN SELECT / SAVE screen.
- Fixes and improvements have been made for pattern switching.
- “Muting selected tracks at once” function has been eliminated, instead allowing track selection with func + TRACK PAD even in MUTE mode.
- Fixed other minor sequencer-related problems (incl. Parameter locking, Swing, Transpose, Pressure parameters, Copy and clear track data).

Improvements and Fixes to the SONG features:
- The PTN number and name will pop up when selecting a pattern in SONG EDIT (this will also pop up when switching patterns during playback).
- SONG EDIT allows playback from a specific row number (move cursor and press PLAY).

Improvements and Fixes to MIX TAPE functions:
- When the MIX TAPE is set to ENABLE, the TAPE icon is displayed, then lights up and animates during background recording (Speaker / Headphones / Internal Mic icons are no longer displayed).


For LIVEN Lofi-12 users
Completed a converter to LIVEN Lofi-12 Sample files (.syx) to WAV files!
Exported sample files from LIVEN Lofi-12 can now be converted to WAV files, so you can easily use them on Lofi-12 XT and other applications.
See the Utility tab.


Lofi-12 XT v1.1 Operation Manual (English)  ( Update: Jun-13 2024 ) *Updated sections are in magenta color.

Lofi-12 XT v1.1 MIDI implementation chart  ( Update: Jun-13 2024 )


LIVEN Lofi-12

version 2.1

Ver.2.1.65 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]
(Update: Aug-7 2023)

Preset 8 Drum kits samples [DOWNLOAD]

Please read this Update Guide before updating.


What’s new in Ver.2.1.65

- Added an enhancer "S.Maximizer" to the track effects.

- A sequence can be duplicated to double the length.

- Moving the filter cutoff and other knob adjustments can be made while resampling.

- Looping of chain playback is now possible.

- The noise gate on the line input can be disabled.

And several bug fixes and improvements.


Ver.2.0.55 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]
(Update: Jan-22 2023)

Preset 8 Drum kits samples [DOWNLOAD]

Please read this Upgrade Guide before updating.

New Features

- Resampling
- Chopping
- Remix Effect
The new features expand its capabilities meaning it's easier to use whilst making it a more flexible music production tool!  [LEARN MORE] 

LIVEN MEGA SYNTHESIS

 


LIVEN MEGA SYNTHESIS Operation Manual (English) ( Update: Jan-12 2024 )

* We have identified an issue where PCM data is not included when backing up all user data. This issue will be resolved in an upcoming firmware update. Until then, in addition to backing up your data, please ensure to export PCM data samples from each bank. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. (Mar-5 2024)

PCM Preset 64 samples [DOWNLOAD]


SmplTrek

version 3.1

Ver.3.1.154 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

(Update: Oct-20 2023)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.
If you want to update from version 1.x, please update to version 2.0 first.


What’s new in version 3.1.154

- The following problems have been fixed and improved

Improved the MIDI CHANNEL settings where the output is always in AUTO CHANNEL when OUTPUT CHANNEL is set to AUTO.

Improved legato behavior of INST track.

Fixed an issue that could cause gaps in audio when returning to the home screen from the clip edit screen.

Fixed problems with EQ (Filter) in Performance mode.

Fixed a problem where creating a new scene would initialize the parameters set in Performance mode.

Fixed a problem when BPM SYNC is used in ANALOG DELAY.

Fixed a problem when using SC COMP.

Fixed a bug with the playback <-> pause icon display.


Several other minor bugs have been fixed.

 

version 3.0

Ver.3.0.148 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

(Update: Oct-11 2023)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.
If you want to update from version 1.x, please update to version 2.0 first.


What’s new in version 3.0.148

- Added Performance mode that allows you to play on the home screen

Press func + left selection button (under the screen) to play INST / DRUM / LOOP track.

Track selection is made with the up/down keys on the D-pad, and the following controls are also available using knobs A to D.

A : EQ/Filter Frequency
B : EQ/Filter Resonance (or Gain)
C : Effect Send
D : Level

Set the EQ type of the track in the mixer in advance.
The SmplTrek will exit performance mode when you move to another screen, but the above parameters will retain until the project is changed.


- Loop playback of a project

Loop playback of multiple scenes is now possible by defining loop start and end scenes.
A PLAYBACK menu has been added to SETTINGS in the PROJECT menu. From here you can set the MODE to LOOP and set LP START (LOOP START) and LP END (LOOP END).
The MODE can also be switched by pressing func+ the right selection button (under the screen) from the home screen.
*The Global track cannot be played during loop playback.


- Mono mode and legato mode are added to the INST track

Glide setting is also available.
Use the C and D knobs on the pull-up menu in the edit screen or in the track settings menu.


- Add transpose to INST / MIDI tracks


INST / MIDI tracks can be transposed on a track or clip basis.
Set this in TRANSPOSE in the track or clip settings.


- Auto-step recording function added to INST / DRUM / MIDI tracks

Press func + left selection button (under the screen) in each edit screen to choose between 1 or 2 steps of auto step and the cursor will advance by that number of steps each time a note or hit is recorded.


- Clip copy to another track

Clip copying is possible between tracks of the same type (clip copying is also possible between INST and MIDI tracks).


- Improvements to the track EQ

The source code has been optimized to eliminate noise when adjusting the track EQ.


- Metronome on/off while editing a clip

The metronome can be immediately turned on/off by pressing func + right selection button (under the screen) in the edit screen for any clip.

Even when the metronome is set to off you can use the pre-count setting. The metronome will count you in before recording and then will switch off automatically.


Numerous improvements and bug fixes have been made, including the return of the scene switching function using MIDI Program Change.

 


Old version System firmware

version 2.0

Ver.2.0.129 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

(Update: Apr-25 2023)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.

What’s new in version 2.0.129

Quick sampling
By putting pressure on the track pad, you can easily record a sample and then use that sample in a new track.
⁃ The new sampling procedure has made sampling faster by allowing the user to set the normalize, save location, and auto saving settings in advance.
⁃ The monitor output method has been revised so that the speaker can be used even when the built-in microphone is selected on the REC source.

Unquantized recording using real-time recording of micro timing
The micro timing of finger drumming and instrument playing with the pads can be recorded in real time in the sequencer to allow unquantized recording.(72 ppqn)
⁃ Micro timing can now be edited for each note.
⁃ Note-off timing can also be recorded and edited on Instrument tracks.

Swing functions
Swing can be set per track or clip. (0-75%)

Duplication of a sequence
A sequence created on the Drum, Inst, MIDI, and Shot track can be duplicated by pressing the DUP(C) button, doubling the length of the sequence.

Further Drum track improvements
⁃ Level, Pan, Pitch, and Effect Send for each instrument in the drum kit can be adjusted while the Drum track is playing.
⁃ The tempo can be changed on the Drum track (tap tempo can be achieved by pressing the knob).
⁃ Over 300 basic drum patterns to choose from.
⁃ 3 new drum kits have been added.
  - Ski Beatz Smack pack selection kit
  - Cinematic Indian Percussion kit
  - GB Drum kit

Global Audio track has been optimized
⁃ The waveform display is now easier to read.
- Input level meter has been added.
(To delete the switching point of the virtual tracks, press the REC key twice and press CLR in recording standby.)

- You can replace the Global audio files in the SD card.

1) Delete the virtual track files (.wav and .wdt files) you want to replace in the SmplTrek/Project/(project name)/Audio/Global folder on the SD card.
Example: global1-1.wav, global1-1.wdt
   
2) Rename the new .wav file (16bit-48kHz mono, up to 2GB) you want to replace with the same name as the deleted file and place it in the same folder.
Example: global1-1.wav

When you load the project on SmplTrek, the replacement will be reflected.

Effects Improvements
⁃ Revised parameters for ‘Vinyl’ and ‘Cassette’.
⁃ Added bit to ‘Crusher’.


Other improvements
⁃ Pitch of the Instrument track can be adjusted while playing.
⁃ You can switch the display between the tracks while keeping the edit screen open. (press the func+TRK pad)
⁃ When loading a sample into the Loop track, you can set start and end points and select the number of bars in that range to see the exact BPM.
⁃ Sample selection for each instrument in the Drum Kit Edit can now be easily auditioned and selected from the folder by simply turning the A knob.
⁃ Program change messages can now be transmitted from the MIDI track automation. (The switching Scene has been changed to CC31:SCENE PLAYBACK)
⁃ And several bug fixes and improvements.



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Ver.1.4.99 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

(Update: Feb-10 2023)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.

What’s new in version 1.4.99

The INST track allows you to select an instrument on the edit screen, like the DRUM track.

While playing back a sequence, you can switch instrument samples and edit the attack and release parameters.
 
The user interface has been improved.
 
- On the Home screen, the Scenes, Tracks, and Clips can now be easily copied and cleared.

Copy:
Select the target to be copied, press func + OK, select the destination and press OK.
 
Clear:
Select the target to be cleared, press func + CLR, confirm it by selecting YES.
 

- On the edit screen, the sequence data can now be cleared in a batch.

Data clear:
Press func + CLR, confirm it by selecting YES. 

- The edit screen now scrolls along with playback.
 
- On the edit screen, the pop-up can now be switched by pressing the lower right button on the screen to change folders for drum kits and instrument samples*, and to make changes to LENGTH/NOTE settings.
*You can select the Pool, the Preset, and the current Project folder. The Drum tracks are loaded all stk files in the Kit folder in those folders. The Instrument tracks are loaded all 16bit-48kHz wav files in the Audio folder in those folders.
 
- The LENGTH setting has been changed to move in units of one bar of the current NOTE value (hold down and turn the knob to change LENGTH by a single increment)
 
- The octave keys now move the keyboard by one white key during normal operation, and by one octave when pressed together with the func key.
 
And several bug fixes and improvements.



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Ver.1.3.90 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]
(Update: Jan-27 2023)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.

v1.3.90 fixes several bugs, including choke groups in drum kits not functioning properly.


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Ver.1.2.86 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

(Update: Jan-19 2023)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.

What’s new in Ver.1.2.86

Major improvements to drum tracks!


    - Up to 4 tracks can be used simultaneously.
    - Drum kits can be created directly from chopped samples.
    - Doubled the length of samples can be assigned to each pad in a drum kit. (5.4 seconds in mono, 2.7 seconds in stereo)
    - Drum kits can be previewed by hitting each pad before selection.
    - Drum kits can be selected while playing back on the drum track edit screen.

- Instrument tracks have been increased to a maximum of 4 tracks.
- The sample pool, MIDI pool, and drum kit pool remember where they were last opened.
- Mixdown was changed to export sounds after the master level on the home screen.

And several bug fixes and improvements.


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Ver.1.1.72 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

(Update: Dec-15 2022)

Please update using your PC/Mac's SD card slot or SD card reader!
The current version (Ver.1.0.65 or 1.0.58) may not connect properly in the Card Reader mode.


Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.

What’s new in Ver.1.1.72

[New features]
- The looper recording function (live sampling) is now available!

- Added reverse function to edit samples from the sample pool.

[Bug fixes and improvements]
- Solved problems when connecting in Card Reader mode. 

- Mac resource fork files (files beginning with _.) are hidden in the sample pool.
- The metronome in the TEMPO menu can now also be turned on/off by pressing the B knob.
- Changed the name 'QUANTIZE' to 'LAUNCH MODE' in the SYSTEM menu.

And several bug fixes and improvements.


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Ver.1.0.65 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

(Update: Dec-1 2022)

Please update using your PC/Mac's SD card slot or SD card reader!
The current version (Ver.1.0.58) may not connect properly in the Card Reader mode.


Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.

What’s new in Ver.1.0.65

[Bug fixes]
- When connected to a PC/Mac in the Card Reader mode, SmplTrek is not recognized and the contents in the SD card may be lost.
- Track Master cannot be resampled.
- Noise at the joint of Loop when switching Scenes.
and several bug fixes and improvements.

[Added or improved features]
- Added a metronome settings to the tempo settings screen. *
- Added Edit screen page switching function using func + REW / FF keys.
- Improved audio quality of the USB AUDIO track.
- Improved keyboard UI for rename screen.
- Improved UI that popup dialogs can be closed immediately by pressing a key.

*...The addition of this function changes the control knobs for "Setting the tempo" in the manual P15. Use the A - D knobs to make the setting. The tap tempo is used by the lower right button of the screen.

The manual for v3.1 is currently under construction. Please refer to the Downloads page for the updated contents and operations.

SmplTrek v2.0 Start Up Guide (English)  ( Update: Aug-10 2023 )

SmplTrek v2.0 Reference Manual (English)   ( Update: Aug-10 2023 )  *Updated sections are in magenta color. For the latest updated features, please refer to the Downloads page.

SmplTrek MIDI implementation chart  ( Update: Aug-10 2023 )


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SmplTrek Press Kit

SAMPLE PACK for SmplTrek users only (1,128 samples - 1.2GB from Black Octopus )
Black Octopus download site will open.

Register on the Black Octopus site and download it.

 

LIVEN Lofi-6

LIVEN XFM

XFM Analog Waveform Pack
by Chris Lody

Chris Lody has created and contributed a waveform preset pack for using the LIVEN XFM as a virtual analog synth!

“If you have the desire to use the LIVEN XFM as a multitimbral virtual analog synth, I've created 50 waveform presets to help you with that. 3 are to get the XFM to sound like oscillators in sync mode, the others are permutations of Saw, Square, Triangle etc across the different operators." 

"I've come up with a file naming system that tries to show how they are set up including showing the waveforms used and 10 different Decay and Sustain presets, so there's a readme file about that too.”

LIVEN XFM Analog Waveform Pack [DOWNLOAD]

Ver.3.0.46 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]
(Update: Feb-15 2023)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.


What’s new in Ver.3.0.46

Added a loop function to pattern chain playback.
(All patterns specified in the chain can be looped. To loop the chain playback, press func + SYSTEM and select CN.LP, then select LOOP by VALUE knob.)

Several bugs have been fixed, including the following problems.
- When loading a pattern, it may not have been played back correctly.
- Direct recording of multiple notes was not possible in the sound locking mode.


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Old version System firmware

Ver.2.0.43 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

New functions
- Added program change transmit and receive settings.
 (The pattern can now be changed by program change.)

Bug fix
- When the PTN key is pressed during the pattern change process, the display will be broken and the pattern will look like it is being initialized in rare cases.
  (the data is not broken at this point)
- Note input from external MIDI devices may rarely cause freeze.
- Arpeggiator type is not saved.
- Repeated pattern changes may cause slight clock shifts.
- If tie is set to off and holding down keys during pre-count, it will be held.

 

LIVEN 8bit warps

version 3.0

Ver.3.0.76 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]
(Update: Sep-15 2023)

*The firmware does not include newly added presets. Please download the following and import them individually into your available patch memory.

New preset 29 drum sounds [DOWNLOAD]
You can easily make drum patterns using these sounds and the sound locking feature.

Please read this Update Guide before updating.


What’s new in Ver.3.0.76

Added 6 effect types:
- Distortion
- Phaser
- Tremolo
- Ring Modulator
- Auto Wah
- Reverse Delay

Added the Sound Locking features

A sequence can be duplicated to double the length
(After pressing func + LENGTH, hold down shift and turn VALUE to duplicate the sequence and double or quadruple the length.)

Looping of chain playback is now possible
(All patterns specified in the chain can be looped. To loop the chain playback, press func + SYSTEM and select CN.LP, then select LOOP by VALUE knob.)

And several bug fixes and improvements.


Old version System firmware

Ver.2.0.67 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

New functions

- Added program change receive settings.
 (The pattern can now be changed by program change.)

Bug fix

- Pressing the REC button during pattern playback may erase the stored notes in rare case.
- When playing in RANDOM mode and STUTTER mode, it starts playing from the first step.
- If tie is set to off and holding down keys during pre-count, it will be held.

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Ver.1.1.62 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

- Fixed a bug that the system might not shut down properly when receiving external MIDI clock

ELZ_1

The original ELZ_1 will not be updated to add the ZTRINGS synth engine, shimmer reverb, etc. that are present on the ELZ_1 play, as it is not possible to perform the calculations necessary with the limited digital signal processor (DSP) resources available on the original ELZ_1.
Thank you for your understanding.

Ver.7.0 124 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]
(Update: Jun-7 2023)

Please read this Firmware Update Guide before updating.

What’s new in version 7.0.124


- Added UNISON to the VOICE MODE.

    -2, -1, +1, +2 octaves can be selected and stacked.


- Added TUNNEL and INFINITY reverbs.

- B bank has been added to the synth memory, allowing a total of 256 patches to be stored.

  Select ’MEMORY BANK’ from the MENU, then select ’BANK B’.

- 53 new sounds created by five ELZ_1 masters have been added to the BANK B.

ELZ_1 PRESET MEMORY LIST (B BANK)



Never use USB power supply such as USB quick chargers that may output more than 5V for a short period of time, as it will destroy the internal components of the ELZ_1.

Old version System firmware

Ver.6.0.122 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

New functions

- Added New Synth Engine

8BIT WAVEMEM SYNTH(WARP)
8BIT WAVEMEM SYNTH(ADSAR)
8BIT WAVEMEM SYNTH(TIME)

-Added DETUNE to 8BIT WAVEMEM SYNTH (MORPH)

 

Ver.5.0.119 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

New functions

- Added effects

DRIVE/MOD module : CRUSHER
DELAY/REVERB module : REVERB

- Added Master Effects

VINYL RECORD
CASSETTE TAPE
CRUSHER

- Added Dual Mono mode, which allows to send two separate mono signals into the AUX input for FX processing and mixing.

Bug fix

- Delay effects may cause click noise.

 

Ver.4.0.117 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

New functions / Bug fix
- MIDI OUT function
  The following MIDI messages have been added.
  (
Note On/Off, Program Change, Clock, Start/Stop)
- USB MIDI mode and clock settings are retained even when the power is turned off.
- DNA explorer may not be able to import correctly.

 

Ver.3.0.113 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

- Modulation enhancement of FM synth
- LFO parameter enhancement
- Modulation enhance of 8-Bit WAVE MEM(FM MODE)
- Effect Insert function added to AUX IN
- Supports BPMsycn for AutoPan, Chorus, Vibrato, Tremolo effects
    Supecial bonus:
          - Added PingPong Delay effect

 

Ver.2.1.99 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]

History
- Master-Tune adjustment function has been added
- Memory-Tune adjustment function for each memory has been added
- Heavy, Destruction has been added in Bit Crush parameter of SiGRINDER
- Random access function of waveform reading position has been added in SiGRINDER.
- Changed the metronome sound of head of measure
- The new Arena type has been added in Reverb
- Fixed a bug that ELZ_1 can't start up with AA batteries in rarely.
- Fixed other minor bugs

 

Ver.2.0.93 System firmware [DOWNLOAD]