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Download firmware updates for Midicake products

Midicake ARP

IMPORTANT: Please check the version number on the back of your ARP. 

(All ARPs purchased since January 2023 are version 1.5)

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FIRMWARE for version 1.5

FIRMWARE for version 1.4 (2022)

Firmware Update Instructions

To install firmware updates:

  • Check the Serial Number of your ARP to ensure you have the correct version

  • Download the relevant firmware package (above) and unzip it somewhere memorable on your PC or Mac​

  • Download the Teensy Loader

  • Open the Teensy Loader

  • Select File > Open HEX File

  • Select the midicake.ARP.Firmware.ino.hex file downloaded in step 1, then click Open

  • Make sure the (green) Auto button is selected

  • Press the UPDATE button on the back of the unit (next to the USB port)

  • ARP should restart within a couple of seconds with the new firmware

The firmware version number is displayed on the logo screen at startup and can be shown by holding the stop button.

Release Notes/Archive

v1.x.5.3972 - 18th January 2024

  • Revolutionary Time Parameters

  • Classic Arpeggiator Mode

  • One Finger Mode

  • Keyboard Split/Zones

  • Power Button

  • Encoder Enhancements

  • Macro CC Output

  • MIDI Output Routing

  • Multi Menu Control

v1.x.4.3392 - 18th July 2023

  • DRONE mode

  • 6 new Modulation waveforms

  • Modulation Toggle parameter

  • Pitch Filter Parameter

  • Note Lock Parameter

  • Scale Lock Parameter

  • Multi Menu display in SET Mode for all parameters

  • Global tempo range increased, now 1 to 300 bpm

  • Stop Button Behaviour added as new menu option

  • Internal MIDI Clock to match external clock, supports Stop Button Behaviour

  • Diagnostics options via connect application - for debugging

  • Improved Note Limit interaction with Octave parameter

  • Extended Support for MIDI Devices via USB Host

v1.x.3.3210 - 5th June 2023


  • FIXED - Free Play notes not highlighted on exiting set mode

  • FIXED - Free Play notes reset on exiting Chord Chain edit

  • FIXED - Free play overrides chord selection when holding chord or macro or cc learn

  • FIXED - Displaying incorrect display header and LEDs when exiting Chord Edit

  • FIXED - Rare Crash during simultaneous gate length increase on multiple arps

  • FIXED - Bounce and Repeat Sequence not changed/updated on load patch

v1.x.3.3096 - 31st March 2023

  • Support for USB Host MIDI Thru and MIDI Out

  • New "Note Limit" Parameter

  • External Clock Tempo Detection

  • "Live Play" toggle

  • OMNI MIDI channel support

  • Updated Global Menu

  • Soft Reset and Diagnostic options

  • Tweaks to improve Key Sync

  • MIDI Note Handling in MONO voice mode

  • Display Updates

v1.x.2.2857 - 6th February 2023

  • Arpeggiator Live play - via an external keyboard

  • Customizable Bounce patterns

  • Extended FX

  • Octave Locking

  • CC Assignment Improvements

  • Up Down Controls

  • MIDI Indicators

  • Deterministic Synchronization

  • USB Host support

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