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Audio Sprockets Announce Major Upgrade with ToneDexter Version 2.0 Software

This is a major update for all ToneDexter II users  and includes many new features, performance improvements and bug fixes. All ToneDexter II customers are advised to upgrade.

Check out all the new ToneDexter Features in the latest User Guide.

New Features

  • Input Source modes expanded and reorganized for clarity.
  • Mic Blend. IN and AUX1 sources can now be blended with an external microphone. The mic input can also be used as a crossover source for the instrument input.
  • Trained WaveMap level more closely matches loudness of Bypassed level.
  • WaveMap Trim. Adjusts the WaveMap level to fine tune the loudness match to the Bypassed Level. Tap the Trim button to bypass and compare. Training calculates an initial estimate for Trim.
  • Blend Phase. Press the Blend control on the Inputs page to switch the phase of the second signal (dry path or dual source). Blue icon indicates 180° out of phase.
  • WaveMap Bake. Makes a copy of the WaveMap that incorporates all EQ, Anti-Feedback, Spaciousness and Trim settings into a new WaveMap in which those settings are baked in, as if it had been created that way from the start. This resets all adjustment parameters and allows them to be reused anew on the baked WaveMap. This useful for tweaking them to your liking, thus leaving the EQ and Tone Shaping tools available to deal with venue specific adjustments rather than WaveMap corrections. It’s also useful for creating WaveMaps tailored to other target pickups.
  • WaveMap EQ pages now show the WaveMap number and name, and Anti-Feedback and Spaciousness are displayed graphically on the Main Page when adjusting and remain until another EQ value is adjusted. This allows for easier visual comparison between different WaveMaps.
  • WaveMap can be selected from within EQ and other sub-pages when in FootScroll mode or when using external footswitches.
  • Output Routing options expanded and clarified.
  • Output Routing system settings can be overridden on a per-WaveMap basis, allowing custom routing for certain WaveMaps.
  • Tuner Reference frequency can be overridden on a per-WaveMap basis, allowing different tuning schemes for different instruments (Baroque instruments tuned to 415 for example).
  • Delay before loading new WaveMap can be set on the System Config page from 0 (default) up to 2 seconds, allowing a new WaveMap name to be checked visually before the sound changes. Note: this adjustable delay only applies to changing WaveMaps from the Main page. Changing while on the Tune Page shows the new WaveMap for 1 second before loading.
  • Pressing and holding an EQ Gain, High-Pass Frequency or Tone Shaping parameter will set it back to default.
  • Pressing and holding the Dry EQ, Aux EQ or Mic EQ buttons on the Inputs page and Mic EQ on the Train page will reset that EQ to flat (with the exception of High-Pass Frequency for the Mic EQ in Train mode, where it is set to the minimum of 20Hz).
  • Pressing and Holding Input Source on the Inputs page will set it back to Instrument input.
  • Pressing and Holding Blend Level will set it back to 0% (or 50% for Aux1/Aux2 blend)
  • Pressing and Holding Boost Config will set it to All Outputs
  • Renaming WaveMaps has an extra control for quickly changing range from upper case to lower case to numbers/symbols.

Performance Improvements

  • External buttons more responsive.
  • Web Interface more responsive.
  • Improved screen contrast for untrained WaveMaps.
  • Reduced startup noise.
  • Reduced noise when resetting DSP (after loading new WaveMaps or Restoring from Backup).
  • The EQ Band being adjusted on the Main page is shown filled on the EQ display.
  • Mic and Dry Blend can be adjusted in 1% increments.
  • Upload progress for files transferred from the Web Interface is shown on the display.
  • Overlay of filter band on EQ curves made clearer.
  • Other minor stability and performance improvements.

Changed Behavior

  • High and Low Filter Types now shown as bell or shelf icons.
  • Copy, Move, Rename and Delete functions shown as icons.
  • Filter Type, EQ Band, Input and Audition sources can be changed by tapping as well as turning.
  • 48V Phantom Power now adjustable on System Config page (and while training)
  • High-Pass Filter is now OFF by default. Turn CW or tap to turn on. Press and hold to turn it back off. Note: High-Pass Filter cannot be fully turned off on the Mic Channel during Training.
  • Separate frequency defaults for bell and shelf modes (Lo EQ and High EQ)
  • Spaciousness display shows more of the IR waveform.
  • Back button added on Tuner and Training pages for convenience, doubling up on Tune footswitch action.
  • Back buttons moved to top left by default.
  • If all available slots are used and Copy, Move or Training is selected, suggested destination slot will default to the first without a trained WaveMap (Blue text) if any exist, or 1 otherwise.
  • Page Timeout default increased to 10 seconds, and can be set from 4 up to 20 seconds (or OFF).
  • Wait animations updated.

Bug Fixes

  • Headphones no longer mute when returning back to Tune Mode from Train or System Config pages.
  • If an empty slot is currently selected and a WaveMap is copied or loaded into that slot via the web interface, the screen will automatically update.
  • IR energy time span now limited to prevent unexpected behavior when blending.
  • Level setting occasionally getting stuck at high gain fixed.
  • Web Interface now compatible with Safari web browser.
  • Help text for Footscroll Mode corrected.
  • Default mapping for Midi Program Changes corrected.
  • Font alignment issue corrected that may have caused some WaveMap names to display incorrectly.