ToneDexter II Support

ToneDexter II Software Updates

Check out page 28 of the User Guide for Installation instructions. Current version of software in your ToneDexter II shows on the screen when it is first switched on.

Latest Version

V2.4 (May 23rd, 2024) ToneDexter2_V2.4.bin

V2.4 Recovery Software See FAQ ‘The software update failed – the screen went black. Help!’

Release Notes V2.4 May 23 2024

Version 2.4

Bug Fixes

  • Some valid 3rd party IR WAV files were not importing.
Release Notes V2.3 May 16 2024

Version 2.3

New Features

  • Now supports importing 3rd party Impulse Responses as well as legacy WaveMaps created with the original ToneDexter using general, high, or bass firmware. 3rd party IRs must be 16bit, 24bit, 32bit, or 32bit floating point mono WAV files at a sampling rate of 30kHz to 50kHz, and be 64KB or less in size. They will be truncated to 4096 samples if greater than that.
  • Multiple WaveMap files can be added and then imported together from the Web Interface with new Import All function.
  • New Meter style Tuner display mode option.

Changed Behavior and Improvements

  • Tuner stability and capture range improved. Will tune on notes B0 though G7.
  • Output Routing options expanded and clarified.
  • Web Interface condensed so WaveMaps show on Home Page with Backup and Restore buttons.
  • Software Update Process more automated, with only a single click required to update.
  • Bootup time reduced.
  • Advanced System Config page added, with WaveMap Load time and IR Import Optimization options.

Bug Fixes

  • Bake-In corruption with negative gain on Low EQ Band fixed.
  • Bake-In Spaciousness errors fixed.
  • Tuner shows correct octave.
  • Audition Source icon changes immediately when tapping Boost in post-training Audition Mode.
  • Other minor stability and performance improvements.
Release Notes V2.2 Apr 9 2024

Version 2.2

Changed Behavior

  • External footswitch behavior now defaults to Footscroll mode, so that footscrolling using Tune and Boost is disabled by default. This is to prevent engaging Footscroll instead of Boost by accidentally holding Boost down too long when trying to engage the boost function. This can be changed in the System Config settings.
  • 48V Phantom Power is now on by default

Bug Fixes

  • Entering Footscroll mode by Press-Holding Boost is now disabled in both PLAY and TUNE states when the external footswitches are configured as Footscroll.
Release Notes V2.1 Mar 21 2024

Version 2.1

Bug Fixes

  • Training from Aux 1 source now works correctly
Release Notes V2.0 Mar 2024

Version 2.0

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.
Release Notes V1.1 Jan 2024

New Features

  • EQ Curves. All EQ and Tone Shaping parameters now have graphical representations on the screen. Move from one band to the next directly using the top left knob.
  • Page Timeout can be adjusted up to 10 seconds (or turned off altogether) from the System Config page.
  • IR Display. System Config page has an option to Show or Hide (default) the IR on the Main Page.
  • Phones/Aux Out can be muted during Tuning.
  • Extra on-screen help for Training.

Performance Improvements

  • Buttons more responsive.
  • Web Interface handles copy and move requests faster.
  • Deleting WaveMaps handled faster.
  • Training less susceptible to unwanted frequency peak manifesting as ringing sound.
  • Occasional small audible click in playback eliminated.
  • Power-up popping sound greatly reduced.
  • Soft signal muting into and out of Mute eliminates possible clicks if signal present during transitions.
  • Other minor stability and performance improvements.

Changed Behavior

  • Select which parameter (Anti-Feedback, Spaciousness or Notch) shows on the Main Page by tapping on them on the Tone Shaping page.
  • After training, if no unused slots are available, it will default to the first “Used” slot (shown in blue – parameters changed but no trained WaveMap yet).
  • Unused Mic channel removed from Inputs page.
  • WaveMap Move and Copy are now accessible from the one page.
  • Selecting Footscroll for external switches disables Footscroll mode for Mute and Boost footswitches (holding Boost works the same as tapping to toggle the boost function).

Bug Fixes

  • Saving changes to baseline for slots with no WaveMap will not make the slot show as empty.
  • Web Interface not responding correctly with some later versions of Safari.
  • Tuner Reference Frequency (in global settings) wasn’t being properly referenced.

Older Software Version Downloads

Software 2.3 - May 16th 2024

V2.3 (May 16th, 2024) ToneDexter2_V2.3.bin

V2.3 Recovery Software See FAQ ‘The software update failed – the screen went black. Help!’

Software 2.2 - Apr 9th 2024

V2.2 (Apr 9th, 2024) ToneDexter2_V2.2.bin

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Software 2.1 - Mar 21st 2024

V2.1 (Mar 21, 2024) ToneDexter2_V2.1.bin

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Software V2.0 - Mar 11th 2024

V2.0 (Mar 11, 2024) ToneDexter2_V2.0.bin

V2.0 Recovery Software See FAQ ‘The software update failed – the screen went black. Help!’

Software V1.1 - Jan 13th 2024

Mac users please note that there are issues with the Safari browser for web management from the URL with v1.0 and v1.1.
As a result, V1.0 and V1.1 WaveMap and software management functions do not work properly with it. Please use Chrome instead. V2.0 and later versions will work properly with Safari and are available now so please upgrade to V2.0 or higher.

V1.1 (Jan 13, 2024) ToneDexter2_V1.1.bin

V1.1 Recovery Software See FAQ ‘The software update failed – the screen went black. Help!’

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