Firmware and Bootloader
check the download location: http://www.deckardsdream.com/downloads/ for updates, i prefer to wait few weeks before you install a newer version, or check the closed facebook group for comments.
official Firmware and Guide for rev.1 and rev.2 (not MK2)
Firmware installation procedure/guide: Software Loading Procedure R0.9.3.docx
latest Firmware 1.4 from December 2020 and stable for DDRM rev.1 rev2 (sometimes called as MK1) its NOT for the MK2
Deckard's Dream Xmas Update_1.4.zip. (Bundle with patches)
(just boot the DDRM in USB Mode and drop the above bin file in the USB drive and reboot the DDRM, works on Windows and OSX)
Deckard’s Dream Release Notes
Deckard’s Dream 1.4.0
New Features and Improvements:
10 available user banks upgraded from 3.
Panel Mode (PNL) can be entered by pressing SHIFT+ENTER.
FACTORY presets are now editable and may be saved over. (This includes TIME settings).
UP/DOWN buttons can now be pressed and held to dial in values of parameters, for example, those in the TIME menu.
Added LFO RETRIG in TIME menu.
Added behavior options for incoming CC messages (PICK UP, MERGE, INSTANT).
Improvements in Microtuning functionality. Ability to upload scala (.scl) files as well as user programmable scales. Tuning programs are automatically saved to the first empty slot with names. Deckard’s Dream can store 10 Microtuning programs. More information about scala and
Microtuning and a plethora of tunings programs can be found here: http://www.huygens-fokker.org/scala/downloads.html
Unit stays in PNL or PRESET Mode after power cycle. Added Legato settings in MONOPHONIC voice mode.
Pressing BACK in the SETTINGS menu takes the user back to the previous line in the MENU instead of the top of the menu.
Fixed a bug where PWM 2 speed was affected by PWM 1 when PWM MODE was set to SEPARATE.
MPE and Poly Aftertouch modes have been greatly stabilized.
Aftertouch response in MPE mode for BRILLIANCE and LEVEL fixed.
Display in the time menu for ATTACK TIME and DEC/ REL time now shows seconds instead of Hz.
Unit stays in (PANEL or PRESET) state when powered off and back on.
Fixed a glitch with VCF envelope which occasionally stayed open when it should have closed.
Fixed a bug in GLISSANDO in which it did not work properly with extreme high or low notes.
Modulation control now correctly affects FEET I and FEET II.
Cards per voice is no longer an option in UNISON (all cards are used per voice by definition).
CC chart has been updated. General bug fixes and interface improvements.
It is strongly recommended to update the boot loader of your Deckards Dream if you have access to a Windows computer and an ST-LINK device.https://tinyurl.com/DDRMBootloader
Feel free to contact us if you need any more information.
Black Corporation GK www.black-corporation.com 150-0042 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku Udagawacho 36-6 World Udagawa Bldg. 7F Japan
DD-FIRMWARE-REV1.3.0.zip this also contains the latest Bootloader ! http://www.deckardsdream.com/downloads/DD-1.2.3.zip (updated factory presets file and an extra presets bank by Michael Rosner (comes as a BANK2))
latest 3.0 Bootloader (rev.1 and rev.2 not MK2)
DD-BOOTLOADER-REV3.0.hex.zip (unzip the file)
MIDI Chart (MIDI Control Change Message Mapping for the DDRM) http://www.deckardsdream.com/downloads/DD-MIDI-CHART-REV1.0.pdf
Deckard's Dream Patch Editor is now available.
Demo (free) version allows opening bank, patch, and voice files and viewing the slider settings for each patch. You can also control DD remotely via MIDI. It has built-in keyboard control (using your computer keyboard) and a CS-80 style ribbon controller. Full version can save files also and randomize the patches.
Download link (Windows only):
User Manual (PDF):
latest DDRM Editor (for free)
Max for Live (for both Mac and Windows), macOS Standalone app and Audio Unit MIDI FX plugin.
"wo last things before I leave:
1 - While the 1.0 has been working well for me, software for me is always a work in progress. If you find any proper bugs or issues, please email me via the Contact form on the website or leave a comment on this post. I'll keep an eye on it.
2 - The AU version was built using a free Juce license so you'll see a nice splash image for Juce in the corner. I'll fix this once start working more with AU / VST plugins and get a proper license."
J.F Editor Plugin
link: Rita and Aurora
to get the full power of your DDRM use a polyphone Midi Keyboard with poly aftertouch.
the DDRM can analyze the "new" MPE protocol over Midi.
just try a Roli Seaboard or a Linnstrument
more MPE devices are listed here: http://www.rogerlinndesign.com/other-mpe-controllers.html
Important: Ableton Live 10 don't support MPE - you have to change the DDRM Midi Mode otherwise you get some problems with hanging Notes or freezes.