Oh man, the flashing orange LEDs at boot were driving me crazy. I just started setting up midi for the first time ever, and I couldn't figure out what was causing it. I eventually isolated it to the Big Sky and Timeline sending a signal when my board first boots up, and removing both of them from the midi chain fixed it, but I couldn't figure out what signal they were sending or why... I guess it ultimately is the Microcosm. I hope the firmware update fixes it.Yes. I use it with synths and also have the midi parameters mapped to my keyboard, as well as sending PC messages from a Morningstar MC6. I was having an issue where the 4 lights would start blinking red after I was playing for a while. I contacted Hologram about it and they let me know that they have an issue where certain midi controllers were sending messages that the box was interpreting as an incomplete sysex message, causing the issue. They told me that they were working on a firmware update that would rectify that issue.
I took that opportunity to ask if there were any other firmware updates coming, as the granular aspects of the pedal are pretty much useless with synth sounds that have any sort of release time. Here's what they wrote back:
"We are hoping to release a firmware update sometime in August, but we do not have a new version available at this time.
Regarding Microcosm tracking, the new firmware is primarily focused around tweaking the triggering method. These changes will make the pedal generally more responsive to signals like synths or fuzz, etc. "