We’re still waiting for the final graphics to arrive, but otherwise, this is exactly what the finished Shifter will be.
In other news, the firmware is receiving its final tweaks and the software should be ready soon. There was a last-minute decision to move the interface into ZenEdit rather than require a separate install. Once all that’s done then it’ll be launch time!
The first production ready build of the ZDS Shifter’s guts has completed. Here you can see the rear panel, with MIDI, USB and power jacks. The new case is identical in size to the existing Zendrum Merge Brick, so you can use that for scale.
Here’s a peek at what the top of the Shifter will look like.
Coming soon, to a pedal board near you!
Work on the “proof of concept” model is coming along nicely!
After going through a number of candidates, I’ve settled on using this aluminum case to house the Shifter; seen here with a Zendrum Merge Brick for size comparison:
The case is roughly the same width, slightly squatter and a bit wider than the Merge Brick. This feels like the right sweet spot when taking into account cost, internal volume, ruggedness and the need to accommodate two footswitches as low to the ground as possible.
It’s of course possible that the design will change before completion, but I feel confident stating that the final product will look something like this.
More updates soon.
This is a maintenance release to complete the transition to the new website. It contains no new features but is recommended as an update for any previously installed version in order to ensure continued functionality.
Currently running ZenEdit 2.7.0 on a Zendrumdrive with Windows 7. I’ve been hesitant to reconnect to the internet for fear that Windows 10 will try to automatically update my ZDD. With the free Windows 10 update due to expire in July, I’ve been thinking, maybe I should update the ZDD to Windows 10.
Question 1: Will ZenEdit work with Windows 10 (the download page only cites 7/8)?
Question 2: Native Instruments has stated on their website that Battery 3 is fully compatible with Windows 10. Has anyone experienced any issues with B3 when they upgraded to Windows 10?
Thank you in advance.
You can now learn everything you’ve wanted to know about the MIDI specification without needing to pony up printing and shipping costs.
Long time coming but better late than never.
I finally got my Z4 upgrade and I am looking at getting the Zen Edit program. My question is that I have both a laptop computer and a MacBook Pro. Can I download Zen Edit and install it on both computers without having to purchase it twice? Is it one download per computer?
No new features are included in this fix.
Main difference between this and the previous version is that the low-level MIDI framework has been rewritten as a 64-bit binary in order to function in Adobe AIR 20 or greater.
ZenEdit for Windows remains at version 2.9.0 and is functionally equivalent to the 2.10.0 Mac version.