Welcome new users!
As we've now started shipping Alchemists and Wizards I wanted to provide a little update on how these devices are supported by the current patch library.
All existing OWL patches should be fully compatible with the new devices. The exception would be when a patch uses a hardware feature which a particular device doesn't support, such as the trigger output on the Alchemist which only has a trigger input. In this case the patch will still run, and it will still generate MIDI output triggers.
Many patches however will currently fail to load because the version in the patch library has been compiled with an older version of the libraries, so it is out of date. Apologies for this! We're working on some changes so that all patches can be recompiled as a batch job. Meanwhile if there are particular patches you find that don't work, let us know and we can make sure they are updated. If you have published patches yourself you can also log in and just click Compile Patch to bring a patch binary up to date.
Previously loading and storing patches was always done with our
OwlControl app. We would like to move away from this in favour of being able to do everything from within the patch library.
In the next week or two we will roll out a new feature to let you store patches as easily as you load them.
We will also improve on the messages and diagnostics to make it easier for Alchemist and Wizard users to see when a patch has been loaded or stored and if there are any errors.
So in short: apologies if initially support is a little patchy, we're working to improve it