The popular Boss DD-500 delay has just got a very welcome version 1.10 firmware update. This free update fixes the issues with global Tap Tempo when using Tap Hold feature. Before the update, the DD-500 would lose the desired tempo when switching across two or more patches. Boss have also finally added a feature to let you adjust the volume level of your phrase loops.
Details below taken from Boss site:
[ Ver.1.10 ]
- A TEMPO HOLD function was added.
This lets you keep the tempo information from being changed when switching patches.
- A LOOP LEVEL adjustment function was added.
This makes it possible to adjust the LOOP LEVEL value for phrase loops.
- A clear operation for phrase loops was added.
The following bug was fixed.
Executing a bank change with CTL FUNC remaining enabled at “FSW MODE = SIMUL” sometimes results in CTL FUNC failing to stop.
When a patch change is made, the immediately previous delay sound sometimes plays.
If you own the Boss DD-500, head over to their site using the link below and follow the detailed instructions on how to update your pedal. The new updates make the pedal far more useable in a live scenario and fixes the bugs that a lot of players were complaining about. Good to see Boss fixing their mistakes and making this already great delay pedal even better.
Update for Boss DD-500 delay pedal here: firmware update link