A few initial impressions after installing the 3.5.0beta version to my PitchFactor (from 3.0.0:
The installation went flawlessly. I seem to have better luck with powering down first and substituting a USB connection; rather than running it through my somewhat complex MIDI routing.
I didn't reinitialize the pedal, or take any special precautions to protect my custom presets (already backed up elsewhere). A quick run-through of all the presets didn't reveal anything out of place.
The MIDI clock performance really does seem improved. A change of a half-dozen BPM ramps up very quickly to the newly transmitted BPM value. Using a keyboard that's nominally transmitting in tenths of a BPM, the Pitchfactor response is *at least* accurate to +/- 0.5 BPM.
The "washed-out filters" that I mentioned in the first section of this post seem to have improved dramatically. The fuzz … not so much. Since none of this was mentioned in the Release Notes, that has me doubting my own sanity. Nothing has changed in my pedalboard/rack system, so I'll revert back to 3.0.0 at some point to A/B this aspect.
Unfortunately, the runaway Speed / Restart scenario described in the second part of that post has remained in 3.5.0beta. At first, I couldn't seem to reproduce that situation as reliably, but it resurfaced after a few attempts. Once, it kicked into 'high gear' by simply switching from a Tempo Off-based preset to a (custom) Harpeggiator preset saved with Tempo On.
I wasn't getting *any* response from external MIDI control … until I checked the RCV CH. The PitchFactor is normally set to MIDI channel 2 in my system. Is it possible that 3.5.0beta resets / reverts to MIDI channel 1 (by accident or design)?