The Alesis Strike firmware update v1.4 adds all-new performance features, including direct to SD recording, faster kit loading, brand new sample content, and an even further improved hi-hat response. This article will cover how to download and install the update, and answer some popular questions about the new features.
The latest Strike firmware can be found right on the Alesis Strike or Strike Pro product page. Click on the Downloads tab and you'll find downloads for Mac and Windows installers under the Docs and Downloads section.
The new content will now be updated straight from the Strike Firmware Updater. There is no need to download or use the editor to update the firmware or content.
Along with some minor bug fixes, the v1.4 update some new features, improved performance, and a new batch of content.
You'll notice that the changes to Hi-Hat performance include a simpler set of Hi-Hat pedal parameters to help you more easily dial in an optimal response.
The Strike is now constantly aware of your hi-hat stand's performance and making adjustments in real-time, so manually resetting and performing through a Hi-hat calibration is no longer necessary. The option has been removed. This should make it easier for you to focus on your playing and only touch the settings for preferential tweaks.
Recording directly onto and streaming directly off of the SD card means that the only limits to the recording size and time are the limits of your SD card.
If you'd like to add your own SD card for recording and storing samples, the module will support SD cards up to 64GB. We recommend 40mb/s, Class 10 SDHC cards for the best results.
Some Mac users may experience the following behavior during the update:
This is likely due to a unique way OS X handles tracking old MIDI devices. This will not harm the Strike module in any way and there is an easy fix!
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