Organelle OS 3

21 December 2017 by Owen Osborn

We are happy to release the latest Organelle operating system version 3. You can grab the update patch from the patches page:

NOTE: It is best to run this update patch from OS version 2. Check the Info screen on your Organelle. If it is below version 2.1, run the Update-OS-v2.1 patch first (also on the patches page).

This release was made possible by gigantic contributions from Organelle community member Mark Harris @thetechnobear. Mark worked on numerous enhancements to the underlying software, spearheading many of the features below and contributing to all of them. The Organelle is now more powerful and flexible than ever because of these efforts. Thanks Mark!

New features:

Patch sub folders
Organize your patches into different folders for easier access (e.g. effects, synths).

Nested system menu
The System menu is organized into categories.

OLED graphics messages
Draw graphics on the OLED screen right from Pd, great for displaying envelopes or waveforms.

Overriding default Pd settings
A patch may override the default Pd settings, for example to change the sampling rate.

Generic patch launching
The Organelle is no longer for only Pd patches and will load patches written in other languages (e.g. SuperCollider)

Zip installer
Move patches in zip form onto the Organelle for unzipping / installation. Instead or having to download and unzip, simply copy it to the Organelle and select install.

New .zop file extension
We’ve created a new file extension for Organelle patches and installers: .zop which stands for ‘zipped organelle package’.

WiFi setup
There is a system menu command for selecting and connecting to WiFi networks, making it much easier to get connected and enjoy things like Link for synchronizing your Organelle with other instruments.

Built in webserver
In the WiFi menu you can enable a built in web server that can run apps for configuring and eventually controlling patches.

Web based patch manager
Built in web based file manager for uploading patches and moving them around. Swapping USB drive in and out is no longer needed!

Better info screen
More info on the info screen.

Favorites list
Patches may be added to a favorites list for quicker access.

Internal patch storage
Storing patches on the SD card is now possible, eliminating the need for any USB drive. (this requires an updated SD card however)

Better MIDI support
It is possible to use multiple MIDI devices. Some MIDI devices that were problematic before (because they showed up as 2 devices) are working.