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Fender announces firmware update for the Tone Master Pro

Fender has announced its latest firmware update to the Tone Master Pro and Desktop Pro Control app.

This update includes new features such as added “Switch Link” function to footswitch assignments, added Preset MIDI to the Preset Settings menu, and product enhancements to existing amp models and internal fixes.

New Features:

  • Added “Switch Link” function to footswitch assignments. Assign up to eight foot switches to a switch link group(A, B, C or D). When footswitches are grouped together in a switch link, only one can be active at a time. Select any linked footswitch to turn its parameters ON and subsequently turn OFF any active switches in the group.
  • Added “Switchless Bypass” function to EXP assignments. Now able to turn on block(s) without Toe Switchby moving the expression pedal.
  • Added Preset MIDI to Preset Settings menu. Allows the ability to send up to 5 custom MIDI Program Change (PC) and continuous Controller (CC) messages when selecting any TMPro preset
  • New Cab Model-4×12 British Blackback 

Product Enhancements:

  • Amp model update–EVH® 5150® IIIS 6L6 Red
  • Amp model update–EVH 5150 IIIS 6L6 Blue
  • Amp model update–EVH 5150 IIIS 6L6 Green
  • Amp model update–British 800
  • British 800 half-stack now uses 4×12 British Blackback as default cab
  • Added User IR Level control to IR edit screen
  • Added DIM LED option for all footswitch assignments
  • Added support for default footswitch LED active/inactive color options in GlobalSettings>Footswitch
  • Looper position can now be toggled between Pre / Post in Instrument signal path using the top right footswitch labeled “HOLD: POSITION” when in Looper ModeoAfter assigning a preset to a footswitch in a song, the preset will load and its corresponding footswitch LED will light up
  • Added +/–buttons for fine adjustments on gradient sliders in Pro Control App
  • Added MIDI Thru and Merge options in I/O Settings>MIDI
  • Added MIDI CC support for Amp Control jacks, Master Volume and Looper commands


  • Fixed phase alignment of some internal Cab IRs
  • Fixed footswitch LED out of sync with single effect issue
  • Fixed “popping”issue when selecting preset with Maximus Drive and boost enabled
  • Fixed bug in EVH 5150 IIIS Red amp model where some modeled effects loop circuitry was affecting the tone
  • Fixed bug in British 800 model where Master Volume would cause “rubber-banding” at higher settings
  • Improved experience when reordering presets via long drag & drop on TMP and in ProControl
  • Changed Cloud Reverb High Dampparametert
  • 100Hz increments instead of 1Hz
  • Footswitch LED now continues to illuminate after saving a preset in Songs Mode
  • Mythic Drive font now matches between hardware and Pro Control
  • 4×12 Mega V30 Cab model now uses same % of DSP resources as other cab models
  • Signal path selection is now highlighted in the list menu after selecting a new signal path type
  • Chromatic Pitch Shifter “Pitch” parameter is now adjusted in steps of 1 cent within the gradient adjustment control when using the +/–buttons
  • Assigning an FX Loop to a Toe Switch and then deleting the FX Loop from the signal path no longer leaves behind a blank, un-editable Toe Switch assignment
  • Fixed issue when navigation through the list is interrupted due to continuous dragging process
  • Fixed issue where double tap selection in “add preset to song” popup switches the mode
  • Fixed issue where selecting mic for cab returns screen to cab selection window instead of cab edit draweroFixed “Undefined” preset name in Song Footswitch Assignment
  • Outgoing USB signals now appear as USB 1-4 instead of Analogue 1-4in DAW settings
  • Ribbon mic placement corrected in speaker cabinet microphone selection list
  • Improved preset list scrolling performance on TM Pro
  • 4×12 British Jubilee cab renamed 4×12 British Jubilee V30
  • Diatonic Harmonizer Effect Renamed Diatonic Pitch Shifter

Firmware Update Procedure:

  1. Download the latest firmware at the top of this article.
  2. Connect Tone Master Pro to computer via included USB-C cable.
  3. Hold down the firmware update button for 10 seconds while powering on.
  4. Tone Master Pro will display “USB Firmware Update Mode” screen.
  5. Drag and drop firmware update file (“.img” file) onto “FENDER_AMP” mounted drive on your computer.
  6. Tone Master Pro will display “Applying Updates” screen. Do not power off until update is complete.
  7. Tone Master Pro will display “Update Complete” screen once the firmware update is complete. Restart Tone Master Pro and enjoy!

See Firmware Update Instruction Guide for additional information.

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