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SEQUENTIAL/DSI => Evolver => Poly Evolver Keyboard => Topic started by: Sacred Synthesis on April 08, 2016, 05:52:48 AM

Title: Possible Bugs
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 08, 2016, 05:52:48 AM
I have two PEK problems that I haven't seen anyone else mention before, and I'm wondering if they're known bugs.

1) After pressing an oscillator button to single it out, oscillator 1 is detuned one half-step up.

2) After first turning on the instrument and adjusting LFO 1 Amount, the amount jumps to 100.

Note that I have the PE, so there are no jumpy endless encoders issues.

These problems are only minor and intermittent, so I can easily live with them.  But I was wondering if anyone else has them.
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: dslsynth on April 08, 2016, 08:35:00 AM
1) After pressing an oscillator button to single it out, oscillator 1 is detuned one half-step up.

Is that problem something that can be seen on the parameters value or does it only change the pitch of the oscillator without changing the corresponding parameters value?
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 08, 2016, 09:54:53 AM
That's a good question and I'll have to look out in the future to get an answer.  Again, the problems are only intermittent, so I haven't pinned down the details.  But I would expect that the "C" is shown to be a "C#".  In other words, the jump is always the same - one half-step up.  It's nothing like the old jumpy encodes problem.  I've experienced plenty of that.

Have you heard of either of these bugs or problems before?  I would presume it's software, rather than hardware, because the instrument otherwise works perfectly, and I never have other problems with those parameters.
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: dslsynth on April 08, 2016, 10:07:43 AM
Yeah it sounds like a software problem though pressing one control could affect another control if the state of the hardware is "a bit special".

May I suggest that you write DSI a support message asking if they can confirm these bugs? Hopefully you are using the latest OS versions on your PEK. Which is another important point: include the OS versions you are using in your DSI support request.
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 08, 2016, 10:10:57 AM
Of course, but I wanted to check here first. 
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: dslsynth on April 08, 2016, 10:44:03 AM
Which is exactly the right thing to do. If only I had a PEK. Maybe some of the other PEK owners will respond here soon? In any case it would be cool to hear what DSI have to say on this. Please quote them!
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 08, 2016, 10:52:02 AM
I'll pass on any information.  Of course, this new forum is the post-Evolver forum, so there's very little Evolver discussion here, and perhaps, few Evolver owners.
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: BobTheDog on April 08, 2016, 11:10:22 AM
I have never noticed either of those two problems.

Have you always had them or have they appeared recently?
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 08, 2016, 12:06:40 PM
I've had the problems for at least a year, but I'm not certain if the instrument had them when I first bought it.  My first interest is to find out if anyone else has them. 
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: Soundquest on April 14, 2016, 08:44:52 AM
I have not noticed this either,  but if I had at some point I probably just attributed the behavior to my jumpy encoders.  I replaced one encoder (shape knob) a few years ago, but a few still act up.   PEK is really the only instrument I do this with...but  I almost always use the soundtower editor when making patches, which of course bypasses the encoder issue.
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: Sacred Synthesis on April 14, 2016, 09:15:32 AM
One of my PEKs has the problems, but the other doesn't.  They're inconsistent and happen only here and there.
Title: Re: Possible Bugs
Post by: BobTheDog on April 14, 2016, 10:57:32 AM
Maybe try reinstalling the firmware, that might reset something somewhere.