Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2

Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2
« on: January 25, 2022, 09:44:13 PM »
Happy new P5 owner here!
When either osc's freq knobs is set to middle ("5"), the display shows G_2 and the oscs play a G2.
Isn't it supposed to be C2 in the middle position?

I've had it for just over a week and I can't remember if it was C_2 initially and somehow changed later.
I've tried everything (Tune, Transpose, Globals reset, OS updates etc.)
Any ideas?
Thanks!
Eldad

Re: Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2022, 11:53:12 PM »
Can’t recall the values pot position but there is a mode for how the pots behave:
Pot Mode, found at Globals row 2, that affect how the pots behave (relative, passthrue, jump). Could be what your looking for. Please check the User Guide, page 14:

https://yo41t1y5gos9jw8f3lptw0xo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Prophet-5-Users-Guide-1.3.pdf

Re: Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2022, 02:28:25 AM »
Happy new P5 owner here!
When either osc's freq knobs is set to middle ("5"), the display shows G_2 and the oscs play a G2.
Isn't it supposed to be C2 in the middle position?

I've had it for just over a week and I can't remember if it was C_2 initially and somehow changed later.
I've tried everything (Tune, Transpose, Globals reset, OS updates etc.)
Any ideas?
Thanks!
Eldad


Is that really a big deal ?    ???
Why not look at the display instead of the knobs when selecting freq.
Isnīt thatīs what the display is for ?    ::)


Cheers !
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Re: Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2022, 08:31:05 AM »
Can’t recall the values pot position but there is a mode for how the pots behave:
Pot Mode, found at Globals row 2, that affect how the pots behave (relative, passthrue, jump). Could be what your looking for. Please check the User Guide, page 14:

https://yo41t1y5gos9jw8f3lptw0xo-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Prophet-5-Users-Guide-1.3.pdf

Nope, it's not that.

Re: Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2022, 08:33:52 AM »


Is that really a big deal ?    ???
Why not look at the display instead of the knobs when selecting freq.
Isnīt thatīs what the display is for ?    ::)


Cheers !

Is that really a big deal to take a look at your Prophet and tell me what's the note value in the freq knob middle position? :)

Re: Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2022, 08:37:09 AM »
Btw, I can imagine that the middle position isn't representing the "middle note" (C_2) due to the exponential nature of the harmonic series.

gus

Re: Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2022, 10:58:56 AM »
Hi eldadg,

Congrats on the new P5! Your unit has the correct behavior - the scaling was implemented to match the behavior of the vintage units. The range of the pot is also getting divided by octaves.
Sequential | Oberheim

Re: Frequency knobs "5" doesn't display (or play) C_2
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2022, 11:10:02 AM »
Thanks!