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Re: Deckards Dream General Build Thread

Post by synthnl » Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:53 am

Can someone help me with the C3 issue on the Rev1? I already soldered all the components in. So I cannot read which one is C3. Does anyone have a picture of the capacitor on the board with the right (or wrong) orientation for me?

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Post by synthnl » Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:01 am

Never mind. I figured it out. Sorry for asking.

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Re: Deckards Dream General Build Thread

Post by sduck » Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:51 pm

Glad you got it. FWIW I had mine installed backwards for years with no problems. I did however recently fix it, just in case.
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Post by wanne » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:56 am

c0ntr4d1ct10n wrote:
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:42 am
thanks dsl-man. So what's new in this firmware?
:hmm: :despair:

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Post by wanne » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:39 am

thx :hail:

theres one thing i do not understand.. whats the meaning of this ?
It is strongly recommended to update the boot loader of your Deckards Dream if you have access to a Windows computer and an ST-LINK device

to simple update from1.3 to 1.4 i only have to do this ?
just boot the DDRM in USB Mode and drop the above bin file in the USB drive and reboot the DDRM, works on Windows and OSX

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Post by LED-man » Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:17 pm

You need the latest bootloader, just check the Version in your DDRM menu. I think it’s the last menu option.
It’s important to have the last bootloader, or some functions do not work with the updater app.
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Post by wanne » Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:02 pm

LED-man wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:17 pm
You need the latest bootloader, just check the Version in your DDRM menu. I think it’s the last menu option.
It’s important to have the last bootloader, or some functions do not work with the updater app.
i dont have a ST-LINK device....
updater app ? i thought you just need to load the bin file on the ddrm drive ?

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Post by sduck » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:20 pm

Ok wait. Is it recommended, or required to do this bootloader upgrade? This is important. If "some functions do not work" without the latest bootloader, which functions? These are important details that NEED to be documented.
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Post by LED-man » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:19 am

Bob wrote on FB, that the upcoming BC app will not work and the Updater App.
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Post by wanne » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:43 am

LED-man wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:17 pm
You need the latest bootloader, just check the Version in your DDRM menu. I think it’s the last menu option.
It’s important to have the last bootloader, or some functions do not work with the updater app.
i can only find that information:
Hardware Rev. 2.0
Firmware Rev 1.3

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Post by sduck » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:22 pm

LED-man wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:19 am
Bob wrote on FB, that the upcoming BC app will not work and the Updater App.
Thanks! I was going to edit my post - I found that info on facebook almost immediately after posting here. Woops.
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Post by LED-man » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:45 pm

HW version isn’t the bootloader Version.
Have to check on mine, normally it’s in the Menu visible.
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Post by LED-man » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:48 pm

Who can test Ableton 11 and MPE with an Roli Keyboard for example?
It’s not working on mine, when you press and hold a note and add another note it stops the first notes and only play the last note.
In Ableton 11 beta is MPE enabled for the MIDI input and in ddrm is MPE Mode enabled, Roli Seaboard is on MPE too.
I tried with USB MIDI and with DIN MIDI.
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Post by wanne » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:47 pm

maybe this bootloader thing is somehow important to DIY DDRMs ?
i just updated mine that is a NO DIY version with the new firmware and it worked without problems...
but still have to check if all new features work as they should..

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Post by wanne » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:49 pm

sduck wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:22 pm
LED-man wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:19 am
Bob wrote on FB, that the upcoming BC app will not work and the Updater App.
Thanks! I was going to edit my post - I found that info on facebook almost immediately after posting here. Woops.
i dont have facebook so no infos on that :despair:

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Post by LED-man » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:26 pm

That’s the reason why we try to share here some infos too.
And the important things are always on my website, often days or weeks later (to have only the stablest versions on my website)
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Re: Deckards Dream General Build Thread

Post by sduck » Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:37 pm

wanne wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:49 pm
sduck wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:22 pm
LED-man wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:19 am
Bob wrote on FB, that the upcoming BC app will not work and the Updater App.
Thanks! I was going to edit my post - I found that info on facebook almost immediately after posting here. Woops.
i dont have facebook so no infos on that :despair:
The differences the new bootloader offer shouldn't be anything in normal playing/editing and the usual features. It will make a difference in the future, with a new firmware uploader/configuration app that BC is working on, and potentially an editor they've hinted about.
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Post by synthnl » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:49 am

First of all Happy New Year to you all. But I'm panicking a bit. I seen to have a problem. I finished all boards. Managed to upload the boot loader and firmware. Tested all the sliders with the debug functions. So the main board and hardware boards work, also my USB works. I inserted my voice cards one by one. No shorts. Then with one voice board inserted I ran the auto tune. Nothing happens? It stays on OSC 1A tuning. Any one any advice for me?

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Post by synthnl » Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:27 am

OK I'm a total noob sorry :) I put the voice board in slot 8 in stead of slot 1 :/ I feel so stupid. Hahahahaha. OK resuming testing :)

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Post by synthnl » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:48 am

OK sorry for my premature post before. I was impatient, but now I did lots more testing. I have a question. When I test my sliders with debug. I see stepping ? I expected analog behavior but it skips like 6 each time. I would expect 1? So 4-10-16 etc. not 1,2,3,4. I did run the calibration. Is this normal or is something wrong? I also hear this stepping when I change the filter for example. If it is normal fine, but if not anybody an idea?

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Post by synthnl » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:42 am

Maybe a firmware issue? Once I put the faders in direct pickup mode the issue was gone. Running latest firmware 1.4.02 with bootloader 3.0
Anyway. My Deckards Dream is fully operational now with 7 voice boards. I have 1 voice board with an issue left. It doesn't want to calibrate even though it does produce sound.

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Post by LED-man » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:49 pm

The usage of 74HC4051 fixed the slider stepping/delay for some users.
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Re: Deckards Dream General Build Thread

Post by steviet » Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:55 pm

Anyone know where to grab 15mm tact switches that isn't E-Bay? It's the last piece I need and I am dying to get this thing going... I don't want to wait 1.5 months for shipping. I reached out to an E-Bay seller about quicker shipping but that isn't looking too promising.

Anyone in the America's want to sell me 5 15mm tactile switches?

Another quick question for anyone listening, where did everyone put the 10mm vs the 12mm spacers? 10mm MF spacer between panel and hardware board, or between hardware and motherboard? I'm leaning toward between the hardware board and panel.
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