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handyman
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ES-9 Help

Post by handyman » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:28 am

Hi.


I am having some problems with my ES-9 that have been in place since I purchased the unit. I am new at this, and so please be patient with me as I try to explain my issues.

My ES-9 is housed in my RackBrute 6U and as far as I can tell from my ModularGrid site setup, there is no power issues, I have not exceeded maximum milliAmps for either +12V or -12V rail, and all of my other modules are working well.

I have not screwed around with the Configuration program. My firmware is 1.01.

I am using my ES-9 with Ableton Live 10.1 on my Mac, and I have connected the audio of the ES-9 to Ableton Live (as an aggregate device) and I have activated the inputs 1-16, individually (not in pairs) and outputs 9-16 (again, individually, not in stereo pairs) from the Live Preferences. I have also tried just using the ES-9 only as my audio source and the problems still exists.

A couple of issues:

1. Inputs. Inputs 1 and 2 work normally. I get proper sound coming into these inputs. Inputs 3-14 have noise that I "see" in Live as clipping red bars when I select "Audio From/ Ext. In" list on an audio track. I also hear noise on each of the tracks 3-14 if I plug something into any of these inputs, or even if I do not plug something into any of the jacks 3-14.. (I can get 'good' sound if I don't fully plug a cable into an input - the noise clears and only the input audio is heard).

2. Ableton Live CV Tools Issues. This may not be the place to discuss this, but my attempts to calibrate a module from the CV instrument in Live produces variable and mostly failing results, "insufficient Control Voltage - Increase Master Volume of your Audio Interface", and then on the very next repeat calibration without changing anything "Error! Oscillator not (yet) Stable... Ensure stable and sufficient supply voltage for your system". I get good results sometimes, but I can't tell when, and with what oscillator.

I am able to send CV and audio to outputs 9-16 to modules with no problem.

I don't know if this is a faulty unit or if I just need to poke around in the configuration App.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you in advance,

Greg

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Re: ES-9 Help

Post by os » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:48 am

I'm not sure what's happening with your inputs.

Have you tried a 'reset to defaults' in the config tool?

Does toggling the input DC blocking controls change anything?

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Re: ES-9 Help

Post by fourhexagons » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:10 pm

I'm experiencing the same clipping issues. Only inputs 1 and 2 work and the rest have red bars on the input monitoring in Live and an audible noise. Inserting a cable into the inputs does (but doesn't always) remove the red clipping bar, but I'm not able to hear the sound source through inputs other than 1 and 2.

Performing a reset to defaults in the config tool and toggling the DC blocking ticks have no affect.

My configuration looks like this:

Code: Select all

F0 00 21 27 19 32 4F 4B 00 F7 
But when I click 'request config' I get this:

Code: Select all

F0 00 21 27 19 10 00 00 01 70 78 79 76 75 74 7B 
7A 77 73 72 7D 7C 7E 7F 30 31 00 01 02 03 04 05 
06 07 04 05 6F 6F 6F 6F 6F 6F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 
0E 0F 08 09 04 05 02 03 0B 0A 06 07 0C 0D 08 09 
04 05 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 1F 01 68 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 01 68 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 01 68 00 00 00 00 
01 68 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 01 68 00 00 00 00 01 68 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 F7 
Even though I've Saved to Flash.

I'm on an iMac Pro running 10.14.6 and Ableton Live 10.1.7. My eurorack power supply is an Intellijel TPS80w with headroom to spare.

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