Orbitals gate button switches

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Orbitals gate button switches

Post by wavefold » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:17 pm

Currently considering to get a Orbitals seq but there's only one thing that doesn't convince me much: the fact that when you press a step/gate button there's no visual feedback of its state!
Can this be changed in some way? is it a question of hardware design or firmware?

thanks in advance :tu:
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Re: Orbitals gate button switches

Post by AstralAvenue » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:35 pm

mr.freeman wrote:Currently considering to get a Orbitals seq but there's only one thing that doesn't convince me much: the fact that when you press a step/gate button there's no visual feedback of its state!
Can this be changed in some way? is it a question of hardware design or firmware?

thanks in advance :tu:
I know what you mean, I've built one and I really love it, but it would have been nice to have another colour state for when the stage is on.

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Post by davori » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:44 am

Yeah it's really a bummer in an otherwise really nice sequencer. I've been wondering whether there is a way to wire in a separate row of LEDs that toggle on/off on the step presses... My electronics understanding is nearly zero, so I dunno if it's feasible.. :despair:

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Post by solitud » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:25 pm

I am really missing this feature!
I think it's not necessary to have another color stage, the white lights are already good enough.
It just needs a firmware update:
- activate a button -> LED lights up
- the running step indicator does what it already does except when it hits an active button. Then it should switch off the LED for the moment.

This way you still will have the impression of a moving indicator AND visual feedback for active gates.

As an alternative it may be possible to dim the LEDs of the active gate buttons or the indicator?
Xaoc Moskwa does that...
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