Disting Mk4 No Audio Playback

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Disting Mk4 No Audio Playback

Post by cincyjack » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:48 am

I've spent a couple hours trying to get audio playback to work. I've hit the wall.

At first I was able to get one .wav to play, but unable to play additional samples.

Disting Mk4 v 4.3
The .wav files are 16-bit. 44.1.
I reformatted one card, then tried a different card. Card worked fine for loading firmware.
I checked the .txt files for illegal characters.
I renamed files according to old convention and tried not using a playlist file.

As i understand it, K1 should play files automatically and Z should step through the samples.

Today I briefly got the unit to emit clicks as I turned the Z knob, but then that also stopped. Unit is other wise putting out audio, e.e., noise algo.

I've attached a sample .wav and the playlist file.

Any ideas? I am flummoxed.
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Post by os » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:19 pm

K1 is wavetable VCO. I1 is audio playback.

Your playlist says "sample01.wav" but your file is called "sample01 .wav".

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Post by cincyjack » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:50 pm

Damn. I need glasses. I meant I1.

I'll fix the typo and tray again.

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Post by cincyjack » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:20 pm

Thanks, OS.
User error all the way.
Appreciate the support!

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Post by david23 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:47 am

Just bought the mk4 and having same problem with no playback. Other algorithms seem to work fine. Done the latest firmware upgrade ok. Tried two different sd cards. Tried formatting FAT 32 and adding just a single 16k wav file and also with a simple playlist for that sample as well. Selecting I1 algorithm and display reads "playback" ok. Without the card it displays "no SD" so it seems to be recognising the cards. Just no playback sound. Twiddling Z or S knobs does nothing. Really want to get this working but totally stuck now. Any ideas please.

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Post by david23 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:01 am

Update for anyone interested. Got it working after much file swapping and this and that. Important things that made it work - playlist name only works when labelled playlist v1 (v2 doesn't). The sample file names should be sample.wav in the playlist text but the actual files should not have the .wav in the name (even though they are actually wav files). It works on a 16Gb card but not on a new Sandisk Extreme 32Gb as recommended by Expert Sleepers?

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Post by traveler » Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:14 am

I'm also having sample playback trouble. I believe I have everything correct in the playlist file & I've tried 2 different sd cards: Samsung Evo-select & a Kingston HCI(3). Both are class 10. Wav files are 16bit - 44kHz.

When I switch to I1 nothing happens, no audio. See attached photo.

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Post by os » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:40 am

Have you formatted the card?

Also do post the playlist file here.

You might want to name it “playlist.txt” so it works in any algorithm.

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Post by traveler » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:10 pm

os wrote:Have you formatted the card?

Also do post the playlist file here.

You might want to name it “playlist.txt” so it works in any algorithm.
Yes, formatted both cards FAT32 with disk utility. I just renamed the text file to playlist.txt & it still didn't work.

Attached the txt file below:
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Post by os » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:24 am

Your file is using Legacy Mac line endings. Windows or Unix (default for macOS) are expected.
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Post by traveler » Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:47 pm

os wrote:Your file is using Legacy Mac line endings. Windows or Unix (default for macOS) are expected.
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Cool, that worked. Thanks for all your help!

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Post by modestnikov » Wed May 02, 2018 8:45 am

yes. the same problem. I've used three cards with sd content from official expert site. it doesn't work

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Post by os » Wed May 02, 2018 4:19 pm

Have you reformatted the card?

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Post by modestnikov » Thu May 03, 2018 8:39 am

os wrote:Have you reformatted the card?
yes. I reformatted 1gb sd card on my iMac with Disk Utility to MS-DOS(FAT) format. Than I copied all files from disting_sd_content folder http://expert-sleepers.co.uk/downloads/ ... ontent.zip to my sd card. And I didn't hear any sound(
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Post by os » Thu May 03, 2018 3:12 pm

Can you post a screenshot of how the files look in the card?

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Post by modestnikov » Thu May 03, 2018 4:39 pm

os wrote:Can you post a screenshot of how the files look in the card?
https://www.dropbox.com/s/22see09wm8z3s ... 2.png?dl=0

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Post by os » Fri May 04, 2018 1:17 am

That looks like it’s on your desktop, not the SD card.

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Post by modestnikov » Sun May 06, 2018 2:52 am

os wrote:That looks like it’s on your desktop, not the SD card.
sorry
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gfqyb05uf1alf ... 2.png?dl=0

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Post by modestnikov » Sun May 06, 2018 8:13 am

I bought another one sd card (fourth) and it works!

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Post by Hththt » Fri May 11, 2018 7:12 pm

Hello os

Short question, can the mk3 and mk4 be used like a multidrum sample player? Adressing for example 20 samples by 20 different cvs it recieves?

Or more radio music?

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Post by os » Sat May 12, 2018 3:45 am

Yes, you could do that. One CV for sample select, another for trigger.

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Audio Playback not working

Post by DFair » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:36 pm

Same for me. I tried my own files and also the sample files from the site. The firmware update worked. I'm using sandisk 32 gb card. Would an 8gb be better?. Other algorithms are fine. Did anyone get this sorted?

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Post by DFair » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:37 pm

modestnikov wrote:I bought another one sd card (fourth) and it works!
- which card worked. I've tried two and no luck so far.

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Post by danhuk007 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:04 pm

I'm having a nightmare getting the samples to work too :-(

Bought a brand new SanDisk Ultra 16Gb today specifically for this task. Used it to update the firmware on both my Distings to 4.9 and I had no issue whatsoever. Been completely unable to get it to accept any samples though (including replacing the contents with disting_sd_content.zip to test). I've now tried formatting the card on my Mac (FAT32 not exFAT). Just can't think what on earth to try next! I've attached a screen grab of the playlist.txt and file list if anyone can see anything obvious I've done wrong! I've tried mono files, stereo, 44.1 & 48 sample rates. Nothing works.

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I need a hero!

*** UPDATE ***

I formatted my SD Card with my Mac again but this time put them all in a folder called 'snare' as opposed to the root. It's now working as expected! Yay :-D

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Post by os » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:29 am

Yup. From 4.8 onwards samples have to be in folders.

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