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Rene touch plate sensitivity

Post by Waz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:50 pm

Is there a trimpot on the back to adjust the sensitivity on the Makenoise Rene? Mine is very unresponsive and the one on the front of the panel seems not to be enough. I have to use a large portion of my finger for it to register any of the touches.

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Post by chrisso » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:52 pm

Some Rene's do not seem to respond to dry hands.

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Post by infradead » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:55 pm

my hands are always to dry, my kids has no issues most of the time so i know its me if a 3 year old can make it look easy...
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Post by Waz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:59 pm

So the answer is; Moisturize!!!!

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Post by infradead » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:02 pm

Waz wrote:So the answer is; Moisturize!!!!
False!

Hire a three year old!
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Post by xart » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:36 pm

Waz wrote:So the answer is; Moisturize!!!!
Yep...lick your fingers.

This is why I will NEVER buy used MakeNoise PP or Rene stuff.....they all have spit all over them. :tu:


(i never had to lick my TKB - not even once)

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Post by triplizard » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:57 pm

I had the same issue and contacted Tony about this. First of all check your grounding - Rene is sensitive to poor grounding. I had it plugged into a crappy power strip and when I plugged it straight into the wall it got 90% better. Secondarily, moisturize a little before playing (I.e. Give the moisturizer a few minutes to sink in so you're not smearing it on.) Licking your fingers has to be repeated every little while and gets spit on the module. Moisturizing lasts a long time and won't leave a residue. Also use the meat of your finger instead of the tip of you can.

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Post by TestSetRadio » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:28 pm

this thread made me nauseous.

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Post by archerofloaf » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:56 pm

I've heard about this problem before. Thankfully I have juicy fingertips.

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Post by Waz » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:02 pm

Disinfecting my 2nd hand module. I don't want the herpes.

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Post by strettara » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:19 am

I don't have plampy hands (plagued by dry skin, if anything), but I've noticed a couple of times in performance that the PP's stop responding predictably. Presumably I sweat a bit more when all excited by my artistry. Just wiping the contact surfaces off with a cloth solves the problem. So too much moisture seems to be a bad thing too. Can't imagine what it'd be like using this stuff in Calcutta.

I generally keep the back panel trimmer to 50% and the front panel pot to 100%, but when rehearsing/performing I tune the front pot down a bit, as far as 70% or so.
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Post by leesparey » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:25 pm

strettara wrote:
I generally keep the back panel trimmer to 50% and the front panel pot to 100%, but when rehearsing/performing I tune the front pot down a bit, as far as 70% or so.
Hi there Strettara, can I ask how you access the back panel trimmer please? I can't see where it is on mine.

Thanks.

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Post by exmd » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:26 am

There's a back panel trimmer? I have this problem with my Rene but not my pressure points. I used moisturize non-stop
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Post by Leverkusen » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:21 am

exmd wrote:There's a back panel trimmer? I have this problem with my Rene but not my pressure points. I used moisturize non-stop
It's the rightmost pot on the control panel. Try it in a few different positions - simply setting it to the maximum may not give the desired effect. That's what MN wrote me.

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Post by Summa » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:32 am

Leverkusen wrote:
exmd wrote:There's a back panel trimmer? I have this problem with my Rene but not my pressure points. I used moisturize non-stop
It's the rightmost pot on the control panel. Try it in a few different positions - simply setting it to the maximum may not give the desired effect. That's what MN wrote me.
That woukd be the front trimmer, not the BACK trimmer. And I have no idea if there is one, checked the manual and nothing is stated about a back panel trimmer like the one on the pressure points... on a PP it was just a matter of turning it way up on the back and then dial it down on the front for the dsired effect... I wouldn't use moisturizer nor lick my fingers while playing, especially not LIVE(!) :goo:

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Post by Leverkusen » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:01 am

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Post by READYdot » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:48 am

I got my third René, and I don't have issues with this one, the others were a pain and zero responsive...

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Post by leesparey » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:56 am

leesparey wrote:
strettara wrote:
I generally keep the back panel trimmer to 50% and the front panel pot to 100%, but when rehearsing/performing I tune the front pot down a bit, as far as 70% or so.
Hi there Strettara, can I ask how you access the back panel trimmer please? I can't see where it is on mine.

Thanks.
Sorry, just realised Strettara was talking about PP not Rene.

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Post by exmd » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:43 am

READYdot wrote:I got my third René, and I don't have issues with this one, the others were a pain and zero responsive...
Did you exchange them ?
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Post by Adamalthus » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:13 am

READYdot wrote:I got my third René, and I don't have issues with this one, the others were a pain and zero responsive...
Looks like I'm going to have to go the same route. Mine is completely non-responsive - irrespective of pot settings - unless I do the 'licking the fingers' thing. I was messing around with the one the Control guys have on display and it responds perfectly.

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Post by chinard » Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:31 am

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Post by southphillysynths » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:10 pm

this is very strange, makes me hisitate getting a pressure points... I seem to remember at a synth meet a guy had rene and pressure points in a system and the rene worked great but the pressurepoints didnt... maybe it was the grounding issue.

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Post by adolfgottmann » Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:25 pm

PP works like a charm for me, but only with the sensitivity pot set fully CW or so
Rene is a bit less keen to be touched
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Post by Madrayken » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:59 pm

New Rene is quite unresponsive, with outbreaks of over-responsive. I'm looking at the manual and can't see what the little knob marked '9' does! Any clues if that is sensitivity setting or something?
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Post by Madrayken » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:01 pm

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