Korg Forums Forum Index Korg Forums
A forum for Korg product users and musicians around the world.
Moderated Independently.
Owned by Irish Acts Recording Studio & hosted by KORG USA
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Volca FM intermittently losing a step?!

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korg Forums Forum Index -> KORG Volca Series
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Mr NOYJ



Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 23
Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Volca FM intermittently losing a step?! Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm trying to play four volcas through a mixer - each with pre-programmed patterns (chained in the instance of the FM, Sample and Kick): but sometimes (often enough for me to be perplexed enough to post here) the FM skips a step, and it affects which ever volca is synced after it in the chain - so then everything goes out of step! There's nothing wrong active-step-wise in the FM's individual patterns (it doesn't miss a step when cycling through them on its own) - but for some reason it seems to get intimidated by the presence of the other volcas, and stumbles.

Any thoughts?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Spheric El
Platinum Member


Joined: 21 Jul 2014
Posts: 709
Location: Liverpool

PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check.your sync cable connected to the Fm by switching with another volca.
Check your sync in socket by blowing compressed air in and check the out sync of connected volca neighbour.

Edit ..looking at your post it seems you have the FM 2nd in the chain?
This has me confused now,but still check cables/sockets anyway.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mr NOYJ



Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 23
Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Spheric El,

Yes, the FM is currently second in the chain. This is such an intermittent problem that just now I fired them all up (first time since posting) and they all worked flawlessly...

Next time the FM loses a step I'll try what you suggested (change the order within the sync chain / clear potential dust ( very astute of you with that one - I don't really dust enough Smile ))
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Spheric El
Platinum Member


Joined: 21 Jul 2014
Posts: 709
Location: Liverpool

PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the feeling.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mr NOYJ



Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 23
Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incidentally, you get loads of (un)welcome glitches / tempo / step confusion if you alter the volca order within the sync chain while playing mid-pattern. Tempo of the first volca in the chain, and whether half- or quarter-speed mode is selected on any of them also messes with it!

Or - I have an incredibly dusty room...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Spheric El
Platinum Member


Joined: 21 Jul 2014
Posts: 709
Location: Liverpool

PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I'm thinking is you might have a doggy cable that breaks the signal occasionally.
Try replacing this cable that's connected to the step losing FM.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Mr NOYJ



Joined: 21 Mar 2015
Posts: 23
Location: Brighton

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea, thanks - I'll give it a try.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Korg Forums Forum Index -> KORG Volca Series All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group