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Alesis Vortex Keytar keeps triggering the Kross arpeggiator

 
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sutekh
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:34 am    Post subject: Alesis Vortex Keytar keeps triggering the Kross arpeggiator Reply with quote

This is my first day with the Alesis Vortex Keytar controller. It controls the Minilogue just fine, but when I use it to control the Kross it keeps triggering the arpeggiator- and doing other weird things.

I can't find anything about this in the manual, because the User Guide is too small to read, even with a magnifying glass! And there's no PDF version available (not a big fan of Alesis so far)

I need to find a way to deactivate all the buttons and controls except the keys, pitch bend, octave and volume- that way it won't send all these weird random messages to the Kross.

At one point the sound got really thin sounding- no idea what parameter I triggered, but I had to turn the keytar off and back on to clear it out (there may be a better way to do this, but I can't see the manual!)

I would very much like to use this controller for a live gig in a few weeks, but not if this sort of stuff keeps happening. Anyone here have any experience with one?
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OpAmp
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Kross, do you use a program or a combi?
Does it also happen when you switch off the arpeggiator on the Kross?
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sutekh
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found out what was doing it. One of the knobs on the Vortex controls arpeggiator on/off.

Why would you assign a knob to do a switch's job? One of the many design flaws of the Vortex.

Sometimes the drum pads trigger the arpeggiator too. More bad design.
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RDRR



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sutekh wrote:
Why would you assign a knob to do a switch's job?


Same reason you'd assign a knob to play a keytar, then complain about it.
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