I played another gig at the weekend and suffered with a syncing issue that I am able to replicate back in the studio and wondered if you could take a look into it please?
In short the ER101/102 seems to lose it’s sync with the incoming clock if I focus on the snapshot button and scroll back and forth to another snapshot whilst in ‘hold’ mode, the effect can be quite noticeable if you scroll very quickly when the snapshot is focussed the current running sequence will definitely lose sync (for clarity this is even before I finally load the new snapshot). Unfortunately I found this the hard way a couple of times during my performance when I decided to load a different snapshot that required me to scroll though the snapshots before finally commiting and when I committed at the end of the current track the new sequence, when compared with the drums running at the same time, was quite out of sync.
I ran a simplified test where I compared a simple 4/4 kick pattern from my ‘drum sequencing’ ER101 against my ‘synth sequencing’ ER101 with the same 4/4 pattern and then put the ‘Synth’ ER101 into hold mode and then scrolled around when the snapshot was focussed and the ‘synth’ 4/4 track goes completely out of sync with the kick 4/4 pattern.
The reason I haven’t had this problem before was that I was previously moving systematically from 1 snapshot to the next adjacent one and so didn’t really scroll very far, but this weekend I did scroll back and forth (through indecision) and this is when the sequences began to really go out of sync with each other … so when I did reset both ER101s there was a noticeable ‘reset’ hiccup of the ‘synth’ ER101.
Let me know if you need me to test anything for you or send a copy of my snapshots from both ER101s.
Patch notes for simplified test above:
Both ER101s being clocked by Pamela’s New Workout (PNW) sending a x24 clock to both of them.
Both receive the same reset signal from PNW when I send it i.e. after resetting and not ‘snapshot scrolling’ the two 4/4 patterns are perfectly in sync.
Both tracks with their respective 4/4 patterns have a clock multiplication of 2/3.
Running firmware F2_18 on both ER101s