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Author Topic: Just bought an Origin --- having grief with MIDI --- suspect Origin is damaged  (Read 3120 times)

dhjdhj

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After powering up a brand new Origin, I found I couldn't get it to respond to my MIDI controller. I was able to verify that Origin was receiving MIDI data by connecting the Origin MIDI THRU output to a MIDI monitor utility. I noted that the DEMO programs worked fine, by the way, and I could edit the filter (say) while a demo was playing and could hear the change so the Origin was not completely dead.

A couple of times, after powering up, the screen did not appear to light up although it looked like it was displaying some data.

I also observed that when I connected my Mac to the Origin via USB and ran that Connector program (I forget what it's called), it kept claiming that it couldn't find an Origin.

The plot thickens.....after a few power-cycle attempts, all of which did not get MIDI working, I powered it down yet again, waited a few seconds and powered it up again. It would not boot, the screen went bright white and all the RED button lights lit up --- it just stayed that way. I then tried once more....this time, it powered up perfectly and MIDI worked as well.

I left it powered on the rest of the day so I could play with it. I've no idea whether it will work again tomorrow. My concern however is that this particular Origin is flawed/broken somehow and I'm wondering if I should just return it anyway and get another one?

According to the system settings, this Origin has 1.0.7 firmware which, I understand, is the latest version.

By the way, when it was working, it sounded damned good!
« Last Edit: July 05, 2009, 05:27:43 am by dhjdhj »

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This definitely need deeper investigation.
Please get back to your vendor and ask for an exchange. The unit shall be sent back to our facility for inspection and repair.
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dhjdhj

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ok --- I noticed from the other thread that there were a few issues with earlier Origins. When I talk to my vendor (Sam Ash in New York City), I'd like to make sure they don't give me an "older" one by mistake. As of what serial number do I know I'm safe?

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More information --- when I powered on the Origin this morning, MIDI did seem to work.

However, it would not (and still will not) respond to CC 1  (i.e, the modulation wheel controller).

I noticed that there is a little red light in the LCD display that flashes to reflect  incoming MIDI data and that light does NOT flash when I rotate my modulation wheel. Again, I am able to observe through the use of a MIDI monitor tool connected to the THRU of the Origin that the CC messages (including CC 1) are indeed being passed through the Origin, yet it doesn't respond.

I also noted that after "futzing" with my MIDI controller to try and make the Origin respond, after a while, the Origin just stopped responding complete to MIDI. Powering off/on fixed this but clearly this is unacceptable behavior  (imagine having this happen at a live gig)

Now, the real question is, is this particular Origin just broken in some strange way or are all Origin's failing like this?

 

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