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gregab

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Beginner question: how do I turn off Control Mode
« on: June 11, 2018, 02:03:39 am »
Hello. I'm a new BSP user. I've been really enjoying working with the device so far. However when I turned it on today it seems to be stuck in Control Mode. Pressing the Control Mode button doesn't turn it off. And in this mode the pitch pads send different pitches over midi to my synth than what their labels say. I've googled and searched through the manual and I can't seem to find any way to turn Control Mode off and get back into the normal operation of the Beatstep Pro. Halp?

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Re: Beginner question: how do I turn off Control Mode
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 06:18:59 am »
To use the sequencers you press the main button associated with them, i.e. the Sequencer 1, 2 and Drums buttons.  Pressing the Controller button won't toggle control mode on and off, it just selects that mode, even if you are already in that mode.  If nothing happen when you do that, you better take it back to the store and ask to have an exchange.  But before doing that, make sure you are not just missing something.  Plug it into MCC and check the user map settings are set to a simple chromatic scale (C-C with all notes in between as they should be on a standard piano).  After all that, if things are still not right, try to upload the latest firmware.  Go to the support page for the BSP on the Arturia website.  Locate and download the latest BSP firmware (2.0.1 I think it is, but it'll be the one at the top of the firmware list).  Open MCC with your BSP connected, click the firmware button and you will be asked if you want to update the firmware.  Click update then point the file browser to the .led file you downloaded.  It'll tell you to turn off your BSP then turn it back on again and click "okay".  Do all that and sit for a minute or so.  The BSP will restart and MCC will reconnect to your BSP.  If you have any patterned in the BSP you want to keep before you do the update, back them up BEFORE you update, but it sounds as though you haven't got to that stage yet....

So try all that, get back to us (the forum) with whether or not it worked, and if not let us know what you did and what happened after.  Worst comes to worst, it's a trip back to the store, but hopefully it can get sorted without having to take it back.
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Re: Beginner question: how do I turn off Control Mode
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 08:24:58 am »
When we have driven a car for some time these procedures become second nature to us and we do not think about the technique we use to drive. Consider, however, the process of someone learning to drive and you will observe these descriptions in action. Different process variables such as temperature, speed, pressure etc. all have different characteristics. For example a temperature on an extruder barrel responds very slowly whereas the speed responds much more quickly and the pressure can respond more quickly still.

Umm, can you bring this around to somehow relating to the topic?  I mean I'm all for off-topic conversations on forums and if allowed would derail every thread I post in but this is almost like filler text in a website construction template.  If you are trying to make an analogy to the OP wanting help and me making a very concise post regarding his problem with using a regular trouble-shooting method, rounding it up with an invitation to ask more questions if they need to, it's a poor analogy.  If it's spam, you forgot the link.

Wow, you actually added the spam link, like a human not a bot.  I don't know how much yo are being paid to do this, but I swear you can make better money digging holes for the council.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2018, 06:25:22 am by megamarkd »
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