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    TK0471
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-10-16

    Hello, I am wondering if anyone else has had this happen.  I have three patterns in my RD-6-AM (Pattern Group II, 14, 15 and 16) that I have selected to play chained together.  I am using MIDI sync from Ableton Live via USB to start/stop the RD-6 (and other machines).  I select the three patterns at the same time and just play them, not writing to track or anything like that.  Occasionally, some of the patterns have 'disappeared' completely, and not always the same, sometimes the middle one, and then I restore from my backup, and then again but the 1st two disappear.  I'll try to copy the patterns to some other slots, but this doesn't seem to be good behavior for patterns to just 'vanish' (and I've had the device off, and then on, just went thru and played all the patterns in both pattern groups, and the last two that disappeared are still gone).   Could this be a problem with internal memory chip(s)?  I keep my machines on a surge protect power strip, and they are unplugged when not in use.  Thank you.

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    • TK0471
      NicJonesMT Hi TK0471. Can you please click support at the top of the page and submit a technical support ticket.
      • Oct 18
      • Patterns 'disappear' from my RD-6-AM
        TK0471 I had opened a ticket, and it had been marked as solved or completed, and I can say it has not, the patterns are still disappearing.
        • Oct 28
      • Patterns 'disappear' from my RD-6-AM
        TK0471 The behavior is worse today... I restored a previous SysEx dump, and then restored the individual patterns for one of my song projects. The patterns would not play correct, had to switch between PG1 and PG2 for them to appear. I have to say, switching between PG1 and PG2 has seemed to be a problem not only on the RD-6, but on both of my TD-3's as well.
        • Oct 28
    • TK0471
      TK0471

      Hello Nicolas, and thank you.  I have a copy of my purchase receipt, I bought it from Amazon (USA) on March 7th 2021 (shipped March 11th 2021), sold by Amazon direct.  I registered it at MusicTribe same as I did for my RD-8, and two TD-3's.  I guess I am not sure if the warranty is only one year, or three?

      I am using the factory supplied power plug 'wall wart' that came with the RD-6-AM (9v DC 670mA), and it is always unplugged when not in use (120v is marked on the box, I have the original box intact).
      I am attempting to repeat the behavior, but today, it is doing the other 'bad behavior' that the TD-3's also tend to do.  I start in pattern group #1, play some patterns, then stop the unit.  I switch to pattern group #2, and then play patterns (specifically 13 thru 16).  I press stop.  I leave it in pattern group #2, not touching the unit for several minutes.  I press 'Start' again... and the unit is now playing patterns from pattern group #1, while still in pattern group #2!  Again, I have seen this similar behavior in the TD-3 units, and online I have seen some comments about this from others (but not so much about the RD-6).
      So (still using internal clock),  I just now have selected the last four patterns in pattern group #2 so they play chained together (a technique I started doing to get longer pattern length), and I am going to let the unit play for a while and see if anything disappears again as it did last week.  If the patterns do not disappear, I will do another test by connecting back to Ableton Live (via USB) as the master sync, and see if that has any cause for this.
      Half an hour running, and the patterns are still there (internal mode).  I selected one of the patterns to play 'solo' (did not press 'Stop')... and the pattern switched to a pattern from pattern group #1!?!
      Next, I have Ableton Live as sync master, and the RD-6AM (and RD-8, and two TD-3's) are all in USB mode playing together.  I switched some patterns to ones in program#2 on the TD-3's and, yes, they also show a problem with playing from the wrong pattern group.... but that is another ticket to make.  I am going to now let this play for a while, see if anything disappears.  15-20 minutes, no problems yet, going to stop Ableton and start play again... ok, still playing the four patterns OK.  I am going to now select just ONE of the patterns (#13) and then start Ableton again.  OK, no problems there, I am going to go back to Ableton Sync and play all the devices for a while.

      After about 1.5 hours of testing, and currently in the USB sync mode with Ableton Master, pattern #13 has disappeared from playing!  There is no data in the slot (pattern group #2, slot 13).  14, 15 and 16 are still playing their data as programmed.
      I just switched to internal mode, and pressed play, and selected the patterns individually... now, pattern #16 has disappeared!  Only 14 and 15 have data.  I disconnected from Ableton, and turned off the RD-6, and turned it back on... patterns are still gone.

      All my tests seem to show the problems the most with the last four patterns.  My work-around will be to put them in other slots.
      All of this being said, I need to determine if I am still under any warranty coverage, and if not, does the cost of shipping & repair outweigh the cost of the unit (I paid $170.82 USD w tax originally).
      Thank you very much for your time and support.

      • Oct 30
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    zutje
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-09-24

    It seems the RD-9 Synthtribe program is only available for Windows and Mac (no doubt the largest user community). I wondered, is there a way to update the RD-9 to the latest firmware with a simply SYSEX dump or something of the like, that can be performed using Linux? I must honestly say, I did not yet try to unpack the Windows and Mac installers to look for a SYSEX dump file... (But would also not like to brick the RD-9 obviously).

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    Gint121
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-09-20

    Theres a big differnce in volume between patterns on the bass drum, the only difference I can see is that on the steps the pattern with the lower volume lights red as the louder pattern lights up pink, I've tried adjusting all the settings on the quieter pattern to see whats causing the difference but cant figure it out, any suggestions?

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    • Gint121
      NicJonesMT Hi Gint121.
      The best option would be to click support at the top of the page and submit a technical support ticket.
      Normally the PINK Led will appear to signal that a voice is being sent to the FX bus. Please see page 15 of the user manual which shows information on the Wave Designer.
      • Sep 21
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    treemanpaul
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-08-10

    I know these can not be changed. 

     

    Behringer..  if youre listening then please change this. I really need to sequence my rd6 from my mc707 drum track. Unfortunatley the mc707 cant change default midi note numbers on a drum track.

    Therefore mc707 cant sequence snare or one of the toms on rd6.. yes i can sequence from the rd6 using midi sync from mc707 but this no good when comming back to projects at a later date. 

    really do love the rd6.. please help! 

     

     

     

     

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    • treemanpaul
      PedroRodrigues Hi treemanpaul, thank you for your post, I will forward your feature request to the relevant Team for analysis. Thank you
      • Aug 10
    • treemanpaul
      treemanpaul

      Thanks ?

      • Aug 11
    • treemanpaul
      treemanpaul

      That was an emoji.. not a question mark hehe

      • Aug 11
  • New
    adjeff4
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-07-16

    The main mono out of my RD-9 is lacking bass. The individual and phones outputs are fine. I'm not sending to the high pass filter either. Any ideas?

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    deojorge
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-07-09

    Hi There,

    I don't know if this happens to you, but I'm not able to configure the midi output for the RD 9. I've tried everything, all possible settings and even a Factory Reset. Either MIDI or USB does not receive any midi signal when the Trigger button or any other is pressed. I did the test with my MOTU midi also did not receive any midi signal. MIDI in works perfect.

    I have an RD 8 MkII and it works perfectly, USB and MIDI (MOTU). So I believe it's a firmware issue and that this can be fixed/

    Is there a firmware update coming to fix this?

    Thank you so much.

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    • deojorge
      NicJonesMT Hi Deojorge. Can you please click support at the top of the page and submit a technical support ticket.
      Please provide as much detail on your settings and setup as possible.
      • Jul 11
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    BevStar
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-07-06

    Hi Ya.

    I posted yesterday but cannot find the entry. I've looked. :-(

    This is an addendum. I've since narrowed the bug down to a specific issue.

    OK.

    This is how to recreate my problem:

    Switch from PLAY PATTERN to PLAY TRACK.

    Select a track. Press START. Let it run for a few bars. Press STOP.

    Switch to PLAY PATTERN.

    Select PATTERN GROUP II.

    Select a pattern.

    Press START.

     Let it run and select another pattern without stopping the sequence.

    What happens is that the next pattern chosen by the user from GROUP II does not play. Instead the same numbered pattern from GROUP I does while the PATTERN GROUP II light remains illuminated.

    This is a serious problem when it comes to WRITING a TRACK using the patterns in GROUP II. You end up including GROUP I patterns while the RD-6 PATTERN GROUP light is misleadingly indicating GROUP II. And you don't know this has happened until playing the track.

    A factory reset and firmware update has not fixed this problem.

    Generous use of the clear button and turning the device off and on for a hard reboot didn't fix it either.

    So is it back to the factory for my RD-6 or has everyone else experienced the same glitch and we just have to wait for the next frimware update?

    Love, B.

     

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    BevStar
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-07-05

    Hi Ya.

    Any one else experieced problems storing patterns in GROUP II?

    It doesn't matter if I use synthtribe or enter the drums manually, when I switch from WRITE to PLAY PATTERN, (weirdly first the mix out individual instrument levels change, then) after hitiing START/STOP when I next try to play the new pattern, the factrory preset pattern plays instead.

    I've retored the factory settings several times and ensured I have the latest firmware update.

    I've cleared the factory preset pattern both maually using CLEAR and deselecting the instruments using the sequencer keypad in WRITE PATTERN mode device, as well as via synthtribe. Nothing I do allows me to store or write over factory preset patterns in GROUP II especially slots 5 and 6.

    And yes. I've tried turning the machine off, waiting 30 seconds and turning it back on. Ha. (Thanking you IT Crowd.)

    I suspect the firmware. Any ideas?

    B.

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    • BevStar
      BevStar Hi There. I posted an additional addendum today as I have finally managed to be able to reproduce the problem at will. It actually is to do with the device when in PLAY PATTERN mode in GROUP II. When playing one pattern then selecting the next, the RD-6 plays that numbered pattern from GROUP I instead (-in error-) while indicating that the user is still in GROUP II. This makes writing a track with GROUP II only patterns impossible. Help. B. <3
      • Jul 5
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    m1ga
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-05-07

    hi.. the RD9 is amazing but in the song mode is somewhat limited.. each song can have 16 patterns and each pattern can have several loop bars... but the song is limited to 16 changes between different patterns.. You can let each pattern slot in a song repeat as often as you want, but there are only 16 slots to fill.. if the song is long and you use several patterns for each part... 16 slots falls short... A firmware update that would allow 64 steps in song mode would be nice.. what do you think?

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    • m1ga
      PedroRodrigues Hi m1ga, thank you for your post, I will forward your suggestion to the Dev.Team for analysis . Thank you
      • May 12
    • m1ga
      moran Just further on this... and for the record I am a VERY slow learner but I've watched the few currently available RD9 tutorial & review vids at least a dozen times and the manual is already all cuffed up. I'm wondering if I'm missing something in regards to song mode. The convention, with electronic and particularly dance music, is that every 32 beats there's a change often indicated by or a crash cymbal at the start, (which is 2 cycles of the maximum area in the step sequence: 128 steps.) So subsequently you chain 2 patterns together to make a full compliment of 32 beats... but do you only get 1 of them per song? I was thinking you got 16 potential chained patters per song but I'm starting to think that may not be the case. I just can't figure out how anyone could have done a live set with only 16 songs because they pretty quickly get eater up. Or is there a workaround that I'm missing? I was thinking to have patterns 1 and 2 chained in song 1. Then say patterns 3 and 4 and 5 also in song 1but as a seperate, "track"... or is that just not possible?
      • Aug 10
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    acemaiden
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-05-03

    Hi,

    I've just purchased an RD-9 and having a terrible time trying to set it up. The unit is constantly in boot mode, I've downloaded synthtribe (on two different computers) and it recognises the rd-9 but doesn't run anything in the updater and then just crashes saying 'the unit is in DMF mode, update the firmware' which obviously I cannot do as it just crashes (I've tried different USB ports and cables but it continually does the same thing).. i've got the updater to run once but it just loops back to boot.. i'm completely stuck on what to do.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

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