• 2019-06-14

    CALLING ALL FLASHBACK 2 USERS!

    Thanks to your extensive feedback, we have developed a new firmware update for the Flashback 2 and we are NOW SEARCHING FOR BETA TESTERS!

    The update gives users the option of having TAP TEMPO as the secondary footswitch function and true stereo input instead of MASH.

    After updating to firmware V1.2.00, you can toggle between MASH and TAP TEMPO as a global setting for your Flashback 2 in the TonePrint App.

    Press and hold the footswitch for 1.5 seconds to activate TAP TEMPO control (power LED turns green), then tap the footswitch in sync with your desired tempo to adjust delay times accordingly.

    When TAP TEMPO is selected from the TonePrint App the MASH LED will constantly flash to display 1/4 note tempo of the delays, even when the pedal is turned off so you can always tell if you're on time.

    The firmware update also fixes a small bug regarding stereo summing in buffered bypass mode when using stereo output.

    If you own a Flashback 2 and you'd like to help us beta test firmware V1.2.00, please contact us :

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    Hi all, 1.2.00 firmware is now officially released and can be downloaded on the TC website:
    https://www.tcelectronic.com/Categories/Tcelectronic/Guitar/Stompboxes/FLASHBACK-2-DELAY/p/P0CKR/Downloads#googtrans(en|en)

    Thanks for all the help and feedback. With best regards,  Mike  TC electronic 

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    • James Amstutz
      Tc Mike

      This is how you disable MASH switch to activate the TAP tempo feature on the new 1.2.00 firmware:



      • Connect you Fb2 pedal to your computer or mobile device

      • Start the Toneprint app 

      • Select the Flashback 2 in the Templates view:
        flashback 2 beta disable mash1.PNG

      • Select any template from the list and click on the pencil icon to edit it 
        fb2 diable mash 2.PNG

      • click on the Product Settings tab and then on the MASH switch lever as seen in the screenshot

      • fb2 product settings.PNG

      • you have now disabled MASH switch functionality and the MASH LED should no blink and indicate the current delay time

      • the setting is remmebered until you enable  MASH again 

      • June 13, 2019
    • James Amstutz
      Aaron Frick

      I own a TC Electronic Nova Delay and love the hold tap tempo feature where you can hold down the tap tempo button, play a rhythm and the pedal listens to the tempo you play and matches it. Will that feature be available on the Flashback 2?

      • June 25, 2019
    • James Amstutz
      George Mobbs

      Hi TC-James,...Just read about the FB2 firmware update that enables tap tempo in lieu of MASH.  That's a great trade-off in my book, and I'd really like to be included in the beta-testing on this new firmware.  What's the proceedure for getting involved?  Thanks!


      George (Seattle, WA)  425-922-8688


       

      • July 25, 2019
    • James Amstutz
      randy rushlow

      Hi,


      Please send me the Firmware V1.2.00 update for TAP TEMPO secondary function on the Flashback 2


      Thank you in advance,


      Randy
      • July 27, 2019
    • James Amstutz
      countach74

      I'd like to try the firmware as well.

      • July 29, 2019
  • 2019-09-06

    It seems that if TC Electronic won't update their TC Near software, all users of Konnekt (and Impact Twin) audio interfaces are out of luck and won't be able to use their hardware with the upcoming version of macOS. If I'm not mistaken, macOS Catalina will support only 64-bit apps - and TC Near Control Panel is 32-bit

    Is there any chance TC Electronic will update TC Near to support for 64-bit only operating systems? It would be a shame to have all those killer audio interfaces bricked...

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    • Martin Strachota
      Yann Vu

      I agree. but it seems they are not involved in this forum at all. 


      I think it's more for users, cause if you check most posts don't even get replies, sometimes if ure lucky a user will help you out but Tc's staff have not seen em around. 

      • October 3, 2019
    • Martin Strachota
      Mirko Romenzi

      Hello, updated yesterday to OSX Catalina, my  Impact Twin unfortunately does not work, I sent an email to the support, I hope to receive an email from the support, greetings

       


      • October 10, 2019
    • Martin Strachota
      Lars Bennedsen

      I own a Studio Konnekt 48 and I really love that interface. It is perfect for my recording needs, sounds great and has reasonable latencies. 


      It is a real shame, that TC Electronics don't support this fairly new product. In a time where everybody's talking about the environment and saving resources, it just doesn't seem right that I have to throw away a perfectly good (great actually...) audio interface, just because I wish to upgrade the software on my Mac. 


      Next time I buy an audio product I guess I will spend some time checking out the "end of life" policies of the manufaturer. The software support should last at least as long as the life expectancy of the hardware product.


      I always thought of TC Electronics as a serious and trustworthy manufacturer, but this time you have really let me down...


       


       

      • October 14, 2019
    • Martin Strachota
      Lars Bennedsen

      I wonder if TC even exits anymore, after they have been ackquired by Behringer.. 

      • November 25, 2019
    • Martin Strachota
      Hakan Bahadir

      I have the same problem, luckily I was the Beta tester of Catalina and could be able to turn back to previous version. I can not use Catalina just because of this hardware and it is not acceptable.


      TC please answer us with a solution.


      Hakan

      • December 12, 2019
  • 2020-03-27

    Hi guy

    I just got my plethora X5 today. I have a feeling I have got it early than supposed to but I am just wondering how do we know the unit is on the latest firwmare version and where are firmware updates done. Are they done via the app or do we need to download the firmware under thep product support and update using the toneprint editor? I do not see any firmware on the support site so I am just wondering as I want to make sure I am on the newest version

    Thanks 

     

    Jake 

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    • Jake Woodall
      james minhas

      Glad to see another early owner - feel rather lonely doesnt it! I got mine yesterday and was wondring the exact same thing - from looking on the message boards today it seems that current firmware and next 1.1 is due next week. 


      How are you finding it so far ? Im thinking of returning mine as cant get on board (pardon the pun ) with having to use the app to do the majority of editing/stuff 

      • Mar 30
    • Jake Woodall
      Björn Colliander

      Hi!


      I got mine today and I really like it so far... I saw in their Q&A video that a tuner has been added but I can't activate that so I'm guessing I'm on an older firmware. I can see tha firmware version in the app but do I need to connect to the computer to update via usb? 

      • Apr 1
    • Jake Woodall
      Henning Berthold

      Ich habe das gleich Problem mit dem Tuner. Bekomme ihn nicht aktiviert. 


      i have the same Problem with the Tuner. 

      • Apr 4
    • Jake Woodall
      Martin Gehrmann

      Hi received my device today as well. Would be great to have some advice on the tuner issue. I don't know how to activate it. And hard to believe... is there really no full manual available? I can only find a "quick start guide". So far I'm not as exited as I expected. And there is no Phaser-effect?

      • Apr 6
    • Jake Woodall
      Luis García

      Hi!
      I've received mine today! Very excited but… it freezes all the time and I can't even switch between pedals ¿has anyone the same problem? I'm hoping it's a software issue. However, there's no firmware update anywhere.
      I'm about to return it ?

      • Apr 7
  • 2015-06-21
    Hallo... as my RH450 is in repair at TC-Electronic. (Completly dead at a gig!!!!! no light at all)
    I am thinking about getting an BH550.
    Qustions:
    1. Is the Fan always on?

    2. Is the preamp section analog or digital?

    3. Has anybody had the same problems with the BH550 as i have have with the RH450... suddanly no ligtht, no sound. ??

    Kindly
    Thomas
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  • 2020-03-02

    Hello,

    very excited about the newcomer Plethora X5. It seems a great and somewhat portable pedalboard.

    A couple of questions:

    • I'm used to work on "preset" based or "patch" based effects - meaning at a click of a button I can turn on and off some effects - can I achive similar funcionality implementing "Boards"?
    • Can I change boards (up and down) using the MASH buttons?
    • Also how quick is the transition between boards? Will I notice any lag?
    • Does it have any kind of "boost" pedal that can be thrown in the board?

    Many thanks in advance!

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    • Filipe Sousa
      Tc Mike

      Hi Gilmourstrat,


       



      • Plethora's 5 fx slots, et you bypass/unbypass  individual pedals or the insert loop just like a real pedal board 

      • triple clicking the first 2 footswitches lets you toggle boards up and down or you can use midi prg changes to load them

      • yes, changing board is not seamless,as 5 Fx and hundreds of parameters are initialised, so there is a short mute to prevent clicks for smooth transition

      • Plethora X5 doesn't have a Boost pedal included, but you can integrate one via the insert loop (loop can be set to be in front of the board, at the end or anywhere in between


      Best regards,


      Mike


       

      • Mar 2
    • Filipe Sousa
      Filipe Sousa

      Many thanks @TC-Mike for the great explanation


      Now I know what to expect

      • Mar 2
    • Filipe Sousa
      Tc Mike

      you are very welcome, let us know if you have any other questions or feature requests.


      Cheers,


      Mike

      • Mar 2
    • Filipe Sousa
      Filipe Sousa

      A quick question @TC-Mike :


      Is the Plethora a "pure Tone print unit" or can I make my own effect programming as if it was the real pedal? Meaning can I build my own parameters or just use/adjust what's on the Tone Print?


      Many thanks!!

      • Mar 11
    • Filipe Sousa
      Tc Mike

      Yes, you can completly customize and program the individual toneprint pedals in the toneprint app, just like the pedall counter parts . Only difference is, that you have only 3 instead of 4  potmeters per Fx slot/Toneprint pedal to program, but all p3 otmeter functions are programmable, + you gain MASH switch + Expression pedal as additional parameter modifiers that can be programmed for each slot. Expression pedal can control parameters across several pedals, so you can program crossddfades between blocks of pedals. You program your toneprints in the app while monitoring all settings in realtime + you can use the potmeters to control parameters and touchscreen of your ipad or android tablet. Next firmware update, gets a board manager and tuner and trhen we add more Fx...

      • Mar 13
  • 2019-01-08
    To anyone at TC's support. I understand that some of your Interfaces are breaking the 10 years barrier (Jeez, I have a Konnekt8 from 2006!), but, other brands still support their older prodcuts with regular updates. So, simple as that, is driver development for audio interfaces halted? We´ll have any other driver/firmware version for our audio interfaces so we can use them with the newer OS's?
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    • GPL
      GPL (Really no one? Hagen, Thomas, Nicolaj?)
      • January 16, 2019
    • GPL
      visham It would be nice to hear from TC Electronic on this.



      I am using an Impact Twin on Windows 10 (1809).
      • January 29, 2019
    • GPL
      Martin Strachota

      Yes! I'd definitely like to see a new version of TC NEAR! I have talked my entire band into purchasing TC gear (we have a Konnekt 8, 24D and an Imapct Twin) and now I fear it'll stop working after the next OS update. Currently, we use Mac OS Mojave and Windows 10 (1809) and the interfaces seem to work fine. But it'd be great if there was official support for modern operating systems!

      • February 21, 2019
    • GPL
      Eric Hope

      I would like to know, too! I've hung onto my old Konnekt 24d over the years, and would love to carry on using it, as it's STILL great, and offers features that most new interfaces do not! At the moment, I'm running it on a Mac with Mojave (with a Firewire 400 to 800 cable, and a Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter), and it IS still working, but I share the same concern: Will it continue to work when the new version of MacOS comes down the pike? Will the driver continue to be updated for a while? or will I need to start scoping out a new interface?

      • July 8, 2019
    • GPL
      Ron Brown

      I just bought a (known working on XP) BCA2000 on the back of a Win 7 driver being listed on Behring's website (!!!!!)


      It doesn't work, and as far as I can discover there NEVER WAS a working 64-bit driver.


      I find this deception disgraceful and am considering taking it to the British Small Claims Court  under the COnsumer Protection Act.


      Anyone know if I'm mistaken and a 64-bit Win7 BCA2000 driver DOES actually exist. and WORK?


       

      • October 27, 2019
  • 2020-04-17

    OK, since I feel it is time-consuming to go through all the different posts to get an overview of all the existing feature requests for the PX5, I decided to create a comprehensive list here.

    So, what I did is go through all the PX5 feature request posts that currently exist (at least all I noticed) and put all those requests in here. Where there were multiple requests, I added votes to the existing ones (1 vote = original request, 2 votes = original request + one endorser).

    If you have additional requests you can't find in this list, just add one in a comment below and I will try to keep track and manage the list in the original post. Same goes if you want to endorse an existing feature, just add a +1 comment. This would give everybody a better overview of where the community priorities are.

    TOP 10

    1. Add Looper

    2. Add Helix Phaser Effect

    3. Edit POT Params in play mode (tied with 2.)

    4. Select signal direction (L2R or R2L)

    5. Add EQ Pedal

    6. Global Tap Tempo (tied with 5.)

    7. Additional cab sims (tied with 5.)

    8. MIDI CC to enable/disable single footswitch (tied with 5.)

    9. Add Vicous Vibe Effect

    10. MIDI clock support (tied with 9.)

    Effects / Pedals
    Feature Votes Comment
    Add Looper 8 On Roadmap for 1.2
    Add SpectraComp 3  

    Add BassOverdrive

    3  

    Display delay time in bpm while editing delay pedal

    1  

    Add EQ Pedal

    5 WORKAROUND: With Hyper Gravity's 3 band gain features you can also emulate a dynamic EQ which is a nice workaround for not having a dedicated EQ. (try DynaQ template and adjust the gain ranges of the 3 bands to taste via app)

    Add Vicous Vibe Effect

    4 On Roadmap for 1.2

    Add Helix Phaser Effect

    7 On Roadmap for 1.2

    Add Metronome Pedal (with tap tempo)

    1  

    Allow Tuner to occupy a pedal slot

    1  

    Support trails while switching boards

    3 Currently PX5 is muted shortly

    Edit POT params in play mode

    7  

    Add Boost effect

    1 WORKAROUND: You can use the PIPELINE tremolo as a Booster as it can gain output with up to 9 db.. Just set mod depth to 0% and assign outlevel (0dB to +9dB) to MASH switch (via app) or Exp pedal and voilá... a dynamic clean boost

    Tap Tempo via expression pedal

    2  

    Global Tap Tempo

    5  

    Additional cab sims

    5 Bass cabs also

    Program MASH switch to enable/disable multiple slots

    1  

    Select signal direction (L2R or R2L)

    6  

    Add Envelope Filter effect

    3  

    Add BodyRez pedal

    2  
    Pot as effects level or dry/wet in play mode 2  
    Keep artist tuning when selecting toneprint 1  

    Add Wahwah pedal (with expression)

    2  

    Configure parallel and series signal routing

    3 Currently all pedals are in series

    Add DreamSpace pedal

    1  

    Add Trinity 2 pedal

    2  

    Enable "4th" Pot without TonePrint App

    2  

    Add Fuzz effect

    1  

    Stereo/Mono Control

    1 https://community.musictribe.com/t5/Guitar-and-Bass/Plethora-X5-The-Ultimate-Feature-Request-Thread/m-p/299140/highlight/true#M1075

    CarlBigsby Board Mgmt

    1 https://community.musictribe.com/t5/Guitar-and-Bass/Plethora-X5-The-Ultimate-Feature-Request-Thread/m-p/299140/highlight/true#M1075
    Add the classic TC2290 panning chorus 1  
    Allow NoiseGate to be inserted w/o assigning it to a slot. 3 Currently occupies a slot.
    Add stereo capability to Pipeline Tremolo 1  
    Advanced routing configuration 1 See @SmashAshby comment https://community.musictribe.com/t5/Guitar-and-Bass/Plethora-X5-The-Ultimate-Feature-Request-Thread/m-p/299388/highlight/true#M1090
    Custom Expression Pedal calibration 1 Similar to Flashback X4
    Multiple effect presets within board 1  
    Sensitivity setting for MASH 1  
    Stereo FX loop 1 May not be technically possible
    Display board name in play mode 1  
    Save/confirm changes in edit mode 1  

     

    MIDI Features
    Feature Votes Comment
    MIDI CC to enable/disable single footswitch 5 Currently in beta testing
    MIDI CC to enable/disable global bypass 1  
    MIDI over Bluetooth 4  
    MIDI clock support 4  
    Tap Tempo via CC 1  
    Modify POT parameters via CC 3  
    CC for expression pedal 3  
    CC for MASH function 2  
    MIDI PC to enable/disable multiple switches at once 1  
    Configure MIDI channel 2  
    Bypass FX Loop via CC 2  

     

    TonePrint App Features
    Feature Votes Comment
    Edit/create individual boards 2 seems to be in the planning, but only board order and renaming available in 1.1 firmware and 4.3 TonePrint app
    Easy connect via Bluetooth 1 Currently need to go into BT connect menu on PX5
    Backup/save boards to PC 2  
    Enable all TonePrints as available for separate pedals 1  
    Set overall per board volume/gain 1  

     

     

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    • Chris Martin
      Charles Wyng

      Good idea - is officially recognised?


      Vote +1 for:


      - Midi Rx channel


      - Midi clock (note: selectable at pedal level)


      - Midi CC pedal bypass state


       


      comment:


      - anything Midi CC really needs ability to set midi Rx channel implementation first (though this is apparently on the way)



      Add request:
      - BodyRez pedal

      • Apr 17
    • Chris Martin
      Lorenzo Mancini

      Wow, cool list!

      well, my votes are:























































      Feature Votes Comment
      Add SpectraComp +1  

      Add BassOverdrive

      +1  

      Add EQ Pedal

      +1  

      Support trails while switching boards

      +1 Currently PX5 is muted shortly

      Edit POT params in play mode

      +1  

      Tap Tempo via expression pedal

      +1  

      Global Tap Tempo

      +1  

      Additional cab sims (bass cabs also)

      +1  

      Select signal direct (L2R or R2L)

      +1  

       


      And if i can  make a request i'll suggest to use the pot as effects level or dry/wet on play mode, so you have a free slot on the edit mode.
      And it would be nice if you can control also the params that are not editable on the screen on the edit mode. (instead of using the app).

      Add Request:
      BodyRez pedal

      Thanks!
      Lorenzo

      • Apr 17
    • Chris Martin
      Thomas Van Dorsselaere

      Hello,


      Based on my first usage I would have the main following requests:



      • Possibility to use a pedal without assigning a slot. Mainly for the noise gate which is always engaged for me.

      • keep artist tuning when selecting toneprint (not with the current knob position)

      • Add Looper

      • Add Helix Phaser

      • Add EQ Pedal

      • add a Wahwah pedal (with expression)

      • Possibility to delete factory boards


      By the way I love the Plethora !!!


      Thanks you

      • Apr 18
    • Chris Martin
      Stephan Rubens

      Hi,


      super list!


      it would also be nice to be able to save the boards on your PC, a back-up...


      and to have the option to chose for each slot parallel or serie.so we can decide if we want an effect to influence the next or not ...you could have slot 1&2 with the loop with distortion and 3.4&5 with a delay with a clean tone...


      Thanks


      Stef


       

      • Apr 18
    • Chris Martin
      Benoit Faup

      Hi, great idea! First of all, I really love my Plethora, a great and very intuitive platform. Here is my wishlist ?


      - Helix Phaser and Viscous Vibe are number one on the list


      - Use of the 3 knobs in play mode for on the fly adjustments


      - Add the T2 and the Dreamscape which are part of the TonePrint familly


      - Add the possibility to use the "4th knob" without using toneprint app (tone on the Corona or Sub2 on the Sub n' up)


      - Add digital Drive, Disto and Fuzz for light travellers (like the cab sim) and just in case


      - Add the missing Toneprints : there are some toneprints available for individual stomps that are not for Plethora


      Stay healthy,


      Ben

      • Apr 18
  • 2020-01-21

    So i have tried to submit a tickit and of course ( like many others i see) it didnt go through.I have tried to connect my FB2 to 2 different computers, a Mac Pro on 10.13.6 and a windows 10 PC and neither recognise the pedal. I am using a brand new cable from the box as well as a brand new cable from the Hall Of Fame 2 box to no avail. I have always just beamed toneprints to the pedal but cannot use the editor. I confirmed the latest firmware. Please help. This costumer service really has me second guessing my Begringer Poly D purchase i am about to make.......

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    • Brian Nixon
      James Amstutz

      Hi there,


      I understand your frustration. Just to check a couple of things to get us started ... have you downloaded the latest version of the TonePrint Editor to your Mac and/or PC? The latest version is from last month, so fairly recent: https://www.tcelectronic.com/Categories/Tcelectronic/Guitar/Apps/TONEPRINT-EDITOR/p/P0CLC/Downloads#googtrans(en|en)


      Thanks, James.

      • Jan 21
    • Brian Nixon
      Brian Nixon

      I do have the most recent version . 

      • Jan 22
    • Brian Nixon
      James Amstutz

      Hi Brian,


      OK. There's a few idiosyncracies with regards to the order in which you connect and start things. Please try this:


      - The pedal needs to be connected first via USB cable, before opening the app. Then open the app and it should ask you to select a TonePrint slot. On doing this the app should then recognize the pedal. If that doesn't work it'll usually help to reboot the computer or startting the process from the beginning.


      This little video might be helpful for you  
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJelHAoGTII

      • Jan 22
    • Brian Nixon
      Brian Nixon

      yeah this is kinda annoying. I finally got my Flashback 2 to connect and now my HOF 2 is not responding


       

      • Jan 23
    • Brian Nixon
      James Amstutz

      Using the same approach?


      Thanks, James.

      • Jan 23
  • 2019-09-03

    Hi,
    it would be great if the Flashback 2 could be synced to MIDI Clock via USB. It's already recognized as a class compliant USB MIDI device and can sync to tap tempo. So it shouldn't be too hard to implement.

    Kind Regards

    Felix

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    •  Felix Homann
      Tc Mike

      Hi Felix,


      thank you for your feedback. With the current Fb2 Midi sync via USB is unfortunately not an option due to the codespace being fully used, so there are no recources left for new features. With the new Fb 2 Firmware update, that is being released next week, we opted to implement a Tap tempo mode instead and could just fit it in, so that other feature ideas had to be dropped.


      We keep this in mind when developing new products and have it already logged as a feature request.


      In a typical Guitar setup Din Midi is much more common and has better compatibility with other existing midi enabled guitar products. Our new FB 2 X4 has expanded Midi specs including Midi clock and global tap tempo feature, as it also has enough space for standard mid connectors. On the normal sized Toneprint pedals there is no space for a din midi socket.  Would midi support via minijack out and an adaptor work for you too ? 


      Best regards,


      Mike


       

      • September 2, 2019
    •  Felix Homann
      Felix Homann

      Hi Mike,


      thank you very much for your detailed reply. It seems I might need to get a good deal for my FB 2 and get a FB 2 X4 instead  

      MIDI through a minjack+adaptor would be a good idea for the normal sized pedals, indeed. The reason I specifically asked for the USB/MIDI sync was that there already is a USB jack on the pedal and hoped it could be implemented. In the end I don't care that much how the MIDI connection is made.

      Regards,
      Felix

      • September 3, 2019
  • 2019-10-03

    Hi ..I've just got a Sup n up mini and was playing around with it..nice sounds !..then I loaded up a few Toneprints and had a play with those but now can't get the pedal back to it's original state....any ideas ??

    Thanks

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    • Dave Williams
      Filipe Martins

      On the TonePrint editor, pop into the Templates section, load up the Sub'n'Up Mini, then scroll down to "Poly - Default". Load that up, and you should be golden.

      • October 2, 2019
    • Dave Williams
      Dave Williams

      I did that and it has an uncontrollable sub octave that is present all the time regardless of where the controls are...from what I've read, I'm gonna have to edit the Poly Default template to remove the extra sub octave and then use that to restore it....thanks for taking the time to help ??

      • October 3, 2019
    • Dave Williams
      Dave Williams

      For anyone finding this post for the same problem the solution is use Toneprint and call up Poly Default template...hit the edit icon...there's a setting called Wet Sub2 ..turn it all the way down (-100db)..there's also 2 Sub Drive settings , do the same with these and save it..that's your default restored 

      • October 4, 2019
    • Dave Williams
      David Peeples

      Same issue. Got a used SnU Mini, tried some TonePrints, they all sound messed up, huge sub octaves and/or modulation effects on TonePrints that shouldn't have those settings... pretty much no single TonePrint sounded like it should have based on its description.


      Suspect some bug or glitches or corruption of the TonePrints library... pretty bad issue, needs fixing! Makes the TonePrint system borderline useless, except that a user may re-program their own settings... absent some good starting points (accurate existing TonePrints) it's a lot of trial and error....

      • Apr 17