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  • 2020-08-29

    It would be very nice to have a Ditto + type of looper with decent amount of recording time ( 5min? ).
    Plethora X5 has a very nice and big display so, looper with a nice visual feedback would be very nice. :)

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    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Tc Mike the good news is, Plethora 1.2 firmware update will get a looper, but it won't be a ditto Plus or something with a comparable feature set as it is RAM based and cannot store recorded audio as part of the board. However, you will be able to use multiple instances.
      • Aug 31
    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Yavuz AKYAZICI That is good news indeed.
      2 questions.. :)
      1. Do you guys know how long will the recording time be?
      2. Can multiple instances sync together?
      • Aug 31
    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Tc Mike 1.2 feature set is not completed, but recording time will be 20 seconds (stereo) or 40 seconds (mono) .(THIS might be subject to change!) DSP wise you can load up to 4 instances. There is unfortunately no sync features to start /stop playback or quantize loop lengths of mutliple loopers to first recording. if you'd like to see those features in a future firmware update, let us know and i'll log them for the team to consider
      • Sep 1
    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Yavuz AKYAZICI Thanks for the answer. 40 sec. for mono is a good start.
      Multiple instances would be very interesting only if the instances could sync.
      So yes, definitely would like to be able to sync them.

      Recording time seems a bit short.
      Is this due to memory limitations?
      Do you think there is room to improve on this?
      Thanks..
      • Sep 1
  • 2020-08-29

    Can someone help with Finalizer question?

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    • Jaymac
      Pedro Rodrigues Hi Jaymac of course we can, how can I help you with the Finalizer? I will leave you the dedicated pager for everything related to the Finalizer https://finalizer.com/
      • Aug 30
    • Jaymac
      Jaymac Do you have an email I can contact you?
      • Aug 31
      • TC e dealer question
        Pedro Rodrigues Hi Jaymac please follow the link below and submit any question you may have via our MUSIC TRIBE COMMUNITY https://community.musictribe.com/pages/create-new-ticket
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  • 2020-08-28

    It would be nice to be able to limit the SubNuP bass range.
    I play a lot of Jazz Duos where I walk bass line while playing chords.

    If I could limit the Sub response transpozing range, then I could sound like bass and chords playing like 2 differents instruments without a looper.

    Here is a couple of video links to demonstrate what I mean.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldsZUoReD9g
    https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_pJyvVHY0v/


    If I could setup a toneprint to sub 2 octave to transpoze what I am playing from lowest E to B above the octave of one octave higher E ( E > F > G > A > B > C > D > E > F > G > A > B ) and Sub would not transpoze the notes higher than B, then I could sound like a band. This is very common for jazz duos. Even the non jazz musicians could benefit from this. 

    May be a code line similar to below could accomplish this.

    private var original_pitch number;
    private var transposed_pitch number;

    if ( original_pitch <= 987.66Hz ) 
       then transposed_pitch = original_pitch / 4;
       else transposed_pitch = null;

    This could even be applicable SubNuP pedal toneprint.
    Boss Octave ( I think OC3 ? ) can do this.
    We should definitely have it for Plethora X5.

    What do you guys think?

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  • 2020-08-28

    I have just purchased Plethora X5. I noticed the guitar sound has change going thru Plethora X5.
    First I have used my drive pedal in the loop..

    Guitar -> input ->Plethora X5 FX send ->Drive Pedal ( Mooer Black Secret ) -> FX Return.

    Then I chaged to this setup..

    My Amp FX Send -> X5 Input ->X5Out ->Amp's FX Return and sound was fine.

    In the first method guitar sounded thinner, less mids, bright highs.

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    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Pedro Rodrigues Hi yavuz have you tried this:
      Guitar > Amp input
      Amp send > X5 input
      X5 output > Amp return
      In this setup all effects from plethora will sit in your amps effects loop and it will sound as it should.
      I hope this is helps
      • Aug 28
      • Plethora X5 Tone Change
        Yavuz AKYAZICI Yes, as I said above I actually had done what you suggested. It sounds fine in the fx loop of the amp. However, When I am on the road, I do not always get an amp with fx loop. So, I wanted to bring this up as an issue to be resolved. There is a considerable amount of tone change if I use Plethora x5 in front of an amp. Sound thinner and more trebly.

        I will happily use it with my amps fx loop for now. However, If I play outside my city, I do not bring an amp. So, You might want to take note of this for issues to be resolved in the future. Thanks for the quick answer.
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        • Aug 28
      • Plethora X5 Tone Change
        Pedro Rodrigues Hi Yavuz, thank you for your reply and effectively for sharing your experience, this is how we improve our products and evolve our solutions, I will forward this to my colleagues on R&D. Thank you
        • Aug 28
    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Yavuz AKYAZICI I am a fan now. So I will happily contribute any experience I have. Kudos to you guys all. I see a great potential for X5. Such a small unit with so much flexibility already. Thanks :)
      • Aug 28
  • 2020-08-28

    I have connected to Plethora X5 from my Android phone using Bluetooh then Tap Tremolo started acting weird. It may be a coincidence or related. I am not exactly sure. However, first when I passed to edit mode, Tremolo slot showed empty. Returned back to play mode and tremolo showed it was there but no effect. It did not effect the sound. Then I went into edit mode and changed to another effect and back to tap tremolo again. This time it showed ( not empty ) however it did not effect the sound until I used something else than vintage. Now it works but I cannot use Vintage settings. Tap Tremolo may have som issues with Bluetooth Toneprint editor. I am going to try again today with my iPad today.

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    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Pedro Rodrigues Hi yavuz please try it again and report back, can you please state what android and Topneprint version are you using and also the FW version on your unit?
      • Aug 28
    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Yavuz AKYAZICI Hi.. My Android version is the latest says the app which is 4.3.02. For the firmware, I have plethoraX5_1_1_52.bin file. I think my firmware version was 2 versions back when I had purchased it. So, I have upgraded to the latest version yesterday. Should I have done both upgrades one by one instead of just upgrading the latest?
      I have also browsed the other boards that came on the unit. The ones I have tried has no effect on the sound. Tap Tremolo does not effect the sound at all.
      Correction!: The vintage mode of tap tremolo does not effect the sound. The other modes are OK. I will test more and report back here.

      Thanks...
      • Aug 28
    • Yavuz AKYAZICI
      Tc Mike Hi Yavuz, we have a new 1.1.55 firmware available at the TC website since yesterday + a first Beta version of the forthcoming 1.2 Firmware update and 4.4.03 android app. Drop me a mail ([email protected]) if you want to try the Beta prior to release. In order to use the android app Beta, please include your registered google e-mail adress in your mail, so i can enlist you as a tester with Google. cheers, Mike
      • Sep 1
  • 2020-08-26

    Any idea when we will have full midi implementation on the X5?  Really want cc control, midi channel select, board select, and individual footswitch control.  Thanks for your quick attention in advance.

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    • John Eldredge
      John Matthews Hi John, I've dropped the dev team a message on this, I'll let you know when I hear back.
      • Aug 26
    • John Eldredge
      John Matthews Hi John, I heard back from the developers, unfortunately we don'e have a solid date or list of implementations at this time. I would be happy to pass any specific requests along for consideration though.
      • Aug 26
    • John Eldredge
      Tc Mike Thx John. individual footswitch remote control via Midi CCs 102-106 is already available since version 1.1.52 which is available on the Tc website. The forthcoming 1.2 firmware update might expand on this... ;-)
      • Aug 26
  • 2020-08-25

    Hi, all, some or none :)

    First my idea, which I will probably try regardless.

    I want to use the Mimiq Doubler in a some sort of wet / dry setup. I have a two amp setup, one of which is a stereo amp (which may not change anything here), and my thought was to use a signal splitter (I have a Humdinger by Gigrig) to split the signal path in two (wet and dry) and then connect the split paths into the Mimiq (left and right inputs) and then in turn the outputs into a left and right amp (I might use the effects loops).

    I spot a potential problem though as the earth isolation the Humdinger provides might be lost in the Mimiq, which could become a problem in an unknown venue where grounding is dodgy or the mains for the separate amps don't share grounds electrically.

    So the actual question:

    I'm wondering if I use a signal splitter, like the Humdinger (Gigrig), to split and isolate the signals electrically and then connect the two signal paths into the left and right input on the Mimiq Doubler with the outputs going to separate amps, which may have different grounds (electrical grounds) depending on the venue, will I run the risk of a ground loop hum, or are the left/right channels in the pedal electrically separate, or does this cause some other problem I'm not aware of?

    I'll add to this post here if I find something interesting or catastrophic out during my tests when I get around to performing them.

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    • Apaskratti
      Nigel Turner Hi Apaskratti, I have just noticed this post. I think you also submitted a support ticket which I already replied to.
      • Aug 26
      • Wet / dry setup using the Mimiq Doubler
        Apaskratti Yes and thank you, as you suggested I will try and use the MIMIQ as a signal splitter and use the Humdinger after one of the outputs as a "dry" path and thus ensure an isolated path regarding amp ground connections.
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  • 2020-08-25

    Using a ditto X2 looper is it possible to record a loop then stop the recording without instantly hearing playback using the dedicated stop switch. Allowing me to switch on the recorded loop at another time? 

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    • <i>Deleted Member</i>
      Nigel Turner Hi, the only way to stop the recording and not have it play back would be to double tap the loop switch and then store it in the memory. You can then play it back at any time.
      • Aug 26
    • <i>Deleted Member</i>
      jayman This topic of usage of the Stop/FX actually relates to a problem which I ran into. Here’s what happens:
      After recording a basic loop(defining its length by pressing the Loop switch once) I understand I can overdub by “punching” in anytime by pressing the Loop switch again during playback. Normally I would end the Overdub recording by pressing the Loop switch again. So far so good.
      However in one scenario I decided to end the overdub recording AND stop playback altogether by pressing the Stop/FX switch(simply because I had finished the overdubbing and I did not feel the need to listen back again )
      On next playback this results in weird out of sync playback of the basic loop and the last overdub . Both parts will drift apart over time drastically.
      If then go into overdub mode for the next overdub layer(pressing the Loop switch) the timing of the previous overdub gets straightened out.

      In my conclusion stopping the overdub with the stop button seems to put the last overdub into some weird floating status( as it is also still in its UNDO/REDO status). The drifting can only be fixed by consolidating this overdub layer with the basic loop by either storing the loop or engaging into the next over dub recording.

      Can you reproduce this on your Ditto? @ Nigel: Is this behaviour by design?
      • Aug 27
      • Ditto X2 stop feature
        Nigel Turner Hi, the Stop option is on the FX footswitch, and is designed to stop a running loop (not to stop an overdub/recording). Pressing the FX button to stop the overdub is not a supported feature and we cannot guarantee correct operation of the unit if you are using it for this process.
        • Aug 28
    • <i>Deleted Member</i>
      jayman Hi Nigel, thanks for clarifying!
      • Aug 28
  • 2020-08-25

    I saw recently that there might be a 2.0 upgrade in August including the Helix and Viscous. I've been checking daily since I really want that Helix on my boards.

    Any truth to the rumor? If so, any update on the timeline? 

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    • Bryan Miller
      Cesar Cepeda still 'late summer'
      • Aug 25
      • Plethora 2.0?
        Bryan Miller It's almost early Fall!
        • Aug 25
    • Bryan Miller
      Tc Mike rumors are true and 1.2 update will be available soon and both Viscous Vibe, Helix Phaser are confrimed new features among other exciting news. Stay tuned for updates and feel free to join the Plethora X5 FB group for more 1.2 Beta related info
      • Aug 26
      • Plethora 2.0?
        Bryan Miller Great. Thanks for the FB tip also.
        • Aug 26
  • 2020-08-25

    Disconnecting the Plethora dc power creates a HUGE POP in the speakers. Would be very nice (if not mandatory) that such a sophisticaded device shut down quietly.

    EQ and Looper functions should be added.

    Some sort of MOJO MOJO Overdrive would be a great addition.

    Thanks

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    • JBrochu
      Pedro Rodrigues Hi JBrochu I will forward your comments to the development team, thank you for your contribution.
      • Aug 25
    • JBrochu
      Dale Minaker Hi, it is common for the process to be that all speakers are muted before switching off or pulling the power, otherwise this is likely to cause a DC spike and would happen on anything from a guitar cab to a mixing console going through a large PA.
      • Aug 27
    • JBrochu
      JBrochu Hi, indeed that's the normal procedure, but in real life unexpected DC power disconnection does occur ...
      • Aug 27
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