Problem with chase speed

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Problem with chase speed

Postby melcu » 06 Mar 2006, 11:07

I have pearl 2000 with 2004 soft. And the problem is when I TAP a speed for chase it will be much faster than it should be. I. e. when I tap the speed is 0,4 sec but really it is about 0,6.
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Postby dosx » 06 Mar 2006, 16:15

We have the same problem, also on a pearl 2000 running 2004 software.

Been meaning to mention it on here for ages :roll:
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Postby iadwm » 06 Mar 2006, 21:42

I don't use the TAP button, so I've not really noticed this before...

The post caught my curiosity so I got out a metronome, set it to 100BPM which in a 4/4 time signature each beat will last 600ms. Tapping in sync to each beat and the chase runs at 400ms/step. WHAT?
I could make it run in time to my metronome by manually slowing the chase down, guess what it read when in time...600ms

The only time a step should last 400ms at 100BPM is with a time signature of 6/4...so...it must be something to do with how The Pearl is counting between each button press. I thought this was covered in a previous thread, but I couldn't find it.

This explains why only certain BPM's are allowed
http://www.avolitesshop.co.uk/phpBB3/vi ... .php?t=434

but that isn't what the OP's question was about.

Now I'm confused!

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Postby niclights » 07 Mar 2006, 02:32

I also never use the tap function, but certainly sounds like a simple timing error. With so many functions some things end up being missed or not tested fully. Now that it has been reported I would imagine this will be easy to fix.
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Postby iadwm » 07 Mar 2006, 18:43

niclights wrote:... easy to fix.


Unless, it's a to do with maxed out keyboard scanning and/or overworked CPU. I hope it's fixable, seems a bit daft to offer Tap tempo entry, when it's too inaccurate to use.

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Postby nrdark92 » 07 Mar 2006, 23:15

PRL1839 Sat just across the road from the venue DOSX and I work at suffers from the same problem. Nice to finally know it's the desk and not my fingers at fault :D
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Postby (iCe) » 08 Mar 2006, 18:19

I've noticed it too, and I've been meaning to mention it here too! I use the tap function quite often and it would be usefull if it would work as expected :)
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Problems with chase speeds

Postby pscandrett » 03 Apr 2006, 18:27

Hi - for what it's worth, I noticed this and posted a thread about it on the Blue Room here: http://www.blue-room.org.uk/index.php?showtopic=12924 finding that others had the same problem. Glad to hear it's been flagged up!

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Postby Olie » 04 Apr 2006, 09:34

This will be fixed in the next version of software.
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Postby Mystic » 04 Apr 2006, 10:18

thanks ollie for the ack of the bug... may i ask when ? :)
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Postby Olie » 05 Apr 2006, 09:26

You may :)
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Postby niclights » 05 Apr 2006, 13:57

ROFL
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Postby iadwm » 05 Apr 2006, 15:34

Olie - he funny!
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Postby CoenCo » 07 Apr 2006, 00:26

If he may, then I will!!!

When??
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Postby iadwm » 07 Apr 2006, 00:49

CoenCo wrote:If he may, then I will!!!


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