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  • in reply to: crazy config idea #2678

    Great Idea Rachel !
    hopefully Gabriel will be back soon to comment

    in reply to: usb update usb com ports #2646

    As far as I can remember ,not having my octopus beside me,you can check
    which com port by going to ‘device manager’ .Control Panel-System-Device
    Manager ,after connecting the octopus and clicking the ‘View’ tab,then ‘Devices by connection’,scrolling through the tree and opening the various usb tags,your com port is probably 7. This is explained in the pdf for the driver instillation.
    Sounds like maybe reinstall the driver.

    in reply to: Octopus midi clock drift #2360

    I think for sure Cubase doesn’t help.If you notice on 1.60 incoming midi clock
    ….(cubase does not accept midi clock as a stable enough input signal)….
    makes the outer circle BPM lights flicker 2 or 3 bpm either side of the set
    tempo being sent from Cubase,through my edirol FA101 anyway.

    in reply to: Octopus dead after upgrade attempt #2622

    Hi IX,I would beware the update process.

    My machine is now officialy dead,no response at all,even the boot loader seems to have gone.All I get via hyperterm is a small ‘x_’

    The USB update process seemed to work,up untill the octopus closed the connection after having accepted the new .elf file.It then sent out some info to the screen, but not at all what is written in the update manual.
    Specificaly it wrote only the first few expected characters, and then stopped with a horizontal flashing cursor.Not the ‘Octopus vertical cursor ‘I had hoped for.

    At one point I did a fis list and got a perfect match to the manual but did not write it to memory as I had not yet done the previous command,and the manual emphasizes the importance of exactly following the steps.

    Bloddy digital tech and manuals written by techies.Sorry Gabriel.

    I retried the elf transmission process and at some point it just died when I pushed the reset button.

    I should emphasize that my machine is not earthed.
    And that the reset button had been a source of problems before for me.
    I therefore never used it,except for updates.
    I maybe alone with this problem.

    Furthermore,the update manual does not explain hyperterm much so that can cause confusion for non tech people like me.

    Funny,one reason for buying Octopus was to get out of the computer.

    I now fly away for 6 months to stay warm,the Octopus is boxed and waiting to be returned to Genoqs when I come back in April.

    Sorry Sorry tale.

    in reply to: Octopus dead after upgrade attempt #2609

    Hi LTD, I’m on Windows XP,but have many services turned off,as its a non=net music PC,do some need to be on ?

    also I seem to remember the PDF presumes the machine is responsive no?
    and I am scared by the warnings of ‘inoperable machine’ …..even though I have one !

    also I am using a free floating power system,ie no earth.So I have seen this behavior before,but this time it seems to be a code problen not a power problem.


    unfortunatley I use internet cafe’s and will be off line for a few days so will probably wait for more input


    in reply to: Octopus dead after upgrade attempt #2596

    I just made the mistake of trying to update from 1.60.32 to 1.62 without reading the forum. OOOPS Dead Machine . Did anyone resolve this by sysex alone,as I am not keen to delve into Hex programing.

    in reply to: bar counter #2382

    I second that request,would help a lot to know where I am.

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