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RE: vortex woes

Dear Sean,

I have been able to duplicate this.  I am making our product management
people aware of this.  I doubt that there will be any action on this.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything
that I can do for you.

Best regards,

Greg Hogan
Lexicon Customer Service
Phone +781-280-0372
FAX +781-280-0499

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> From:         buzzard@world.std.com[SMTP:buzzard@world.std.com]
> Reply To:     Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com
> Sent:         Monday, February 02, 1998 5:35 PM
> To:   GHogan@lexicon.com
> Subject:      vortex woes
> This is not the loop email you're looking for.
> Move along.
> Greg Hogan wrote:
> >It seems like your machine is confused.  Try resetting it as
> >follows:Warning! This will erase user registers and replace them with
> >the presets.
> Thanks, Greg.  It was worth a shot.  Actually,
> before I did this, I did a little further investigation
> than before, and found that things were not as
> bad as I had thought.  Whereas I had thought
> that all A->B copies were bad (based on 2 out
> of 2 samples), further investigation showed
> that it seems to be limited to certain patches.
> Resetting it did not, however, fix the problem.
> If someone else with a Vortex wants to check if
> this is a general Vortex bug, not specific to
> my machine, that would be cool.  (Either one
> seems plausible at the moment.)
> The most consistent behavior is as follows:
>   Turn the volume down on whatever the Vortex is feeding
>   Copy PRESET 14A to register 14B (you'll destroy your
>      14B... you could try a different register of course,
>      but it _seems_ like it has to be to a B register)
>   Turn the knob away and back to 14 (leaving B selected).
> At least nine times out of ten that produces
> continuous high-volume noise (self-oscillation?)
> on my Vortex.
> Sean Barrett