] [Thread Prev
odd edp problem
I have been having an odd problem with my echoplex where the sample dies
very gradually, being covered with an ever increasing digital
distortion/feedback sound. Yes, the feedback knob is all the way to the
It took quite a long time before I figured out the source of the problem.
Apparently, while making loops and sitting (turning, shifting) on my fuzzy
drum throne I generate quite a static charge between my ass and the seat.
Usually at some point in the recording process I stand up to change
effects, play turntables etc. and the static discharges, the echoplex
picks it up (even though its nearly inaudible through the phones). This
charge seems to be somehow messing with the simms. I tested my four simms
individually and they all act the same. I have all the gear running
grounded outlets, and the echoplex is only sitting next to a sampler, not
in a rack.
Has anyone else experienced a problem like this. Does anyone have any
solutions other than putting a plastic bag around my drum throne seat?
Harmonix Music Systems, INC.
617.491.6144 ext. 105