new Digitone user since 10/11/2018 (i also have A4mk1 en MDmk1). It came with the 1.10 update on it. The reason I post here is to ask if all other users encounter the same bugs or problems with Digitone?
I’m getting frustrated, annoyed, pissed off etc till the point I’m about to return this and ask my money back. I rather buy this wonderful synth after a year or two second hand then buying new again! It’s my last synth I will buy new because I’m sick of returning synths, I wanna make music! I really can’t understand why nowadays the early buyers payed 777euros for a ‘BETA’ digitone. This synth should never been released in such condition! After 8 or 9 months I thought I would get a top Elektron synth but NO it’s still full of bugs, almost unusable at certain points. I paid 649 euros and I’m still feeling ripped off! Why making promises on the box about overbridge if even after 9 months it still doesn’t work? I hope untill christmas for a decent update that also fixes the crackling, freezes, etc otherwise the machine is going back, I need my money back and will search for a 2nd hand Monomachine. Nowadays bringing products on the market with false advertisement, super buggy system, etc isn’t the way to attract new customers and certainly long time elektron users will lose faith in other new gear!
My buglist so far:
-clicking sound also with some preset sounds? Clicking digital envelopes? Sometimes suddenly random clicking on a sound, then suddenly normal
-on a track with soundlocks going to master fx sometimes only drive works, rest of fx doens’t do anything, can’t move parameters? Happened also that the fx work but not the normal way, they sound muffled, crappy, crackling reverb, like the machine is in some crashmodus?
-lfo’s suddenly doing nothing or not working properly?
-lfo modulation destinations going weird, knobbehaviour was like replaced with selection knob.
-If i’m on a page 2 trackvolume doesn’t work anymore?
-Switching to Arp with a nice sound sometimes big change in volume till it’s so quiet that it’s unusable (the machine did not work like that the first days) The arp is certainly a big problem doing weird things
-A few times some drumkit from the soundpool placed on a track I couldn’t set different parameterlocks anymore only the trig condition worked???
-Trig condition is dodgy, not fine tuned at all, 50% not always on off, 33% sometimes 4 bars hearable, then almost 6 or more bars nothing?
-Encountered purple led on SYN, what does that mean? Logical led problem?
-When having weird behaviour the machine sometimes get hot, it was always feeling like cold metal when in use also after a few hours.
-Why does this machine have audio in but you can only use masterfx?
-No songmode? weird?
-Why does every Elektron sequener needs to be a little different? I’m getting old and everybody knows when using elektron gear it’s a steep learning curve. If you don’t play on your machine for some time you loose your feeling with it, you forget things you knew.
Most of the problems, bugs, etc but absolutely not all can be fixed after 30 sec off/on, but then they always return so I need to power cycle the machine multiple times every time I’m using it! Pffff, I wanna enjoy this machine but NO. I’m a bit scared to use it in a live situation! I’m pissed off it doesn’t work how it’s suppose to be, etc. I wanted to use Digitone for CCing some 303 parameters but saw in the forum crash and freeze, so I’m not gonna try it! I don’t want this DSP boot failure thing I heard of on top of all the other bugs.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FIX THE MACHINE ASAP!!!
Mod Edit : hyperbolic clickbait title amended