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analog orange
Joined: Jun 19 2015
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Expanding memory timefactor

September 11, 2019 - 05:15 pm

Has anyone ever attempted to add more memory to the Timefactor? I know that doing so would/could potentially affect how and if it can properly operate depending on how the firmware is coded. I only care about this in relationship to the looper. The Timefactor can do some things other loopers can’t, it’s just held back by its low memory. I saw a post where an Eventide employee claimed that it was possible but would make the unit too expensive. So I have hope this can be done. I don’t believe the memory is socketed so that sucks. Anybody want to weigh in?

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nickrose
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September 11, 2019 - 06:10 pm

Sorry - it's not possible. The CPU does not have enough address lines to handle more ram, and the costs go up significantly.

 

analog orange
Joined: Jun 19 2015
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September 11, 2019 - 06:22 pm

Hmm. How much ram is in a Timefactor? And is the cpu 16 bit or something? That’s not the limiting factor I anticipated. Or understand. Are you an engineer with Eventide? I can’t see anything about your qualifications on my mobile. My apologies if this comes off as rude.

analog orange
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September 11, 2019 - 08:34 pm

Just saw your name. Thank you for answering my question Mr Rose! I won’t even bother opening the case. I guess I’ll be checking out the Rose pedal...

analog orange
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September 12, 2019 - 10:08 pm

Last question. Could the cpu be upgraded (think jx3p etc) ? I’m willing to go down the rabbit hole.

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September 12, 2019 - 10:22 pm

Alas, it is a (near) ten year old product - you can't just change the CPU.

Presumably at some point we will redesign it, but this would be a total change, not an upgrade.

 

analog orange
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September 13, 2019 - 12:10 pm

Well I really appreciate the info. The ability to move the start and end time of the loop and move parameters around while
Recording is nothing short of inspiring. Hoping future loopers have at least the same level of graphical feedback. There’s plenty of phrase one man band samplers. Yours is a blank canvas. Not many of those around.