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DaiF
Joined: Jun 5 2014
Posts: 7

Timefactor goes nuts!

August 10, 2019 - 06:45 pm

Anyone else got a Timefactor that seems to be working just fine then without warning unleashes a deafening noise akin to an air-raid siren in an avalanche and which can only be stopped by pulling the power? I've had to stop using mine on account of my nerves (and ears).

 

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nickrose
Joined: Jan 17 2008
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August 11, 2019 - 08:13 am

This sounds like feedback. It could be one of the following:

1) Incorrect wiring causing a feedback loop. Does it stop if you disconnect the input jacks ?

2) Feedback setting in preset too high. Does it happen on all presets ?

3) Hardware fault. Less likely.

 

DaiF
Joined: Jun 5 2014
Posts: 7
August 11, 2019 - 08:45 am

Thanks for the message. It's happened a few times in the past but there seems to be no common thread to each occurance. It's happened in both play and preset modes for example. Most recently it happened when I switched from digital to vintage delay type (it was fine in digital mode and I wasn't even playing when I switched modes). I can't really try the input jack as you suggested as I don't know if or when the issue will occur again which makes the unit pretty much unusable with any confidence. Also I really don't want to risk damaging my amp/speaker.

DaiF
Joined: Jun 5 2014
Posts: 7
August 14, 2019 - 05:53 pm

...it's like going it's into self oscillation caued by the turning of controls other than the feedback control. The presets I use are all factory. 

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nickrose
Joined: Jan 17 2008
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August 14, 2019 - 08:56 pm

If you think the unit is faulty - support@eventide.com.

My guess is that you have some kind of feedback loop in your setup.

Try guitar>-H9->amp. If this is fine, the problem may be in your installation.

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DaiF
Joined: Jun 5 2014
Posts: 7
August 15, 2019 - 08:06 am

Thanks. Still can't figure out why the Timefactor works fine for some time before the issue recurrs out of the blue. If my connections were the cause wouldn't the problem always be there? Also I've used other dalays in the same way (amp send to input A, output A to amp return) with no problem. I appreciate your reply though.