Expanding memory timefactor

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    • #115512
      analog orange
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      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?

    • #152707
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

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

       

    • #152708
      analog orange
      Member

      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.

    • #152709
      analog orange
      Member

      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…

    • #152712
      analog orange
      Member

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

    • #152713
      nickrose
      Moderator
      Eventide Staff

      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.

       

    • #152714
      analog orange
      Member

      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.

    • #152812
      camn
      Participant

      you guys should send him some old broken one and see if he can manage it. 

      Cuz that would be sick.

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