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May 18, 2009 at 5:35 am #106227
With FS3X in play mode:
Boot the unit.
Tap Tempo works fine
Select Loop mode
Rec, Play Stop work fine
Change to another mode
Tap Tempo is locked up
Cycle button 3 twice (long presses) to recover Tap tempo Function
or cycle the power.
Can someone else confirm this?
May 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm #118615afullertonParticipant
Usually when there's a problem like this, it's solved in this way:
Hold down the encoder knob and the tap switch. Turn the encoder until it says "aux sw". Then press the encoder again. Turn the encoder and make sure that tap is not assigned to more than one parameter. ESPECIALLY where you can assign FS1, FS2, or FS3 (these are the very last parameters under "aux sw"). You can assign your aux switches to FS1, FS2, and FS3. But you shouldn't have it assigned anywhere else. And, if you want your switches assigned somewhere besides FS1, FS2, or FS3, you shouldn't have anything assigned to FS1, FS2, or FS3. I had the same problem because I had the switches assigned in two places. It's easy to miss assigning FS1, FS2, and FS3 because they are at the very end.
I hope this is helpful.
May 18, 2009 at 3:57 pm #118616
I've been very careful to make sure about double assignments.
FS assignments are FS1<Tip, FS2<Rng, FS3<T+R.
No other assignments exist.
Global Tempo is Off
The Didgitech FS3X is indeed connected with a TRS cable. The Timefactor is in Bank Mode which puts the FS3X in control of Play functions (that may have been confusing in my first post).
It all works fine with the exception that the identity of FS3 does not get refreshed properly when leaving loop mode.
I have a DigiDelay patch that was saved at 86bpm.
I select that patch and tap a tempo of 128bpm
Now, I select the loop patch and everything is fine.
I return to the DigiDelay patch. Pressing FS3 causes the display to report 86bpm (yes, understood), but no matter how many times I press it, I can't change that value. It seems the unit does know it should be back in tap function on FS3 but can't find the routine to calculate and reset the tempo.
In order to refresh the FS3 function, I have to cycle the unit from Bank mode to Play mode and back to Bank mode.Then it all works again.
It really seems like a line of code gets missed on returning from the loop function.
[ed] PS: The same scenario ensues whether you select patches by bank switching, or with just the encoder.
May 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm #129733drooneyMember
We confirmed your findings and this is a bug. We have reported this to the engineers and we hope to have this resolved in a future software release. I cannot confirm when, but hopefully in the near future.
Actually to clarify this a bit further, we have just the Digitech FS300 not the FS3X, so the issue is not inherent to the aux switch but within the software itself.
Thank you for reporting this!
May 18, 2009 at 7:41 pm #129734
I hope all is well for you and thanks again for your help on the 'pot'.
Up and running again and all is well.
I'm glad we have this issue nailed down. It was confusing the hell out me until I finally took the time to sort out the symptoms. I'm betting it will be a simple fix.
Ha Ha! I see you still have that 'Kevin' on the brain.
May 18, 2009 at 8:03 pm #129735drooneyMember
Ha, ha sorry about that Keith. I had a late night for a school night and the brain is mixing up letters today
Glad all is well with the replacement "pot" too. Yes you are correct in stating that the only way to clear out the issue about not being able to tap in a new tempo to any preset immediately after having used looper, is to go to Play mode then back to Bank mode.
March 25, 2010 at 1:09 pm #131369ElectricfiddleMember
I just received my Timefactor in the mail… Is there still a problem or bug when using the Digitech FS3X Footswich? I have the latest software. I was about to pick up one. Thanks
March 25, 2010 at 2:30 pm #131370
Fixed in the 2.4.1 beta and 2.4.2 updates. It's great now.
March 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm #131371ElectricfiddleMember
Is 2.4.2 the latest update? or is it the .1 beta? Thanks
March 25, 2010 at 3:13 pm #131373
2.4.2 -a little confusing on the page at first, but they do have the math right. Just get the updater up and running and choose the 2.4.2 from the list. Don't forget to back up your presets first!
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