I just took delivery of a brand new Super Gemini.
When I select a preset-patch on the unit, the “patch number button” lights solid, and the preset-patch plays normally. But within a second or two or three, the LED light on the patch number button (1 - 8) begins to flash (NOT as the result of me touching any controls), and the sound changes to what appears to be something other than the saved patch…as if some elements of the sound are changing to the manual position of various parameter controls…such as you would expect to happen when you put the synth into manual mode.
For example….a saved patch has Osc 2 on a saw waveform….and at first (while the patch LED light is solid) it plays a saw wave….but then the light starts blinking on its own…the audio changes to the noise waveform, which it just so happens the OSC 2 waveform knob is currently set-to. Of course, I have not changed the waveform to cause this to happen. It just does this on its own. Its as if the patch (while the LED is solid) recognizes the saved parameters of the patch, but then after a few seconds begins blinking, and switches itself to manual mode.
Similarly, once the LED light starts blinking (seemingly indicating that the saved patch has been edited…even though I never touched anything) the filter cut off changes to the last physical position of the cutoff slider……rather than the saved cutoff position in the patch.
I have tried reinstalling the latest OS, and reinstalled all of the factory patches and performances, and performed a global reset…all successfully…but it does not change this strange behavior. I also “jiggled” and repositioned each of the knobs, sliders, and buttons on the synth, to be sure there is not some physical control that is “sticking”….this did not change this behavior either.
Any suggestions? Or do I have a defective unit?
Do I have it right that when you select a patch, the patch button LED stays lit solid, UNITL you manually edit a parameter? Any reason you can think of that the patch light would start blinking on its own, with no manual user input? It does this on ALL patch locations, regardless of the patch memory.
It seems to happen on both layer A and B indiscriminately. I would say that more than 90% of the time, the patch LED light begins blinking on its own within a few seconds (with commensurate changes to various parameters, that seems to change to those parameters manual control positions).
I have reached out the UDO support…but was hoping for any feedback or guidance, as they are closed for New Years.