Heavy slow downs with Earthsea


#1

Hi

i am fighting with heavy slowdowns with earthsea. (> 3 Seconds)
I know the problem but i thought it was fixed with ver1.7 .
When i received earthsea 2 month ago I had also the issue, but after re-flash ver. 1.7 and swapping the order of MP and ES the problem was apparently solved since today.

I don’t know whats happened, but after a little bit playing with Teletype and ES the problem appears.

My Setup is: SWITCH=>ES=>MP=>TELETYPE=WALK

Just an idea, but the only change is, in the past i started teletype with no scenes. Now, the problem appears after loading a stored scene,.

Any ideas? To be honest, with this problem ES is just useless because i have to restart the whole system

Marcus


#2

does it slow down when not connected to the II cable? what case and power supply are you using?


#3

The main power supply is an Mean Well RT-50B. For the grid I use an normal wall wart supply 1A/12V (with Monome Switch)

after some issues at the beginning I never observed the wrong behaviour with the cable. But it I cannot confirm because I run this setup (with connection) the last 2 month without any issue.


#4

Is it possible to implement an Restart Command into Teleteype (eg. II ES.Restart)? Turning On/Off the whole modular System is very annoying, especially in live situations?

Or is it another way to stabilize Earthsea?
I cannot imagine that I am the only user with this kind of problems, any good advices.

Marcus


#5

@tehn: It is definitely independent from the connection to Teletype. I disconnect the cable and after a couple of minutes (~1-2) without playing, it runs into the issue. :scream:

it was completely frozen and it needs a longer phase of power down (10sec) to heal it. Several short off/on cycles did not help.

Marcus


#6

again, only a couple people have had this problem. one was fixed by replacing the unit, the other was completely nebulous and seemingly case/power related and replacements didn’t fix the issue. i’ve never myself been able to replicate the issue. e-mail info@monome.org and we’ll do a replacement, see if that fixes it.

just to confirm, this issue showed up after 2 months of normal working functionality?


#7

The problem exists from day one. But after re-flashing the Firmware is was not reproducible anymore. Yesterday I started do play a little bit with TT and ES, but only the connection from ES -Pos. to TT-In. And since then i got heavy problems. I don’t use any II Commands.

Btw: I checked all available Firmware today and with all it run into the slowdown. II Communication is not connected.
Just a feeling, but i think the problem is faster reproducible if i connect ES.Pos to TT.In.

Marcus


#8

I am not sure if this is the heavy slow down issue but when I clock my earthsea from teletype every now and then it misses a step and occasionally it gets totally out of the step. After a short time it regains its composure.

Sounds like this - in the beginning you hear it stumbling around and then getting back in step. I did not touch anything, just hit record when it occurred.

I just updated to 1.8, teletype is 1.11. It’s just a two line script clocking the ES on a tripper from MP into the TT an giving a pulse as a reference signal that is running on while ES is stumbling - did this to make sure that it is not the TT. It is the first time I am using a II script. They are all sitting in a ⅔ filled make noise shared system case with make noise power.

Don’t know if it related but when I tried out the help screen function, one LED in the lowest row was not to switch of again unless I powered down the whole case.


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#9

have you flashed the newest ES firmware? many fixes were made.


#10

The newest firmware is 1.8, isn’t it? I just did the upgrade and I am vaguely under the impression that it got a little better but the above example is recorded shortly after doing the upgrade (when I just was thinking “ah, now it’s good”).

There is a short latency too while playing it freely - short as in you can play it but notice that the sound is a bit off compared to the grid lights.


#11

got it. thanks for checking.

the remote control needs some investigation-- perhaps the ES update had a negative side effect to this feature.


#12

Thank you, Would be great if this could be solved somehow.:slight_smile:


#13

I am wondering if anyone is experiencing this too - maybe I am doing something wrong or there is a problem in my case setup?