Mannequins W/ (with)


#1051

A few days in, and I have encountered some of the same stuff that’s been mentioned upthread:

  1. Crashes on (attempting to) change tapes.
    a. One tape appeared to already be full of noise I couldn’t record over (?)

  2. Material I didn’t record suddenly blaring out after I hit play and then left the room (woooo was it loud…sent me running back in!)

  3. Occasionally getting stuck in a short loop that i may or may not have user-errored my way into

Still loving it. Having a little difficulty moving/deleting cues, but have gotten both to work on occasion.

While I am still in a somewhat confused state, decided to go full force with it and ordered a teletype :rofl:… guess I know how I’ll be spending the summer!


#1052

I have no idea what I’m doing.


#1053

My probs with w/ seem to have gotten a lot worse the more material I have on the ‘tape’.

Rebooting starts me at the begining of the tape, and just forwarding and/or jumping cues though 30+ mins to a clean spot seems to be enough to bug it out. I record some audio, but afterwards, I can’t play it back or hear anything from the tape most of the time.

Currently I just don’t (can’t) use it. Since I was able to use it for quite a while and record some super cool stuff, i’m reasonably confident its not user error, but its hard to tell.

Waiting patiently, but eager to get back at it! — just wanted to update my status here. :slight_smile:


#1054

Yeah, I’m in the same boat, and I’m noticing similar behavior now that I’ve gotten a couple of hours worth of recordings on a single tape. Haven’t tried switching to another tape yet, fwiw.

Much as I love this thing, it’s kinda been put on hold over the last week. Looking forward to getting back to it soon, though!


#1055

Part of why I welcome finding out what the command to erase the tape is… :slight_smile:


#1056

Cross post from Latest Tracks thread. I am using the looping delay set up that someone described above. (forgotten who but thanks a lot, its been wonderfully helpful)


#1057

Well i’ve totally bricked mine again. Just recording on a new piece of tape its started crazy clipping. Then just became un-responsive. After re-boot no light nothing working. Second time this happened to me last time i managed to get back into the izzy sequence and it got he module going for me again… Not working this time. Dont know what else to do. I love this module and the concept but im seriously considering trying to send this back to the shop.

I know others are getting crazy bugs anyone else had this?

*Edit weird, i managed to get back into the tutorial again but at the end it goes dead.


#1059

Well…there’s the workflow for clearing tapes a lot of people have been waiting for :slight_smile: I wonder if that clears all of them at once, though.


#1060

Waiting for mine to arrive - stuck in customs…but would it be possible to copy the removable flash card before using w/ to have a recoverable initial state with clean tapes to return to if some of the issues discussed in this thread occur? I know this isn’t an ideal solution…but it would provide a workaround while waiting for any firmware updates.


#1062

Why do you specify a full disk image?


#1064

Holy shit this did the trick!!! Thanks a million for telling me this i was just about to ship this back to Cymru beats!


#1065

Fair enough, however I don’t think there are any hidden files. Just a single monster binary file that takes up very close to the entire SD card.


#1067

Is this procedure different from the one explained earlier that will just get you back to the Izzy tutorial? Hopefully this is not the only method for clearing a tape and cue points?

They should really think about implementing a easy way to clear an entire tape and all cue points, plus a way to immediately jump to the beginning of a tape so the user has some awareness of where they are on the “tape”.


#1068

Thanks for the answers.

Here’s a harder one to answer - can someone explain why VAT on imported goods to the UK is charged against the value of the item as well as the postage. I can see no value that has been added to w/ by its delivery to me; the value was added to the delivery process not the thing delivered…feel very stupid that I didn’t order from a UK supplier now as I’ve just paid a heavy mark up…but at least it’s on the way.


#1069

In the same boat. Had no idea uk stores would have them on launch so I ordered direct. Learned my lesson to check. No idea why Vat is added to postage, seems wrong. Mine’s only just arrived in customs.


#1070

A safe way to try this would be to copy a full disk image onto another SD card, so you aren’t modifying the original. If it’s successful, you should now have two cards you can swap between.


#1071

Exactly. I have a bit of case reorg to do this weekend in advance of a gig. I may take the time to try this.


#1072

I see no reason why using something like dd (linux or mac) wouldn’t work. I will try today.


#1073

Thank you for sharing this. Finally cleaned up my glitchy tapes!


#1074

So does it just erase current or all tapes? I was still using my first tape when I did it