Amaze0 Calibration

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  1. js5255

    js5255 Member

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    Anyone know how to calibrate the Amaze0? My tap tempo isn't syncing up and I've heard you might need to calibrate if you have an older ARDX20. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
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    This was sent to me by Mike,,,,

    Quick info on calibration if needed:

    If the calibration on the controller box is not matching your delay, you can adjust it.

    Set the red side of the delay for several repeats, with high delay level to see if the delays are in synch.

    Use a metronome, or a song with a steady beat to calibrate it against.
    Something in the 300mS range is best.

    If you have a metronome or something you can program, that makes it easier and more accurate. If you set a metronome to 120BPS that is 500mS. You can set the delay in MANUAL mode (preset 0) to 500mS and see if the delay needs to go faster or slower.

    Or you can use TAP TEMPO MODE and just tap along with a song to see if the
    delay needs to go faster or slower.

    To calibrate:

    1) Go to preset mode2 (hold down left button).
    2) Press right button to step to Program 0 (manual delay time mode)
    3) Go to Edit Mode (hold down right button)
    4) Basic setting is CVTUNE of 0 0[ 0] 0 (zero all three delay times).
    5) To change one of the three, move the right knob to select 300mS
    6) Use the left knob to change the value.
    7) to make the delay slower, edit the 300mS value and make it higher, +5 works well.
    8) To make the delay faster, make the 300mS value lower.
    9) 150mS and 450mS should be set to 0.
    10) After the value is set how you want it, tap the right switch to load it
    11) When all three values are how you want them, hold the right switch to get back out of edit mode.
    12) Check calibration again and start over if it still needs tweaking.
    Hope this helps!
     
  3. js5255

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    ok, so i tried that, but didn't have any luck. the delay is coming faster than my tap, I believe this is because my tap is producing an incorrect reading. for example, if i tap with a metronome at 120 bps (500ms) the Amaze0 is reading 350ms or so.
     
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    bump, thanks!
     
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    I'm not really familiar with the Amaze0 but is it possible you have your tap set for dotted 8th subdivisions? Dotted 8th delays at 120bpm would equal about a 375ms delay time...
     
  6. apoyando

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    Absolutely .. Make sure you are on the quarter note setting...
     
  7. js5255

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    yeah, i'm on quarter notes... its just not reading my tap correctly at all...
     
  8. analogmike

    analogmike Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry I was out all weekend.

    The calibration info above is correct, what do you have the calibration values set at now?

    There is no way it can be that far off if you are in the quarter note mode.

    Is it changing the delay times when you change the calibration?
     
  9. js5255

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    hey mike!

    i'm at work at the moment, i'll check it when i'm at lunch, but it really does seem like the tap tempo is just not reading correctly. i DO believe the delay time changed with the calibration, but it didn't change the fact that tapping at 120 bpm didn't read 500ms. it was much faster, like 350. i'm almost certain I was on quarter notes so I will check that at lunch and report back.

    thanks everybody!
     
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    ok, just got back from lunch. it is definitely set on quarter note. when i do the tap tempo it counts up to 4 i believe (just counting the taps), but it is definitely reading around 315ms for 120bpm. i guess it must be defective?
     
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    Cool, see if you can put in a bigger calibration value. Some of the older units needed quite a large value.
     
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    i've tried that Mike, and it does seem to make the delay longer, but it doesn't change the fact that when i tap, it doesn't read it correctly, which is something i wouldn't think would have anything to do with the ardx20... i can understand the delay not matching up and needing calibration, but the tap tempo is strictly an Amaze0 issue, no?
     
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    Interesting.

    Please ignore the display of delay time, try to calibrate it with the above info to a song on the radio or a metronome. Can you get it to match your tapping?
     
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    i will definitely try when i get back home from work. from my understanding you add to the 3 subsections (150, 300, 450), but the instructions say to leave 150 and 450 at 0. this is a tad confusing to me. do i only adjust the 300ms? if not, how do i know how to calibrate the others? do i look for a longer delay time and tweak it until it matches as well for the 450 and vice versa for the 150?
     
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    Try just adjusting 300 first. The others are for fine tuning long and short delay times but should not need to be used.
     
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    Ok, so I'm at my rig, I'm tapping 120 bpm and getting a reading of 335 ms. However, the pink light on the amaze0 is blinking in time with the tap/metronome. The delay is just way faster... about to test more... Thanks everybody!
     
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    Alright, so I just got done with a little testing. Calibration of the 300ms does make the delay slower, but even at its max (+9), it's still way too fast... Im stumped.
     
  18. analogmike

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    > The pink light on the amaze0 is blinking in time with the tap/metronome. The delay is just way faster...

    Sounds like it thinks it's in a different mode, like dotted eights.

    Please try to reset the software.

    Power it up up with both buttons held down.

    Also, are you using a stereo patch cord to connect it? Has it ever worked OK before?
     
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    Fixed! Thank you so much!!!
     

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