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Firmware - Expanding and updating / Re: Firmware - song programming modes
« Last post by insektgod on September 19, 2017, 06:38:08 PM »
Congratulations on finishing the final shipping of the Kickstarter units. Can't wait to try out the new firmware. Already experimenting with the Gecho and various other devices. so far Gecho, BASTL MicroGranny, and Korg Monotron Delay is my favorite combo... using the Line In method... since the mics are very hot and feedback prone if you're using any kind of amplifier and speaker setup, (The mics are super awesome for Headphone zone outs and recording... especially with the very convenient dual headphone outputs.)

Anyone wanting to use the Gecho in a Live amplified setting will likely already know that you need watch the volume levels. Having the Gecho memorize the last settings for mic levels, volume, input source and such, will be a major help. Then again some of us might be just as happy setting them each time a channel is launched.

I'd love to see a Low Pass Filter for the line in/mics with proximity control for cut off and resonance, coupled with proximity control of delay time and feedback. Even just adding a selection for line/mic input into the Noise and Filter Channels 21-24 would be really cool.
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General Discussion / Re: Case glued
« Last post by mario on September 19, 2017, 12:06:32 PM »
By the way if the sliding door is stuck similar way, there is a trick to opening it. First, try to push it further in, there is always a half millimetre of space to go. You may hear a cracking sound - this will unblock it, then it should be much easier to slide it open normal way.
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General Discussion / Re: Case glued
« Last post by mario on September 07, 2017, 02:36:12 PM »
Hi Gary, sorry to hear this! I should have placed the cling foil between lid and the rest too... Hope it is not too bad, and that you can fix it or find someone who can help. It's just an alcohol-based varnish, no lacquer, should be easy.

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General Discussion / Re: Case glued
« Last post by Gary Hall on September 07, 2017, 07:41:09 AM »
Same issue here. I got it open, but there was a little bit of damage to the finish.
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Firmware - Expanding and updating / Re: Firmware - song programming modes
« Last post by mario on September 06, 2017, 10:53:49 AM »
Welcome to the forum! :) Yes the firmware in the first batch of units (v0.192/0.193) has a few known bugs, which I hope to get fixed soon after everything is shipped (already started working on it).

Looks like you have a board with serial number < 270 as you can somewhat run these programming modes? In later version they were disabled altogether (as they may cause harm to your ears due to a noise or clicking emitted occasionally). The whole related code must be refactored a lot, and this would have delayed shipping unnecessarily so left it for later.

Also things like persisting of generated/programmed songs in memory (even during power off, as long as batteries are not removed), and persisting of your settings (volumes, delay parameters etc.) will be in the next update. It is hard to give an ETA at the moment but probably in early October (and perhaps sooner if you can flash the binary "manually" from the command line, before I have chance to update the GUI app to do it).
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Firmware - Expanding and updating / Firmware - song programming modes
« Last post by preposteros on September 06, 2017, 03:45:57 AM »
Enjoying the Gecho but awaiting an update for the song writing modes... can't seem to get the captured chord sequence to start once entry is complete. Looks like these modes are still work-in-progress, any ETA for an update? Thanks and cheers!
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Software (PC and Mobile Apps) / PC Drivers
« Last post by mario on August 26, 2017, 09:32:01 AM »
In order for the Windows Gecho App to run, you may need to install drivers for the CH340G chip (the USB to Serial converter located on the board).

You can download it from our website - v3.3 zip archive / v3.4 zip archive or from the official website - v3.4 zip archive / v3.4 executable

(this "Chinese website" is the chip manufacturer's own website so it should be safe)

How to install - I haven't verified this tutorial but it looks good.

Gecho App in its current version (v041 beta) will try to auto-detect the board but without necessary drivers it will hang. Also, make sure the board is connected and detected by the system as a USB device - the orange USB LED should blink in a pattern of 3x2 blinks shortly after plugged in.

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General Discussion / Re: Samples, can we change or control them ?
« Last post by mario on August 24, 2017, 12:16:31 AM »
Well those samples are stored in FLASH memory, in theory it is possible to rewrite them from inside of the application but it is quite cumbersome (because how the memory is organized into segments of 128kBytes which are the smallest erasable region).

I was thinking along the lines of utilizing portion of RAM as temporary storage, the space is quite limited there but would be enough for a full second or two, then some cool tricks could be done with this data. What exactly do you mean by "oscillators" - is that some specific method of generating more complex sound from sampled fragments?

What I plan to attempt later is to implement a channel which samples short fragment, then does some transformations with it, controllable by sensors and buttons in usual way.
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General Discussion / Samples, can we change or control them ?
« Last post by voyes46 on August 23, 2017, 05:06:10 PM »
In channel 1 you can hear a water sample, and there are samples in the drum channels, is there a channel where we can record samples from microphone or pickup line, and then use them as oscillators?
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General Discussion / Re: Case glued
« Last post by mario on August 22, 2017, 08:50:34 PM »
Cool! It probably hasn't dried completely before I packed it. It has been rainy in Ireland recently so the air humidity does not help :)
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