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MusicMadness 10-07-2018 12:03 PM

Command8 faders
 
Hi guys, I have a feeling that my faders are working louder than they suppose to. I bought this unit used and it's my first hardware controller ever and so initially I wasn't sure how loud should they work but comparing to some youtube videos I they actually are, especially in initial phase of movement. Besides, pressing Opt/Alt + touch affects setting channel level to +0.2 instead of 0. It's. not a big difference but I wonder is there anything I can do with it?

albee1952 10-07-2018 07:24 PM

Re: Command8 faders
 
Run the fader calibration routine? Google the web for a manual to explain how to do this. If you have automation that jumps up/down a lot, it could be normal mechanical noise:o

MusicMadness 10-07-2018 07:58 PM

Re: Command8 faders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by albee1952 (Post 2502098)
Run the fader calibration routine? Google the web for a manual to explain how to do this. If you have automation that jumps up/down a lot, it could be normal mechanical noise:o

Ok, here's what fader test shows:

Lower position:
Fader 1: T=141; 0
Fader 2: T=144; 0
Fader 3: T=142; 0
Fader 4: T=141; 0
Fader 5: T=140; 0
Fader 6: T=142; 0
Fader 7: T=142; 0
Fader 8: T=142; 0

Middle position:
Fader 1: T=142; 509
Fader 2: T=144; 508/509
Fader 3: T=142; 509
Fader 4: T=142; 507/508
Fader 5: T=141; 510/511
Fader 6: T=143; 509/510
Fader 7: T=142; 509/510
Fader 8: T=142; 509/510

Upper position:
Fader 1: T=142; 1023
Fader 2: T=144; 1023
Fader 3: T=142; 1023
Fader 4: T=142; 1023
Fader 5: T=141; 1023
Fader 6: T=142; 1023
Fader 7: T=142; 1023
Fader 8: T=142; 1023

As I understand values 0-1023 represent fader's position but what is T parameter?

Neil H 10-08-2018 07:08 AM

Re: Command8 faders
 
If you go so far as deciding to clean them I've made some video guides that you may find useful.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...7W48NrFPQyMU5q

MusicMadness 10-10-2018 07:09 AM

Re: Command8 faders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil H (Post 2502126)
If you go so far as deciding to clean them I've made some video guides that you may find useful.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...7W48NrFPQyMU5q

Many thanks, Neil. That might help

MusicMadness 10-19-2018 05:22 AM

Re: Command8 faders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil H (Post 2502126)
If you go so far as deciding to clean them I've made some video guides that you may find useful.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...7W48NrFPQyMU5q

Unfortunately, looks like it's more like software issue rather than mechanic. I cleaned 4 faders and still all 8 behave the same way as before. Any other ideas please?

YYR123 10-19-2018 09:37 AM

Command8 faders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MusicMadness (Post 2502070)
Hi guys, I have a feeling that my faders are working louder than they suppose to. I bought this unit used and it's my first hardware controller ever and so initially I wasn't sure how loud should they work but comparing to some youtube videos I they actually are, especially in initial phase of movement. Besides, pressing Opt/Alt + touch affects setting channel level to +0.2 instead of 0. It's. not a big difference but I wonder is there anything I can do with it?



When I got my C|8 I was surprised how loud the faders were when they moved too.

Nothing was wrong but when I made steep cuts to automation they do slam around quite a bit

My Icon does the same thing but not quite as loud - I think avid should put some kind of soft stop mechanism for faders so that these types of sounds are minimized.

Neil H 10-22-2018 07:55 AM

Re: Command8 faders
 
post a video of whats actually happening.

MusicMadness 10-24-2018 01:01 PM

Re: Command8 faders
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Neil H (Post 2503441)
post a video of whats actually happening.

no problem!

https://youtu.be/58Zbaef-otM

Neil H 10-25-2018 03:05 AM

Re: Command8 faders
 
Yeah looks like a software issue to me, if you've done the calibration routine and its still the same i doubt there will be much more you can do.


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