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Question for C2 owners, favor?

Postby anotherscott » 11 Feb 2021, 15:50

I am curious about the fast vs. slow drawbar option on the C2 (option 12 in the system menu), which I'd alluded to in another thread about using these boards as MIDI controllers. I was wondering whether anyone might be able to post a video of the behavior of these drawbuttons in fast vs. slow settings... i.e., for each of the two settings, starting with a drawbar completely "in," (a) a "solid press" of the pull-it-out button to see how long it takes to go from 0-to-all LEDs in each of the two modes, and (b) a series of quick "taps" on that button, maybe a second apart, to see how much the LED "moves" for each tap in each of the two modes (and how many taps it takes to go from all-in to all-out). Thanks to anyone willing to help!
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Re: Question for C2 owners, favor?

Postby Hlaalu » 11 Feb 2021, 17:59

It says "for owners", but I'm afraid there aren't that many, so in the meantime I hope you won't mind if I post what I found online.

If you look at 5:20 of this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua2gIcoltCs and at 2:53 of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRLIxuaE_44

there SEEMS to be a difference in that in the first video the drawleds respond instantaneously (as it is in the NS3 for example), whereas, in the second video, despite poor image quality, it seems that a bit of delay is there after the button has been pressed. The led moves once, then pause for a split second, then moves again -- pretty much like a PC word processor cursor.

I am not sure this is what the setting you mention is intented to work as, but again there *seems* to be a difference from what can be seen -- not much admittedly. Let's hope for someone who actually owns the C2 to jump in.

By the way I wasn't aware such feature existed in the past models and it would be cool to have it available for current models too. Not going to happen probably, but...
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Re: Question for C2 owners, favor?

Postby anotherscott » 11 Feb 2021, 20:11

My guess is that first video has the drawbuttons on slow mode, and the second video--which shows very fast motion after that initial delay--is the fast mode. The C1 has just one mode, which is similar if not identical to that first video's slow mode, but it's hard to tell exactly. With a more extensive video, I'd hope to be able to tell whether it's the same, or whether the C2's slow mode may be a bit slower than the C1. (It definitely does not look faster, and it probably would not make sense for them to have made it faster if they were specifically adding a fast mode anyway.)

The Electro 3 also had the fast/slow mode, and I actually felt neither was really satisfactory. I'm finding the C1's single speed to actually be more usable, but I don't know if it's actually better (i.e. if it has a faster version of the E3's slow mode), or if I've just better adjusted to it.

If the C2 slow mode is in fact the same as the C1's only mode, I'd be happy with it; if the C2's slow mode is slower than the C1's only mode, I'd prefer the operation of the C1. Since 90% of my usage is as a controller, while I assume I might prefer the C2's sound for the other 10% of the time, I would want to stick with the C1 if it felt more satisfactory to me when operating as a controller (which is why this came up in the first place, in the other thread).
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Re: Question for C2 owners, favor?

Postby Hlaalu » 21 Feb 2021, 09:29

anotherscott wrote:My guess is that first video has the drawbuttons on slow mode, and the second video--which shows very fast motion after that initial delay--is the fast mode.


It's interesting because I would have guessed the opposite, namely that they "delayed" onset is what differentiate them, in that the mode without delay is the fast and the one with delay is the slow. But as you say there aren't enough elements to make any conclusion, and the videos themselves don't give a clear picture of the situation either.

What I also find curious is why this slow/fast option was present back in the Electro 3 days but not for example in the Stage 3. Not that I find the operation of the drawleds of the Stage 3 too slow or too fast, but I would have thought that it's a nice option to have, sicne they already implemented it once.
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