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RE: Vortex and Register/Preset Numbers not in sequence, etc

When I turn the preset nob starting from the physical 1 or 'reflection',
it shows:

01, 02, 03, 04, 08, 07, 07, 08, 08, 07, 14, 13, 13, 14, 14, 13

Hence, it skips 05, 06, 10, 11, 12, 15, and 16  (when I power down and
up, this is consistent)

When I use the power-up sequence below, the display says 'd' after step
2.  Turning the nob doesn's show OC, but pressing Reg/Preset does. Still
this doesn't clear the problem.

It doesn’t appear to be just a display problem either, because the three
07s are the same patch, rather than the same number assigned to a
different patch. This is very unfortunate.

I can't seem to get the Clear function to resolve the problem either.


-----Original Message-----
From: Travis Hartnett [mailto:tiktok@sprintmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2004 9:46 AM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Vortex and Register/Preset Numbers not I sequence, etc 

Yes, there's a way to reset the Vortex (according to Andy Butler, I've  
never tried it myself):

 > i) power up vortex while holding both 'A/B' and 'reg/preset'
 >ii) turn preset knob until OC appears.
 >iii) press reg/pre button.

Is the preset sequence you're seeing truly random, or is just  
non-linear but consistent?  If the latter, then it sounds like some of  
your registers have been "cleared", a Vortex feature which allowed you  
to select just your favorite patches and "skip" the others, since the  
Vortex didn't have MIDI patch access, so you have to step up or down in

sequence.  The reset should clear all that out.  If it is random, than  
it sounds like your rotary encoder (the dial) is failing, which is the  
most common Vortex hardware problem.


On Dec 19, 2004, at 7:40 AM,  
Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com wrote:

> From: "Krispen Hartung" <info@krispenhartung.com>
> Date: December 18, 2004 11:31:29 PM PST
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Subject: Vortex and Register/Preset Numbers not I sequence, etc
> Does anyone know why when I turn the Register/Preset dial on the
> Vortex, the display numbers do not match the preset numbers? The  
> numbers appear to jump around rather than dialing sequentially 01, 02,

> 03, etc. 
>  Also, is there a factory reset on these things?
> K-
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