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Joined: 11/04/2014 - 15:15
Ghost Note Keeps Playing in Song

For some reason, there is a note playing that I've never put in the track.  It plays in the same place every time, same note, but in the PCMSynth, in the notation grid, that note does not exist.  I never put it there, it's not written anywhere, yet it plays every time, and I don't want it in the song.  Short of trying to reprogram the entire song (which would be a giant pain after spending hours on this), is there something that can be done?  And hopefully something where I don't even have to remove and replace the synth, I have it all mixed down already, and would have to try and get the mixing and effects panels to be the same again. 

Thank you

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Joined: 06/04/2015 - 11:21
Maybe you dropped a note on

Maybe you dropped a note on the piano roll by accident.  It's not part of any pattern so you won't see it in there.

Joined: 01/29/2016 - 14:13
Maybe in the song sequencer

Maybe in the song sequencer and not the pattern bank?

Joined: 11/08/2012 - 05:30
yes, it may happen to record

yes, it may happen to record accidentally into the piano roll of the sequencer; otherwise, you may identify the machine and pattern that plays the wrong note and "mark all", then you see whether the number is correct or of there are hidden notes somewhere; to repair you can mark correct notes (single, per time or range) and copy them to another pattern, then "mark all" of the old pattern and clear them; single notes that are displayed wrong can be repaired by some shiftings

Joined: 10/27/2022 - 16:27
Same issue


This issue JUST popped up for me for the first time too (after making >60 songs in Caustic): random C4 note playing on ALL instances of PCMSynth I'm using for the song.

I'm currently running it on Android 12 on a Motorola G Pure. Never had this issue pop up before in any of my other projects.

After checking ALL of the patterns for ALL of the banks of an instance of PCMSynth and finding not a SINGLE note, there's still a C4 note that plays every half-beat of the first bar of the pattern (doesn't matter which pattern, bank, instance of PCMSynth, etc.)

I've also checked on the piano roll for the Song Editor, and there's nothing there either (even though if there WAS, it should STILL only play for the part of the song where it's at, not consistently in the same place throughout the song, as if it were drawn onto a pattern, and placed throughout the Song Editor).

Hoping to find a "smooth" fix (that doesn't involve having to try & redo the entire song).

I'll post if I come up with anything. In the meantime, if ANYBODY knows how to fix/stop this from happening, HALP!

Joined: 10/27/2022 - 16:27


Not sure exactly HOW I resolved the issue, but it HAS stopped.

Can't remember what I did to fix the problem though. ^_^"

I THINK I just re-ordered the machines, and THAT somehow stopped the issue.

If anybody runs into it again, try that, and let me know if that fixes the issue. If not, I'll see if I can remember some of the other things I tried to fix it. ¯⁠\⁠_⁠(⁠ ͠⁠°⁠ ͟⁠ʖ⁠ ⁠°͠⁠ ⁠)⁠_⁠/⁠¯