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habdank
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ON/OFF switch in arpeggiator in modular does not work

Dears,

In my installation of the Caustic 3.2 on PC and Android

when I am clicking on on/off switch in appreggiator in modular,

it does not moves as well as it does not switches on and off arpeggiator.

Is it expected?

Best regrads,

Seweryn.

animeforthewholelife
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Thats not the expected

Thats not the expected beghaviour.
All should be fine?
Is the problem heavilly persistent?
 

habdank
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Hi,

Hi,

Yes. It is persistent and at least for me reproducible.
I tried close and open both Android and PC app and run it again, simply this switch does not move and does not switch on/off arpeggiator.
It makes experiments with it a bit hard.

BR,
Seweryn.

SToons Music
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Try playing this file...

Try playing this file... process of elimination. This is a 4 bar sequence. The arpeggiator is automated to turn on for measures 2,3 and 4 but off for the first measure. See if it responds for you. Note the arp on/off switch has a yellow rectangle around it. Don't take this personally but if the arp switch isn't working on two different operating systems then that would indicate that you're doing something wrong or your Caustic file is corrupt, very unlikely it's actually a problem with Caustic.

If this works for you then maybe we can help figure out what the actual problem is. On the other hand, if you post the file you're working on perhaps that's another way we can figure out what the problem is.

Please note the included file below, download it and try it out.

Caustic Song file (optional): 

habdank
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Hi,

Hi,

Your Test is working for me, but ... still I cannot switch manually ON/OFF switch.
I am attaching you File, where I had tested this switch.
And screenshot to be sure, what I am testing.
This is zip file. I had added .caustic extension.

BR,
Seweryn.

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SToons Music
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In the pic you sent the arp

In the pic you sent the arp is turned On. To turn it off you cannot just click it, you must hold your finger on it as you slide it, or click with the mouse, hold the mouse key, and then slide it.

Next, in the caustic file you sent there is a lone arpeggiator but no notes and no actual synthesizer. The arpeggiator itself will not produce sound without a synth or loaded patch in the same ModSynth and some notes to arpeggiate.

Furthermore you have Caustic in Song mode which complicates things as Song mode only plays programmed patterns and you have created no patterns.

So for example I added a Waveform generator and a DADSR envelope to your example (plus the necessary connections), placed a few notes in the piano roll and switched it to Pattern Mode. Then placed the pattern into the Sequencer so once it's in Song mode you also hear the arp.

I don't know how good your English is but you should consider watching the YouTube tutorials here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CausticApp

Start with this video:

https://youtu.be/q86OrU-E7RU

Then this one:

https://youtu.be/WdDW5RKi23w

If you then have any questions feel free to ask. I included the file you sent and added a few modifications.

Caustic Song file (optional): 

habdank
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Hi,

Hi,

Exactly the problem occur in the simple situation. When I am touching switch (on Android) or click with mouse (on PC) nothing happens. That is it :-D.

Please do the following:

  • Create empty song.
  • Get Modular
  • Add to it Misc. -> Arpeggiator
  • Add to it Filter -> Resonant LP (x2)
  • Do not apply any notes - nothing.
  • Click on any knob in Modular - any of: Sequence, Octaves, Rate or Cut off, Res - and move it up and down.

I see knob is moving, I can set it up, as I want.

When I am touching or clicking on switches (any of: on/off or 12dB/24dB) nothing happens. So I cannot set it to be at the position I need.

 

And yes - applying automation allows to change it, but I think it those switches are not only to be used with automation, or?

Best regards,

Seweryn.

SToons Music
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You indicate that you are

You indicate that you are "clicking" the switch. That will not work. You must HOLD on the switch and drag it. You touch and hold on the switch, a blue circle appears, then you drag it up or down before releasing.