Planar 2 1.2.3 — ~4 Minute Loops, Gx Support and Fixes!

A fun update for y’all —

  • 8x loop Time (~4min).
  • Support for the Gx Expander (A/B/C/D on 1/2/3/4, N/S on 5/6 and E/W on 7/8).
  • Noise reduction on inputs and outputs.
  • Other bug fixes.
  • Updated manual available at intellijel.com/support.

Downloads —
A small update: 1.2.3.0

We may a really small adjust to the adjustment to Sense detection. If you notice a bit of jitter on the sense output, snag this one. If not, you probably won’t notice the difference :)

Mac: https://intellijel.com/downloads/firmwa … -10-08.zip
Win: https://intellijel.com/downloads/firmwa … -10-08.zip

(Note: Same download as Quadrax 1.3)

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Wow. Really cool new features. It would be great to have a Gx in 1U, 14hp like the midi expander, since there’s a few modules that can use it now.

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Hi thx for this update.
can’t find the “Connect a USB cable to your module and start it in bootloader mode. Check the manual for the specific module for instructions on how to activate this.” in the manual.
How do I start it in bootloader mode ?

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The instructions are in the Firmware Update app.

Seconding the request for the Gx module in 1U format. This would be fantastic!

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this!!! i’m down

A small update: 1.2.3.0

We may a really small adjust to the adjustment to Sense detection. If you notice a bit of jitter on the sense output, snag this one. If not, you probably won’t notice the difference :)

Mac: https://intellijel.com/downloads/firmwa … -10-08.zip
Win: https://intellijel.com/downloads/firmwa … -10-08.zip

Hey i’ve updated it and i got almost no volume out of the mix now. Anyone else experienced this ?

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It’s worst than no volume actually i’m not sure whats up.
I’m patching it as a quad crossfader,with input ABCD fed different waveform from dixie 2+. I have the mix out connected but i get like nothing out of it.

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Hmmm… I don’t get that on my unit. Might be best if you send a video demonstrating the problem to support@intellijel.com

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Awesome and unexpected update. Nice!

One thing I notice is it’s easy to place the joystick in a position that freaks out the Gx gate outputs - it happens when the joystick is placed on the border of / between zones.

You say that like it’s a bad thing…

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Yeah that’s expected when riding the border of the 2

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Ha!

Yeah I suppose it could be a good thing - but it tends to not be :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

I’m wondering if it could be fixed by being more deliberate when crossing between zones - like rounding up/down. In general, I think it would perform better if it was cleaner.

What do other peeps think?

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Page 28 of manual needs updating to reflect the new mega 4mins time

…allows you to record up to 30s of high-resolution joystick movements

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I agree. I think having the glitchiness is not always desirable. Could it be possible to set it up to choose between a cleaner mode or a glitchy mode by some sort of button combination?

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A number of you have clearly figured this out. The I2C connector on the back of my Planar 2 doesn’t have a red stripe indicator. Which way does it go? Thanks.

EDIT
Found it in the manual. Read right over it the first time.

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Still hoping that the glitchiness in the gate outputs could be eliminated. I love the expander functionality but too often I will stop wiggling the joystick, and it lands at the spot where the gate output can’t decide which value to lock to, and so the modules I have the gate wired up to start going nuts - ha!

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Is it normal for the gate output to be stuck at right around 3v? Would the new firmware fix that or do I need to contact support? Mine randomly stopped one day when I powered it on. The lights still work, but not the gate

There is a typo on page 39, about using the Gx.

  1. Connect the other end of the 12C cable to your Planar2 module.