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Planar 2 : click after playing a recorded gesture


#1

I have detected a strange behaviour with my Brand new Planar2.

When I use the module as a VCA, if I play a recorded gesture once, at the end of the record there’s an audible click. It happens only when I plan the gesture one time, not in loop mode.
Is it a normal behaviour, or my module is faulty or should be recalibrated ?

A single patch to try that: plug a VCO out in D input, plug mix out into your audio output. Record a short gesture with ABCD active, and play the record once, you should hear a click at the end.


#2

Hi Loorenz,

It’s definitely possible to get clicks out of Planar if there is an abrupt discontinuity in the position.

So for example if the recording suddenly makes the position jump from A to D there may be a click due to the lack of transition time cutting off longer wavelengths.

Try to make sure your gestures return to the starting point in order to avoid this.


#3

There should be some interpolation / crossfading between the end of the loop and the current joystick position when not in loop mode, but it’s possible with more extreme differences it’s not long enough to avoid a click on a VCA. We’ll look into this.

I don’t think there’s anything faulty or in need of calibration with your module though, but maybe a possible firmware tweak for a future update.


#4

Whatever the gesture, the click is always present. I will try to record something.


#5

Here is an example, VCO output into D input -> Mix out into output module:
https://soundcloud.com/loorenzo-blicharski/planar-click
I have recorded 2 times with the gesture played, then with the same gesture in loop mode (no click), finally with the joystick in D position (VCA open) before playing the gesture

The gesture is recorded with the joystick starting and ending in B position so as the VCA is completely muted.
When I play the gesture with the joystick in B position, there’s a click.
In loop mode, no click, whatever is the joystick position
When the joystick is in D position, no click… but that is not what I want for my patch.

So, regarding your previous explanation, it should be a normal behaviour, but it would be great if you could fix that in a next firmware update.


#6

Do you get a click if you’re using the D output instead of the Mix output?


#7

Yes there’s a click too.


#8

Is it possible to fix that in a future firmware?


#9

Yes, I’m pretty sure it’s something we can address in a future update. I’ll add it to our list for when we’re next working on the Planar firmware.


#10

Great, thank you !


#11

I’m also experiencing this, it’s put me off for using it for said purpose. Would love a fix for this.