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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby InactiveX » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:20 am

BJG145 wrote:Aha, it's doing something now. I've no idea how, I just put some batteries in it and fiddled with it randomly for about half an hour. :D

...which is the best way to learn how the Gecho works!

I have this romantic idea of someone finding my Gecho in a dusty attic years from now, and thinking "what on earth is this?". A while spent poking around would reveal Gecho's wonders to this future user.

Tip for new users: a "channel" is what most of us would call a patch.
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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby Martin Walker » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:08 pm

This image (once again for version 1) is also great for newbies:

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As for any channel/patch confusion, I agree with InactiveX that patch conveys more meaning than channel, but on the other hand, these 'channels' can do a lot more than the vast majority of synth patches, including coding for different synthesis methods, filter types, or anything else for that matter that its creator or end users dream up and write code for 8-)

Personally I think the old-fashioned term program (as used by Korg for many of their synths) makes more sense for the amazingly versatile Gecho! ;)


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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby BJG145 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:49 pm

Good to see that V2 of the instructions and channel list are now up...makes more sense now...!

I've just managed to fix one thing that was bugging me. I imagine using it mainly with speakers, but with the default settings its built-in mic will rapidly start causing feedback unless you turn it off - which you can do by tapping Button 4. However, this introduces a hiss. But...put a jack plug into Line In, and, hiss gone. Happy now...currently listening to a clean amplified sound for the first time. :thumbup:
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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby BJG145 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:48 am

(...just a quick note to say that I've since had a helpful email from Mario explaining what I was doing wrong...!)
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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 pm

I got an email telling me that my Gecho has shipped from Ireland today! :thumbup:

I'm getting excited now :shifty:


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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:31 pm

Well my parcel arrived on Tuesday, and I put the kit together this afternoon.

What can I say, except WOW!!!! :bouncy:

1. It looks absolutely gorgeous (even better yet smaller than I was expecting).

2. It worked first time (after I managed to make two silly build mistakes on first assembly and had to dismantle and then start again with one ignored part in the correct position and the other the other way up).

3. I'm still getting to grips with the huge number of play and channel options, but I've already dubbed the Gecho Loopsynth V2 a mini-marvel of sonic creation. 8-)

I'm in love - thank you for this wonderful product Mario! :ugeek:


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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby BJG145 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:45 pm

Glad you got it working! I'm looking forward to the software getting an update to V2 as the App page on the website only talks about V1 at the moment and I'm not sure if it's compatible. (I haven't tried signing in for the "Gechologists" / Beta stuff.)

It's fun to gradually find out what it does. Earlier on I enjoyed discovering how one of the presets reacted if you cover it with its blanket, close the lid, and hum to it.

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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby Martin Walker » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:27 am

Hi Ben,

Glad you're progressing with Gecho Loopsynth V2 as well. Since I posted above I've now been exploring the new MIDI input option, and have had great fun in the process. At the moment, my biggest hurdle is the lack of detail in the Currently Available Channel descriptions on this page:

http://gechologic.com/manual

I'm discovering extra button and sensor actions for certain channels that aren't mentioned in that list. Of course it's fun to discover extras, but longer term I really do think Mario needs (once he's finished shipping V2 back orders of course) to enhance this page with more detail, so owners have a definitive listing of all the possibilities.

As for the App, Mario says this:

The new v2 model does not need the app as it can be programmed directly via MIDI or using micro-SD card.

Having just viewed the App video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcugMH6sdlY ) I do see his point - I've been doing most of what he does with the V1 App by entering notes directly into the Loopsynth via a MIDI keyboard.

Still loving the exploration though! ;)


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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby BJG145 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:43 pm

I see Mario continues to be as amusing and unpredictable as ever.

http://gechologic.com/shop/
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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:50 pm

:mrgreen: :headbang: :crazy: 8-)

Yep, no change there then.


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Re: Gecho Loopsynth V2

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:31 pm

Damn - I didn't know about the 117 firmware update :(

(40 minutes later) All updated now, and exploring the new channels 8-)


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