Re: Never clean house!

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Posted by Rod on October 08, 2000 at 16:57:59:

In Reply to: Never clean house! posted by Chris on October 08, 2000 at 16:00:16:

Good one ;-) I'm moving soon and I'm worried about the movers handling all my equipment across the country (moving from NY to SF). Not sure what is going to happen when I try to hook up everything back up.

Sounds like you've tried everything. I would suggest trying to open up the qs and making sure all the connections are nice and tight. The layout inside is fairly simple. I know the qs8 is a heavy sucker but I opened once my qs6 ( to replace a fried panel) to find one of the connections a little loose. They put a little epoxy to hopefully hold the connectors into place, except that the epoxy had cracked and the connector was loose.

It doesn't seem that a loose connections in this case would cause your volume problem, but I had the qs open and closed in less than 20 minutes so it's worth a shot before you ship it to a service center.

When you turn up the volume, is the increase fairly constant as you move the slider, or do you see a 'dead zone' when you turn up higher than, let's say, halfway?
Also, did you try without any pedals hooked up? I'm thinking a problem with an expression pedal or something. I would try testing out the qs with nothing attached to it other than the power supply and the audio cables. Also, do you have one of the sliders mapped to cc#11 (expression) and the sliders is not fully up? Unlikely since you said you had reset it.

Good luck!

: What have I done?!
: With everything turned off, I unplugged all my patch cables and vacuumed layers of dust off my mixer . When I plugged everything back up, my QS8.1 was not producing normal volume out from the mains. Less than a third as loud as normal. I've swapped cables, inputs, bypassed the mixer, re-initialized the synth, sent volume changes via MIDI, tried the AUX outs, everything I could think of.

: My other equipment is producing normal volume, and the headphones output is normal. It seems that no matter what I do, the mains output volume is very reduced. Both channels are affected equally. I don't think I could have blown output amps. Could I? The level from the AUX outs is about what I get from the mains with the volume up full. I don't know what it was before, so I can't say if it is reduced as well, but it's so low it probably was.

: Can anybody help? I've got to say I'm frantic. I'm stationed in Iceland, oceans away from any authorized service.

: Thanks.

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