Changing LED pad brightness?

Discussion in 'MASCHINE Area' started by mykejb, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Airspeed

    Airspeed New Member

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    At least they're asking us for more info which means this issue is on their radar. I think at this point an official "this is how we can fix it" from NI support would be much appreciated by many Jam owners.

    My idea of letting us choose a "default selected pattern color" in SONG mode would be similar to what we already have over in KEYBOARD mode with the octave buttons. In KEYBOARD mode all of the octaves are white and every other note is the color selected for that group. This option for SONG mode would completely fix this contrast problem. NI PLEASE let us select a DEFAULT SELECTED PATTERN COLOR for patterns in SONG mode, even just WHITE for the selected pattern would be different than the 16 select-able colors offered and would avoid any conflict or confusion. I would think that adding this option of a WHITE selected pattern button in SONG mode would be super easy to implement. Who else is with me on this request?

    PLEASE NI PLEASE!!!
     

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  2. basehead617

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    Airspeed - That is a great idea that would be a workaround for this.

    I mean I consider my eye sight pretty good, and while it's not IMPOSSIBLE to tell the selected from not selected, I'd never want to have to pay that close attention when performing something - it should be clear as day. I think they'd actually have to crank down the 'partially lit' level a LOT before it would satisfy me. Same on the Studio actually, even though that's nowhere near as big a problem.
     
  3. Airspeed

    Airspeed New Member

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    Got a reply back that my issue had been passed on to the developers. Fingers crossed that they actually take this seriously. Hopefully they take a look at my "white selected button" solution to the LED contrast problems.
     
  4. basehead617

    basehead617 Member

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    They said the same to me.
     
  5. Jaspersplace

    Jaspersplace NI Product Owner

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    I also contacted support on this. I really hope they can fix this.
     
  6. Airspeed

    Airspeed New Member

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    2:20 into this video really proves the point that the LED's on ALL jam units have the same problem (you can barely tell what patterns are being selected). We really need an official statement from NI.
     
  7. Mr36

    Mr36 NI Product Owner

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    This is just one Jam unit. How does it prove the point that "ALL" Jams have this issue? Funny kind of proof...

    But completely agreed here.

    Whether or not it is an issue with all Jams or not, something needs to be done for those who have an issue with it (it might just be that I don't and it works fine in all the environments I work in).
     
  8. Airspeed

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    Mr36, I just looked at five different Jam demo videos online and every unit showed the same narrow dim/bright LED value issue for selecting patterns. My unit as well as others on this forum that have expressed the same observations with their units. And just for the hell of it I went to the local GC recently and had them demo a unit with a devID/serial# newer than my unit and it showed the same LED issue. So my point is that this does NOT appear to be an isolated small batch of factory related component issues but a consistent issue among many Jam's. Plus NI has told us in this forum last year that they are aware of this issue. If you are happy with your Jam then great for you. But my observations are that the Jam has a problem and because of the statement from NI last year that they were aware of this issue and that a fix would be implemented I kept my Jam past the retail return period and now 6 months later still no fix or official statement from NI. Very frustrating. Just sayin....

    What do you think of my solution (above) of just giving us a menu option to make the selected patterns white? Check a box to make the selected patterns white and if you want to keep everything the way it is currently you leave it unchecked at default. Since white isn't one of the 16 select-able colors this option would allow us to tell what pattern is selected no matter what the lighting situation is for your Jam (dark room or bright sunshine). Problem solved....
     
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  9. CakeAlexS

    CakeAlexS NI Product Owner

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    It might not be all Jam units..or it may be all Jam units. What we can say for sure though is that a lot of units are effected.
    The silence from NI is hardly helping it's reputation.
     
  10. arche3

    arche3 NI Product Owner

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    My jam has the barely lit up when selected issue. Bought it pre-order so I got the 1st batch. I can kinda see what is lit brighter if I look really close.
    But I don't use the jam to select patterns anyways. I use the studio as i arrange.
    But it would be nice to be able to use the jam to do this.

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