Issues playing Thermini with a live band...

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Issues playing Thermini with a live band...

Post by ZHMusic » Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:13 pm

Hello All!

I am new to the Mood community with the purchase of a Thermini. I love all of the presets and pitch correction knob that makes playing a breeze. When I practice alone in my apartment with head phones on, everything works great! However after brining it to the band room I am noticing some issues...

The first is that it seems when plugging in the stereo 1/4" outputs in the back it bypasses the volume control and instead makes you adjust the volume by the master output in the settings. Obviously use can adjust the volume with your hand on the instrument, but it would be great if I could use the volume knob on the Termini as a cut off when I am not playing the instrument (I play guitar / sing and there are only certain parts the Thermin is used). Is there anyway to avoid bypassing the volume knob when plugged in?

My second question is with the calibration. I understand the process of setting it up but want to know - does it need to be set up every time you play it? Or just in a new space? The issue I am running into is in my practice space. The band has a lot of gear / stands / metal around and it is difficult to have 4’ on every side of the Instrument at all times. I tried to calibrate it in a different room with space and no metal around it and then bring it in the practice space but even then everything around it seems to be interfering with it. Even if I calibrate it so that the top data points for the volume and pitch are relatively close to the Thermini (2' or so) things still seem to interfere as soon as I leave and return to the calibrated space (basically just playing a constant note as if the calibration was no longer set up). Also - how am I supposed to mount it to a mic stand when the mic stand is made of metal? Wouldn't that effect the calibration? I just ordered a mic stand adapter but thought of this after. I have been using a wooden coffee table up to this point :lol:

I have also tried setting it up in the practice space without having the 4’ which didn’t work either.

My goal is to use it with the band and at practice and live shows so I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on the above issues! I reached out directly to the Moog support email but did not get a response.

Thank you all!

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