DFAM audible click noise

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Synthia
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DFAM audible click noise

Post by Synthia » Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:06 pm

Hi,

When I sync the Korg Volca Drum to the DFAM, I can hear the clock pulse coming through in the audio when VCA EG is set to Fast.

Anyone else had this issue?
Subsequent 37, DFAM, Prophet Rev2, Lyra-8, SH-01A, Korg Volca Drum

Carsy
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Re: DFAM audible click noise

Post by Carsy » Mon May 30, 2022 3:17 pm

Hi I am having the same issue did you manage to find a solution?

synthpeter
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Re: DFAM audible click noise

Post by synthpeter » Thu Jun 02, 2022 3:43 pm

What do you connect the sync-out to?

Running the sync-out of my Monologue into the DFAM's ADV/CLOCK input doesn't give clicks in the audio, whatever the VGA-EG is set to.

sicijk
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Re: DFAM audible click noise

Post by sicijk » Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:16 am

Hello, first post here....I'm really struggling with this.
I sync DFAM using Mother32 as suggested in the manual, sending Clock from assignable output to Adv/Clock input, but I get this click sound at the offset stage of DFAM sound (a kick in this case).
Are there any ways to avoid this issue? (I do not have a Monologue...)

Thanks in advance for any insights!
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synthpeter
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Re: DFAM audible click noise

Post by synthpeter » Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:43 am

There should be no bleeding from Adv/Clock input to the VCA-EG. Is the click also there if you manually trigger the DFAM at the same speed? If so, then maybe try setting VCA-EG to slow helps.

sicijk
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Re: DFAM audible click noise

Post by sicijk » Sun Apr 21, 2024 6:55 am

Hello, sorry for my late reply.
The click happens only when DFAM is externally clocked, if I slow VCA EG the click is not present. But for my purpose (a kick) I need it fast. If I let the DFAM run with its own clock all is just fine.
I can attach a file to show the behaviour. But it doesn't allow me due to invalid file extension?? (I tried mp3 and wav for less than 5MB).
So here's a dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/irsuxxhd ... ilcr0&dl=0
First is INT clock fast VCA - then EXT clock fast VCA - then EXT clock slow VCA.

Thanks for your help!
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synthpeter
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Re: DFAM audible click noise

Post by synthpeter » Fri Apr 26, 2024 3:11 am

Hmm.. it seems the clicks are coming well before the attack, almost as if they're at the end of a step instead of the start. But it seems they're there in the internally clocked part as well, even though much less pronounced..

Thinking about this, a possible cause can be that there's a fast attack overlapping a decay that's not finished yet if you have a synth that doesn't sync its VCOs to clock (like on the DFAM). I'd try adjusting the decay (VCA and VCF) to lessen the effect.

sicijk
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Re: DFAM audible click noise

Post by sicijk » Tue May 07, 2024 5:34 am

Thanks for your help!
It does improve in this way: VCA at max - VCF shorter. As soon as I shorten the VCA the click appears (the shorter the louder till a double click!)
But as far as I'm concerned, this way the kick sequence is much much better.

Thank you so much for your help!
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