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Deepmind 12 High Pitched Noise

Post by Tekhed66 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:15 am

Hi all

There have been a few posts here and there concerning a high pitched noise that's audible in the headphone and main out of a Deepmind 12... there have been suggestions that it's USB noise but I have a DM12 with the noise and I can hear it without using the synth USB.... some have suggested it's fan noise or a ground loop (it isn't either of these).... someone suggested it's the power supply causing the noise but didn't elaborate.

The noise is a high pitched whine (just like my tinnitus!!) and it has been measured to peak at 6KHz and 12KHz ... apparently it can even be heard on DM12 demos on You Tube if you listen carefully..

Anyway, I was just wondering if any other DM12 owners have the same problem and also ask the electronics wizards in the forum if they think/know what might be the solution.

Apart from the noise, it's a great synth.

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Re: Deepmind 12 High Pitched Noise

Post by meatballfulton » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:44 am

Without opening it up and going over it with a scope and the schematics, it's impossible to say.
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Re: Deepmind 12 High Pitched Noise

Post by Mesmerised » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:42 pm

The pitched noise/whine on mine was coming from the pitch/Mod-wheel illumination. You can turn the light off in the config menu. Now I don't have any unusual noises.

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Re: Deepmind 12 High Pitched Noise

Post by Tekhed66 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:01 pm

Mesmerised wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:42 pm
The pitched noise/whine on mine was coming from the pitch/Mod-wheel illumination. You can turn the light off in the config menu. Now I don't have any unusual noises.
Thanks for the head's up ... I'll try your suggestion and post back with the results (though the illuminated wheels do look kinda groovy) :D

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Re: Deepmind 12 High Pitched Noise

Post by Tekhed66 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:12 am

Tekhed66 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:01 pm
Mesmerised wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:42 pm
The pitched noise/whine on mine was coming from the pitch/Mod-wheel illumination. You can turn the light off in the config menu. Now I don't have any unusual noises.
Thanks for the head's up ... I'll try your suggestion and post back with the results (though the illuminated wheels do look kinda groovy) :D
No luck... I tried turning off the wheel lights but the noise is still there :cry:
Thanks very much for your help though.

Anyone else in VSE-land with this problem? ... I would have thought the DM12 would be pretty popular (or not?)

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Re: Deepmind 12 High Pitched Noise

Post by meatballfulton » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:59 pm

Have you asked over at Gearslutz?

Gearslutz DeepMind thread 622 pages and counting!!!
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Re: Deepmind 12 High Pitched Noise

Post by Tekhed66 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:10 pm

meatballfulton wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:59 pm
Have you asked over at Gearslutz?

Gearslutz DeepMind thread 622 pages and counting!!!
I haven't asked Gearslutz specifically... I've searched the web for any info regarding this noise and all of the posts on Gearslutz are several years old and all ask the same question as I've asked... no one has posted a definitive answer or fix ... I've also posted on the Syntaur forum page but no joy there either.

Maybe it's worth a crack reposting on Gearslutz as someone might have sorted it by now....

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