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Arp Axxe strange pitch issues

Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:03 pm
by wolfox
Hey guys, I recently noticed that when I play my arp axxe mkII, a few of the keys make pitch sweeps when pressed halfway down. They sound fine when pressed down all the way, but when I press the key in the halfway down position, it goes all out of tune or does a pitch sweep. I want to add that the issue is only with a few keys, and it is always the same keys as far as I can tell. What do you thing is wrong with it, maybe needs a cleaning? Thanks

Re: Arp Axxe strange pitch issues

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:20 am
by belltones
I've had this happen before as a result of dirty or tarnished key contacts and/or buss bar. That's why it's only certain notes. You'll have to clean the key contacts. The Axxe is a synth that you have to take apart from underneath, but luckily that means the keyboard is fairly easy to take out. Unscrew the bottom panel and you can lift the keyboard out through the bottom, through the frame.

Re: Arp Axxe strange pitch issues

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:28 am
by wolfox
Alright, happy to hear it's just contacts! That totally makes sense. Really appreciate the advice.