I'm not sure if this topic has died or moved on, but I just got my softstep today. It was dead silent, I loved it.
I wanted to use the dev kit so I decided to upgrade to firmare v2. I followed the directions to a T, and the moment it finished, it started humming like mad! The unit made the noise, not my audio equipment. ~ 100hz is right. I tried to go back to v1 firmware, but that just changed the pitch of the tone. (lower). When I went back to v2 it went back to it's orginal tone.
It turns off when i turn off the EL lighting. Using a powered bus makes no difference. Unplugging my laptop (mbp OS10.6.7), makes no difference.
I would understand if it just has to make noise, it's like the generator units on the el-wire at burningman
. What I don't understand is that it wasn't doing it before, and I want to go back.
I've only had my unit for about an hour now and this is very depressing. Has anyone resolved this issue such that they can have backlighting and firmware updates. Is the unit humming itself just a rare thing? Do I have a faulty unit? Can it be fixed with sysex?
Any help is super appreciated,
Thanks so much,