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Questions / Re: Midi Monitor not responding
« Last post by sam on April 17, 2018, 05:06:43 PM »
Yes in low battery condition the sprout turns off the light show. The idea is to conserve power and not interrupt a performance a voltage goes down. Batteries should last many hours, but fresh batteries will help with sensitivity.

For the tens clips, yeah you need something to conduct between the leaf and metal clip pad. I suggest cutting a bit of the clear gel from one of the pads. Carful as some conductive paste contains salt which can rot leaves (ten20 electrode paste). Not to be gross but a bit of gooey spit will work well for an hour or so.

Sam
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Questions / Re: Starting my mini sprout
« Last post by sam on April 17, 2018, 03:05:41 PM »
Yeah, you need 3AA batteries!

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Questions / Re: Starting my mini sprout
« Last post by Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on April 16, 2018, 02:05:19 PM »
MIDI-Sprout requires three AA batteries. Otherwise you can try alternative power supplies.

Much Love
Nicola
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Questions / Re: Midi Monitor not responding
« Last post by Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on April 16, 2018, 01:57:11 PM »
Good that i read your second post prior my response. I was very close to suggest you to change batteries when only one colour lights up. :) In regards more output,...several factors may come into play. One that i can think of is the plant's mood. Sometimes there are periods of silence. This also occurs with plants residing in forests. And the same goes for the amount of the notes. This can vary as well. Think of plants as sentential beings.

Once they are aware of their own music it's still up to them to participate or not. So this can't be always a matter of conductivity. For the sake of certainty i always have a spare of TENS pads with me & once i arrive home i clean it's surfaces, so i can re-use them again the next time. The second factor could be due the size of it's surface. For instance, weed has tiny pieces to clip on. You can't use TENS pads there or else you tear apart a lifeforms part of it's body. The same with small leaves which is why i'm equipped with TENS clips too.

Usually MIDI-Sprout pulls of a great activity. Not infrequently i have to throttle the amount of the notes with the knob. On the DAW's side there are ways to FORCE the note range with Plugins offering Arpeggios or Scale adjustments. Some DAW's such Caustic 3 allow to set the Scale. In Propellerhead Reason you could try Thor's Step sequencer, among other possibilities. 

If you think your TENS pads don't provide enough conductivity then add a few drops of a lubricant gel. Usually you don't need to do that because when you carefully wash it's surface you are good to go again.

Much Love
Nicola
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Development / Re: USB midi not working
« Last post by Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on April 16, 2018, 01:17:26 PM »
This is an interesting read which needs to be shared, so potential MIDI-Sprout Users won't ever thinking on acquiring a cheap USB-MIDI adapter or IF they are versed enough in electronics EXPECT to fix it. I can wholeheartedly & confidently recommend the Creative's E-MU Xmidi 1x1 Tab.




Thank you Sam & Manuel for brainstorming!

Much Love
Nicola
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Questions / Re: Need immediate with battery case!!
« Last post by Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on April 16, 2018, 11:44:47 AM »
I can't wait Steve & all the best for your project. I hope you will make it in time and have back your MIDI-Sprout working for your concert. :)

Much Love
Nicola
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Questions / Re: Midi Monitor not responding
« Last post by nicoheins on April 15, 2018, 08:06:25 PM »
Fixed! I put in new batteries and we're back in business!

I'm using TENS clips now, but I am finding more response from the regular 'pads' ... any suggestions on that front?

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Questions / Re: Midi Monitor not responding
« Last post by nicoheins on April 14, 2018, 09:56:16 PM »
hi guys, i'm back!   I've moved to a new house... and finally got around to installing the midisprout ...

Unfortunately, I only have a red light, does that mean the battery is dead? Ahhh! help!

-nico
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Questions / Re: MIDI iphone
« Last post by Rabab on April 14, 2018, 09:45:42 PM »
I am having the same problem here but I also don't see any lights on the midi when I turn the nob on.
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Questions / Starting my mini sprout
« Last post by Rabab on April 14, 2018, 09:41:45 PM »
Hello Sam,
I just received my mini sprout for iPhone. I can't wait to get started. Nothing happens when I connect it to my iPhone. Also I've been reading in this forum and people talk about lights, but nothing lights up on my sprout. 
I have a wire connecter with a black and white split. A white leads connector. And another wire that has a USB on the one end and an iPhone on the other.
Are there batteries involved? If so, where do they go?

Thank you.
Rabab
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