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Questions / Re: midi problem
« Last post by tretrey on December 23, 2017, 09:35:08 PM »
Hi Sam. Thank you sooo much for your quick response. When I open up midi monitor and hold the trodes tightly in my hands its showing midi note on and off on A2. Thats all the data I'm receiving. It might be a hardware issue unfortunately :(
Questions / Re: Midi Monitor not responding
« Last post by sam on December 20, 2017, 10:34:57 PM »
Hello Stacy.  We have lots of videos and posts on the forum which should be able to give you an idea of what it takes to use the MIDI Sprout.  I recommend you go through all the posts (there aren't too many), look at the youtube page, and see what I have said to other users.

In summary, if you have never used MIDI before or do not have any synthesizer experience then that's going to be the hardest part for you.  The sprout itself is easy - attach the trodes, plug it, in turn the knob.  But then you need to know what to do with the 5 note polyphonic MIDI data and have the equipment to generate sounds
Questions / Re: midi problem
« Last post by sam on December 20, 2017, 10:26:01 PM »
Hey trey i got your email, thought i'd respond here on the forum also. I'm happy to discuss with you, but you will need to reach out to Data Garden if you need a replacement.

There have been many users who report the sprout 'banging out a string of C notes'.  Please clarify tho, do you ever get different notes (when squeezing the electrodes with your fingers really tightly) or is it always just a C?  Can you view the data on your computer using a MIDI Monitor, or record the MIDI data to view the notes?  Remember that the Sprout is limited to 5 note polyphonic, so your mono mother will only be pushing a quarter of the notes. 

I explain this phenomena in two ways:

1. It is very common when using the sprout to have the notes centered around a 'root', while many users report the root note being C it varies based on the type of plant and activity level.  By turning the threshold knob clockwise, the density of notes will reduce and the root become apparent.  I have also found a training period is often needed with plants when first starting to use a plant, allow the biodata system to run for a couple hours and then check back on the sounds.

2. It is possible that there is an error in manufacturing or programing.  I have had only a few early kickstarter sprouts returned with 'single note' issue, and out of those only 1 genuinely had a programming issue.  Other possible hardware issues include a bad LMC555 timer, burning out the electrode input by plugging-in/touching other electronic devices, or a user error when managing the MIDI data.

So, in short, root note triggering is a part of normal biodata measurement (a repeated fluctuation in conductivity over the same delta/change amount), but if you put the trodes in your hand and squeeze and you only get a single pitch then you may need hardware support.

Questions / Re: Slow down MIDI data in real time
« Last post by Willsonjamee1 on December 18, 2017, 02:19:23 AM »
My MIDI signal has the same problem.
User Submitted Sounds and Presets / Re: alive!... eurorack and midi sprout
« Last post by Willsonjamee1 on December 18, 2017, 02:16:37 AM »
This is a useful information for me.
Questions / Re: Midi Monitor not responding
« Last post by Stacy on December 16, 2017, 05:32:23 PM »
Oh, and I have Windows 10
Questions / Re: Midi Monitor not responding Wanna be User
« Last post by Stacy on December 16, 2017, 05:30:23 PM »
Okay, I've seen enough to know I'd LOVE to hear my plants.
I am a Samsung 7 owner. I am not technical-( music/technical wise- health
wise I can fix anything.)

I'm seeing so many people who just aren't able to get this device working- so I
really don't want to experience the frustration, so will cut to the chase (if possible)

IF I purchase the MIDI sprout. What exactly do I need to get it to start working?
I have: Samsung 7 (Android)
and lots of Plants.  PLEASE tell me what else I need to get started.

Thank you!!
Questions / midi problem
« Last post by tretrey on December 14, 2017, 01:18:30 PM »
Hello! I seem to be having a problem with my midi sprout which i just recently received in the mail. I tried both on a house plant I have and on myself. It seems to only be triggering one note, it receives a signal but it will not chromatically move through notes/pitches. Is there a easy way to remedy this issue. It could be me just missing a step somewhere in the connection. Please help! Im excited to experiment thank you for your time.

Trey N.
Questions / Re: Midi-USB-Galaxy s8 phone?
« Last post by Nicola Alexandra Hajdu on December 06, 2017, 02:09:47 AM »
Your reply gives me peace as i really worried about me leading you to a wrong product, thanks to the most-recent faux pass. I thank you for your kind words and i'm looking forward to read about also your experiences with MIDI-Sprout. Perhaps you could share with us your recordings either as MP3, Soundcloud or Youtube uploads. It is always interesting to listen of how Plants sound like according to their mood, their environment & daytime! :)

Much Love
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