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Re: Soft Step

Just so all you guitarists know....

The softstep 1 has a MAJOR issue with hum interference from the electroluminescent backlighting - despite what KMI have repeatedly claimed.

It is NOT an earthing issue, it is an electro-magnetic coupling between the E-M pickups & the lighting circuit, which makes it unusable (for me) unless the backlighting is turned off (in settings). This might be a problem if you're using it in low light situations.

If it wasn't a design fault (as they claim), why did KMI change the technology in the SS2? The SS2 doesn't suffer from this problem!

So IMHO, whether you're using simple commands or complex scripts, AND a guitarist, this is a very good reason why you shouldn't think you can save some cash.


On 08/12/2015 17:15, Kevin Cheli-Colando wrote:
Just so you all know, the Softstep 1 and 2 are nearly identical operationally. The 2 has a slightly different layout and lighting scheme and a slightly faster processor but otherwise they are the same. So if you're using simple commands, no reason why you can't buy a used SS 1 and save some cash.


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