I'm new to the forum.
I bought a B-Control from the bay. I'm really happy with the machine because I can now access to the Volca FM (1.09) parameters.
the B-Control has several issues. I still can play it but I must adapt the programs so I avoid touching the problematic areas.
but maybe someone knows how is possible to repair. Maybe in some cases there are easy solutions.
so I must describe the issues:
-1- the group button (top right corner) no. 2 don't switch very easy. Actually sometimes it is switching the machine to the next preset, or just ignoring when I press (lits the LED very quick, then back to previous group). But when it ignores: the 3rd push encoder will be copied to the 4th push encoder (but not stored). So, after a while I can get the 2nd group (but usually on another preset) so then I can come back on original preset and everything is ok.
-2- the preset "back" doesn't work properly especially on high preset numbers. This can be complicate because of previous issue. In worst case I try to switch the 2nd group of encoders, so it switches (issue -1-) to next preset and so on. Then I'm blocked on top presets. I can come back to first preset but the group encoders (press preset+push encoder) are also not easy (see issue -4-). In this way, only the second encoder can change preset with (preset+push encoder), and all the push encoders are a bit problematic with sensibility. So my solution it to make the global parameter with preset 1 at start. It all sounds complicate but I found a way to avoid the problems by not assigning anything on group2.
-3- in each row the LEDs of the encoders are duplicating themselves to the 2nd encoder. Doesn't hurt anything for playing.
-3bis- One of the push encoder duplicates it's LED to 2 encoders if the lowest row, but not in every situation. Couldn't notice exactly when it happens, I'll try to be more precise. But it doesn't hurt for playing.
-4- the push encoder no.3 is very hazardous. It's ok when I turn very slow. But if I turn quick the value changes very hazardous. For example switching from 34 to 95 then 126, then back on 8 (this are just example, maybe there is a logic so I need to describe more precisely how are the jumps). Doesn't hurt a lot, I just must be slow. The other push encoders are almost the same but just on a small range, where the 3rd encoder can jump hundreds.
-5- back to second group button. if I press (edit+ group button), makes nothing for the group 1,3 and 4 buttons. But if I press (edit+2nd group) the machine try to check something on Midi cable. It is thinking (the screen shows this snake turning) and the small LED shows midi activity. Doesn't hurt but I'd like to know if it is normal.
-6- seems to me, I can have many way to make a panic reset. But as for now, I've never notice any change in the settings when it happened. I also must describe this more precisely on how I had panic reset suddenly coming.
thanks for the attention!! Maybe there is a very easy solution: one capacitor to change, or maybe few of them. Or maybe it is even more easy with just some previous presets that I can't see.. previous owner used to play on FL DAW and maybe there are some fonctions that I couldn't delete but still are in the machine. So maybe it's possible to find them?