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#2907693 - 02/06/18 05:20 PM Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue
t9cstudio Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
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I just went through this problem again with a new SL88 Studio that I bought. I also have a SL88 Grand, so that's why I say "again".
I thought I'd put it out here since I couldn't find the issue discussed anywhere and will show the fix.
The problem is that the damper pedal changes programs as well as sustains the keys played.
I think it's the firmware update v1.6 that causes the issue, but not sure. I didn't see anywhere in the SL Editor that would affect it.

The way to fix it is in the Global Settings, the default setting for "Programs +/-" is 999. Change it to OFF. Again, I think the firmware v1.6 did this, because before I installed it, the damper pedal didn't do this.
Have a nice day! smile Rick
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#2907707 - 02/06/18 07:05 PM Re: Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue [Re: t9cstudio]
davinwv Offline
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Registered: 07/17/01
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I had the Grand for a minute, but didn't care for the action.

I currently have an Acuna 88 that also uses the TP100/LR used in the Studio, but with two sensors versus three.

How are you liking the feel of the SL88 Studio so far?

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#2907712 - 02/06/18 07:12 PM Re: Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue [Re: davinwv]
t9cstudio Offline
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I like it, but only after personalizing the keybed/velocity settings. Side by side, the Grand beats the Studio for feel, imo. Studio beats Grand for weight, though.
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#2907713 - 02/06/18 07:16 PM Re: Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue [Re: t9cstudio]
davinwv Offline
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Have you had issues with the Grand's wood action reacting poorly to temperature / humidity changes? I had a Numa Nero a long time ago, and the action would get sluggish when it was too hot.

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#2907717 - 02/06/18 07:28 PM Re: Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue [Re: davinwv]
t9cstudio Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
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Not at all. I has never left my living room, though. Can't imagine why. wink
It does seem to have loosened up a lot the last 8 months though. The Studio felt much stiffer out of the box today.
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#2907721 - 02/06/18 07:42 PM Re: Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue [Re: t9cstudio]
davinwv Offline
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Thanks for all the info!

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#2919884 - 04/07/18 10:05 AM Re: Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue [Re: davinwv]
davinwv Offline
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How long does the firmware upgrade take? I have an SL88 Studio and am following the instructions from the Studiologic site verbatim (but I see MIDI2 IN and OUT versus just "PORT 2"). Progress meter is sitting at 0% forever.

I haven't yet otherwise used the SL Editor. I wonder if I need to connect to the primary MIDI port first?


Edited by davinwv (04/07/18 10:06 AM)

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#2919890 - 04/07/18 10:29 AM Re: Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue [Re: davinwv]
drawback Offline
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IIRC that seemed to be happening with my update but it only took a second before I realized it was done (there is no "ta da"). You might want to check your version now.

BTW I'm using the SLP-3 with no issues.


Edited by drawback (04/07/18 10:33 AM)
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#2920265 - 04/09/18 10:22 AM Re: Studiologic SL88 damper pedal issue [Re: drawback]
kenheeter Offline
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Gigged with my SL88 Studio this weekend midi'd to my Nord Stage 2 SW73. The SL was great to play and the Nord pianos are always very good. I wish they would update the organ in the Stage 2 but I guess that train has left the station...........

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