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Micron problem! I just purchased a used alesis micron. Unfortunately, when I plugged in my headphones and also when I plugged it into the amp, there was a low buzzing sound, but no sound came from pressing the keys. What should I do with it? I reset it to the factory programming, but it didn't help.

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    edemast89 Jan 24, 2013

    I used a standard quarter inch cable and plugged it into my usual amp that I use for my nord normally. The same buzzing sound came from using my headphones as well. I'm not sure what else there is to say. I did try resetting it.



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When you plug in the headphones it cuts the sound to the speakers. Unplug headphones (they are probably broken if you can't hear them). Make sure you are using stereo plugs.

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Two things:

Check that cables are seated, especially the one at the main module.

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That is what you can use transpose for... Now the truth is revealed: What transpose does is JUST move the notes (including the black keys) up and down the keyboard... that is ALL transpose does... so if you transpose +1 when you hit C the keyboard emits C# and hitting C# emits D and hitting D emits D#, etc... Now with trsnspose set at -2, hitting C results in B flat being emitted and for instance hit a G at transpose -2 results in F being emitted... Simple isn't it? For MIDI all they do is add the transpose to the note number. Don't forget that the black keys are counted as well as the white ones.

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