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#350 Open E tuning

Posted jolemc on 20 March 2013 - 04:17 PM

I just picked up my AT-200 yesterday and absolutely love it now that I have learned a little about it. I was acrually just about to pay for another guitar I had my eye on since Christmas and while everthing was getting priced up a red gruitar caught my eye. 5 minutes later we were startring all over with the AT-200 instead of the Fender I was getting. Right now I'm not sure which software package mine came with, but one of the main reasons I wanted it was the ability to switch from standard tuning to open E. Those 2 tunings cover just about everything I can play now. The problem is I have no idea how to get the open E done. I have read lots and watched many videos with no success. One video says to have it tuned standard, then hold down the volume/tuning nob and play the 5th string 3rd fred. That didn't work. I guess I could have gotten directly to the point. How do I do the open E and do I need a software upgrade to do it????


#172 You got to be out of your mind $300??

Posted BJMcG on 05 February 2013 - 04:20 AM

No kidding- I'm still trying to catch my breath....

When I bought my AT200 I thought it was great that Peavey was offering this technology at  a price the average working man could afford, even if the guitar itself was, shall we say, modestly appointed.

It looks like Antares has decided instead to go for the doctor and lawyer market.

Frankly I was expecting the basic package to be free- certainly not anywhere remotely close to $99.

Hopefully they will at least give us a free download that will allow us to boost the output to a typical level.




#1151 Dead low E string!

Posted bizjer on 20 February 2014 - 09:03 PM

Yes, I had this problem but it occurred on the G string. OK on passive but dead/non existent on AT feature. I just replaced the dead string. The new G string worked ok after that.


#50 Creating Alternate Tunings With Special Fingerings

Posted marco on 19 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

As is documented in the Peavey AT-200 user manual, it is possible to create a variety of alternate tunings by pressing strings down on frets during the String Tune process. While this does produce alternate tunings, the new tunings are slightly flat.

How does this work? For purposes of explanation, let us assume your low E string is perfectly tuned. Hold down the string at fret two while performing a String Tune. The computer measures the string is one whole step sharp, and lowers its pitch accordingly. Now, when you play the open string, you get a D and you now have drop D tuning.

Not exactly. In fact when you press down behind the fret, and depending how hard you press, the computer sees the string is one whole step plus a few cents sharp. The computer can't tell the difference between a slightly out-of-tune string and the effect of this fingering error, so now, when you play the open string, you get a drop D tuning with the D slightly flat.

In most cases, the amount of flatness is inaudible during real-world playing, but will show up if measured by a very accurate (and properly calibrated) tuner. You can minimize or eliminate the effect in one of these ways:

• To minimize the flatness when creating an alternate tuning by special fingering, finger each note right on the appropriate fret and apply the minimum amount of finger pressure necessary to sound the desired note.

• Upgrade to one of the Software Feature Packs. Selecting any of the alternate tunings available in the feature packs will always result in perfectly tuned strings.


#15 AutoTune OutaTune?

Posted Clansfolk on 04 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

I have been reading on another user site that purchasers of the AT-200 (and dealers) are reporting that test have show the AT200 autotune output is off to 440mhz? I was wondering what your take on this was?

I presume (if the reports are correct) that this would be a software glitch and easily corrected by a software update?

I would hate to have waited (and still waiting)  for so long only to have the product recalled :(

your comments would be gratefully received...

Pete

Quotes:-

the software/tuning has one major flaw that I can't figure out. It is always flat. For example, if I bar the second fret I should be in D tuning, one step down from standard, right? Well, according to my tuner all strings are a little flat from that. They are perfectly in tune with each other, and all up and down the neck as advertised. But, if I am playing with a keyboardist/bassist/recording I need to be in perfect tune with them also, not just myself. So it's all kind of pointless.

OK well I did just check one of our at 200's dropped a step against a tuner (Boss, built into JS-10 E-band) and the auto tuned output measured quite flat... I dunno what to say. Ready for software Rev 1.1????


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http://forums.peavey...=219632#p219632


#485 New and Cheaper Source for AT-200 MIDI "Y" Cable

Posted bamman on 05 May 2013 - 09:00 PM

Sweetwater now has an AT-200 compatible MIDI "Y" cable for $12.99.

From Our Research Team: MIDI I/O for Your AT-200!

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Peavey's AT-200 MIDI Update Cable lets you connect your AT-200 Auto-Tune guitar to your computer without the optional AT-200B Breakout Box. The AT-200 MIDI Update Cable is incredibly easy to use. One end features an 8-pin DIN connection that matches the data jack on your AT-200 Auto-Tune guitar. On the other end, there's a MIDI in and a MIDI out connection. Just hook these up to your standard MIDI interface, and you're good to go. Adding new features to your AT-200 guitar is super easy with a Peavey AT-200 MIDI Update Cable from Sweetwater.


http://www.sweetwate...tail/AT200Cable


To bad they didn't add a a third leg to the cable that's wired to the power and audio signal pins on the 8-pin MIDI side. Connect it to a quality 9v pedalboard-type power supply you probably already own and you'd have an inexpensive cable version of the breakout box.


#17 Volume drop when using Auto Tune

Posted zzzang on 04 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Apparently there is a huge volume drop when engaging the Auto tune on the At-200.
A user has posted some soundclips to demonstrate this.

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http://forums.peavey...=219632#p219632


#123 NAMM show 2013

Posted JoaoBraga on 09 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

Can we expect any news at NAMM?

It's been said it is still too soon for the floor pedal but what about the luthier custom kits and the software feature packs?


#155 Breakout Box for AT-200

Posted Ben Jammin' on 01 February 2013 - 12:57 AM

Does anyone have any idea when these will be available?

Cost?

I waited nearly a whole year for the guitar, now I need the accessory box, or I need to buy some stock in Energizer or Duracell.

These AA batteries are eatin' me up!.


#452 TRS cable

Posted boloulu on 17 April 2013 - 03:29 AM

Do not use a TRS cable with your AT-200 it shorts out the the module and auto-tune control knob.     It took Peavey 60 days to get a new module installed in my guitar. I did not want to return it to Sweetwater it was not their fault for the malfunction. The led light would not come on after I plugged in the TRS and that was even having new lithium batteries in it They weigh less and last longer. So I left my guitar at an authorized Peavey repair center. Most of these , in Portland Oregon, refused to work on this guitar as they only repair PA and amps.  A Peavey problem backing this product. So I get the guitar back today with a replaced module and DO not use a TRS cable and every thing works for an hour then the familiar sound of the tuning function fades out and the knob only responds sporadically. This product needs more testing before its sold to the public and Peavey needs to use higher quality pots unless they are supplied by Antares then Antares needs needs to upgrade. To have your product perform substandard due to using a $3 pot instead of an$8 one is not good for the company reputation and it may be part of the reason for the volume  drop when using the autotune.