i have a problem which I really need to solve.
When connecting the FZ1 to the FZ10 with the FZ to FZ port cable (see previous posting) there is an audible noise of approximately actually +/- 196 hertz (key G3, I said 50Hz before
) coming from all outputs of both samplers. It's there all the time and is really disturbing. Disconnect the cables and it is gone.
I tried everything like resoldering, earthing and unearthing the power plugs, put them in the same and in different power outlets, different mixer. Kept them away from other power- and datacables, swapped the cable etc. The noise coming from the FZ1 is more distinct than from the FZ10. Even if I shut the FZ10 down it is still coming from the FZ1. The other way around there is less noise.
When transferring data through the port cabkle that becomes audible as well. I guess we all heard that sound before in other audio equipment like synthesizers and digital mixers.
Data transfer itself is no problem and goes smoothly. No corrupted data or time outs.
Did anybody who is using a simalar set up face the same problem?
Is there a solution? Will putting resistors between the pins and wires help? Or is the wiring described by Jeff McClintock in the pdf.file correct?http://www.warningwillrobinson.com.au/I ... mation.pdf
The main problem of course is that if I want to use the FZ10 and the FZ1 together I want to be able to load the FZ10 through the floppy emulator of the FZ1 using the port cable and not use the floppy drive in the FZ10 or, least of all use mididump.
I will make another cable now because I didn't try a proper shielded cable, just an old 25 wired printercable (need only 16 according to the wiring scheme), but I'm very pessimistic about the result. Worst case scenario is that there is a error in design of CASIO's FZ1 port. That leaves me just using the cable occasionally for data transfer from the FZ10's floppy drive to the FZ1 floppy emulator's SD card and afterwards disconnect the cable.
Not really an option.