i’ve followed the forum pretty regularly for the last year or two but i don’t think i’ve seen anyone with this issue…and i’ve done some searches over the last couple days, but not seeing any previous mentions turn up… has anyone run into the issue of multiple Tracks and/or entire Banks of Tracks just…disappearing?
on more complex songs i’ve been sorting different portions of the song into different Banks of Tracks…so part A of the song will all be using Tracks 1-16 in Bank A. well i’ve been building up a song for the last month+, returning to it regularly, and got it to where it was 95% complete and ready for a performance/recording. Banks A, B, C, & D were all being used, most Tracks had something or another on it. well i put it away for about a week to re-approach it, and in that time i worked on other songs in other Projects on the Pyramid, and on other gear. i of course had saved this first main Project multiple times. many, many times. at no point had any of the work i’d done just disappeared. and though i would delete or move around some Tracks to different Tracks and to different Banks, at no point did i do a mass deletion of Tracks…however when i returned to this Project a few days ago, Bank A is perfectly as i left it, all Tracks as they were. but Banks B, C, & D have just vanished. there’s nothing at all saved in them anymore (no FX, no MIDI routing changes i’d made, nothing)… and i was livid. i’ve calmed down somewhat and been searching my brain trying to remember if i did something strange, and i’ll list the only things i can think of below…but my main question is: has anyone seen this behavior happen? is this a known issue and i’ve just run into at a time that happens to destroy hours & hours & hours of work?
and before anyone asks, i didn’t backup the Project, of course. felt no need to as i’ve never had this sort of thing occur.
so here’s the only things i can think of that could’ve possibly caused some issue:
- for the aftorementioned song i’m using the Elektron Rytm for drums, sequences all on the Rytm entirely though, nothing but clock was coming from the Pyramid to the Rytm…i did a lot of copy/paste/delete on the Rytm’s patterns. Rytm’s banks/patterns are divided up very similarly to the Pyramid’s
- i transferred sysex files onto my Elektron Rytm. i did this through a direct USB cord from my laptop to the Rytm, but the Pyramid may have been turned on and hooked up via MIDI. (Pyramid MIDI out > Rytm MIDI in).
- in a different project on the Pyramid i was using a separate MIDI sequencer to send notes/CC values/MIDI info to the Pyramid where the Pyramid was the slave, etc.
none of those things were my first time doing any of that…but they’re the only things i can imagine possibly could’ve caused some issue, however i don’t think any of them are likely (hell, i doubt any of them really are even possible that they could’ve deleted Banks of Tracks in the Pyramid!) but i felt it worth mentioning.
so, without thinking clearly as soon as i first noticed ‘oh shit, my Tracks on Banks B, C, & D are all gone!’ i immediately reloaded the project. if there was any chance of recovery because of a bug i’m guessing that killed it right there…so i’m pissed over all but pretty accepting of the fact that my work is surely all just disappeared. i’m more concerned and taking the trouble to post all this here to see if it’s something anyone else has seen, and if not then maybe contacting Squarp for a bug report (in which case i’d be typing all this out anyway! ha)…but ultimately i’m concerned with making sure there’s no way this ever happens again. i can’t back up the device every time i turn it off, that’s just not going to happen…so prevention and confirming reliability is key here. and, as i’m assuming this is either an obscure bug or just weird combination with some amount of user error, i want to know what the hell i possibly could’ve done wrong to have caused this (as i at no point deleted 3 Banks in this project!).