Noah Not Making Any Sound...

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Noah Not Making Any Sound...

Post by paugui » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:41 pm

So, I got my Creamware Noah EX today but am unable to make it sound...

The synth itself looks like in new condition (I think it's basically a NOS product, with very minimal use), but while I can connect it to the computer and it seems to receive MIDI, no sound comes out of it...

When it starts, I noticed that, before it shows me the presets, it displays "ACK Timeout".
Is this a sign of a problem?

The person I got it from wasn't sure how to use it, but he told me he took it to a studio where they told him everything was ok...
Since the price was really low, I would be ok even if it had some minor flaws, but as right now I am actually unable to take anything out of it...

I see the volume is at the maximum, but clicking on the volume knob doesn't make it play the demo sequence it is supposed to (or at least, I can't hear it using the headphones, main outputs or even the USB Audio in Ableton).

Also, since I haven't used my other Noah for a long while, I am unsure if it is supposed to be very slow changing presets and even the buttons on the right side of the panel seem to be really slow responding...

Anyone has any idea what can be the problem?

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Re: Noah Not Making Any Sound...

Post by paugui » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:15 pm

To complement the previous information, my Creamware Noah EX features OS 1.4.23.

From what I could find in this other post - - I should be able to fix the problem by reinstalling the OS, right?

If that's it, it's not a big deal, as I don't think I have the latest version and would like to get the synths that aren't featured on it.

Could anyone confirm if this should be it, or can it be something a bit deeper?

Would be a huge relief to know a simple OS update would fix all the problems! :)

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Re: Noah Not Making Any Sound...

Post by garyb » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:34 pm

the NOAH is a computer.
if the software is corrupted, it won't work right. since you have an error message and no sound, it's certainly worth a try to reload the software.

if it's a hardware problem, you might be S.O.L....

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Re: Noah Not Making Any Sound...

Post by 3dcandy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:38 pm

OS update should fix it ;)
Remember older version of osx and Win work best

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