I've owned a Reface CS since January. I absolutely love it, but within a day or two I started to notice some bugs. (It either it came with Firmware 1.30 or I updated it myself the very first hour I got it.)
For example there's this one patch that keeps changing over time. It's like there's a super slow LFO going, while the FX and LFO are turned off. The rate of change is also much slower then the LFO is capable of. Today I had another patch that did the same thing but a lot more noticable and I made a recording: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nu2peh1x9eip8h3/wtf3.mp3?dl=0
As you can hear there is a Huge change in the timbre while I'm not doing anything. I'm feeding it Midi notes through Reaper and I'm also not convinced the timing is correct. It seems like there's some minor variations. Reaper and SoundMondo do not seem to play nice together. But don't get me started on SoundMondo bugs...
I also very quickly noticed problems with the looper. If I turn on Distortion and move the Depth and Rate sliders quickly it affects the speed of the looper. I assumed this is just the DSP engine not being able to cope with everything the designers wanted it to do and that's okay. But I've noticed more problems with the looper.
Here I'm playing a simple 4 note sequence and again I'm not touching ánything.
Yet every time it loops through I get different results. Notes are missing. This seems to happen a lot with some of my patches with a long attack. I can't see why after recording (and quantizing) the loop shouldn't sound the same every time.
This is the patch I used. I've asked the Synthesizer subreddit if they could reproduce it as there are a lot of Reface users there, but I didn't get a response. I've also asked the Reface Group on Facebook if they could reproduce the changing timbre problem, but no response to that either.
Again I love my CS, I'd happily buy a second one if I'd ever lost it or something, but how hard it can be to get perfect timing out of it when sending it midi data, how the sound just won't stay the same sometimes and how it's missing notes makes it very hard to use. Especially live, but also in the studio this can be very time consuming. I'm really hoping there's an easy fix, because I don't want to replace it. I'm not interested in the popular alternatives that only have 4 note polyphony and cost way more.
What do you guys recommend? Should I send it back? Should I try and re-install the 1.30 Firmware? I guess if it's already installed it just won't do anything?
(Also making a long post while only being able to see the last 1.75 lines is a real pain. And why can't I choose a username? Or atleast change it after registereing in my profile settings? Is this Forum as bugged as SoundMondo or is it just me?)