Pad brightness too low to see!!!

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wildcon
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Pad brightness too low to see!!!

Post by wildcon » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:13 pm

Hi There,

I have just purchased a Push 2 and was very excited to get it up and working.

However, I have one 'major' problem. The pad brightness is so low that I can barely tell whether a pad is on or not. This seems to be worse on the top rows relating to the drum step sequencer. I literally can't tell if I have a pad selected or not! I have turned up the settings to max on the Push settings section, but it seems to make no difference at all.

The lights on the actual drum grid (bottom left) seem brighter albeit not that bright. Should they all be the same? I have tried using different colours but there's no real difference.

Is there a way to turn up the brightness? If not, this baby is going to have to go back :(

Many Thanks
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scheffkoch
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Re: Pad brightness too low to see!!!

Post by scheffkoch » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:45 pm

...just power it...from your description it seems that you only have it connected to your computer via usb...
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wildcon
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Re: Pad brightness too low to see!!!

Post by wildcon » Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:34 pm

Thanks for the tip :) I did have it connected to the power.

Now that it's dark outside it seems much better, so maybe a daylight thing!

I'll try again tomorrow.

Loving it apart from this :)

Cheers
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Re: Pad brightness too low to see!!!

Post by [jur] » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:37 pm

When connected to the power you shouldn't have difficulties with pads brightness during daylight.
If you still think it's not bright enough after tweaking the settings, maybe there's a hardware issue. You can contact support@ableton.com
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Paskuda
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Re: Pad brightness too low to see!!!

Post by Paskuda » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:12 pm

power it up with the power supply and it should blow your eyes ;)
another thing is you can edit brightness settings under setup button.
If this doesnt help you might check for the failure in the power supply.
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Mark Williams
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Re: Pad brightness too low to see!!!

Post by Mark Williams » Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:08 pm

On Push there is a setup button top right. Adjust brightness there.
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