Last used my organelle about a month ago and when I tried booting up today the screen said: “no patches detected.” First thing I did was reboot it. When that didn’t work, I ejected the USB drive and plugged it into my computer, which did not detect it on either USB ports. I triple checked to make sure the usb was plugged in properly, but nothing changed. I always power off the instrument before removing the power supply and no liquids have been spilled on the organelle.
Honestly, I am freaking out right now, because I had a ton of saved user patches with no backup anywhere! I know that’s my fault and I feel pretty dumb about it, but I have never had a USB drive crap out on me. This instrument stays in my studio and is never around food or beverage, so I figured it’d be safe.
Anybody else had this problem? Are the USB drives just junk? I have only had it since December and occasionally use it for production side of things, so for it to crap out that quickly is pretty frustrating. Any advice??
No, I made sure it was in the right way as that was the solution to someone else having the problem. I’ve only edited patches via my computer maybe 3 or 4 times, so the USB stick hasn’t been removed and inserted more than 10 times before today. Im really baffled at what could have happened.
I might be flogging a dead horse here but the usb stick goes in the opposite way on a computer compared to when it goes in an organelle.
Anyways - yeah that is really weird. A new usb stick is in order I suppose - or if you want avoid usb issues altogether and get faster uploads to memory - a new sd card and a raspberry pi WiFi dongle:
Ya, I realized it goes into the computer backwards vs the way it goes into the organelle. The SD card solution might be a good way to go for the future. I already ordered a new USB, so unless I need both USB inputs for something other than storage, I’ll probably keep using it the same way. I know i can get all the base patches I had from patch storage, but all of my custom user presets are gone, so that sucks. I’ll keep trying to access it, but at this point I think it might be toast.
unfortunately if its the white one supplied, then yeah many have had issues with them.
(C&G now ship a sandisk one now I believe)
as a last resort, you might be able to try a disk repair application on it.
its fat32, so you should be able to find something on mac/windows or linux - sorry, I dont have a recommendation for what to try.
if you do this, id only pull off the files you have changed e.g. presets, not PD files/externals.
(but honestly, it might end up being some effort, might be easier to start from a clean sheet again, unless you really are missing something important)
personally, Id use it as an opportunity to update and start from a clean slate.
grab an 8gb SD card, a wifi card , and burn the new 3.1 sd card image from C&G and use the new sdcard/wifi workflow… that way you’ll feel more like its progress, rather than a loss
The WiFi adapter really expands the functionality of the organelle!
You’ll be able to sync with other organelles and any computer/tablet apps that use Ableton’s “link” protocol.
It’ll also be easier to upload new patches and samples, as you can do it wirelessly.
well, I think you first would be advised to check in your ‘attitude’ at the door…
this community is really friendly, and will readily help people get started,
but i dont know about others… but I don’t find your ranting particularly inviting to help you.
also you don’t need to start posting on multiple topics, many of us will give you a hand when we see it.
(you only posted 20 minutes ago!)