Prophet VS Waveform Joystick not working
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15th August 2013
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Prophet VS Waveform Joystick not working

Any Prophet VS users around? Have you ever heard of a problem with the VS where the waveform joystick isn't working?

A VS is the newest addition to my workshop and it sound every bit as marvelous as it's legend claims however the joystick doesn't do any change to the sounds. Does it mean it's broken? If so, can it be repaired (hopefully home-repaired)? Or am I missing a key detail somewhere to enable the vector joystick?
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These breaking are a common problem and they are hard to get. I think there is a replacement, but won't be the same as the original
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rumor has it that a Flight of Harmony joystick can be used as a replacement

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maybe they'll sell you a joystick- worth a try (sure looks nice)
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Stab a screwdriver down in there and root around!



Lol don't do this.
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Any Prophet VS users around? Have you ever heard of a problem with the VS where the waveform joystick isn't working?
It isn't working properly on every Prophet VS, not just yours.

It resets with each key press. This renders whole joystick basically USELESS.
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16th August 2013
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Folks you probably misunderstood my message. I didn't write "Joystick broken". I wrote "Joystick isn't working", as in "not doing what it is supposed to do".

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It isn't working properly on every Prophet VS, not just yours.

It resets with each key press. This renders whole joystick basically USELESS.
Really? But this isn't a factory default behavior, is it? I need to go test this. It seemed to me that the sound of my Prophet didn't change at all when I'm moving the joystick.
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I didn't write "Joystick broken". I wrote "Joystick isn't working", as in "not doing what it is supposed to do".
yes, but it *could* be due to a faulty joystick.
maybe my memory is playing tricks, but i don't recall having ever needed to do any thing in order to use the joystick.
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yes, but it *could* be due to a faulty joystick.
I'm not sure if the 'stick' has anything to do with it. How could it interfere with the functionality of the waveform mix? I mean, to me it looks like this is mechanically/electronically taken care of by the metal ball. Maybe I should open the VS and check if there's anything suspicious in the joystick area.

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maybe my memory is playing tricks, but i don't recall having ever needed to do any thing in order to use the joystick.
You mean you never had the need to use it? I don't know. Sure, he VS sounds already great without using the vector stick but it would be nice to hear the waveforms morphing.
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no, i meant that every time i encountered a Prophet VS, the joystick was functional, i.e., i never had to enable it.
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Well I fixed it!

This was rather easy to do! I opened up the VS and the joystick uses two metal rails underneath that are used to adjust the vector. The problem was simply that the stick wasn't inside the two rails and so had no effect.

So once you remove the stick, it's likely that the vector joystick doesn't work because when inserting you're not hitting the right spot between the two rails.

Now I only have to find a way to fix the stick so it cannot be removed easily.

Here's a photo of how it looks:

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fantastic!
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