Alesis Ai3 malfunction (no sound, flashing LEDS)
While mixing the other day I looked at my rack and realized my Ai3 was producing a wonderful light show and now it has no output. Across the front panel every single LED blinks at about a 128bpm tempo (I could tap the tempo out for interested parties). Optical vs. analog toggle is still responsive, as well as the -10db vs. +4db. Been scouring google to see if anyone else had this problem, but all I found was a thread here that talked about an Alesis active monitor doing the same thing (flashing LED and no output). The poster stated it was a common problem (a design flaw that Alesis recognized), that C8 in the power supply dries up, and that it just requires a quick capacitor swap. Lastly, I want to disclose that this unit just got a premium modification from Black Lion Audio a little less than 6 months ago. It involves decoupling the analog and digital rails with higher quality electrolytics, and some kind of decoupling in the power supply section. I contacted them Thursday and I'm just waiting on a response.