So, been using my SC5000M players for quite some time now and had no issues. Recently though, one deck would start to lose speed and slow the track down that it was playing. Hard to spot when just listening to one track by itself, but really noticeable when mixing. Usually, sliding the pitch all the way up and down fixed it and things were then fine. However, the last day or two they have got worse. I have a video of the problem but not sure how to post it on here so I will try to explain.
I’ve taken the same track that has been analysed in Engine Prime and exported it in a playlist to a USB as I have done hundreds of times. I’ve loaded the track in deck 1. Deck 2 is linked via ethernet cable and I have loaded the same track to that deck also. I’ve put the pitch at zero on both decks and made sure the percentage of adjustment on the screen is also set to 0%. Both pitches are +/- 10%. I start both decks off at as close to the same time as I can by pressing both play buttons together. Within 3 or 4 seconds, its clearly obvious that one track is faster than the other. Anyone who beat matches by ear can tell and the lights on the mixer channels also flash out of time. I get this same issue if I try the track on 2 separate USB sticks, one in each deck also.
I was hoping that this would be an isolated incident but after logging back on here after being away for quite a while, I can see a number of similar topics. Thats worried me somewhat.
I’m going to try and sync both tracks as I haven’t tried that yet so need to see how that affects things. I’m also going to try with the motor off on both decks too.
I wanted to ask really if there are any other things I can try to resolve this? Also, if there is some sort of common fault happening here, how can I go about rectifying it? Id love to hear any thoughts on this and any help would be greatly appreciated. As things stand at the moment I can barely use the players as mixes just drift away within seconds.