So I got my The Glide in yesterday and only had an hour or so to play with it before I went to bed. It took me a while to figure out how to get it to play (I was shaking the wrong controller at first lol). It seemed like it had a pretty solid connection in that hour. When I woke up this morning I woke up too early and so I had a little bit of extra time, and I ended up playing with The Glide some more, but now something was different. When I powered it up I could only get it to play for 10 seconds, sometimes longer. The amount of time wasn't the consistent. After that I'd have to power cycle it, turning it off with the thumbwheel, and then turning it back on. It usually worked pretty quick, could get it to play for a while, and then nothing.
So I had an idea what might have been going on, but now I'm not too sure. Originally when I set up The Glide I was going to set it up via bluetooth. I don't even know why I chose that, maybe because I had seen it in the instructions first. I'm connecting it to a Windows 10 Surface Pro. The directions for it were a little clunky (the instructions say press the thumbstick button, when previously in the directions it's described as a thumb button, and of course there's the thumbstick, too.) I got it to connect finally, but then I realized from there the midi wasn't going to automatically to Ableton Live just because the bluetooth is connected, and I also realized, duh, I wanted to connect it via USB anyways. I connected it via USB and it worked pretty much instantly.
So now in the morning I jump on and I'm having the weird issue with it quiting. I have to set it aside and I go to work, and I'm thinking about it at work. I think oh maybe the bluetooth is connecting and that's causing the USB part to quit working once the bluetooth actually connects.
Now I'm home and I tried out my theory, I delete the bluetooth entry in my devices list, but it's still having the same issue. :( But maybe while my computer has unpaired, how does The Glide know it's unpaired? Is it still trying to unpair? Is there a way to turn off the bluetooth from The Glide?
I thought of another test, and I plugged in headphones to listen to the built-in synth, and the synth quits playing at the same time the MIDI quits playing, which I wasn't expecting if it's just an issue with the MIDI connectivity, and in fact even when the USB cord isn't plugged in it still has the issue when listening through the headphone port.
So, I'm super excited to really get into this, the one hour I had last night was magical and my head is swimming with ideas of how to use it :) but for now I'm running into this odd roadblock.