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Power Toggle For Atom SQ?

+7 votes
asked Aug 7, 2020 in Atom Pad Controllers by himlao808 (240 points)
Just got the Atom SQ and it's fantastic! Wanted to ask if it would be possible to add a power on/off feature? Perhaps pressing and holding the setup button for a few seconds would power down the Atom, and then pressing the setup button again would power it back on? I think this would be brilliant instead of having to plug/unplug the Atom all the time. Thanks for your time -Som

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answered Aug 10, 2020 by AlexTinsley (908,140 points)
Best answer
If you put your computer to sleep, the Atom SQ will also go to sleep about 30 seconds to a minute after the computer.

Other than that just pull the USB-C cable to power it off.
+4 votes
answered Oct 14, 2020 by grogma (240 points)
ditto on this request, I'm not always using Studio One on this machine and there's no value in having the thing blazing away when I'm not using it, unplugging and replugging the unit is a pain.
+1 vote
answered Oct 20, 2020 by aka_busker (24,780 points)
Hi.  I had the lights issue with my Atom pads when plugged directly to the motherboard.  Many motherboards will leave power thru usb to enable mobile phone charging while the pc is in a Stand-by mode.  My solution was to plug it/them into a pci-e usb card.   (N.b.- i had already added the PCI-E usb 3.0 card to my system due to the number of usb devices i use in my studio setup.)  It's more of a workaround than an actual solution per se.  
+2 votes
answered Oct 22, 2020 by jessiejensen (390 points)
Unplugging is hell on ports... I leave mine plugged into a dock. Please fix :(
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answered Dec 15, 2020 by samwocks1 (160 points)
Mine does not go to sleep after 30 sec..  please add a way to turn this off