EddieJ wrote:I ran the mod sequencer of the MS2000R while triggering notes via MIDI. The mod sequencer kept up just fine.
I just tested it again to be sure. So far, my MS2000R, EMX and ESX all keep up with Abelton clock. I just wish there were a way to transmit a restart signal to the Electribes, they just kinda pause and move on if I use Ableton's restart key.
EDIT: I played a pattern that used heavy sync delay on the EMX while getting clock from Ableton.
I heard it. The delay..
The delay was gltching as though I were adjusting the time.
Ableton seems like such great software, why must this happen???
My CPU stays down at a cool 3% since all I send is MIDI. How is this too hard for the clock?
I'm putting in a trouble ticket. Maybe there are so few of us using hardware the MIDI sync issue is still in the back of their minds???
I'm a believer now... a believer who believes "there be some 'splainin to do." I just paid for a new computer and this software. The really odd part is when Ableton is set to get the clock from one MIDI source and send it on out to another, I can see the two clock indicators (send/ receive) losing track of each other.
I'd love to know if there is really someone who doesn't have a problem with sync.
Just to be sure, I'll be upgrading to Live 6.3 before I put in my ticket (I got 6.0 when I ordered it).
i have a similar (ish) setup to u, and last time i did some midi sync tests with my korg er 1 drum machine i got the same problem that you had. it seems the sync delay changes at random times. i noticed it more when start / stopping the ableton timeline. initially, u start out at a low sync delay value, then as it randomly f*cks up it gets larger and larger and...
it doest seem to be particularly steady either, in terms of both sync and midi notes... i thought i wasnt that good a drummer!
i still dont understand why modern equipment is so poor at handling midi clock??? i think i'm going to raid a 2nd hand shop, get me an atari ST just for the f**ing midi clock!
In terms of ableton live, i am not convinced the problem lies exclusively within the software. My current hunch is that the remote SL which i am using in automap mode, could also be part of the problem. perhaps it cant handle being in automap mode and sending / receiving MIDI clock msg? altho' i have done no tests yet to back this up, but i have a 2x2 midi box - with which i have previously and successfully used MIDI clock.
Last time i ran into these problems, i emailed ableton support who got back to me stating they were aware of potential problems with midi timing and were looking into it, but that was quite a while ago... also i recently noticed mr.henke said that one of the things which will be addressed in future updates is midi timing... fingers crossed and they might do something soon, or at least confirm in this post that they are aware of the issues... (?)
in the meanwhile, eddiej can u tell us what midi device u are using, and on what platform?
i will do some more tests with live 6.03 to see if the problem is still there.