> >All my gear is pre-midi, I'm still using CV/gate, triggers, 24p clocks >and > >FSK code. > > Being a guitar player, I only use gear designed in the past 5 years or >more > than 40 years ago. I can't relate to technologies from the 70's, so I >don't > know what you're talking about here. :-) Well I do know what you're talking about (I use all that stuff too) but I'm not sure what you mean. :) I use my echoplex live and just push the buttons on the front to get it to do what I want. Are you trying to sync it to something or just have it "play along"? I don't use any midi but I have three drum machines, a slew of processors and a couple cv/gate synths running. I have a submixer going into the echoplex and capture bits of the drums, do live tape loops with the EP by feeding it stuff form a cassette player live, and so on. It fits in rather nicely (we have one of the old 70's echoplexes as well) with all the other gear. I'd say it's a good tool for messing with the old stuff. I guess I should point out I don't want my tape loops synced to the beats as they are mostly vocals or spoken word tapes and I mess with them live a lot. > The plex can sync to pulses, using the BeatSync input. Does that help? My main clock is the standard Roland 24 PPQ Dinsync but I also have a divider running out from a CR8000 drum machine spitting out 24PPQ on a 1/4" jack (this triggers the gate on the synths) I've never tried triggering the EP from this although it *may* work. From what I gathered in the manual the Brothersync input was totally proprietary so I never looked to getting it "sync'd other ways. I didn't even know there was a "beat sync" input. really? I gotta get from behind my synths sometime and see what's going on in the rack more often. If this is what I think it may be it could proabbly take a +5 gate trigger from on of the old CV/gate sequencers or analogue synths. Hmmm, it might be worth a try... -------- Help Wanted Productions - Bringing you the best in organic electronic and sweaty rock music since we started. Http://www.voicenet.com/~legion Available next month: "The Feedback Machine" a new studio album from the Music for Isolation Tanks live lineup. Only $6.00 postpaid!