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Re: RC-50 tempo sync issues via MIDI clock

all I know is that it doesn't work as advertised. i have not tried it  
as master though. teddy

here my latest reply from Roland US:

Yes, we do know about the issue. It is not a secret by any means that  
the RC-50 has trouble with its sync while acting as a slave. The  
truth is, we don\'t have power over \"the Japanese people\"; they  
have power over us. It is akin to asking guitar center to have one of  
their dealers change their product for them. We are the US  
distributors for the Roland brand. We have asked many many times for  
an update from Japan because we genuinely want to improve the product  
for you guys. That is all we can do. We will pass this email on to  
management for you as well.
I hope that this helps answer your request. If you need more  
assistance in this matter, please either re-submit your support  
request or contact our Product Support Department at the appropriate  

On Apr 11, 2007, at 11:06 AM, Sjaak wrote:

> I also noticed some sync issues with my RC-50 and my synth's  
> arpeggiators. My midi setup:
> - RC-50: master
> - Yamaha S90ES: slave
> - Roland V-Synth: slave
> As soon as I use the tempo pedal, both synth's are synced directly,  
> including the arpeggiator's. But after let's say 10-20 secs, the  
> arpeggiator of the Yamaha is running out of sync. For the V-Synth,  
> it's takes longer but it will start to run out of sync sooner or  
> later.
> But I wonder if it has to do with the RC-50. The main issue here is  
> that the arp pattern isn't re-triggered at the end of the loop. I  
> wouldn't be surprised that any midi devices like PC or Mac  
> sequencers will have the same problem. And I think the same might  
> occur when you use the RC-50 as a slave: the phrases are not re- 
> triggered at end the loop. But I don't know all the internals of  
> the RC-50 so I'm not sure.
> Does anyone agree with my theory?