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Re: RC-50 tempo sync issues via MIDI clock

Oh excuse me in my last email! NOT Kenny, Teddy's findings.
richard sales
glassWing farm and studio
vancouver island, b.c.

On 11-Apr-07, at 8:19 AM, Teddy wrote:

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 number:

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?