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Re: Mobius/VST/VSTi host-sequencer with external sync?

On 26 jun 2006, at 20.07, mark sottilaro wrote:

> Does
> anyone have any experience getting a sequencer synced
> from a midi clock originating outside the computer?

Yes, It's ususally working just fine. What I meant, when I said I  
don't like the way Live syncs to Mobius, is that I sometimes do  
destructive loop cutting (like ending a Multiply with REcord, like I  
do on the EDP as well) that abruptly changes the tempo. Quite often  
when I did that, Live lost sync. And since I don't like watching the  
laptop screen when playing I only discover it after some seconds when  
the music starts to sound sea-sick ;-)   My old Repeater was a very  
trusty Sync Slave, it even sounded good when failing.

> I'd love to here any ideas or experiences with doing
> inter computer sync.

As long as the tempo stays the same it use to work just fine. But  
many music applications sound better when not synced so I actually  
quite often simply put a second computer to the same tempo and start  
recording without any sync between the two machines. Then I match the  
timing for the new recording by ear to have it fit in with the big  

> I've also been hearing about
> MIDI over ethernet that sound like a promising
> alternative.

If MIDI is sent through ethernet doesn't help if the applications  
cant detect MIDI clock, or MTC or whatever....

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