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Re: Re EDP loosing MIDI Clock sync - Quest

That's bizarre--have you tried hooking both EDP's up to the same MIDI
source at the same time?  I'll try duping this problem tonight when I
get home.  BTW, what era EDP does he have?


On 12/1/05, Per Boysen <per@boysen.se> wrote:
> >> I've never noticed any sync flaws with my own EDP, but a friend with
> >> Loop4 reported to me that his EDP looses MIDI clock sync each time he
> >> goes Next Loop. He is running an AKAI MPC1000 as the MIDI clock
> >> master and the EDP is set to Timing/Sync= IN. He says it was working
> >> perfectly in Loop3. Any comments?
> > On Nov 12, 2005, at 11:55, a k butler wrote:
> > need more info
> > "looses clock sync" means
> > 1) " loop is wrong length and drifts"
> > 2) " loop starts at wrong place"
> >
> > Quantise = ?
> > SwitchQuant = ?
> >
> > Probably he hasn't quite got his loop4 settings to match
> > those he had in loop3.
> >
> > Loop4 sync=In has always been very reliable.
> >
> > andy
> Hi Andy,
> Thank you for your input on this. To answer your questions, the loops
> start at the wrong places. We tried all quantize settings.
> SwitchQuant usually set to Cycle. Sync is failing when MoreLoops=4 or
> more. At MoreLoops=3 or less it's working fine, just as his Loop 3
> does. Here's the sequence of actions we tested:
> - Start the Akai MPC (MIDI Clock master)
> - Wait until EDP hooks up to sync.
> - Press Record to start recording the first loop.
> - Press NextLoop to record the second loop (LoopCopy= off)
> - Press NextLoop to record the third loop
> - Press NextLoop to record the fourth loop
> - Press NextLoop to listen back to the first loop
> Now, the problem is that the loops (not the first loop) tend to play
> back too late. Loop length is correct but I get the feeling that the
> EDP has been starting to record "too late" and also stopped recording
> "too late".
> This guy is my personal live looping student and I'm hired by the
> school to help him out with a concert project that includes a lot of
> looping. He is quite used to Looping with Loop 3 in his EDP and a
> very good multi instrument musician (he can hit the Next button
> accurately ;-). He just recently bought Loop 4 and unfortunately this
> problem makes it impossible for him to use Loop 4. This week we took
> out the new Loop 4 chip and put back his old Loop 3. After that the
> EDP does follow sync and switching actions as expected - with the
> same settings as used with Loop 4.
> Is this something others have experienced in Loop4? (I have not, mine
> is working ok on the same series of actions, under the same settings)
> Advice? Is there some way to test that his Loop 4 chip is not defect?
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
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