Syncing Cubase 6 Elements to a Boss DR-880

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Syncing Cubase 6 Elements to a Boss DR-880

Postby ranloo » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:53 pm

Hi All,

First post... here it goes...

Have a Boss DR880 from which I want to control Cubase's tempo and start/stop of playback. (so it follows the tempo of a pattern selected on the DR880)

Done the following:
- DR880 MIDI out to MOTIF Rack ES midi in
- MOTIF RACK ES via USB to iMac (OSX Maverick), midi in into Cubase working, I can record notes and stuff
- (turned of the Motif rack's internal midi clock by syncing it to Midi instead of internal...)
- using MIdiSpy I can see coming from the Motif USB midi port the Midi timing clock, start, stop and continue events from the DR-880 as I use it
- In Cubase:
- in transport menu turned 'Use external Sync' on
- in "project Synchronization Setup' set source to 'midi clock', coming from the Motif USB midi port

End result: nada
- Cubase tempo stuck to 120bpm (or whatever set...)
- sync status = idle in transport bar
- start/stop on dr880 does not do anything on Cubase...

I'm stuck...

any tips appreciated...

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Re: Syncing Cubase 6 Elements to a Boss DR-880

Postby Split » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:26 am

Why not sync the dr880 to Cubase instead ?
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Re: Syncing Cubase 6 Elements to a Boss DR-880

Postby thinkingcap » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:51 am

ranloo wrote:- In Cubase:
- in "project Synchronization Setup' set source to 'midi clock', coming from the Motif USB midi port

Certainly not - Cubae can not be slaved to MIDI clock.
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Re: Syncing Cubase 6 Elements to a Boss DR-880

Postby ranloo » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:27 am

thinkingcap wrote:
ranloo wrote:- In Cubase:
- in "project Synchronization Setup' set source to 'midi clock', coming from the Motif USB midi port

Certainly not - Cubae can not be slaved to MIDI clock.


Midi time code... not MIDI clock... and you are right: the eternal confusion between the two: the DR880 sends Midi Clocks, not MTC--- now I get it..

Ok, then the only thing remaining is to sync the other way around (sync the DR880 to Cubase)
Split wrote:Why not sync the dr880 to Cubase instead ?

Tried to avoid this, because now I have to set the tempo in Cubase to match the selected pattern on the DR880... Have to do this manually now after each pattern change...

Thanx, solved it...

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