I’m attempting to use Nuendo as a Machine Control slave via 9-pin from a media management software system and it appears the only way to do that is via a TImeBase or a SyncStation. I’ve been through the manual (paper version!) and MMC seems to be the only other option.
The TimeBase has no 64-bit drivers so even though we own one we can’t use it. The SyncStation seems nice and expensive, is that my only option with 9-pin and Nuendo? ProTools has the MachineControl option which, while overpriced, supposedly allows PTHD to be used as a 9-pin slave with a Keyspan adaptor (haven’t tried it).
For those SyncStation or MMC users using Nuendo as a slave - how do you put Nuendo in Sync mode chasing TC? The normal 9-pin commands that an edit system issues don’t include that command as far as I know, so even using the SyncStation I don’t see how I do that. I’ve considered doing something like adding a 9-pin adaptor to our systems and using PlogueBidule to do the translation to MMC, but there doesn’t seem to be a command for “put into Sync (chase) then Record”. I don’t know if a “Sync” (chase) command even exists in MMC that Nuendo can respond to.
I’ve also considered GPI, as I already have built GPI>usb adaptors that can be used in Nuendo, but I don’t think the media management software has any GPI capability.
They could, in theory, issue their commands via network but those commands would have to be in midi-over-network format and they don’t use midi.