MIDI clock sync works great in plenty of apps, it’s just not that well documented in the Core MIDI documentation so some developers haven’t quite managed it. Finger seem to have done it well with BassLine and MoDrum so it shows it can be done. Their apps sync flawlessly. StepPolyArp is also a really good example. It can (and has been) done well.
Having a third party tool for sync’ing may offer a possible workaround for sync’ing apps with one another, but you still need regular old MIDI Clock Sync to sync with external MIDI hardware, nothing is going to get around that.
Looking at how Well Steinberg have implemented other features I to Cubasis I’m sure that if they do implement MIDI clock sync then they will do it well. I just hope it’s on their to-do list??
Yes, your right. BeatMaker does seem to have timing issues.
Meteor, however, has rock solid MIDI Clock Sync. It has latency adjustment too (both positive and negative) but you don’t need it when used with BassLine or MoDrum. It’s tight. I guess they put it their so that you can adjust the timing to deal with other apps that haven’t quite nailed it.
Just because many developers have struggled to get it working right (mainly due to the poor documentation available) doesn’t mean that it’s not possible. I’m sure Steinberg must have the know-how to do a good job as they’ve worked with Core MIDI for many years.
Same question here. It would be very helpful when triggering drummachines like DM1 (pretty tough to record it when you have to start the machine exactly where the recording begins (or you don´t do it and adjust it later on which is tricky as well)
You´re right. I confused it, because the supporters of DM1 stated that they are planning to do a full midi implementation. But honstly, a synced start-stop would be o.K. to begin with as it would at least allow to have a synchronised starting point for a loop or other drum pattern.
So let´s substitute DM1 in my previous post by Molten, which already has a full midi implementation. In any case it would be VERY helpful to have Cubasis sync to other loop or pattern based apps.
I just recorded a bunch of audio track into Cubasis from my external gear, and then had to spend ages trimming all of the recordings afterwards. A real pain to be honest. Cubasis really needs MIDI clock sync!