I am trying to set up a sync-system with PT 8HD. I want Cubase to be the Machine Control MASTER, but the MIDI Timecode SLAVE. The PT machine will obviously be the opposite - Machine SLAVE, MTC MASTER, because I am hosting the video in ProTools.
I am fairly certain I have my sync settings set appropriately in both, but when I turn on the external sync it says “Idle” - when I press play the PT machine plays, but Cubase just sits there doing nothing. Occasionally it will figure it out for a split second as if it is successfully locked, but then it loses it again almost immediately. Sometimes when I return to the beginning of the session, the External Sync thing on the transport says, “t of Range” (I assume that first word would be “Out” if the space were long enough…), and again when I hit play PT goes and Cubase doesn’t budge.
Just to make it that much more frustrating - this has worked in the past, and just stopped working recently.
Just to be sure, my Project Sync settings are:
Timecode Source: MIDI Timecode (MTC Input set to the path I created called “MIDI Sync”)
Then under “Machine Control Output Destination” the MC Master Active box is checked, with the MMC Input set to “MTC Sync”, the MMC Output set to “MTC Sync”, MMC Device ID set to “1” Number of Audio Tracks set to 24.
In PT under Peripherals, Machine Control, the MIDI Machine Control Remote (Slave) has an Enable box that is checked, ID number set to “1”. Under Synchronization under MTC Reader and Generator both the Reader port and Generator Port are set to “MTC Sync”
So essentially everything is set to MIDI Sync and Cubase knows it should (theoretically) be the MMC Master, and should be receiving MTC. ProTools knows it should be the MMC Slave, and should be sending MTC.
Any help is greatly appreciated.