As I was getting VST Connect working with a remote musician today, we were excited to discover the MTC output option and MTC Frame Rate options on the Performer app.
I am recording a TV score and we were hoping to be able to sync video running in a slave DAW with the VST Performer app. We set these outputs to be IAC midi driver in MacOS and had Logic set to receive MTC sync.
It worked kinda. Logic on the remote machine would chase every time I started playback on my host machine, but it would always go to the same place ( 00.57.54.00) regardless of where I started my host Cubase session. It also seemed to be a standing loop at that time code and would not play forward. The subframes would twitch incessantly, but the wiper would not move. We know that the remote Logic is set to sync properly because if my musician launches Cubase on his machine and starts playback, Logic chases the MTC from Cubase perfectly via the IAC driver.
I spent some time with support on Steinberg Support chat and the technician told me that VST performer was only designed for a musician to play MIDI remotely and that we were trying to do something the software wasn’t designed for.
If that’s true, why are there even the options for MTC output and Frame Rate? The only possible reason that these options exist is for video sync, right!!!.
Anyone else had any experience with this?
Steiny, you’ve got a goldmine in this environment right now if you can get this working!!!