[Ardour-Users] Using the BCF2000 MIDI ports

Jonathan Stowe jns at gellyfish.com
Thu Sep 20 06:11:19 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 07:55 -0400, Jesse Chappell wrote:
> On 9/20/07, Jonathan Stowe <jns at gellyfish.com> wrote:
> > However the drum machine he no start when I start the transport :-( I
> > think I might have to spend some quality time with the documentation for
> > the device as I thought I had it set up right :-\
> Yeah, most drum machines don't accept MTC (which is a timecode format,
> not a musical tempo clock), instead they look for MIDI clock messages
> which get sent 24 times per quarter note (IIRC), and probably also the
> clock start and stop events (which are different from the MMC
> transport messages that ardour sends).   All in all, I have a feeling
> ardour won't give your drum machine the info it needs via midi :(

As noted in other e-mail it is simpler than that - the device whilst
having an option in its "menu" to allow for MIDI clocking doesn't
actually implement it - apparently they took a more featureful machine
and reduced its cost by removing some of the hardware :-\


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