macProVideo.com
Forums
  • KcR
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Jun 20th, 2007, 10:41
    Slaving LP8 to external hardware
    I made a beat on the MPC 1000 and I could run Logic as master and the MPC was syncing to LP8. I then thought of dumping the MPC sequence into Logic for further editing. SEEMS I could not slave LP8 to MPC, is it true they disable the ability to slave Logic, that it has has to be master. If not is there something am missing\ Chris
    Reply
  • Christian L
    Posts: 1410
    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006, 11:50
    Re: Slaving LP8 to external hardware
    Hi KcR, First you will need to setup your MP1000 to slave mode. If in doubt, check you MPC1000 manual. In Logic, go to File > Project settings > Synchronization > General. Make sure Sync Mode is set to "Internal". Then go to the Midi tab. Click Destination 1 and choose the Midi port that is connected to your MPC. Christian
    Reply
  • KcR
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Jun 20th, 2007, 10:41
    Re: Slaving LP8 to external hardware
    Christian, Thanks for the reply. Logic works fine as master, I hit play and the seq on MPC starts playing. Now I want the MPC as master instead, did you mean 'Master'. Thats where I am stuck. When setup as slave, shouldn't tempo in Logic be 'ext'. Also I dont get any midi activity in Logic when I hit the MPC pads?
    Reply
  • Christian L
    Posts: 1410
    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006, 11:50
    Re: Slaving LP8 to external hardware
    Hi KcR, Sorry I misread your first post. My fault! Unfortunately, Logic 8 can't receive MIDI clock synchronization signal anymore. I really don't have have a clue why Apple chose to disable this feature... Does this work if you setup Logic as Master and MPC as Slave ? This way, you could record the MPC as audio in Logic. Christian
    Reply
  • AbbeyRhodes
    Posts: 76
    Joined: Jan 15th, 2008, 08:19
    Re: Slaving LP8 to external hardware
    This is quite possibly the ONE major issue i have with Logic 8. Why did they do it? Logic 7 took an external clock input. Why take a step backward? Makes my live set up more complicated than it needs to be. In your case, I'd say the best option would be to use another midi sequencing program to get your MPC beats in MIDI form, or just use an audio in. Although the Audio in option may seem restricting in terms of editability, remember that you can actually get some interesting results using the various options in the sample editor, and if you're into stutter editing its easier to cut a wave than try to replicate the effect with midi. Also if you're interested try the demo for a plug called Phatmatik Pro. It does some very cool stuff to wave loops.
    Reply
  • KcR
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Jun 20th, 2007, 10:41
    Re: Slaving LP8 to external hardware
    Hi, If I were to export midi data from Logic to MPC1000, is there a way to specify file type. I know the MPC accepts .seq files. Thanks KcR
    Reply
  • Manabu
    Posts: 30
    Joined: Aug 25th, 2008, 08:02
    Re: Slaving LP8 to external hardware
    I have a KORG M3, and I have the exact same problem. Almost all KORG synths even the later ones only outputs MIDI System realtime messages but not the Midi Machine Control (MMC). I was rather disappointed that I was double whammied by MMC being unsupported on M3 and MIDI System Real Time clock unsupported on the Logic... the classic square peg into a round hole problem. As pointed out in other posts, the MIDI system realtime message IS sent out from Logic. It just does not receive it. You do have to turn in on though in the project sync option. Now I know for sure that only option I got is to slave the M3 to the Logic. Fortunately I don't own any other legacy so I can work it, but I don't know what I would have done if I had a bunch of old stuff... all SMPTE conversion boxes are really expensive! From the post I did at Apple's Logic Forum and other places, the general consensus seems to be "What are you talking about! All my stuff supports MTC now." Yeah, right!
    Reply
You must be logged in to post a reply
Recent Threads
Recent Posts
Feedback
Course Advisor
Don't Know Where To Start?
Ask A Course Advisor
Ask Us!
Copy the link below and paste it into an email, forum, or Facebook to share this with your friends.
Make money when you share our links
Become a macProVideo.com Affiliate!
The current affiliate rate is: 50%
Classes Start Next Week!
Live 8-week Online Certification Classes for: