Technical question about midi sync
In my experience syncing into my digital recorder this has been impossible, however I wanted to see if anyone else out there knew how to pull it off:
Can you use midi to sync a track into your recorder that has tempo changes? For example, your track starts at 85bpm and then you change the last bars of the song to 90bpm.
Using the equiptment that i have now (EPS & AKAI DSP-12) this isnt possible because the midi sync speed of the master will make the slave play at it's speed regardles if you have a speed change or not.
Is the key to make my keyboard the master and have it control my recorder so that the tempo of the recorder always matches the sequencer?
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Thanks for the help everyone. I'm gonna try to slave my recorder to my sequencer and try to figure out the tempo maps feature.
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Print, you know I have an ASR-10 and a Tascam 4-track. I'm not sure how those digital machines and their midi/sync works, but actually, I use a midi sync box (about $80-$100) "got it from Sound Ideas years ago". Anyway, how it works is, I first would play my song/sequence...the full song whatever the tempo is, etc. etc. At the same time, I record the sync tone...(on the Tascam track 4) then when the song is done, I rewind the tape, switch my ASR-10 in midi, then push play on my Tascam and I have excellent sync. But the thing is, you don't want to make it too drastic of a tempo change...but like I said, I don't have a digital recorder, so maybe my info don't mean jack.
Yes, people are probably trippin' off of this: IT'S TRUE, I ONLY USE TECHNICALLY "3" TRACKS.
try slaving your recording device to your sequencer....if that doesn't work then see if your recording device has an operation like "read changes" or "read song format" the trick is to get it to read the "song" information or whatever your sequencer considers to be the final sequence that allows tempo changes. good luck
i use an asr 88 and the recorder i have at home is the sony mdm x4 minidisc 4 track. when i set the tempo map thingy, it is possible to set the tempos for specific ranges... lets say the first verse is at 85 bpm and is 16 bars, you set 01 (first section), 16 (bars), 85 (bpm)... then 2livecrews verse comes in so you set 02, 16, 130... and so on...
your master (the recorder) must have this ability, or it doesnt matter what your slave is capable of...
when we finish tracks at the studio, the engineer is able to program the adats with no problems, but i dont know how he does it, since i am not familiar with his equipment...
double check the manual for your recorder