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Evolver Sequencer MIDI Sync?

chysn

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Evolver Sequencer MIDI Sync?
« on: April 27, 2016, 06:15:56 PM »
I've never had to do this in over a year with my Desktop Evolver, and I'm reaching a high level of frustration here. Is this just one of those known-of-forever MIDI bugs, or is there something I can actually do to fix this?

Basically, I want to start the Evolver sequencer and the Mother-32 sequencer at the same time, using the Evolver. When I press Start on the Evolver, the Evolver starts right away. The Mother-32 sequencer starts, but the timing varies wildly, usually between shortly after the first step to shortly after the second step. The Mother-32 plays at the correct tempo, but at nowhere near the correct time.

By experimenting with various other equipment (Reaper from my Mac, my Alesis MMT-8) I've traced my problem to the fact that the Evolver doesn't send a Start message when the Start button is played; it sends a Continue message. When the Mother-32 receives a Continue message, it responds appropriately. Unfortunately, the appropriate response is to not start from the top.

I guess the short question is, is there a way for the Evolver Desktop to be configured to send a Start message?
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Arturia MicroBrute
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore2
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
GitHub: https://github.com/chysn

Peter Hanes

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Re: Evolver Sequencer MIDI Sync?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2016, 03:14:06 PM »
My Evolver (desktop) sends a MIDI Start message if the current sequencer location is step 1.

If you have stopped the sequence, then start it again, the Evolver will send a MIDI Continue message.

If you have stopped a sequence, then press the Reset button, then start the sequence, the Evolver will send a MIDI Start message.

chysn

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Re: Evolver Sequencer MIDI Sync?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2016, 06:34:42 PM »
I appreciate you checking that out, thank you.
DSI: DSM03; previously: Mopho Keyboard, Desktop Mopho, Evolver, DSM01
Hardware: Eurorack, Arturia MicroBrute
Software: macOS, Ableton, MuseScore2
Modular Grid: https://www.modulargrid.net/e/racks/view/354385
GitHub: https://github.com/chysn