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May 9, 2008 at 18:13 #775
I’d like to be able to use a transport control or footpedal to engage recording mode, which is usually done via MMC (MIDI machine control).
If the Octopus responded to the basic MMC commands (start, stop, record punch-in, record punch-out, pause) we could use any number of external controls for the transport.
ripeMay 9, 2008 at 21:22 #1542
I second thatMay 10, 2008 at 06:24 #1545Adam WilsonParticipant
Does MMC also provide a command for track record-select? Afaik, it does…May 10, 2008 at 13:05 #1547
Yes, you are right. It allows for record ready commands by track. It uses a bitmask to specify particular tracks. That would be a nice feature also
ripeMay 13, 2008 at 19:10 #1555Quote:Yes, you are right. It allows for record ready commands by track. It uses a bitmask to specify particular tracks. That would be a nice feature also
Could you explain a scenario where you use this feature? I am not sure what you are talking about.May 13, 2008 at 21:09 #1577
For me, it means I could use a foot controller (via MIDI) to enable/disable recording, which frees up my hands to perform correctly when punching in.
The track arming is less important for me, but it should be trivial if adding the other functionality at the same time.
ripeMay 14, 2008 at 08:35 #1578Quote:The track arming is less important for me, but it should be trivial if adding the other functionality at the same time.
But it was that part I was wondering aboutB)May 15, 2008 at 12:59 #1543
I would like the Octupus to send MMC,so that I could use
it as my main transport control.May 15, 2008 at 19:18 #1589Quote:I would like the Octupus to send MMC,so that I could use
it as my main transport control.
As it is now, you just sync whatever you need to sync to the Octo using MTC. Then start and stop on the Octo is the main transport control. Or are you still missing something?May 15, 2008 at 19:33 #1590
I can see a nice use for sending MMC as well.
The octopus *doesn’t* send MTC currently, it sends MIDI clock, along with MIDI start and stop.
MTC is a time based protocol, while MIDI clock is tempo based.
With MMC you can control the transport on a sequencer or multitracker, which could still be acting as the MIDI clock master.
We would need to be able to designate whether the Octopus is MMC master or slave.
ripeMay 21, 2008 at 11:06 #1591
As Ripe says,I could then use the Octopus as the transport for Cubase. Also including MMC may allow the page repeats to reset to 1 when you stop and start.
Which I think they should anyway,as when I record into
cubase I keep forgeting to go in and reset every page,which is a pain in the ass.
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