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Wow... time for that warehouse! .... no, no... I said WAREHOUSE.
Best Kickstarter project I've ever been a part of. I've never felt lacking for updates about progress, the stretch goals are actually being implemented and the whole thing is just top notch. Great job guys!!! You are about to spawn a whole generation of 2-finger virtuosos 🎹 +✌🏼= 🎼
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It will make a fantastic controller for the awesome new Beat Maker 3 on iPad.....
Brad, I'm not sure which is which, even after doing this midi sh*te for over 30 years. So I'll explain and you tell me what I prefer. To me, it's all MIDI time code, but it matters to some hardware.
I use Ableton Live (or other host, or even a MIDI drum machine e.g. TR-505) as the conductor/MIDI master clock for all other devices (hardware and software). It works... mostly.
It does *not* work properly with most modern Dave Smith synths. I sold my Prophet 12 for this reason; I have friends who dumped their Prophet 08's for the same reason.
When you send these synths external midi clock and play chords manually (as you would in a live situation), the arp in those synths *does* follow the midi clock tempo; but they *do not* begin on the downbeat unless you have the perfect timing of a god.
So what would that be, MIDI Song Pointer, or MBC?
Also, what does Ableton Live send out natively, MBC?
I do know that MTC has better resolution than MBC.
Does this help or make more questions?
If you can answer the DSI arp issue, tell me here (is it Song pointer or MBC?).
Robert Dorschel thanks for the great reply, which is really what we're after.
So it works like this:
MBC midi beatclock is akin to a a square wave output in the sense that it doesn't really do anything except send out a time signal. The signal inherently contains tempo and a few commands. START, STOP, CONTINUE.
So, using this method to sync while keeping the tempo the same, has no real way of keeping in phase with your music, unless you have a fast hand and can also mentally account for any delay possibly incurred by the midi device you are playing and anything else in the chain.
MTC (midi timecode) is more like SMPTE and is sent over sysex, it works on absolute time and frames
SPP (song position pointer) is similar to MTC but instead is sending bars, beats, notes, down to clock ticks,
Both MTC and SPP 'should' solve issues with for instance, arps not starting in the right places etc, but then we have to figure out, do we want kordbot to hold off starting the arp until the next bars downbeat occurs, or do we want to play it as soon as the player hits the key..
So far, we have only implementd midi beat clock, but Bill L. Behrendt is today working on implementing both MTC and SPP as we're going to need this anyway for the sequencer..
I guess it's a combo of beat clock, gate and Link.
Midi clock..name one item that receives midi time code (a continuous data stream)...there ain't many out there...probably broadcast equipment.
Abletons jam sync facility is cool for the modular guys...Ableton can be a slave..Logic has to be the master...can't be a slave anymore.
I'm running an Expert Sleepers USAMO for clocks ...it does SSP...clocks, notes and sysex ...all sample accurate...amazing now i run it on a balanced line. we have a 16 outs Expert Sleepers Silent way rig too at the main studio ...each header can be split to do din sync as well...I'm also running a Unitor 8 mk2..primarily for 8 midi in's and an iConnectivity for iPad in's.
I'm clocking an RS7000 from the USAMO and then using the grid sequencer on there to play the alchemy synths in Logic....it's super tight.
interesting that a lot of you say MBC, which begs the question, even though you are at the right tempo, how do you ensure that whatever you a syncing up actually plays 'in phase' with your music?
All 3 haha
MTC and SPP are rarly used, but if you implement them some people will be happy
I second the mtc even logic has ah option to sync with that.
Mbc o spp should work for me
I like being able to choose whether a pattern change command A) waits until the next bar, or B) switches instantly but remains at the same bar position. I like being able to choose this live, at that moment, with a shift button. it would also be great if I could configure by settings whether the shift option does the A or the B action.
MBC is the minimum. others are nice.
Both MBC and MTC they are essential, also triggering a sequence with a note to be able to manually resync in live conditions that require MBC
are you sticking with it being strictly a midi instrument or will you be making this a stand alone instrument? i don't have a computer so it would be cool
A rack mount kit would be nice....
Ordering one in the next couple days. Excited to play with it
One Kordbot to rule them all.™
Ordered mine a while back, when these sexy suckers crashing into our studios?!!
Kordbot is like 'you are my bitches'
Someone in the UK import a stack of these
no banana for scale? (amateur!) : D .... <3 ... just kidding
How does it compare in size to a .50 Desert Eagle?
Kordbot ... is like nearly waiting 2 years for mine ... 🙄😉
are the dimensions on the indiegogo page still accurate (Width: 14” / Depth: 4.5” / Height: 2.5”) or are they for the earlier model with less pads/knobs? just planning out my desk space for when the kordbot arrives