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Echoplex sync problem

Discussion in 'Ask Steve Lawson & Michael Manring' started by MaHei, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. I've been synchronizing my Echoplex (slave) to my Alesis SR16 drumcomputer (master) and with a single loop it works like a charm. But as soon as I use more than one loop with the NextLoop function, problems start. Even though the SwitchQuant and Quant parameters ar set to Loop and the loops are recorded just fine, when I make a transition from loop 1 to loop 2 with the NextLoop function, the sync may become offset.

    The funny thing is, this offset happens irregularly. Sometimes there is no offset, sometimes the offset seems to be a 16th, sometimes an 8th. I have read in the manual that each loop has its own local MIDI time but if Quant is set to loop and SwitchQuant is set to loop as well, there should be no reason for this offset since the switch should happen exactly on the "1" of the next loop which is also the "1" of the drumcomputer.

    Does anybody have an idea what is causing this and how to remedy it? I have tried the ReAlign function but strangely it doesn't always work as it should, sometimes putting the local starting point on the drumcomputer's "4" instead on the "1", sometimes changing nothing at all.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!
  2. Found the solution in the archives of looper's-delight, below the reference for those who have similar problems. Basically you need to use the TimeCopy function to copy the time signature of the previous loop to the new one.

    Many thanks to Kim Flint!