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Re: Repeater and sync from midi in

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kim Flint" <kflint@loopers-delight.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, July 18, 2003 4:01 PM
Subject: Re: Repeater and sync from midi in

> At 12:51 PM 7/18/2003, Paul Sanders wrote:
> > > The repeater will interpret any midi notes received on it's channel 
> > > be pitch messages.
> >
> >I wonder if there is a way around that the developers should have used?!
> no, they did it right. You should have your drum machine on a different
> midi channel from the repeater. clock is global, so it doesn't matter 
> channel the devices are on for sync to midi clock.

I don't consider that *right*. The RIGHT way to do it would be to develop
such that this like this wouldn't cause obscure problems for people who
don't happen to know. What about the case where a person is sending MIDI
program changes to the beat box via a MIDI foot controller that only
supports one midi channel (like the multitude of FCB1010 users might be
doing, and I would be doing if I hadn't taken the 1010 back)? They are then

Yes, it WORKS, and there's somewhat of a justification for NOT dealing with
this, if for no other reason, COST, but since they chose not to do this 
should have plastered an unmissable caveat in the manual about it!

This is the perspective of a guy who's been a software developer in a world
where things have to work correctly and robustly (high end commercial Unix


> kim
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