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    Machinedrum as master MIDI setup question.

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    I've got a decent amount of hardware, so I'm confused as to what the best midi setup would be. Here's what I have:

    Digital Performer 4.5
    MOTU 828MKII soundcard/midi interface------------
    Machinedrum
    Nord Lead 3
    Sidstation
    BassStation
    Juno-106
    Yamaha DX7IIFD Centennial

    I want to use the Machinedrum as the Master due to it's accuracy, and I want to use my NL3 as my main keyboard to record MIDI notes into DP4. Any suggestions on the best route?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Software doenst like being a slave, especially when its running audio tracks.
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    Really? I had heard it was better to use a hardware master since the timing is more precise. So are you saying DP4 should be the master in my setup?

    Thanks for your input.

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    Its good to run a hardware master clock source for the digital audio if you are running more than 2 or 3 devices. But for tempo sync leave it to the sequencer.
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    So, should I just run the ins/outs of the Nord Lead into the ins/outs of the Motu 828, then connect the (thru) of the Nord to the next module, and continue that to the end???

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    Probably best to get a thru box to reduce latency but chaining them will work in the mean time.
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    Yeah I would use DP 4.5 as the master, let it conrtol all the external devices.

    You could always make a beat on machinedrum also and then record it into DP afterwards.
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