From Bad MoFo
Sent Thu, Nov 16th 1995, 15:52
At 3:26 PM 11/16/95, Stefan Gruhl (CIP 92) wrote: >> The 808 seems to have two states while in Ext.Sync mode. The first >> behaves as you described. The second reenables pattern selection, >> mode switching, etc.. I always thought this was due to some bizarre >I haven't got this. Do you mean there are 2 "versions" of 808's around, or >do you mean that every 808 seems to behave sometimes either of the 2 ways >depending "how" they are synced. 808's behave one of two ways depending on the what provides Sync. >Will a different midi to sync help here ? I use a doepfer msy1 which >served me well for 5 years now. Maybe. The 808 behaves correctly when Synced to the MSQ when the MSQ runs off its internal clock. When you switch to MIDI clock, the headaches begin. I haven't tried an MSQ w/ any sequencer besides Cubase, so I don't know where the problem is. I suspect it has something to do w/ how the MSQ interprets MIDI Stop & controls the DIN Sync lines. The Doepfer may have a similiar problem w/ setting the Sync control lines the way the 808 wants. >When I explored the roland sync style I found it's a simple gate that >gives that start signal. If the gate wouldn't be high, the 808 shouldn't >run at all. And it does start and stop properly. I just can't switch the modes. Tell me this - when the sequencer stops, does the 808 show you the Pattern# or the Trigger Beats in the current pattern on the LEDs? It should show the Pattern#. >> I think I like the programming interface on the 606 better than any >> other drum machine. > >Aggreed. Especially the simple design of play and write. What I like >a bit better on the 909 is, that I don't have to turn the instr. select >knob. Ha! That's the same reason I picked the 606 over the 909 - I like knobs. 808OUT What's "CIP 92" about, anyway?