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Old 6th September 2011
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909 midi sync problems

Hi, i've connected my 909's midi in to my midisports midi out, set the 909 to midi sync mode and selected midi channel 1. Now when I press play in my sequencer, the 909 pattern starts playing, however its totally the wrong speed. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Its frying my head, I cant seem to suss it
Old 6th September 2011
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what do you mean "the wrong speed" - is the clock speed in time but wrong (too fast or too slow) or is it out of sync and all over the place?

you don't need to set a MIDI channel if all you are doing is sync it to MIDI clock. how are you setting the channel and the clock sync?
Old 6th September 2011
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IIRC the 909 can have sync issues as a midi slave unless it has what is called the "version 4" rom chip. I found this out the hard way, years ago, live although I may have some of the details wrong. I'm not saying that's the problem here, but it's worth mentioning.
Old 6th September 2011
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sorted it, had to go into abletons preferences and disable all the active yellow slots on the midi channel im using, odd one
Cheers for your help
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