Please help me!

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  1. djcollinator

    djcollinator New Member

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    Please help!
    I have a Boss sp-202 dr. sample
    & a Boss dr-202 dr. rhyhtm
    & a Casio MIDI Keyboard
    & of course a PC (with MIDI capable SC).

    I dont know much about MIDI, aside from some simple arrangements on old Win 3.xx software.

    Is there a way too get them in synch? .....so the loops are in tied to the beat's tempo?

    What software is needed/recomended?

    Any advice on setup?

    you can e-mail me if ya like fchrist47@hotmail.com
    thanx in advance...
    -cc
  2. saherndz

    saherndz New Member

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    How to sync midi and what software to use.

    :cool:
    Here is some info that may be helpful to you.
    1st of all I use Sonar by cakewalk. Cakewalk 9 is just as good for what you want to do.
    You can import an mp3, .wav, or .aiff file on a track.
    Then press play.
    Click on the tempo icon.
    click on tempo list.
    a window will appear that will let you TAP the tempo in, while the audio file is playing.
    Try to click on the beat, and it will display the tempo.
    Press OK, once you think your close. (eg. 97.00)
    Now go to track 10 to begin making a basic drum track (8 bar loop of kick & snare should be enough to start with) Track 10 should ALWAYS be drums.
    Now try to match it up.
    You can change tempo slightly to match it up. (eg. 97.23)or whatever. It's a trail and error thing.
    That should get you started!

    good luck!
  3. djcollinator

    djcollinator New Member

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    Thanks, but i really need to know how to link up my sampler (sp-202), Drum machine (dr-606).
    So they can play in unison....with the same tempo....i know i need to get midi cables & run them to each other, but what then.
    DO i have to use my pc?
    can i just hook up the sampler & drum machine?
    thanks,
    -cc
  4. saherndz

    saherndz New Member

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    I see, Well do you have a midi time piece?
    MOTU has a midi time piece that will send clocks to all your gear and keep them in sync.
    Or You can try to daisy chain them together. In/out/thru on you midi connections.
    Yes, you need to use your PC.
    Try looking for MIDI CLOCK option and that should lock everything up.

    Good luck!
  5. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Mr Admin Guy Staff Member Admin

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    Yeh, you just have to get the cables and fool around with settings until you get the desired effect. I know in Cubase you can assign different instruments to different processors. Sure you can in Cakewalk software too.

    For example, I could assign all my drum tracks to a drum machine, all my synth to my sound card and all piano to a roland. (I don't have this setup, but I could)

    From there I can dump audio from the outputs of the midi keyboards, drum machines, ect. to a mixer and back into the computer though another lightpipe sound card. Makes for very good backing tracks and so on. But that's a different story. :)
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    djcollinator New Member

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    Thanx

    Thanx for all the advice....now i gonna play with your suggetions.
    once again thanx!
    -cc
  7. saherndz

    saherndz New Member

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    Remeber, the bottom line is to have fun!!
    have a great day!!!
  8. boardtahoe

    boardtahoe New Member

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    ya for sure, just spend a few days learning cakewalk, its really an amazing program.

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