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MIDI Genius Needed

Postby treatment » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:43 pm

Hey

The setup has GOT to be simple, but I've tried everything (I think) and
this problem eludes me!

I'm including a diagram, so you can see the visual aspect, but here's the deal:

I have a Behringer FCB 1010 (a foot controller) connected to a Behringer BCF2000. (a MIDI fader/knob device)

The BCF2000 is hooked to the MBPro via USB, and the MIDI out goes to a MOTU Ultralite (1x1 MIDI + soundcard) which is connected to the same MBPro via Firewire.

Here's the catch:

Using a MOTU Fastlane connected to a MacMini, I am trying to get MIDI clock/or ANY MIDI from the FCB1010.

BTW: I am NOT interested in connecting the 2 machines with an Ethernet cable, I am determined to do this OLD SKOOL. (MIDI)
I also have nothing in my setup capable of SPMTE or Word Clock, so those are not options. Also, latency is not a concern.
Any help you can offer, the cheque is in the mail!!

Treatment
Here is a link to the setup image:
http://s1078.photobucket.com/albums/w486/androidmedia/
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Re: MIDI Genius Needed

Postby kpvalentine » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:51 am

The MIDI out of the BCF 2000 should be connected to the MIDI in of the Fastlane connected to your Mac Mini. The BCF 2000 is acting as a USB MIDI interface for your Mac book pro. In the Audio MIDI Setup program in your utilities folder you should see the BCF 2000. You need to add a device for the FCB 1010 and then connect it's out to the BCF 2000 in. If you haven't done this already. Then add another device for the Mac Mini and connect it to the BCF 2000 out.
On the Mac Mini go to Audio MIDI setup. You should see the Fastlane. Add a device for the Mac Book Pro and connect it to the Fastlane in.
Now depending on the software you are using you need to have MIDI thru turned on. Then on the record enabled track the data you send from the foot controller will get sent to the Mac mini. The data may get sent anyway with the two interfaces hooked up. MIDI time code (MTC) will get sent from your host program on the mb pro to the Mac mini. The program on the Mac mini has to be set to external sync mode.
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Re: MIDI Genius Needed

Postby treatment » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:27 pm

kpvalentine....you ROCK!

This is exactly the kind of straight forward, clear explanation that I needed, and it friggin' WORKS!!!

Good karma coming your way on that one for sure....

I've been stumped for weeks....

Cheers
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