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DP (plus Mackie mixer) expert needed

Discussion in 'Recording' started by sioux, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. sioux

    sioux Guest

    Hi all,

    This may be too difficult to troubleshoot without tons of detail but I'll give it a go. It's a little irritating detail - I can still record.

    Recently I had a studio pro help me reconfigure my studio set up. DP is the master and synths and drum machines are slaved to DP. That's what I want. Somehow though, he has it set up so that when I want to record an audio track, I 'have' to also record-enable a midi track and record the midi. Otherwise, I get no sound and no recording of audio. The audio track is locked to the midi track.

    New to the set up is a Mackie mixer which he also hooked up. Although I'm not familiar with it yet, I follow what he did. I'm sure everything is hooked up right - it's all working. It just would be really nice if I could hear and record audio without having to record the midi also, but still keep it sync'd to the DP midi clock (MicroExpress).

    At first I thought this must be a DP setting but I can't find anything. I've compared settings to previous DP documents and the only thing different is that the Transmit Sync is set to MicroExpress. If I uncheck that it has no effect. He also changed settings in Free Midi and possibly Clockworks though I'm not sure what all. The MicroExpress is set correctly.

    So my question is what would someone do if they wanted to lock the audio track to the midi track, or, how do I unlock it but still keep audio sync'd to midi clock? If it is not DP, is it a cabling thing, Clockworks, or mixer thing? I don't know where to look.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

  2. Screws

    Screws Active Member

    Feb 16, 2001
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    Tell me what synths and modules you're using as well as what keyboard you're using.
  3. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    Apr 9, 2003
    Fairfield County, CT
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    Which OS are you using?
  4. sioux

    sioux Guest

    Sorry guys, I didn't get notification of replies - will go check my email address again.

    The problem has been solved - I had the studio guy come back over. Working with the mixer and sync'ing to DP is a new way of working for me...all those buttons. :oops:

    (notice I'm not telling the answer, heh, it was a button)

    Thanks for answering!



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