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HDR as MMC Master or Slave?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Larry Sheehan, Apr 23, 2001.

  1. Can anyone explain to me how to get either: 1) the HDR to control Soundforge 5.0 via MMC, or 2) Soundforge 5.0 to control the HDR via MMC.

    I can see the setup options in both, but they don't seem to correspond. I asked on the Yahoo board, and was told that the best route would be to have SF5.0 be the MMC master, but I can't seem to get the right settings doped out.
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    Whilest I don't really have much of a grasp of Soundforge, here I go.

    1) have you used MMC commands from Soundforge to wiggle anything else, like an ADAT, DA-88, etc?

    2) Until you get it together, you could just have Soundforge chase the HDR MTC output, if your MIDI interface supports that.

    I am using the HDR/d8b as the timecode master, slaving ProTools and such to the MTC out of the HDR. (the d8b gets MTC info from the HDR via MIDI loop)

    Sorry I don't know Soundforge, but I'll bet you are interested in toggling the record status as well as transport. I know in DP that was tricky, but it could be done....Not worth the effort, but it could be done.

    Go ye forth and Automate!

  3. Thanks, Dave. I've never slaved SF to anything nor controlled anything from it.
    I mix analog, send the mix bus thru a converter SP/DIF in to a DiO2496 card and SF records fine w/o chasing MTC.

    The puter is kind of loud, so it's not near the desk, and what I'd like to do is not have to start SF recording then run to the desk and hit play on the HDR. Looks funny when clients are present ya know.

    I'll keep pluggin at it, and badgering the SF BBS for some clue. The main issue I have is with SF where for some reason, they've chosen to use different nomenclature for the MMC setup.

    Maybe I'll see if I can record the HDR's MMC commands into a sequencer and dope it out that way. Do the same for SF, and build a cross reference. Would that work in your opinion?

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