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Discussion in 'Recording' started by Papasean, Nov 2, 2001.

  1. Papasean

    Papasean Active Member

    I have a DAW studio and I'm new to sync issues. I wanted to know what options are available for good sync, mtc, & mmc. My question is, are the MTP AV & Midi Express XT the same or equal. I hear the MTP AV does more. Can some one explain these two pieces to me. Thanks RO members.

  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Well...they are similar in ways but totally different at the same time..that make sense!! lol
    The MTP has the Adat sync port on it

    From MOTU site....
    MTP AV
    Mark of the Unicorn introduces the MIDI Timepiece AV. Combine MIDI with ADATs (tm), ProTools (tm), or video. The MIDI Timepiece AV takes our world-renowned MIDI Time Piece II and adds synchronization that you really need, like video genlock, ADAT sync, and word clock sync. Even Digidesign superclock!

    Slave ADATs, Digidesign hardware or word-clock compatible devices to SMTPE and video. Drive your ADATs from your sequencer without an Alesis BRC (tm). Or control everything from an MMC controller like JL Cooper's CuePoint (tm). The MTP AV pulls it all together for stable, centralized, hassle-free synchronization and MIDI networking. For Macintosh (r), Windows (r), and stand-alone setups.

    The MTP AV is also an 8x8 merger and router. You can merge any combinations of the eight inputs simultaneously to any combination of the eight outputs. Because the MTP AV's internal memory can be programmed from the front panel,the MTP AV is the perfect choice for live performance applications where fast and flexible MIDI patching is essential. You can take the MTP AV on the road because it can operate with or without a computer. The MTP AV can be set to change scenes in response to patch changes, allowing remote control from any MIDI controller.

    MIDI EXPRESS XT...8-in/8-out MIDI/SMPTE interface/patchbay/merger

    MIDI interface and SMPTE synchronizer for Macintosh and IBM PC/compatibles running Windows*. Provides 8 MIDI IN, 9 MIDI OUT, and 128 MIDI channels. Plug-and-play compatible with all Macintosh and Windows software. Sixteen convenient, one-touch front-panel presets (8 factory and 8 user programmable). Software console for both Mac and Windows provides comprehensive routing, merging, and muting.

    Converts and stripes SMPTE in all frame formats (24, 25, 29.97 drop and non-drop, and 30). SMPTE jam sync with adjustable freewheeling for drop-out free sync. Supports MIDI Machine Control. Serves as either an MMC master or slave; distributes MMC transport commands to all other MMC devices. Pedal input for momentary foot switch or audio click-to-MIDI conversion. Internal power supply (no wall-warts!).

    figured this way is the best way to explain it!!! lol...yes, I took the easy way out on that one!!
    Opus :D
  3. Papasean

    Papasean Active Member

    I kinda understand, I'll try motu for more details. Thanks man.


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