How can I beat-link the SC5000 to Ableton Live?
I have two SC5000 and a X1800 mixer connected via USB and Ethernet to my Macbook and does not get a reasonable sync signal to Ableton Live or my Beat-Counter. What the X1800 sends as MIDI-Clock via DIN or USB is not in sync to the beat-link from any of the SC5000 and does not synchronize at all when the tempo is changed on the SC5000 with sync on. The X1800 also does not send a MIDI-Clock Start signal. It just stops or starts the MIDI-Clock.
MIDI has specific commands for Clock signals as Song Position Pointer = 242; CLOCK = 248; START = 250; CONTINUE = 251; STOP = 252; MIDI specifications can be found here:
Both SC5000 are perfect in sync and changes instantly the tempo but the X1800 not! It’s not the MIDI-Signal itself, it’s the way generating the MIDI-Clock!
Which protocol does the SC5000 use to synchronize? Is there a documentation what I can use to program something like I have done for the CDJ’s: https://github.com/g-zi/CDJ_Clock https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXTiNU6RqOo CDJ_Clock synchronizes at bar level, sends a MIDI-Clock Start when a CDJ starts.
James Elliot wrote another program to beat-link via carabiner to Ableton Link: It also can start at bar level and is perfect in sync even when fast tempo changes happens.
I use the MIDI-Clock signal also for my Beat-Counter, it can drive COB’s via DMX. Here two videos where the Beat-Conter is connected to Ableton Live via MIDI-USB perfectly in sync:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibh8aw3B2aw