have just bought the v-collection and was loving until today, massive cpu usage aside..
the problem is this (i may be being stupid here, but anyway..):
i cannot for the life of me work out how to get the LFOs on the arp2600 (or Mg modular) to sync properly to midi, or even retrigger (non-synced) with every "note on" message
when i select "midi sync" and, say, pick a rate of twice a bar, the lfo always starts in a different place in it's cycle. it is pulsing at the same tempo as Logic, but starts in a random place in it's cycle each time - so, for example, if i am trying to use a square wave lfo to modulate the pitch up and down it sometimes starts on a high note, sometimes on a low note, and the subsequent modulations do not come at the start of the bar and then half way through, but instead are consistently offset by a random amount each time (depending on where in the lfos cycle it happened to start from). i am on Logic 8, under Leopard....although it does this under 7, in Tiger too.
ideally i would want the lfos to sync to tempo, and also retrigger with each new note, but at the moment i'd settle for any of the following:
the lfos to be unsynchronised with midi, but at least retriggering with each new note, or...
the lfos to start at the same point in their cycle each time i hit "play" in logic, even if they don't retrigger with "note on" messages.
i can't, for the life of me, work out how to do this - do i need to somehow patch a gate or something into the lfo? or is al this just impossible with these synths? (i will be appalled if it is, as i specifically bought them to create rhythmically evolving parts). i know i might be able to do some of this with the sequencers, but this seems a compiicated way of doing it, and has some limitations
the cs80 works fine, and on the jupiter 8 the other lfos within "galaxy" retrigger and sync to midi, although i don't see the point in the "midi sync" option on the main LFO if it starts in a random place each time. the REAL issue is the Mg modular and the arp2600 - there MUST be some way of at least triggering the LFOs cycles from note messages surely...even if it's not synced to midi
any help greatly appreciated