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Author Topic: ableton live 8 and spark midi sync issue  (Read 2061 times)


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ableton live 8 and spark midi sync issue
« on: January 10, 2013, 06:33:57 pm »
Im having issues getting spark to sync with Ableton when using it as an audio unit or vst.
I have set the preferences in Ableton to sync with spark and use spark as the slave but there is a time delay. Its apparent with the midi clock. Spark doesnt hit on the metronome.

I am using the most recent update 1.5

Can someone please help!?
This is really annoying.

« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 06:36:09 pm by dragun »


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Re: ableton live 8 and spark midi sync issue
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 09:14:29 pm »
Any special reason why aren't you using Spark *inside* Live 8 as a VST plug-in, that would be the expected way to use it with a DAW that hosts VSTs like Live, IMHO.

...unless you're using 2 computers, each with one of these apps (?!).

Anyway, if you really need to run Spark as a standalone application slaved through MIDI Sync to Live 8, then you may need to mess with Live's MIDI Clock Sync Delay settings for the MIDI port sending MIDI Clock out.

Edit, Preferences, MIDI Sync, click the triangle to open (expand and expose) the settings for the port you're using and try the amount of ms needed to compensate the delay and sync them up.

*IF* you're already using Spark as a plug-in and you're having trouble keeping it "synced" with Live 8, then maybe you're forgetting to turn the "Host" and ""Tempo" buttons ON on the top bar of Spark ?
« Last Edit: January 11, 2013, 02:55:24 am by Koshdukai »


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