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Author Topic: help needed with LFO midi sync/ or retriggering!!  (Read 3928 times)

Matt Preston

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help needed with LFO midi sync/ or retriggering!!
« on: June 22, 2009, 06:37:00 pm »
hi there

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
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Pieterjan van den berge

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Re: help needed with LFO midi sync/ or retriggering!!
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 01:24:40 pm »
same problem here is there a way to get the lfo in sync?


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Re: help needed with LFO midi sync/ or retriggering!!
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 08:57:21 am »
Simple answer : no.


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Re: help needed with LFO midi sync/ or retriggering!!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2014, 03:00:17 pm »
do you still need help? I think I figured it out.

Compare GTO candy to GTO syncro - in CANDY there is a patch from RESET to LFO - copy that



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