MPC X, MPC Live & MPC One Forum: Support and discussion for the MPC X, MPC Live, MPC Live II & MPC One Akai's current generation of standalone MPCs.
By ZacDBS Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:00 pm
For those considering getting the ERM multiclock... hope this shines some light

I am still having issues with the MPC staying in sync after getting an ERM Multiclock! Trying to do some tight-rhythm techno kind of stuff... nothing that should be too challenging for a sequencer. And for the life of me I cannot get it to stay in sync for more thann the length of one sequence.

It seems/sounds like the MPC's cpu is adding some time at the repeat moment of a sequence. Akai needs to fix this - even with all the wonders of the MPC workflow and style, this thing might be garbage. Any advice from the peanut gallery?
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By DeaDeus Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:59 pm
ZacDBS wrote:For those considering getting the ERM multiclock... hope this shines some light

I am still having issues with the MPC staying in sync after getting an ERM Multiclock! Trying to do some tight-rhythm techno kind of stuff... nothing that should be too challenging for a sequencer. And for the life of me I cannot get it to stay in sync for more thann the length of one sequence.

It seems/sounds like the MPC's cpu is adding some time at the repeat moment of a sequence. Akai needs to fix this - even with all the wonders of the MPC workflow and style, this thing might be garbage. Any advice from the peanut gallery?


That sounds evil - I am considering to get an ERM Multiclock....
- Are you sending CC or SysEx info at the start of sequences? This is holding up the MPCX quite a bit.
- With 2.8.x (not sure about 2.7..) the MPCX is at least not resending the CCs and SysEx's everytime around anymore - it did before - there was a drift you could count on :-(
By ZacDBS Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:33 pm
DeaDeus wrote:
ZacDBS wrote:For those considering getting the ERM multiclock... hope this shines some light

I am still having issues with the MPC staying in sync after getting an ERM Multiclock! Trying to do some tight-rhythm techno kind of stuff... nothing that should be too challenging for a sequencer. And for the life of me I cannot get it to stay in sync for more thann the length of one sequence.

It seems/sounds like the MPC's cpu is adding some time at the repeat moment of a sequence. Akai needs to fix this - even with all the wonders of the MPC workflow and style, this thing might be garbage. Any advice from the peanut gallery?


Hey! actually this might be due to CC messages being sent, but not sure.
I am certainly sending a lot of date thru the MIDI cable on the same beat, but I'm beginnning to feel a bit insane because I'm reading of other people having "rock solid timing" with MPC as both slave and master since 2.8 firmware.

I'm not sending any sysex, will delete all the CC data (leaving only note and velocity data) and update this thread if it solves the issue.

That sounds evil - I am considering to get an ERM Multiclock....
- Are you sending CC or SysEx info at the start of sequences? This is holding up the MPCX quite a bit.
- With 2.8.x (not sure about 2.7..) the MPCX is at least not resending the CCs and SysEx's everytime around anymore - it did before - there was a drift you could count on :-(
By Caustic Yoda Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:55 pm
Intersting about the erm not tightening up the lives clock, ive been using my mpc3k as masterclock for the live and its alot tighter and more reliable than using the live as master clock, having the live downstream and sequencing other gear with it seems to work fine too
By ZacDBS Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:25 am
Updating the thread: nothing solves this problem, I'm convinced the MPC just has a laggy CPU.

I'm not doing anything extraordinary. ERM Multiclock is being synced via 24ppqn AUDIO TRIGGER not even Midi, and it still fails consistently around 4 minutes of simply running the clock.
By Caustic Yoda Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:44 pm
damn thats a massive fail, my live syncs to mpc3000s (96ppqn) clock no probs or lag on the devices downstream from it, the erm should be superior to the 3k clock and have some more options to fine tune it, i havent found the live to fall out of time after awhile when synced to slave, theres a lot of midi options to fine tune, maybe turn off some of the track and control options?