I want to have a MIDI synced delay with MODEP. It seems like there’s only one effect available (Bollie Delay), is this right?
I tried to sync it with my hardware by connecting a generic “USB cable interface” to my RasPi. The interface is recognized properly but the displayed BPM doesn’t change.
The interface is working correctly and I can see the clock with jack_midi_dump. There’s no dedicated MIDI port for the effect exposed in Jack. I don’t know if this is correct. I also tried the MIDI clock effect but the global tempo isn’t changed either. The MIDI clock exposes a port in Jack but it’s not connected to the desired input. Doing so has no effect on the displayed BPM and there’s no clock emitted on the output.
Do you have any idea what’s going on? Is it a MODEP specific issue?
You may install and use any lv2 plugin you like if you put it in /usr/modep/lv2, if you can find a delay plugin that supports MIDI sync, it will work. The UI will be default one, but you’ll be able to access all parameters through the plugins settings menu.
I am trying to sync an MPK Mini Play with USB Midi to Modep. I have just installed latest modep with apt as specified above, then I rebooted just to be sure. I have set “host sync” on Midi Clock plugin and “Mod/Host” for Tempo Mode on Bollie delay, and it never shows the BPM I have tapped out on the MPK Mini Play. Same with “Step Sequencer” plugin. I do see "MPK mini play MIDI 1 (in+out) selected in the Midi Ports List under “separated mode” checked.
Is there anything else I should need to do for this?
There was no option for that. Turns out I had an old version of Patchbox pre-transport menu. I reflashed and see the global bpm settings now, I chose “midi” for “sync mode” and then used the “midi clock” plugin and chose “host sync” and it does not work with the external BPM of the MPK Mini, BUT does not show the BPM if I use “internal” and set the BPM that way.
Maybe I am still misunderstanding something for external devices, but good news is that the reflash shows the transport menu now and the internal global bpm clock is working, just not external clock.
Worth noting, if I click “midi” or “internal” in the transport menu a second time, after it is already selected, I see a “Bug! Couldn’t set new sync mode”, which seems unrelated to my issue but thought I would mention it.
UPDATE: I just tested the MPK with Bitwig and my Tetra synth and confirmed it can function as a global clock for my Tetra. When I change the BPM on the MPK Mini, it does affect the tempo of my Tetra synth. So that part is confirmed to work.
UPDATE2: Oh neato, I don’t have to use Bitwig at all, MODEP can pass through the MIDI from MPK to Tetra and the clock from the MPK is working through MODEP to control the Tetra. (still no luck with the global transport though)
UPDATE3: And it appears the MIDI activity just crashed/froze the Pi with solid green AND solid red LEDs. Hrm. Both Tetra and MPK are hooked up to Pi with USB Midi.