MMC - MTC - CLOCK

MMC (MIDI Machine Control)
The start of other devices and a stop are performed by remote control.

Sync with the MPC as the master
If START, PLAY, and the STOP button are pressed, MMC START, MMC PLAY, and MMC STOP will be sent, respectively.
If a STEP/BAR button is pressed, the time information on the current location from the start of a sequencer (MMC LOCATE) will be sent.


Example of a setting

[MODE]+PAD9
Connect the MIDI OUT of the MPC to MIDI IN of the external MIDI device using a MIDI cable.
(Out C and D are not in MPC1000)

Sync with the MPC as the slave
Received of MMC START, MMC PLAY, and MMC STOP will carry out the same operation as the button of START, PLAY, and STOP having been pressed.
Received of time information (MMC LOCATE) will locate a sequencer in the location.
If MMC PLAY is received, regardless of the play location by the side of a master, a play will be started from a current location.

Note
Although it seems to synchronize since a master and a slave will start a play almost simultaneous if a start and a play
are sent, the synchronized signal is not necessarily sent.


Example of a setting

Connect the MIDI IN of the MPC to MIDI OUT of the external MIDI device using a MIDI cable.

Send
MPC Control MMC Command sent
Play MMC Deferred Play
Play Start MMC Start
Stop MMC Stop
|<Step>| , <<Bar>> MMC Locate
 
Receive
MMC Command sent MPC equivalent
MMC Deferred Play Play
MMC Start Play Start
MMC Stop Stop
MMC Locate Locate
MMC Record Record
MMC Pause Stop

MTC (MIDI Time Code)
It uses, when synchronizing with a hard disk recorder, the recorder of a video camera and a tape base, etc.

Sync with the MPC as the master
The time information (time second frame) currently played during a play is transmitted continuously.

Example of a setting


Connect the MIDI OUT of the MPC to MIDI IN of the external MIDI device using a MIDI cable.

Sync with the MPC as the slave
Received of MTC will play a sequencer synchronizing with the time.
MTC synchronizes with the time after a sequencer starts.
If a MTC signal stops, a sequencer will also stop.

Example of a setting

Connect the MIDI IN of the MPC to MIDI OUT of the external MIDI device using a MIDI cable.

Setting of start time


If cursor is moved to the time field on a main screen and the [WINDOW] button is pressed, a "Start Time" window will open.

Start time: If the time set up here is received, a sequencer will start.
Frame rate: When you use MPC as a master, please adjust with the frame rate by the side of a slave.
When using MPC as a slave, it is not necessary to set up.

Note
By the time a slave device synchronizes with MTC, the time for several seconds will be needed.
Therefore, in order to make it synchronize correctly using MTC, we recommend you to make the
blank like one bar beforehand before a performance start.

MIDI CLOCK
It synchronizes with the clock of a sequencer.
MIDI CLOCK will also change the tempo by the side of a slave, if the tempo by the side of a master is changed.
Each other is a MIDI sequencer. It uses, when it seems that changes the tempo by the side of a master, and also wants the slave side to follow it.

Sync with the MPC as the master
A press on START, PLAY, and the STOP key will transmit each MIDI code.
Then, adjusting to tempo, the MIDI CLOCK code is transmitted.
If tempo is made quick, the interval of a clock will become short, and a clock interval will become long if it is made late.
  

Example of a setting

Connect the MIDI OUT of the MPC to MIDI IN of the external MIDI device using a MIDI cable.


If the Seq.Loop SPP field is turned ON, a song position pointer is sent each time at the time of a turn of the loop of a sequence.

Sync with the MPC as the slave
Received of START will wait to set the play position of a sequence to 01.01.00, and for MIDI CLOCK to come.
Received of PLAY will wait for MIDI CLOCK to come.
Then if MIDI CLOCK is received, it will play synchronizing with the timing of the clock.
In this case, regardless of the play position by the side of a master, it plays from a current position.

Example
MASTER Now:010.01.00
SLAVE  Now:015.01.00
When a master plays in this state.
MASTER is plays from 010.01.00.
Slave is plays from 015.01.00.
If a STEP/BAR button is pressed by the master side, the "SONG POSITION POINTER" code of MIDI is sent and the slave side will be played from the same position as a master.

Example of a setting

Connect the MIDI IN of the MPC to MIDI OUT of the external MIDI device using a MIDI cable.

The example of a setting in case MPC is in a side and there is apparatus of a master in the distance.

SYNC OUT MMC: ON
SYNC IN MMC: OFF
SYNC IN MODE: MIDI TIM CODE


Connect the MIDI OUT of the MPC to MIDI IN of the device which becomes a master using a MIDI cable.
Connect the MIDI IN of the MPC to MIDI OUT of the device which becomes a master using a MIDI cable.

Setting of master device
1. It sets up receive MMC.
2. It sets up transmit MIDI TIM CODE.


If the [PLAY] button is pressed by the MPC side, the master side will carry out a play start and will send MIDI TIM CODE.
MPC1000 is played synchronizing with it.
When only synchronizing and making it play, it is not necessary to use MMC.

Note
Please use MIDI CLOCK, when the master and slave side is in the neighborhood and wants to make it only synchronize.

Please use MTC, when the device to connect supports only MTC.