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Beatbuddy sync to Voicelive 3

Does anyone have clear instruction of the best way to sync a beatbuddy to a voicelive 3?

JohnGeoffrey Contributor - Level 1 05-01-2019

05-01-2019

Beatbuddy sync to Voicelive 3

Does anyone have clear instruction of the best way to sync a beatbuddy to a voicelive 3?

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Re: Beatbuddy sync to Voicelive 3

Hey @JohnGeoffrey

VoiceLive 3 can only slave to an incoming MIDI tempo, not create one, so the BeatBuddy will be your tempo source.  Connect the MIDI output from your BeatBuddy into the 5-pin MIDI "IN" port on the VoiceLive, and in the VL3's "Setup" menu, on the "MIDI" tab, set the "Source" parameter to "MIDI Ports".  If you're planning on looping in the VoiceLive, go into the loop layer, then the "Util" menu, and set the "Sync" mode to "Quantize" so it'll snap your loop start and stop points to beats.  That's about it, hope that's helpful!

Spencer Larsen - Testing Engineer @ TC Helicon, MUSIC Tribe. Our Support Team is always available for more urgent assistance.
Triber Moderator

Re: Beatbuddy sync to Voicelive 3

Hey @JohnGeoffrey

VoiceLive 3 can only slave to an incoming MIDI tempo, not create one, so the BeatBuddy will be your tempo source.  Connect the MIDI output from your BeatBuddy into the 5-pin MIDI "IN" port on the VoiceLive, and in the VL3's "Setup" menu, on the "MIDI" tab, set the "Source" parameter to "MIDI Ports".  If you're planning on looping in the VoiceLive, go into the loop layer, then the "Util" menu, and set the "Sync" mode to "Quantize" so it'll snap your loop start and stop points to beats.  That's about it, hope that's helpful!

Spencer Larsen - Testing Engineer @ TC Helicon, MUSIC Tribe. Our Support Team is always available for more urgent assistance.
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Re: Beatbuddy sync to Voicelive 3

Excellent thanks, the point regarding Util/Sync/Quantize was the last peice of the puzzle.