I’ve spent hours already reading and trying to figure this out so I thought it was time I tried asking for help.
I’ve got an Alesis SR-16 that I want to slave to Ardour so that when recording all my beats are synced to the timeline already. I’m running a UNO midisport 1x1 usb from the computer to the SR-16. I’ve got the proper driver installed for the midisport device and the light is flashing appropriately.
In JACK, under the ALSA tab, I have connected the 3 Ardour outputs to the midisport input.
I’m running JACK connecting to my firepod. I realize that the firepod has MIDI in/out too but I thought the midisport should also work. I haven’t tried using the firepod midi connection.
Ardour is set with Time Master and JACK is the master above that. When I start playback in the timeline the drum machine does not respond. The strange thing is, if I connect the midisport outputs to the Ardour inputs I can control the timeline using the drum machine’s start/stop buttons. The JACK control bar also has no effect sending to the drum machine.
The drum machine should be configured to receive MIDI clock and I’ve done it before using Cubase.
I think the main thing that I want to know is whether it is actually possible for Ardour to send a MIDI clock to my SR-16 for the purpose of keeping them in time with each other. And if it is, why am I failing?
I hope I remembered all of the relevant details. Thank you for your time.