I recently bought all three Korg Volcas. I’d like to be able to sync them to Ardour but I’m not used to using MIDI in this way and I’m obviously doing something wrong.
The problem I’m having is that when I start Ardour’s transport, the unit cycles once through its sequence (from its internal sequencer) incredibly rapidly (way faster than the tempo set in Ardour) then repeatedly retriggers (I think) the first note of the sequence, again incredibly rapidly. I was expecting it to start playing in sync with Ardour, at the bpm set there.
Thanks Paul. Could it be something I’ve done wrong in the settings, or is it likely there’s something deeper going on? If the latter, I guess it’s going to be a question of coming on IRC to start to get to the bottom of things is it?
OK, now I tested it with 3.5.74. In 3.3 the Volcas simply start at th wrong position when Ardour was started in the middle of a song. But now it is completely broken. The Volcas run at incredible speed and never reach later steps, because they are constantly being restarted.
This still isn’t fixed in the latest release. However, it got better. After pressing start, the volcas run at hispeed like initially, but only for a short period. After that, tempo is ok, but out of sync, due to the hispeed phase.
I realise this thread is a few years old now, but I’ve been having the same issue that dbra mentioned in the last comment - I’m not able to sync my volca beats properly on start. The first beat plays immediately, but the second one always arrives early, by almost one beat.
Is anyone else running into this issue, or have any fixes/workarounds for it? I’m more than happy to help with any debugging etc. to try and track down what’s causing it…