What's the best way to sync and control a modular alongside Live?

I've been using Live with Volta but am not quite sure about it, not to mention that I find the dongle annoying. I've also given the Silent Way plug ins a try. Neither of them feel perfect, so I'm wondering what Live users that have modulars are using to make the two work together?

I'd prefer something that works with my soundcard (which has DC coupled outputs) rather than specialist hardware.

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edm 2 years ago | 1 comment

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  • Ableton_David Ableton staff
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    Have you looked into getting a hardware MIDI-CV converter? Additionally, a number of devices will convert USB MIDI to CV signals, such as this one: http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/m-cv/usb-solo.shtml

    Also, most modular sequencers (if you're using one) have CV inputs or time syncing. These will usually accept a pulse that is timed to hit every quarter note, which you can send out from a channel on your audio interface.

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • grnr
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    If your soundcard has DC coupled outputs, then you should try the Silent Way plugins, which send CV and Gate from your soundcard outputs.

     

    http://www.expert-sleepers.co.uk/silentway.html

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • dr_roland
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    Everything is working fine for me since I've bought this one:

    http://www.schneidersladen.de/innerclock-systems-sync-lock

    Never heard a midiclock beeing so tight!

    I also use some midi to cv converters like the other users.

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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