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prgrss
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How to sync caustic with external hardware

Hi!

I have bought the caustic and I love the app.

Question: How can I sync caustic to external synths or drum machines?

I run caustic with my Sony X T Z and I have Korg Volca beats and Volca bass.

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You can't. This has been

You can't. This has been discussed before and I for one would love midi sync / midi out but I don't think Rej (the dev) is too keen. I seem to remember that he said that it was possible for a future update though.
I've got a Korg MS2000 doing nothing and a Volka Keys on my Christmas list so I'd love to see this feature added. How are you getting on with your 2 Volca machines?

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The answer is not yet -

The answer is not yet - Caustic 3 can import and export midi (as files not live data) so you can work across multiple software platforms, you can also record live with Caustic using a midi keyboard to control the on screen/active machine.

Expanded midi features are being requested more frequently now and may be on Rej's shortlist for Caustic 3.x

Rej - Dev
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It's on my short list, let's

It's on my short list, let's see how it goes.

prgrss
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Ok, good to know that you

Ok, good to know that you have been discussing about this already. :)

Rej, check out the iphone/ipad app (SyncKontrol made by Korg) that is for syncing korg with other i-stuff and korg products..

One way for syncing could be releasing one channel for sync signal and the second one for audio?

<quote> How are you getting on with your 2 Volca machines?</quote>

I haven't had Volcas for long time, but I already love them. I think I'm going buy Volca Keys also.

 

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Would that introduce some

Would that introduce some latency issues between certain devices? And wireless network connectivity etc..... But it is certainly a nifty idea that could be fun to play with for sure.

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Wow. Usually when I have a

Wow. Usually when I have a question about caustic, it has already been discussed. Rej is truly a benevolent creator

¿que onda, pachuco?

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Hi, new guy, came here to ask

Hi, new guy, came here to ask this very question. I have an Arturia Microbrute and I love Caustic, especially the drum machine. Would love to sync the two up! As a musician this is the best app ever. Sympathy and admiration for Rej; the more awesome you make something the more your fans demand.

ian
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That would be amazing!!!!!!

That would be amazing!!!!!!

crony
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Absolutely...

Absolutely...

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On Android recently you can

On Android recently you can control external midi gear with Audio Evolution Mobile (Android platform in-app purchase).

Full on midi messages etc. Plus that you can do it through a piano roll sequencer with drawn in automation.

So one thing that is possible is to render .wav files from Caustic and import and then play together with your hardware.

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Yes, but this workaround is

Yes, but this workaround is not good to play live with knobs on a virtual synth, or even an hardware synths.

​Then if you render wav, you play some loops as a DJ, so the midi sequencer is not the right interface to play with. So needs to export all that in an other app, but the other app will be restrictive on other stuffs etc...etc... ;) Workflow becomes heavier, music is not fluently coming from spontaneous inspiration, spontaneous inspiration is the key to make good music... :)

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Workflow becomes heavier,

Workflow becomes heavier, music is not fluently coming from spontaneous inspiration, spontaneous inspiration is the key to make good music... :)  excazly!!

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Just wanted to say +1 for

Just wanted to say +1 for midi sync as it is the main issue preventing me from making caustic a permanent addition to my live setup. Looking forward to it!

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Check this out if U have a

Check this out if U have a MIDI out-enabled Volca!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQLhUtZ24Ys

/macke

derrtiblu
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What did he say and show?

What did he say and show?

mackemint
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He said and showed how to

He said and showed how to make Caustic the master clock together with a Volca unit. There are captions ;)

 

/macke

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Hi, I know this is an old

Hi, I know this is an old post but hopefully this will be helpful. After seeing that Youtube video, I experimented. Basically, I created a track in Caustic using a PCMsynth xylophone. I panned it hard left with no width, no reverb or delay. I put bass and drum tracks into Caustic panned hard right, no width. I attached a stereo cable split to two mono plugs. I plugged the left mono plug into my Volca Keys sync in socket and the right plug into my mixer. I hit play and fiddled with the xylophone volume until the Tempo button on the Volca pulsed. Bingo! Drums and bass (and anything else you like) from Caustic, wibbly analog synth sounds from the Volca Keys!

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Its a neat trick isn't it. I

Its a neat trick isn't it. I'll have to have a go with my Volca too. The YouTube guy's funky gameboy tune is great too.

...still dreaming of proper Caustic midi out though; recently bought a Novation Super BassStation thats crying out for some Caustic love!

TGig
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Woah, weird. I randomly

Woah, weird. I randomly searched for the same requests and stumbled upon you guys here and this....

 

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/volcas/comments/2xvmob/any_android_apps_for_ext...

Raj wrote in three months ago. Fingers crossed!

Oh and hello, nice to meet you :)