So I get this is supposed to work, but I can’t seem to make it happen. I’m trying to have the BB play along with comping loops I create for some work on some jazz standards. So my loops would generally be 8, 12, 16, or maybe 32 bars in general, depending on the song and whether I’m doing sections or the complete form.
When hooking up the BB and picking the appropriate (I think) midi out setting, the start and stop functionality seem to work ok (that is, recording starts and playback stops as directed by BB). But when I stop a loop recording, it reverts to playing only the first measure over and over (and over and over…), not the full 16 bars, as it should have been on my first attempt.
I thought this might have had something to do with using the count-in to get started, so I disabled it with the same result. If I record without the BB on at all, the looper works as one would expect, but I really couldn’t get tempos to sync after that (the Aeros was always behind the beat as delivered by the BB). I think this latter problem might be related to the fact the Aeros doesn’t allow you to change song settings once a loop has been saved. I do also note that the tempo doesn’t appear to be changeable once a recording has been made (that is, changing tempo on the beat buddy doesn’t affect the tempo on Aeros during playback).
I understand that documentation and firmware changes may be forthcoming, but from what little is out there to guide me, I couldn’t get this to work. Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?