There are only a few setting options for midi in the DP-32 and I have them set correctly for both master and slave configurations as confirmed by a Tascam support tech. I can also sync 2 DP-32’s together as master/slave, and DP>rang work fine.
Defector, please do the BB>BB test, but even if successful, it doesn’t invalidate the BB slave problem with the dp-32 as other devices (BB and rangs in my case) do sync properly as slaves to the DP master. I think confirmation of slave sync of the BB to a master unit from another manufacturer is the appropriate real-world test as I don’t think there is much musical use syncing a BB to a BB. I don’t have any other midi devices to test as masters to a BB slave to try to repeat my experience with the DP as master to the BB, but post #1 on this thread confirms my observations exactly.
I need the DP-32 as midi master so I can record one set of loops to the DP, then sync to those and record another set of loops, and repeat until satisfied with the results (or until all 32 tracks on the DP are full or the loops combine to sound like white noise!)
Following tests are Master>Slave1>Salve2
BB> 2 rangs
Result1: Both rangs sync perfectly with either the BB or DP as masters
Conclusion1A: Rangs sync as slaves to either BB or DP w/out glitch
Conclusion1B: BB and DP-32 sync as masters w/out glitch
Result2: BB starts/stops correctly as slave, but drifts almost immediately while rangs stay in sync w/DP for at least 30 minutes.
Conclusion2A: BB transport controls (start/stop) work as a slave w/out glitch.
Conclusion2B: BB cannot stay in sync with DP as master, but DP as master was confirmed in Test 1, so problem is with the BB as slave.
Result3: Nothing happens
Conclusion3: Not sure what to conclude as I can sync DP>DP (which I think further verifies that the DP midi sync settings are correct). If this worked I could use it for my purposes instead of DP as master, but it does not. Has anyone gotten a multitrack sync’d as slave to the BB?
I think my logic is correct (please correct me if you see any flaws) in concluding that the BB does not sync properly as a slave to at least the Tascam DP-32 or a Zoom HD16.
Is there some (hopefully free) utility that can capture the midi stream from the DP and BB, and line them up to see if they are actually time-aligned?