Here we go I have been enjoying BeatBuddy with the infinity looper. I’ve had no sync issues, life has been good. Then I started reading the forums here and had a brilliant idea, I should buy a Voicelive 3 extreme (VL3), and hook my iPad up to the BeatBuddy!!!
So far so good. I tried the first step, hooking BeatBuddy to VL3 and running looper. No issues, the two sync perfect. Next step - I acquired a lightning to usb camera kit, a Roland UM-ONE USB MIDI interface, and a powered USB hub. Now the exciting thing happens - Chaos
The Roland unit has send and receive lights for data. I can manage to manually send a midi event and I see the data light blink on the Roland. If I hook up the send cable from the BeatBuddy through the Roland to SetList maker, I can see the data light stays on constantly on the Roland as well.
The Issue - Ok there are probably a couple of issues. The first issue is I know nothing about MIDI. In reading through the forums I find the following code:
B0 00 00
B0 20 01
From reading the forums I write the above noted code into the RAW Data box hoping I would get the beats for folder #2 and song # 1 from the BeatBuddy. I followed the forums enough to get the midi information into each of my songs, and from the MIDI presets menu or the song menu I can physically press the midi icon and see an event happen on the Roland MIDI interface.In the MIDI presets menu I can view that MIDI output events have taken place when I have scrolled through songs or manually pressed the MIDI icon. Pressing MIDI learn on a test patch has not had any results (No information is passed along to the BeatBuddy).
The BB does not change presets when I send this message (again I can see the data packet is making it at least as far as the Roland MIDI interface). I have gone into the BB settings and enabled MIDI.
Long winded, but here is the point of the exercise. I am trying to have Setlist Maker choose which BeatBuddy presets and which tempo is used for each song in my setlist. Further, once I have Setlist Maker and the BeatBuddy talking, I would like the tempo passed over to the VoiceLive 3 (so that I can loop in time with BeatBuddy). I think the problem I am having between SetList Maker and BeatBuddy is due to the RAW Data I am entering.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. As a community you folks have been awesome at guiding me through this technology, and for that I thank you.