Hey Tomd100 and Scudd,
I know that this thread is almost a year old, but I targeted your names because the conversation that took place at posts# 15 and 16 are relative to my question.
Have either of you ever connected your VL3 and BB via a wireless bluetooth connection? I am using a wireless connection (Yamaha MD-BT01 wireless bluetooth), and I love that I can send midi messages via bluetooth to both devices. The presets change instantly. On the BB the tempo changes instantly too because I have the “Midi Clock” in Onsong (the iOS app I use) set to off, so there isn’t a lot of pulses sent…just the command and they change to the preset that I want, and the BB changes to the tempo I want.
My problem is I cannot get the VL3 to change to the tempo that I want because of the default tempo in the presets which are there for timing with the effects, etc. IS THERE A SOLUTION FOR THIS PROBLEM? (sorry for the all caps). Just distinguishing my question.
That brings me to your above conversation. (NOTE: I’ve placed in BOLD text the parts of conversation that are pertinent to my question(s)).
Tomd100 wrote - That is correct - the way I think VL3 works is that loops, delay and other time related effects are synced to the metronome when it is turned on, whether there is an incoming midi clock or not. If VL3 receives a midi clock signal via midi in port then the metronome will sync to that - and therefore so will loops and delay etc.by extension.
My Question to you both: What if I’m sending midi messages via PC/CC from an iPad using bluetooth? (In order for me to use bluetooth, I have the midi clock turned off in iOS app Onsong to avoid all of the pulses sent rapidly constantly changing the tempo).
Scudd wrote - @tomd100 - That is correct. If you use the BB for the master clock, the VL3 effects can optionally use that clock to sync effects timings. The Metronome on the VL3 is the key to everything. When it’s on or muted, a big bright LED flashes in sync with the BB display and the VL3 looper will do everything in it’s power to keep your loops in sync with the BB and eachother, with one caveat. If you’re in looper mode and record a loop at one tempo, and then change the tempo on the BB, the VL3 will obey the recorded loop tempo and ignore the BB. Clearing the loop will allow the BB and VL3 to sync up again.
My Question to you both: Is there a way to stop the VL3 from following the preset tempos? (the two settings in the VL3 “midi tempo” needs to be on to even listen to incoming tempos via midi, and the “global tempo” setting I have set to off because I don’t want to set a tempo for all presets). If there isn’t a way to turn off the default preset tempos, is there a device that I can connect with the bluetooth that will somehow bypass the preset tempos in the VL3? (trying to turn off the default tempos in VL3 is my only problem right now. Once I get a solution for this, then I’m off to the races!).
Thanks for your help!