That’s an amazing unit. From a quick scan of the manual, you could take this about as deep as you want to go.
… But with HarPeggiator patterns need to get the same “one” (first note) as the Analog Rytm. Pitchfactor is in time but blinks “offbeat”.
So here´s my question: Does this have something to do with start/ stop message?
And if so can Pitchfactor handle these messages? The Drummachine supposed to send out such.
I wouldn’t put much faith in exact visual sync between units + tempo LEDs. Unsynchronized patterns are an issue, though.
Start / Stop for the HarPeggiator has been a feature request in the past. I’ve seen one report that it’s already been implemented. I’d have to re-test that myself to confirm (it didn’t work in the past). If the Analog Rytm sends those messages, and the HarPeggiator does receive them, that would easily solve your problem.
I do know that Start / Stop is supported in the Looper algorithm.
Will otherwise an external clock generator be neccessary/ better? And which one would you than recommend?
I would think that you already have one of the more stable MIDI clock sources. Even vintage drum machines outperform most commonly available clocks.
… Here are my settings just in case I´ve missed something:
Global Tempo: Off
Midi Clock In: On
Midi Filter: On
Midi Recieve Channel: Off
I don’t think you need the MIDI Filter ON for this setup (try OFF and recheck for ‘latency’ improvements). MIDI Clock is channel-independent, but you will need to select a MIDI Receive Channel for the workaround that follows:
To ‘re-sync’ my HarPeggiator patterns, I’ll send a CC message [any CC number, CC value 64 to 127] to the FLEX switch. Set it up in the PF system settings: MIDI -> RCV CTL -> FLX. Another right-click allows you to LEARN the CC sent by the drum machine.
The Analog Rytm can send CC (or NRPN) from any number of control types. At the start of a track, pattern, or with a performance trigger or pad, you should be able to RESTART the HarPeggiator sequences externally from the drum machine.