i’m experiencing sync issues. I’m using cdj’s in HID mode to play djay and i’s lovely but there is something bugging and i’ll try to explain.
I have ableton linked but it also happens without links
When I play I go in and out of sync mode a lot because I beatmatch by ear and sometimes stuff isn’t perfectly aligned whih is fine. I tweak a lot when i play. I also like to move the BPM of the tracks i’m playing faster or slower to think ahead to where i’m going with the BPM…so for instance I could be playing 80 BPM stuff but wanna transition into 150 BPM stuff, so I know I have to go down to 75 BPM gradually the news few tracks, so I can make that 150 jump.
Now in sync mode locked everything is fine but…when I turn off SYNC mode of the track that’s playing to adjust the BPM…I want to tell djay that the playing deck’s BPM is the new master sync. I press master on the deck. (i can’t find an indicator on screen telling me which is the master exept maybe a hard to tell one: if the 4 beats center screen on top match what i’m playing but it’s difficult) Now I would expect the playing deck to be the master. But when i press SYNC on that deck, the BPM returns to where it was when I removed SYNC (on that same deck!) to do adjustments.
this really is very problematic in sets. I go in and out of sync a lot (by choice) and ideally I want to be able to jump back in SYNC mode but without there being little glitches or big BPM jumps. With Ableton and all connected programs following.
When i play with regular pioneer mode, the master takeovers are very smooth and unproblematic. Please copy the CDJ behaviour for SYNC and MASTER buttons
- make a master indicator somewhere on screen
- make the CDJ master button light up accordingly to which deck is the master.
- make it so that wherever you press master on the CDJ, when you press SYNC on that deck, it turns on smoothly to the current BPM + that deck is now sending the master SYNC information to all other devices on ableton LINK.