tunedLow wrote:I haven't noticed this - I use a few external sequencers - the one built into the MEK, a frostwave fat, and a FR Revolution. For these I use Live as the master. I just did a quick experiment where using Live as the master I had the Revolution with a simple pattern 4 note pattern synced to it, fired it up and it stays audibly tight to the metronome. I could then let it play for a while and then arm an audio track and record a few bars and those are in time as well.
Live's MIDI engine was rewritten for v7 though, the main reason being those timing problems in earlier versions.
one of the things we did in my training was sync our 2 laptops together. both Live 7 (of course).
controlling the slave from the master was not at all a problem,
but tempo was terrible.
it was exactly like mentioned before in this topic : if the tempo was say 120, the slave was receiving anything from 110 to 125 or so.
I remember I told my trainer (who's been using Live since version 1.5) we'd just been discussing this kind of problems on a forum,
and he said he knew that some people who set up a group of laptops to work with Live together, use an external piece of gear as a master for tempo.
but then again, he also knew people that use 2 laptops with Live, and never have any trouble syncing...
in any case, even if not all setups have problems, it does seem strange to me that they can't fix anything as vital as tempo syncing