Linking 2 x xoxbox ?
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Linking 2 x xoxbox ?

by insectred on Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:47 am

Is it possible to link 2 xoxboxs ? which connection is best to use ?
I want to be able to use one as my master(Which will be syncd by midi from a laptop)
And then i would want the second one to be slave, which will be triggered exactly at the same start/stop times, but will have different patterns programmed within.
Thx for any help...
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Re: Linking 2 x xoxbox ?

by antto on Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:15 am

you can use the dinsync output from the first x0x to sync the second x0x
or plug the same midi (from your PC) to both x0xes
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Re: Linking 2 x xoxbox ?

by LoopStar on Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:27 pm

As antto already mentioned, sending the midi-sync from your computer simultaniously to both x0xes with a multi-out midi adaptor (like this http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MIDISPORT2x2.html) or a midi thru splitter (I got this one: http://www.kentonuk.com/products/items/utilities/m-thru-5.shtml... works perfectly for me) will most likely get the best results. What I had done in the past was chaining things up like "computer => x0x 1 midi in => x0x 1 midi thru => x0x 2 midi in". This basically works but with increasing chain length you'll get serious sync issues. Chaining up 5 or more devices this way got me timing problems as well has hanging notes.
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Re: Linking 2 x xoxbox ?

by altitude on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:22 am

+1 for syncing via dinsync. Its rock solid

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