Ldizzy wrote:Ok, further developments.
I have tried many, many configurations... under the midi panel of ableton live. This thing is still somewhat black magic to me. I will explicit two or three questions that testify of my lack of understanding for all of this. (im not the most experimented with live either and the thing looks quite gimmickey to me)
OK, I will answer all your questions separately.
Ldizzy wrote:- Is it normal that i don't have to select any midi port. All i do is go to the midi panel, and click the "Sync" button On, next to live's Output row.
Yes, that's normal. The "Sync" functions are "common" functions. Actually when enabling the "Sync" button for that particular MIDI Output you are in fact selecting that particular MIDI port.
Ldizzy wrote:- Is it normal that Track and Remote, have to stay Off.. for what im trying to do?
Yes, that's normal; but you could also enable them. This would make no difference for the Sync scenario but possibly for another question (which I'll address later).
Ldizzy wrote:- Am i right thinking configuration for midi input is irrelevant here? i'm not changing it.
Yes, that's irrelevant for this particular problem.
Ldizzy wrote:- Am i right thinking i shouldn't set any form of Control surface, or input/output in the upper menu. It's all set to "none".
- Takeover mode is set to pickup (yet it's irrelevant since they're all on none).
You can leave them as they are as long as you have no dedicated control surface (like a Mackie Control or something similar) connected.
Ldizzy wrote:- Midi clock type for output is set to "pattern"
Shouldn't matter; I actually don't know what this does (it's not described in the manual).
Ldizzy wrote:- The lower square, left to the TAP tempo button in live is blinking on beat whenever i press play, i think it wants to show its sending that message outisde of live... is that a sign that live is behaving properly?
Ldizzy wrote:- Is it normal that when i create a midi channel, the midi outputs i can choose are other daws on my computer? i don't even think this is relevant... but still... i'm trying to play with it. here's a screenshot
Yes, that's normal.
The other MIDI ports (like the Uno) only show up if you have "Track" enabled for them in the Preferences (in this case for the Outputs). You can see in your screenshot that under "MIDI From" the "USB Uno" shows up which means that you have its Input enabled as "TRack".
Ldizzy wrote:- i've made sure to go over a tutorial for the x0x pattern writing, over and over again, with a friend. there's two of us who agree on the fact that we have a saved pattern in the x0x and that we are both set to PAT MIDI mode. (when we're in pattern edit, select the pattern we are trying to sync with live, it plays (its pattern 6 btw)).
Note : we do not switch the pattern rotary back to one or any channel, we leave it on six when we are in PAT MIDI mode.
We need to make sure that we don't confuse things here. The "pattern rotary" selects pattern banks, not patterns. So I'm not sure if you are talking about "Pattern Bank 6, Pattern 6" or "Pattern Bank 6, Pattern 1". Just to be on the safe side you should probably select Pattern 1 for your tests; if you change the Mode (from Pattern Edit to any of the Play modes) it will switch back to Pattern 1 each time.
So my first suggestion is:
Program a typical Pattern in Pattern 1 (the Pattern bank doesn't matter as long as you don't change it afterwards). Then switch the Mode to "PAT (SYNC)" and see if the xoxbox plays this pattern on its own (without trying to sync it to Ableton Live). If that works (which it probably will) switch the xoxbox to "PAT (MIDI)" and try to sync it to Live.
Does the MIDI Output indicator on the Uno light up when you start Live?