Damage control Timeline............what I miss

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by vinni, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. vinni

    vinni Member

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    It sure is the best delay I've ever had.

    That said I have to admit that I miss a few things.

    I never thought that global taptempo was that important.
    But now I do understand. At the beginning of the song I tap in the
    tempo.....but after changing to a different preset (i.e. for soloing)
    I have to tap in the tempo AGAIN!.....that's not very handy.

    Also....
    Can someone please explain why DC used notenumbers to turn certain
    features on and off? Most controllers only do program- or controllerchanges.
    Why?

    Vinni
     
  2. CaseyI

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    I can understand your frustration. I think they did the note thing because I think they expect most people to use it on a pedalboard with midi mouse or the like. You use the midi to select the program, and the TL switches for on/off and Tap tempo.

    There is a solution for the global tempo thing though, THIS is the answer that you seek. It is a great sounding pedal, but the layout defenately does leave something to be desired. Seriously, who needs a "magic eye"? I would seriously love to know the BPM instead of red and green flashing lights. I do plan on getting another in the future, but in order for me to get it to do what I want, it ends up being a $600 delay pedal, as if $400 wasn't enough already.
     
  3. vinni

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    Aha!

    Thanks for the link to that midisolution pedal.
    This pedal was already on my radar. But I did not notice that
    it puts out midiclock.....And the Timeline responds to midiclock.
    So problem solved. (at the moment the timeline sits next to my
    pedalboard b ut I want to move it to my amp.)

    And I agree with you....that magic eye is a nice gadget....
    But I prefer a BPM-readout or an indicator that displays the
    delaymode the Timeline is in.

    Thanks!

    Vinni
     
  4. Solideogloria

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    does the tempo reset even when you switch presets via midi controller?
     
  5. vinni

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    Yep,
    That's the case.

    Vinni
     
  6. Solideogloria

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    what is Midiclock and what does it do?
     
  7. vinni

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    It is a timecode.
    Part of the midi-protocol.

    Vinni
     
  8. CaseyI

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    From Sweetwater's site:

    [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica]MIDI Clock[/FONT] A MIDI timing reference signal used to synchronize pieces of equipment together. MIDI clock runs at a rate of 24 ppqn (pulses per quarter note). This means that the actual speed of the MIDI clock varies with the tempo of the clock generator (as contrasted with time code, which runs at a constant rate). Also note that MIDI clock does not carry any location information - the receiving device does not know what measure or beat it should be playing at any given time, just how fast it should be going.
     

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