Timeline & Bigsky Question

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  1. Umbrella Electronics

    Umbrella Electronics Member

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    After lots of savings and gear selling I got my Timeline & Bigsky,
    Happy B.day to me!
    Do you guys know if is possible to connect the expression/tap jacks together and use the Timeline tap switch to set the tempo to the Bluesky also?
    Thanks.
     
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    BigSky you mean?

    I think only a couple of modes on the BigSky allow tap tempo - Magneto being one of them because of its delay/rhythmic style.
     
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    It can be done on Timeline and Mobius, but I don't see anything in the Bigsky manual suggesting it accepts tap tempo. If it does, then the way to do it would be (i) a dual tap tempo momentary switch (i.e., a double pole momentary with an output to each device, though they don't always sync 100%), or (ii) using a midi controller (footcontroller or otherwise) to send the cc# to both the devices (though I don't see a tap tempo cc# in the Bigsky manual so I suspect there isn't one). Midi clock may also be an option, but I haven't tried it.

    All that said, what would tap tempo do in a reverb? I wouldn't think most algos would have a periodicity to sync to tempo...
     
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    But the tap doesn't appear to control 'tap tempo' - it seems to control pre-delay and other things. You can connect a single dual-output tap to both, but I'm not sure that you'd want to be tapping the same thing into both at the same time (since, from my read, it's not controlling tap tempo on the bigsky). If there is a reference to tap tempo in the manual then apologies I'm missing it.
     
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    shoepedals Vendor

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    It does control tap tempo in the echorec type mode I believe.
     
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    Bump. I'm interested to know if the Magneto machine can be set by tap tempo.
     
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    Thanks. I could buy or make a tap tempo switch that might serve the Timeline and the Big Sky. I'm hoping to accomplish it using midi though, which doesn't seem to be possible. I have a Disaster Area DMC-6D, with and expander switch (two buttons, 1 is a favorite button, and the other global, midi tap tempo). The tap tempo syncs the Timeline and the Mobius, but not the Big Sky. It's frustrating.
     
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    I use the Molten Voltage "Tempode" MIDI pedal for this purpose with my Möbius and Timeline.

    A cracking little unit.
     
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    It's as simple as sending the right CC message.
     

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