TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

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TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by lore » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 am

HI guys,

i tried with a din sync cable from 808 to SQ-1 using an arturia din to mini jack converter but the sq-1 goes crazy as soon as i plug the cable into the
sync-in. I tried the opposite, sq-1 master to 808 slave, nothing .Tried with the 808 trig out, nothing ...

i'll probably buy the keystep pro as soon as it's out which will solve the problem but any clue in the meantime ?

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by Bodo1967 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 am

lore wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 am
i tried with a din sync cable from 808 to SQ-1 using an arturia din to mini jack converter but the sq-1 goes crazy as soon as i plug the cable into the sync-in.
Check whether and make sure that the TRS configurations on your mini jacks are compatible.
At least in 3.5 mm TRS MIDI, Arturia and Korg are not compatible since they use different configurations. In that case you'd need an adapter that switches the T and R connections (S is ground in both cases).
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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by Ray Finkle » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:40 am

are the settings for PPQN correct/matched?

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by lore » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:43 am

Ray Finkle wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:40 am
are the settings for PPQN correct/matched?
where do i find instructions to do this in the SQ-1 manual ? i've the pdf and nowhere it's written about PPQN ...

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by lore » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:46 am

Bodo1967 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 am
lore wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 am
i tried with a din sync cable from 808 to SQ-1 using an arturia din to mini jack converter but the sq-1 goes crazy as soon as i plug the cable into the sync-in.
Check whether and make sure that the TRS configurations on your mini jacks are compatible.
At least in 3.5 mm TRS MIDI, Arturia and Korg are not compatible since they use different configurations. In that case you'd need an adapter that switches the T and R connections (S is ground in both cases).

ok i knew about midi , i got the problem with the 0-coast and psycox syncussion midi adapters , i'll check for din too , thx

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by Analog Prophet » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:58 am

I have no 808 (wish I had) but as for I’m aware it use DIN sync. A regular MIDI cable won’t make it happen, you’ll need a DIN sync cable. It’s the same connectors but MIDI cables use 3 pins (3 wires inside and two pins without any cable) while DIN sync use all 5 pins (and have 5 wires connected to all 5 pins inside). Sometimes the DIN cable says DIN Sync, sometimes not. A DIN cable can be used as MIDI but vice versa won’t work.

Also set the clock pulse to 24 PPQ (if I remember right).

It should do the the trick.
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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by analoglsd » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:07 am

I sync them together all the time, but I just use the Accent trigger output, of the 808, into the Sync input of the SQ-1

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by lore » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:10 am

analoglsd wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:07 am
I sync them together all the time, but I just use the Accent trigger output, of the 808, into the Sync input of the SQ-1
weird , i tried with the cowbell one but the sq-1 didn't start , do i have to tweak something on it ? the manual is very poor in this regard...

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by lore » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:11 am

Analog Prophet wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:58 am
I have no 808 (wish I had) but as for I’m aware it use DIN sync. A regular MIDI cable won’t make it happen, you’ll need a DIN sync cable. It’s the same connectors but MIDI cables use 3 pins (3 wires inside and two pins without any cable) while DIN sync use all 5 pins (and have 5 wires connected to all 5 pins inside). Sometimes the DIN cable says DIN Sync, sometimes not. A DIN cable can be used as MIDI but vice versa won’t work.

Also set the clock pulse to 24 PPQ (if I remember right).

It should do the the trick.
thx , i have a normal din cable that i tested with my kenton pro-2 directly to the 808

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by analoglsd » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:14 am

lore wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:10 am
analoglsd wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:07 am
I sync them together all the time, but I just use the Accent trigger output, of the 808, into the Sync input of the SQ-1
weird , i tried with the cowbell one but the sq-1 didn't start , do i have to tweak something on it ? the manual is very poor in this regard...

Press play on the SQ-1

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by chachi » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:14 pm

analoglsd wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:14 am
lore wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:10 am
analoglsd wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:07 am
I sync them together all the time, but I just use the Accent trigger output, of the 808, into the Sync input of the SQ-1
weird , i tried with the cowbell one but the sq-1 didn't start , do i have to tweak something on it ? the manual is very poor in this regard...
Press play on the SQ-1
yeah you don’t get a start msg, just a reference clock. works the same with the volcas.

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Re: TR-808 and Korg SQ-1 how to sync them ?

Post by lore » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:06 pm

the problem was the adapter of the audio cable for the trig... thx for your help :)

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