I am trying to control the transport controls on my AKAI MPC Live II, using my MC8.
If I set up the MC8 to send MIDI Real Time Start, it has no effect on the Live II (except that the Live II shows MIDI activity and its MIDI Monitor shows it has received “FA” from the MC8). But it does not start playback, as I would expect. However, the Song Position command DOES work.
I tried my HX Stomp XL. I set one of its switches up to MMC PLAY and another to MMC STOP. They both work as expected with the Live II. However, the XL has no way to rewind my sequence back to the beginning, as the MC8’s Song Position command can do.
I seem to remember that there is a difference between MIDI Real Time commands and MMC commands. Is that true? If so, can the MC8 be made to send MMC commands, such as START and STOP?
Thanks for any help,