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Old 2005-07-11, 18:43
Muzak Muzak is offline
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Any MIDI Yoke NT users out there...PLEASE HELP!

Hi! I am trying to sync FruityLoops 3.5.6 with Reason 2.5 as well as other standalone software sequencers such as Cubase SL 2. I downloaded and installed the MIDI Yoke NT driver as I have Windows XP Home Edition. Upon reading through the FruityLoops 3.5.6 help file I came across a section that stated that you can sync FruityLoops 3.5.6 with other MIDI sequencers by using a virtual MIDI cable software, such as MIDI Yoke. Unfortunately I am still struggling to implement MIDI Yoke to sync FruityLoops 3.5.6 and Reason 2.5. I'm pretty sure syncing is just a matter of installing the MIDI Yoke NT driver which I already did and then selecting MIDI Yoke NT somewhere on the MIDI settings areas of these two programs. Unfortunately I am a newbie to MIDI Yoke and am much more adjusted to using ReWire, which I often use to sync Cubase SL 2 and Reason 2.5. MIDI Yoke seems to confuse me; particularly with routing! So my question is, how do I go about routing MIDI between Reason 2.5 and FruityLoops 3.5.6? Hopefully there is someone out there familiar with the steps needed in order to do this. I'd hate to sit here and reinvent the wheel! Routing MIDI in FruityLoops 3.5.6 seems to be done through the Options MIDI Menu which can be quickly accessed by pressing F10. Here there are three pop-ups where you route MIDI; Remote control input, Master sync output, and Output port mapping where you can also set a Port number (something I am not familiar with and have never used before). As for Reason 2.5, routing MIDI is done through the Advanced MIDI page under Edit Preferences. On this page you can set External Control, Remote Control and MIDI Clock Sync. When I checked under these pop-ups sure enough I could find all eight ports for MIDI Yoke NT. I've narrowed things down to the fact that the Remote Control input pop-ups in Reason 2.5 and FruityLoops 3.5.6 are not used for connecting two different sequencing applications as I am fully aware that this is strictly for MIDI keyboard and faderbox input routing. Supposedly to use MIDI Yoke properly the first application needs to open MIDI Yoke 1 as an output port, and the 2nd application needs to open MIDI Yoke 1 as an input port. MIDI data will thus travel from the first application to the second. I've tried everything and I just can't get the applications to sync. I really am anxious to do this as I love the sound of Reason's synths and FruityLoops 3.5.6 as well, which has some pretty darn good effects that could go hand and hand with Reason! My second question is; once I do manage to sync Reason 2.5 and FruityLoops 3.5.6. how will the two programs react? I'm assuming of course that tempo will be synced and transport functions such as start and stop will occur in unison, but what about looping functions? Also, most importantly I assume that I will be able to hear the output of FruityLoops 3.5.6 when I am using Reason 2.5 and the output of Reason 2.5 when I am using FruityLoops 3.5.6. Hopefully I've been as clear and concise as possible up until now. Thanks in advance for your replies!

P.S.- I also posted this message in the Phead User Forum under the subject header "Syncing FruityLoops 3.5.6 with Reason 2.5 using MIDI Yoke NT". Unfortunately nobody in that forum seems to be interested in my topic really. Plus when I searched the General Forum I found more relevant search results regarding MIDI Yoke NT. Alot of the threads discussed MIDI Yoke NT as well as MIDI-OX. As of now I do not have MIDI-OX but if this utility is necessary in order to sync FruityLoops 3.5.6 with Reason 2.5 than I will be sure to check it out!