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Sending MMC from Helix


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Thank you sir, I thought so, I do see the sysex messages in midi-ox as well.  It turns out Akai is lying when they say the Force responds to MMC.  Sending play sometimes works and stop just restarts all the clips at the beginning.  What a colossal piece of crap this thing has turned out to be.  Seriously, anyone who complains about Line 6 support, updates etc, should go buy an Akai product.  The “support specialist” I am dealing with has no idea what MMC is.  Line 6 support blows these guys out of the water, at least in my experience.  End rant...

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FWIW:

These are the MMC commands sent by Helix, in the order they're listed in the drop-down

The number in the first column is the actual MMC command (from MIDIOX).

 

EXAMPLE MMC COMMAND: F0 7F 7F 06 01 F7  =  STOP

 

  01 Stop
  02 Play
  04 Fast Forward
  05 Rewind
  09 Pause (pause playback)

  08 Record Pause

  06 Record Strobe (AKA [[Punch in/out|Punch In]])
  07 Record Exit (AKA [[Punch out (music)|Punch out]])
 

 

The left hand column below is what MMC messages AKAI thinks Force can be controlled by (from the AKAI Force manual).
The right hand column is what the Force does when it receives that message.

 

MMC Deferred Play                                             Play
MMC Locate Zero, then Deferred Play             Play Start
MMC Stop                                                             Stop
MMC Record Strobe                                            Record (Rec)
MMC Pause                                                          Stop
MMC Locate values                                            Change location in clip

 

These are all of the MMC commands (from wikipedia).

 

  01 Stop
  02 Play
  03 Deferred Play (play after no longer busy)
  04 Fast Forward
  05 Rewind
  06 Record Strobe (AKA [[Punch in/out|Punch In]])
  07 Record Exit (AKA [[Punch out (music)|Punch out]])
  08 Record Pause
  09 Pause (pause playback)
  0A Eject (disengage media container from MMC device)
  0B Chase
  0D MMC Reset (to default/startup state)
  40 Write (AKA Record Ready, AKA Arm Tracks)
    parameters: <length1> 4F <length2> <track-bitmap-bytes>
  44 Goto (AKA Locate)

 

Hope that helps!

Edited by rd2rk
corrected for oops!
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