WHY? Why push me back to Digital Performer for real MIDI implementation? Logic's audio system sounds so much better and is so much more efficient. Serisously, do all you kids honstly think us old ***** stopped using MIDI and the choice gear throught time?
Apple listen. I have one of the greatest American produced keyboards of all time. And like Apple developers, they belieived that everything would yeild to them. This means that the onboard MIDI sequencer (better than computers of the time) and buffers overflow, locking the keyboard requiring reboot from a SCSI boot drive. Yes, this is a serious musical instrument and sounded better than computers of the time. When keyboard acts as a sync source everything works great. My ASR-10 wants to send beat clock, all I need to do is sync 8 different stereo tracks, one at a time, as I dump them into logic. Sure I can go back and nudge back and fourth until it's close enough. But why remove such a basic feature and cause so much stress?
Timing doesn't have to be sample accureate, just the euivilent of a clap board at the start. "Pretty standard really".
There's a lot of older gear that computer techs just can't appreciate because artists utilize something that an "in the moment" mindset just can't digest.
If you want artists to utilize your gear, step up and learn your market. Or we'll go somewhere else and you'll be out of a job like everyone else that didn't listen to a statement like this. Seems to me that every new generation has less money to play with than the last. Rather than make you stuff crappier every year, how about reaching back. Work a little, do a good job and maybe the guys that are subsidising your current patrons will supprot you.