midi realtime control of external sequencer

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Posted by Chet on October 07, 2002 at 16:37:08:

Hi. I'm trying to get an external sequencer (yamaha an200) to start/stop and sync with a master sequencer (cubase) on the pc. So far I can get the an200 to start at the beginning of a midi sequence and stop when I hit stop on cubase...and they play in sync.

But what I really want is to send midi commands to the An200 to start, continue, or stop at any desired location within a cubase midi arrangement. Anyone know how?

I think I need cubase to send "realtime" messages in hexadecimal to the an200. I have no idea how this is done.

The an200 docs say, for example, to send FA hexadecimal to start. Should that be a sysex command? How do I prevent the an200 from starting everytime I hit "start" on cubase?
Thanks for any help

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