I have a current copy of Acid Studio 11 and am trying to use it as the master to send midi clock and start/stop to my drum machine (Roland TR8s and various synths. Basically all I want to do is have the DAW start everything and then record in real time on my audio device (Behinger USM 404HD with latest drivers). My goal is to record a few tracks live and then go back and add more tracks as overdubs in Acid with those synths running their internal sequncers and slaved via midi clock from ACID.
The issue is I cannot seem to get any midi start or clock to come out of ACID. I have tried the midi in the interface as well as my usual stand alone midi interfaces. In ACID I can go to deivces and have the right midi device selected . On the UMC404HD I see one blip light up when I hit play but nothing else for midi. The other interfaces don't show any midi clock coming out. I don't see any options either under preferences or the Midi track (or audio tracks for tha matter) to tell ACID to be master or Sync otherwise.
I am new to trying to do this in a DAW so i am not sure what I need to do as far as setup in the software. I have started a new project with the audio files in it and alos added a new miid track and made sure I'm sending to ALL or the right channels and all devices are set to receive.via midi cable. I have checked cables and devices and they all sync fine to each other. There seems to be something missing to get Acid to just GO and send the start clock. I also tried using USB to send midi clock to the TR*S nothing works
Any help appreciated. this is most frustrating and the main reason I got the software as opposed to starting on my hardware digital recorder. . I'm hoping it's just something simple i am missing. If anyone has or can point me to a simple project already set up that sends midi clock out to hardware via a cable that would be super helpful as well.
Thanks for any/all help.