Hi guys. Long time reader, first time poster.
Here is my issue:
I have Traktor Scratch pro 2, running off of a Macbook pro with A DDJ-T1 controller.
I also have Ableton 8.2 running off a Macbook pro using an APC40 for clip launch.
On our traktor setup, I have a M-Audio fast track pro outputting MIDI signal.
On our Ableton setup, I have a Profire(firewire) audio card receiving MIDI signal.
I have been able to successfully get this sync'd and working... kinda...
This is where my problem is, When a track is started in traktor for the first time. I am required to press the master midi clock sync button to initiate the midi sync from traktor to Ableton(as expected). But after a duration of time, I am required to press this button again and again and again. The longer the clip plays, the more delayed it gets. After a while I am forced to again and again press the "Master Sync" button to re initialize the sync between the two devices.
I find if I launch alot of clips quickly in ableton, the latency will happen faster and I will be forced to hit this sync button over and over. I have an acapella clip thats cut between 4 small clips, I like to perform and be able to mash the buttons on the fly for a cool groove with the vocals(makes for quite the performance tool). But after a duration, like I said before I am forced to go and hit the sync button in traktor to resync the clocks between both setups.
I do notice that if somebody is playing with the DDJ device while I am launching clips the problem grows and the clips come off quicker.
I went as far as to try a to replace the fasttrack pro(USB) with a firewire audio box(presonus firebox) with no luck. I see see a latency over time when launching clips.
I've been struggling with this setup for a month now with no luck. I am almost ready to ditch the midi sync ability all together.
Is this a known issue, does the traktor master midi clock have issues or is it not reliable?