I want to connect Alesis MMT-8 to Roland TR-909 via MIDI. Carefully studying the manuals, I try to record what is pressed on the TR-909 by recording with the MMT8 and pressing instrument keys on the 909 but it gives me a cacaphony playing some random stuff that was saved on the 909, or nothing at all if I place the 909 on a part that has no 909 memory for it. Now I wonder why it plays the part stored from the 909, why I can't reset the TR-909 to factory values and how I connect the two pieces via MIDI? I tried various combinations of the MIDI setting such as "unchanged" and different channels for sending or receiving, but what could be the issue is the switch of the 909 from internal to external which I might've failed to perform. Can you help me?
I also tried connecting a Samson Graphite 49 and turning the equipment on by default, the 909 listens to the 49 so the 909 is actually listening on MIDI, it's the isngla from the MMT that a) doesn't get reorded from the 909 and b) doesn't trigger MIDI correctly with the 909, it does trigger MIDI but it trigggers the internal. It might be the setting between eternal and internal on the 909 that I must set. What do you think?
I've connected midi out from the Samson Graphite 49 to MIDI in to the MMT8 and then MIDI through from the MMT8 to the TR909, then the 909 listens to MIDI signals from the Samson keyboard but it's not possible to record and playback in Cubase. What am I doing wrong?
Update 130526 15:00
Now I can play the 909 and the synth recorded from Cubase and I can record and playback the synth with Cubase but I havn't got the MMt8 to work with the setup, the MMT8 might not be needed when I have Cubase.
Update 130526 23:12
I've now recorded the result of the soundcheck from cubase with audiogalaxy. The MMT8 might be depracated by cubase and the main thing is that I got the 909 sequenced combined with a VST synth.