I'm trying to sync my Korg SQ-1 with DAW (Logic Pro X). SQ-1 is connected via USB to computer and Logic recognizes it. I've updated MIDI settings in Logic to make SQ-1 receive MIDI clock and tempo from DAW:

-> Preferences -> MIDI -> Sync -> MIDI Sync Project Settings -> MIDI Clock:

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Now when I click start in DAW - SQ-1 sequencer starts but there are no sequence sound playing. If I start sequencer manually it plays the sound, check the video:


Do I miss something in Logic's setup?


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So my workaround looks as follows:

  • connect SQ-1 to DAW via USB
  • sync out Volca cable to sync in SQ-1
  • set bpm in Volca with the same value as in DAW
  • hit record in DAW
  • hit start in SQ-1

Probably not ideal solution but works.


In Logic 10.7.4, to send clock only, use Project Settings > Synchronization > MIDI, choose SQ-1 CTRL and check "Clock".

In my case I'm using SQ-1 to synchronize a Moog Mavis with Logic. To send MIDI notes via USB, uncheck "Clock", and use an External Instrument with MIDI Destination "SQ-1 CTRL" -- sending clock auto-starts the SQ-1 sequencer, which disables its MIDI to CV functionality. I find routing the Mavis audio output back to the External Instrument (which automatically turns on "Auto-compensate Latency") works like a charm for keeping Logic and Mavis in synch.

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