I sent a message to Novation to let me know exactly what the message is. It will take a day or two to get an answer. It's frustrating to not have a cohesive answer from Novation or peripheral manufacturers... No one agrees so I have to keep asking questions... ugh...
Can we discuss the Start/Stop message you currently have on the plugin? I have no idea how these things work and I'm just going to throw out some ideas... Maybe there is a tweak we can make to it to make it work. just throwing some ideas out there.
Is it possible that the plugin is sending a single blip message, or some kind of sync message, and is causing the circuit to wait for the clock?
I'm asking because of the scenario below.
In one of my experiments... In the DUI GUI I took the MIDI OUT from my Circuit and plugged it back into the MIDI IN of itself. I also have the plugin plugged into the Midi In of the Circuit. Picture below. Plugin is in Start/Stop only.
When I hit play nothing usually happens except in the Tempo screen it shows "SYN" which I guess means it's syncing to an external clock. Then I hit the Play button again and the green light goes off on the plugin and the Circuit then runs through about three quarter of a way through a pattern super fast (waaaay over 120BPM) and stops. If I continue to toggle the Play button it sometimes just glitches out on a single note. With or without the glitching the circuit won't respond to any button so I have to turn it on/off to reset it.
I'm thinking that there is some kind of clock message shot out at some point. When I hit the Play button it gets sent out of the circuit and, because of the way the signal is wired, it's recycling that message and plays through a loop until it stops or glitches out...
Is there maybe a half a blip getting out of the plugin and then releases another half a blip (I know this isn't really possible but maybe half a clock signal) giving the Circuit enough information to believe what the BPM is and playing really fast until it recognizes the stop signal?
Can you try this on one of your pieces of hardware gear you have and see what happens?
I'm just putting it out there because my logical mind is telling me that a start/stop message should just tell the machine to just start or stop and it should just play at the tempo set internally. If it doesn't, then why does the Circuit have a setting to read only it's internal clock?
I'm getting a real education on this issue through these discussions and I appreciate your time.