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Lpk25 wireless externally sync not working

Hi Akai crew!

First of all i recently purchased the Lpk25 wireless .
I love it how easy it is to set up and especially how it makes me so portable in combination with my ipad over bluetooth.
Good job there at akai!
This is the future, now !

One thing tough keeps frustrating me and i can't get to be able to fix it:

I connect the Lpk25 wireless over Bluetooth to my ipad, for example garageband (or any of my other apps that support Bluetooth midi) the controller works as it should.

But

If i put the Lpk25 wireless to externally sync the midi clock (press on/off + ext sync key) the Lpk25 wireless doesn't seem to recieve any midi clock signal!
So my arpegiator is useless then...

I double checked my app if midi clock sync send is on and it is!

I have this with Garageband and with beathawk and i'll check with iMPC pro soon .

Am i doing something wrong or is it not possible to externally sync midi clock over Bluetooth midi (what would be really bad in my case, this is a very usefull feature...)

Can akai Please advise me in this !?

Thank you!
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  • Hey Sven,

    Thanks for posting!

    Whether you are using a wired or wireless connection, the port on which you are sending clock must be selected in order to send MIDI clock to an external device. I took a look at Garageband and iMPC Pro and it does not appear that these applications are capable of selecting a port (in this instance it would be the LPK's Bluetooth LE MIDI port) to send MIDI data. Unless a port is selected, the app will not know 'where' to send MIDI clock data. I am not familiar with the Beathawk application - are you able to select a port to which MIDI clock will be sent in this app? Let me know!
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  • I'm having the same issue. Only over Bluetooth wifi this is a problem. Wired to the iPad with the camera connection kit external sync works fine. @akai does all Bluetooth le midi devices have this (is it supported in the protocol) or is this akai lpk25 wireless specific?
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