gabriel freitas


So, I bought a Cymatic LP 16 solely to use as a sequencer for my MIDI gear. Not caring at all about the audio.

But so far I found it to be incredibly unreliable.

I’ve compared it to a daw here:
Sequencer comparison

In the beginning of the song (even pre-loaded) it will compress MIDI signal. Which is Ok, just throw a bit of empty bars in the beginning.

But sometimes during it will miss the timing and play a random note around 40 ms later. It doesn’t advance or slow the sequence, for some notes it will trigger later. 40 ms is incredibly noticeable and spoil the entirety of the song.

This things do not happen wen I sequence my gear with the DAW.

Tried exchanging MIDI cables, using SMF 0 and 1. Nothing works. It happens, every song. It plays well 12000 MIDI events but for 5 it will miss, it’s noticeable, it ruins the song.

My question is as follow:

Is there a previous firmware with a more reliable MIDI player (I’m using the latest release)? So I can try and see if the problem persists.

Will there be effort to solve this?

I’m very tempting to return this unit and seek elsewhere. But I really love the concept of this product, which makes this shortcoming of the MIDI player is a complete shame.