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No external sync button in Pro Tools

Q: In Pro Tools, when I select Sync Plug-ins to Pro Tools under the MIDI menu, Kontakt does not sync to the session tempo. According to the manual, when Kontakt is used as a plug-in, there should be an “external sync button” near the tempo dial, but none appears.

A: This feature still works as described. First, you need to enable MIDI Beat Clock for Kontakt. This can be done in Pro Tools MIDI Setup>MIDI Beat Clock. Then make sure that your Kontakt instruments are set to the Beatmachine or TimeMachine source module. In order for external sync to be active, you must click the % sign (next to the speed knob) and choose a note value. (A whole note equals a loop of one bar.)

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