Hey everyone, hope that title was descriptive enough. Basically I have a sudden and irrational desire to sync my OP-1 with nanoloop and/or pocket operators. Currently, the only device on the market that can do something similar is the Oplab, which is unnecessarily expensive for what I want to use it for. (having said that, the sensor inputs are intriguing..)
I essentially just want one box that will either provide sync, or take OP-1's tempo setting and allow nanoloop to sync to it, or vice versa (really, I'd love it if I could control the tempo using nanoloop!).
I've seen the page on the nanoloop site that refers to sync, and MIDI capability, but I can't seem to wire the cable up correctly; the instructions seem incomplete—it shows where to wire the IN and OUT pins, but what about GND? I tried using the middle pin and shield for GND with the IN and OUT pins wired as shown but it didn't work with any of my MIDI devices, as slave or master.
Anyway, I'm thinking that a nice solution would be to program something for arduino plus USB host shield—I already have an arduino duemilanove—that would allow me to plug the OP-1 in to the USB host, and run a sync pulse out of something on the device for nanoloop. Unfortunately, my knowledge of arduino code is nonexistent, and any tutorials I can find aren't quite what I'm looking for.
If anyone can point me in the right direction, that'd be amazing, since I really have no idea if it's even possible. To be clear, I currently don't have an ipad and don't plan on buying one any time soon; I have a super cheap android tablet but I couldn't get the USB host mode working on it. Another option may be to use raspberry pi, but something dedicated would be a much better option. I thought about using something like the Kenton USB host thing, but am concerned that the OP-1 will send more data than just sync and may throw nanoloop off.
I also have the nanoloop USB-MIDI adaptor, but I'm not sure if it's possible to somehow connect that to the OP-1.. I'm guessing a USB host would have to act as a hub in order for it to work?