Model samples and ableton live first step drop

greetings, I’ve bought a Model Samples and I’m enjoying it. In standalone mode I have no issues and I like the workflow. However, I do use Ableton Live, and I’d like to sync the MS with it, mostly to jam and create beats in MS, while doing other stuff in live.

I’ve achieved this with MIDI over USB, no issues. However… when I hit play in Ableton, and having the MS as slave, the first beat sometimes sounds, and sometimes doesn’t.

I’ve worked some workarounds, but all seem overkill (for example, triggering the patch one bar before). I wanted to know if someone had the same issue and if you’ve found a solution to this.

Basically, I’m looking at hitting play in Live, and having MS start right away, from step 1, with the first bass drum for example, sounding.

Thanks in advance!

I have the exact same issue. When the M:S is selected as slave, it always skips the first 16 steps. The workarounds are fine, but there surely must be some other way.


First trig is always missed when slaved to Live 10. I’m going to check this in Reason 11 to see if it’s the M:S or the DAW.

Confirmed as a bug by Elektron Support.


Did it work ok in Reason?

I haven’t checked yet (using Reason 11 as VST rack). I can do that this weekend.