This is measured using the Octatrack playing the same kick drum thru both the main and cue output at the same time. Recorded using a Zoom R16 standalone recorder so no computer sound card involved except the one inside the MPC
Routing: Main output of the Octatrack goes directly to the standalone Zoom R16 recorder. Cue output of the Octatrack goes directly to the input of the MPC which is monitoring the input. Main output of the MPC goes directly to the input of the Zoom R16 recorder which records both machines at the same time..
Like Naboo says.. when using midi this will be mostly compensated.
Anyway I tried it and the MPC is just not good at being a midi slave to the Octatrack for example.. as long as it's the midi master it's mostly fine. People looking for a Octatrack Pickup Machines alternative or sampler extension using a midi slaved MPC Live as a looper will be disappointed.. at least I am.
And yes, There are all of these nice dedicated sync boxes like ERM Multiclock available..
FACT: I never had a need for it when using Elektron gear hooked up to each other and the only NEW thing is this cohesion here is the MPC Live