I luv this subject eventhough the last posts are almost 2 years old =)
None the less I´ve trying to connect those two machines together for about 2 weeks and now after talking to Roland (4 Emails, 3 calls) we came to the conclusion that those 2 only go together with an EVENT PROCESSOR.
I bought me one from MIDI Solutions in Canada...thanks John Fast from that Company who also helped me on that project via email.
The main problem was that it did´nt matter which way I tried it just connecting the 909 with the 505 via midi, there were always midi data being thrown over eventhough I did´nt want it.
I just wanted them to START/STOP/CONTINUE & TIMING CLOCK EVENTS... no less and no more.
Well with an Event Processor that works very fine and even very easy to setup as well --> http://www.midisolutions.com/prodevp.htm
<-- just in case noone has heard of that gadget till this day =)
Oh, I almost forgot...I just registered and like to say HI to all of you out there from Germany