Hi Jacob, and welcome!
So if I understand correctly, you want 1) to use the Korg Kronos to send a MIDI message to Cakewalk that will tell Cakewalk to in turn send a start sequence along with MIDI Clock. 2) Then you want Kronos to receive that start sequence and MIDI Clock back through MIDI Translator Pro.
For the first part, I think you would need to check the Kronos manual to determine which button you want to push to start the sequence (even if it not one of the sequencer buttons). I’m sure they have some buttons set up so that it can send a MIDI CC but would need to refer to the manual to determine which button. Cakewalk when then use that Message (through MIDI learn or if there is already a set CC it is looking for) to start sending the start sequence and MIDI clock (like you do today from within Cakewalk.
For the second part, MT Pro would just need to be set up to receive message from Cakewalk from a virtual port and set up the MIDI router to forward all messages from Cakewalk back to your Kronos. If you want only clock signals back from Cakewalk and nothing else, then a simple translator just looking for MIDI Sync from Cakewalk would suffice and passing that message back to your Kronos.
The attached file should help get you started. Upon opening first, you will need to assign the aliases to the actual devices (Kronos device and Cakewalk Virtual MIDI Port).
There are 2 presets
Preset 0 handles all translators that communicate from Kronos to Cakewalk.
Preset 1 handles translators that communicate from Cakewalk to Kronos.
In preset 0, I have 2 translators, you will need to figure out the incoming message that you want to send to Cakewalk and you may also need to figure out the message Cakewalk needs to start the sequenc.
In preset 1, there is one translator that just passes through MIDI clock message only.
I’ve also set up a MIDI thru path in the MIDI router from Kronos to Cakewalk. This ensures anything without a translator still passes through (like keyboard notes for performance)
If you want any other messages from Cakewalk to Kronos to get through, you will either need to add translators to preset 2 or if you want everything to get through, then add a MIDI thru path from Cakewalk to Kronos by dragging a line between them. See screenshot below:
Here is the project file:
Extrernal-Clock-Example-Kronos-2020-12-12.bmtp (1.7 KB)
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