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RE: Syncing Echotron's
Hans, Duncan, thank you both.
Hans, My DX is the Stretch Model, it does have MIDI OUT. I will try your
suggested set up tonight! That sounds like it will work.
I will keep an eye out for the KMS-30, a friend of mine has one hooked up
his rig, never knew what it did though... I would eventurally like to
upgrade my Drum Machine, probably to a Novation D-Station or the like, so
that will be handy to have around. If you do want to sell yours, send me
I don't know a lot about it, but it sounds like Duncan has the right
idea. Hopefully your DX has MIDI OUT (mine do, but one is a late model
the other has the Stretch module).
Try this: connect the SYNC OUT of the Echotron to the EXT CLOCK IN of the
DX, and then press EDIT on the DX to enter parameter mode. Use < or > to
get to parameter field 01. Then press STEP until the display ready 0124
(for parameter 01 [Timing], 24 ppqn). There has to be something plugged
into the CLOCK IN jack for 24, 48, or 96 to come up as a timing parameter
I also notice that the DX can put out 24, 48, or 96 ppqn from the EXT
OUT jack (parameter 03).
I haven't had a proper look at the schematic but the blurb suggests that
is output-only. this needn't be a problem.... assuming you're attached to
and don't want to substitute something that will deal with incoming midi
here's what I'd do:
use the deltalabs as the master clock and find something that can run off
clock and generate 96ppqn midi clock.
there are a number of devices from that awkward time when midi had just
there was still a lot of roland and korg kit around using the roland or
system. (korg's was 48ppqn). something like one of the older-and-larger
machines like a 909 maybe. quite a few modern devices will generate 24/48
slave to it.
or, if you can find one, a korg kms-30. this now-sought-after unit will
between 24, 48 and midi, with any of them as master, and also has a
interface. I have successfully used it to clock an alesis hr16 from a
mine may be for sale. let me know if you're keen to go down this route.