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Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

New Interfaces for Analog Synthesizers.

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by Alexander Kuznetsov » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:58 am

Has the latest firmware solved the problem of crash when synchronizing from an external source?

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by dropthedyle » Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:06 pm

I've got the last firmware installed and unfortunately it's impossible to sync it from external source. no crash or freeze (no need to power off the case) but the module need some push button action to work again.

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by Alexander Kuznetsov » Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:35 pm

It's sad that the problem has not been resolved.

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by gigala » Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:48 am

Is anyone using the 403 as the main clock source? If so have you noticed or even measured a clock drift over time? Thank you!

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by chaosium » Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:13 am

Alexander Kuznetsov wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:35 pm
It's sad that the problem has not been resolved.
Anyone emailed them about that? I’ve had issues trying to get it synced but wasn’t sure if i hadn’t read the instructions properly.

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by Alexander Kuznetsov » Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:51 pm

chaosium wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:13 am
Alexander Kuznetsov wrote:
Mon Oct 25, 2021 1:35 pm
It's sad that the problem has not been resolved.
Anyone emailed them about that? I’ve had issues trying to get it synced but wasn’t sure if i hadn’t read the instructions properly.
No. I didn't write to them. Recently, they seem to have focused on 112, in which there are enough bugs.

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by monads » Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:58 am

I haven't run thru the mills yet with the 403 unfortunately. But if the ext. sync is broken then that totally sucks. More users needs to chime in so the bugs are ironed out. ADDAC is good about, just depends on priority!

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by potatobrain » Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:57 am

I am thinking about making this module my master clock device, yet I am in doubts since I don’t really comprehend how to sync it with a DAW. Can anybody shed some light on possible options?

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by monads » Mon Nov 15, 2021 10:18 am

For DAW sync look into:
E-RM Multiclock;
Hinton Instruments Gearbox

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by potatobrain » Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:16 am

Thanks! Which 403’s outputs can act as Play and Stop commands? I’ve read the manual, but I struggle to comprehend some of it parts.

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by Multi Grooves » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:43 pm

Arneb wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:02 am
soundslikejoe wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:04 pm
Nah... you're thinking in "sequencer clocks" but this is thinking in Meter. BPM is not the same as time signature. Ex... If you have 120BPM and a Time Signature of 4|4, then you generate 120 quarter notes in 60 seconds. If your PPQN is 4ppqn in this scenario, you would have 4X120 pulses in 60 seconds.

So... My assumption based on music theory and the layout of this module... If you set the BPM to 120 and the Time Signature to 4|4 and the BEATS/bar to 16... then you will have a super fast stream of 16th notes.

250BPM in 4|4 = 250 Quarter Notes per minute. At 4PPQN (aka 16 Beats/bar) you have 1000 clock triggers in 60 seconds.
The problem is that, as far as I can tell from the manual, those two bolded notions aren't distinct in the ADDAC403 - a time signature of 4/4 means Beats/Bar=4 and Beat Unit=4, and thus a 1ppqn Beats output. This is also reflected in the 5/4 time signature example on page 3.

From a music theory vantage point, I'd guess that the idea is to use ADDAC403 with an external clock multiplier. However, clock multipliers don't work all that well in the real world. They glitch when the input tempo changes, which I'm afraid would take the fun out of ADDAC403's metric modulation CV inputs (pun intended).
Dividing is easier in the real world.
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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by Multi Grooves » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:06 pm

I have it a little while but have only just started trying it out. Vector, expanded will definitely stay the master. I've dropped a clock out into the ping ip and I found at times 403 just stopped. Last night it appeared to be worse than normal where stopping and starting Vector would see 403 play about two hit before just stopping. Granted I've not delved into the manual it did make me wonder what firmware I'm on.

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Re: Introducing ADDAC403 VC Time Signature Clock Sources

Post by Multi Grooves » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:26 pm

So it is up-to-date.

Do we know how sensitive it is to the type of signal it requires for external clocking?

Instruction manual next...
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