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RE: DD20 tap tempo input
but I have talked many times in
the past about a simple hardware midi-clock>trigger (or closure) device, such
as ebay was once awash with, & interfacing this with a DL4 to allow a midi
clock to tap-tempo the little green bugger.
I haven't got around to it,
although I have a midi-clock>trigger converter inside of a yamaha cs30, doing
something conceptually similar & with great success to the little analogue
sequencer therein. I also have a similar midi-clock>trigger box that I got
off of ebay ages ago, & which I need to check is functional.
they are advertised as midi clock
converters, sync converters & so on, & are described in the context of
triggering arpeggiators &c in pre-midi synths. the output, therefore, is
usually a brief burst of 5v. this could easily be turned into a closure with a
relay or solid-state switch, though I'd suggest that an opto-isolator might be a
good idea in there somewhere. this approach may even let one interface directly
with the electronics behind the tap-tempo switch.
devices that require notes or
program changes to drive them will "occupy" a channel of the sequencer, which
might be a nuisance, but on the other hand, it may actually be a more flexible
arrangement, since you can set up the sequencer to "begin" or "cease" telling
the delay pedal what to do by simply adding or omitting the notes that do
a simple midi>cv/gate
converter will then provide y'r tap tempo pulses.
the devices I have described
above, & in the past, work purely off of midi clock & have selectable
you could, even, take a feed of
pulses off the "step one" button/indicator of a drum machine, & adapt that
to drive a closure....
I will get around to
taking this further one day, I promise! my guitarist is always nagging me
for this fix, even though I sold him an echo-pro.... (which he
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