On 1/20/11 7:54 PM, "andy butler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Is it not possible that a drum machine can be set to > not start until it starts receiving midi-clock? Depends on the drum machine, I'd think. My old Studio 440 could do that; we used to use it that way in the studio all the time. We'd set the 440 to play -- which would cause it to stand by -- then fly in either Clock or MTC/SMPTE. Once it received some sort of sync code it'd start right up. We'd then juggle through the patterns manually. Of course, Dave Smith was way ahead of his time. I don't see why there shouldn't be other drum machines out there that could do the same thing, though. --m.