µTune Clock Divisions

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µTune Clock Divisions

Post by Glacial Creep » Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:04 pm

I'm a prospective µTune owner, looking for info on the Clock Divider feature.

Specifically, I'm interested in the available clock divisions (didn't come across this in the manual).

I'd be grateful if one of you good people would post the available options here or direct me to where I can find them.

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Re: µTune Clock Divisions

Post by antonriehl » Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:32 pm

Looks like 4/1, 3/1, 2.5, 2/1, 1.5, 1/1, 3/4, 1T, 1/2, 3/8, 1/2T, 1/4, 3/16, 1/4T, 1/8, 3/32, 1/8T, 1/16, 1/32

It's actually much more than I realized. Really pretty versatile :)

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Re: µTune Clock Divisions

Post by Glacial Creep » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:47 am

Fantastic, thanks for the quick response!

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Re: µTune Clock Divisions

Post by tubbutec » Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:38 am

Thank you @antonriehl for helping out and thank you @Glacial Creep for pointing out this is missing in the manual. Will update it soon :)

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Re: µTune Clock Divisions

Post by Glacial Creep » Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:43 am

tubbutec wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:38 am
Thank you @antonriehl for helping out and thank you @Glacial Creep for pointing out this is missing in the manual. Will update it soon :)
Glad it was helpful! :)

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Re: µTune Clock Divisions

Post by Glacial Creep » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:55 pm

I should’ve asked - presumably the divisions above are based on 1ppqn? (I’ve been led to believe that MIDI clock is 24 ppqn.)

Thanks again.

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Re: µTune Clock Divisions

Post by antonriehl » Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:10 pm

The clock divider only responds to the internal clock, or MIDI clock, and it seems to automatically detect the ppqn. Every time I have synced it to a DAW or other MIDI clock, it has autodetected the correct BPM value. (I haven't found a way to manually choose the ppqn setting)

That being said, I haven't used the divisions too much, but they are written as measure divisions, so something like 1/4 = quarter note/crotchet, 1/8 = eighth note/quaver etc, so it knowing what the actual BPM is seems to be integral to the way it does clock divisions.

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Re: µTune Clock Divisions

Post by Glacial Creep » Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:39 am

antonriehl wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:10 pm
they are written as measure divisions, so something like 1/4 = quarter note/crotchet, 1/8 = eighth note/quaver etc
Great, that makes sense!

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Re: µTune Clock Divisions

Post by tubbutec » Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:55 am

midi clock sends a clock signal with 24ppqn. This means we do not need to know the BPM.
If you want quarter notes, just divide the incoming clock by 24. If you want 8th, divide by 12 and so on...
Of course the actual algorithm is more complex to deal with divider changes, but that's basically it.

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