CLOCKstep generates timing pulses as standard MIDI Clock data to synchronize any two or more devices that accept MIDI Clock input.
Its design also helps solve a number of other timing related needs ...
Once you have a steady, common clock source, you'll probably want the ability to start or stop everything with a single command.
CLOCKstep has a footswitch for hands-free control over MIDI Real-time START and STOP commands.
Plus, an innovative CUE feature can be used to add a count-in, or as a way to perfectly quantize command execution.
Monitor the tempo of the clock by having CLOCKstep send a sequence of metronome MIDI Notes to any sampler or drum machine, which can be turned into an audible click track.
You can tailor the click track from within CLOCKstep without any limits on rhythmic subdivisions, odd Time Signatures or accent volumes.
CLOCKstep also functions as a smart, small MIDI Controller able to store up to 250 custom MIDI Commands.
Execute up to 8 commands at once using the built-in footswitch or triggered by other actions within the pedal.
There's a MIDI DIN Input for those who want full integration with their setup. CLOCKstep has an extensive MIDI IN command structure.
Remote changes such as Tempo and Time Signature will execute at the start of the next bar to help ensure a perfect performance.
Store everything needed to manage all timing aspects of your set list.
Loading a preset can be accomplished using the pedal interface, and a preset can be loaded remotely using MIDI Program Change (PC) commands.
Running with microsecond-calculated precision, great care was taken so that no other action can interrupt and sacrifice stability. Stable Clock is always the priority!
300 Song Presets
Each Preset stores the Name, Tempo (BPM), Time Signature, Custom MIDI commands assignments, Metronome patterns and all other relevant settings.
250 MIDI Commands
Custom MIDI is stored as reusable entities. Create a MIDI Command once, name it up to 12 characters, and then assign it to multiple Presets or Trigger actions.
Along with sending custom MIDI immediately by pressing the USER Footswitch, you can assign MIDI to cue on the first beat, send messages during Preset Load, Transport Start and Transport Stop actions.
Click Track Generator
Send MIDI notes to a synth or drum machine to provide an audible click. Beats and Accents have separate Note and Velocity values for more dynamic feel.
Customize click track patterns by setting independent Beat and Accent rhythmic intervals, such as dotted and triplets. Even shuffles and gallops!
A variety of Time Signature options give greater context for metronome patterns, loop lengths and initiating Cue actions.
Set a 1-4 bar Count In and then have CLOCKstep automatically send the Start Command to all devices when the Count In is finished.
CLOCKstep implements more MIDI Real-Time features than most other clocks, including sending both Bar Marker and Time Signature messages automatically.
Quarter Note and Whole Note lights can be used as timing reference when not monitoring a click. Lights also turn off in time which makes it a lot easier to register the tempo visually.
We don't know how you'll want (or not want) to use all these great features, so an effort was undertaken to extend control over nearly everything, with comprehensive documentation provided.
A special Tempo mode can be activated at any time to simplify tapping or setting a BPM while the clock is continuously running. This mode may be preferable when sending Tap Tempo to FX units only.
- Power Requirements: 9 volts DC max, 65mA min (power adapter not included)
- Power Connection: 2.1 mm barrel, center negative
- I/O: MIDI IN, MIDI OUT, internal Micro USB (for updates)
- Dimensions: 4.72" x 4.72" x 1.34" (1.95" to the top of a footswitch)
- Assembled in the USA