I have developed a small box which will take a dinsync (sync24) input and it has 2 outputs on a 3.5mm jack that send 8th note and 16th note pulses, so it is ideal for syncing Monotribes, SH-101, Volcas, new Electribes or any other gear that requires a 5v trigger pulse, so it is ideal for A4, Akeys or Rytm or vintage dinsync gear to send clock to many other kinds of sequencers, or even modular stuff.
It comprises of a small ABS box, with a dinsync input and 2x 3.5mm outputs, - ideal for Volcas, Monotribes etc. or other gear, the output pulses are 5v and 5ms duration, which in testing works well with a wide range of devices. It supports the full tempo range of the Sync24 spec (officially 40-300bpm)
I have tested it using the following gear as sync24 master:
TB-303 (using the notched cable trick to get sync24 output)
And I have tested these devices as slaves
Doepfer Dark Energy (Gate input)
MS-20 Mini (via ESP trigger)
Right now it is in the late prototype stage, and I’m working on the final design, the feature set is now set in stone though, there is no swing or anything fancy, I tested swing but decided against it for a number of reasons, namely to reduce cost, lots of x0x devices do not have swing, and Volcas and Monotribes do not work well with swing due to the way they act on clock pulses (16th notes derived from 8th notes)
It works very nicely and the advantage in particular for A4/Akeys owners is that it allows you to sync gear that does not have sync24 without using one of the CV outputs.
I am aiming for a target price of £55 plus shipping at cost, it requires an off the shelf 9-12v DC PSU with positive tip 2.5mm barrel connector which will cost you around 5 quid/bucks/euros from your local electronic outlet. I might also consider battery power if people want it as it is not too difficult to add.
Let me know if you might be interested, I will make a demo video in the next few days. Thanks!