In the unlikely event that anyone tries to use the OP-1 to sync the DFAM - which I have - I can tell you that it doesn’t seem to work.
The OP-1 syncs fine with the Moog Mother 32 through use of its 1/16 output clock division, but this same output isn’t picked up by the DFAM. Not to any rate that’s usable, anyway.
I googled around and it seems the OP-1’s output for this purpose, while described by Teenage Engineering as useable for Eurorack, doesn’t work in all contexts. Maybe this is a given for anyone who’s into modular, but for me, it wasn’t so it was a bit of a surprise.
However, syncing the OP-1 with a Moog Mother 32, and then letting the Mother sync the DFAM, works great. So if you’ve got one of those mini rigs going, then this won’t be an issue.
And why the hell would you wanna do this that way, then? Well, here’s my scenario:
So I build a loop in the DFAM. I record it into the OP-1. But I have no idea about the exact tempo output from the DFAM. So I need to beat match the OP-1’s bpm to what comes out of the DFAM, which has proven surprisingly tedious, since the DFAM since to work with very small changes in tempo between each setting. So finding the perfect clock isn’t easy, and if I just knew the exact tempo output from the DFAM when I recorded the loop, then manual syncing in the OP-1 is very easy.
Going through the Mother into the DFAM resolves this, and I’m guessing most musicians don’t use the OP-1 like this anyway (I’ve googled around, the 1/16 output of the OP-1 seems to cause issues here and there, so at least I’m not alone), but in case there is, be aware that the sync output from the OP-1 appears to be too weak to run the DFAM.