You too @sezare56 ! Yes using an atonal (pulse) metronome routed to a cue output. It’s actually you who gave me the idea with one of your challenges, sampling the metronome
You need to tweak the metronome signature as well so it’s always the same volume
For Tempi you would maybe need a modular level so Bastl Klik could useful here to convert audio pulse to real 5V clock signal.
 ah didn’t see the video
Well I made more tests yesterday and I was wrong. The metronome wasn’t stable enough especially when using the crossfader. I guess the priority of the metronome is lower than the audio tracks.
So back to a pulse sample, and it worked perfectly :
Case for octatrack MK2?
doesn´t matter the version, it will always work.
triggers used in modular, while not STRICTLY “audio” but CV signals, are not so slow that you´d need a DC-coupled output.
so you can simply just sample it (or grab one of the many suggested WAV samples provided by different module manufacturers * ), play it from ANY (!!) sampler and it should work in 99% of the cases.
In the 1% where it doesn´t, you might have to normalize the sample to increase its volume or maybe screw with the length of the trigger a little bit.
but that last percent is usually the “fault” of different trigger expectations from different module makers.
- there is at least one safe source for such triggers:
its okay , i am intelligible at the best of times
I wasn’t sure I understood correctly as well
I tried this today using my octatrack to cue out a sample into the clock in for Rene mk2 but it didn’t work. - The René reacted but it was jumping all over the place, skipping two/three steps every pulse. Am I doing something wrong or does it only work with a TEMPI?
I am currently clocking the 2 channels of my Rene 2 and a pressure points brains with the output of a gnd-im machine from my machinedrum. Each module has a slightly different response to the MD output, so I have to set the levels specifically for the module getting triggered. Usually I have multiple trigger though, not missed triggers.
All that to say Rene2 can certainly be driven by line level output, but you may have to futz with your sample a bit.
I’ll give it a go.
if that doesn´t work, you might have had the Sample length and/or volume wrong on the Octatrack
but yes, modules will sometimes react differently to the “same” trigger - in your case, I would say the module sometimes reacts to both ‘edges’ of the trigger sample, so it goes 2 steps for every other trigger.
this could be fixed by reducing the volume of the trigger sample or maybe reducing the trigger sample length, or giving it a slight fade-out (via Decay parameter, probably).
It works! Had the wrong sample in. Boosted the right one and now it runs like a gem straight into the Xclk (René) / Don’t need the TEMPI! #moneysaved.
Do you know how to send out CUE signal as a clock without hearing it in the Headphones out? When I set it in Studio mode the pulse no longer works…
Go to the mixer page and turn the phone mix pot competely to the left to not hear the cue outputs.
I think in the studio mode you need to set explicitly the cue output level for each track.
correct, in Studio mode you have to hold “CUE” and turn the main level knob to set the cue output level for each track