TB-303 BPM tempo controll

Theo t.hogers at home.nl
Thu Aug 24 03:31:54 CEST 2000


----- Original Message -----
From: *Star Project <ampe at swipnet.se>

> >
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > One of the modifications I have been wanting to do
> > on my 303 clone is to show the user the selected
> > BPM on a 3 part LED display.
>
> All you need a sort of frequency counter. Or, a MCU with display that
> outputs the clock signal for the tb's sequencer. But you've rock stable
> timing then, probably your TB will lose character..
>
> JJ
>
> -------------------
>
> Now is this true?
> by connecting the pulse to a uC aswell for BPM counting
> will the tb loose character?
>
> / Andreas
>

No, the frequency counter will not influence the 303, only read the clock
pulse.
Things will be different if you let the frequency counter or uC drive the
303.
However the 303 timing may be quite stable anyway (it is a uC clock isn't
it?).

Cheers Theo.




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