[sdiy] MIDI Clock sync advice

brianw brianw at audiobanshee.com
Sat Mar 9 02:48:52 CET 2024

The thing is that the Arduino platforms should be capable of handling this perfectly. As far as I know, the Mega and Teensy are both at least 8 times as fast as the kinds of processors that were being used in the eighties when MIDI was designed. Granted, there are a few examples of poor firmware design in vintage products, but there are also plenty of examples of rock-solid timing that are legendary.

It all comes down to understanding of low-level programming. Modern environments make it easy to ignore many details and get things done to some degree, but there's no substitute for a thorough understanding of both hardware and firmware that results in an efficient design.


On Mar 8, 2024, at 3:46 PM, Benjamin Tremblay wrote:
> This is inspiring. 
> I tried a number of ideas using arduino mega and teensy. But I was trying to get a clock from a Boss DR-202 playing one of the Latin presets and it was just spraying out 32nd note rolls with unfiltered CC messages and yes, the arduino midi buffer got twerked.
> As always, really interesting discussion here, thanks. 
> Benjamin Tremblay

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