Micro-Sized MIDI Tap Tempo and Clock Source
The micro.clock allows you to synchronize your tempo-enabled MIDI and non-MIDI devices, without taking up too much precious board space.
Bundle with one of our TRS-MIDI cables to allow for MIDI clock and program change output to 5-pin MIDI devices, or use a standard TS or TRS cable to send MIDI to 1/4” compatible MIDI pedals.
The micro.clock leverages our advanced SMARTClock technology in a tiny package – just 3.6″ x 1.5″ x 1.6″ (93 x 38 x 42mm.)
Tap the footswitch to set the master clock tempo. The micro.clock will then send taps to your devices to lock them in to your music.
Selectable subdivisions let you tap in quarter-notes and set your devices to dotted-eighths, eight-notes, or triplets!
Tap the knob to view or change the subdivisions or output settings for each output, then hold the knob to save the current settings to a preset.
Hold the footswitch down to advance to the next preset. You can even set the number of accessible presets so that you only use what you need.
Each tempo preset allows you to specify a tempo in BPM or milliseconds, as well as subdivisions or toggle settings for each of the three outputs. You can also set the micro.clock to send a MIDI Program Change to an external MIDI device.
Have a pedal that needs an odd or unusual configuration for tempo control? The micro.clock works with devices that accept a normally-open or normally-closed footswitch, and can even send 0-3.3V control voltage that works with pedals with expression control of delay / tempo. Check with your pedal builder for details on their expression options!
Blue LED display shows tempo in Beats Per Minute or milliseconds.
Two (2) isolated optical relay powered Tempo Outputs or Function Switch Outputs.
One MultiJack connectors can function as Tempo Outputs, Function Switch Outputs, Control Voltage Output (0-3.3V,) Footswitch Inputs, or MIDI Outputs.
MIDI Clock output synchronizes a connected MIDI device
Multi-Jack functions as tap tempo input, Control Voltage Output, third Tempo Output, or additional MIDI output (requires adaptor cables.)
Internal DIP switches to customize each output.
Tap Tempo mode with selectable tap subdivisions for each output.
Up to 99 user-accessible presets.
Sends tap signals and clock from 30-240 beats per minute.
Available subdivisions include Quarter, Dotted Eighth, Quarter Triplet, and Eighth Notes
Runs on standard 9V power, 60mA minimum.
The micro.clock Gen3 is compatible with virtually every pedal or effects unit equipped with a remote tap tempo input jack. In toggle mode, the micro.clock outputs can work as a “fixed expression” control with many devices. Please note that some devices may require the use of a TRS / stereo cable or to have the micro.clock pull-up resistors enabled for certain functions.
Alexander – Tap: History Lesson, Super Radical, Oblivion, Radical Delay ][+, Chesapeake, Equilibrium DLX, Quadrant, Colour Theory, Wavelength
Alexander – *Favorite: Super Radical, Oblivion, Radical Delay ][+, History Lesson, All Neo Series pedals
BOSS – Tap DD-500, RV-500, MD-500, SY-300, DD-5, DD-7, DD-20, PH-3, AW-3 (requires connected output set to normally closed.)
Catalinbread – Semaphore, Belle Epoch Deluxe (uses Control Voltage mode)
Chase Bliss – Tap All pedals except Brothers, Dark World
Chase Bliss – Favorite All pedals
Cusack – Tap-A-Whirl, Tap-A-Delay, Tap-A-Phase, Tap-A-Scream, more. (requires 1/4″ to RCA cable)
Disaster Area – Gen2 (DMC-3XL, DMC-4, DMC-6D, DMC-8D, DMC-7, DMC-6L, DPC-5) and Gen3 (DMC-3XL, DMC-4, DMC-6, DMC-8, DPC-5, NNB)
Electro-Harmonix – Tap: Deluxe Memory Man with Tap 1100 / 550, Super Pulsar
Electro-Harmonix – Expression: HOG2, Pitch Fork, Cock Fight, more
Eventide – H9, Timefactor, Modfactor, Pitchfactor, Space
JHS – Panther, Panther Cub, Emperor, Unicorn, Pink Panther
Line 6 – *Favorite / Expression: AM-4, DL-4, DM-4, MM-4, M5, M9, M13. Not compatible for tap tempo with Line 6.
Matthews Effects – Conductor
MXR – Echoplex Delay, Carbon Copy Deluxe
Strymon – Tap: Timeline, Mobius, BigSky, Flint*, Deco*, Dig*
Strymon – *Favorite: Brigadier, Deco, DIG, El Capistan, Flint, Lex, Riverside, Sunset
Walrus Audio – Tap: Bellwether, ARP-87
Walrus Audio – *Favorite: Vanguard, Descent (use expression pedal input)
*Most pedals require TRS cable and pull-up resistor enabled for favorite or expression control. Some Strymon products require TRS cable and pull-up resistor for tap tempo.