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Digital Subscriptions > MusicTech > Sep-16 > Clocks


Clocks are an integral part of a Eurorack setup, allowing synchronisation right across a rig. Dave Gale delves into the world of pulses, to discover much more than face values

Say the word ‘clocks’ to any normal person with an interest in music, and they will probably start singing a well-known piano line from a song by Coldplay (and what an amazing earworm that is). But to somebody with a taste for the intricacies of electronic music, they may well smile and ask ‘which type of clock?’

4ms RCD The Rotating Clock Divider from 4MS has numerous division options, offering up some excellent polyr hythmic options for your triggers

Old formats

Over the years, there have been many forms of clock; some analogue and some digital. ‘Word clock’ is one that many will be aware of, thanks to the world of DAWs, and MIDI clocks may well get mentioned in certain circles, too, but in a strange return to a format with its roots planted firmly in the past, clocks in Euroracks are very simple beasts.

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