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Default Device continuously sends MIDI clock...?

So I bought a nifty little new keyboard, the Korg Minilogue. A very nice digital-analogue combination with real knobs you can turn when you play.

One thing though I find strange, and that is that the device continuously sends out MIDI clock (0xF8), whether its sequencer is turned on or not. I find this very strange, should not the clock be sent only between start and stop messages?

Does anyone know what the MDID standard says about this really?

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Old 01-01-2017, 10:12 AM   #2
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"should not the clock be sent only between start and stop messages?"

No..

START | STOP | CONT events
serves only for preparation for the SLAVE !

Meaning:
after the Slave receives the above..
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With the "Next Arriving/Incoming CLOCK event" I should start/stop/resume my possible sequence.

The CLOCK Event (24 events per quarter note) as such is required for the SLAVE to determine/calculate the tempo from MASTER.
It is basically even better to send the clock event permanently and not only between START|STOP or CONT|STOP.
The slave can thus calculate the upcoming TEMPO before START|CONT.
The slave has simply more time to calculate the correct MASTER TEMPO!

Otherwise with no
Continuous Clock event:
the Slave receive START or CONT so he should start with the next incoming clock event..
but with only one clock impulse he cant calculate = cant know the correct Tempo

So Continuous sending Clock events can prevents, for example, glitches / delays after START|CONT.

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the Option for Cont. sending Clock events is simply the last option which is missing for REAPERs native Master MIDI Clock.

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Old 01-01-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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Aha!
Yes, that makes sense.
Thanks for the explanation.

So now I have to tweak the MIDI Logger JSFX to not log clock events, but that's doable.

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Old 01-01-2017, 11:30 AM   #4
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Yes it seems a little bit stupid, that you can set the Korg Minilogue Clock source only into AUTO or INTERNAL.
AUTO would mean:
If no clock is receiving at input, the Korg Minilogue would act as Master and send a clock...
Internal means: it always act as a Master and send a clock.

An explicit External Mode is simply missing here.

Korg should better update this firmware and add one External option.
Auto|Internal|External

;But otherwise it is nice part, yes.
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