[LAD] midi beat clock

Tim E. Real termtech at rogers.com
Sat Feb 20 18:37:23 UTC 2010

On February 20, 2010 11:33:04 am Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> Rui Nuno Capela wrote:
> >> It also transmits them. It also recognizes tick but doesn't use it.
> >> From what I understand, tick is nothing more than a periodic 'keep
> >> alive' signal, not a sync signal. I could be wrong though...
> >
> > this "tick" signal (0xf9) must be (is it?) some leftover from ancient
> > midi times, if ever used effectively. i fail to recognize its use but
> > being just, uh,... _undesirable_ noise:)
> >
> > i'll turn off
> 0xf9 - "MIDI Tick" is a fixed and real sync signal, sync independently
> from the tempo, the "keep alive" signal is 0xfe - "Active Sense", very
> useful for a master keyboard during a live performance, assumed
> receiving devices do know what to do, if "active sense" unexpected would
> stay away.
Oops. My mistake. Mixing up signals again.

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