Klik - DIY
Dual line level audio click to modular clock/trigger converter
Klik is a synchronisation device that enables you to make analog, rock solid sync signals from your computer and your HW synths. The KLIK revives the old-school sync technique of using an audio track for synchronisation purposes. Record your synths exactly on the grid into your DAW while compensating for the latency of your sound card. Jam really tight between your computer and your HW and add groove to your clock.
The KLIK converts audio line level (or headphone) output signals from any sound card and makes perfect synchronisation pulses in the modular level.
KLIK converts two signals (left and right input) – typically clock and reset signal. The reset signal also has a button which you can use to re-sync your HW or use for sending manual gate signals. You can send rhythmical triggers thru the KLIK as well.
With KLIK you can use any channel of your soundcard or repurpose the unused headphone jack on your macbook by creating aggregate device. Or use an old mp3 player as a stable clock source with presets!
And as a bonus if you run any audio signal thru the KLIK to apply a harsh bitcrushing effect!
Please note it is designed to only transmit clock / trigger / gate information. Its output is either low or high 0 or 5V. It doesn’t output continuous CV signals.
- Mini USB B Power 5V (overvoltage / overcurrent / polarity protected)
- TRS 3.5mm stereo line level input
- 2 x TR 3.5mm mono outputs
- 0 or 5V trigger gate outputs
- all jacks are overvoltage / polarity protected
- Manual button gate for R / Reset channel
- Led indication per channel
- Current draw <10mA
- Size 44 x 44 mm
BITWIG – 2.0 and further has built in HW CLOCK device that we collaborated on and which is meant to be interfaced with the KLIK.
Ableton project – the drum machine method (includes pulse samples)
Cubase, Logic, ProTools etc. – not tested yet – similar method to Ableton should work (download the Ableton project to get the sync samples)