Sync Checker

Type: Module

Category: Metering

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

Manufacturer: M*4

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It just displays difference of timing between two of trigger CV inputs. The unit is in samples.

It is developed in order to test Vari-step sequencer module, but it's useful for other situations like detecting time gaps for multiple triggers injected to envelopers, drum sound modules or clocks.

Usage

Just connect trigger signals to Master and Slave inputs.

The values shown on diff~ label are the difference of samples existing between Master and Slave.

Positive values mean Slave is later, or Master is earlier. Negative values mean Slave is earlier, or Master is later.

Since the module itself doesn't have any function of compensation for those time gaps, you have to compensate the gaps manually by putting some modules to the earlier signal.

Controls and I/O

Inputs

  • Master: Primary input for trigger CV signals. It is triggered when the signal crossed 0v to any positive voltages.
  • Slave: Secondary input for trigger CV signals. It is triggered when the signal crossed 0v to any positive voltages.

Output

  • Sync Indicator Gate Output: Emits 5v gate signal during the condition is matched. The condition can be set with Output Logic switch.

Switch

  • Output Logic: Sets condition for Sync Indicator Gate Output. When the switch is set to "synced", the output emits 5v gate signal during Master and Slave are synced. When the switch is set to "not", the output emits 5v gate signal during Master and Slave are not synced.

Non-Editable Label

  • diff1~8: Shows the difference of timing between triggers of Master and Slave input in unit of samples. diff8 is newest , diff7 is next and diff1 is oldest value.

LED

  • LED: If the value on diff8 is 0 (means that the timing of latest two triggers are exactly same), the LED is lit blue.