MIDI Clock out on Yarns - how to


#1

Hello,

for the life of me I can’t find a way to send a MIDI clock output to Yarns and thru it to my modular seq. I am in 2M Yarns mode that should - judging by manual - output MIDI clock through on its third (right) output.

I have done all the things able to find here and over at MW forums:

  • Ableton Sync engaged in software, sends clock to Unitor II MIDI interface
  • EXT clock appears on Yarns’ display (lowered internal BPM to under 40)
  • i/o clock divisions set in line with manual recommendation
  • played about with B- settings (all from zero onwards)

The only thing I haven’t done, as per manual, is because can’t find a menu that does following

“… by enabling the C>; (CLOCK OUTPUT) setting.”

Does anyone know where I can find this “C>” in menus? Is this only available in 4M / 4P modes so I have to do it there and move back to 2M?

Pls help!


#2

The C> setting has been added in a more recent firmware update, but you don’t need it anyway. I confirm that in 2M mode, the gate output 3 and 4 are assigned to clock and reset.

Maybe it’s a hardware problem causing the gate outputs 3 and 4 to be dead all the time? Do they appear to work in 4M or 4P mode?


#3

Hi,

thanks for the quick answer pichenettes!

4M mode is the main mode (P1) on my Yarns and works just fine on all 4 CV/gate output pairs. But once I turn on the 2M (or 2P) modes, 3rd and 4th output pairs do not light up at all, unless I choose “Velocity” mode under modulations, wherein only the 3rd left output lights up and says lit up constantly (no blinking).

I am kinda confused because the module worked perfectly for 2 years now, with literally no hiccups whatsoever.

I can Once again confirm that Ableton indeed sends MIDI clock to Unitor II MIDI interface, and that MIDI interface sends MIDI clock to other hardware device just fine.

I know that there are certain workarounds, but then I use other modulation outputs and would love to have the issue resolved. Probably user error, as usual…Cheers
K


#4

It’s normal, the LEDs are not tied to the gate outputs. They visualize the note on/off status, or CV level.

Is the MIDI start message also sent?


#5

Hi there

Good to know that (about the leds)! Thanks for that!

The other hardware sequencer (MIDI) starts and keeps the pace with Ableton with zero issues…:frowning:

I will try another cable just in case Yarns is more “sensitive”…