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The M553 is a module, which converts a MIDI clock into analog clock and
gate signals, to synchronize e.g. analog step sequencers to MIDI
hardware or software sequencers.

The MIDI clock (MIDI real time message) has a native resolution of 1/96
notes (24 tick per quarter note) of which the M553 derives the following

Variable Clock

The divider value of the left clock output can selected among the MIDI original clock (1/96) and these fractions:


1/32 dotted


1/16 dotted


1/8 dotted



Fixed Clock

The right clock-output supplies a fixed clock signal, divided down to 1/16 notes.


Whenever the MIDI device puts out start and/or stop/reset commands, these jacks supply relevant trigger-signals to e.g.

-control an analog sequencer via suitable inputs

-or reset an analog sequencer

-skip notes, trigger switches etc.


Both „Note-on >C3" and „Note-on

The left output generates a gate signal, whenever a MIDI note-on command
below C3 (= MIDI note number 1-59) reaches the module. The right output
reacts accordingly, if a note-on command of C3 or above (= MIDI note
number 60-127) arrives in the M553's input.

These „note-on to gate" activites work in parallel to the „normal" MIDI to clock conversion.


To select the MIDI channel (for the „note-on to gate" function):

Dial the rotary switch to the „channel select" position and initiate a
MIDI-channel message (e.g. strike a note on a keyboard); the module sets
itself to the most recently received MIDI channel (this setting is
saved even if the unit is switched off).

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