SND ACME-4 Advanced Clock Management Engine

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SND ACME-4 Advanced Clock Management Engine

Post by baltimoroder » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:35 am

Looks interesting. I heard SND can make a good clock.
http://www.s-n-d.com/acme4e_a.html
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Post by krz » Sat Sep 17, 2011 7:24 am

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Post by mono-poly » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:08 am

Damn this seems like what i could use to slave my stuff to Paris!
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:40 am

Found about this while browsing Schneider's MIDI list and I can say it ignited my gas quite hard. Got several sequencers I'd like to clock from this baby, but the price is out of this world. :waah: I wouldn't mind saving up for this, but priced at €840 I can't imagine this being a very sought after item. So why the necro? Dunno, just had to express my lust somehow.

Any users out there that could give some feedback? Make my day.
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Post by dadek » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:53 pm

got one, works as intended. wish there were clock gate for all four outs, but i have midi uses for it as well.
especially love it for my midi synced effects devices. changing and tweaking tempo for your hardware effects without effect your other musical sequences...
...but costly for sure.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:22 am

dadek wrote:got one, works as intended. wish there were clock gate for all four outs, but i have midi uses for it as well.
especially love it for my midi synced effects devices. changing and tweaking tempo for your hardware effects without effect your other musical sequences...
...but costly for sure.
So it kicks ass is what you're saying? Well, here's hoping I'll someday see one in the US BST with a 20% off :lol:

Totally :love:
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Sun Dec 22, 2013 2:39 pm

Hey dadek, I've got a question for you. I was reading the manual and I came by this:
Turning the control adjusts the clock tempo in steps of one BPM. Upon startup the internal speed is set to 120 BPMs.
The knob goes from 1 to 12, so this is quite weird. I can't possibly believe that the device only goes from 120-131bpm. Even if you include the double/half switches the options would be 60-71bpm, 120-131bpm and 240-251bpm. Can you please clarify?
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Post by zvukoprocessor » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:41 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:Hey dadek, I've got a question for you. I was reading the manual and I came by this:
Turning the control adjusts the clock tempo in steps of one BPM. Upon startup the internal speed is set to 120 BPMs.
The knob goes from 1 to 12, so this is quite weird. I can't possibly believe that the device only goes from 120-131bpm. Even if you include the double/half switches the options would be 60-71bpm, 120-131bpm and 240-251bpm. Can you please clarify?
its an endless encoder:
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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:43 am

One year later and I'm happy to say that I own an ACME-4 unit :goo:
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Post by zvukoprocessor » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:46 am

Paranormal Patroler wrote:One year later and I'm happy to say that I own an ACME-4 unit :goo:
cool!!! so, please share your experience, I'm thinking selling my Syncgen and Clockworks for ACME-4.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:00 am

It does exactly what it says it does and does it well. Built like a tank and it serves as the heart of my setup. I haven't used the analogue outputs at all, just MIDI.

Any specific questions just shoot!
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Post by Rade » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:02 am

Congrats :yay: what’s the gear you’ve got synched ?

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:09 am

Got a couple of sequencers, two arpeggiators and another drum sequencer synched up. Crazy results!
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Post by flo » Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:00 am

Tight sync from a DAW is something nice indeed. I use the Innerclock though as I prefer a set-and-forget situation :hihi:

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Post by Rade » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:44 am

Paranormal Patroler, question: if you would to use ACME standalone and feed pulse, square wave LFO to an analog clock input as a clock source, then connect MIDI from ACME to a drum machine, would pressing one of those four small buttons called run / halt, start and stop my drum machine? Like a standard master and slave sync between two drum machines where you press play on master and slave follows?

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:48 pm

Yes. And not only that but it would start them both at the same time, namely at beat 1 of bar 1. :tu:
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Post by Rade » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:42 am

Thanks for the answer :tu: looks like gear, I mean toys, like this, are more or less essential.

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:46 am

Yeah, although it's not easy to accommodate the asking price. I had to sell a lot of stuff to acquire it but it's essential for what I do so no regrets there. If you only need a stable MIDI clock and some swing capabilities I can also suggest other products.

There's the MIDI Clock device (that's the name) and it could be combined with Future Instruments Swynx to replicate an ACME Channel more or less. It's a combo worth investigating if you're on a low budget.
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Post by Jaypee » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:47 am

...got a question for the owners:
If acme 4 is the master and Ableton the slave (with midi clock) does the shuffle apply to midi clip in Ableton?

Many thanks!

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Post by drxcm » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:50 am

I've only ever run Ableton as the master, running audio clock to the ACME-4..
You'll get much better sync if Live is the master clock.

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Post by Jaypee » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:59 am

You're right, thanks... are you happy with shuffle control?

I come from MPC 60, so timing must be tight! :D

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Post by docsample » Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:22 pm

I have noticed that E-RM, which produces the cheaper Midiclock device, has also a Mutliclock device. Looks similar to the SND ACME-4, but more compact and a small screen. Has anyone used this and has comments/suggestions?

http://www.e-rm.de/products/multiclock.php

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Post by syncretism » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:00 pm

Jaypee wrote:You're right, thanks... are you happy with shuffle control?

I come from MPC 60, so timing must be tight! :D

I haven't used the ACME, but I've owned the SAM-16, and its timing and shuffle are great.

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Post by cn70 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:11 pm

docsample wrote:I have noticed that E-RM, which produces the cheaper Midiclock device, has also a Mutliclock device. Looks similar to the SND ACME-4, but more compact and a small screen. Has anyone used this and has comments/suggestions?

http://www.e-rm.de/products/multiclock.php
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Post by groovar » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:56 pm

finally got one these - but it is running out at 2/3 my master clock. any ideas?

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