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An Introduction To Modular Synthesizer Clocks & Clock Dividers

In this video, host Caitlin offers a quick introduction to modular clock signals, and using a clock divider to create a basic drum rhythm.

Caitlin demos this with The Mad Music Machine – a Eurorack modular synth, created as a STE(A)M project at a UK primary school’s Code Club. 

In addition to providing a fun and concise introduction to clock signals and clock dividers, Caitlin’s video demonstrates how young people can get inspired by projects like this, and how a hacked Ikea chest of drawers and some Eurorack modules can introduce some fairly complex concepts in a fun way.