The Midronome, a new MIDI Master Clock, is now available via a Kickstarter project, which has blown past its funding goal with 28 days left to go.
Midronome is designed to make it easy to set and sync tempo across MIDI gear, including synths, sequencers, drum machines, digital audio workstations and effects pedals. It also has two CV/Analog outputs for modular gear, which can be used as a DIN (sync24) clock output for vintage gear.
The first Midronome Kickstarter, launched earlier this year, failed to meet its funding goal. Since then, the developer has continued to develop the device and add features.
Here’s what’s new since the original Kickstarter project:
- MIDI Clock over USB
- Firmware upgrades over USB
- Tons of future features coming post-shipping (clock shifting, tempo presets, nudging, etc.)
- An open module interface
“The big one is the future-proofness of the device,” says Midronome founder Simon Lasnier, “with an upgradable firmware and an open module interface, which in my opinion is an amazing addition to the device.”
- Keep all of your MIDI devices in sync, with the power of “the most precise MIDI clock on the market”
- 50,000 times more accurate than a computer-based clock
- 1000 times more accurate than most synth-based clocks
- Keep your band in tempo with the metronome click, and if you don’t like the classic beep sound, you can choose from the selection of 60 different clicks sounds
- 9 volume levels
- If you need to know where the beat is, the Midronome will show it to you with an LED next to its display. Green for the first beat in the bar, red for others.
- All settings are saved automatically, and the current tempo is saved every 10 seconds.
Pricing and Availability
Midronome production is being funded via a Kickstarter project and is available to project backers for about $145 USD.
Note that crowdfunded projects can involve risk, which is documented as part of the project.