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Bastl Solve Audio Sync Issue Between Analog Hardware Synths & Software DAWs With $49 KLIK
Rounik Sethi on Sat, January 28th | 1 comments
One of the trickiest aspects of using analog synths is syncing them with your favorite DAW software. Bastl Instruments seeks to put an end to these sync issues with KLIK, an innovative solution.

Bastl Instruments keep coming out with interesting machines and devices. Of course there's their eurorack modules, small noise machines like bitRanger and Kastle, and now this very useful KLIK device. KLIK makes it incredibly easy and accurate to sync the audio signal from your hardware analog and modular hardware synths with your DAW. It converts audio output levels from an audio interface into pulse waves and has deep integration with Ableton Live and Bitwig Studio.

Here to tell you more is Vaclav from Bastl Instruments:

KILK is a synchronisation device that enables the user to make rock solid analog sync signals from their computer and hardware synths. The KLIK revives the old-school sync technique of using audio tracks for synchronisation purposes. Record your synths exactly on the grid into your DAW while compensating for the latency of your sound card. Jam between your computer and your HW in a really tight sync and add groove to your clock. 

We have collaborated with Bitwig and Irrupt Audio to make the KLIK as powerful and easy to use as possible and presented this collaboration for the first time at NAMM 2017. The new version of Bitwig (2.0) adds a HW CLOCK device which we collaborated on to use with the KLIK! 

Please note that the KLIK is designed to only transmit clock / trigger information. Its output is either low or high 0 or 5V. It doesn't output continuous CV signals. 

FEATURES

  • Mini USB B Power 5V (overvoltage / overcurrent / polarity protected)
  • TRS 3.5mm stereo line level input
  • 2 x TR 3.5mm mono outputs
  • 0 or 5V trigger gate outputs
  • all jacks are overvoltage / polarity protected
  • Manual button gate for R / Reset channel
  • Led indication per channel
  • Current draw <10mA
  • Size 44 x 44 mm
Bastl Instruments KLIK

DAW INTEGRATION

BITWIG – 2.0 and further has built in HW CLOCK device that we collaborated on and which is meant to be interfaced with the KLIK.

Ableton 

  • There is simple method of sending pulses from a drummachine see downloads.
  • I am sure someone will make max for live object for this which will be even better – already talking to somebody about that

Cubase,Logic,ProTools etc.  - not tested yet – similar method to Ableton should work (download the Ableton project to get the sync samples).

For more information go to the product page: http://www.bastl-instruments.com/instruments/klik/

Pricing and Availability 

Price is 49 eur / 49 USD excluding tax (approx 59 eur including tax)
The KLIK is available for preorder NOW at Noise.kitchen and first units will start shipping in March 2017

Web: http://noise.kitchen/shop/accesories/klik-preorder-ships-in-march/

 

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  • Zia Fab
    OMG it's so wonderful to read this! I really hope this works, thanks and keep going guys....
    • 2 years ago
    • By: Zia Fab
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