Disaster Area Designs Micro Clock
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The Disaster Area micro.clock is an intelligent tap tempo and clock source for your pedalboard. Synchronize two tap-tempo compatible pedals plus control one additional device with tap tempo, MIDI, or control voltage.
The micro.clock leverages our advanced SMARTClock technology in a tiny package – just 3.6″ x 1.5″ x 1.6″ (93 x 38 x 42mm.)
Tap the footswitch to set the master clock tempo. The micro.clock will then send taps to your devices to lock them in to your music.
Selectable subdivisions let you tap in quarter-notes and set your devices to dotted-eighths, eight-notes, or triplets!
Tap the knob to view or change the subdivisions or output settings for each output, then hold the knob to save the current settings to a preset.
Hold the footswitch down to advance to the next preset. You can even set the number of accessible presets so that you only use what you need.
Each tempo preset allows you to specify a tempo in BPM or milliseconds, as well as subdivisions or toggle settings for each of the three outputs. You can also set the micro.clock to send a MIDI Program Change to an external MIDI device.
Have a pedal that needs an odd or unusual configuration for tempo control? The micro.clock works with devices that accept a normally-open or normally-closed footswitch, and can even send 0-3.3V control voltage that works with pedals with expression control of delay / tempo. Check with your pedal builder for details on their expression options!
- Blue LED display shows tempo in Beats Per Minute or milliseconds.
- Two (2) isolated optical relay powered Tempo Outputs or Function Switch Outputs.
- One MultiJack connectors can function as Tempo Outputs, Function Switch Outputs, Control Voltage Output (0-3.3V,) Footswitch Inputs, or MIDI Outputs.
- MIDI Clock output synchronizes a connected MIDI device
- Multi-Jack functions as tap tempo input, Control Voltage Output, third Tempo Output, or additional MIDI output (requires adaptor cables.)
- Internal DIP switches to customize each output.
- Tap Tempo mode with selectable tap subdivisions for each output.
- Up to 99 user-accessible presets.
- Receives external MIDI clock from a computer or other device, Tempo Outputs sync to incoming clock.
- Sends tap signals and clock from 30-240 beats per minute.
- Available subdivisions include Quarter, Dotted Eighth, Quarter Triplet, and Eighth Notes
- Runs on standard 9V power, 60mA minimum.
Compatibility – Tap Outputs
The SMARTClock Gen3 is compatible with virtually every pedal or effects unit equipped with a remote tap tempo input jack. In toggle mode, the SMARTClock outputs can work as a “fixed expression” control with many devices. Please note that some devices may require the use of a TRS / stereo cable or to have the SMARTClock’s pull-up resistors enabled for certain functions.
Alexander – Tap: History Lesson, Super Radical, Oblivion, Radical Delay ][+, Chesapeake, Equilibrium DLX
Alexander – *Favorite: Super Radical, Oblivion, Radical Delay ][+, History Lesson, F.13 Neo, Syntax Error
BOSS – Tap DD-500, RV-500, MD-500, SY-300, DD-5, DD-7, DD-20, PH-3, AW-3 (requires connected output set to normally closed.)
Catalinbread – Semaphore, Belle Epoch Deluxe (uses Control Voltage mode)
Chase Bliss – Tap All pedals except Brothers
Chase Bliss – Favorite All pedals
Cusack – Tap-A-Whirl, Tap-A-Delay, Tap-A-Phase, Tap-A-Scream, more. (requires 1/4″ to RCA cable)
Disaster Area – Gen2 (DMC-3XL, DMC-4, DMC-6D, DMC-8D, DMC-7, DMC-6L, DPC-5) and Gen3 (DMC-3XL, DMC-4, DMC-6, DMC-8, DPC-5, NNB)
Electro-Harmonix – Tap: Deluxe Memory Man with Tap 1100 / 550, Super Pulsar
Electro-Harmonix – Expression: HOG2, Pitch Fork, Cock Fight, more
Eventide – H9, Timefactor, Modfactor, Pitchfactor, Space
JHS – Panther, Panther Cub, Emperor, Unicorn, Pink Panther
Line 6 – *Favorite / Expression: AM-4, DL-4, DM-4, MM-4, M5, M9, M13. Not compatible for tap tempo with Line 6.
Matthews Effects – Conductor
MXR – Echoplex Delay, Carbon Copy Deluxe
Strymon – Tap: Timeline, Mobius, BigSky, Flint*, Deco*, Dig*
Strymon – *Favorite: Brigadier, Deco, DIG, El Capistan, Flint, Lex, Riverside, Sunset
Walrus Audio – Tap: Bellwether, ARP-87
Walrus Audio – *Favorite: Vanguard, Descent (use expression pedal input)
*Most pedals require TRS cable and pull-up resistor enabled for favorite or expression control. Some Strymon products require TRS cable and pull-up resistor for tap tempo.
Compatibility – MIDI Clock
Alexander – Oblivion, Super Radical, Quadrant
Boss – DD-500, SL-20 Slicer
Chase Bliss – All pedals except Brothers
Eventide – H9, Timefactor, Modfactor, Pitchfactor, Space
Electro-Harmonix – 8-Step Program
Line 6 – M5, M9, M13, more
Meris – OttoBit Jr., Polymoon
Moog – MF-104M Delay, MF-104MSD Super Delay, MF-105M MIDI MurF, MF-108M Cluster Flux
Pigtronix – Echolution 2 (including Deluxe and Filter / Filter Pro,) Infinity
Source Audio – Orbital, Manta, Stingray, Gemini, Lunar, Mercury (All require use of Soundblox or Neuro Hub,) Nemesis Delay, Reflex
Strymon – Timeline, Mobius, BigSky
TC Electronic – Flashback X4, Alter Ego X4, Flashback Triple Delay, Ditto X4
Z-Vex – Super Seek-Trem, Super Ringtone, Super Seek-Wah
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If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP.
Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP!
This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment.
Just treat it nice and all will be good!
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Items returned in undesired condition (scratched,chipped, etc) will be subject to a restocking charge of up to 30%. Modded items will not be refunded!
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