The Bastl KLIK is a synchronisation device that enables you to make analog, rock solid sync signals from your computer and hardware synths. The KLIK revives the old-school sync technique of using an audio track for synchronisation purposes by converting audio line level (or headphone) output signals from any sound card and making perfect synchronisation pulses in the modular level. This allows you to record your modular and other HW synths in exact sync with your DAW timecode, and also means you can add groove to your modular clock!
KLIK converts two signals (left and right input) – typically clock and reset signal. The reset signal also has a button which you can use to re-sync your HW or use for sending manual gate signals. You can send rhythmical triggers thru the KLIK as well. With KLIK you can use any channel of your soundcard or repurpose the unused headphone jack on your macbook by creating an aggregate device. You could even use an old mp3 player as a stable clock source with presets!
As an added bonus if you run any audio signal through the KLIK you can use it as a harsh bitcrushing effect!
Note: this device is designed to only transmit clock / trigger / gate information. Its output is either low or high (0 or 5V.) It doesn’t output continuous CV signals.
- 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
- Full Kit includes USB Cable & Stereo Minijack Cable
BITWIG – 2.0 and further has built in HW CLOCK device that Bastl Instruments collaborated on and which is meant to be interfaced with the KLIK.
Ableton – There is simple method of sending pulses from a drum machine, download this Ableton project to get the sync samples – Ableton Project
Cubase, Logic, ProTools etc. – not tested yet – similar method to Ableton should work