Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere, but a searched revealed nothing. So here goes:
Hi there, analogue sync can be a bit variable, each device deals with it in a different way depending on the shape (i.e. how “square” the pulses are) or strength (i.e. the voltage) of the clicks. This can mean that some devices recognise the impulses as clock signals while others don’t. Having said that, it is surprising that Moog don’t have the same converters etc for the Mother32 and DFAM.
To @ghostly606’s point, what happens if you turn the volume of the OP-1 all the way up? Does it start to sync? (I actually don’t know whether the sync output mode on the OP-1 varies with volume - could easily test with headphones if you start with them off your head)
Thanks for the replies, guys.
Yep, I’ve cranked it up and you can tell it’s noticing, cause it starts to glitch and jitter. But there’s no consistent signal.
I’m not all that surprised, though. The Mother’s designed to be all kinds of things in a rig, with a fairly complex setup mode and elaborate sequencer. The DFAM got nothing like that going for it, it’s really a more Shut Up And Play piece of kit
So if this sounds like generally normal behaviour for modular gear, then it kind of makes sense.
Does the glitching result in multiple steps being triggered at once? Because if you are familiar with the BoJack Horseman theme song, that is a Jupiter 8 being triggered by a click track and not a CV pulse. It results in multiple triggers of the clock on the Jup8 because a sound wave has multiple zero crossings, where a pulse is only one.
OP1 pulses are also very low for sync signals, just like the POs. i think around 1V.
Yep, that works. And since I got the DFAM, I’m using it with the Mother all the time anyway, so I’ve spent an hour now setting this up. It works really nice. OP-1 into Mother, and from the Mother into the DFAM. If the Moog sequencers are ready and waiting, they start on cue as I record to tape, which gives me perfectly timed loops straight from sync. Awesome.
Thanks for all your help, guys