ACME-4 Advanced Clock Management Engine

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the ultimate in musical clock generation & manipulation

- The only device we know of to generate a MIDI master clock that is 100% jitter-free
- Derives a highly accurate MIDI clock from any audio recording system
- Analog 16th-note triggers can also be used as clock source
- Generates 4 separate clock streams
- Each clock stream has its individual MIDI output. 2 streams also generate 24-ppq signals (“Roland sync”), while the other 2 provide clock and reset signals for analog sequencers and arpeggiators.
- Each clock stream can be time-shifted in relation to the master clock, in extremely small increments as well as in 16th-note steps. The fine shift, too, follows tempo changes.
- In addition a constant fine offset can be set for each clock stream to allow compensation of technical latencies.
- Each clock stream can be set to double or half tempo, and can be turned on and off without loosing synchronicity.
- A swing or shuffle factor can be set individually for each clock stream. The swing pattern can be the same for all 4 streams, or it can be a different one for each. A software editor for these patterns is included.
- All functions have dedicated controls, so they can be "played" without staring at a display and poking around in submenus. Calibrated center clicks on all pots allow instant nulling.
- Complete settings of all controls can be stored and recalled. All parameters can be remote controlled via MIDI.
- Like all SND products, the ACME-4 has been designed with great attention to detail. The 32-bit risc-processor ensures lightning-fast reaction. High-grade components (gold-plated jacks, switches, and push-buttons, sealed Alps potentiometers etc.) and a rugged metal casing ensure decades of reliable operation.
- Size: 217 mm (width) x 160 mm (depth) x 68 mm (height), powered by USB or external supply


Price: € 840,- + VAT & freight, 5 year warranty

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For more detailed informationen please refer to the user manual

PlugIns and editor software can be found here