The TR-8 automatically syncs to incoming Clock signals. It can accept clock signals from the MIDI IN port, and the USB port. Most modern DAW's are capable of sending outgoing clock messages in order to sync outboard gear.
Syncing to Ableton
(If TR-8 is connected via USB)
- Open "Preferences"
- Open the "MIDI SYNC" tab
- Change the OUTPUT: TR-8 SYNC option to ON.
Clock messages will now be output from Ableton into your TR-8.
If the TR-8 is connected via MIDI to an interface, simply turn the corresponding SYNC output ON in the same section.