TD-8: Synchronization

Tags: midi,slave,clock,td-8,timing
The sequencer in the TD-8 can be synchronized to an external device that transmits MIDI clock - i.e. a Sequencer or Recorder. Use the following steps to set the TD-8 to external sync:

1. With a MIDI cable, connect the MIDI OUT of the external MIDI device to the MIDI IN of the TD-8.

2. Press SETUP.

3. Press F2 (MIDI).

4. Press F1 (GLOBAL).

5. Press the DOWN CURSOR button to select "SYNC MODE."

6. Turn the VALUE dial to select "EXT."
Note: When set to "EXT," the TD-8 functions as a slave device and the song selected will play only when receiving a "MIDI Clock" message. The external MIDI device determines the tempo and the TD-8 will follow in "sync" when you start or stop the external unit.

7. Press PATTERN or SONG to return to Pattern Play or Song Play Mode.