The CLOCK button is used to set the clock input and output functions of the MMT-8. Pressing and holding CLOCK button allows access to the CLOCK pages. The first page is used to select the clocking source, and will display one of the following choices:
By using the keypad or +/- buttons, one of the three clocking sources can be selected. The default setting is MIDI & INTERNAL (1), with the other choices being INTERNAL ONLY (2) and TAPE SYNC (3). The page up and page down buttons can be used to scroll through the next two clock pages:
The +/- buttons can be used to turn each function on or off, respectively. The default setting is MIDI & INTERNAL clock source, MIDI CLOCK OUT ON, and AUTO START ON. There is no TAPE SYNC out switch, since this function is always active. The MMT-8 does not need to turn on or off its internal clock, since it intelligently determines what clock to use when necessary. A functional description of the clocking possibilities are shown in the table below:
Clock Auto Press Receive Receive Source Start Play Midi Start Tape Sync ------------------------------------------------------ MIDI & INTERNAL OFF 2 6 1 MIDI & INTERNAL ON 2 6 1 INTERNAL ONLY OFF 2 1 1 INTERNAL ON 2 2 1 TAPE SYNC OFF 3 1 4 TAPE SYNC ON 3 1 5
If tape sync and auto start are on and a part or song is playing, it will stop playing automatically if the tape sync signal is interrupted for more that 1 second. If auto start is not on, the MMT-8 will wait in play for more sync pulses.
The CLICK button is used to set the rhythmic value that the metronome will have. Holding the CLICK button results in the following display:
The 10 click value choices are 1/2, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/16, 1/24, 1/32, 1/48, 1/64. The +/- buttons or the keypad can be used to scroll through the choices. The keypad buttons 0-9 can also be used to select the click value directly, with 0=1/2 and 9=1/64. Additional click pages can be accessed with the page up and page down buttons. Pressing the page up button once moves the cursor to the RECORD CLICK function, as follows:
This function determines whether or not the metronome will click while in record mode. The default setting is ON, but it can be changed with the +/- buttons. The next page has two more click parameters which are accessed with the page up and page down buttons. They display as follows:
The top function determines whether or not the metronome will click while in PLAY mode. The +/- buttons can be used to change the function on or off, respectively. The default setting is PLAY CLICK OFF. The last function determines the number of clicks that will be counted down when entering record. It can be set from 0 (OFF) to 99. The default is 4.